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What I Know, contracts, meeting contracts, contract challenges

The Biggest Contract Challenge I’ve Come Across Is…

Planners share their most challenging experiences with contracts.
live streaming, livestreaming, Periscope, Facebook Live, Millennials, Millennial Mindset

Why You Should Care that Millennials Are Live Streaming

Live streaming has taken off in recent years, especially among millennials.
trust, building trust, TED Talk, Inspiration Hub

How Building Trust Means Better Meetings

Good leaders work to build trust among their employees—but it’s a feeling that can’t be initiated overnight.

When Working With Suppliers, I Wish…

Meeting planners share their wishes for working with suppliers.
security, planning abroad, Shakedown, global security, global meetings, security risk

How to Ensure Security for Meetings Abroad

Kevin Iwamoto continues the security conversation and provides insight into what planners should be preparing for when organizing meetings abroad.
peanuts, food allergies, Expect Diversity, allergies, dietary restrictions, food and beverage, F&B

How to Prepare F&B Menus for Attendees With Food Allergies

Here are five important tips on how to prepare F&B menus for attendees with food allergies.
meeting tips, What I Know, pet peeves, meeting planning

My Biggest Meeting Planning Pet Peeve Is…

Meeting planners share their individual pet peeves from the job.
Millennial Mindset, success, defining success, happiness, work-life balance

How Millennials Define Success—And How You Can, Too

Here are three key things that millennials report make them feel truly successful in today’s modern workforce.
yoga, mindfulness, wellness, Inspiration Hub, sophrology

Will Sophrology Takeover the Mindful Meetings Trend?

Sophrology combines yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Japanese Zen, hypnosis, psychology and neurology with a more dynamic approach to stress relief.
Airbnb for Events, Airbnb, The Shakedown, technology, event management

Questions Answered on the New Airbnb for Events Tool

In this Shakedown, we speak with Ashwin Krishnan, partnerships and business development for Airbnb, about the new Airbnb for Events tool.
Juice Well, Daybreaker, sober attendees, Expect Diversity, sobriety

How to Accommodate the Non-Drinkers in Your Group

Let’s be honest: The meetings and events industry often comes with a serious dose of imbibing, but what about attendees who don't drink?
group identity, Inspiration Hub, Ezra Klein, identity politics, Robbers Cave

How Group Identity Can Shift the Way We Think

The psychology behind group identity reveals a very interesting take on group behavior.
postmortem, postmortem practices, postmortem strategies, event surveys, data, The Shakedown, Andrea Cannistraci, andgreat

Finding the Right Balance for Effective Postmortem Practices

Prevue speaks with Andrea Cannistraci, president and founder of andgreat, about how to find the right balance for effective postmortem practices.
What I Know, meeting trends, trends, Victoria Garlick, Brent Bushnell, Elizabeth Giron, Debra Dunier

My Favorite Meeting Trend Currently Is…

Experts weigh in on their favorite, current meeting trends.
Expect Diversity, indigenous communities, culture, meeting tips, how tos

What to Consider When Planning for Indigenous Attendees

Indigenous attendees have a wide range of customs that date back thousands of years, which is why planning meetings for them takes careful consideration.
millennials, Millennial Mindset, continuing education, learning

4 Ways to Create Continuing Education Classes that Appeal to Millennials

Here are four things to consider when creating continuing education classes that are geared towards millennials in the meetings industry.
What I Know, meetings tips, future meetings, future, Elizabeth Giron, Victoria Garlick, Brent Bushnell, Debra Duneier

I Prepare for the Future of Meetings By…

Experts weigh in on how they prepare for the future of meetings.
cryptocurrency, Inspiration Hub, finances, Bitcoin, blockchain, meeting finances

Are Cryptocurrencies the Future for Event Payments?

In recent years, hundreds of cryptocurrency startups have created their own digital coins looking to get a piece of the virtual finance pie, but will it realistically affect the meetings market anytime soon?
What I Know, meeting planning, resource, meeting tips, meeting experts

My Greatest Meeting Planning Resource is…

Experts weigh in on the resources they use to plan an event.
cognitive bias, biases, Expect Diversity, thought leadership, brain

5 Cognitive Biases That Prevent Rational Business Decisions

Because attendees are sometimes coming from all over the world, it’s safe to say they’ll have different cognitive biases that can pose a challenge to decision-making.
smartphone technology, Inspiration Hub, technology, technology addiction, humane technology, Tristan Harris

Is Humane Technology Within the Realm of Human Possibility?

Tristan Harris, a former Google “design ethicist” who recently co-founded the Center for Humane Technology, is shaking up society’s tech obsession.
Sonoma County, The Shakedown, memorable meetings, memorable events, creative meetings, andgreat, Andrea Cannistraci

How One Planner Curates Memorable Experiences for Corporate Retreats

Groups are always looking for memorable experiences, but as the meetings industry evolves, who's to say what attendees will find memorable?
What I Know, unwind, relaxation, meeting tips, meeting advice

I Unwind After an Event By…

Experts weigh in on their post-event regimens.
millennials, Millennial Mindset, millennial meeting spaces, social responsibility

What Defines a Millennial Meeting Space?

Here are five additional ways to create a millennial meeting space that will surely engage attendees of all ages.
professional women, powerful women, meeting tips, professional tips, Angela Merkel

Pave a Path to Success With 5 Tips From Powerful Business Women

And now, a few words of wisdom women-to-women from some of the most successful business women of our time.

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