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attendee engagement, mindfulness, laughter, edutainment, Duolingo, Freeman

How Laughter, Mindfulness & Edutainment Engage Attendees

Here's how meeting planners can use laughter, mindfulness and edutainment to build more attendee loyalty and interaction at events.
negotiation, negotiation tips; gender inequality, gender gap, equal pay

How Women Can Negotiate Their Way to Equal Pay

Exactly why do women get paid less than men, and what ways can they negotiate their way to equal pay?
Millennial Mindset, Millennial 20/20, FUTR Summit, millennials, CSR

Millennial Insight From the Event Dedicated to Understanding Them

Here’s some insight from the two FUTR Summit events that could be helpful when trying to engage the millennial generation at events.
female execs, The Shakedown, gender equality, diversity, leadership, female leadership

Expert Advice on Fast-Tracking Women in Leadership Roles

In this Shakedown, Professor M.S. Rao discusses strategies for women to get into leadership roles and how corporations can better advocate for gender equality in the workplace.
Burning Man, Inspiration Hub, inspiring meetings, creativity, experiential events

How Burning Man Redefines Curiosity & Engagement

Burning Man is arguably one of the most experiential events put on in the world—and planners should take note of why it gets such a big hype.
What I Know, meeting tips, natural disasters, meeting contracts

I Prepare for Natural Disasters in My Contracts By…

Meeting planners weigh in on how they prepare for natural disasters ahead of time.

How to Help Introverts Find Their Networking Voice

Sandja Brügmann, founder and CEO of The Passion Institute, shares tips and icebreakers that can bridge the gap between introverts and extroverts.
What I Know, social issue, meeting planning, strikes, hurricanes

The Social Issue Currently Impacting My Planning Process Is…

Meeting planners share the social issues currently having the biggest impact on their meeting planning processes.
user-generated content, influencer marketing, millennials, Millennial Mindset, social media, social media marketing

Take Advantage of User-Generated Content at Your Event

Here are four ways to use user-generated content effectively for your next event.
Inspiration Hub, TED Talk, pressure, overcoming pressure, meeting tips

The Pressure Test: How to Avoid Choking Under Stress

For Type A meeting planners who are choking under pressure or are afraid to make mistakes, you might be interested to know that there’s a name for that.
The Shakedown, global risk, global meetings, international meetings, risk mitigation

Strategies for Navigating Global Risk Management

In this Shakedown, Theresa M. Thomas, SVP for Powered by iJet, offers her expertise on preparing for global risk management.
Expect Diversity, introverts, networking

Overcoming the Challenges Introverts Face at Networking Events

The first challenge that an introvert faces during networking events is a feeling of dread to even get out the door and attend an event with a lot of people.
contract negotiation, Cheryl Payne, Shakedown, meeting contracts,

Navigating the Ups & Downs of Contract Negotiation

In this Shakedown, one meeting planners shares some of her advice on how to accommodate today’s ever-evolving world of contracts.
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.

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