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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.
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.

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