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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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How EcoChi Encourages Nature-Inspired Event Design

In this Shakedown, Debra Duneier, president of EcoChi, discusses the concept and addresses why planners should be incorporating nature into their events.
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Navigating the Changing Tides of Risk Management

In this Shakedown, Greg Jenkins, partner at Bravo Productions, speaks about risk management and how policies have changed throughout his 30-year career.

How One Stanford Professor Deals With Workplace Jerks

Prevue speaks with Sutton about his experience dealing with jerks and his advice to meeting planners who have to work with ones.
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How Improv Themes Translate Back at the Office

The skills learned in improv are skills essential to any office: communication, collaboration and creativity.
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3 Valuable Lessons Gleaned from Improv Comedy Clubs

Because improv is created on the spot with others, participants learn to be present and pay attention to their partners.

Meeting Planners Could Be at the Forefront of Innovation

"The gap between truth and fiction is growing. On one hand, we're manufacturing reality, scrolling through everyone's perfect moments on Instagram or Facebook."

Is Art the New Food?

"Groups really gravitate to learning about our city’s history and heritage through the art and artists who have lived and worked here."

How to Build an Authentic, Sustainable Brand

My No. 1 piece of advice for companies looking to build a sustainable brand is to be authentic, and this requires doing work internally within the company.

Freelancers for Hire: How Shared Economy Platforms Could Influence Meetings

"There are not many sectors that won’t be impacted by the efficiencies of both sharing economy and peer-to-peer online platforms."

How the Meeting Design Institute Shakes Up Meeting Trends

"Meeting planners need to focus on how to do more meetings with less travel and out-of-the-office time."

Why Mindful Meetings Are the Next Big Thing

"Meditation experts suggest that the most ideal time to meditate is post-workout."

Stay Relevant: How to Keep Your Event from Melting

Keep your event from melting by addressing three key meeting elements: attendance, enthusiasm and exciting topics.

The Power of Swag: How to Successfully Incorporate Branding at Events

"If you’re a technology company, why give out lollipops or a tin of paper clips? Event giveaways should be relevant to both your company and your audience."

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