All posts by Derek Reveron

Planners Taking Steps to Bring in Speakers With Different Perspectives and Viewpoints

Association programs, speakers, panelists and breakout facilitators still tend to be mostly white, even as the racial and ethnic diversity of attendees increases.

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Planners Taking Steps to Bring in Speakers With Different Perspectives and Viewpoints

Association programs, speakers, panelists and breakout facilitators still tend to be mostly white, even as the racial and ethnic diversity of attendees increases.

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Everyone involved in planning and attending a meeting benefits from memorable service that wows attendees.

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Everyone involved in planning and attending a meeting benefits from memorable service that wows attendees.

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Larger Ships Now Come With Flexible Meeting Spaces and a Boatload of Unique Experiences

Planners now have everything they need for successful meetings at sea because cruise ship companies are building larger vessels with bigger and more flexible event, conference and breakout spaces.

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Larger Ships Now Come With Flexible Meeting Spaces and a Boatload of Unique Experiences

Planners now have everything they need for successful meetings at sea because cruise ship companies are building larger vessels with bigger and more flexible event, conference and breakout spaces.

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Energize Attendees by Incorporating Exercise and Activities at Meetings

Meeting fatigue is common among attendees who sit too long and too often, especially during lengthy and tightly scheduled programs. More attendees are requesting physical activities ranging from stretching and yoga breaks to exercise classes and fitness-related teambuilding activities.

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Energize Attendees by Incorporating Exercise and Activities at Meetings

Meeting fatigue is common among attendees who sit too long and too often, especially during lengthy and tightly scheduled programs. More attendees are requesting physical activities ranging from stretching and yoga breaks to exercise classes and fitness-related teambuilding activities.

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The Right Technology Tools for End-to-End Event Engagement

As planners face increasing pressure from association stakeholders and attendees to provide memorable experiences on limited budgets, they’re turning to engagement technology to achieve those goals.

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The Right Technology Tools for End-to-End Event Engagement

As planners face increasing pressure from association stakeholders and attendees to provide memorable experiences on limited budgets, they’re turning to engagement technology to achieve those goals.

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While Planners Are Drawn to New Orleans, Other Louisiana Cities Also Have Lots to Offer

Small and large groups that repeatedly return to the Crescent City have a different kind of good time every time. That’s because New Orleans has everything planners need.

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While Planners Are Drawn to New Orleans, Other Louisiana Cities Also Have Lots to Offer

Small and large groups that repeatedly return to the Crescent City have a different kind of good time every time. That’s because New Orleans has everything planners need.

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Comprehensive Crisis Management Plans Are Needed Now More Than Ever

The need for a comprehensive crisis management plan is greater than ever. Planners must be prepared for a wide variety of safety and security threats ranging from fights between attendees and tablecloth fires to natural disasters and bomb threats.

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Comprehensive Crisis Management Plans Are Needed Now More Than Ever

The need for a comprehensive crisis management plan is greater than ever. Planners must be prepared for a wide variety of safety and security threats ranging from fights between attendees and tablecloth fires to natural disasters and bomb threats.

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Careful Calculating and Negotiating Can Help Planners Achieve Event Goals

Planning event budgets can be challenging. However, the more planners know about formulating, tracking and managing budgets, the more they can stretch spending.

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Careful Calculating and Negotiating Can Help Planners Achieve Event Goals

Planning event budgets can be challenging. However, the more planners know about formulating, tracking and managing budgets, the more they can stretch spending.

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Planners Can Bargain if They Know the Value of Their Business and Show Flexibility

To get the best deals, planners must raise their negotiating game by thinking like sales managers, knowing the value of their business and being more flexible with dates, rates, meeting space and other logistics.

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Planners Can Bargain if They Know the Value of Their Business and Show Flexibility

To get the best deals, planners must raise their negotiating game by thinking like sales managers, knowing the value of their business and being more flexible with dates, rates, meeting space and other logistics.

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Their Assistance and Availability Helps Planners Succeed

Suppose a planner arranges for a group to drive between several restaurants for a dine-around. The planner checks a map to estimate the travel times based on the shortest routes between restaurants.

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Their Assistance and Availability Helps Planners Succeed

Suppose a planner arranges for a group to drive between several restaurants for a dine-around. The planner checks a map to estimate the travel times based on the shortest routes between restaurants.

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