You’ve seen all those glorious, smiling photos on Facebook and Instagram of couples or groups at exotic, faraway locations. On cruise ships, slopeside at Aspen or Vail, surfing in Belize, street-dining in Viet Nam. Do you wonder how so many of your friends get to
The times, they are a changin’ … and they are a changin’ faster than ever. The traditional construct of corporate meetings and events is experiencing a technology- and audience-driven culture shift that will be fun to watch – and adopt -- as 2018 marches on.
Step aside, George Jetson, and make way for tomorrow … today. All eyes were on Las Vegas two weeks ago and the 50th annual Consumer Electronics Show with its 184,000 industry techno-wizards, gadget guys, and various and sundry other intelligent nerds and geeks gathered to
With the U.S. economy on an upswing and corporate tax breaks a reality, companies across America are expected to take an even more robust approach to meetings and events in 2018. This is welcome news versus a few short years ago when the M&E industry
TagsIs 2018 the year you take an SMMP approach to your meetings and events?
It’s a new year, likely with a new budget, and new goals and objectives for a successful 2018. And that includes all those meetings and events that are sprinkled throughout your new calendar. But before you begin working on your next event, ask yourself if
Tags‘Tis the season to… Chill. Here’s your chance!
Hanukah began yesterday and we’re less than two weeks from Christmas Day. Yikes! Instincts tell us to hit the panic button, update the To Do List, plan the menu, get those cards in the mail before it’s too late, and, and, and, and … And
I was chatting with a buddy the other day and he told how he’d recently come back in town and, when he walked into his master closet, a 6’ run of wire shelving had pulled away from wall, leaving a pile of previously ironed shirts,
TagsAt Thanksgiving, gratitude begins at home and extends to our work life
We’re just over a week away from our annual Thanksgiving Day gatherings when friends and families across America assemble for a few hours or a few days and (hopefully) put politics, protests, and pressures aside in favor of time spent among those we cherish
Tags5 “smart” tips CEOs say make them more productive
According to Hamburg, Germany-based statista.com, a leading online portal for data, statistics, market research and biz-intel, there were five million downloadable apps available from the top-two providers as of this past March. Android apps lead the way with 2.8 million while Apple offers 2.2 million.
TagsTEDxPeachtree Gives Stage to Mind-Expanding Speakers
Earlier this month, my colleague Julie Thompson-Whelan and I attended TEDxPeachtree (TED is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design), an all-day showcase of some of Georgia’s most innovative thinkers and doers who’ve mastered the art of translating ideas, thoughts and words into action; all