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The Gamification of Business Travel
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The Pickled Planner – The Cosmo-No
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What is Trending for #eventprofs
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Cool Tools for Meeting Planners – Google Drive gets an Update
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Visualize the Visuals with Eventstagram

The Gamification of Business Travel

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Image: GraphicStock

As a meeting planner I am always amazed at how many of my client’s employees book business travel outside of their corporate system. There are many reasons why they don’t. They get better deals elsewhere, they want the miles, they want better times, they like thinking that they are better at travel than anyone else… the list goes on and on. Everyone has a story, everyone has an excuse.

When people color outside of the lines, the meeting and event planner is the one to feel the pain because now we are chasing data we need for our program to be successful, especially when that program requires the event be responsible for the attendee from end to end. We are now hunting for  airline info, arrival info, departure info, and in some extreme cases, even hotel stay info. Crazy? Yes. Happens often? More often than you would think.

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The Pickled Planner – The Cosmo-No

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Image – Deposit Photos

Welcome the weekend people.

The term “weekend” can be a joke for many of us meeting and event planner types. You might be setting up a conference in Columbus, a meeting in LA, or an incentive in Costa Rica but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few hours on a Friday afternoon to chill out, throw on some tunes, and take a minute for yourself… really, you can… Unless of course you can’t. Then we totally get it… but you can still have a drink or two. Read More

What is Trending for #eventprofs

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Image: GraphicStock

I love it when someone builds something just because it needs building.

Yousef El-DardiryFounder of TweetBeam, needed a way for his team to see what was trending across the EventProfs community so he created a tool and hosted it at EventProfs.co 

This new tool allows his team to use what is hot on Twitter to keep tabs on the events industry and react to it in real time. Rather than keep it all to themselves, Yousef thought it would be a good idea to add some features, jazz it up and let it out in the wild for meeting planners and event professionals to use.  Read More

Cool Tools for Meeting Planners – Google Drive gets an Update

Google Drive has always been a great tool for meeting planners and event pros that want to share files and collaborate on documents but it has always felt a little clunky (very un-Google like)… until now.

Visualize the Visuals with Eventstagram

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Image: DepositPhotos

Visualize your visuals man… Sounds like something Jeff Lebowski and Tommy Chong would be talking about after a long night of hanging out together but this post isn’t about the amazing Maui Wowie we are slipping into our morning coffee. What we are talking about is taking social media from the internet to your real world event and turning something virtual into something that can have real impact on the attendee experience and how your attendees perceive their surroundings. Read More

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