Category - Event Planning

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Mobile Phone Etiquette for Attendees and #EventProfs
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Meeting Planner Music Club – Black and Gold
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The Pickled Planner – The Buzzed Lebowski
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The Gamification of Business Travel
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The Pickled Planner – The Cosmo-No

Mobile Phone Etiquette for Attendees and #EventProfs

Obnoxious Event Planner

This is an oldie that seems to be making its way back around the internet, kinda like Haley’s Comet, platform shoes, Capri pants, and disco…but the information is useful not only for meeting and event planners but for our attendees as well. We all know that there is nothing worse than going to restaurant, a party, or another part of the world and being “that guy”. You know, the one that makes an entire room giggle or gasp. Read More

Meeting Planner Music Club – Black and Gold

 

Meeting Planner Music

Wow. Months. It has been months since we have had a Meeting Planner Music Club entry. Shocking…

I wanted to get back to it with something catchy and just a little funky that will stick in your head as you walk out the door to whatever adventure awaits you, wherever you are in the world. Read More

The Pickled Planner – The Buzzed Lebowski

 

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Image – Deposit Photos

Welcome the weekend people.

We meeting and event planners use the term “weekend” pretty loosely. I know that you might be setting up a meeting in Montreal, a Conference in Cancun, or an Incentive in Ibiza, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few hours on a Friday to chill out, throw on some tunes, and take a minute for yourself… really, you can… Unless of course you can’t. Then I totally get it…

The Drink

  • What: “The Buzzed Lebowski” a take on the classic White Russian
  • From: The Meatball Shop

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Grady’s Cold Brew (Grady’s Cold Brew is an iced coffee concentrate, there are other brands out there including Trader Joe’s – but Grady’s is the best)
  • ¾ oz. Kahlua
  • ¾ oz. cream
  • Espresso beans for garnish

Directions

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain over one large cube in a rocks glass. Yes, if you don’t have one large cube, you can use good-ol-regular ice but why not be trendy, you can grab the King Cube ice tray on Amazon for less than $10.00. Garnish with espresso beans.

Thanks to the Meatball Shop for dreaming this up and to Grady’s Cold Brew  for just being awesome.

The Meatball Shop

The Meatball Shop is a fast casual restaurant specializing in meatballs with 5 locations in New York City and yes o-wise-meeting-peeps, The Meatball Shop does have space for a private event at the Chelsea location, so check em out when you get a chance.

 

The Pickled Planner

The Pickled Planner is a weekly feature of PlannerWire that has two things. A drink recipe and links to awesome and unique meeting or event venues and destinations. Technically, we think that you could write off the drinks but check with your accountant first.

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

Image - Deposit Photos

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

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