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CHAPTER SPEAKS "WHAT UNKNOWN ONLINE TOOLS AND APPS TO HELP YOU ON THE JOB?" "I always recommend IrfanView. A small, free program that lets you do basic graphic manipulation (cropping photos, saving to a smaller file size, saving to jpg, etc.)" - Micki Lubek, CMP, Event Planner, Communications Professional and Inspirational Speaker "For those who have not discovered Doodle Poll, they do not know what they are missing. When trying to get a group or committee to agree on an available date to meet, Doodle Poll allows you to easily ask group members multiple times and dates to meet and let you know which is most popular." - Mariella Irivarren, B.A., CMP, Manager, Event-Based Marketing "I am a big fan of Songza. It is a free app that has great playlists. It's perfect for music to play during breaks and meals. It has so much variety that there is a playlist to suit every client's taste." - Tammy Bradley, Account Executive, Center Stage AV "I have been using Evernote for a couple of months now, and I cannot ask for a better app to help me sync the progress of my projects both on desktop and on all my mobile devices! " - Paola Silk, Tourism and Meetings Specialist "I love Basecamp for managing projects in my business and you can give access to clients for certain files. We also use it for MPI Toronto chapter committees." "I love using the Expensify app! It allows me to expense things on the road, anytime, anywhere and syncs with the web version of the app. The SmartScan feature lets me snap a picture of my receipt and automatically imports the receipt info into the right fields. I can tag my receipts to different events and categorize them into groups like travel, meals, supplies, etc." - Courtney Stanley, Strategic Partnership Manager at EventMobi "Hyatt utilizes Social Tables for floor plans, and I find it very helpful for my clients." - Darryl Nielsen, Group Sales Manager, Hyatt Regency Toronto on King "I use Pinterest for food and beverage tips, tricks and ideas! It is a great place to quickly check out unique food displays for receptions and keeps me updated on current food trends." - Lindsey Press, Manager, Event-Based Marketing "I visit the CIC (Convention Industry Council) website periodically and use the templates and workbooks they developed in their APEX section. I receive positive feedback from my hotel partners when I share details in those formats." - Micki Lubek, CMP, Event Planner, Communications Professional and Inspirational Speaker - Nikki Sayers, President, Nikki Sayers Events "I have seen a big movement towards customized and secure mobile apps for our events. Clients love the customization and security, and it is a great way to share program information and facilitate attendee interaction." - Arianna McLaughlin, Events Specialist 16 * ME ETING | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 "Planning Pod is great for event management companies for keeping track of projects, track of invoices, and following up with clients." - Nikki Sayers, President, Nikki Sayers Events

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
Discovering Toronto’s Best Kept Secrets – A Venue Guide
Entertainment Trend Forecast 2015
Inside the Chapter: MPI Toronto’s Hidden Gems
Canada’s Hidden Gems: Ready to Welcome and Delight Groups of All Sizes
Hiding in Plain Sight: The New Niagara
Secrets for Effective Negotiation and Getting What You Want
Chapter Speaks
Attendee Engagement – Try Something New!
The Rise of Restaurant-Inspired Events
Destination Winnipeg
Advertisers’ Index &

Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015