PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 8

FEATURE

Planners Speak!
WHICH ELEMENT, PRODUCT, ITEM OR LITTLE
DETAIL HAVE YOU INCORPORATED THAT HAS
IMPACTED THE SUCCESS OF YOUR MEETINGS?
This sounds basic, but incorporate
a review of the previous year's
feedback into your planning
process. I have not produced the
same annual meeting for my
association twice. Also, don't
underestimate the importance of
having a strategic plan for evolving
and enhancing your event.
Matthew Wales, American
Association of Colleges for
Teacher Education

My staple MUST
DO detail is taking the
time to create two separate,
detailed, per-minute run-sheets
per event - one specifically for the
audio visual team and one separate
for the overall event. It makes a huge
difference in producing a smooth
event for everyone.
Jeannette Wagner, CMP, CGMP,
J. WAGNER Event Design

Offering more protein at
breakfast, an audio recording of
all sessions, and live streaming
of one session per time slot for
those unable to attend in person.
Kathleen Dean, Casualty
Actuarial Society

Interactive technology to
encourage advocacy while at the
conference! We have a Hill Day in
conjunction with our conference
where attendees are asked to go
visit their representatives, but
not everyone can attend. So we
created kiosks and encouraged
individuals to tweet and/or email
their representatives. We had
400 tweets to representatives
and 700 emails sent in 1 hour!
David L. Dirks, National Alliance
to End Homelessness

We have
started using the
Guidebook App, which
our members are raving
about so much we got rid of
our hard copy program book for
our annual meetings.
Cheryl Jamall, American
Boiler Manufacturers
Association

We started offering the option to reserve appointment
tables that used to be first-come, first-served about
13 years ago, and since then it has become an
essential part of the conference that generates annual
revenue of over $40K per year for our association.
Jennifer Crouse, American Seed Trade Association

AllSeated.com!

Kat Chapman,
Search for Common Ground

On surveys, instead of only asking for comments (which
most people interpret as compliments), I've changed it
to comments/compliments. It's boosted morale!
Jennifer Bond, American Farm Bureau Federation

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ENGAGE SUMMER/FALL 2017 VOL. 39 NO. 2

Staging guides are my
sanity for large meetings.
I include the smallest
details (delivery times,
anticipated check in/out
times, etc.) that keeps
me on top of all the
moving parts.
Corrine Melissari, ASTHO

I create Pinterest
boards and use
them during on-site
inspections so
vendors, suppliers
and hoteliers see my
vision for the event.
Stacy Bailine, CEO


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017

Planners Speak!
Event Cancellations: When Things Don’t Go as Planned
Evening of the Stars Takes Center Stage
3 Ways to Become a Conference Wellness Superstar
Destination Spotlight: Baltimore and Toronto
President’s Message
Meetings Thought Leadership
Member Spotlight
Welcome, New Members!
Members on the Move
Index of Advertisers
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Intro
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - cover1
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - cover2
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 3
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 4
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 5
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 6
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - President’s Message
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Planners Speak!
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 9
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 10
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 11
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Event Cancellations: When Things Don’t Go as Planned
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 13
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Evening of the Stars Takes Center Stage
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 15
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Meetings Thought Leadership
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 17
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 18
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 3 Ways to Become a Conference Wellness Superstar
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 20
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Member Spotlight
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 22
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Destination Spotlight: Baltimore and Toronto
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - 24
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Members on the Move
PMPI Engage - Summer/Fall 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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