October 13, 2017
Dana L. Saal, CMP, CAE
Dana’s Meeting Minutes is based on the Meeting Planning Triangle©. Click here for a link.
Make arrival fun! Let attendees know you’re glad they are there and are about to have a great experience.
Make checking in simple
Every registrar must be happy, w...
September 29, 2017
Today’s attendees seek personalized meeting experiences. Just attending is considered old-fashioned and uninspiring, especially by younger audiences. “Organizers must think of thei...
September 15, 2017
Registration management is not for sissies, and I’m a sissy. I will not do it. Besides lacking patience with confused people (just click the button next to LUNCHEON TICKET), I’m no...
September 1, 2017
It’s the last day of your meeting and your participants are heading home. What is that experience like? Make sure they are saying, ‘I can’t wait until next year!’
August 18, 2017
I’m moving around my Meeting Planning Triangle (above) to the third area—Participant Experience. Yes, I’ve covered it in the Event Design area, but I will focus entirely on plannin...
August 4, 2017
There are lots of tech tools available to make our jobs easier. Once again, I’m going to let others vet those. I want to remind you of the value of a few very basic tools.
You cannot pour from an empty cup
December 29, 2017
Useful event evaluation questions
December 15, 2017
Why? Why? Why? Digging to get the right answer
December 1, 2017
I can’t eat that. Should I have told you in advance?
November 17, 2017
Tell them where to go: signage at its best
October 27, 2017