April 28, 2017
Dana L. Saal, CMP, CAE
Dana’s Meeting Minutes is based on the Meeting Planning Triangle©. Click here for a link.
The most difficult part of change can be convincing stakeholders that it’s needed. You’re working with people who see the meeting through their own filters, including long-held bel...
April 14, 2017
Dana’s Meeting Minutes is based on the Meeting Planning Triangle. Click here for a link.
Increased participation and engaged meeting participants may be as simple as tweaking the design of your event.
Even if your target audience has not changed, the people representing...
March 31, 2017
In addition to planning for the generational and learning style differences of your participants, you also want to plan for a variety of experience levels. Leveraging them will lead...
March 17, 2017
Many of today’s association meetings host attendees from up to three generations—from 60+-year-olds to 20-somethings. This is both exciting and challenging.
As a planner, it’s your j...
March 3, 2017
Is your meeting audience as diverse as it could be? Have you really thought about who your meeting is designed for and whether you are reaching all potential registrants?
February 17, 2017
Meeting success requires writing, not just thinking about, why you’re planning your meeting.
These, of course, are your objectives and they serve two purposes to:
1. Tell you what to...
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