Posts Tagged ‘CMP’

Three Event Planning Certifications Every Event Management Professional Should Seek

Posted on: October 22nd, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

It’s no secret that differentiating your legitimate event management experience can be difficult for those who aren’t as familiar with the meetings and hospitality industry. One of the best ways to demonstrate your value is through certifications. By applying for (and acquiring) recognition from the relevant industry groups, you can show that your expertise or agency meets a higher standard than much of the competition. You can show people why they should choose you over someone else.

And as an

Hotel Insider Series – Venue Booking Contracts Negotiation Tips & Tricks

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

This session trains the event planner to locate potential issues, understand the hotel’s approach to contracts and negotiate options that work best for your group.


4 Tips To Enhance Attendee Experience

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

So much of an event planner’s or event management company’s day is spent brainstorming creative and innovating ideas on how to enhance an event and attendee’s overall experience.

Ensuring your event is engaging for your audience is absolutely imperative, so enhancing their experience where ever possible is key. By introducing creative and original ideas you will avoid any chance of them leaving unimpressed and not wanting to come back for future events.

So how can you enhance the attendee’s experience? In this blog, we have created our top 4 tips and best practices to help you do just that. With these hints and tips, you will be sure to see improvements in the attendee’s experience, resulting in an even stronger events strategy and client experience.


Own Post-Event Planning! How to Hit the Ground Running After Your Event

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Your conference is over, but that doesn’t mean your work is. The weeks after your event are one of the most important periods of the planning process. In this webinar, Hubb founder and longtime conference planner Allie Magyar, CMP will share how you can recover from the toll of your event, what you do on your first day back in the office, how to analyze your event and then use that to start the next planning process. Be a master

Design Thinking and Event Planning: How To Get Started

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

This guest column is dedicated to exploring design thinking as a business strategy in the MICE industry. In it, John Nawn continues to explore common challenges facing meeting industry professionals and share how they can address those challenges. 

Why are companies of all shapes and sizes embracing design thinking as a business strategy? Because design thinking is more than “experience”; it is making decisions based on what future attendees and customers want instead of relying only on historical data or

5 Reasons We Love Being Event Planners

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Probably 90% of my event planner colleagues and I laugh when someone asks, “did you know you wanted to be an event planner when you grew up?”

Overwhelmingly the answer is no. Most of us had very different career paths lined up. We just fell in love with the industry, the people, the job.

But, that makes it sound like a career no one would want. That is definitely not the case. Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is

Secret Tech Tools for Event Planners & Executives

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

(Recorded May 17, 2017)

What if you could schedule a meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate the little tasks that keep you from the real work of creating phenomenal attendee experiences? Or create on the fly pro-looking videos that capture those amazing moments you just want to share with your conference community?

And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device — without an

The Five Minute Guide to Better Event Management

Posted on: May 9th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

There are some things in this life which are incredibly complex: astrophysics, the rules of baseball, the US tax code, successfully negotiating revolving doors… There are lots of things out there which are ridiculously tricky, but effective event management isn’t among them.

With the right attitude, up-to-date knowledge and a bit of perseverance, the majority of planners can get much better at event management pretty quickly. Good event management isn’t rocket science. But it does require persistence.

The aim of this post is to set you on the path to efficient, effective, and ideally, more exceptional event management. We’re going to focus on four simple, yet crucial tips which you can absorb in five minutes which, if taken on board, should set out a strong foundation for future event management excellence and boost your attendees’ experience from good to great. Ready, steady, learn!


Ten Things NOT To Do When Hiring A Speaker

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Jordan Schwartz

(Recorded Feb 22, 2017)

Speakers can make or break your event. Why would you hire one that isn’t worth the investment?

With budgets tightening and seemingly everyone becoming “an expert”, it seems easier than ever to book someone to speak at your next event. That doesn’t always mean they’ll deliver high-quality content, engagement, or learning for your attendees, though.

Some speakers just don’t get how events work, some planners do not empower their speakers. And sometimes hiring and securing a