Congratulations Jon Trask! Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)!

jon2 Congratulations Jon Trask! Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)!

Congratulations!

To Grass Shack Events and Media Senior Account Director Jon Trask on gaining his certificate in meeting management. (CMM) Jon earned his CMP designation in 2003.  Jon has also been a member of MPI since 1994.   Jons focus has been on the production aspects of meetings and media and he put this to use plus his CMP to understand the needs of meeting planners and organisers he works for.  The tools he learned in the CMM program have already come to action for our clients!  Jon wrote a business plan in the class for a meetings startup company to help planners save time and money called Avforplanners.com.  We are really proud of him here in the Shack!!

What does the Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) do?  It educates, and certify management-level meeting and event professionals. The focus of the certificate is to provide strategic decision-making ability of these leaders to manage and deliver exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success.

You can congratulate Jon yourself at Jon @ grassshackroad.com   or on twitter @jontrask

 Congratulations Jon Trask! Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)!

Interview with Jason Falls No BS Social Media Show 189

social media 300x297 Interview with Jason Falls No BS Social Media Show 189

 

On today’s show we interview Jason Falls of No Bullshit Social Media

Jason gives some examples of how small and medium sized companies have used social media and a little taste of what you can find in his new book.

Some links to find his book and where you can contact Jason.

http://nobullshitsocialmedia.com/book

Jason’s Blog http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com

Jason wrote the book with Erik Deckers. It’s from Que Publishing and is entitled No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing.

Also if you are in the Boston area check out a show Jason is involved in.

Awareness Exploring Social Media Business Summit  Monday, October 17, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (ET)

Whether you’re a small business owner looking for answers, a brand marketer hoping to learn what’s next for your brand or an agency or firm connecting companies with their customers through social channels, this power-packed day puts you in the know. The top thinkers and practitioners in the industry will bring practical, actionable to-dos that you can begin using immediately to help your business become more social and successful.
Awareness and Exploring Social Media are proud to present the Awareness Exploring Social Media Business Summit, an all-day, intensive learning event, Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Boston Marriott Burlington. Speakers include Altimeter Group analyst Jeremiah Owyang, Shift Communications principal Todd Defren, OneForty.com’s Laura Fitton and a Who’s Who of digital marketing and social media marketing notables.

ESM and Social Media Explorer CEO Jason Falls, Content Rules authors C.C. Chapman and Ann Handley, mobile and event marketing expert Tim Hayden, Location-Based Marketing for Dummies co-author Mike Schneider, Awareness’s Mike Lewis, email and social media marketing expert DJ Waldow and SocialFresh founder Jason Keath will also speak at the Summit. The event will also have a brand and agency case study panel that includes Dave Kerpen from Likeable Media, Rick Racela from Comcast Sports Group, Jonas Nieslen of Mindjumpers and Taulbee Jackson from Radious

 
[Read more...]

Extra! Interview with Maarten Vanneste Author of Meeting Architecture and CEO and President of Abbit Meeting Support

meeting architecture meetings podcast Extra! Interview with Maarten Vanneste Author of Meeting Architecture and CEO and President of Abbit Meeting Support
The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media interviews Maarten Vanneste, CMM
President and CEO of Abbit Meeting Support
The Meeting Support Institute – and is the Author of Meeting Architecture

Company www.abbit.eu
Organization www.meetingsupport.org
Book Meeting Architecture www.meetingarchitecture.com
Facebook group Meeting Architecture

Please leave us a question or comment, which we will try to address on the show ASAP!

Email us at meetings podcast@gmail.com [Read more...]

#EventProfs From the Sidelines Virtual Events and Experiences

eventprofs mp copy #EventProfs From the Sidelines Virtual Events and Experiences

Today Mike is joined by Julius Solaris in London from Event Manger Blog & Blur Marketing. Julius is also the owner of Event Planning and Management group on Linkedin.com.(which has 11 thousand members)

Mike and Julius were participating in The EventProfs Chat via Tweetchat led by Jeff Hurt of Midcourse Corrections Blog The chats are attended by event and meeting professionals. I am sorry I could not name them all. The plan is to have a live discussion as the chat went on hoping to point out the nuggets this niche crowd was sharing and have more discussion.

You can attend #eventprofs Chat Tuesday 6-7 PM Pacific Time or Thursday 9am-10am Pacific Time.

As expected Twitter went down as the Chat was suppose to start and Julius and Mike discussed virtual events and experiences as they waited for twitter to come back up. (We do understand the irony of a virtual event going down when we were suppose to be talking about virtual events- technology is unpredictable- like the weather as Julius commented) icon smile #EventProfs From the Sidelines Virtual Events and Experiences

 #EventProfs From the Sidelines Virtual Events and Experiences

Extra! Jon Trask interviews Robb Thornsberry of Infinity Events

meetingspodcast interview meeting planner Extra! Jon Trask interviews Robb Thornsberry of Infinity Events

Today Jon Trask interviews Robb Thornsberry of Infinity Events

Check out the Infinity Events inc 411 Blog

The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media
Jon Trask of Alliant Event Services [Read more...]

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Debuts Hard Hitting Program

Yesterdays opening session was a unique experience for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) to dive in to new technology with the stage being webcasted to the world from to taking questions from the world viz text messaging. I applaud the production teams for their hard work on this. Obviously, this type of thing is a new landscape for or industry and they went after it. The gist of the event was Meeting Professionals International (MPI) trying to tackle the economy and give meeting planners real solutions to real problems. Honestly it was very much doom and gloom but I walked out feeling like that I can “Survive and Thrive” I will write more about my experience and share some video from the event later, but I am running off to catch a session.

 Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  Debuts Hard Hitting Program

Extra! Interview with Christian W Frei of MICEPOINT.com

“The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!”

global events and meetings Extra! Interview with Christian W Frei of MICEPOINT.com

Interview with Christian W Frei of MICEPOINT.com

Definition of MICE
MICE = Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions.
A Global Website for Events & Meetings [Read more...]

Show 25! Where in the World is Tom Hillmer?

The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!
events meetings meeting planner incentive trip Show 25! Where in the World is Tom Hillmer?

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media
Tom Hillmer of Creative Group Inc.
Jon Trask of Alliant Event Services

MeetingsPodcast Sponsors-
Hilton Hotels Eevents- Now featuring green meetings and weddings
BlueSky Factory- Our email service provider choice
Brand Creative- Your source for promotional or marketing products

:03 Intros

1:12 MPI Bruce MacMillan extensive statement about the state of Meetings – Big thing is to encourage the media- business contacts- keep the misinformation down. Up on MPI website. [Read more...]

Extra: How to pick and work with a Audio Visual Company by Jon Trask

The Meeting Planners source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industryistock 000006400704xsmall Extra: How to pick and work with a Audio Visual Company by Jon Trask

Contact us on:

On our voice mail comment line 206-203 4590

Email us at meetings podcast@gmail.com [Read more...]

Meetings Podcast 6 “The Economy!”

The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry

This week we discuss the Economy talk about the meetings and events industry.

This week we will discuss about the Economy talk in the meetings and events industry.
:40 Tom Hillmer enlightens us on American Idol and upcoming concerts by Mariah Carey and Neil Diamond.
2:15 We talk about the economy and our perspective areas of events and meetings.
6:19 Shorter lead times to get RFP (request for Proposals) and production for meetings and events.
8:13 Will extra costs by airlines change the way and location of meetings and events?
12:05 New technology to help Meeting Planners onsite and off www.Jott.com
Please leave us a question or comment which we will try to address on the show!
Or email us at meetings podcast@gmail.com

Please leave us a question or comment which we will try to address it on the show!

On our voice mail comment line 206-203 4590

Email us at meetings podcast@gmail.com

or here on the Meetings Podcast site.

www.MeetingsPodcast.com

Music by the www.TheDelgadoBrothers.com

Audio mixing by www.RipTideGraphics.com

Brought to you by Grass Shack Events & Media, Creative Group, Inc, Audio Visual Services Unlimited

 Meetings Podcast  6 “The Economy!”