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

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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)!

Meeting Engagement Ideas

I really love this winery video. It sparked some meeting engagement ideas. Two things grab me. One the video itself tells a nice stand alone story. The second is the way they are using art to get the message across. Could meeting managers get some meeting engagement doing something like this at their next meeting? Instead of utilizing a graphic recorder type element could a event manager have a graffitti artist give his/her impression of each presentation? Maybe an online or physical book of the meeting could be made with these images and a short description of the content from a company like The Conference Publishers who specialize in content briefs.

For several years Grass Shack Events Media worked with HP to add a Graphic Recorder to graphically show what each presenter was talking about. When the meeting as over they recieved a copy of the images. How about they walk away with a pice of art instead? Do you think this would that trigger what the session content was?

Have you seen something like this done in the past? Love to get your feedback.

Where do event managers go to learn about meeting planning? IMEX America -Show 230

Where do event managers go to learn about meeting planning? IMEX America of course!

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Full disclosure MeetingsPodcast is sponsored by IMEX America.  You can find a full list of IMEX America Podcasts on the IMEX America website.

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Meetings Business: How to get started in a Meetings Career Show 161

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Meeting planners, meeting organizers are always looking for new recruits.  Make sure you are ready!  Getting started in the events and meetings business is an often asked question. Mike McAllen and Nancy Spooner discuss ways/how people interested in becoming meeting planners, meeting organizers or meeting production specialists. Some simple ways to look at entering this exciting field full which brings many different experiences and travel.

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Nancy’s company: Tempo Live Events
Mike’s company: Grass Shack Events & Media

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#EventProfs From the Sidelines Topic Events and Meetings Collaborate to Innovate

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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 this week. 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 Mondays 6-7 PM Pacific Time or Thursday 9am-10am Pacific Time.

 #EventProfs From the Sidelines Topic Events and Meetings Collaborate to Innovate

#EventProfs From the Sidelines Virtual Events and Experiences

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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

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.

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Extra! Interview with Christian W Frei of MICEPOINT.com

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Interview with Christian W Frei of MICEPOINT.com

Definition of MICE
MICE = Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions.
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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!
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Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media
Tom Hillmer of Creative Group Inc.
Jon Trask of Alliant Event Services

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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...]