Re-Thinking the Events Industry “What is a Planner?”- Show 261

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Mike McAllen and Jon Trask discuss what makes an event planner or meeting planner?   What does a CMP designation get you? What makes a hosted buyer? What is a meeting planner?   Is it just who rents the most hotel rooms … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Wrap up of Day 1 and 2 from The World Education Congress in St. Louis -Show 223

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          On todays show we discuss the first few days at MPI (Meeting Professionals International) #WEC12 World Educational Congress in St. Louis.  The topics range from the fantastic opening receoption in Busch Stadium to the new … Continue reading

Extra! Interview with Jay Smethurst of Illumination Galleries

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The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry! Today Mike interviews Jay Smethurst from Illumination Galleries Jay shares some exciting creative tools utilizing graphic facilitation to keep your attendees learning and collaborating though … Continue reading

Extra! How to use New Media Tools for your Event or Business Part Two

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The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry! Links from the show: www.willitblend.com www.mybarackobama.com http://kogibbq.com/ (Kogi BBQ Case Study) http://www.gozags.com/inspiredseason/ (Gonzaga Athletics Case Study) http://www.bakershours.com/ (Ed Morita Case Study) http://www.sanjosedoubletreehotel.com/ (Doubletree San Jose … Continue reading

Extra! Interview with Brad Wilson of The Three Waiters Leave us a message email meetingspodcast@gmail.com

The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry! Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media Interviews Brad Wilson from The Three Waiters MeetingsPodcast Sponsors- Hilton Hotels Eevents- Now featuring green meetings and … Continue reading

Extra! How to use New Media Tools for your Event or Business Part One

The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry! How to use New Media Tools for your Event or Business. In this podcast Mike discusses web presence, SEO, organic search, foundation of a good … Continue reading