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Five Ways to Drive Meeting Attendance

By | 2017-06-01T15:53:53+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

IT’S ALL IN THE NUMBERS If only a well attended meeting was as simple as “plan it and they will come.” While there’s no magic formula for sky-high registration numbers, there are a few simple things you can do to drive attendance. Here are five to get you started and planning tips to make your [...]

Considerations for Generations

By | 2017-03-20T13:18:24+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Tips for hosting meetings for 20-somethings to grandparents Every 20 years or so, a generation gets a new label and researchers detail the differences among us. But while we certainly see life through different goggles, we also share something in common: Most of us are still working. As a result, meeting planners are often tasked [...]

Everyone’s Mad for Madison

By | 2017-03-20T13:16:46+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Our recommendations of what to do when you come here to explore You know how every once in a while you discover a town that stays with you long after you return home? Our visitors frequently tell us that Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison is one such spot. If you’ve been here for a convention [...]

Building Excitement Before Your Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:11+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

How to use simple tactics to fire up the crowd Attendee engagement. It’s a phrase you hear—and most likely repeat—with every event you plan. With good reason. “You need to grab attendees’ attention before they even step foot inside your venue so that they arrive already excited for the event itself. They’ll come ready to [...]

From A to V: Five Audio/Visual Must-Haves When Planning Your Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:12+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination|

In today’s wired world, technology goes hand in hand with effective gatherings. In fact, nine out of 10 events at Monona Terrace require some kind of technical support, says John Klingelhoets, an audio/visual technician with Monona Terrace. “Technology, requirements and equipment change so rapidly nowadays that it’s not just nice to have audio/visual support—it’s imperative,” [...]

Planning the Perfect Sales Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:12+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are two kinds of meetings: important ones and really important ones. And considering that your entire sales team may get together only once a year or more, the sales conference is often the highest-profile meeting you plan.

Three Lessons From an Experienced Event Planner

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:13+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Michelle Eggert, CMP, CDS If your event planning approach is anything like mine, I start contemplating how to improve my next event even before the current one is over. So you can imagine after 20-some years in the event planning business (but who’s counting?), I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that have served my [...]

Can’t-Miss Catering Trends of 2015

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:16+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Let’s face it. One of the most important parts of any event is the food. Great dishes can make a good event an even bigger success, and distinctive offerings can set the tone for your gathering. Much like fashion and music, catering trends change with the seasons. So, what can we expect for catering trends [...]

Outdoor Meetings: Get outside your head, and the office

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:17+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Relocating your typical meeting to an offsite location is a great way to infuse new energy and amp up creativity for an otherwise predictable event. But have you ever thought about taking your offsite meeting to another level? Fresh air can do wonders for morale and meeting efficacy. Physically moving part or all of these [...]