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Simply Wi-Fi: What to ask, What to Get and What to Pay

Wireless internet access is a must-have at meetings, but do you really know how to get what you need? Let’s begin with a few definitions.

BANDWIDTH: the amount of internet traffic volume a wireless connection handles per second. This is usually measured in megabytes per second (MBs) or gigabytes per second (GBs). The bandwidth is affected by

How to Make a Promotion Work for You

That promotion or new job finally came through and you are about to make a name for yourself. Yahoo! But what do you do now? Here are some points to consider.

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Learn as much as you can about the expectations of the new position and how it will be evaluated. What were some of the pitfalls the previous person experienced (or caused) and what objectives were or were not being met? Your new boss will have all this information, even if they don’t give it to you all at once. Keep digging.

Define Goals and Objectives to Chart your Meetings, Career and Life

A Rolex watch, Waterford Crystal, a Birdie in golf. Wouldn’t you say these are examples of excellence? So, how do you define excellence for your meetings, your career or your life?

When I was studying for the CMP exam, Goals and Objectives (G&O) were drummed into us as the ultimate basis for every decision we would make and by which we would evaluate the outcomes. G&O is the very definition of excellence.

atlas3D Sells Event Space & Improve Guest Experiences Through Virtual Platforms

Software and services company concept3D is redefining the virtual tour experience with its new platform. Unlike other interactive maps and virtual tours, atlas3D allows event space marketers to create a fully immersive digital experience to more specifically fit guests’ needs. atlas3D helps marketers sell their event space, as well as vastly improve their guests’ experience at the event.

Seek Stimulating Speakers & Book the Best Expert for Your Event

Without the perfect speaker, a meeting or event can be a total bust. With 75 professional chapters and 350 collegiate chapters, the American Marketing Association (AMA) knows this better than anyone. The AMA is constantly producing programming and looking for the best speakers for various events, and found a need for an easier way to connect meeting planners with marketing event speakers.

How to Delegate Duties to Others and Achieve a Successful Event

You are getting more and more experience in meeting planning. You’ve booked the venue, the catering, the A/V, and maybe the production company and keynote speakers. You’ve helped set the agenda and timing of events. You’ve written, revised and re-revised the meeting resume and daily operating guide. You’ve got this meeting planning thing down.

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Helps Planners Engage Event Attendees Via Social Media.

Recently, Texas Meetings + Events sat down with Courtney Morrow, social media and marketing manager at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, to learn how the property is using social media to enhance meeting attendees’ experiences. Here’s what she had to say:

TXM+E: How has social media changed the planning process? 

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