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Tips From a Pro: Working With an Onsite Staff to Produce Successful Meetings

Sponsored by South Shore Harbour Resort

As South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center’s celebrates their 30th anniversary, the property’s expert staff wanted to share some tips they have picked up over the years that will help you plan and produce successful meetings, conferences and other events for your organization.

5 Ways a DMO Can Help with Your Next Meeting

You have been tasked with tracking down the coolest spot for your organization’s next meeting or convention and have no idea where to begin. Don’t worry! This is where the staff of a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) like Visit The Woodlands comes in.

The main role of a DMO is to help make your life easier and to assist you in the detailed process of planning your convention or meeting.

Here are 5 ways a DMO can help with your next meeting:

1) RFP Distribution


The new “Boulder Lifestyle Meetings Menu” at St Julien Hotel & Spa will feature a variety of teambuilding exercises designed to help groups be more effective and have fun! Keeping all the sophisticated style expected from a distinguished member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts LVX Collection, an AAA Four-Diamond Property and a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel, these new experiences allow groups to experience Boulder like never before. 

Say 'Cheers' to a Gift Everyone Will Love with Wine

It isn’t easy to find the perfect gift, but Austin-based Personal Wine may have cracked the code. From highend Champagne to budget-friendly Pinot Grigio, these gifts are sure to please. And don’t forget to check out the miniature bottles of prosecco with striped straws! “For the past 18 years, Personal Wine has exemplified the meaning of giving the ‘perfect gift,” says Alex Andrawes, founder and chairman of Personal Wine.

Texas Resort Offers a Truly Unique Group Activity

Event planners in search of a unique and memorable group activity need look no further than Extreme Sandbox adjacent to the Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center in Pottsboro, Texas. The resort is situated on the shores of Lake Texoma, just north of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area and a short drive from Oklahoma City. Extreme Sandbox, which opened in 2016, is one of the the newest attractions at the Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center.

4 Culinary Events Can Turn Anyone into a Top Chef

If you're an avid food network fan, you’ve probably noticed a steady increase in the number and types of cooking competitions over the last few years. Cooking is not only cool, it’s competitive and allows amateur chefs a chance to make it big. 

And while the rest of us may not be destined for a spot on TV shows such as “Top Chef” or “Chopped,” preparing great food is defi nitely fun. For planners, off ering groups the chance to participate in culinary events adds a creative and educational component to meetings. And it’s catching on in a big way. 

Bullet Journals are the Planner's Planner

Organization is key to a planners’ success; a system for staying on track makes for a sense of control, even for the largest of workloads. But keeping track of daily tasks, upcoming events and goals can be overwhelming, and rarely are all those things recorded in one place. That is until the Bullet Journal took hold. Ryder Carroll, inventor of the Bullet Journal, calls it “an analog system for the digital age that will help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future."


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