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    Posted by Blair Potter at
    03:00PM 02/20/2017
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    Happier people, happier meetings

    by Blair Potter Managing Editor What does neuroscience teach us that can help us slow meetings down? We posed this question to Janet Sperstad, CMP (MPI Wisconsin Chapter), program director for meeting and event management at Madison College. Sperstad will offer more insights on understanding the concept of slow meetings and how they can change the way meetings are currently structured in her session, “Slow Meetings,” at the 2017 MPI European Meetings & Events Conference. Read More

  • your industry
    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    10:11PM 02/16/2017
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    Ears to the ground: Preparing for protestors

    by Elaine Pofeldt Contributing Writer Proactive meeting professionals have always planned ahead for the possibility of protests or other potential disruptions to their events and conferences. But today, many are stepping up their efforts, with demonstrations constantly in the headlines after a highly contentious election and decisions such as U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. Read More

  • your industry
    Posted by Michael Pinchera at
    10:05PM 02/13/2017
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    Peak performance

    By Michael Pinchera Senior Editor In November, the Corinthia Hotel London welcomed Dr. Tara Swart for a world-first, yearlong term as neuroscientist in residence. What does this actually mean for the hotel, the doctor and visiting meeting and event groups? What does “neuroscientist in residence” for a hotel entail? Dr. Read More

  • general
    Posted by g at
    04:11PM 02/13/2017
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    How to communicate a bad event experience

    Claus Raasted, closing general session speaker at MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC)—March 5-7 in Granada, Spain—is an author, producer and community builder who has been organizing live action role-playing (larps) for more than 20 years. He recently wrote a blog post titled “If you went to my larp and didn’t like it, here’s what I’d like you to do. Read More

  • general
    Posted by g at
    09:20PM 02/09/2017
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    The next level

    Katie Bradshaw, CMP (MPI Heartland Chapter), says clients appreciate the difference she brings to the table since she earned her CMP through an MPI Foundation scholarship. “I am so thankful to have received the MPI Foundation scholarship,” she says. “It’s important to me that MPI recognizes the benefit of supporting its members and helping them grow and improve their skills, relationships and confidence in the event industry. Read More