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Plan your Health: Meeting Planner Edition

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Apr 12, 2018 4:30:57 PM

I had the distinct honor of presenting to one of the most stressful jobs in America, the Meeting Planner, for Global Meetings Industry Day: The Future of Meetings. At first I was worried, what could I possibly share with the world’s finest planners about wellness? Then I remembered Rome wasn’t built in a day and we sometimes need a fresh perspective to open our eyes to new things. So armed with a little caffeine, some fun slides and a happy smile, I bounded into the room to fully energize the most detailed thinking people I’ve ever encountered.

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Topics: Meeting Planning

How to Make Your Medical Training Event Over the Top

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jul 12, 2017 3:03:33 PM

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Do you hope to "wow" the person you are meeting? Why not consider the same experience for hosting a medical training event? Enter the conversation of how to take your training event above and beyond the call of duty. Hopefully you will have selected a training facility that offers top of the line service. A dedicated audio/visual team, onsite concierge, expert lab staff, and a world class facility are just some of the ways to do that. Now, let's learn how to translate that into your already packed agenda.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Medical Conference, Meeting Planning, Medical Training

Handling the Daily Stresses of Meeting Planning

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jul 5, 2017 3:10:31 PM

Did you know that men and women actually stress differently? Men tend to put a higher emphasis on achievement and success, and women tend to put a higher emphasis on relationships. Now think about the role you currently have, and how your stress impacts your personal and professional life.

As a meeting planner, you are the reason the conference is either successful or a failure. Meeting planning holds a lot of pressure. But fear not! We have several tips to help ease the stress you experience every day.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Medical Conference, Meeting Planning

Important Questions to Ask Your Medical Training Facility

Posted by Lilly Graziani on Jun 21, 2017 3:14:11 PM

You have reserved space for numerous other meetings, and suddenly the curve ball is thrown at you, “can you organize a medical training conference? We also need lab space.” Before becoming overwhelmed with trying to find a location that will best fit your client’s needs, as well as other meeting planning duties, make sure you have done your homework on the training site. Here is a list of questions worth asking before securing your location.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Meeting Planning, Medical Training

How to Improve your Focus at a Conference

Posted by Lilly Graziani on May 2, 2017 11:00:19 AM

Do you find yourself zoning out while attending an industry-specific conference? There are quite a few reasons as to why this is happening. Author of The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg states that we as human beings live our life in a series of habits. When traveling for a conference, we disrupt our normal routine which in turn makes it more challenging to focus.

Fear not! Below are some health tips you can use to help retain and gain as much knowledge as possible while at your next conference.

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Topics: Audience Engagement, Medical Conference

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