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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, Meeting Planning, Medical Conference

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, Medical Training, Meeting Planning

How to Manage Your Meeting Budget

Posted by Tom Pasha on Jun 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Sometimes a meeting budget can grow in ways not foreseen by anyone, including the planner, the attendees, or their bosses. During the Meeting Planning MasterMind training in Kissimmee, FL on July 11-13, in partnership with Meetings Today and Experience Kissimmee, we will discuss how knowing the ins and outs of hotel operations can make you a more effective meeting planner.  

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Meeting Planning

FAQ: MEETING PLANNING MASTERMIND 2017

Posted by Kendall Beaumont on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We are excited to partner with Meeting Planning MasterMind and Experience Kissimmee to provide meeting planners with a special opportunity. From July 12-13, 2017, in the beautiful Orlando, Florida area, we will be hosting a forum that allows Meeting Planners to train and learn more about how to plan a medical event.

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

Public Speaking: Leaving an Impression on Your Audience

Posted by Kendall Beaumont on Mar 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Preparing your presentation or poster for a medical conference is the first step, but ensuring the audience remembers the content of your topic is much more difficult. You’ve put a lot of time and energy into your session, but an unresponsive audience could cut down on the perceived value of your research. Below are some tips to help listeners leave your session with a lasting impression.

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Topics: Medical Conference, Presenting, Meeting Planning

3 Effective Ways to Increase Event Registration

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Jan 6, 2017 3:13:17 PM

Organizing an event, especially any type of medical conference, requires hard work and time. And when the event doesn’t draw the amount of people you were hoping, it can be disheartening. Here are some ways to increase registrations during your next conference.

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

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