Pay It Forward: $13 a month in 2013

Pay It Forward: $13 a month in 2013

  I, like many of you, have some favorite charities that you donate your time or contribute to monetarily during the year.  I have made a pledge to donate $13 a month to different charities and causes in 2013 and hope you will consider doing the same! Since this blog is focused on the meetings…

Book Review: Risk It! How to Run Great Events & Live with the Risk

Ask almost any event professional and I think they will agree with me that most books written for the meetings and events industry are hardly page-turners. Those of you that have the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation had a handful of required reading texts and have any of you ever re-read those books after you…

LinkedIn Tips for the Event Professional

Today, I had the honor of presenting LinkedIn 201 as a webinar for the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  LinkedIn was my first adventure into the world of social media back in early 2006 and has proven to be a very beneficial tool to me.  With over 150,000,000 users, LinkedIn is the networking site for…

Are reusable water bottles the new tote bags at conferences?

I was fortunate to be one of chosen few to give a Bl!nk style presentation at last week’s Sustainable Meetings Conference of the Green Meetings Industry Council in Montreal.  Conceived by Judy Kucharuk, these were presentations of up to 5 minutes and at your own pace – no automatic slide changes every 20 seconds like…

Baltimore gets a FourSquare badge, Hon!

Baltimore gets a FourSquare badge, Hon!

Last Friday, FourSquare released the designs of the five winning badges from their #VisitUS City Badge Contest.  The five cities that won badges were Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Richmond, Stamford (CT) and my hometown of Baltimore.  The Baltimore badge has been nicknamed as Charm City, a marketing tag used by the city in the 1970’s and…

Are we EventCamped out in the United States?

I started writing this post in November 2011, a few days after I attended the second EventCamp East Coast. As I put the finishing touches on this, we are a little over a week out from EventCamp DownUnder.  It’s a damn good thing I don’t have to work on deadline…. Are we EventCamped out? At least,…