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May 2022 news & updates
The other day, just for the fun of it, I did a google search for “How to plan a meeting or conference."

Many of the how-to's break it down into steps:

This of course is just a very small list from my search. Bottom line is…

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Most of the articles give some good pointers, but none of them cover all that you need to know, nor do they give you the “exceptions to the rules.” I have run thousands of meetings, conferences and events and I can honestly say that none of them were cookie-cutter of another. There may be similarities but never exact. The reason is because people are different…we are not clones of one another and neither are the meetings or events.

Do you want the secret to a successful meeting, conference or event? In addition to all the checklists and budgets you draft you need to draft a list on how that event is unique. That list needs to include the positive and the negative. Honestly, the negative is what needs the greatest attention. For example, I had a CEO that had to have two bathrooms in his suite. It was crucial that he and his wife get ready for the event with their own bathroom. (Actually, a very reasonable request if you think about it.) The first time I booked his conference, I booked a beautiful suite, but the room only had one bathroom. I heard about that inconvenience a hundred times. “The conference was great BUT I had an awful suite.” What deal breakers do you have at your event?

If I ever get to the point of retiring...I think I should write a book on “Mistakes in Meeting Planning That Were Never Made – or At Least Not Twice.”

Did you know that on the Meeting Coordinators, Inc. webpage we have a resource guide? Check it out.

Be well and be safe.
Ann K. Bruttell
Meeting Coordinators, Inc.

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Meeting Coordinators, Inc. would like to help your association and/or corporation get back to successful meetings, conferences and events in 2022. COVID has placed a strain on all of us. Associations and corporations are short staffed. Meeting Coordinators, Inc. can be that extra set of hands to coordinate your future programs. Because in every great association or company, there comes a time when a conference, seminar, sales meeting or special event must be arranged. Utilizing the services of Meeting Coordinators, Inc. will not burden your employees or volunteers with countless overwhelming logistical tasks. Meeting Coordinators, Inc. has a staff of experts to manage the day-to-day operations of your organization and also create professional events to exceed your every expectation. You can learn more about us at www.meeting-coordinators.com.

Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
"Meet Up"

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 8-9AM
Panera Bread
823 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Whether event planning, association management, hotel sales/catering, AV specialist or hospitality industry liaison is your full-time job or part-time, Meeting Coordinators, Inc. invites you to meet for a cup of coffee with local meeting planners and industry professionals. The goal is to discuss ideas and to exchange advice on how to successfully plan, budget, organize, market, and run events on all levels. Not only are the ideas FREE, but you also get the chance to network with your peers.

If you are interested in attending, please be sure to contact Meeting Coordinators, Inc. at meetings@meeting-coordinators.com so we can look out for you. If you are unable to attend this Meet Up, but you are still interested in consulting with the team, please also feel free to reach out to the email above with any of your questions.

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