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[Round Up] Our Favorite Blogs This Week!

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The #eventprofs community on Twitter is one-of-a-kind. We share posts, ideas, engage with each other, and most of all, as complete strangers, we share a sense of loyalty to one another. With that being said, here’s a round up of our favorite blog posts this week from event professionals around the world:

April 3 – 9, 2011 -

  • Proof that Meetings Matter - In the meetings industry, the question, “Why do meetings matter?” is a loaded one. This article by Nikki Gloudeman in Smart Meetings magazine gives you the data to back up your answer including how much meetings contribute in total economic activity to the U.S., how many jobs the industry supports, and the billions, yes billions it contributes to the country’s gross domestic product.


  • 10 Things Association Execs Need to Know About Mobile Membership AppsFor association executives who are looking for the added value to offer their members, this is a great read! Learn what impact it will have on membership management, how to select a membership app your members will use as well as the hidden costs of a mobile membership app.


  • Digital Loudspeaker- Also from Smart Meetings magazine, “Digital Loudspeaker” discusses how online review outlets have become a digital soapbox for angry customers but not necessarily meeting planners. Talia Salem, who authored the article advises meeting planners to not rely on online outlets as the main site-selection tool – “Industry professionals should rely on other resources when evaluating a property.”


  • 6 Things You Should Never Say To An Employee If You Want Good Service – We all might be guilty of an occasional erroneous demand to a Front Desk staff member, but Christopher Elliott a journalist and consumer advocate leads us away from demands that will leave you at a dead-end. These lines are more common than you think and you’ll certainly recognize a few!


  • Add Meditation to Your Meetings – Blair Potter of MPI’s PlusPoint blog elaborates on findings from the Kyoto (Japan) Convention Bureau that suggests meditation before meetings can improve attendee’s performance. Find out about the study and factors that place attendees under pressure before meetings.

Were any of these your favorite?