Eat, Drink and Succeed. Seven tips to make your meetings more engaging
As the White House Director of Events during the Clinton Administration, IACC keynote speaker Laura Schwartz created events that represented a nation and inspired the world. Today, as a professional speaker, respected television commentator and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed, Laura shares the secrets to building powerful, effective connections within companies, communities and events.
Having created more than 1,000 White House events, including 12 State arrival ceremonies and dinners, America's Millennium Celebration and NATO's 50th Anniversary, Laura knows something about creating an impact. In a recent interview with IACC, she stressed that close cooperation between a venue operator and meeting planner is essential for every successful meeting or event.
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Planning a meeting, conference or company event can often be full of starts and stops and not always moving in the same direction. The focus, size or even location of the event can change, and the meeting planner may not have insight into the overall goals of the client or group for whom the training or conference is being planned. Yet, nailing down as many of these details as far in advance as possible can be the key to a successful meeting.
Both experienced professional meeting planners and those tasked with planning a meeting for the first time can run into unexpected hiccups when planning events. IACC member venue managers have seen it all. They have shared some of the most common mistakes they see meeting planners make when selecting a venue, negotiating the terms and preparing for the event. Learn what they have to say and get their advice for how to avoid these common problems.