Pivoting and Being Fluid: 3 Ways Meeting and Event Professionals Can Enhance their Unique Value Proposition

Lauren Kramer, CAE, MTA, CMP CEO and Virtual Strategist, Meeting Priorities If our crystal balls could talk, I think they would say: Proceed with caution and develop new skill sets. The effect of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry has been crushing, but as we begin to emerge in varying stages, what remains is the can-do spirit…

The Ultimate Guide to Project Management Tools for Meetings Planners

Looking for tools to streamline event planning? Tara Thomas is here to help. Co-Founder and editor of The Meeting Pool, an organization of industry specialists at the intersection of event planning and technology, Thomas has software for every circumstance. During a recent webinar for Visit Alexandria, Thomas shared some of her favorite platforms for event…

How to Incorporate the Plant-Based Movement into Your Meetings and Events

Looking to introduce sustainability and social impact into your event? In a recent webinar for Visit Alexandria, Mary Cline, Wolfgang Puck’s regional director for catering and sales for the East Coast, shared her expert advice for incorporating plant-based menus and sustainable catering practices into your future event plans. 1. Introduction to the Plant-Based Movement in…

Speaker Management: Streamline the Process and Increase Your Productivity

For meetings planners, speaker management is a time-consuming task whether you’re planning an event that boasts five speakers or 50. Wondering how to save time and reduce stress? During a recent Visit Alexandria webinar, industry expert Philip Saims, vice president of sales at Federal Conference, shared solutions for streamlining speaker management with the help of…

How to Build a Diverse and Beneficial Network

Want to revitalize your network and expand your organization’s impact? Retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal developed his “Team of Teams” model while helming the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), from 2003 to 2008. His Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm, the McChrystal Group, now offers customized workshops and team-building for businesses of…