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3 Signs You Need to Leave Your Meeting Planning to a Pro

3 Signs You Need to Leave Your Meeting Planning to a Pro

Planning a meeting requires extensive work, attention to detail and a lot of patience. While it seems easier to think about doing it yourself, the professionals know how that ends up and the shenanigans are usually good for a laugh. The following may or may not be based on true stories. See if any of […]

6 Tips for Preventing Site Selection Tour Stupor

6 Tips for Preventing Site Selection Tour Stupor

When touring more than three hotels or convention venues in one day or more than six in a week, the likelihood of your developing what I’ve come to refer to as “Site Tour Stupor” increases. Symptoms can include: A glazed look about the eyes (“The Blank Stare”) Blurred vision Keen sense of deja vu Diminished […]

Compensating Speakers With a Return on Investment

Compensating Speakers With a Return on Investment

I've been asked to produce a seminar for other writers' conference organizers to share methods for making it more cost-effective for speakers to participate where the organizer has no stipend or transportation budget. I am hearing that other organizers want speakers to come, fly themselves to and register to attend their event, pay for their own rooms, and pay a fee to sell their books or exhibit. The speakers may be granted a small percentage off, but it's so minuscule that it's insignificant. There is no real advantage for the speaker to participate from an ROI (return on investment) standpoint when the organizer's mindset is essentially that the speaker is coming strictly to make the organizer's event a success.