Meetings and Conventions


Published Meetings & Conventions
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If you’re new to Meeting Planning or just need some refresher notes, check out these Tips from Terry (that’s ME!)  as published in Midwest Meetings Magazine, 2017:  http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=2845c923-4020-4d57-8a20-319c36572080&PNUM=12
Planning any sports events?  There are a lot of similarities with how you go about doing that no matter what the sport, and I dish about it in the summer 2017 edition of Midwest Meetings Magazine on page 48: ​http://www.midwestmeetings.com/summer2017
Had some fun researching and writing tips for planners working on casino parties as FUNdraisers at their events as published in the Winter 2016 edition of Midwest Meetings Magazine:  http://www.midwestmeetings.com/winter-2016-issue/full-house-philanthropy
Happy to announce that for a full recap of all my blogs published via Plan Your Meetings, now in partnership with MPI [aka Meeting Planners International]  please visit the following website:  http://planyourmeetings.com/author/terry-matthews-lombardo/
From the spring 2015 edition of Midwest Meetings Magazine, I had several featured articles:
Auxiliary Programs , Contract Negotiations with Resorts,  A How-To/Primer on obtaining Golf Sponsorships,
plus a sidebar listing helpful organizational tips to hosting a Golf tournament.
How Effective is Your Pre Con?  – published in planyourmeetings.com (Oct 2014)
What’s In a Nametag – published in planyourmeetings.com (May 2014)
The Evolution of Meeting Planning – Top Ten Changes Over the Past 10 Years – published in MPI Toronto Chapter Blog (May 13, 2014)
Successful strategic planning keeps it simple, specific – published in planyourmeetings.com (May 12, 2014)
A Planner’s Journey to the CMP – published in MidwestMeetings.com (March 5, 2014)
Get Swing Savvy – published in MidwestMeetings.com (March 5, 2014)
3 basics for team-building newcomers – published in planyourmeetings.com (March 4, 2014)
The best RFPs, according to hotel salespeople – published in planyourmeetings.com (February 17, 2014)
4 simple steps for setting, achieving your goals – published in planyourmeetings.com (January 31, 2014)
All You Still Need to Know About RFPs But Were Afraid to Ask – published in TheMeetingMagazines.com (January 2014)
Navigating international meetings – published in planyourmeetings.com (December 27, 2013)
Savvy planners think green all year long – published in planyourmeetings.com (December 17, 2013)
Holidays and work: Double trouble ahead – published in planyourmeetings.com (November 27, 2013)
Buying Into Participant Engagement – published in Midwest Meetings (Winter 2013)
Rules of Engagement – published in Midwest Meetings (Winter 2013)
Meet Like You Mean It – published in planyourmeetings.com (October 28, 2013)
Networking: Put social strategies to work for you – published in planyourmeetings.com (October 21, 2013)
Success is in the details: Track your event – published in planyourmeetings.com (September 12, 2013)
Attendees Gone Wild – published in Midwest Meetings (September 9, 2013)
Waterpark Events – published in Midwest Meetings (September 9, 2013)
Knock-Knock: Who’s that noisy group in the ballroom next door? – published in Midwest Meetings
(September 4, 2013)
Details, simplicity help keep the channels clear – published in planyourmeetings.com (August 27, 2013)
Tips for timelines, and maintaining your sanity – published in planyourmeetings.com (August 16, 2013)
Remember, spreadsheets are our friends – published in planyourmeetings.com (July 29, 2013)
Get your message out loud and clear – published in planyourmeetings.com (July 8, 2013)
Incorporating Teambuilding – published in Midwest Meetings (Summer 2013)
Temporarily Yours – published in Midwest Meetings (Summer 2013)
6 Tips – published in Midwest Meetings (Summer 2013)
The right preparation takes guesswork out of what-ifs – published in planyourmeetings.com (June 19, 2013)
Crafting a solid project plan is a critical first step – published in planyourmeetings.com (May 22, 2013)
Golf Goodies – published in Midwest Meetings (Spring 2013)
8 Tips for Newbies – published in Midwest Meetings (Spring 2013)
Booking Entertainment From The Planner’s View – published in americanentertainmentmagazine.com (FALL 2010)
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