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Local Culture Trend

“More and more event planners are incorporating cultural aspects of their destination into their meeting agendas,” observes oncallinternational.com as part of its piece on “Top 10 Trends for Corporate Meeting Planning”. On Call’s Jessica Bolduc is referring to hosting off-site outings and dinners for corporate meeting attendees, but here at the Mind Tripping team, we […]

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Make Friends With Your CVB

“Consider a convention and visitor bureau (CVB) a meeting planning Yellow Pages. You don’t even have to let your fingers do the walking; the CVB will do that for you as well,” says empowerMINT.com. Convention and Visitors Bureaus do a lot more than simply booking hotel rooms and convention spaces, empowerMINT.com adds.  “They are responsible […]

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Smart Midwest Event Planners

At the Indianapolis J.W. Marriott, hiring is done off a “virtual bench”, Elizabeth Nelson, the Indy J.W.’s dynamic Director of Catering Sales confides. That Boy Scout-like “Be Prepared” approach, Nelson explains, means candidates are interviewed for positions that don’t yet exist; no staff member can advance until a replacement has been hired. This ensures that […]

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

How satisfied attendees are with any corporate event has a lot to do with the entertainment.  As a midwest meeting planner, you’ll find it reassuring to hire master entertainers rated as best by their audiences. We don’t mean to boast, but, yes, here at the Mind Tripping Show, we’re very proud to have been Awarded […]

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Thinking Fast and Slow

There are two basic systems by which our thoughts process information, explains Nobel prizewinner economist Daniel Kahneman in Thinking Fast and Slow. – System 2 represents the conscious, reasonable self that has beliefs, makes choices, and decides what to do. – System 1 is automatic and unconscious, operating automatically and quickly with little or not […]

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Exercise Your Brain

“The way that we give instructions can make or break an activity,” says Everything Teaching TESOL, a blog on issues in teaching English to non-native English speakers. “Giving clear instructions is part of a teacher’s essential tool kit.” For all of us, understanding and trying to follow instructions is just one small part of the […]

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Sweet Spot for Corporate Events

John Venn invented the Venn Diagram as an organizational tool to visually contrast and compare relationships among different groups of things. In the overlapping part of the diagram is a “sweet spot”, where the separate elements share common ground. Event planners, as we at Corporate Events Indianapolis have found, deal with myriad details. Those many tasks […]

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What your mind sees

“You could not survive if you were unable to tell the difference between a car wheel and a plate of chips,” remarks Nigel Rogers in the book Incredible Optical Illusions. “Every moment your eyes are open,” he goes on to say, “your mind is trying to interpret what you see…You cannot look at the world […]

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