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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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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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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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Getting to Know You is Key

Self-awareness is key for high-performing, adaptive teams, teaches the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. On the Mind-Tripping team at Corporate Events Indianapolis, we couldn’t agree more. In fact, quite often, our mission at an Indianapolis corporate events is to help teams do what the Cornell study calls “build mental structures that […]

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Professional Entertainers

How can you know you’re hiring a professional entertainer? “Professional” is the operative term here.  As a professional in event planning yourself or someone who has been give this additional duty, you know you can ill afford to trust any of the elements of a corporate event to even well-meaning amateurs. Here are some smart steps […]

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