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Thursday Buzz: Don’t Forget These Important Meeting Details

By / Feb 2, 2017 (iStock/Thinkstock)

A few smart, in-the-weeds tips for meeting planners. Also: Does Punxsutawney Phil influence the housing market?

In meeting planning, there are always a thousand moving parts. Even the most meticulous planning professional can let something slip through the cracks.

MemberClicks’ Callie Walker reveals seven meeting details that are easy to overlook.

Always make sure you have your volunteers’ contact information nearby. “So often we think, ‘Oh, if I need their number, I’ll just look it up later,’” Walker writes. “But what if there’s an issue with WiFi? (I say this from experience.)” Keep those numbers handy so you’ll always have them when you need them.

Also, consider whether you’re spreading out your volunteers too much at the expense of your registration process. “Sometimes three people up front seems like enough, but hang-ups happen,” says Walker. “And considering registration is the first thing people experience at your association’s event, you want it to go well.” Ensure that your guests have a good first impression of your meeting by making registration as seamless as possible.

Print your venue’s WiFi credentials and post them abundantly. Attendees get frustrated when they can’t log on, so be sure to make that as easy as possible for them.

Find more not-to-be-missed details here.

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