The issues a meeting planner faces
Hopefully, as a meeting planner, you’ve read the recently released ebook from the Event Manager Blog. If so, you got some great info on tips and trends in meeting design. If not, it’s worth the time to check it out!
Because in it you’ll also find some insightful research about the adoption of meeting design practices. Specifically, there was data that indicated why a meeting planner might not be able to do as much design implementation as they’d like.
- Clients and meeting owners don’t want to change the way they do meetings
- They don’t want to spend money on meeting design.
- And don’t allow enough time to integrate meeting design options.
As the writers point out, there is a fundamental lack of trust. In turn, we must ask why?
Alignment and agreement
Meeting professionals have spent the last eight to ten years in our industry learning to speak the language of business, earning our seat at the table, positioning ourselves more strategically. Meetings Mean Business has shared the economic impact of meetings as well as their value to business leaders.
The return on investment is an agreed upon reality: eighty-six percent of executives surveyed say meetings help improve the bottom line.
Don’t cross the streams!
- We know that designed meetings are more likely to achieve the objectives.
- Meetings increase engagement, collaboration and productivity.
- We agree on and want to increase learning retention.
So why the continued disconnect? Somehow, the meeting owners are still not empowering their meeting planner to do what is necessary.
Time to speak up!
Every meeting planner needs to speak up about and point out this incongruence.
Meeting planners need the budget, time and trust that meeting design requires.
And we need to ask for it. We’d love to hear your thoughts, feedback, suggestions and questions.
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