Pick up your phone, chat with your buyer buddy, strike a deal and plan a meeting. If these are the steps you use to bring group business into your property, then you've been hiding under your tainted bedspread for too long. Today, many hotel sales organizations rarely have the opportunity to speak to meeting planners because of the planner workload, travel schedules, procurement guidelines, and technology advancements. And, who can blame the planners for not wanting to talk to ten different hotel properties per day?
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• Author, Strategic Meetings Management: The Strategy Quick Reference Guide (2011)
• Co-Author, Strategic Meetings Management Handbook (2011)
• Meetings Management Mover and Shaker as selected by Corporate and Incentive Travel Magazine (2010)
• Top 20 Changemaker who influenced the meetings management industry by Corporate Meetings and Incentives (2008)
• Best Meeting Practitioner as selected by Business Travel News (2007)
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