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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother


    Attendees Will Rave About Your Conferences

    Recently I shared some ideas to keep those attendees awake at your meetings. And none of those suggestions include yelling anything like, “Wake up, people!” Instead, I talked of more graceful ways of keeping them engaged and alert. One of my suggestions was to offer various ways to deliver educational opportunities, which are outside of[...]

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    Keep Attendees Awake

    Recently, I came across a blog from Successful Meetings titled “How to Resuscitate a Tired Association Education Program.” The article shares that though association education programs are highly important, the programs are failing due to attendees’ shortened attention spans. Chris Ballman, Senior Director of Education at SmithBucklin is quoted as saying: “Recent studies show that[...]

  • F&B Budget

    Maximize Your F&B Budget

    Events call for food and beverage. Attendees do expect to be fed. Put your budget on a bit of diet by paying attention to exactly what is included on the menu and making a few changes here and there that will truly add up in the end. Here are some ideas for you. Know Much[...]

  • Mother's Day

    You’re Her Favorite

    When it comes to our mothers we all know that although our siblings are wonderful and talented individuals, deep down inside we are quite aware that we are Mom’s favorite. So why not show your love for her by finding the most amazing, perfect and unique gift to give her for Mother’s Day. Here are[...]

  • Why Wi-Fi

    Why Wi-Fi?

    I recently came across a post saying that Wi-Fi is as important as running water – and in today’s world, this truly is how people feel. We are a connected world, and when that connection is interrupted, people get a little wiggy. Wi-Fi is our passport to the world; via our phones, tablets, computers and[...]

  • Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day!

    Earth Day 2016 falls on Friday, April 22 this year. Now in it’s 46th year, this movement is meant to “inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action,” particularly on environmental issues. The meetings industry has experienced a lot of greening up over the years; both in how we approach and plan our[...]


I Save You Time

I send out RFPs on your behalf, gather all the information, present it to you in an easy to read format.

This frees up your time to focus on the details of your meeting.

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I Save You Money

HelmsBriscoe is the largest site selection firm in the world.

Putting our negotiating power to work for you means saving money and big pats on the back from your bosses.

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I Save You Headaches

Selecting the perfect location can be a pain!

I review contracts and negotiate with the site to ensure both your company and attendees have a great experience.

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I Save You Heartaches

Attrition costs, contract issues, out-of-the-blue craziness?

Not anymore, call me when the heartaches arise. Together, I am sure that we will get you back on the mend.

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Jill Keeps Me Sane

Jill really does keep me sane We can be looking at 15 different properties at any given time, Jill keeps it all organized, reminds me of the pros and cons of each property and is truly concerned about finding the best possible location for each meeting.

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