“We’ve Always Done it This Way” is No Longer an Answer

One of our favorite phrases to hate is, "We've always done it this way." Sarah and I believe in change, in moving forward, in "rolling with the punches." While preparing the content for this month's newsletter, I read an article that shares these sentiments and warns about being hesitant to [...]

Choosing Your Meeting Venue/City

Over the years we've been to all sorts of cities and hotels for meetings; i.e. large cities like Vegas, Chicago, NYC, Washington D.C. There have also been smaller cities that don't pack as much of a tourist punch. There are a lot of items to consider when putting on a [...]

Working ON your Meeting vs. IN your Meeting.

If you read this month's DPM and/or Vendor "Tricks of the Trade", you will catch that the theme for this month's newsletter is to work ON your business vs. IN your business. For meeting planners, specifically, this one is especially tough because so much of your event is simply getting [...]

Acknowledge All Feedback But Embrace the Positive.

We are all guilty of it - dwelling on the negative things people have to say about us (personally or professionally) versus thriving from the positive. We are professionals. We care about performance, so an unsatisfied customer bothers us. Trust me - I get it. Here's the thing... I've also [...]

Marketing Your Meeting – An Implementation Timetable

Organizing a meeting is a LOT OF WORK! From working with the venue regarding lecture space & AV, room blocks and meals... not to mention the faculty, CPME compliance and about a million other things. By the time you're knee-deep in all of these details, marketing the meeting can sometimes [...]

Making a Fresh Start

With the return of in-person exhibit halls and conferences on the horizon, combined with the increase in online CECH opportunities for DPMs and the knowledge that exhibitors will be attending fewer trade shows than they have in the past, it is crucial that meeting planners rethink their events and what [...]

Give Your Attendees Tasks

I recently read an article published in the February 2021 issue of Convene magazine. The article, written by Don Neal, discussed several reasons why attendee participation is sometimes lacking for virtual events. One pearl I took from the article is to "give your audience a job to do and [...]

Our Calendar is Not Just for Them… It’s a Huge Resource for You!

PodiatryMeetings.com was originally created to provide podiatric physicians and meeting exhibitors access to critical information to help choose and plan for which podiatric meetings, conferences, and seminars to attend. BUT, we also strive to provide meeting planners/organizers with vital information. With an extensive meeting calendar, we can help you navigate [...]

Think Outside the Profession… Put a Motivational Speaker on Stage

One of the best feelings when leaving a meeting is feeling inspired to do new and exciting things... you know, having that surge of energy where you feel like you can take on the world! While DPMs are required to obtain continuing education credits to remain in practice, it's [...]


On November 10th, PodiatryMeetings.com hosted a group discussion event for podiatric meeting planners in an effort to learn from one another and discuss how to provide value to sponsors during a virtual event. The event was jam-packed with useful information based on the experiences of our industry's top meeting planners. [...]

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