With the long Memorial Day weekend behind us, it's time to get back to business. Today, we're helping you stay in the loop of what's happening in the meeting-planning world with a social roundup. Here's what #MeetingProfs are talking about this week on Twitter.
10 #MeetingProfs Tweets to Follow This Week
1. The Latest Drop
For the first time in 15 years, the number of Chinese travelers to the United States has dropped. Numbers fell by 5.7 percent in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. Does this hint to the direction tourism will continue to follow? Let's hope not.
2. The New Planner Hack
Unfortunately, you're likely not one of the super-powered Avengers (and neither am I). Instead of trying to take on everything at once, calendarized timeboxing encourages you to take a to-do list of tasks and projects and commit specific blocks of time to focus on each task in turn. Why not give it a shot?
3. Out With The Review
Is the annual performance review still an effective barometer of employee aptitude? A growing number of workplace experts have doubts. This article suggests that an ongoing approach is more effective.
4. The CM Buzzword
We can't get away from it -- content marketing is the new rallying cry across all industries. But remember, your CM strategy should have way more substance than just an editorial calendar.
5. Pushing The Engagement Needle
Meetings success means much more than increased attendance numbers. Today, the focus is on engagement and enhancing a unique experience.
6. Take Email Marketing Beyond The Subject Line
Start with photo and video content and keep going. This article explores four ways to enhance your email marketing campaign so that your messages actually get opened — and read.
7. Keeping it #Trendy
Just as they were created to do, hashtags bring together niche social communities. After all, how do you think we found these #MeetingProfs tweets all in one place?
8. Helping Meeting Attendees Help Themselves
To be honest, I could really use one of these CCPs at home.
9. A Reminder of the Importance of Face-to-Face
And, in all honesty, it really isn't the same; now is it?
10. Supporting a Wider Range of Participation
Make your attendees views and visions part of the meeting -- without even making them get up and out of their chairs. Say hello to graphic recording.