April 01, 2000
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts April 2000

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On the SpotWhat is your biggest work-related pet peeve ?

"Clients who don't want to spend the time to create written goals and objectives for their meetings. Actually, I have two big pet peeves. I also can't stand meeting room doors that slam when they close."
Kim Moeller
Managing Partner
The Events Group LLC
Palo Alto, Calif.

"My pet peeve is the phrase 'we need it by tomorrow.' I am not sure what is happening with project management and creating action calendars these days. It just seems that more often, business is becoming a real 'let's wing it' kind of thing."
Karl Nybergh, CMP
Meeting Consultant
American Meetings and Conventions Inc.
Miami, Fla.
"It blows my mind to check into a hotel room and find that the air filter [in the air-conditioning unit] is filthy. I bring a screwdriver and flashlight and use as needed, because I like to breathe clean air. Some of the hoteliers I work with know how I feel. One time, at a property I often work with, there was a note in the filter from the director of catering and the convention service manager. I loved it! They were on top of it and had a good sense of humor."
Lynne K. Tiras, CMP
International Meeting Mangers Inc.
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