Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts March 2000
Cuts:On the SpotWhat's your best method of moving attendees from
prefunction areas to the main event?
"For small to midsize meetings, I like to use the hotel
staff, coupled with the sound of chimes, but for large meetings,
conventions and trade shows, I prefer to have eye-catching
entertainment like a brass band, stilt walkers, etc., to direct
folks to the main event.""Usually, I just announce that dinner is on its way.
Most of the attendees will listen, but there are always a few
stragglers who lag behind. We just get behind them and round 'em
Jennifer M. Angebranndt
National Multi Housing Council
Senior Group Coordinator
Carlson Meeting Management
"We tend to do everything right in the hotel, so guests
know what room they will be in for seminars. For dinner, we'll
announce over the microphone that it's time to eat, but we always
have to blink the lights five minutes beforehand to get their
attention. Of course, the bartenders will tell them it's last call.
That always helps."
American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists
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