Executive Travel Magazine

May/June 2009

Meetings, meetings, meetings

Tips, insights and inspiration on how to get the most out of meetings.

The challenge of meetings is to maximize the value of being face–to–face. We look at how to make meetings more effective: Six corporate psychologists weigh in on how to use psychological principles to get the most out of gatherings small and large—from networking to board meetings. And we explore whether videoconferencing will be the ultimate meetings solution and where the technology is today. As business and life become more complex and results more critical, meetings will be even more important. Make your meetings mean more.

Replacing in-person meetings with videoconferences is rife with complexities.
Achieve collaboration without transportation with the help of these services.
Your game needn't suffer when you're traveling, thanks to the newest golf innovations delivered via the Internet.
Now more than ever, this is the time to take your networking skills to the next level.
Using ROI metrics can be a helpful tool in justifying your next meeting-to your own team or to other stakeholders.
Where and how you work determine which kind of professional bag best fits your lifestyle.
Website offers reduced-rate vouchers for hotels, car rentals, restaurants, shopping and more.
If a keynote speaker is energizing and smart, it can set the tone for an entire meeting. If not, attendees may well expect the rest of the event to fall flat. How to find that memorable keynoter who creates buzz? Speakers bureaus match meeting planners and their events with speakers.
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With a yearly membership, visitors can use hourly rentals now available in three cities.
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Now offering backseat TV, Avis and Budget target kids of renters.
With new casinos, new shops and new shows, Las Vegas continues reinventing itself year after year.
As China's commercial capital prepares to host the World Expo in 2010, this megacity of 19 million continues to grow and change at a breakneck pace.
Canadian court say obese flyers get a second seat for free.
As airlines tweak their marketing approaches, it pays for passengers to read the fine print.
Reducing the environmental impact of jet travel is no easy task for airlines.
Don't let the unappetizing name fool you: raw food restaurants serve up sophisticated fare.
Located in Puerto Vallarta, Taylor's 1960 movie set of 'Night of the Iguana' has 12 suites for guests to book.
Overnight guests are welcome in this grounded jumbo jet.
Asking these three questions will win you more business in today's soft market.
Behavioral experts offer tips to improve planning for-and participation in-your next conference.
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