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5 Key Essentials for a Successful Incentive Travel Program

Miller Tanner Associates knows first hand the value of recognizing, rewarding, and investing in employees through internal incentive programs. We aren’t the only ones who know the value. In fact, Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) conducted a study which concluded that incentive travel programs strongly impact: Motivation Retention Performance Organizational culture Business results  The Impact of Incentive Programs This research conducted by IRF determined that the combination of the following five essential elements defines the core of the successful travel program: The earning and selection criteria for the reward were clearly...

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#MeetMTA: Melissa Eggert, CMP, Global Experience Manager

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today, we introduce you to Melissa Eggert, CMP, Global Experience Manager. As a GXM, Melissa’s role is to meticulously architect meetings from beginning to end. 

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5 Ways to Drive Your Training Ahead This Year

Behind every successful company is an equally successful training program to drive them forward. This year, give your training a tune-up and navigate a new route. Here are 5 ways that you can drive your training ahead in the new year: 1. Put your learner in the driver’s seat. Instead of assuming which training topics should be a priority, ask your teams first. Map out a clear direction with your learners. Survey them to find out what skills they would most benefit from learning. If you get their input, you are...

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Case Study: How a Hotel Contract Cancellation Clause Resulted in Zero Penalty During Pandemic

The Event Multiple face-to-face events with meeting attendance directly threatened by a public health crisis, COVID-19 between February 2020 through June 2020 The Challenge Given our previous experience with global outbreaks and public health crises including SARS (2002), Swine Flu (2009), MERS (2013) Ebola (2014) and Zika (2015), Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) knew that it was likely meeting attendees would be reluctant to attend face-to-face events with so many looming unknowns related to the meeting’s safety, travel, and accommodations. In these instances, travel could be prohibited for in-person attendees without...

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3 Proven Ways to Keep Your Virtual Event on Track for Success

For many people, virtual events are an entirely new way to deliver their message and content. Virtual events require a distinct set of skills. As a result, a lot of people are left scratching their heads to figure out the next steps when planning a virtual event. Do you create the agenda first or determine the platform? Will the presenters be pre-recorded or live? How can you ensure that your technology is secure? It can be quite challenging without guidance from an event professional. Similar to a face-to-face event, there...

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Virtual Events: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about virtual events? We have answers. Q: Is virtual really the best option for my canceled meeting? A: Virtual event solutions are a very effective alternative to a canceled face-to-face event. Even when you can’t meet face-to-face, our virtual solutions offer an option to deliver your message to a virtually-engaged audience.  Q: Why should I use Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) for my virtual event?  A: We have over 10 years of virtual event planning experience. With a virtual event planned and managed by Miller Tanner Associates, your organization can streamline...

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Team Building Event Ideas

Have your corporate events become stale? Are you looking to add a unique touch to your company’s meeting? Do you wish you had better engagement from your team? For starters, add more fun elements to your next corporate gathering! With some creative thinking outside the box and the help of expert planners to guide you, you can design an event that is more personalized, exciting, and engaging for your attendees. 10 Fun Corporate Event Ideas Here are just a few ideas that our Miller Tanner Team has used to bring...

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Creative Meeting Themes

Last week on our blog, we discussed team building as an effective way to create a memorable meeting experience. Today we explore how to create an unforgettable meeting experience through a well-executed theme. Discover how you can bring your next meeting, be it a regional sales meeting or a leadership conference, to life by weaving in themes to accomplish your meeting goals, excite participants, and shape your overall meeting experience for your attendees.

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Meet MTA: Janina Pineiro, Global Experience Designer

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to Global Experience Designer Janina Pineiro. Janina brings to the team a wealth of knowledge from her background in experiential design. With her creativity and expertise combined, she guides clients through the complexities of designing face-to-face and screen-to-screen event experiences that hit the mark. Meet MTA: Janina Pineiro Tell us about your current role with MTA?...

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3 Reasons Top Pharma and Biotech Companies Rely on a Corporate Event Planner

The biggest challenge for biopharma companies when it comes to planning events may be the lack of internal staff to handle such an undertaking from start to finish. Not to mention, understanding the nuances associated with many moving parts can complicate the planning process. That’s where Miller Tanner comes in as a one-stop-shop with proven processes for all things meeting planning related. While some companies have meeting and event planning services and/or travel services within their own organizations, these resources may be too stretched to take on a “big” meeting. Likewise,...

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