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How a Contract Helps
A contract can protect a group when the unexpected occurs, including
a delayed hotel opening ( successfulmeetings.com/HotelContracts).
You must have known I would need guidance. Our hotel promised
that renovations to the ballroom and other major spaces would be
complete before our upcoming conference, but just reported that the
work would now be starting about the same time as our meeting. We
have a renovation clause but not specifics; there were no guarantees in
writing, and multiple people in the communications loop. So far, the
hotel has taken initiative in coming up with alternatives, but the details are yet to emerge. The meeting isn’t until early January 2018, but
it is still a major planning disruption. We will see how this goes.
Robert Hollon, Executive Director
Association for Science Teacher Education
Eau Claire, WI
Tips to Stay Safe
We shared security and risk-management firm iJet International’s
top 10 security tips ( successfulmeetings.com/Security10).
The way the room is set up can leave those in the middle of a seating section most vulnerable in terms of getting out of the room. In
a panic, chairs will be yanked around, posing obstacles to those following behind. Ganged or linked chairs can topple over and present
a phalanx to those trying to push through and get out. And those of
limited strength might be particularly challenged. Trust your intuition. In The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker advises that you become
alert to your own intuition and learn to trust it. Learn to recognize,
honor it, and take action based on it.
Dr. Paul Radde
The Thrival Institute
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