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Starting a New – Introduce yourself

  • 1.  Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 06-17-2019 12:56
    Edited by Jodi Meier 06-27-2019 15:21

    Welcome to the New Cvent Community – I am excited you are here! The Cvent Community is a space curated for and by your peers who use the Cvent platform.

    Online communities thrive when likeminded users connect, help, and learn from each other. So, jump in regardless of your level of experience – everyone's voice adds value to our dialogue. There are no bad questions.

    In the spirit of connecting with others, an "introduce yourself" thread is a great way to start. This will help you familiarize yourself with the 
    Open Forum and get to know others within the Community. 

    I'll go first:  

    • Company and location of where you work?  work for Cvent and am based at Cvent Headquarters, just outside of Washington, D.C. 
    • What is your favorite part of your work? My favorite part of being a Community Manager is connecting professionals to resources and people to help them succeed in their goals.  
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  While it wasn't based on attendee feedback, the best piece of professional advice was to expect the unexpected with live events.   

    Now, it's your turn. Copy these bullets below, click the "Reply Inline" button, paste, and respond.  

    • Company and location of where you work?  
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted 

    Those who respond to this thread by August 31, 2019, will be entered in the Welcome to the Cvent Community Contest to win one of four gift packs that include a pair of Bose headphones, a Google Home, and miscellaneous Cvent-branded items.  

    I look forward to seeing everyone's responses and questions! 


    #Miscellaneous

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    Jodi Meier
    Online Community Manager
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  • 2.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 13:20
    • Company and location of where you work?  - Halliburton - Houston, Texas
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  - Being onsite at my events and seeing everything come together
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted Best event ever!


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    Melissa Thuston
    Sr. Corporate Meeting and Event Planner
    Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
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  • 3.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 17:56
    Company and location of where you work?  I work for the Gardner Institute and we are located in Brevard, NC.
    What is your favorite part of your work? Planning events
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  That we have the best meals ever.

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    Angela Whiteside
    VP, Finance, HR and Events
    John N. Gardner Institute
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  • 4.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 07-03-2019 13:23
    • Company and location of where you work?  McGraw Hill Education - I work remotely out of our Chicago office in Golden, CO
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  Working with like minded individuals who are creative and care about tailoring a curated customer experience at our events.
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  Mistakes happen. Boxes go unchecked. You're human. Don't beat yourself up if something goes wrong at your event - adapting and making critical thinking decisions on the fly are your best weapons against failure. Don't overanalyze the why - focus on the solution.


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    Megan Gates
    Sr Partnership Development And Events Manager
    McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings LLC
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  • 5.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 13:20
    Excited to see the new community up-and-running.

    Let me introduce myself:
    • Company and location of where you work?  work for Visit Fort Worth, Texas and I'm the CRM Administrator and Lead Catcher, working under the Meeting Sales umbrella
    • What is your favorite part of your work? Managing the system (my 2nd baby) and teaching internal and external staff best practices  
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  I'm usually not involved in hosting meetings, but our total team does a great job, and we have a large board with great comments from our Annual Meeting where all attendees signed and posted comments.   


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    Andrea Timbes
    CRM Administrator
    Visit Fort Worth
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  • 6.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 30 days ago
    Welcome!

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    Kelly O'Brien
    Marketing Assistant
    XL Catlin
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  • 7.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 13:26
    Let me introduce myself:
    Company and location of where you work?  I work for ACGME in Chicago, IL. I am the registration specialist for our educational activities and annual conference.
    What is your favorite part of your work? The flexibility it allows, I really get to flex my creative muscle.
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  I'm primarily on the registration end of all of our events, so the advice I've taken to heart is test something, and then test it again. If you can have a kid test it, do that. People will break what you build no matter what so testing everything is key!

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    Jay Gillett
    Registration specialist
    ACGME
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  • 8.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 13:39
    Company and location of where you work?  I work for the International Baccalaureate Organization in our "Washington DC Office" ... which is located in Bethesda, MD.
    What is your favorite part of your work? Traveling and interacting with student and educators from around the world.
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted? Be very flexible in working with vendors and venues outside of the traditional US meeting landscape. Keep your standards, but adjust your expectations.

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    Geoffrey Seiler
    Registrar and Travel Coordinator
    International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) .
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  • 9.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 13:47
    Let me introduce myself:

    Company and location of where you work? The Windy City-Chicago, IL - Motorola Solutions World Headquarters.   Events, Trade Shows & Customer Visits/Experiences (mostly Americas, but with global incentive program activations

    What is your favorite part of your work?
    The people who work for our company and our company culture. It's amazing. I've been here 30 years and still loving every minute of it.

    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?   You always find new ways of getting to the next level with a reduced budget.

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    Dave Carlson
    Director Customer Experiences And Events
    Motorola Solutions, Inc.
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  • 10.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 13:52
    Edited by Kelly Ohmes 06-17-2019 16:29
    Let me introduce myself:

    Company and location of where you work? Meridian Loyalty in St Louis, MO

    What is your favorite part of your work?
    Building websites with Cvent Flex. Gives me some creative freedoms and I enjoy seeing the finished product.

    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?   That a program was flawless, even though I believe there is always rooms for improvement.

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    Kelly Ohmes
    Client Services Supervisor
    Meridian Enterprises Corporation
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  • 11.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 13:58
    Company and location of where you work?   -- AIG in New York, NY
    What is your favorite part of your work?  -- having the position of Event Technologist, being the expert on Cvent for an important part of the company
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  -- you'll get to your goal, but it might not look like what you originally expected. also - the participants have no idea the insanity of what you're involved with to make it great: they're just immensely appreciative! (and almost never like the food....)

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    Cecilia Golombek
    AIG Procurement Services, Inc.
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  • 12.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:09
    Company and location of where you work? 
    I work for Tata Consultancy Services. We have offices in NY and NJ, though I mostly work from home.

    What is your favorite part of your work? 
    Diversity of tasks, it's not the same work day in and day out.

    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?
    Help with networking. We've always assumed we just needed to host a reception and people would talk/connect/ get something out of it. But sometimes people are shy or do not know who to approach or how so we've started ice breaking sessions, zones dedicated to specific topics where we put a SME from our company in, used badge flag so people could highlight what they're interested in talking about.

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    Rachel Sigley-Cantalupo
    Branding
    Tata America International Corporation
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  • 13.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:11
    Company and location of where you work?  Atlas Tavel & Technology Group in Marlborough Mass.
    What is your favorite part of your work? I love producing events from start to finish. It's awesome to see the final product.
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted? Always plan for something to go wrong! No event is flawless. Just make it appear flawless to the client :)

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    Amanda Lukowski
    Meeting And Event Coordinator
    Atlas Travel Meetings & Incentives
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  • 14.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:14
    Hi, I'm Jennifer. I am tech support for our Cvent/CrowdCompass/OnArrival users. I help my team connect their events to our App and make sure it follows our branding guidelines.

    Company and location of where you work?  NEIL - Wilmington, DE
    What is your favorite part of your work?  Designing and helping others trouble shoot.
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted? I have only attended one event so far and it was last week. No feedback yet.

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    Jennifer Wenger
    Business Technology Specialist
    Nuclear Electric Insurance
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  • 15.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:50
    Company and location of where you work? Travel and Transport Inc., Omaha, NE
    What is your favorite part of your work? - Seeing the finished product
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted? No event hosting, strictly handle online registration & mobile apps

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    Hallie Loeb
    Meeting Technology Specialist
    Travel and Transport, Inc.
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  • 16.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:24
    • Company and location of where you work?  Scheduling Institute - Alpharetta, GA
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  That it's never boring
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted For room blocks - "you need to have your hotel blocks at places with deeper bathtubs."


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    kristin porter
    Event Data Analystevents Assistant
    Scheduling Institute
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  • 17.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:31
    • Company and location of where you work?  - The Culinary Institute of America - Napa, CA
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  - Meeting people that are passionate about their work
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted I don't know about craziest, but we have gotten very enthusiastic responses. 


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    Katie Cincotta
    Manager of Planning and Logistics
    Culinary Institute of America - CA
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  • 18.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:37
    Welcome to the new community everyone! I am so excited to be a part of this!

    Here is a little information about me:

    • Company and location of where you work?  work for One10 and am based at in Dayton, Ohio.
    • What is your favorite part of your work? My favorite part of my work is the ability to support many clients and events allowing for an ever changing agenda with very little monotony.
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  The best feedback I ever got was to hope for the best but plan for the worst. 


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    Marissa Wagoner
    Senior Registration Solutions Analyst
    One10 LLC
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  • 19.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:40
    Company and location of where you work?  Travel Leaders Network, Alexandria VA
    What is your favorite part of your work?  Creative aspect of event planning, taking something from nothing
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  Not sure!

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    Karin Beswick
    Meeting Planner
    Travel Leaders Group
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  • 20.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:48
    Hello!
    • Company and location of where you work?  Church's Chicken, Atlanta
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  The people! From the corporate office to the field, I get the opportunity to interact with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences as part of my role in training and development. 
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hostedOur events are internal, and focused on ops/leadership development. So the best feedback I receive is when attendees tell us how the event as a whole (or particular sessions/speakers,etc.) had such an impact on that they took back the learning to their teams. To me, that accomplishes the main event goal of providing a platform to build stronger, more passionate leaders


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    Bouran Qaddumi
    Training & Development
    Cajun Operating Company d/b/a Church's Chicken
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  • 21.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 14:54
    Company and location of where you work? William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    What is your favorite part of your work?  Being onsite at my events and seeing everything come together
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  You can't please everyone :)

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    Kathleen Mazzitti
    Director, Advancement Events
    The College of William & Mary Foundation
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  • 22.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 15:09
    Company and location of where you work? University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    What is your favorite part of your work? Being creative, trying new things!

    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted? The communication and marketing pieces that continue to improve over the years of a National Conference. Attendees were more involved and motivated to become brand ambassadors.

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    Laura Cheek
    Conference and Special Events Coordinator
    UNC School of Law
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  • 23.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 15:22
    • Company and location of where you work?  - Performance Foodservice, Richmond, Virginia
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  - Traveling to and seeing all our corporate events come together. 
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted I'm usually always behind scenes at registration - but its fun to hear people talk and learn how they want you to take your event to the next level next go around. 


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    Jessica Nunnally
    Project Manager
    Performance Food Group Company
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  • 24.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 15:41
    Company and location of where you work?  PerkinElmer, Waltham MA

    What is your favorite part of your work?  Planning events for internal customers and seeing the program come together as we get closer to the date.

    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  If something goes differently than planned on-site, chance are the attendees will never know as they were not involved in the behind the scenes, they will think that's what was meant to happen.

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    Michelle Curtis
    Associate Travel and Events Specialist
    Perkinelmer, Inc.
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  • 25.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-20-2019 00:18
    • Company and location of where you work?  AJC - NYC
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  Watching it all come together
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  Best – how impressed they were by the program and how smoothly everything ran (thank goodness they don't see behind the curtain).  Craziest feedback – attendee will not come back to the hotel because it's too cold and lack of amenities in room - "they don't even have cotton balls".


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    Bonnie Gluck
    Associate Director, Special Projects
    American Jewish Committee
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  • 26.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 16:41
    • Company and location of where you work?  work for YPO and am based at in Dallas, Texas.
    • What is your favorite part of your work? My favorite part of my work is the ability to be creative yet strategic.
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  Ofcourse I always get the best feedback at my programs ;) 


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    James Godfrey
    Project Manager
    YPO
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  • 27.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 17:40
    Company and location of where you work?  - Encore Live, Fort Worth, TX
    What is your favorite part of your work?  - Getting to work with awesome clients and help create something unique to tell their story.
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  Always be prepared for things to change, and always have a weather plan!

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    Haley Kilar
    Junior Operations Coordinator
    Encore Live Productions
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  • 28.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 17:53
    • Company and location of where you work?  EQIS- San Rafael, CA
    • What is your favorite part of your work?  Finding new and exciting things to do during our events
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted One of our newer clients emailed my CEO after the event and told him his goal was to be the most improved client of ours after attending our annual conference


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    Shannon Harrison
    Event Manager
    EQIS
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  • 29.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 18:24
    Edited by JC Ward 06-22-2019 01:06
    • Company and location of where you work?  
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's - Carolina Law Office of CLE

    • What is your favorite part of your work?        
    Collaborating with our faculty to showcase their IP as high-end CLE and CPE conferences.

    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  
    When entertaining, it’s the first impression and the last impression that matters.

    JC Ward
    Director, Continuing Education & Special Events
    UNC-CH
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  • 30.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 19:25
    Company and location of where you work?
    EDI - Milwaukee, WI
    What is your favorite part of your work?
    Nonprofit work is rewarding
    What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?
    they like our swag!

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    Kim Schechter
    Program and Administrative Manager
    Executive Director Inc.
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  • 31.  RE: Starting a New – Introduce yourself

    Posted 06-17-2019 21:24
    Great seeing so many people participating!
    • Company and location of where you work?  BMW Car Club of America, Greer, SC
    • What is your favorite part of your work? Planning to death and making the registration easier and easier.
    • What is the best, most useful, or craziest piece of feedback you've gotten about an event you hosted?  Our events, everyone is a critic. :) But they do love when we moved away from meal tickets for a few of the sessions to laminated name badges with QR codes. I was surprised how well it was received.


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    Steven Schlossman
    Chapter Services
    BMW Car Club of America
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