Built for Meetings. Made for success.   |   212-903-8277

AMA Speaks

BLOG

Top Travel Tips For Work Travel During Holiday Months

Traveling during the holiday months is stressful no matter what your destination. When traveling for work, you may feel extra pressure to meet project deadlines in addition to attending countless meetings and conferences. While work travel doesn’t stop for the holidays, there are ways to make it more bearable with careful planning and by taking steps to remain healthy. Here are 3 top travel tips for work travel during the holiday months:

Insightful TED Talks on Decision Making

We make decisions every day. From the clothes we put on in the morning to the side of the bed we crawl into at night, our days are fraught with decisions. Sometimes, making a choice can be simple, for example, choosing which shoes to wear. Other decisions can be much more complex and daunting.

Great Reasons for Being Thankful This Season

November is the month of Thanksgiving; that time of the year when we gather with friends and family to ritually offer thanks and appreciation to individuals (current or past) who have brought some sort of blessing into our lives.

5 Art Galleries In DC To Add To Your Bucket List

If you’re looking for interesting locations in Washington DC that will inspire and educate, then art galleries are an option well worth considering. In the DC area, just minutes from our AMA Executive Conference Center, there are a number of excellent options to choose from. DC is an area rich with galleries, museums, historical landmarks, and many other fine cultural establishments. With so much to see, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss any of the very best. Here are 5 art galleries in the DC area that fall into our ‘amazing destinations’ and experiences you don’t want to miss.

Surviving The Busy Holiday Season By Being Organized

As the holidays approach, so too do those end-of-the-year meetings and holiday events. But as much as it’s a celebratory period, it’s also a season where your time as a planner is limited.

Build A Better Team With These Interview Tips Shared By TED Talks

Compelling interviews are the best in exposing the strengths, weaknesses, and potential red flags of an interviewee. They are key before a company decides whether the interviewee is the best fit for them. Conducting a thorough interview will help you verify the skills of the interviewee which you have only seen on paper. These TED Talks will give you a clue on how to handle an interview, which is essential in the hiring process.

Meet Barbara Davis From Our AMA Atlanta Executive Conference Center

We’re excited to shine the spotlight on a team member from the AMA Executive Conference Center in Atlanta. BARBARA DAVIS is the Assistant Manager for our AMA Center that anchors conference and meeting activities in the South. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with Barbara and learn more about all that she does. Enjoy getting to know more about this “Papple!” (You’ll have to read the interview to find out what that means…!)

Celebrating M&M’s in New York City’s Times Square

What better way to celebrate National M&M's Day this week than at M&M World in Times Square! Candy lovers of all ages delight in this colorful, chocolate wonderland located in the heart of Times Square, and adjacent to our New York AMA Executive Conference Center. The three-story building offers unique and memorable experiences, making it a must-see part of your New York City visit.

From Buzzword to Priority Goal: We’re Tackling Productivity

If you're as fascinated with the topic of productivity as we are then you'll enjoy a few of our favorite TED Talks that will get you thinking about productivity and how to improve your own!

Tricks & Treats: 5 Tips for Taking Your Meeting From Spooky To Spectacular

Just because meetings are a part of today’s business world doesn’t mean they have to be spooky. With a little pre-planning, you can take your next meeting from spooky to spectacular by following these 5 helpful tips:

Big Ideas: Fascinating TED Talks About New York City

We're proud to have an AMA Executive Conference Center located in the heart of Times Square in New York City. Enjoy learning some fascinating insights into the Big Apple through a few of our favorite TED Talks on the topic!

Fall Foodie Favorites In Atlanta

It’s the coziest time of the year again! The leaves are changing colors and summer fare is shifting into hearty autumn meals. Pull on a sweater, grab a scarf, and get ready for these Top 5 Fall Foodie Favorites in Atlanta:

Changing Industries Forever with Virtual Reality

Planner Tips, Trending Tags ama, ama atlanta, ama centers, ama conference centers, ama executive conference centers, atlanta, center, event tech, event technology, eventtech, face to face, meeting facilities, meeting package, meeting planner, meeting planning, meeting professional, meeting technology, meeting venue, meetingprofs, meetings, new york, new york city, planner, rental, san francisco, tech, technology, venue, virtual reality, VR, washington dc

TED Talks on Success for Meeting and Event Professionals

Success can mean different things to different people. What remains the same is the desire for success as a meeting and event professional.  Let these three TED talks inspire and encourage you to greater heights in your profession!

How to Make Effective Use Of Your Time

Time is the most precious resource meeting and event professionals have, but too many distractions threaten to slow down progress and steal time. If you want to make the most effective use of your time, you'll have to learn how to avoid distractions and maintain momentum.

Meeting Planning Tips To Lower Your Stress Level In 2020

Meeting planning is so much more difficult than many people think. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid this going into a new year of meetings to be planned. Follow these simple guidelines and never dread your deadlines in 2020!

The Best Ways to Experience NYC’s Central Park this Fall

Fall time in the northeastern United States is welcoming, cozy, and full of beauty. New York City is no exception, with brilliant weather, beautiful scenery, and a plethora of things to do. And as one of the city’s premiere gems, Central Park is the ideal place to catch some of the fall time fun.

3 TED Talks With an Interesting Take on Grammar

Good grammar is key to professional communication. A solid command of the rules allows you to share your ideas effectively. But for many people, grammar can be tricky and a bit mundane. That's why we've gathered a few of our favorite TED talks on the subject. They each bring a fresh perspective to what can otherwise be a pretty dry topic.

2019 Feast of San Gennaro in New York City

Each September in New York City, the streets of Little Italy play host to one of the largest and longest-running street festivals in town. Attracting well over a million visitors each year, the Feast of San Gennaro began as a small observance but has grown into an 11-day long celebration of Italian-American heritage that includes live music, fun, and plenty of food.

3 Top Fall Attractions in New York

New York is home to more than 8.6+ million people. That size of a population makes it a space where there is a lot to do no matter what time of year it is. The entire state is home to a variety of great fall time activities. Here are a few of our favorites!