2nd Annual Holiday Boutique

3 West Club

cordially invites you to our

2016 HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

November 10th, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join us on November 10th from 4 to 7 PM for the 3 West Club’s Holiday Boutique. The 3 West Club’s Holiday Boutique showcases local retailers and artisans for your holiday shopping pleasure. This event is open to the public. We invite you to join us for a night of shopping, refreshments and delicious food.

Featured Vendors Include:



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10 Tips to Improve Panel Discussions

10 Tips to Improve Panel Discussions



1. Carefully choose moderators and panelists. Skilled moderators bring out the best in panelists. Planners need to make sure in advance that moderators are knowledgeable about the industry.

2. Interesting and articulate panelists. diversity. the panel should have a wide range of speakers in terms of gender, age, background and viewpoint. there should be at most four participants who are all to be well-prepared.
3. Get rid of the long, draped table. Many agree it creates a barrier between panelists and the audience. one possible solution is for Speakers to be seated in a shallow semi-circle with a small cocktail table either in front or to the side of them.
4. Stress preparation. The moderator and panelists have to do more than just show up. The moderator should develop an agenda and prepare welcoming remarks, introductions and some initial questions. Panelists should do background research on the topic, and formulate both their key messages and talking points.
5. Formal rehearsals are unnecessary; however, the moderator should brief panelists on the process as well as ground rules for the session. it is likely that Spontaneity will be lost if the discussion is rehearsed in advance.
6. Structure the discussion to be more like a conversation. heavily Emphasize that the panel should be a lively discussion among experts sharing their thoughts and opinions, rather than a series of presentations.
7. Limit the number of slides. slides are to be used only to grab the audience's attention or make an abstract concept more understandable. detailed information should be displayed in a web link or printed handout.
8. Engage the audience early. Create a catchy title for the event, and make sure the topic is both trendy and fun. Create a buzz, even before the event. email marketing or social media can be used to ask attendees to submit three questions they would like to hear discussed.
9. Encourage participation. it is not recommended to wait for a Q&A at the end of the presentation to engage the audience. Today’s attendees want to participate immediately. the Use of technological tools will encourage participation.
10. Make it entertaining. most would consider it a known fact that the majority of People today have short attention spans. Every five to six minutes, do something interactive to stimulate the audience, such as a poll or a game.


Source: http://www.smartmeetings.com/meeting-planning/91957/10-tips-to-improve-panel-discussions


3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

SUMMER’S OUT AND FALL IS OFFICIALLY IN!

SUMMER’S OUT AND FALL IS OFFICIALLY IN!

In today’s weekly blog, we bring you our top three 2016 Fall Cocktails. In a season full of sweaters, leaves dropping, fright, giving and pumpkin picking - take some time to enjoy these lovely drinks.

APPLE CIDER MIMOSAS

INGREDIENTS:
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 c. apple cider
1 bottle Champagne

DIRECTIONS:
On a small plate, combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rims, then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Fill champagne flutes 1/4 full with apple cider, then top off with champagne.

LEFTOVER PECAN PIE BOURBON SHAKE

INGREDIENTS:
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 c. milk
2 oz. bourbon
1/2 c. chopped pecan pie
DIRECTIONS:
In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, milk, bourbon, and chopped pecan pie.
Blend until desired consistency. (Add more ice cream if mixture is too thin, more milk if it’s too thick.)
Pour into glass and garnish with crumbled pecan pie.

PUMPKIN SPICE WHITE

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 oz. heavy cream
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. coffee liqueur
Whipped cream, optional
Chocolate syrup, optional
DIRECTIONS:
Shake together pumpkin pie spice and heavy cream to combine.
Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream mixture.
Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired.



3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Looking to Host a Meeting in 2017?

Looking to Host a Meeting in 2017?

Welcome to the 3 West Club Blog. We look forward to educating you on tips and trends on the meeting and events industry. check back weekly as topics will change.

2016 proved to be a fruitful year for meetings and events.

Top trends for 2016 Include:

1) Hotels Flex Their Muscle
North American hotels retaining the upper hand in price negotiations.
2) Lead Time Becomes Scarcer
As a result of the strengthening seller’s market, planners are going to have to work harder to convince their meeting owners to commit to events farther ahead.
3) F&B Gets Healthier & Pricier
Planners are facing a bit of a double whammy when it comes to food and beverage budgets.
4) Meetings Morph into Experiences
​Need to create a compelling meeting experience for attendees.
5) Mobile Apps Matter
Mobile meeting and convention apps are becoming ubiquitous for all but the smallest gatherings.
6) Virtual & Hybrid Meetings Multiply
Planners use virtual/hybrid meetings to save on costs, reduce travel and time out of office and to reach a broader audience.

Most Popular Meeting Types

TYPE OF MEETING
NUMBER PER RESPONDENT​
Training 15.7
Internal Team Meeting 14.7
Sales/Marketing 12.2
Conferences/Trade Shows 10.0
Senior Leadership/Board Meeting 8.1
Advisory Board 7.6
Incentive/Special Events 6.2
Product Launch (Internal/External) 5.1


Source: Successful Meetings (http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Strategy/Meeting-Strategies/Top-Meeting-Trends-2016/)


3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

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