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Impressive Los Angeles Conference Centers

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Mar 21, 2013

Make the Right Impression during Your Business Meetings

Sometimes the conference room in your office just won’t support the size and scope of the business meetings or corporate events you have planned. If you’re putting together a speaking engagement, a company party, or a client dinner, you need to know the best places in Los Angeles for gatherings. We’ve put together a pretty comprehensive list of available spaces, as well as some reasons they’re the best. This is just a starting place, though. There are still hundreds more places throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Santa Barbara County that might better fit your needs.

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Tags: Los Angeles Events, Executive Travel, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

Minding Hotel Rules When Planning Corporate Travel and Events

Posted by Steve Johnston on Wed, Mar 20, 2013

Know the Policies When Making Travel and Event Plans 

Planning for any kind of event is difficult, whether you’re traveling for business or putting together a big corporate party. For either scenario, you’ll likely work with a hotel for the use of a room or event space. We’re going to take a look at both instances to help you understand why hotel policy compliance is so important for your company.

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Tags: Ground Transportation, Executive Travel, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

6 Ultimate Tips for Surviving a Los Angeles Conference

Posted by Steve Johnston on Tue, Mar 12, 2013

Networking, Car Service to LAX, and More

Does anyone really like conferences? They’re the career equivalent of a marathon in many ways, as professionals gather to spend hours on their feet, meet hundreds of people, and make dozens of contacts. You’re almost always glad you went, but they can be nothing less than exhausting and overwhelming while you’re in the middle of the week. Los Angeles is a hub for professional conferences across all industries, including entertainment, academia, and technology. According to organization expert James Harper, there are few things that can provide the same boost for your career as a conference. We’ve curated some tips, tricks, and insight to ensure your time and budget are well spent:

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Tags: Los Angeles Events, Executive Travel, Professional Development

What's the Difference Between Chauffeured and Black Car Service ?

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

Which Is Right For Your Needs? 

You have an image to maintain. An image that you’ve worked hard to build and are working even harder to maintain. So you know there are a few areas that you simply cannot afford to compromise on. Ground transportation should be one of them.

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Tags: Chauffeured Car Service, Executive Travel, executive chauffeur, Travel Management, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

7 Reasons You Should Ignore Rental Car Ads

Posted by Steve Johnston on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Don't Pay Any Attention To Ads!

We’ve all seen the rental car ads for low prices, low fees, and great cars, but why does it always seem like the prices don’t ever translate into actual savings when renting the car? For some reason, rental car companies get away with highway robbery when it comes to their price.  Maybe because most people don’t know that they actually have options other than stepping up to that rental car counter at the airport, waiting thirty minutes for the car to be brought to you, then battling the traffic and unfamiliar roads.

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Tags: Chauffeured Car Service, Airport Transfer, Executive Travel, Travel Management, Corporate Travel, Private Car Service, Professional Development

The 7 Most Common Professional Writing Pitfalls

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Communication for Corporate Travel Professionals

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Tags: Professional Development

5 Work Events that Warrant Chauffeured Transportation Service

Posted by Steve Johnston on Tue, Feb 26, 2013

Improve Your Professional Image

You don’t always need chauffeured transportation service. However, it’s no secret that if you’re looking to make a big impression, it’s the way to go. Corporate sedan service hands your professionals the keys to stand out in a positive way. For meetings with clients or stakeholders, they’ll never be noticed for being a few moments late. Instead, their professional image and punctuality will leave a lasting impression. We’ve counted down five situations where going chauffeured can make all the difference in the world:

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Tags: Limousine Service, Chauffeured Car Service, Group Transportation, Executive Travel, executive chauffeur, Travel Management, Corporate Travel, Private Car Service, Professional Development

8 Ways to Become a Better Public Speaker

Posted by Steve Johnston on Fri, Feb 22, 2013

Say What You Mean with Confidence

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Tags: Professional Development

5 Healthy Habits for Executive Travelers to Adopt

Posted by Steve Johnston on Thu, Feb 21, 2013

Travel Smarter

There’s no escaping the fact that executive travel is spectacularly bad for your health. Road warriors who spend weeks out of the year on the go are at particularly high risk for a host of health problems, which can range from alcoholism to obesity to high blood pressure. Just because you’re a frequent flyer doesn’t mean that you are doomed to poor health. You’ve got the power to proactively adopt better habits and avoid becoming a statistic. We’ve compiled some suggestions on how you can ensure your itinerary doesn’t affect your well-being:

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Tags: Executive Travel, Travel Management, Executive, Corporate Travel, Professional Development

5 Pitfalls of Unmanaged Travel

Posted by Steve Johnston on Wed, Feb 20, 2013

Unmanaged Travel Isn’t Always the Answer

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Tags: Limousine Service, Ground Transportation, Chauffeured Car Service, Executive Travel, Travel Management, Corporate Travel, Professional Development