Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Meeting Resort’

5 Tips for A Successful Meeting Presentation

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Meeting Space at The King and Prince

 

Presenting at a conference or meeting can be stressful. Here are some tips to help make your next meeting more productive and stress- free!

Practice, practice, practice- There is nothing worse than an unprepared or unorganized presenter! Don’t let all of your time and energy be in vain. Practice what you are going to say before hand. Make sure you speak clearly, are able to get all of your points across and that you finish up in the time allotted to you.

Keep it short- Make sure your presentation is no more than 20-30 minutes long. If you speak for longer than that, you run the risk of losing the group’s focus. If you have more to say, you can break your presentation into two sessions. Give them a small break in between to get up, stretch and grab something to drink. A well planned presentation should not last longer than 20-30 minutes.

Incorporate multimedia- Change up the “usual” presentation. Add a short video that is relevant to what you are speaking about. YouTube has an endless supply of these. If you are using PowerPoint, add some photos!

Encourage participation-  Although this may not work for all meetings, sometimes it is good to ask for participation from the attendees. You could start off your presentation with a question and ask them to answer it. Or, at the end, you could ask if anyone has anything to add or any questions that you could answer.

Recap your key points- Doing a recap of your key points or ideas is a good way to wrap up a presentation. It re-focuses the group and emphasizes your key points. It is a simple way to bring your presentation to a close while giving relevant information.

 

Accolades from a Meeting Participant

Friday, March 1st, 2013

We truly treasure when a guest takes the time to write to us about their experience at The King and Prince.  Making our guests happy, even exceeding their expectations, is our goal every day.  When we receive feedback, such as the following note from a recent conference participant, we are thrilled that all of our hard work has paid off.

To Whom It May Concern:

I have two reasons to be happy this morning.  One:  I have a short work week (Thursday & Friday), since I was attending a conference for the last 3 days.  Two:  My conference was held at your Resort.   It was hands down the best conference I’ve ever attended.  My coworkers are teasing me about my mini-vacation, as they don’t believe anyone could get any work done at an oceanfront resort.  However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Maybe it’s the salt air, or the ocean breeze – but mine and my fellow attendees’ senses and minds were sharpened and ready to absorb all the new information we learned.   I understand your meeting rooms were recently renovated, and they were spectacular – from the Lanier Room, where we had our general sessions, to the Retreat Room facing the ocean, from where a few of us spotted a group of dolphins jumping in the waves.  During our meeting breaks, I’d grab a bite, walk out to the pool and relax on a chaise lounge, hearing the waves crash as I responded to emails from work.

Our beautiful room was in the Oceanfront Building – very close to the lobby and meeting rooms, so quite convenient.  We sat outside on our private oceanfront balcony early in the mornings, sipping coffee and reading the paper as the sun rose before us.  At night, after our excellent dinners (my personal favorite was the pecan-crusted grouper) we were ready to relax.  We fell asleep with our door open, listening to the waves.   If everyone could live and work in that environment, the world would be a much better place!

The service was outstanding, from the time the Front Desk staff  welcomed us with smiles and genuine enthusiasm.   All of the dining staff, including the young men who kept up our meeting breaks, were super-efficient and friendly.   I never met the housekeeper who cleaned our room (I was always in the meeting), but I was delighted to find a handwritten note from her (Phyllis), welcoming us to the Resort and where to call if we needed anything.

You truly have a wonderful place.  My only complaint is that I am no longer there!  I will certainly push for our group to return to The King and Prince next year.   We’re even considering bringing the kids there this summer for a longer stay – we’re eager to explore St. Simons Island and spend some time by the pool and on the beach.

Yes, this is why we do what we do.  This letter seems as good an advertisement as any – won’t you consider giving your meeting attendees this experience?

Georgia Meeting Resort

Retreat Room

Meetings at The King and Prince Resort

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

On behalf of the staff and owners of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, I am pleased to accept the 2009 Best of the South Award from Meetings South Magazine.  Bud St. Pierre writing here, the Director of Sales & Marketing.

This is our third consecutive award from Meetings South and the tenth overall meetings industry award for The King and Prince Resort since 2006.  Of course we are all very proud of this recognition, but the Sales and Catering teams are especially proud and humbled to be recognized once again by meeting planners who bring their groups here to St. Simons Island.

We are very thankful for our group business and we are devoted to ensure that every attendee has an exceptional experience while staying here at the Resort.  It is very gratifying to be recognized for these efforts.

As you walk into the main lobby of the hotel, off to the right is a section on the wall with our meetings industry plaques and awards.  I remember positioning our first three plaques on the wall a few years ago.  Now we have to find another area to expand to, as we have run out of space for these ten awards.  Not a bad problem to have at all.

Thank you for reading.  Enjoy your day!

zp8497586rq