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Event planners: too busy to cook? Easy cooking tip: Instant Pot.

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 1st, 2017

This blog has nothing to do with the speaking industry – but then again, it kind of does.   The reaction was so positive for my blog about the stand-up desk a few months ago, I thought I'd share something else that's been really useful for me.   The events business is pretty demanding.  Event planners I know have long hours and uncertain schedules that sometimes make it hard to find the time/motivation to make dinner.   I like to cook.  I find the whole process – washing, chopping, sautéing, etc. – relaxing.  And the smells can be fabulous and help ease the pressures of the day.  But finding the time can be an issue. 

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health | productivity | event planners

Healthy Workplace Ideas: Stand-up Desk is Path to Peak Performance

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 31st, 2017

A SIMPLE CHANGE MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE It’s not every day you can make a simple change that has an enormous impact on the way you feel and the way you work. At the end of 2016 I did just that. I bought a stand-up desk.  Of all the healthy workplace ideas I've tried, this has made the greatest difference.   Like so many people, I spend my days sitting in front of a computer. In my case I’m booking speakers for events -- communicating all day with event planners, agents from bureaus, and my speaking clients.   I'm a morning person – I start around 5:00 AM with a computer in my lap – sitting on my office couch with a coffee. I move to my desk around 7:30 and stay there pretty much all day – winding up my day at around 6:00 PM.  That's a lot of sitting - and I've been working like that a long time.   

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