Tips to Reduce Stress & Plan a Successful Meeting

Planning a successful meeting can have its challenges and we know with busy schedules, technology, and changing business needs it can be tough to plan a meeting AND take care of yourself! Anticipating upcoming travel plans can be exciting, but with travel, comes a bit of stress. At the Portola Hotel & Spa, we know when you arrive to Monterey, take in the gorgeous views, and experience all the peninsula has to offer your stress will melt away. We have a few tips and recommendations to help reduce your stress while you plan and execute your next successful meeting or event!

Tips to Reduce Stress & Plan a Successful Meeting

The Planning Process

• Start planning now by drafting a timeline of plans from start to finish allowing for plenty of time to accomplish your action list

• Anticipate your staff and attendees commonly asked questions for your event and create a FAQ for your website to ensure everyone is prepared

• Plan to arrive early or so you can settle in, walk the space, and get a good night’s rest before your team and your attendees begin to arrive

• Take time for yourself – meditate, breath and be present

Check out these additional self-care tips.

Tips to Reduce Stress & Plan a Successful Meeting

During the Meeting or Event

• Delegation is key and teamwork is the backbone to any successful event – utilize your venue’s on-site catering and meeting professionals in addition to your team

• Stay hydrated and travel with a reusable water bottle – this can be a great welcome gift for your attendees providing you an opportunity to brand a gift for your event

• Take advantage of hotel amenities so you can decompress and relax including pool time, on-site fitness centers or yoga studios, recreational walking trails or spa services

Several services and classed are available at Spa on the Plaza and Monterey Yoga.
Tips to Reduce Stress & Plan a Successful Meeting

Post Meeting or Event

• Stay a day or two after your meeting and truly take advantage of the destinations offerings from kayaking and sightseeing to wine tasting and golfing, there is no better way to decompress after you completed a successful meeting or event

Are you ready to start planning your next event? See what Monterey, CA and the Portola Hotel & Spa has to offer. Learn More!

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