About the author:

Author: Andrew Tyne

Andrew is an event planner, musician, recovering A/V professional and speaker who loves to get people excited about technology and living a mindful focused life. Andrew graduated from St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Andrew also attended the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology where he received a diploma with Honours. He received his CMP designation in 2014 and works as an event manager with Trade Centre Limited in Halifax. Andrew is also the President Elect of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. Like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/themindfulplannerblog.

Articles by Andrew Tyne

  • Can’t we all just get along? APIs, integration and automation for event professionals

    Taking a deep dive into the way we work is the first step in improving our workflows, becoming more productive and ultimately spending less time working. If you’re thinking of taking stock of your productivity, I’ve talked a bit about it here. One of the common threads that people discover when doing this type of self-evaluation is the over reliance on one single application or program, or what I like to call inappropriate multitasking. A good example would be using…

  • You are the lion: Advice for dealing with stress for event professionals

    We work in an incredibly fast-paced environment, and if we’re being honest, we really just say fast-paced because it sounds a little less scary than terrifying and stressful. Event professionals are almost always up against a deadline, under pressure to outdo their last event and do it all on an ever decreasing budget. This places us under a great deal of stress, both mental and physical. We all know that either kind of stress can have an adverse effect on…

  • Newton’s laws and you: How to streamline and improve your business processes

    As meeting professionals, our attention is constantly pulled in many directions at once. To deal with this, we develop systems and processes to streamline the way that we work. Familiar patterns and processes make us more agile and efficient. That agility is necessary for us to work at the break-neck pace that we so often do, but it can sometimes come at a cost. Far too often procedures and processes become so familiar that we stop evaluating and improving on…

  • (Almost) everything you wanted to know about event AV

    Event technology, AV equipment, production, sound and lights. These are just some of the terms that we as planners use to describe a huge array of technology. Everything from podium microphones to audience response systems to webcast and telecom equipment would fall under event AV. In the same way that sommeliers and chefs train for years to do what they do, AV companies spend a huge amount of time and money making sure that their staff are trained and up…

  • How Evernote can make event professionals more efficient

    While we all know technology has changed the way we do business, one thing that it has not changed is the amount of information that we deal with on a daily basis. In fact, the proliferation of technology has increased the different types of information we can create and that we need to file, record, keep track of, and act on. I would like to introduce you to an app that has vastly improved how I access, store, edit and…