Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 15 New Design Trends

BizBash

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Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 11 New Catering Trends

BizBash

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Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 12 New Entertainment and Activity Trends

BizBash

2015 96

10 Practical Holiday Party Favors That Guests Will Actually Use

BizBash

2015 106

How to Throw a Stylish New Year's Party

BizBash

2015 93

11.5 Things You Need To Clarify On Your Next AV Quotes

helloendless

My hope is that one day, AV quotes will not need to be clarified and you have a flawless AV experience every time, but until then I wanted to share some small details that can make a BIG difference, especially from a cost and headache perspective.

2015 31

5 anti-hustle lessons I learned the hard way & how learning them resulted in more time for me, my family and my life

Lara Mcculloch

HOW I HIT ROCK BOTTOM BY HITTING THE TOP. “You know, Lara, you’ve got to be first in and last out if you want to make it to the top. Especially if you’re a woman.” ” This was the prolific piece of advice I got, in my early 20s, from my suit-pants-toting, hard-hitting, never-let-’em-see-you-cry-proclaiming, sports-car-driving, 6-figure-making female mentor / boss. My mouth agape and my eyes wide, her words fired like a laser deep into the subcortex of my brain.

2015 30

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things.

2015 38

TravelMath is Great Tool for #EventProfs

Planner WIre

Travel adds up in many ways. It can be measured in Dollars, Euros, or Rupees and in other ways like miles, meals, or meetings. All have a cost and all have ramifications that meeting and event planners need to consider for the attendee or budget.

2015 38

US Hotels See Strongest Demand Since 2015

Smart Meetings

During the year’s first three months, consumer confidence drove demand for lodging at the strongest quarterly rate since 2015, reports PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The post US Hotels See Strongest Demand Since 2015 appeared first on Smart Meetings.

2015 28

How to Write Case Studies About Your Events Like a Professional Writer

EventJuice

Although they are understated and often underused as a business resource, case studies can serve as an excellent marketing tool for your company to engage both existing and potential customers.The challenge is crafting a well-written case study that people actively want to read. #1

2015 29

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things.

2015 36

Plan Your Event With These Eight Important Steps

EventPlanning

You just landed a client you’ve been pitching for a while and want to make her event spectacular.

2015 24

Periscope 001: To Hustle or Not To Hustle

Lara Mcculloch

[link]. In this first instalment of my weekly #swiftshift Periscope video series, I share my thoughts on the 1 word synonymous with entrepreneurship that I fundamentally disagree with (and why I think it’s actually sacrificing your happiness). As entrepreneurs, we’re told that in order to succeed, we have to HUSTLE. This word sends shivers down my spine.

2015 23

When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business

Fork in the Road

The below is a guest post from Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant as they launch their latest book on organizational culture. A lot has been written about the Millennial generation in the last ten years or so, and to be frank, a lot of it is really not helpful, especially in a business context.

2015 37

The Event Manager’s ‘Survival Kit’ Checklist

EventJuice

Through my job I’ve come across loads of Event Managers on events and I’m always intrigued (and surprised) by the random objects they pull out of nowhere that can literally save the day – a bit like Mary Poppins and her bottomless handbag! When something goes wrong, I’ve noticed how experienced Event Managers will just […]. create, plan & manage events event tools Event Manager Event Survivial Kit Checklist Events Management

2015 23

Meeting Planner Review – the Poweradd™ Pilot S 12000mAh Portable Charger

Planner WIre

Electricity. Access to it gives a meeting planner superpowers… I said the same thing in this post and because something was said twice on the internet, it must be true. But what about when you are out saving the world from the scourge of bad conferencing and there is no outlet?

2015 28

5 Soft Skills Needed to Be a Great Event Planner

EventPlanning

Soft skills are an event planner’s best friend. For those who haven’t heard this term, “ soft skills ” refers to your non-tangible, non-quantifiable skills – things like your personality, etiquette, how you get along with others, small talk and listening skills.

2015 20

Planning Interview Questions for Event Professionals

EventJuice

It’s fair to say that not many people relish job interviews. They can be a nerve-wracking experience and it can often be difficult to do yourself justice in such a pressure-cooker environment. But what about the people on the other side of the table? Well, that’s not necessarily an easy task either.

2015 21

The Universal Marketing Plan for Literally Anything

Guidebook

If you’re adding to your event – whether it be a new session, a new format, a new call for proposals process, or a new event app – you’re going to have to market it. There is no such thing as automatic buy-in. People need to be told several times about a change if you expect them to take part in it or consume new information. That’s all well and good – but who among us has money to hire a marketing consultant for every little new thing we want to introduce?

2015 27

The Best Event Planning Books Ever Written

Guidebook

The best event planning book recommendations as chosen by real event pros. Sure, you can get all your event and meeting planning information from the internet like most of us do these days. (We We gathered all of the web’s best event planning blogs.) But what about good, old-fashioned books? Nothing is more satisfying than stacking your scholarly resources on a bookshelf so that everyone who enters your house knows how learned you are. Of course, reading books is great too.

2015 26

Insurance for Third Party Meeting Planners

Planner WIre

Finding general liability insurance if you are a meeting or event planner can be a royal pain in the ass. No kidding. It sucks on a level Hoover and Dyson cannot even begin to touch.

2015 20

Insurance for Third Party Meeting Planners

Planner WIre

Finding general liability insurance if you are a meeting or event planner can be a royal pain in the ass. No kidding. It sucks on a level Hoover and Dyson cannot even begin to touch.

2015 18

How to Write an Event Planning Proposal

EventPlanning

Statistics show that the event management industry will grow by 44% and add over 30,000 jobs in the next five years. This is definitely good news for all planners as it shows that the demand for your talent and service is on the rise.

2015 13

ICCA’S Top Cities and Countries for Meetings in 2015

PCMA Convene

SOURCE: International Congress and Convention Association. Global Meetings Research

2015 25

Pitching For Events: 5 Tactics To Enhance Your Next Pitch

EventJuice

Each day, the event industry becomes more competitive – in fact we are drowning in event companies, so an essential attribute of an event organiser is the ability to SELL your idea over others.

2015 11

How to boost your marketing strategy and start creating your best campaigns yet

EventJuice

Tactics to enhance your marketing strategy and make you stand out from the crowd. event marketing

UberConference and Evernote for #Eventprofs and Associations

Planner WIre

Everyone knows that I am a total Evernote freak… Love my Evernote. Conference calls on the other hand… They suck. Fortunately, the folks here at Camp PlannerWire use UberConference which makes the process of talking to many people, on the phone, all at once, suck a whole lot less.

2015 13

How To Deal With Event No-Shows

EventPlanning

When organizing an event, no-shows are a major concern. Not only can they affect the overall budget but can decrease profits as well. Statistics in this article , reveal that there is a ten percent no-show rate for paid events and a fifty percent no-show rate for events that are free of charge.

Everything You Need to Know About Attendee Engagement

Guidebook

Our second shelf here at the Event Planning Resource Library is all about Attendee Engagement. Impacting our attendees is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. Why else are we holding events if not to impact the people who are attending them? The real trick of it all, however, is how are we impacting them, and what is the best way to do so? These questions have been some of Guidebook’s most detailed explorations to date.

2015 13

Episode 022: Protecting your business: How to legally set up your small business for success with Jo-Na Williams

Lara Mcculloch

GRAB YOUR ANTI-HUSTLE GUIDE! Learn how to stop sacrificing your lifestyle for your business. contact-form-7]. Today we’re going to be talking with legal expert, Jo−Ná Williams on how to protect your business. Our guest founded her practice, J.A.

Soup-to-Nuts Event Marketing Tips

Guidebook

So you’re marketing an event, are you? Good for you! Event marketing is a killer way to reach hundreds – or even thousands – of people with impactful, meaningful experiences. If you’re in search of event marketing tips, it means that you understand there is a lot of nuance when it comes to gaining attendance and buy-in from the people to whom you’re going to be marketing.

2015 11

Trials and Tribulations of a Digital Nomad and #eventprof

Planner WIre

This is the first of an on-going series exploring the triumphs and major set-backs of my life as a digital nomad. My name is Daniel and I am the Director of Digital Innovations at PlannerWire. Welcome.

Banner Ads, Conference Websites, and the Meeting Marketer

Planner WIre

You are about to read a post about banner ads so I will forgive you for thinking that I have lost my flipping mind. I would not blame you for questioning my sanity, but not for this post… This post is legit.

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 11 New Catering Trends

BizBash

At corporate holiday parties this year, guests can play with their food at interactive stations like gingerbread-men-decorating tables, plus innovative

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 12 New Entertainment and Activity Trends

BizBash

From activities such as dance lessons and card-making workshops to live entertainment like aerial acrobats and circus acts, end-of-year festivities

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 15 New Design Trends

BizBash

Pinecones and evergreens will never go out of style when it comes to corporate holiday parties. But this year unexpected

Mobile Social Media: A Checklist for Maximum Event Impact

Corbin Ball

65% of global Facebook video views are mobile – AdWeek, January 2015. Twitter: 88% of users are on mobile – Jeff Bullas, 2015. YouTube: Half of views are on mobile devices (1 billion views daily) – YouTube, 2015.

Create Your Event Planner Website in 10 Minutes

EventPlanning

If you don’t see ones you like there you can Google for “free wordpress themes 2015” I like to add 2015 to my search so the newest themes show up. A common question we get is do you need a website for your business? What type of pages do you need on your site?

Feed the people!!

Event Philosopher

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard According to research from Successful Meetings magazine, when faced with budget cutbacks 49% of meeting planners cut the F&B budget first. And yet anecdotally, next to conference rooms being too cold, food is the top complaint from attendees on post-event surveys. As a conference organizer, I understand that budgets are not always based on the realities of an optimal customer experience.