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How to Choose a Venue for Your Event

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Looking at venues for your next event is one of the main tasks for your role - you do it day in, day out. So, you probably have an idea of what you need to keep a look-out for when selecting sites, visiting them and deciding which would be the best option for the event you’re planning.

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6 Ways to Hype Your Big Event Without Straining Your Budget

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With preparing, organizing and finding sponsors for your event being a daunting task on its own, marketing itself may take a hit, when resources and personnel are limited. And that’s a trap you need to avoid.

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Hosting an Important Event on a Budget

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Hosting a major event is stressful enough in any kind of context – from a personal to a professional setting. And things can get even messier if you have to deal with the idea of having a very limited budget.

How to Succeed at Being an Event Caterer

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Catering can be an excellent industry to work in because it is a wonderful feeling providing delicious food and helping someone’s party or large event to be enjoyable for all. Succeeding in this industry is dependent on much more than providing tasty food, however, as you will need to make sure that you are running a successful business operation too.

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Tips for Hosting an Event for Your Ecommerce Store

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An event can be a superb way to boost your ecommerce business. Many store owners do not think about hosting an event for their store because the operation is carried out online but it can be an excellent way to promote your store, engage with your target audience and raise awareness. If you are thinking about hosting an event for your ecommerce store then you need to carefully plan the event so that it is worthwhile and will help your brand to succeed.

Coping with stress, exercises and tips for stressed out meeting planners

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Careercast lists the job of event planning in the top 5 of most stressful jobs in the country. Not a year goes by without the career being on this list.

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Six Tips for Networking At Events

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Even the word networking can give people some anxiety. While it can be daunting at first, it is important to realize that networking is a skill and once you get the hang of it, you will soon find it much easier and less intimidating. Events are the perfect place for networking and developing strong relationships within your industry, but it can be hard to know how to go about doing this.

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How Can Law Firms Increase Attendance at Events?

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Hosting an event can be a great way for law firms to attract clientele, contribute to the local community, and make new connections and partnerships which could benefit them in the future. To find out how you can increase attendance at your events and ensure that they are as successful as possible, read on for some top tips that will work for every law firm. ADVERTISE ONLINE.

Top 3 Tips On How To Choose A Caterer For A Corporate Event

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A corporate event is a unique opportunity for a brand to show appreciation to the present clients, and offer a friendly hand towards the new clients, partners, or even employees. The event itself is marked with unmatched sophistication.

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The Importance of Risk Management in Events Planning

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Planning an event requires months of prep-work, with pressure increasing each day. Event planners have a lot on their plate, from liaising with suppliers to organizing the guest list. All of this work means that a failed event inevitably leads to disappointment. Unfortunately, with so many moving parts, an unsuccessful event is always a potential outcome.

How to Measure the Success of Your Conference

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Traditionally, measuring the success of a conference was pretty simple. How many people attended and how much revenue did you generate. In order to get a more global assessment, truly reflecting the impact of a conference on all stakeholders, other quantitative measures should be included.

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Food trends for events - local, healthy and experiential

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Chicken dinners and cheesecake are unfashionable, especially in event world. Meeting and event planners are now at the forefront of food and beverage trends, providing event attendees with unique gastronomical experiences. Today we share some of the top food and beverage trends shared by planners, venues and caterers around the country.

5 Tips for Selecting the Best Event Technology

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Selecting event technology can be a daunting experience. There is much to consider. The wrong decision can cause a lot of headaches during the planning and execution process of your conference or event.

Planning The Audience Experience And PR For Your Events

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Andy Perez, a Los Angeles based marketing and public relations consultant who has created more than 1,000 events in his career joins EPN and Event TALK. Andy will be discussing the importance of public relations in preparing for an event.

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Using the Power of Storytelling and Communication to Create Successful Events

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The time is ripe to disrupt not an industry but a discipline. That discipline is communication. The disruptor is really good storytelling.

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Event technology beyond the registration app

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Most planners first experience with event technology is the implementation of a registration and event check-in app. Event technology has however evolved tremendously in the past few years to make the lives of all event stakeholders easier, more engaging and productive.

Finding Purpose as an Event Professional

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On this episode of Event TALK, I am speaking with TJ Loeffler, a high-impact motivator, and founder and CEO of Loeffler International. After working as a sales analyst for Goldman Sachs, TJ began a search for purpose as an entrepreneur. TJ's life took a few turns before he hit emotional rock bottom. Forced with a decision to make, TJ took another step of faith, now empowering others in his true calling as a speaker and life coach. We are chatting about finding purpose.

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Top 10 new terminologies every meeting planner needs to know.

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A while back we addressed the top terminologies every meeting planners needs to know. Not much time has passed and a handful of new words have snuck into our professional vernacular. Today we are adding 10 new terminologies every planner needs to add to their arsenal. Engagement.

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Top Event Communication Tips

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Event communication is the subject of our latest Event TALK episode. Los Angeles-based Gretchen Hydo, Keynote Speaker, Life and Business Coach, shares her top tips for meeting and event professionals on how to best communicate. Listen to host Al Wynant and guest Gretchen Hydo discuss the following: Top tips for sharing the story of an event effectively. Strategies to communicate with diverse teams. How to overcome communication barriers. How to best communicate with attendees during an event.

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The Anatomy of the Perfect Name Badge

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Creativity for Meeting and Event Planners

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Get ready to reignite your creativity. Guest Robert Evans Wilson, Jr., award-winning writer and speaker shares his top tips and tools for meeting and event planners to be creative. Listen to host Al Wynant and guest Robert Wilson discuss the following: Overcoming creativity block. How to overcome conformity and ignite creativity. How to inspire diverse teams to be creative. Mistakes a meeting planner can make when trying to be creative. Techniques and exercises to ignite creativity.

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5 Steps to Get Sponsorship for Your Events

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Unless you are a Fortune 500 company, you probably don’t have the budget for a high-scale event. This means you will need sponsors on your side. Of course, getting a sponsor is easier said than done. Why will another company, after all, choose to sponsor your event when they receive dozens of similar requests on a near daily basis? Approaching sponsors the right way is the key to tilting the odds in your favor. IDENTIFY YOUR ASSETS TO A SPONSOR.

4 Insider Tips on How to Make Your Event Successful

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No good marketer shies away from live events. On the contrary, a professionally executed event is often a staple of the successful marketing strategy that turns heads, signs on new clients, helps forge business partnerships, and solidifies brand recognition and loyalty.

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Interviews with Planners - Shelby Olivier

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Shelby Olivier is a Program Manager for Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner in Austin, TX. Shelby first began in the events industry as a Catering Sales Representative to earn money while attending college.

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7 Top Tips to Manage Temporary Event Staff and Volunteers

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Managing event staff is a bit like herding cats. It can be tricky enough to know whether everyone is doing exactly what they are supposed to when you are relying on a loyal team of permanent workers. But throw a few temporary workers and volunteers, a tight schedule, and a particularly busy event into the mix, and things have the potential of going very wrong.

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Attend Conferences

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Wondering why people register for your conference? Knowing these top reasons will help your meetings stand out and attract attendees by creating value for all stakeholders. TO LEARN. Most attendees come to your conference to learn about a topic.

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Preventing Event Check-In Aggravation

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We have all been there. You arrive at your conference and check-in lines seem to go on forever. There is limited signage and you cannot figure out what line to get into. Maybe you will make a few new connections while queuing, but in general you are frustrated with the experience.

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3 Online Strategies to Boost Your Event Attendance

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Whatever kind of event you are hosting, you need people to attend. This is especially true when the event is open, meaning that you don’t need an invitation to attend, you just need to either buy a ticket or RSVP (depending on the type of event that you are hosting).

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The Anatomy of the Perfect Name Badge

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10 things successful planners do every day

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Take advice from these successful meeting and event planners. See how their daily routines and behaviors make them successful in their jobs. CAROLINE KAY. Event Director Extraordinaire with C.KAY International. I get up at 5:00 a.m.

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Top Tips on Marketing your Conferences and Events

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Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Traditional marketing techniques no longer work. Attendees change their identities faster than a chameleon changes color. Today’s postmodern consumer defies categorization, making it a challenge for event and meeting planners to market their projects. In this podcast, Michael Solomon, a professor of marketing, industry consultant and author of “Marketers Tear Down These Walls!

5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event

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Are you fed up with planning work parties, because it never seems like anyone wants to attend? What’s with everyone being so resistant to a little bit of fun?

Event TALK: Developing Successful Conference and Event Registration Fee Strategies

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Setting registration or ticket prices for meetings and conferences can be a contentious process. It is a procedure not necessarily enjoyed by planners and committees. It can become an emotional roller coaster and it usually lacks a strategy.

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How to Hire an AV Company for Your Event

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On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Will Thompson, Business Development Manager at Atema Partners. Our discussion focuses on best practices and tips for event planners in hiring and working with AV companies.

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Sustainability, what does it mean for your conferences and events?

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On this episode of Event TALK, we are speaking with Julia Spangler a Sustainable Events Consultant with 6 years of corporate event experience. She has experience working on multi-day customer appreciation events, educational seminars and social events.

Sustainability, what does it mean for your conferences and events?

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On this episode of Event TALK, we are speaking with Julia Spangler a Sustainable Events Consultant with 6 years of corporate event experience. She has experience working on multi-day customer appreciation events, educational seminars and social events.

5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event

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Are you fed up with planning work parties, because it never seems like anyone wants to attend? What’s with everyone being so resistant to a little bit of fun? Well, sure, every office has a couple of grumblers, but have you ever considered that it’s because your events… just aren’t very good? Obviously, you put a lot of money and effort into them, so nobody you work with is going to want to break the news that you’re a lousy party planner.

How to Broaden the International Appeal of Your Event Planning Business

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After achieving much success with a local customer base, many event planning and small businesses often decide to take the next big step by expanding internationally. Yet, it is essential not to rush in when moving from a domestic to an international market.

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