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Ultimate Event Venue Checklist for Event Planners

Picatic

Planning an event is a long and arduous task that’s incredibly rewarding when finished. One of the main tasks that you need to prepare for is booking an event venue. It could be a conference, a meeting, or a corporate event. Finding the right venue for your event is a huge undertaking.

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15 Social Media Tactics To Increase Your Event Marketing Exposure

Picatic

Event marketing and planning is incredibly rewarding when done successfully, but it takes a lot of time and effort to get to that point. A big aspect of creating a successful conference or event is to generate buzz around it.

11 Ways To Save Money Planning Your Next Fundraising Event

Picatic

So, you’re in charge of your organization’s next fundraising event.

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5 Reasons Why Hosting Events Is Good For Your Brand

Picatic

For brands within certain niches and industries, it could be a good idea to host your own events and conferences to build your brand’s trust and authority.

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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.

5 Things You Can Do to Ensure Corporate Events are Unforgettable

Picatic

Employees today lead busier lives than ever before. They are striving to advance at work. Juggling work-life balance at home is harder than ever. Today’s workforce is often finding themselves falling into the rut of “going and coming”.

Top 20 Unique Swag Ideas From Twitter For 2018

Picatic

I am a huge fan of unique swag ideas. In case you are new to the term, swag, standing for “stuff we all get,” is the free promotional items companies hand out at events. Swag is a popular event marketing strategy for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies.

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Developing A Network of Trusted Event Vendors

Picatic

The keyword for every event is collaboration. The multi-billion dollar industry is composed of countless key players that bring their talent to the table. However, it takes experience, intuition, and some business savvy to select the best event vendors to support your design.

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How To Choose The Right Speaker For Your Next Conference

Picatic

Would you like a keynote speaker that is engaging, inspirational and entertaining, while being knowledgeable in their field and relevant to your audience? What event manager doesn’t right? There are many things to consider when looking for a speaker for your next event.

Achieving Event Attendee Satisfaction through Gamification

Picatic

The best event hosts add a unique and memorable touch to their events. Here are a few tips on gamification from guest blogger Dan McCarthy. Events these days should go beyond a presentation and a few workshops. Remember, an event is about captivating an audience to build your brand.

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Plan A Well Attended (And Well Liked) Corporate Event

Picatic

Planning a corporate event is no small task. We know, we’ve been there. There is so much to take into consideration such as goals, theme, location, ticketing, transportation, entertainment, equipment, food, dietary restrictions, drinks and so much more.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

5 Promotional Mistakes To Avoid For Your Next Event In 2018

Picatic

Have you started your event promotion? Do you have marketing images set up on Google, Adroll and Facebook? Are you ready to push send on that A/B split test email? Great! You are well on your way to successfully promoting your event. However, now you need to think about what you are not doing.

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The Speaker-To-Audience Rut: Are You In It?

Picatic

Are you ready to change the format of your event or conference? It’s time to break out of the model. Create new event engagement that keeps your attendees active, interested and on their toes; then it’s time to get yourself unstuck from the speaker-to-audience rut!

Join the Movement – Picatic for Good

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Over the years of working with non-profit organizations, changemakers, and community builders we have learned that these selfless groups have big hearts with the sole purpose of raising money, not for themselves, but for the better needs of others. The post Join the Movement – Picatic for Good appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog. Helpful Event Tips

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Double Ticket Sales, Increase Revenue

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Events have a lot of moving parts. There are a multitude of items that need your attention in order to create a fluid and memorable event. Selling tickets is probably an area that requires the majority of your attention (unless your event always sells out in minutes). Have you created a plan to increase your […]. The post Double Ticket Sales, Increase Revenue appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

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Event Planners ~ Do You Know How To Retain Clients?

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Event management and planning comes with many challenges! Client retention might be the biggest one. So, how do you ensure customers and attendees are satisfied enough to come back again and again? Don’t worry – it’s actually much easier than you’d think! There are simple steps you can take to ensure you are relating to attendees, […]. The post Event Planners ~ Do You Know How To Retain Clients? appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

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Developing Your Conference Story Arc To Activate Participants’ Brains

Velvet Chainsaw

Applying a story arc to the conference can activate participants’ brains. And you want stimulated, motivated engaged brains during your event for sure! A story arc is an extended, continuous storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television series, comic books, video games, films etc.

Emerging Evergreen Conference Practices—From This To That

Velvet Chainsaw

You can never get enough of what you really don’t need says Eric Hoffer. To paraphrase Hoffer, you can never get enough of conference fads, gimmicks and trends. We want more, more, more! Unless your a conference participant and we often have had enough!).

Use A Conference Story Arc To Shift Your Participants’ Brain Architecture And Strengthen Their Neural Connections

Velvet Chainsaw

We are helpless story junkies says author, journalist, and storyteller Michelle Weldon. We can’t help it. It’s part of our human nature to crave and connect with stories. Your brain on story acts very differently than when your brain is receiving data, facts and information.

Your Conference Needs a Hub To Entice Customers and Prospects

Velvet Chainsaw

At a recent conference consultation with a client, a millennial made me think that I wasn’t keeping up with the times. We were discussing their marketing and communication strategies for their event.

Being Present in the Age of the Mind Outside the Brain

Conferences that Work

The other day, Celia and I were walking in Boston’s beautiful Arnold Arboretum when she asked me who’d responded to an email I’d sent. When I pulled out my phone to answer her question, she said she felt she was walking with a third person, a stranger.

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When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members?

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Burn Conference Traditions Immune From Criticism

Velvet Chainsaw

People don’t trust institutions today say sociologist Dr. Josh Packard. We don’t think institutions have our best interests in mind he says. We believe they serve the interests of the professionals who created and run them, and they serve the interests of perpetuating their own existence.

Scenes from a Participate! Workshop and Solution Room

Conferences that Work

[link] 40-seconds of highlights from the Participate! workshop and Solution Room I recently facilitated for the New York State Bar Association.

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Do Not Be Seduced By Meeting Fads Or Conference Trends

Velvet Chainsaw

Most conference and meeting professionals want the coolest, hippest, latest ideas and trends for their events. We are on the hunt for the next meeting, seating, session format, technology, and food and beverage fad.

Time Capsules, Time Machines And Evolution Of Traditional Meeting Planners

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your annual meeting more like a time capsule or a time machine? Conferences that are like time capsules promote and preserve nostalgia and the past. Conferences that are like time machines teleport people to the future so they can discover what’s next.

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The Future of Event Planning: The 2020 Vision

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This is a sponsored post by Omnience. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. From unbelievable event technology to a revitalized focus on personalized learning environments and attendees’ work/life balance, the future of event planning in 2020 looks bright.

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Making The Common Conference Uncommon

Velvet Chainsaw

Who wants to attend a common, ordinary, ho-hum, everyday , I’m-just-like-all-the-others traditional conference? Even worse, who wants to pay to attend one? And who wants to plan or sell one? Your conference growth and revenue depends upon repeat paying attendees year after year.

What are the new tech trends to look out for in 2019?

Event Industry News

By Callum Gill – Head of Insight and Innovation. There was a theory circulating a decade ago that the tech boom, affecting every aspect of our lives, would sound the death knell for events as we know them.

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New Study: Almost 70% of Professional Event Speakers are Male

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We analyzed event data from thousands of events over the past five years and discovered that events still have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity. We recently released the results of our first ever “Gender Diversity & Inclusion in Events Report.”

5 reasons to measure business value of meetings

Plan Your Meetings

Meeting and event professionals can no longer wholly rely on satisfaction measurements to justify spend, and as they seek to determine the true business value that their meetings drive, they are finding the added benefit of heightened roles within their organizations.

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Encouraging Words For Professionals On An Association Journey Including Stay Curious And Hungry

Velvet Chainsaw

Encouragement by Kevin Spencer. Nothing we do is inevitable. Our success as association professionals is not inevitable. Achieving a thriving conference and burgeoning membership is not inevitable. We are not guaranteed that our association will stay small or that it will grow big.

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When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members?

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Our Preoccupation With Solutionitis, Hammers And Nails

Velvet Chainsaw

If all you have is a hammer, everything else looks like a nail. The hammer nail analogy is a common business idiom. It describes the bias that we bring to solving problems based on our personal experience and background. Well, hammer meet nail.

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The Crisis of Connection

Velvet Chainsaw

We’re lonely. And not just a little lonely. We’re experiencing a global epidemic level of loneliness. Last week, the U.K.

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Award Show Ideas and Tips to Steal in 2019

EventMB

Everyone loves a great award show. But what makes an awards ceremony really stand out? Best practices, as well as tips from the pros are all here for you to create a memorable and glittering occasion.

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Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place. Too often, competition and self-interest get in the way of sharing what’s most helpful.

Five Ways to Create the Best Meeting Ever

BizBash

Looking for ways to elevate your next event? Give your event a sophisticated, professional look with customized materials you can

2018 223

How to Get a Celebrity to Come to an Event

GEVME

Getting a celebrity to come to an event is now more popular than ever. By inviting a popular artist, you will not only add originality to any event but also create a special and festive atmosphere. There are some good reasons why you may want to get a celebrity to come to your event or even host it.

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How to Organise Event Check-in Process

GEVME

There are several ways to check tickets for an event (offline & online) that we can recommend. For different events, depending on the format and number of participants, the event check-in process may come in different forms.

2018 156

Biometric Technology for Event Management & Ticketing

GEVME

Does the inconvenience of managing a long queue at events for identification purposes bother you? Then welcome to the ultra-modern realm of biometrics, which will redesign the ticketing process at all kinds of events.

The Top 500 People in Events

BizBash

Meet the Top 500 people in the meeting and event industry in North America. Actually, it’s likely you’ve met many

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