Industry experts consult for Full Circle Events

Event Industry News

Event industry expert Raj Watts will join Full Circle Events on a consultancy basis to assist the business through the next phase of the company’s growth. The post Industry experts consult for Full Circle Events appeared first on Event Industry News.

Quit Giving Free Consultations and Event Advice; Insider Tips to Navigate Blaggers


The post Quit Giving Free Consultations and Event Advice; Insider Tips to Navigate Blaggers by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. When people find out you plan events, are they always hitting you up for free advice? If you find that happening a lot, it’s time to put an end to it.

Convene TV: CVBs as Destination Consultants

PCMA Convene

Aim to serve rather than please

Conferences that Work

Chris Edmonds For context, watch this two-minute video: While Chris focuses on the context of team leadership, I think that aiming to serve rather than please is also a useful rubric to keep in mind as a consultant.

Podcast: Should You Consult an Astrologist Before Planning Your Next Event? (Episode 68)


Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Leslie McGuirk In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor

What is Coworking and What Are the Benefits for Independent Consultants?


Coworking offers independent consultants many benefits including cost, collaboration, and flexibility. Here’s what you need to know about this alternative work environment

Ex Time Inc. marketer Lisa Batty launches ‘Memorable’ events consultancy

Event Industry News

UK Marketing Director of Advertising, Lisa Batty, has launched a new trade marketing consultancy dedicated to creating events with a ‘memorable’ twist. marketer Lisa Batty launches ‘Memorable’ events consultancy appeared first on Event Industry News. The former Time Inc. Her Co-founder and Chairman is ex Havas Media UK Group CEO Mark Craze.

The declining influence of leadership positional power in a network society

Conferences that Work

As a consultant in various fields for 35 years, this is a familiar world: one where I have influence with a client but less authority than a janitor. When consulting, one of my biggest meeting design challenges is to get boss buy-in. Facilitating Change leadership authority boss consulting gig economy Harold Jarche hierarchical power models influence network era network society positional power power

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SmithBucklin Expands its Events Footprint with New Acquisition

Smart Meetings

based 360 Live Media expands the reach of the consulting firm, which currently has offices in Chicago and D.C. Association management company SmithBucklin’s acquisition of Washington, D.C.-based

Reasons to leave a job

Conferences that Work

My mentor Jerry Weinberg , consultant extraordinaire, has written an excellent list of reasons to leave a job. Consulting commitment Jerry Weinberg job quitting reasons to leave wellbeing

New AWE Team Advocates for Gender Equality

Smart Meetings

Courtney Stanley, owner of CS Consulting , actively challenges meeting planners to expand upon the types of presenters they choose to take the stage at their conferences and events. “My Photo credit: Association for Women in Events. AWE has seen the future, and it is inclusive.

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Social Media Changes the Lifecycle of Trends

Smart Meetings

Chief Strategy Officer at Patay Consulting , a firm specializing in creating a brand voice for businesses and individuals, Patay is an industry veteran of nearly 20 years and an expert when it comes to tracking trends.

Managing Client Expectations – #EventIcons Episode 114

Endless Events

Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). As an event prof managing client expectations should always be top of mind. Managing client expectations helps both you and your client have clarity working together.

State of Event Sponsorship in 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 97

Endless Events

Those people who are introducing themselves as Sponsorship Consultants will become more and more important in the future! Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). Event Sponsorship is most essential part of every event.

9 Tax Season Tips for Meeting Planners

Smart Meetings

While it may appear tricky to navigate, we consulted with the experts at TurboTax and compiled a list of 10 tips to get you started on the right path. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and you should consult with a professional about your specific situation.

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When Is the Contractor’s Termination for Default Proper? When It Does Bad Things.


Appeals of Industrial Consultants, Inc. Uncategorized Appeal of Industrial Consultants Army Corps of Engineers ASBCA ICI termination for defaultSometimes you “do” bad things. Sometimes you “look like” you do bad things.

How to Disrupt Your Meeting without Upsetting Attendees

Smart Meetings

For tips on how to do this, we called on Jeff Hurt, executive vice president of education and engagement at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. For conferences, one size doesn’t fit all. Not any more. Attendees have individual motivations for signing up and engaging at meetings.

Linkedin’s New Geofilter Feature


We all recall when Snapchat first introduced geofilters back in 2014. The feature allowed users who had their phone’s location services turned on to take a snap from anywhere in the world and swipe through photo overlays designed specifically for that location.

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2017 Safest Year for Air Travel, but Challenges Remain

Smart Meetings

To70, an aviation consulting firm, attributes the low fatality totals to stronger safety practices —as well as good fortune.

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Keeping an Eye on the Storm

Smart Meetings

Jim Foerster is the Director of the Meteorology Operations team at DTN , where he oversees a talented group of more than 50 meteorologists providing weather forecasts and consultation to businesses making critical decisions around safety or operations.

When Team Events Meet Philanthropy


Industry Advice creative ideas event management event manager event manager tips event managers event marketing event photos event planning event professionals event profs event registration eventprofs events events consultant events industry events industry advice industry adviceIn the past, we’ve highlighted some of the many benefits of corporate philanthropy. As a company, giving back to the community and setting an example is a responsibility that should be embraced!

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How to Accommodate Guests With Dietary Restrictions


Tracy Stuckrath is the president and chief connecting officer of Thrive Meetings & Events, a seven-year-old consulting firm that focuses

Digital Can Reinvent Your Event Experiences. Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

Guest blogger Mark McCloskey of HRG Consulting shares tips on how to best use technology to leverage the tidal wave of digital change and create memorable experiences.

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How to sell as persuasively as a TED speaker talks

Lara Mcculloch

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The Events Expert Interview Series #17: Jeff Hurt

G2 Planet

This week we sat down with Jeff Hurt , the EVP of Education and Engagement at the powerhouse resource Velvet Chainsaw Consulting We've been interviewing expert event professionals in our industry, and sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences.

The Events Expert Interview Series #18: Brandt Krueger

G2 Planet

We continue our dive into the minds of industry experts with Brandt Krueger , the owner of Event Technology Consulting LLC , an instructor at Event Leadership Institute, and Cohost @ #EventIcons

Why You Need a Contract as an Independent Professional


Contracts are an essential part of a successful independent consulting project, creating a sense of professionalism, encouraging communication, and ensuring a streamlined process

Large City, Small City, Best City

PCMA Convene

Place Equity , Resonance Consultancy, SOURCE: America’s Best Cities: A Ranking of U.S. Magazine Plenary Research

How You Can Make Your Events Awesome By Taking Advantage of Social Media by @dancarthy2


Also, you can easily collect RSVPs with various platforms, consult the attendees and even find suppliers. Events are there to let people hear about what you have to say.

Upcoming Webinar: Your Key Cvent Account Resources


Whether you have questions for your Account Manager, Client Success Consultant, or our Customer Support team, someone is available to help 24/7. Chat with a Cvent Product Consultant. Talk with our highly trained Product Consultants.

The Rise of the Gig Economy and What It Means for Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Gig workers come in many flavors including solopreneurs, independent contractors, project specialists, and even consultants like me. What it means for you: Gig workers can be extremely influential (especially those damn consultants). Work and life are transforming at a rapid rate.

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Burn Conference Traditions Immune From Criticism

Velvet Chainsaw

But as a consultant, I can call ‘em as I see ‘em. During some consulting gigs we hear references to “Dr. People don’t trust institutions today say sociologist Dr. Josh Packard. We don’t think institutions have our best interests in mind he says.

The Events Expert Interview Series #7: Nick Borelli

G2 Planet

This week we sat down with Nick Borelli , founder of consultancy Borelli Strategies , with over 20 years of experience in the live event industry and a passion for making an impact Over the course of the next several months, we'll be interviewing some of the smartest, most interesting event professionals around--sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences.

The Events Expert Interview Series #6: Dave Lutz

G2 Planet

This week we sat down with Dave Lutz , founder of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting , a leader who knows how to take focus and ambition to the next level Over the course of the next several months, we'll be interviewing some of the smartest, most interesting event professionals around--sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences.

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

Improving digital learning and amplifying conference content to a larger audience is a high priority for many clients we consult with.

Upcoming Webinar: How to Find Answers to Your Top Cvent Questions


Product Consultants will help track and resolve your issue, while project-based consultants are available to guide you through specific project implementations. Cvent’s technology suite is robust.

5 reasons to measure business value of meetings

Plan Your Meetings

Indeed, proving the value of their meetings has, in turn, proven the value of their roles as experience designers, strategists and internal consultants.

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Your Attendees Are Livestreaming – What Are You Doing About It?


Recent research by the consultancy firm, Magid, has found that a majority of US internet users (56%) watch livestreamed content at least once […]. Over half of the United States is watching livestreamed video on a regular basis. Now is the time for eventprofs to take back TV.

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.

Benchmarking Association Events

Gallus Events

Event Consultancy For Associations Get In Touch. Event Consultancy – commercial event businesses. Event Consultancy – associations. All three of our Event Consultants have run association event departments.

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Creating an Inclusive Tech Scene | 5 Questions with Kim Crayton

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Her work includes hosting events under the #causeascene banner, business consulting, and, most recently, joining us to speak at Admission. Kim Crayton is a personal inspiration of mine.

Feedback Frames—a low-tech tool for anonymous voting

Conferences that Work

tool Idea Rating Sheets in 2004 (originally called “Dotmocracy”) to “make it easier to find agreements in large groups” He has been a Senior Public Consultation Coordinator for the City of Toronto since 2010, and is working to crowdfund his invention.

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How to Improve Your Call for Presentations Process

Velvet Chainsaw

When Velvet Chainsaw Consulting conducted speaker research with 120 associations with research and consulting company Tagoras Inc. in 2013, we found that nearly 77 percent use a call for speakers/sessions process. Associations value member input.

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