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

EventMB

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.

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.

Convene TV: CVBs as Destination Consultants

PCMA Convene

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

BizBash

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?

BizBash

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

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

BizBash

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.

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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Linkedin’s New Geofilter Feature

Floktu

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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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.

You're Networking Wrong

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Debbie Madden is the CEO at Stride , an Agile software development consultancy in NYC. Networking is a lot like dating. If you were seeking a spouse, you wouldn’t go up to a stranger in a bar and ask “Will you marry me?” Instead, you’d take the time to get to know the other person.

When Team Events Meet Philanthropy

Floktu

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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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 Accommodate Guests With Dietary Restrictions

BizBash

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

How to sell as persuasively as a TED speaker talks

Lara Mcculloch

Small business sales Small business tools b2b sales event planning sales fast b2b sales outbound sales sales consultant sales expert sales prospecting sales scripts sales techniques for small business

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.

Why You Need a Contract as an Independent Professional

BizBash

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

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

Large City, Small City, Best City

PCMA Convene

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

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.

It's Never Too Late to Learn

Unique Venues

• Hire a Professional Consultant : A consultant will develop new strategies that will positively impact your business to create growth. Did you know that Unique Venues offers consulting services? Click here to learn more about our consulting services.

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

EventMB

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

How to Plan Events and Respect Your Attendees Data Privacy

Eventtia

Consult an attorney to learn more about the law and how […]. Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is to inform our followers and clients about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it might impact the planning of their events.

How to Plan Events and Respect Your Attendees Data Privacy

Eventtia

Consult an attorney to learn more about the law and how […]. Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is to inform our followers and clients about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it might impact the planning of their events.

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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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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World Class Events and A.C.T (National) announce partnership to improve global event safety

Event Industry News

Event management consultancy World Class Events (WCE) and the UK’s leading event safety consultancy A.C.T National) Ltd have today (27th April) announced a partnership that will see the two companies promote and raise higher Health & Safety standards throughout the UAE.

Extreme Customer Service and Your Events

Eventinterface

On this episode of Event TALK, I am speaking with John Di Lemme, high-end marketing consultant, strategic business coach and international speaker about extreme customer service, and how this applies to service provided by meeting and event professionals. His strategic consulting and marketing expertise has generated over 100 million dollars in business for his clients and assisted them with building a loyal customer base by providing extreme customer service.

Build an Internal Event Team – #EventIcons Episode 129

Endless Events

On this episode of #EventIcons, Sej Pandya of Event Marketing Consultant, will be discussing how to build a great internal events team. Follow our iconic guests on Twitter: Sej Pandya of Event Marketing Consultant( @SejPandya ).

Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s an example of an agreement developed by Jeff Hurt, DES, executive vice president of education and engagement at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place.

Upcoming Webinar: How To Get Support With Your Cvent Account

Cvent

Depending on the complexity of your account, you might have a consultative resource who guides you through the implementation and set-up of your first event launch,” says Smith. T he first day at a new company can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time.

How to help meeting design clients figure out what they really want and need

Conferences that Work

“, and typically bring me in to consult at the “ how? Great — a client who doesn’t know what they want! Recently, a client asked for help designing a new conference. Thirty minutes of discussion with three stakeholders revealed they hadn’t yet settled on the event’s specific purpose, scope, and format. From my perspective this is actually a great problem to have.