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Navigating the New Normal: Hybred Consultancy | Big Ideas Sound Advice

Event Industry News

Event gurus, Hybred Consultancy, have launched a specialist team dedicated entirely to delivering great experiences that are COVID-19 Secure, The team is already advising and producing virtual & hybrid conferences, virtual studios and outdoor cinema & outdoor experiences to go ahead, safely.


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11 Reasons You Need an Initial Consult for Event AV – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Taking the time for have an initial consult for event AV can save you many headaches later in planning. Did you know having an initial consult for event AV can save you time, money and more? The initial consult for event AV allows you to get into the fine details of your event and ask clarifying questions that may otherwise be missed in an email. This consult also allows you to really get a good feel for the people and teams you will be working with prior to the event. .

Event Strategy And Consulting: The Ultimate Tips For An Elevated Experience

Endless Events

So, are you ready to get into the nitty-gritty of event strategy and consulting? There is plenty of ground to cover when it comes to event strategy and consulting. Each of them tackles a different and spectacular topic within event strategy and consulting. Event Strategy & Consulting: The Power Of Design. Roel had a lot to teach us about the role of design thinking within the realms of event strategy and consulting, so let’s hear him out!

Rental Pro Tips + Tricks for a Smooth Initial Consultation Meeting

Special Events

In most cases, consultations are the client's first contact with a representative of your rental company. The image we project and the client’s perception of our ability to provide for their event will be the key to closing the deal.

BVEP consulted on recognition of event professional qualifications as part of UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement

Event Industry News

The BVEP is being consulted by the Department of Culture, Digital, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the recognition of professional qualifications.

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Consultation on plans for EventCity relocation

Event Industry News

Next week will see the launch of a public consultation on the proposed re-development of the current EventCity site. Members of the public are invited to attend the planning consultation at EventCity next week, to be held in the foyer of Hall 1 at the following times: Thursday, 25 th July, 1400-2000 Friday 26 th July, 1200-1600. The plan is to move to a new purpose-built EventCity on the present site of Soccerdome, based in TraffordCity.

Convene TV: CVBs as Destination Consultants

PCMA Convene

Cleo Battle, CDME, executive vice president for sales and services for the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, explains how he takes a consultancy-based view of his role at the bureau, including being a local advocate over safety and security matters with local fire and police officials and linking meeting organizers with locally sourced experiences. .

Event Companies During Pandemic: Checking in With Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting

All Seated

We recently spoke with Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting to see how business has been since she was a panelist on the Allseated Connecting Our Community Marketing Expert Panel in the spring.

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. Watts experience extends over 15 years with Concept Furniture International, where she reached the position of commercial director. Watts will be using her knowledge of the events and exhibitions […].

Events Industry Council releases Sustainable Event Standards for public consultation

Event Industry News

The Events Industry Council has released six new supplier standards for sustainable events for public commentary. Major changes have been made to increase their ease of use, strengthen social responsibility considerations and recognise innovation and exemplary performance. These standards will replace the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards. .

The Unpopular Opinion Part 5: consultancy services

Event Industry News

Our latest Unpopular Opinion piece looks at the subject of consultancy services and why companies think it is acceptable to ask for advice without paying for it. As a consultant, I sell my knowledge and expertise globally. Why is there a low value attached to consultancy in our sector? In other industries consultancy services are popular and they are paid for. In fact, consultants who can’t answer a client’s questions call in specialist consultants who can.

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

Podcast: Vivacity Consulting founder on getting the most from your speakers

Event Industry News

Joining the Event Industry News podcast this week was Deborah Henley, the founder of Vivacity Consulting. Conference News EIN TV Featured News Podcasts conference speakers Vivacity Vivacity ConsultingDeborah is a professional speaker and former event booker with training in psychology. Though her education in psychology may not be event-related, she stated that it has given her a deeper understanding of audiences, languages and how to engage people.

SHRM’s Lisa Block Joins Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

PCMA Convene

After a 28-year career with the Society for Human Resource Management, Lisa Block will join Velvet Chainsaw Consulting as executive vice president, conference strategy, and design. Velvet Chainsaw. Velvet Chainsaw ). Read More. News Junkie

Don’t be a hero — solve small problems!

Conferences that Work

Consulting leadership COVID-19 cure hero hero worship heroes pandemic prevention problem solving story Y2KWhen’s the right time to solve small problems? The right answer is almost always “ as soon as practically possible! ” Why?

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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

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. Consulting Chris Edmonds consulting leadership please serve service team leadership

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Ashanti Bentil-Dhue and Gabrielle Austen Browne launch Diversity Ally- a consultancy and membership organisation to improve diversity in the events industry

Event Industry News

Diversity Ally is a consultancy service and membership organisation offering solutions to help businesses and organisations in the events, MICE and hospitality industry become more diverse and inclusive. Conference News Exhibition News Featured News UK and Europe Diversity Ally Event consultancy Events Diversity Alliance Committee MICE MICE sector

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 job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet

Conferences that Work

1984: I begin IT consulting for clients using personal computers. Consulting life lessons career consulting future of work jobs“The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet. ” This is old news. The story of my professional life 1977: I earn a Ph.D. in applied elementary high-energy particle physics. Get a post-doc position and move to the United States. Work at major U.S. particle accelerators for a year.

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AEG flags “hopelessly inadequate” evidence for the MSG Sphere, and requests application is withdrawn and resubmitted ahead of looming public consultation deadline

Event Industry News

Serious concern has been expressed that the consultation deadline of 13 th November does not give interested parties, particularly local residents, sufficient time to be able to properly understand the changes made and absorb the new material.

Criminal Mock Trial Episode 5: Consultant liability examined, & the third witness

Event Industry News

In this episode, the legal position of the consultant is expanded upon by the solicitors explaining the role, liability and and the standing in the eye of the law. The post Criminal Mock Trial Episode 5: Consultant liability examined, & the third witness appeared first on Event Industry News. The driver of the buggy who caused the accident is questioned and we hear the end of the case from the prosecution. The Mock Trial […].

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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How to Choose Event Technology, Should Cost be the Main Factor?

Endless Events

Brandt is an event technology consulting specialist and has a lot of great insight when it comes to having a tech onsite “I judge my value when I’m onsite for a client by how little they have to come into the ballroom. Event Tech Podcast event apps event budget event planning event support event tech event tech consulting event tech podcast event technolgoy event technology event technology consulting planning events

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Risk Management: Addressing Meeting Emergencies When the Industry Resumes


In our latest Smart Meetings #HospitalityStrong webinar, “ Preparing to Address Meeting Risk When the Industry Resumes: A Guide For Meeting Planners and Hotel Sales Professionals ,” Kevin Coffey , senior travel and meeting risk consultant at GoldSpring Consulting, addressed what both meeting planners and hoteliers should be asking when we all begin meeting again. How will meeting professionals address risk post-COVID-19?

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 wellbeingIn my career, I have left jobs when: The job I was hired to do was finished. The job I was hired to do could not be finished. The job I was hired to do would be finished just fine without me. I was not able to do the job I was hired to do. The job I was hired to do wasn’t worth doing.

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How to Use Social Media to Improve Your 2019 Events

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings contacted Sharlet Brennan, a content marketing consultant and president of Brennan Communications, for tips on how to leverage all that traffic for events. Social media consulting company Locowise reports the average engagement rate for video posts on Facebook is at 5.23 Will 2019 be the year you leverage social media to make your events safer, more compelling and downright fun?

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SM Southwest Celebrates 10 Years of Getting Business Done

Smart Meetings

That was the message delivered on Thursday by Jodi Low, founder of U & Improved, a heart-based leadership development consulting company, from the stage at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, and demonstrated at the one-on-one tables in California Ballroom at Smart Meeting Southwest. “Leaders, commit.”

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PRA Orlando, Destinos India Among Winners of 2018 SITE Crystal Awards

Smart Meetings

Awarded to: Meridican Incentive Consultants. Following its incentive travel program, 3M consulted CWT Meetings and Events with PRA to figure out how the team could leave a positive and impactful mark on Hawaii. Winners of the prestigious 2018 Crystal Awards were honored at the SITE 2019 Global Conference in Bangkok in January. SITE Crystal Awards are awarded to impactful and memorable incentive programs around the world.

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SEARCH: A Case Study in Crisis Management


Smart Meetings asked Kate Patay , chair of SEARCH Foundation and chief strategy officer of Patay Consulting, how she kept everyone safe. The SEARCH event team worked closely with the risk assessor, MC Event Consulting, and took precautions at every touchpoint with sanitizer and signage. Editor’s Note : As the world was realizing that COVID-19 would pause gatherings everywhere, an annual fundraising event went on as scheduled in Las Vegas.

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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. Just look at the difference between Bad-boy Jack and my youngest daughter, Haven, who just “looks like” she’s up to no good.

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. Organization can build a brand by making sponsor in live event which is engaging and driving business results. But how can an event prof make sure the sponsor aligns with the needs of the event? Join us today to find out.

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 News agency association awareness awe board brand consulting convenience cs davis directors distribution dixon environment equality event Events executive female gap gender leadership marketing meetings membership pay positions professionals smart women work xd

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What I’ve Learned This Year Could Fill a Book

Velvet Chainsaw

Association Insights annual conference annual convention business health leadership buyin strategic planning Velvet Chainsaw ConsultingAfter nearly 30 years leading the event development and execution at the Society for Human Resource Management, I took the leap earlier this year to join the remarkable VCC team and focus on helping associations and organizations improve their annual events.

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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. News 360 live media acquisition amc association brand business chicago consulting don neal Events industry management marketing matt sanderson merger revenue smithbucklin society strategy washington dcAssociation management company SmithBucklin’s acquisition of Washington, D.C.-based

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9 Tax Season Tips for Meeting Planners


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. If you have complicated deductions, particularly if you have lived in multiple states, it’s best to consult with an expert. It’s everybody’s favorite time of the year again: tax season.

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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. This will also keep your clients happy, and ensure you are on the right track with what they have hired you to do. Setting up expectations allows you to frame the groundwork for how the relationship will continue to grow.

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. Meeting Planning Style best brand color consulting Decor design event fashion firm hashtag instagram KATE linkedin media patay pattern pinterest practices rustic social style trend Trends twitter webinar

How to Disrupt Your Meeting without Upsetting Attendees


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. That means our approach to marketing, producing and running events must appeal to very different audiences—and bring them together to build on their differences.

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