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I’ve written frequently about facilitating change. Despite attempting to practice what I preach, I still sometimes fail to create a desired change in my life. Here are two recent examples that led me to realize that I need to achieve success one small step at a time.

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How to Promote Your Event on Social Media in 12 Steps


Wondering how to promote your event on social media most effectively? Use these 11 steps to build out a complete social media strategy for your event promotion. Boost Resources and Tools Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Livestreaming Snapchat Social Ads Twitter Youtube


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Creating an Event Contingency Plan: 6 Tips to Beat the Delta COVID Variant


There’s a lot of uncertainty regarding COVID variants and in response, event organizers are creating event contingency plans to prepare for the future. Here’s our tips on what to consider.

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Six Proven Strategies for Delivering Real Value to Sponsors in a Virtual or Hybrid Event


Real estate within digital event environments — from event apps to registration pages — has always been a hot spot for sponsorships. Images on landing pages, widgets on event app home pages, banner ads in speaker listings, and the like have been around for 15 years, and they’re not going anywhere.

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SpotMe Trial

Community: Not Just A Buzzword, But A New World For Events.

Event Age by Swapcard

Community. You’ve probably been hearing about this trend everywhere. But what does it have to do with the events industry? Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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St-Germain Choreographs Reconnections with a Pop-up Cocktail Flower Shop

Event Marketer

Summer cocktails taste most refreshing against an inspiring backdrop. For St-Germain elderflower liqueur, that notion flourished amid blooms, fashion and dance in a pop-up located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, Aug. 13-15.

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Cvent’s Revamped Event Marketing and Management Platform [Review]


Cvent’s event marketing and management platform is getting a makeover designed to streamline and simplify the planning process. Here is our review. What Is It? Cvent is rolling out what it is currently referring to as a “new experience” for users of its event management platform.

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Building Events That Reflect Genuine Human Interactions With Steve Gottlieb

Endless Events

Before the pandemic hit us, we took genuine human interactions at events for granted. Attendees mingled, networked, formed everlasting bonds, and had a great time while doing all of that.

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10 Legendary Sports Bars in Tampa Bay to Catch the Game


What a year it’s been for sports in Tampa Bay, or should we say Champa Bay ! Whether you’re ready to raise the flags for the Buccaneers or be the thunder for the Lightning, these are the most legendary sports bars in Tampa Bay to catch the game.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Tips for Streamlining Vaccine Verification from Marriott’s The Exchange

Smart Meetings

The most recent tool being embraced by meeting professionals looking to safely bring groups back together while protecting sensitive data is third-party health verification.

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HBO Max’s Week-Long House of Bachata Pop-up Strikes a Chord with Latinx Consumers

Event Marketer

A fully-functional on-site barbershop gave out free haircuts to kids while representing an important Dominican gathering place. If you don’t know much about the history and culture surrounding bachata music, you’re not alone.

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Health-Care Workers Split on Attending Digital and In-Person Conferences

Convene by PCMA

A LinkedIn post asked healthcare professionals if they feel safe traveling to in-person conferences in the fall. Physicians need to complete a certain number of continuing medical education hours each year, and that drives a lot of conferences. But do you feel safe traveling again?

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7 Local Charities in Tampa Bay to Support


Here at UNATION , we believe that together is a beautiful place to be. Together we can support each other to make our community better and stronger. With that said, we’ve curated a list of local charities in Tampa Bay to support. . The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

WTTC Aims to Aid Travel Recovery with ‘Inclusive & Accessible Guidelines’

Smart Meetings

About 15 percent of the world’s people live with a form of disability. And who among us will not experience disability at some point in life? WTCC. “It It is therefore imperative that we are inclusive ,” says Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of London-based World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

A Mural Activation Provides GoGo squeeZ a Colorful Backdrop for Sampling

Event Marketer

Back-to-school involves pencils, papers and books, as well as shopping for lunch and snack items amid the vast packable pouch category.

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5 Things to Remember When Working a Hybrid Internship

The Castle Group

For over a year now, most of the corporate world has adjusted and become comfortable working entirely from home. We have learned the technology, invested in blue light glasses, and spent more time on Zoom than anyone thought possible.

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10 Best Day Trips from Tampa Bay to Plan This Weekend


Ready for a change in scenery? It’s time to discover the best day trips from Tampa Bay ! Whether you are looking to explore beautiful gardens, natural springs, and more, we’ve got something for everyone. We’ve curated a list of the must-do day trips from Tampa Bay.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Need an Event Venue That Wows? These 6 Will Blow Your Group Away

Smart Meetings

When facing the cycles of life, “there’s nothing new under the sun” is something often said. While this may apply to much in life, there may be one place it does not: event venues.

How to Rent the Right Size TV for Your Event

Meeting Tomorrow

If you Google how to choose the right size TV, you’ll find tons of resources for picking the right size for your living room. But renting a TV or monitor for an event or trade show is a totally different ball game due to distance, budget, and what you’re displaying on it.

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Association Finds Itself ‘In the Center of a Perfect Storm’

Convene by PCMA

This year, the exhibit hall at the IASA Xchange conference will feature two-way traffic lanes, a mask requirement, floor markers indicating six-foot-distancing among other COVID-19 protocol. Courtesy IASA).

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Best Bars in Downtown Orlando to Enjoy a Night Out


Tired of going to the same average bars every weekend? We don’t blame you. The bar scene in Downtown Orlando is unbeatable. With everything from cozy speakeasies to lively themed bars, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

First Hybrid ASAE Annual Drew 3,200; More Focused Calendar Announced

Smart Meetings

The first-ever hybrid ASAE Annual Meeting last week reached 3,200 association professionals, consultants and industry partners—500 at 10 half-day Community Pop-Ups and the rest through a virtual portal—with education, engagement opportunities and powerful keynotes.

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The Importance of Surveying Conference Attendees

Coterie Spark

In a recent blog about the Wild West of Conference Planning , we noted how much has changed in our industry since the pandemic began. These days, anything goes. From full in-person and virtual events to multiple tiers of hybrid experiences , there’s a lot you need to figure out.

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What Meeting Profs Get Wrong about Hybrid


Sometimes it is easier to focus on what not to do. Adam Riggs, CEO of Frameable, has some insider tips about what frequently goes wrong at hybrid events—and how to fix it. The biggest potential misstep is forgetting what makes an event hybrid, in that it’s a single event with two audiences.

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We Don’t Catch Feelings, We Catch Flights! Unique Foodie Flights in San Antonio.


Unique Foodie Flights in San Antonio. That’s right! We don’t catch feelings around here, we catch flights. If you’re a cool kid like us, then you’ll want to know about the best spots to find the Unique Foodie Flights in San Antonio. Buckle up, because we’re taking off.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Alaska Airlines Wins First in Wallethub’s Newest Ranking

Smart Meetings

Though price may be the first thing we notice to assess our flight options when booking a trip, that’s an unwieldy metric these days.

Connect virtual and in-person audiences with Hubilo’s mobile app

Hubilo Blog

The need for engagement is real, not only during but before and after your event as well. With today’s short attention spans and endless distractions, it’s difficult to keep attendees engaged. .

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The Brew Crew Reviews TSE + Catersource 2021

Endless Events

The Brew Crew is continuing its summer trend of reviewing the industry events! Today, they review The Special Event (TSE) that took place at the Miami Convention Center from July 19th to July 22nd. Thuy, Dustin, and Nick all got to see each other while there.

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