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Words will never hurt me

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Growing up, just about every child experiences name-calling. I certainly did. Sometimes I’d tell my mum, and she’d repeat the childhood rhyme: “ Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ” Oh, if only that were that true!

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Live Exhibitions Are Returning, Helped by Virtual: New Research


Encouraging vaccine rollouts have exhibition event organizers in many areas determined to go back onsite. However, they’ll need exhibitors on board. Against a backdrop of new variants and virtual alternatives, will they come back? Here’s what the data says.

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In-person events are back! Here’s everything we’ve written about them so far.

Expo Pass

In-person events are back this summer. After a year of no events, everyone in the event world is more than ready to make it happen. Venues have a plan. Attendees are fired-up.

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Hybrid Event Examples You’ll Want to Copy This Year (And How to Take Virtual Events Hybrid)

SpotMe Blog

With the world heading back to some sense of normalcy, many companies are anxious to include in-person components to their virtual events again, and vice versa, to create a hybrid event experience.

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24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Going green isn’t just a trend. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events

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The Complete Guide to Early Bird Registration for Events

Social Tables

Successfully marketing an event relies on creating and capturing demand throughout the entire event registration process. Breaking down event marketing into stages allows event planners to appeal to different audiences at different times throughout the registration process.

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Five Ways the Sports Sponsorship Landscape Will Evolve for Brands—and Fans—This Year

Event Marketer

Corona took a direct approach to its 2021 Indiana Pacers sponsorship with elaborate mobile locker room fan activations.

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Benefits of Conferences Going Virtual


With the advent of the pandemic, virtual conferences became a popular go-to option for many event organisers. Even while at the time of writing, some parts of the world are returning to normalcy, virtual events , particularly virtual conferences, are here to stay.

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Could A La Carte Session Selection Increase Virtual Event Registrations?


Attendees at virtual events usually have to register before seeing a schedule, but some events and platforms are shifting the paradigm. Could giving them more information and choice upfront help drive registration?

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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.

Event Brew Crew Talks Creativity!

Endless Events

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have fostered and admired creativity. Being creative is a wonderful feeling, a rush of sorts, and one that pretty much powers the most wonderful things in life. And in many ways, creativity is exactly what’s at the heart of the events industry.

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Smart Tip from Salamander Hotels: The Meeting is Just the Beginning

Smart Meetings

The number of meetings being scheduled now is quickly picking up steam as mask mandates are lifted and people start gathering again, but meeting formats have evolved.

Staff Recommendations: Best Cocktails in Orlando


This is it, the list you’ve been waiting for! We’ve traveled all around Orlando doing the hard work of trying different cocktails and have come up with our favorite cocktails in Orlando!

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Volunteer Recruitment: Ultimate Guide for Nonprofit Events and Programs


Volunteers are the main workforce driving most nonprofit events and programs. They are often the team behind the mission, making recruiting and retaining committed volunteers a top priority for most nonprofits.

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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.

So You Want To Build A Hybrid Event Team

Endless Events

In the race to plan the perfect hybrid event, you’re only competing against yourself. Gone are the days when every event prof was scrambling to perfect the art of virtual events and become the beacon of digital experiences.

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Post-COVID Storytelling: How Marketers are Activating Their Brand’s Stories in the Year Ahead

Event Marketer

Storytelling has always been the beating heart of experiential marketing. The most memorable events immerse attendees into a story, make them part of the story and send attendees home feeling like they have a better understanding of the story the brand is trying to tell.

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August Local Love List: 10 Best Businesses in Orlando


August is here and we’re soaking up every second of it! Enjoy long, sunny days, warm nights, and Orlando local businesses. Take a little time this month to enjoy our beautiful city with adventure parks, breweries, boutiques, and more!

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7 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Webinar ROI [+ Key Metrics to Evaluate]

SpotMe Blog

You already know that webinars are among the greatest ways to reach and educate your target audience. From anywhere in the world, you have the power to gain interest in your product, gather valuable feedback from participants, and generate massive amounts of highly qualified leads.

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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.

One Industry, Two Planners: The Split Between In-Person & Digital Events

Endless Events

We don’t mean to beat a dead horse, yet we’re saying it again: the pandemic has drastically changed the events industry and sped up the evolution of virtual and hybrid events. The process is not over, either. On the contrary: we have just begun!

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10 Audience Engagement Tools You Need to Know About

Eventbrite UK

Discover these 12 need-to-know audience engagement tools that can bring your event to life with debate, opinion, sharing and fun. The post 10 Audience Engagement Tools You Need to Know About appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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6 Clothing Resale Shops in Tampa Bay You Need to Visit


Clothing resale shops are on the rise, as more and more people are learning that you can get an amazing deal on items you love! These shops are located all around Tampa Bay, so no matter where you are there’s a thrift or consignment shop near you.

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Reframing the Concept of Self-Care (for the Busy MeetingProf)

Smart Meetings

The phrase “ self-care ” floats around in a realm of terms like “ wellness ” and “mindfulness”­—terms we most often see in the marketing of supplements and beauty products.

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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.

6 Key Considerations for Surfacing Impactful Event Marketing Data


Data can be a gold mine for event marketers. But first they have to know where to find it. “If If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”. Peter Drucker’s famous maxim may be something of a business cliche, but it’s as true now as it was 50 years ago.

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Tips to Plan a Virtual Parent-Teacher Meeting


The recent years have changed the way we live. Everything is more connected, more convenient and much more virtual. The ongoing pandemic hit several sectors, especially schools & education. A change had to be adopted and adapted (and soon!).

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Kick Off Your Weekend with these Friday Happy Hours in Tampa Bay


It’s the freakin’ weekend baby, we’re about to have us some fun at one of these happy hours in Tampa Bay ! Kick off your weekend with the best Friday happy hours in Tampa Bay! With so many specials, great entertainment, and even better views, you can’t beat it!

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PMCA Unveils Plans for Global Expansion

Smart Meetings

PCMA has announced plans for growth by expanding its leadership in key global regions.

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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

Return to Live Events: Policies and Procedures

The Castle Group

It’s important to note that every event is different when it comes to COVID-19 protocols. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health and safety.

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Central Hall Westminster teams with AV production partner White Light to launch new hybrid event packages

Prestige Events Magazine

Central Hall Westminster (CHW), the flagship London site of Central Hall Venues, has teamed up with AV production partner, White Light (WL) to launch new packages for hybrid meetings and events.

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Women Owned Businesses in Tampa Bay we Love to Support


Want to support different women owned businesses? You can do it right here in Tampa Bay! There are so many to start supporting – from restaurants and bars to businesses that will help you create your own business!

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