2015

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 15 New Design Trends

BizBash

2015 121

When Choosing A Hotel For Events, Go Beyond The Rate

helloendless

We get it. The economy has improved and is looking better than it has for the past several years, yet planners/travel managers/organizers are still charged with getting more for less. However, the hotel/hospitality industry is not manufacturing.

2015 34

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Planning The Christmas Party: 18 Steps to Organising the Perfect Celebration

EventJuice

The job of planning the company Christmas party can often seem something of an unwelcome and scary prospect.

2015 30

5 anti-hustle lessons I learned the hard way & how learning them resulted in more time for me, my family and my life

Lara Mcculloch

HOW I HIT ROCK BOTTOM BY HITTING THE TOP. “You know, Lara, you’ve got to be first in and last out if you want to make it to the top. Especially if you’re a woman.” ” This was the prolific piece of advice I got, in my early 20s, from my suit-pants-toting, hard-hitting, never-let-’em-see-you-cry-proclaiming, sports-car-driving, 6-figure-making female mentor / boss. My mouth agape and my eyes wide, her words fired like a laser deep into the subcortex of my brain.

2015 30

9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

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The Universal Marketing Plan for Literally Anything

Guidebook

If you’re adding to your event – whether it be a new session, a new format, a new call for proposals process, or a new event app – you’re going to have to market it. There is no such thing as automatic buy-in. People need to be told several times about a change if you expect them to take part in it or consume new information. That’s all well and good – but who among us has money to hire a marketing consultant for every little new thing we want to introduce?

2015 27

Mobile Social Media: A Checklist for Maximum Event Impact

Corbin Ball

A recent survey from ShareThis found that social sharing from mobile happens twice as often as sharing from desktop. As event participants predominantly use mobile devices at events, it follows that the more mobile the social media, the more widely they will be used at events.

Feed the people!!

Event Philosopher

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard According to research from Successful Meetings magazine, when faced with budget cutbacks 49% of meeting planners cut the F&B budget first. And yet anecdotally, next to conference rooms being too cold, food is the top complaint from attendees on post-event surveys. As a conference organizer, I understand that budgets are not always based on the realities of an optimal customer experience.

Motorcycle madness

Arlo

When you’re looking for a training management system, you want to know that it will work for the training you provide.

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 11 New Catering Trends

BizBash

2015 116

11.5 Things You Need To Clarify On Your Next AV Quotes

helloendless

My hope is that one day, AV quotes will not need to be clarified and you have a flawless AV experience every time, but until then I wanted to share some small details that can make a BIG difference, especially from a cost and headache perspective.

2015 30

How to Write Case Studies About Your Events Like a Professional Writer

EventJuice

Although they are understated and often underused as a business resource, case studies can serve as an excellent marketing tool for your company to engage both existing and potential customers.The challenge is crafting a well-written case study that people actively want to read. #1

2015 27

Periscope 001: To Hustle or Not To Hustle

Lara Mcculloch

[link]. In this first instalment of my weekly #swiftshift Periscope video series, I share my thoughts on the 1 word synonymous with entrepreneurship that I fundamentally disagree with (and why I think it’s actually sacrificing your happiness). As entrepreneurs, we’re told that in order to succeed, we have to HUSTLE. This word sends shivers down my spine.

2015 23

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things.

2015 38

When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business

Fork in the Road

The below is a guest post from Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant as they launch their latest book on organizational culture. A lot has been written about the Millennial generation in the last ten years or so, and to be frank, a lot of it is really not helpful, especially in a business context.

5 Soft Skills Needed to Be a Great Event Planner

EventPlanning

Soft skills are an event planner’s best friend. For those who haven’t heard this term, “ soft skills ” refers to your non-tangible, non-quantifiable skills – things like your personality, etiquette, how you get along with others, small talk and listening skills.

2015 20

The Best Event Planning Books Ever Written

Guidebook

The best event planning book recommendations as chosen by real event pros. Sure, you can get all your event and meeting planning information from the internet like most of us do these days. (We We gathered all of the web’s best event planning blogs.) But what about good, old-fashioned books? Nothing is more satisfying than stacking your scholarly resources on a bookshelf so that everyone who enters your house knows how learned you are. Of course, reading books is great too.

2015 26

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Mobile Social Media: A Checklist for Maximum Event Impact

Corbin Ball

A recent survey from ShareThis found that social sharing from mobile happens twice as often as sharing from desktop. As event participants predominantly use mobile devices at events, it follows that the more mobile the social media, the more widely they will be used at events.

10 ways to save money on your tradeshow program

Event Philosopher

If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right! William Shatner Let me guess, you were handed an extra $100k to execute your booth this time, right? your budget got CUT by $30k. Been there. Here are 10 tips to save money on your tradeshow program: Use less signage. Every sign cost money. Sign reprints cost even more. Can you reuse elements from another show to save on printing costs? Reuse the booth.

10 Practical Holiday Party Favors That Guests Will Actually Use

BizBash

2015 106

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 12 New Entertainment and Activity Trends

BizBash

2015 96

How to Throw a Stylish New Year's Party

BizBash

2015 93

3 New Gift Ideas for Holiday Parties

BizBash

2015 78

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things.

2015 36

The Event Manager’s ‘Survival Kit’ Checklist

EventJuice

Through my job I’ve come across loads of Event Managers on events and I’m always intrigued (and surprised) by the random objects they pull out of nowhere that can literally save the day – a bit like Mary Poppins and her bottomless handbag! When something goes wrong, I’ve noticed how experienced Event Managers will just […]. create, plan & manage events event tools Event Manager Event Survivial Kit Checklist Events Management

2015 23

Meeting Planner Review – the Poweradd™ Pilot S 12000mAh Portable Charger

Planner WIre

Electricity. Access to it gives a meeting planner superpowers… I said the same thing in this post and because something was said twice on the internet, it must be true. But what about when you are out saving the world from the scourge of bad conferencing and there is no outlet?

2015 28

Planning Interview Questions for Event Professionals

EventJuice

It’s fair to say that not many people relish job interviews. They can be a nerve-wracking experience and it can often be difficult to do yourself justice in such a pressure-cooker environment. But what about the people on the other side of the table? Well, that’s not necessarily an easy task either.

2015 18

Pitching For Events: 5 Tactics To Enhance Your Next Pitch

EventJuice

Each day, the event industry becomes more competitive – in fact we are drowning in event companies, so an essential attribute of an event organiser is the ability to SELL your idea over others.

2015 15

Insurance for Third Party Meeting Planners

Planner WIre

Finding general liability insurance if you are a meeting or event planner can be a royal pain in the ass. No kidding. It sucks on a level Hoover and Dyson cannot even begin to touch.

2015 20

How to Write an Event Planning Proposal

EventPlanning

Statistics show that the event management industry will grow by 44% and add over 30,000 jobs in the next five years. This is definitely good news for all planners as it shows that the demand for your talent and service is on the rise.

2015 13

Insurance for Third Party Meeting Planners

Planner WIre

Finding general liability insurance if you are a meeting or event planner can be a royal pain in the ass. No kidding. It sucks on a level Hoover and Dyson cannot even begin to touch.

2015 18