Event Planning

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  • Maximizing Event Attendance

    Fresh Event Tips
    Rose
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Guest Post: If your business is hosting a networking event then it is vital that you maximise its potential exposure. After all, with all things considered, business events are expensive things to host and run, and you need to ensure you see a return on your investment. The best way to maximise any potential return, no matter whether it’s a financial return or a human relations/ networking return is to maximise the number of people who can attend it. Here are three very simple ways that you can do just that: 1)    Ensure the Event is Targeted One mistake that many…
  • 10 Things We All Hate About Corporate Events

    The Grand Planner
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Corporate events suck. However, despite perceived notions of awkward interaction in the name of procedural socializing, these events have their benefits. No matter the type, they can strengthen morale, showcase new products and introduce fresh concepts. They create networking opportunities, optimize existing client relationships and create new business leads. They also require you to get up absurdly early, force you to succumb to the grips of lackluster cups of coffee and require your acute attention to speakers that could put a group of Olympic athletes into a sleep deeper than Sleeping…
  • 'But It Has To Be There!' The Trials of The Hotel's Lost & Found

    HotelChatter -
    adityarajaram
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    What really happens when an item goes missing at a hotel? Our Front Desk Guy, Aditya Rajaram digs into the hotel Lost & Found to find out. It has happened to all of us. A book left behind, a favorite shirt, a pair of glasses and the dreaded phone charger! Most guests have, at one time or another, left something behind at a hotel. And most guests normally expect that the hotel will find it and return it to the guest. Unfortunately, the guest isn't always reunited with their belonging. This causes quite an issue for many guests because they grow to mistrust the hotel and believe that either…
  • Six trends that will drive big events in 2014-2015

    Special Events Magazine
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    EEG's Adam Clark shares six trends that will shape corporate special events in 2014-2015 Special Events Blog read more
  • 8 Tips to Avoid AV Production Disasters: Webinar Recap

    Endless Entertainment
    Austin Walker
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    If you were around last week, you may remember catching wind of a certain webinar with a certain president of an AV production company and if you happened to have missed this certain webinar, you are in luck; we have compiled a list of the 8 main points mentioned in the webinar with Will Curran, President of Endless Entertainment, focusing on providing listeners with insight on how to avoid some of the worst mistakes one could experience when planning for AV production. We are all on the same team here in the events industry and your AV company should be there to help make your event the best…
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    Event Manager Blog

  • The Best Posts of September 2014 on @EventMB

    Julius Solaris
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    Time for our monthly roundup of the hottest articles on your favourite event blog. Not sure if you noticed but we sent you amazing waves of inspiration and planning advice in September. We are looking forward to October, it will be packed with great new content. If you were busy planning your next event, here is what you missed last month. The Best Posts in September 2014 1. The Power of Secrecy and 6 Events Using It Successfully Secrecy is the new marketing weapon cool event professionals are using to captivate attendees. Learn about it in this article. 2. The Little Black Book of…
  • Your Essential Survival Guide to IMEX America

    Julius Solaris
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    EventMB and IMEX are partnering to bring you a sweet surprise in a couple of months. Here is the second of a series of two posts on why IMEX shows are great events for #eventprofs and why you should attend. IMEX America is upon us and I already shared with you several reasons why you SHOULD attend this year. If you decided to attend, I am sure you share the same level of excitement. Yet when faced with attending such a large show, excitement can soon turn into tradeshow fatigue. It is paramount that you plan in advance and that you arrive to Vegas ready to get business done. You need to make…
  • 12 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Next Event Without Attendees Even Noticing

    Becki Cross
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Event budgets are often under scrutiny and Event Managers are constantly under pressure to deliver amazing results on shoestring budgets. Here are some simple cost saving tips you can implement without compromising on quality or your attendees even noticing! 1.Choose Your Venue Carefully Working in a well located venue may be preferable but does working in a certain venue really justify that higher price tag? Does the venue positively motivate people to attend your event? Moving a few miles out of town, into a different area of a city or to a new location entirely can have a massive impact on…
  • A Crash Course in Social Media Advertising for Events Professionals

    Kelvin Newman
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    There’s a good chance you’re already doing good social media marketing for your event. Events businesses are well ahead of the curve on social. Yet not so many businesses have experimented with social media advertising. It’s a shame, because if you get it right it can be amazingly powerful for events businesses. Social advertising is a broad topic.  I’m going to concentrate on the two most common social platforms for advertising Facebook and Twitter. This doesn’t mean you should ignore other options. LinkedIn, Outbrain or Taboola can also deliver good results. Custom Audiences…
  • Sphere of Influence: How to use Champions to Leverage your Event

    Cathy Key
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Whether you are hosting a large convention or a small meeting one of your key concerns will be creating a buzz about your event. With some smart thinking you can greatly expand your marketing reach without increasing your budget. In this article we look at how you can use champions and influencers to promote your event. We live in a completely different world of communication now compared to where we were just 10 years ago. In the ‘old days’ event promotion was a one-way push of information that was heavily dependent on using tools such as the website, emails and direct mail to broadcast…
 
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    Fresh Event Tips

  • Maximizing Event Attendance

    Rose
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Guest Post: If your business is hosting a networking event then it is vital that you maximise its potential exposure. After all, with all things considered, business events are expensive things to host and run, and you need to ensure you see a return on your investment. The best way to maximise any potential return, no matter whether it’s a financial return or a human relations/ networking return is to maximise the number of people who can attend it. Here are three very simple ways that you can do just that: 1)    Ensure the Event is Targeted One mistake that many…
  • Make your Wedding Event Successful with the Best Catering Services

    Rose
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Your wedding guests will remember many things about your special day – your wedding dress, the venue, the fun and yes most importantly the lip-smacking food! Of course, it will matter to you as well with the catering likely to be your main concern and biggest expenditure for the wedding event. The key here is to hire the best professional wedding caterers, who will create the best menu for your wedding event at affordable rates. Wedding caterers take care of everything starting from the food, venue-set-up, entertainment to final clean-up of the wedding venue. The best thing about hiring…
  • Tips for coordinating guests’ travel to your event

    Rose
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Whether you’re planning a wedding or you’re a corporate event planner, you know that the logistics can make or break an event. If the guests’ memories of the event are more about driving around in circles, lost, searching for the venue than they are about the fun they had there, that’s not a good thing. One of the best things you can do as you plan either a social or corporate event is to coordinate your guests’ transportation. Even if the attendees are largely local, coordinating charter bus transportation can eliminate the anxiety of finding the venue, the…
  • Efficient tool to build Mobile Apps for your Events

    Rose
    29 Jan 2014 | 9:32 pm
    "Mobile" is no longer just a buzzword, it's a reality. Heck, there's even a pretty good chance you're reading this on a mobile device right now. But did you know that this year mobile web traffic is expected to exceed desktop usage for the first time ever? For event planners of all kind, this shift means you should expect most attendees to show up to events with their devices in-hand. Or pocket. Or purse...you get the idea. More importantly it means that if you don't engage attendees on their beloved smartphones and tablets, you're missing a huge opportunity to reduce your…
  • Online tools for interactive and engaging events

    Rose
    25 Jan 2014 | 8:12 am
    Keeping participants engaged is one of the most important tasks during conferences. There are a lot of suggestions how to do this - from short quizzes to teamwork activities. Nowadays, as the world around us becomes more and more digital, the opportunities for participants’ engagement are widened by a variety of online tools offered. Here are few of them:  ●      Twitter(twitter.com)  Twitter has occupied the minds and hearts of masses with its’ hashtag mania. There is a way to incorporate it to your event and use it for participants’…
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    Meetings Podcast

  • IMEX Challenge Shade Tree October 11-12

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Erica Thompson Director of Major Gifts and Fundrasing from the Shade Tree talks about the IMEX Challenge at the Shade Tree. Sign up http://www.razoo.com/story/Imex-Challenge-2014  http://www.theshadetree.org
  • James Sun - Color Does Matter- The Truth About Diversity in the 21st Century IMEX Keynote

    13 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    James Sun is first Asian male to land a spot on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, James Sun lost in the finals. Learn how he handled discrimination by a casting director who claimed, “Asian men don’t make for good television.” Sun has been a successful entrepreneur, selling his companies in excess of $250 million. He has a fascinating personal journey as a diversity advocate and speaker who sees value in people’s differences in culture, race and beliefs. His latest venture, the hit app Anomo, verifies his philosophy about the need for diversity and its impact on…
  • Podcast: Capturing Leads - Let’s Share -How to Keep Attendees Coming Back

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Podcast: Capturing Leads - Let’s Share -How to Keep Attendees Coming Back!                 On todays show host/producer Mike McAllen welcome Jon Wall Vice President of Marketing at Event Hero, co-host of the popular podcasts Marketing Over Coffee and EVENTTECH. On todays podcast John shares the importance of lead retrieval. Next we have Dana Freker Doody, from The Expo Group, Vice President of Corporate Communications shares a great segment on creating content called “Let’s Share” and finally Julius Solaris the editor of…
  • CIC CMP Conclave Education Comittee Diana Hakenholz and Matt DiSalvo

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Today on the Meetings Podcast, Jon Trask talks to Diana Hakenholz Director of Meetings and Education Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors- International (ACCED-I) and Matt DiSalvo Chief Sales Officer at SER exposition services, Matt and Diana are the co-chairs of the Convention Industry Council education committee this year.  They talk with Jon about the CIC Conclave and some of the many speakers and keynote session their committee has arranged.  They also spend time discussing some of the new learning approaches taken this year including some experiential…
  • Joan Eisenstodt - Inclusive Hospitality CIC Conclave Speaker

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Today on the Meetings Podcast CIC edition, Jon Trask talks with Joan Eisenstodt about her Conclave session on Inclusive Hospitality and creating events that support all.  In the session she will look not just at the ADA, but how planners and suppliers can and should look beyond the minimal requirements to finding solutions that make events inclusive and meaningful for everyone in their audience.  The CIC Conclave will be held in New Orleans on September 6-8, 2014.  
 
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    Velvet Chainsaw | Midcourse Corrections

  • Is Your Success Dependent Upon Proving You Are Smart Or Learning?

    Jeff Hurt
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or successes and failures… I divide the world into learners and non-learners. ~ Sociologists Benjamin Barber. Your Drive To Learn All babies are eager to learn says Stanford professor, neuroscience researcher and author Dr. Carol Dweck. “You never see an unmotivated baby,” she says. If you have kids, you watched them grow up. As an infants and toddlers, they stretched their skills daily to learn. Your child had great gusto to face their most difficult tasks: learning to walk and talk. “Babies don’t worry about making mistakes…
  • Dear Association Executive: You Are Not Providing Education!

    Jeff Hurt
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Note: Revised and reposted from a 2011 post. Dear Association Executive: Is education in your organization’s mission statement? If not specifically mentioned, it’s probably in your strategic plan. Isn’t it? If not, it should be! How Much Do You Budget For Education? So let me ask you an important question: If education is in your mission or strategic plan, how much of your budget is dedicated to educating your members? Come on, now. How much of your budget is dedicated to education? Stop, right there. Don’t spout budget numbers that say your education  dollars are for…
  • Conference Improvement Starts With A Focus On The Attendee Experience

    Dave Lutz
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Improving attendee experiences is a top priority for the majority of conference planners. Yet few of us plan the attendee experience correctly. We approach conference planning from the inside-out. Considering the attendee experience is an afterthought. Most conference improvement plans look something like this: Systems & Resources → Procedures → Touchpoints → Interactions → Experiences. Although we don’t usually use those words. We look at logistics and tools, operations, methods of contacting potential customers and then the onsite attendee experience. Applying UXD User…
  • Speakers: Covering Content Actually Obscures Understanding

    Jeff Hurt
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Education is one way to improve ourselves personally and professionally. Whenever we find ourselves lacking knowledge, understanding or skills for a specific job task, we take a class. Or attend a conference. Or participate in a webinar. Or read a book. Sounds really simple. Right? Well, it’s not. The challenge with most education is our belief that learning something we don’t know requires an expert (the speaker) or another means (books, online, computers). The Watch Analogy Note: I first saw this analogy demonstrated in my professional education many years ago. I’ve seen it referenced…
  • Your Conference Needs To Offer Transformational Learning Not Informational Learning

    Jeff Hurt
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Which word describes the type of conference education sessions you prefer to attend? Pick one. Informed or transformed? The Best Learning At Conferences For me, I want to be more than just informed. I can be informed by reading information online. I don’t need to travel to a conference to become informed. I prefer a conference experience that is transformational! It transforms my thinking, my perspective, my attitude, my actions and my habits. Those are the type of conference experiences that are worth my money, time, energy and resources. I suspect you prefer those types of conference…
 
 
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    WordPress Tag: Event Planning

  • MIXX Conference!

    cheriethi
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Just like in event planning where things come up last minute and you may have to alter what you have originally planned, Seneca’s event marketing students were presented with the opportunity to attend IAB Canada’s 2014 Fall MIXX Conference (a digital media marketing conference) with less than a week’s notice. Although there were scheduled classes on that same day, this was something that could not be passed up as we were given complimentary registrations to this event (non-member costs run for about $500 per person!). So, on September 17, I woke up bright and early and…
  • Modern Grandeur

    Lavish Wed
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Nestled in the heart of Rancho Sante Fe, The Crosby Club is a breathtaking venue to host your specia
  • How to Lose Tons of Weight Eating Pizza

    amber111780
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    There are two kinds of fitness articles that get me every time: the ones showing people half the size they used to be and ones that talk about how many calories you can burn doing everyday tasks. Did you know that if you weigh 150 lbs you can burn 36 calories kissing for 30 minutes? Or that you can burn 72 calories folding clothes for that same 30 minutes? Or that reading my blog burns hundreds of calories a minute and gives you instant street cred? At least two of those things are true and the other is at least half true. When a good friend of mine recently told me about how she shredded…
  • Holiday Decorations

    unlvsues
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    This month’s question: “Dear SUES, with the holidays coming up, what tips can you offer for me to decorate my event space?” Denitsa:  Begin with deciding what your event will be –Is it related to Thanksgiving?  Perhaps it’s in celebration of the winter holidays?  Thinking of your audience will help you determine what is most appropriate for your event. Rachel:  Starting with guest and display tables, linen is a key item for decoration.  It is a great way to add color and play up your theme as it comes in many colors, shapes, designs, and fabrics.  Consider reds and yellows for…
  • Sustainability

    unlvsues
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Hey SUES, being sustainable is important to me and my events.  What options might I have for a eco-friendly program? Great question! Sustainability is a large part of SUES mission. We encourage an environmentally friendly atmosphere in our conference, event and office spaces. SUES partners with UNLV Rebel Recycling Program to provide sustainable options and services for your events. Here are some suggestions you can implement in you upcoming events. Remember to check with your Event Coordinator or the SUES Reservation Team for more details and specifics. Recycling SUES can assist you in…
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    HotelChatter -

  • Helpful Advice From Jaunted on How Not To Get Passenger Shamed

    juliana
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Finding a hotel is often only one part of your trip. The other half is getting there. And our bro Jaunted does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the travel world. Out in Vegas, VegasChatter is keeping us informed on what's going down in Sin City. JAUNTED · How NOT To Get Passenger Shamed · Is Travel to Hong Kong Safe Right Now? · Private Flights and More: All the Travel Prizes for the 2014 McDonald's Monopoly Game · From the Plains to New England: Where to Find the Latest Fall Foliage Forecasts VEGASCHATTER · SLS Scales Back Days Of Operation For…
  • Atlantic City: Revel May Be Resurrected, Thanks to New Owner

    juliana
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Just a few short weeks ago, we watched as Revel Resort & Casino, the strikingly modern casino on Atlantic City's boardwalk, closed down after just two years in operation. This closure was followed by more closures and more bad news. However, someone else's metal detector just went off in the sand and it could mean the resurrection of Revel.Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC has agreed to buy the Revel Resort in a bankruptcy auction for just $110 million. The casino cost $2.4 billion to build. Brookfield US Holdings LLC (nice name for a Canadian company, eh?) also owns the Hard Rock Las…
  • New York: The InterContinental Barclay Hotel in New York Has Closed, But...

    juliana
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    But only for renovations! The InterContinental Barclay Hotel on 48th and Park Avenue, and a favorite spot for U.S. Open tennis players, will be closed for the next 18 months for some pretty extensive renovations--about $175 million worth of renos.The building that currently houses the InterCon first opened in 1926 yet much of the interior decor of the hotel was very stuck in late 1990s and early 2000s. See a shot of the ho-hum guest rooms here on TripAdvisor. Yet in its new reincarnation, the Barclay will be thoroughly modern and updated.
  • 'But It Has To Be There!' The Trials of The Hotel's Lost & Found

    adityarajaram
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    What really happens when an item goes missing at a hotel? Our Front Desk Guy, Aditya Rajaram digs into the hotel Lost & Found to find out. It has happened to all of us. A book left behind, a favorite shirt, a pair of glasses and the dreaded phone charger! Most guests have, at one time or another, left something behind at a hotel. And most guests normally expect that the hotel will find it and return it to the guest. Unfortunately, the guest isn't always reunited with their belonging. This causes quite an issue for many guests because they grow to mistrust the hotel and believe that either…
  • Kaunakakai, Molokai: A Look Inside Molokai's Only Hotel, The Hotel Molokai

    wakeandwander
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    What makes the island of Molokai special is quickly evident when you start to peruse its lodging options. Not only are there no major resorts, there is only one hotel on the island, simply named the Hotel Molokai. Unless you're renting a condo or a private home, this is where you'll rest your head during your stay. An absence of choice can be scary, especially when traveling so far from home. But once you visit, you'll understand why the lack of a resort scene makes total sense. Molokai is by far the least touristy of the major Hawaiian islands, and if there is any doubt about its…
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    Marriott on the Move

  • The End of an Era

    Marriott on the Move
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    My father, who founded our company with a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927, came from a family of eight children. Dad had four sisters and three brothers. Woodrow was the youngest member of the family and he died in 2005. His widow, Judy Cannon Marriott, passed away on August...
  • Taking Care of Guests, From A to Z

    Marriott on the Move
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Our core value at Marriott is to take good care of our associates, and they will take good care of our guests. Recently I had the privilege of presenting the 50-year of service pin and certificate to Miss Frances Holland. Ms. Frances, as everyone calls her, joined our company when...
  • My Rules for Tipping

    Marriott on the Move
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    To celebrate International Housekeeping Week, we are placing tip envelopes in 160,000+ rooms. Most people are not sure who to tip and who not to tip when they receive good service. I try to tip everyone from the pizza deliveryman to the parking attendant to the waiter and bellman. I...
  • Smiles are Better Than Smiley Faces

    Marriott on the Move
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    I had lunch the other day with our terrific general managers from select service and extended stay brands known as CFRST – Courtyard, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and Towneplace Suites. We talked about social media and how it’s changing customer service. As I listened to our...
  • Teaching "Hospitality 101" in China

    Marriott on the Move
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    My father was given many opportunities because a college professor saw his potential. This professor helped my father get an education and gain the knowledge and skills he needed to start a company. That’s what great teachers do—they help students build the foundation for a rewarding future career. Last year,...
 
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    The Webinar Blog

  • AnyMeeting Adds Conferencing Options

    Ken Molay
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I have been fascinated by AnyMeeting ever since it began as "Freebinar" in 2010. It hasn't taken long to go from a small startup offering ad-supported free web conferencing to a legitimate player in the small-to-medium business (SMB) conferencing space. Today the company put out a press release announcing a few new convenience options for users. The first improvement was provisioning for US toll-free teleconference numbers, priced at $0.06 per person/minute. Hosts can also offer local dial-in numbers from more than 40 countries. I spoke to AnyMeeting's David Gerken and Costin Tuculescu (COO…
  • Latest News On Conferencing Patents

    Ken Molay
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    I continue the struggle to stay abreast of the web conferencing patent suits brought by ITUS (previously CopyTele and more specifically its subsidiary Secure Web Conference Corp). When last we visited the plaintiff, it had settled out of court on earlier suits against Logitech and Citrix. Suits against Microsoft (Skype) and Apple (FaceTime) are proceeding, with many more suits against web conferencing companies promised/threatened by ITUS in earlier public statements. Today I saw an article on www.law360.com (free registration required), where Ryan Davis reported that Microsoft lost a bid to…
  • PGi Buys TalkPoint

    Ken Molay
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    On Monday, PGi announced their acquisition of TalkPoint. The terms of the acquisition were not stated in the press release, but since PGi is a public company, I would expect that they will have to disclose the terms in their regularly scheduled financial reports. According to the release, TalkPoint projects approximately $18 million (USD) in annual revenues this year. I spoke with Sean O'Brien, the Executive Vice President of Strategy & Communications at PGi. As his biography puts it on the PGi site, "Mr. O'Brien is responsible for identifying, analyzing and completing corporate…
  • Venstream Tries A Unique Marketing Proposition

    Ken Molay
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I'm on the email distribution lists for so many web conferencing vendors that I have trouble keeping track of them all. But today I got an email from Venstream that succeeded in catching my eye. The subject line was "Webinar Data privacy, Who is using your registration data?" Inside the body of the email I saw this: Now how can you turn down a come-on like that? I had to click through to their page. I found that they were riffing on one aspect of something I ranted about back in 2012… Complex and over-reaching use agreements for web conferencing software. Venstream specifically pointed to a…
  • Latest Developments In Web Conference Patent Trolling

    Ken Molay
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    I have promised to stay on top of news related to our old friend CopyTele in their continuing efforts to suck money out of any web conferencing vendor with deep enough pockets to make it worth their while. Read to the end, because while this starts off dry and "newsy" it gets more fun! You can catch up with my take on CopyTele patent infringement suits against Microsoft's Skype (May 2013), Citrix and Logitech (July 2013), and additional patent portfolio purchases (November 2013). This week the company filed suit against Apple and its FaceTime conferencing solution, including every Apple…
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    ConventionPlanit.com Meeting & Events Blog

  • Get Organized

    Ashley Chalmers
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    A successful conference needs a highly organized meeting planner running the show. Make sure your event is up to par and ensure no detail is overlooked by making an event binder. This will be your lifeline onsite at the event. Below we share some of our must-have items to include in your binder. Be sure to let us know what you would add!   Schedules Personal Schedule: day-by-day works best for larger conferences Meeting Schedule: be sure to include room numbers Staff Schedule: include who is working check in, registration, etc. and the shift time Venue Information Event Contract Venue…
  • Meetings Tech Expo Hits NYC

    Ashley Chalmers
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    ConventionPlanit attends many tradeshows throughout the year, and the Meetings Technology Expo this October was a must on the list. MTE is the first and still the longest-running conference and expo focused on meeting & event technology, and will take place October 28 in New York City. In its 10th year, MTE will feature CMP and CAE accredited sessions, over 50 tech demos, and play host to dozens of 1-on-1 meetings between tech vendors and tech-buyers. Receive the hands-on education you need to make an informed decision when selecting new technologies for your meetings and events. As part…
  • How To Double Your Conference Attendance & Revenue

    Ashley Chalmers
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Please enjoy the following guest post from ConventionPlanit.com member, Digitell, Inc.  Double your attendance at your next conference. And your revenue. And create a new benefit for your members. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. And it is not a matter of whether you can, or can not “double your attendance and conference revenue.” With Live Streaming it is only a matter of when! Did you know that 100 hours of new video content is uploaded to YouTube every minute of every day? YouTube attracts 800 million unique visitors every month—video is so much more engaging than still…
  • ASAE by the Numbers

    maureen-pickell
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Your dedicated ConventionPlanit.com blogger is not one to quote statistics. However, the following numbers associated with the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo that wrapped up in Nashville are notable enough to share with our audience. The event welcomed 5,924 total participants – among them 3,142 participants and 1,863 exhibitors This year’s event saw the most attendees since the Chicago meeting of 2007 The Expo ran for 2 days and showcased 707 booths representing 441 companies The buyer-to-seller ratio was 63 to 37 Some $500 million in business is projected to be booked in Nashville by…
  • ASAE’s Opening Night Celebration

    maureen-pickell
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    “Singin’ in the Rain” – a.k.a the Opening Night Celebration. A major rainstorm erupted at the beginning of the reception driving the group inside the Music City Center and putting a damper on the outdoor block party scheduled for the evening. The good news was that they were able to move the Bars inside as well. Bad news was you had to wait until the rain subsided around 9:30pm to enjoy the phenomenal food still parked outside. And, after drying off the stage, everyone enjoyed country music star Dierks Bentley sing from his 11 Grammy nominated repertoire of hits. The “Welcome to…
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    BusyEvent Mobile » Blog

  • Topic of the Month- September Best Responses and Winner

    Nicolette Anderson
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    During the month of September, our “Topic of the Month“, was ‘9 Intriguing Ways to Use Event Technology.” The #eventsTOM is designed to be an open discussion about event industry issues and opportunities (and give out prizes!) and we got a lot of great feedback last month! Along with blogs that we posted during the month, we also addressed three main questions to our followers. Here are our responses to the questions and some our our favorite responses from our followers.   Question: What #Eventtech could you not live without?   At BusyEvent, there’s a…
  • 3 Ways to Make Continued Use Out of Event Technology Following Your Conference

    Nicolette Anderson
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    As part of our ongoing Topic of the Month, we’ve been getting some really great insights into the events technology being used . . . and about to be used . . . at trade shows and conferences being produced world wide. One way that the events industry is creatively using their technology is…  after the event! Megan Marie Ritter shares her thought her on how to keep using your event technology even after your event has passed.
  • Beacon Me Up – Introducing BLE/iBeacon Technology To Your Event

    Nicolette Anderson
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    As part of our ongoing Topic of the Month, we’ve been getting some really great insights into the events technology being used . . . and about to be used . . . at trade shows and conferences being produced world wide. One of the more commented upon topics is Beacon and BLE technology so, we reached out to one of the more passionate commentors and asked him to author an article based on his expertise.  Since Apple added Beacon functionality to their iOS 7 mobile operating system there has been much talk about the ways in which this mobile technology will revolutionize business…
  • 9 Intriguing Ways to Use Event Technology – For Fun & Profit! | #eventsTOM

    Nicolette Anderson
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Welcome to the first in our series of month-long focused “Topics of the Month“. The #eventsTOM is designed to be an open discussion about event industry issues and opportunities.  We invite you to be a participant and contribute your thoughts, experiences and ideas (and for those that do, click #eventsTOM to see what we’ll be awarding). What’s most important about the #eventsTOM is not what we know or think . . . but rather, your ideas and input so, we thought it was probably best to start where we have the most experience and venture afield, from there.   So, with…
  • Must Read Articles for the Events Industry- Week of Sept. 1

    Nicolette Anderson
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hello Eventprofs! I hope everyone had a fantastic, long labor day weekend. We are bringing you our must-reads early in the week this time around! We have ‘Frank Conversations on Better Conference Measurement’, ‘The Remarkably Simple Ways to Get Started in Public Speaking‘, and ‘Tips for making your Event Easy to Love on Social‘ for your reading pleasure, enjoy! 1.   Frank Conversations on Better Conference Measurement by Jeff Hurt Hurt states, “If you can’t show the relevancy of what you are measuring to your organization and your conference…
 
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  • Engaged, Inspired, and Ready to Build a Better Web

    Michelle W.
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Automattic is a distributed company — we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together somewhere in the world to meet, work alongside, learn from, and laugh with one another in an exhilarating, exhausting week called the Grand Meetup. This year, 277 Automatticians descended on Park City, Utah, for seven days in mid-September. I flew across the country to spend time in a mountain lodge with a bunch of strangers I met on the…
  • Early Theme Adopters: Eighties

    Ben Huberman
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A theme named after the decade that gave us daring teen comedies and cutting-edge synth pop was bound to be a crowd-pleaser. And indeed, in the few weeks since Eighties was released, it’s garnered tens of thousands of fans who are using it on their sites. Eighties may have been created with personal bloggers in mind, but its balance of striking visuals and flexible design makes it a good choice for anyone looking for a memorable, easy-to-customize website. Here are some of the theme’s most noteworthy features, already expertly used by our favorite Eighties early adopters. A…
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 5

    Mark Armstrong
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    We’re back with another collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress! You can find our past collections here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations. Publishers, writers, keep those stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads. 1. What We Talk About When We Talk About What We Talk About When We Talk About Making (Tim Maly, Quiet Babylon) After a successful “creators’ conference” in Portland, Maly asks some tough…
  • Around the World in Eight Photos

    Krista
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Join us as we explore the world through the street photography tag on WordPress.com. Here you’ll find no airport lineups, no grumpy customs agents, and you never get the middle seat. On belgianstreets, photographer Andy Townend recently shot “stripfeest,” an annual comics festival held in Brussels, Belgium. We loved how Andy captures this young reader fully ensconced in his comic book. An avid photographer, Andy is also a regular contributor to The Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo Challenge. Photo by Andy Townend We were intrigued by the untold stories in Michael…
  • WordPressers Making a Splash

    Ben Huberman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We might think of the end of summer as a slow news season. Not so for the authors and bloggers we feature today, who’ve been hard at work on some exciting projects recently. Rebecca Hains Writer, professor, and media scholar Rebecca Hains often shares thoughtful posts on her blog, especially on topics revolving around gender and discrimination. Earlier this month, she celebrated the release of The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years (Sourcebooks), her most recent book. A critique of popular culture and the messages it sends to young girls, the…
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  • Cloud-Based Video Conferencing for Dummies

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whether you're an IT expert or a business professional looking for more effective ways to collaborate, this book will teach you everything you need to know about this up-and-coming technology.In this eBook, you'll learn to:Build trust by communicating face to faceUse cloud-based video conferencing creatively within your businessPick the right solution for your companyRequest Free!
  • 3 Ways the New Generation of Video Conferencing Benefits Sales Organizations

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Download this eBook to learn how sales teams like yours are leveraging cloud-based video conferencing to sell more, travel less, hold forecasting meetings and train sales reps more effectively.Request Free!
  • Online Meeting Guide: Software and Strategies

    4 Jun 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Modern videoconferencing services are easy to use, and available to nearly anyone with a computer or Smartphone.  The ability to connect and meet with people online means we’re no longer limited by geographical location. Furthermore, countless websites provide us with a wide variety of tools and resources for conducting meetings, planning and executing projects, and reducing the amount of printed paper traditionally needed to get things done. The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to many of the popularly used, free, or relatively inexpensive, online resources and tools for…
  • Prevue

    13 May 2014 | 9:50 am
    Prevue features high-impact group experiences and compelling hotels, resorts and group venues that empower and motivate attendees – helping planners create memorable and productive meetings and incentives. Prevue, above all else, is experiential. And it's always presented with stunning visuals and concise, lively editorial content in print and online.Request Free!
  • Talk Lean: Shorter Meetings. Quicker Results. Better Relations.--Free Sample Chapter

    6 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the business world, the first step to great results is good communication. Talk Lean uses original research and a fresh approach to teach businesspeople how to say difficult things and ask difficult questions in a way that is positive, effective, and comfortable for everyone involved. You'll learn how to begin meetings and conversations in a way that is succinct, empathetic, and effective, while putting people in a positive and receptive frame of mind. You'll learn how to listen and respond during meetings to maximize both productivity and empathy and how to close meetings in positive ways…
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  • In-Office Fundraising Tips

    The Event Diva
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    In-office and small-scale fundraising can be a fun and socially responsible team building activity. Here are a few tips for making the most of your fundraising efforts. 1. Engage Social Media If the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taught us anything it is the awesome power of social media outlets like Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. Even intra-office social media can make a big impact. People who engage with Facebook have an average of +100 friends. This means that, with only 30 people in your office participating in your fundraiser, you could potentially reach 3,000 or more of their combined…
  • Hot Trends In Event Color Schemes 2014

    The Event Diva
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    The runways of Paris and Milan may not have much influence on the life of the average American, but event planners in the know keep a sharp eye on the fashion world to give them a creative edge when determining future event trends. This year, the runways were flooded with designers whose couture was dominated by mixing bold colored prints. This could mean the end of the monotone event trend and the beginning of a new style of thinking about color, pattern, and texture in event decor. We can already see signs that this bold trend is bleeding into the event world when we look at what is…
  • Summer Catering Trends for 2014

    The Event Diva
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:50 am
    Another season is just around the corner, fellow planners! It’s time to take a good look at a few Summer must-haves. 1. Cupcakes are Dead Now, I know you love cupcakes! Secretly, you’ve been denying that the cupcake trend is over. There no shame in indulging in a cupcake every now and then, but to have them at your events…you should tread lightly. One way to keep them, if you absolutely MUST include cupcakes, is to offer them in a way your guests have never seen before. Here are a few ideas. The Non-cupcake Cupcake: Cut it in half, layer with icing, add spoon. Presto…
  • Elegant DIY Centerpieces

    The Event Diva
    5 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
    This centerpiece DIY blog focuses on super budget-friendly elegance using the drinking glasses you already have in your kitchen or bar. Below you’ll find inspiration using drinking glass bases like mason jars, wine glasses, high balls, and shot glasses. Notice that most of these centerpieces are holding their own with a simple, single bloom. Many are very simply accented with a small candle or tea light. If you don’t have enough of one type glass to do centerpieces for your event, try mixing them. The differing heights and glass shapes will add texture and interest to your…
  • 10 Gift Registry Must-Haves

    The Event Diva
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:17 am
    I saw a picture on Facebook of my niece, Amanda, registering for bridal gifts and was inspired to do this blog. Registering for gifts is always so much fun! You only get to do it twice in a lifetime (hopefully) – once for your wedding and once when a baby is on the way. But what makes the most sense to ask for? Here are a list of ten things that could last a lifetime… 1. Enameled Cast Iron Pot The enameled cast iron pot comes in all of the colors of the rainbow. It is an heirloom piece that you can cook anything in. It replaces a crock pot, frying pan, fryer, sauté pan,…
 
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  • And Now, a List of The Best Ways to Spice Up Your Meetings This Fall

    Sarah Vining
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Corporate eventing planning is no longer what it used to be. It’s more creative! Today it’s crucial to create authentic inspirational and non-traditional offerings, true to the destination’s locale, to spice up the experience for attendees. Outside of event design, there are many creative ways to make your corporate and association events more memorable and enjoyable this fall. Hotels around the country are being creative to win over meeting planners and their attendees, including The Woodmark Hotel, Paradise Point and Wild Dunes Resort.  The Woodmark Hotel in…
  • 7 More Tools to Improve Your Event Marketing Productivity Online

    Jenise Fryatt
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    It certainly can be argued that without today's digital marketing and productivity tools, it would be impossible for online marketers to do what they do. So being aware of (and mastering at least some of) these tools is a necessary part of any event marketer's job. The scope of what's available certainly can be daunting. But fortunately there are others who regularly share their recommendations online. My process for finding and adopting new tools is simple: I watch what people I trust are recommending and when something intrigues me, I make time to try it out. (Usually online…
  • Nice for MICE: 4 Overwater Bungalows in Asia

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Overwater bungalows, canal villas, and lagoon suites are the perfect way to enjoy the ambiance of a resort with lush, natural environment. Here are 4 with meeting facilities. Tanjong Jara Resort (Malaysia) Facing the South China Sea on Malaysia's east coast, Tanjong Jaya Resort is a cluster of 99 suites and seaview rooms inspired by traditional Malay palaces. The design is so unique that the resort was recognized with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. One bedroom Anjung Suites rest above the water. Other room categories include 10 beachfront Anjung Rooms and 23 Serambi Sea View Rooms…
  • 3 Reasons You Shouldn't Live Broadcast Your Event

    Liz King
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Technology seems to solve most of life's greatest challenges and virtual components to events are no exception. Adding a live broadcast of your event allows people to attend who otherwise wouldn't be able to and it gets your brand out there more widely. However, I wouldn't recommend that everyone add a live broadcast of their event to the to-do list. We have done several events where we've made the decision not to livestream, simply because we knew we didn't have the resources to do it the right way. There are certain circumstances under which live streaming your event…
  • Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Located in Abu Dhabi's Al Gharbia municipality, Sir Bani Yas Island, the largest natural island in the United Arab Emirates is an ideal eco-tourism and archaeological destination. (It is not to be confused with Yas Island, the location of Ferrari World and the Yas Marina F1 Circuit.) In 1971, a wildlife reserve was established on the island. Today, 10,000 animals (including gazelles, giraffes, and Arabian Oryx) roam freely in the Arabian Wildlife Park that occupies half of the island. Visitors can explore it in 4 x 4 Jeeps or on horseback.   Historically, the island was home to a…
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    PlannerWire

  • 20 Most Popular Membership Management Software Solutions

    Keith Johnston
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    I love surfing those crazy interwebs… You just never know what you are gonna find. The internet can be like walking into the corner grocery for a gallon of milk and walking out with a two boxes... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • Are You Sure Your Email Marketing Message is Being Heard

    Keith Johnston
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Test and then retest. Check and then double check. This is the mantra that I make all of my association clients live by…. You have too. It is mission critical. Even the most amazing marketing... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • The Fear of the Event App Data Breach

    Keith Johnston
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Data breaches are real. Data breaches can happen to your event. Data breaches should be on your mind. Data breaches are a serious threat to event apps. The security of your event or conference app is... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • WordPress 4.0 Drops – Event Websites Rejoice

    Keith Johnston
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    WordPress 4.0 has dropped… watch the short video to get a glimpse of the awesomeness that awaits your event website….   The post WordPress 4.0 Drops – Event Websites Rejoice... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • 10 Surprising Things Event Marketers Should Know About Social Media

    Keith Johnston
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    I love those interwebs… always serving us up cool new facts and figures in handy 10 packs. All of the information that we could ever need or want in small bite sized chunks that are perfect for... Read the rest at PlannerWire
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  • 5 Spine-Chilling Halloween Event Ideas to Spook-ify your Night

    Niki Lotte
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Happy October! At ABCey, we are so excited to start October because that means Halloween is right around the corner. We’ve collected a list of our 5 favorite hair-raising Halloween event ideas for you to start planning now!Host a Murder Mystery PartySend out invitations in creepy-crawly font and plan the meal to revolve around Halloween-inspired food (think: Bloody Mary potatoes, Vampire Delight Martini, and Turtle Caramel Apples).Throw a Scary Movie MarathonMake some popcorn, light some candles, and get ready to scream! In need of some scary movie ideas? Put on Hellraiser,…
  • Tech Tuesday: How the New Apple Technology Benefits Events

    Caterina Mayer
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Tech Tuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. ABCey would like to recognize these up and coming technologies for their innovative ideas and impact on the event world!Apple’s new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch have been enthusiastically discussed, even before they were released. Some people criticize Apple’s new technology, especially after the iPhone 6 “bending scandal.” However, we at ABCey tested N.F.C., a feature both gadgets offer, and think it has great potential to benefit the event world!  The biggest feature of both, the iPhone 6 and…
  • Startup Monday: Smore, Design Online Flyers

    Niki Lotte
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events!Smore allows you to easily design online flyers to showcase your upcoming events with customizable layouts! Simply update your flyers to capture your event’s theme, send your creation to all of your subscribers, and track your success! How it works: With the easy-to-follow format, Smore allows you to customize your…
  • Shopping Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

    Wendelle Co
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Let’s face it, whether your a mom on the go or working crazy hours at the office, it’s not always easy to find the time to shop. But lucky for us we live in a world where technology loves to make our lives just a little bit easier, which bring us to a new era of shopping! Try on clothes at home, wear designer dresses at a fraction of the cost, get a personal stylist? It’s all possible thanks to businesses like these:Rent the RunwayWant a stunning dress to go with your next big event…without the issue of breaking the bank? Rent the Runway offers shoppers the chance to…
  • ABCey’s Weekend LineUp: San Francisco September 25-28, 2014

    Niki Lotte
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    We can’t believe it’s already the last weekend of September! Make sure you end the month with a bang by dressing up as a superhero, listening to music, tasting sake, or all of the above! Come out and join ABCey Events for a great weekend!SuperHero Street FairSaturday, September 27th | 1PM – 11PM | Indiana Street near Cesar Chavez | $10 in costume, $20 in Clark Kent | The 5th annual SuperHero Street Fair brings out the superhero in everyone with live music, art, and a large bazaar (7 stages with 13 sound camps!) which houses the electronic music festival. Don’t…
 
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  • Weekly deals and highlights: Oct. 1, 2014

    Plan Your Meetings
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    In this issue: AMA Executive Conference Centers, @StayinAtlanta, @HiltonStCharles, @visitplano, @silverlegacy, @undergroundchi and South Point
  • How to create a mobile, paperless office

    Kristi Casey Sanders
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    A five-part guide for telecommuters, wannabes and road warriors.
  • Find it on the IMEX Online Inspiration Hub

    Plan Your Meetings
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    IMEX has built a new, free resource for any and everyone in the meetings and events industry. The IMEX Online Inspiration Hub, as it’s called, is home to more than 1,600 articles, blogs and industry research reports on various topics. The Hub, curated and managed by IMEX’s social media team, is designed to provide information [...]
  • .Events is here, but is anyone taking notice?

    Christy Lamagna, CMP, CMM, CTSM,
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Let's get some traction and let the world know we’ve got a domain of our own.
  • Feeling time-pressured? You’re not alone

    Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    "I always find myself wishing for more time ... " You, too?
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  • Weekly deals and highlights: Oct. 1, 2014

    Plan Your Meetings
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    In this issue: AMA Executive Conference Centers, @StayinAtlanta, @HiltonStCharles, @visitplano, @silverlegacy, @undergroundchi and South Point
  • How to create a mobile, paperless office

    Kristi Casey Sanders
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    A five-part guide for telecommuters, wannabes and road warriors.
  • Find it on the IMEX Online Inspiration Hub

    Plan Your Meetings
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    IMEX has built a new, free resource for any and everyone in the meetings and events industry. The IMEX Online Inspiration Hub, as it’s called, is home to more than 1,600 articles, blogs and industry research reports on various topics. The Hub, curated and managed by IMEX’s social media team, is designed to provide information [...]
  • .Events is here, but is anyone taking notice?

    Christy Lamagna, CMP, CMM, CTSM,
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Let's get some traction and let the world know we’ve got a domain of our own.
  • Feeling time-pressured? You’re not alone

    Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    "I always find myself wishing for more time ... " You, too?
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    Austin Social Planner

  • GIVEAWAY: The Discover Great Music Lounge

    Laura Villagran Johnson
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Have you made plans for Saturday October 4th after the ACL Festival? We’ve got the perfect party for you! Viacom Music networks CMT, MTV, MTV2, and VH1, in partnership with Pizza Hut will host the hottest party of the Austin festival weekend, The Discover Great Music Lounge at Austin on Saturday, October 4 from 9:30 pm – 2 am. Bonus points: it’s steps away from the festival at the American Legion Hall. Pizza Hut is celebrating the launch of their new Bacon Stuffed Pizza Crust with free slices, bacon cocktails provided by Bakon, a five-foot pig piñata filled with bacon…
  • Center for Child Protection Announces Celebrity Dancers for the 2014 Dancing with the Stars Austin

    Laura Villagran Johnson
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    In the beautiful home of Andra & Joe Liemandt on Mt. Bonnell Shores, Center for Child Protection hosted a home filled with supporters at their annual “Night with the Stars.” It’s here that we get our first look at the 11 contestants competing for the mirror ball trophy at this year’s Dancing with the Stars Austin, presented by Lexus of Austin. 2014 Dancing with the Stars Austin Dancers and Chairs Each celebrity dancer will spend the next few months preparing to dance in front of an always sold-out crowd in the grand ballroom at the Hilton in downtown Austin on December 7th.
  • RECAP: DIFFA Urban Picnic by Design

    Kevin Smothers
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    In its inaugural year, the DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Urban Picnic by Design combined over-the-top design and decadently delicious bites – all benefiting AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) and DIFFA. Ana and Matt Holm Paul Scott (ASA) and Kelly LaPlante Picnic by Design is a signature national DIFFA event, having hosted parties in San Francisco, New York and Dallas. For the concept’s first foray into the Austin scene, chair Kelly LaPlante called on twenty local designers to put their spin on the picnic design. One of the many tablescapes Maureen Stevens and…
  • RECAP: Komen Austin’s Perfectly Pink Party 2014

    Laura Villagran Johnson
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    This Saturday, Komen Austin hosted over 400 guests for their third annual Perfectly Pink Party and successfully raised over $367,000. The party moved downtown this year to Brazos Hall, kicked off with a VIPINK Cocktail Reception and closed out with the always festive Club PINK After-Party. Rick Reeder, Amy Dean, Karyn Scott and Valeri Reeder at the Club Pink After-Party The PINK Diamond Awards ceremony sponsored by St. David’s HealthCare and St. David’s Foundation, recognized the following individuals and organizations for their many efforts made on behalf of Susan G. Komen®…
  • RECAP: Red, Hot & Soul – The Great ZACHsby

    Kevin Smothers
    20 May 2014 | 8:22 am
    Year after year, ZACH Theatre presents its annual spring fundraiser, Red Hot & Soul. Now held annually on the Bobbi Plaza and inside the Topfer Theatre, the evening is an extravaganza of socializing, high-powered performances, and just plain ‘ole fun! The 2014 installment, titled The Great ZACHsby, certainly didn’t disappoint. The 20s-era theme had party goers in a dandy mood, reflected mostly in the form of fringe and headdresses for the ladies…and bow ties for the gentlemen. Austin’s best and brightest showed up for a great evening, many on hand specifically to…
 
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    PlanAnEvent.org

  • Budgeting Tips for Events

    Andrew Maxwell
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Budgeting tips are a hot topic right now at many networking events. Seems everyone is looking for that silver bullet. Many meeting planners select an event venue based on its budget. Now don’t get me wrong, budgets are important but knowing how to budget an event can mean the world of difference for the event’s success. There was a networking conversation, in particular, that caught my attention. It occurred in a LinkedIn group. In that conversation, a group member stated that if a planner doesn’t want to provide a budget than offer the upper end of what the function would…
  • A Great Airline Commercial…Or is it?

    Randy Markus
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Courtesy of KLM This week KLM Royal Dutch Airlines released online a most enjoyable and effective airline commercial. Or did they? I appreciate a good airline video just like the next guy. When an airline has sixty seconds or so to sell you on why their product or service is the best. They tug at your heart, appeal to your logic or remind you what really is important. This week it was KLM Royal Dutch Airlines turn. They made public a video commercial starring an adorable beagle named Sherlock. Right there and then I was hooked. As the commercial unfolds its Sherlock’s responsibility to make…
  • An Abandoned Airport Frozen in Time (Photos)

    Andrew Maxwell
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    It’s not uncommon to hear of an abandoned airport. After all these facilities are extremely expensive to build and operate. Case in point: Maribel International Airport just north of Montréal, Canada. This showcase facility was opened in 1975, just in time for the 1976 Montréal Summer Olympics. At a cost of $500 million (that’s the equivalent of $2.2 billion in 2014), it was billed as the largest airport surface size in the world. It featured all the modern conveniences of the times. However Maribel’s Fame Would Be Short-Lived. Part of its demise was attributed to its…
  • From Summer to School, an Event Planning Student’s Journey

    Plan An Event Guest
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    photo by davidschristiancentre.org Today’s guest post is by Sarah Smith. Sarah is an event planning student at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. Her passion for travel led to exciting event planning jobs. Sarah has been busy executing events for some of the world’s most elite, in the most exotic locations. These experiences, and Sarah has many to share, has convinced her that event planning is what she wants to do. At Plan An Event, we’re excited that Sarah will be sharing her event planning student experiences along the way. A future industry leader in deed! It’s…
  • Going Green with Food and Beverage

    Randy Markus
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Courtesy of www.kongresskultur.com These days it’s all about going green and not in the way Kermit the frog sings about. Have you ever wondered what a green meeting is actually all about? A green meeting is a meeting that utilizes Eco- friendly resources to lessen the meetings environmental impression. There are many resources meeting and event planners can use, including reducing; water, energy as well as food and beverage consumption. The world we know today commands an environmentally friendly way of life. And that includes the meeting and events industry. It has been reported that one…
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    P&V Enterprises

  • Four Most Hilarious Event Management Stories

    Pat Ahaesy
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Four Most Hilarious Event Management Stories Years ago, a client handled their own pre-registration and on site check in staffing. However, one day, their staff had a bad full of badges in holders and literally dumped them on the check in table just as attendees were starting to line up. We asked the attendees to […]
  • Why Did The Apple Webcast Fail?

    Pat Ahaesy
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    If you watched or attempted to watch the Apple Webcast you were probably disappointed as the broadcast would either freeze or cut out entirely. Biz Bash published an interview with various tech luminaries that had some excellent insights..  http://ow.ly/BzBHu The team here at P&V Enterprises consists of techies, creative and production people.  We have this […]
  • How To Develop An Event Theme

    Pat Ahaesy
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Creating a theme for your event may sound easy and possibly a bit trite, but, frankly, done right, it’s not easy. It is also important to get this right. Although, my company, P&V Enterprises is 20 years old, I continue to read and re-read sections of important event planning texts. One of my favorites is […]
  • Do You Wear Too Many Hats?

    Pat Ahaesy
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
      Did you ever read “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” by Dr. Seuss when you were a kid?   Meeting and Event professionals wear a lot of hats. In addition to content, venue selection food and beverage planning, , contracts, logistics, registration, audiovisual etc., etc., a planner must have an overall understanding of technology. […]
  • How do You Determine Which is The Best Event Planning or Management Firm For You?

    Pat Ahaesy
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    We know that cheapest event planning service is not necessarily the best. But, how do you determine the best? Is an event planner considered the best because he receives a ton of publicity? Is he the best because he produces or manages an enormous number of events? Is the event planning company the best because […]
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    Event Checklist Blog

  • How To Make Money From Your Event Planning Business Model

    Arwin Adriano
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Each of us wanted to earn money from the things that we knew we are good at be it about your start up business or the service you could provide. But the question is How? Where to start? What should I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Be A Top Notch Event Speaker

    Arwin Adriano
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Being a top notch event speaker is not an easy job, it’s not just about talking in front of many people, and it’s not just about sharing your experiences or knowledge. Being a good speaker requires... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Be A Budget Friendly Bride

    Arwin Adriano
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Weddings are expensive; there is no doubt about it. You can try your utmost best to set a budget, but adhering to it is a whole other story. A majority of people end up spending all of their savings,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What The Event Industry Is All About

    Arwin Adriano
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    The Event Industry may be far different from all the industry we all knew. A lot different from the field we are familiar with, different from working inside a cubicle, different from your office... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Celebrate Your Events To Make It Unforgettable

    Arwin Adriano
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    We all celebrate different events in life. When someone gets married in the family we have a big event. A baby is born we throw a party and celebrate the entry of the little soul. When someone’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Key Events Explore

  • IT List: Autumn in The Bay

    Chris Ochoa
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Our Top 5 Must Do Autumn Activities By Chris Ochoa, Sales & Marketing Coordinator While September and early October tend to be some of the warmest months […]
  • Venue Buzz – Recent Hot Venues Used by Key Events

    Chris Ochoa
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    By Marisa Camplin, Sales Manager Key Events is in our annual busy season!  Here’s a look at some of the recent venues we’ve been in.   A […]
  • Key Events Hires Courtney Preston as Director of Operations

    Chris Ochoa
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Key Events Hires Courtney Preston as Director of Operations We’re excited to announce the hiring of Courtney Preston as Director of Operations!  Courtney brings 12+ years of […]
  • Levi’s Stadium Open For Business

    Chris Ochoa
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Levi’s Stadium Open For Business By Molly Walsh, VP Business Development A Meetings and Events Haven Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Levi’s® Stadium is one of the […]
  • Heather’s Top Picks

    Chris Ochoa
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Heather’s Picks – Donuts to Die For After attending this year’s Hosts Global Alliance Forum in Cancun, Mexico and declaring donuts as one of the “things that […]
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    Estate Weddings and Events

  • Honeymoon Every Year (Finale – Italy)

    Jamie Ehrsam
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Anybody who has ever been to Italy knows that feeling that sits in your gut from the moment you arrive…to the moment you depart. Its that “pinch me, is this real?” feeling. We spent 1 month traveling throughout Italy which included the three big cities; Rome, Florence, and Venice as well as the small Seaside town of Vernazza in Cinque Terre and the Southern Tuscan Town of Pienza with the bulk of our stay in Pienza. Everywhere in Italy was like a new adventure, so magical. I always ask travelers what is the number one place you would return too and by far the most popular…
  • Fall in love with Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth, Washington

    Elizabeth R.
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    We have recently fallen in love with Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth, Washington. From warm summer nights to chilly winter days, this is one of the few places that offers luxury, entertainment, and service during all seasons. Its romantic suites make this B’nB ideal for a romantic getaway while its expansive property is also fit to accommodate large-scale events such as weddings and corporate retreats. Besides its stunning Washington location and gorgeous property, why is Pine River Ranch worth a peek? An Authentic Experience The Leavenworth Lake Wenatchee Area is one of the most…
  • A Romantic and Classical Wedding At Lairmont Manor

    Suzy Guese
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Photo courtesy of Clinton James Photography When two rocket scientists get married, they need a wedding venue that takes off with their vision. For Johannah and Nick, both involved in the aerospace industry, Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, Washington provided the two with such a setting. The Italian Renaissance style mansion not only sits on the National Registry of Historical Sites but it also invites couples into that history for their wedding days. Designed by Seattle architect Carl Gould for his client Charles Larrabee, the historic home has seen over 3,000 couples get married on its watch…
  • California’s “other” wine paradise: a guide to the Santa Ynez Valley

    Josh Lew
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Santa Ynez Valley, image via Anna Levinzon Santa Barbara is sometimes referred to as the American Riviera because of its ever-pleasant weather and its stylish sense of history. The city is a popular weekend destination for people from the LA Metro, which lies just to the south. There is really only one major road into and out of Santa Barbara. This gives it an isolated feel. However, people who venture inland are greeted by the Santa Ynez Valley, a land of impressive landscapes, charming small towns and endless vineyards. Though it lacks the notoriety of the viticulture havens of Sonoma and…
  • An Insider’s Guide: Fall In Love With Big Sur, California

    Abigail Geer
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Photo Credit: timotale Spanning 90 miles along the effervescent surfof the Pacific Ocean, California’s Big Sur is home to awe inspiring wilderness, luxurious resorts and an eclectic community. From sleeping amid the towering redwoods, to trekking coastal paths revealing hidden cascades, our insider’s guide will leave you head over heels in love with Big Sur: Big Sur’s Hottest Accommodation Post Ranch Inn  The Post Ranch Inn offers a unique Big Sur experience unlike anything you’ll ever have seen before. Breathtaking panoramic mountain views, luxury spa treatments, and…
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    Endless Entertainment

  • 8 Tips to Avoid AV Production Disasters: Webinar Recap

    Austin Walker
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    If you were around last week, you may remember catching wind of a certain webinar with a certain president of an AV production company and if you happened to have missed this certain webinar, you are in luck; we have compiled a list of the 8 main points mentioned in the webinar with Will Curran, President of Endless Entertainment, focusing on providing listeners with insight on how to avoid some of the worst mistakes one could experience when planning for AV production. We are all on the same team here in the events industry and your AV company should be there to help make your event the best…
  • 10 Amazing Online Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

    Chris Ronzio
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I spent 12 years attending hundreds (maybe thousands!) of events around the US with my live event video production company, and I’ve come across a lot of useful event-related online tools. But, in all those years, I’ve never put those recommendations together in one place. Until now. You’ve undoubtedly heard of popular tools like Dropbox for file storage or Basecamp for project management and collaboration, but beyond the well-known services there are hundreds of other online tools that help at various stages of the event process. Whether you’re planning a sporting event,…
  • Audience Engagement 101: Guide to Planning Relevant Corporate Events

    Austin Walker
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Imagine this: It’s 3 o’clock p.m. at the convention center and you are walking into a main session about how to plan an event and engage your audience. Ironically, as you look around, the back row of audience members are asleep, the middle section, maybe 85% of the participants, are on their phones playing Angry Birds, the next row is thinking about playing Angry Birds but don’t want to be disruptive, and the first row is actively engaging. Sound familiar? With business conferences, trade shows, and networking events on the rise, effective participant engagement and creating an…
  • How to Avoid an AV Disaster: Webinar with Will

    Austin Walker
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    It’s easy to make big audio-visual mistakes that could be costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars. During this webinar, Will Curran, president of event production company Endless Entertainment, will let you in on event AV suppliers’ deepest, darkest secrets. You’ll learn how to save money on AV production, and you’ll find out how to get the most from AV at your event. Curran comes to the table with years of experience in providing AV solutions to top events such as San Diego Comic Con, Phoenix Comicon, Color Run, and hundreds of corporate events and concerts. Who…
  • Tribute in Light; Endless to Honor 9/11

    Austin Walker
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Yesterday, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people took time out of their days to commemorate a tragedy that will forever leave a lasting impression in our culture. Yesterday was the 13th anniversary to one of the most devastating dates in modern history – September 11, 2001. All 2,983 names were read off in the Ground Zero Memorial Park to the victims’ families in attendance and that evening was the first time the memorial was open to the public until midnight. Indeed, it was a very powerful ceremony and I commend those who not only have to live through such horrific nightmares…
 
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    Fairplex Insider

  • October Rocks at Fairplex

    Heather
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The 2014 Los Angeles County Fair has come and gone and we are hitting the ground running with our fall events! This is our most diverse October yet and we promise there is something for everyone. Here are just a … Continue reading →
  • L.A. Weekender: Fairplex Summer Drive-In

    Heather
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    It’s been a pretty busy week at Fairplex, what with the Fair getting set-up and our last Food Truck Thursday finishing up yesterday, but we still have a full weekend of fun ahead! Keep reading to see how you should … Continue reading →
  • A tour of NHRA Museum’s new Gallery of Speed exhibit

    Heather
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    The new Gallery of Speed exhibit hall opens at the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum this summer. Visitors are brought into the fascinating world of hot rodding and motorsports in an exhibit that celebrates the people, engineering, science and … Continue reading →
  • Fairplex Snapshot: Lunch on the Farm

    Heather
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    We enjoyed a delicious lunch out on our Farm this afternoon! Our chefs cooked up some yummy flatbreads, topped with grilled vegetables, fruit and herbs. We couldn’t get enough! Meals served fresh on The Farm  Our flatbreads will be served … Continue reading →
  • 3 Summer Evening Family Fun Ideas

    Heather
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    One of our favorite parts of summer are relaxing evenings. Clear night skies and soft, warm winds are ideal for outdoor activities. Whether it’s BBQs, pool parties, star gazing or bonfires, there is plenty to do all summer long. Keep … Continue reading →
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    Creative Party Themes and Ideas

  • Party of the Week: Costume Party and 2014 Costume Trends

    Caroline Preble
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Click here to visit our COSTUME PARTY THEMES and IDEAS webpage! When you think Halloween, the first thing that I’m sure comes to mind is — COSTUME PARTY! Since Halloween is on a weekend this year, hosting a costume party is an even better idea. The great thing about a costume party is that there are so many ways to have a “theme within the theme” so you could make your celebration an annual tradition with a new twist every year! Read on for some of our favorite 2014 costume trends. TOP 2014 COSTUME TRENDS Every year Halloween seems to bring out the most creative side…
  • Gossip Girl Sweet 16 Birthday Party

    Larissa Jaekel
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Gossip Girl Sweet 16 Birthday Party My daughter and her girl friends loved watching the show Gossip Girl on Netflix this summer.  So, when it came time to celebrate her 16th birthday we decided to make it a Gossip Girl Sweet 16 Party. I had never seen an episode of Gossip Girl so I got on our Netflix account and watched a few episodes of the show in order to get ideas for the party.  Admittedly, it is rather an addictive show, think Beverly Hills 90210 (the original) for those of you my age. Gossip Girl Sweet 16 Invitation On the show no one knows who is behind the Gossip Girl Blog, so in…
  • Party of the Week: Adult Halloween Party

    Caroline Preble
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    We love Halloween! Lucky for us, this year Halloween falls on a Friday night, which provides an extra incentive to throw an amazing party. Time to start getting ready! Our Party of the Week theme is Adult Halloween Party Ideas. Click on the title link or picture to visit our website page for lots of great planning tips. Want even more ideas? Read on for what we think are this season’s top 10 ideas for an adult Halloween party. 10 Great Ideas for an Adult Halloween Party Send Amazing Invitations – Our favorite source for beautiful printed invitations is Tiny Prints. They have so…
  • Spaghetti in the Street Block Party

    Caroline Preble
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    September evenings are a great time to reconnect with friends and neighbors after the rush of summer. What better way to do this than a block party! Last weekend my friend Melissa and all of the neighbors on their block shut down part of their road to host their annual Spaghetti in the Street Block Party. Lots of pasta, wine, and talking until late into a balmy September night. What a great way to kick off fall! Here are some of the highlights of the party… ORGANIZING A POTLUCK — This block party was set up as a potluck event. Some families made their signature sauces, some…
  • Party of the Week: Oktoberfest Party! (and Apple Strudel Recipe)

    Caroline Preble
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    OKTOBERFEST PARTY Great beer, brats, and lively oompah music…that’s what I think of when I think of Oktoberfest. I love this time of year with it’s crisp weather and fall festivities; especially Oktoberfest! This week we are featuring all the fun ways to plan and host an Oktoberfest party. Whether you want to sample some great Bavarian food, have a beer tasting, get dressed up in your finest lederhosen, or dance the night away to some polka favorites, we’ve got you covered. Plus, this week we are adding a fast and easy apple strudel recipe so you can finish off your…
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    Belvedere Events and Banquets

  • Tips for Building Your Own Wedding Websites

    Jodi Cirrincione
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Tips for Building Your Own Wedding Websites Personalized wedding websites have become extremely popular with young couples who are planning their upcoming weddings. It’s not surprising, really. As a culture we have become increasingly tech savvy, and the world wide web has redefined what it is to be socially connected. So it was only natural that at some point the information revolution More» Belvedere Events and Banquets - Elegant Wedding Receptions. Premier Corporate Events.
  • Top Tips for the Father of the Bride

    Jodi Cirrincione
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Top Tips for the Father of the Bride Well, the long awaited day has come. Your little girl is all grown up. She’s engaged, and now she’s planning her wedding and her future with the new man in her life. It’s an emotional time for any father. But amidst all the mixed emotions, it’s time to think about the role you will be More» Belvedere Events and Banquets - Elegant Wedding Receptions. Premier Corporate Events.
  • Travel Tips – Organizing Travel Arrangements for your Next Event

    Caroline Eimerman
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Travel Tips – Organizing Travel Arrangements for your Next Event Whether you’re planning a wedding, a business seminar, or a charity fund raiser, one of the more important things you need to consider is your guests’ travel arrangements. Certainly, you can leave your guests to their own devices, and let them find their own way to your event. But as a good host you will More» Belvedere Events and Banquets - Elegant Wedding Receptions. Premier Corporate Events.
  • How to Find a Corporate Sponsor for Your Next Event

    Jodi Cirrincione
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    How to Find a Corporate Sponsor for Your Next Event A lot of time and planning goes into staging any event. Whether it’s a trade show or a fund raiser, there is so much to consider that it can be easy to lose sight of the bottom line – costs. A big event, playing host to a large number of guests, is an expensive proposition More» Belvedere Events and Banquets - Elegant Wedding Receptions. Premier Corporate Events.
  • How To Be A Great Wedding Usher – Tops, Tails and Tips

    Jodi Cirrincione
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    How To Be A Great Wedding Usher – Tops, Tails and Tips When it comes to wedding advice, nearly everything you read or hear will be centered around the bride and groom. That’s certainly understandable. After all, this is their big day and they are rightly the center of attention. But there are other members of the wedding party who have important responsibilities on the big day, More» Belvedere Events and Banquets - Elegant Wedding Receptions. Premier Corporate Events.
 
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    Yapsody Blog

  • Reserved Seating BETA

    Yapsody
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Manage and sell tickets with our Reserved Seating Wizard. Create your own seating map and customize it! Reserved Seating Beta Our Interactive Seating Chart helps you to: Manage seat rows and columns Auto generate seat numbers Copy row and seat sequences to quickly build your seating chart Assign colors to seat to represent different ticket prices Create a section Map with ease Manage holds and groups them by category Activate Reserved Seating Any reserved seating event put on sale by October 31st 2014 is FREE! Don’t have a Yapsody Account? Sign up for one today!    
  • Yapsody Integrated Canada’s leading payment gateway – Moneris!

    Yapsody
    3 Jun 2014 | 4:25 am
    We at Yapsody believe in integrating the best service providers and industry leaders to increase the effectiveness of our event ticketing system.  Since the launch of Yapsody, we have continuously released new features and services every month, and this time we are happy to inform our Canadian presenters that we have integrated one of Canada’s leading payment gateways, Moneris. Now Yapsody presenters in Canada can select from Moneris, PayPal, Braintree and Stripe. Moneris provides hassle-free, advanced, and secure service to over 350,000 businesses as well as simple procedures for setting…
  • Pay Later – A New Payment Method to Increase Your Profits!

    Yapsody
    21 May 2014 | 9:29 pm
    We at Yapsody are excited to announce yet another new feature called “Pay Later” for our event presenters; this will offer your customers an alternative option of payment method while buying tickets for your event.  The new Pay Later feature will offer you to add offline payment method in addition to credit-card-payment options and let you sell tickets online if you don’t have any payment gateway account. Also, by using Pay Later feature, you don’t have to pay any transaction fee or any service fee to payment gateway providers and you get the entire amount of event ticket sales as…
  • Yapsody Participates at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) 2014 Trade show & Convention!

    Yapsody
    16 May 2014 | 1:25 am
    Yapsody participated in the National Indian Gaming Association’s annual Tradeshow & Convention with Chubby Checker performing his all-time classic hits “The Twist” and “Twist Again” in the Yapsody exhibition booth. NIGA’s Tradeshow & Convention is the premiere North American Native Indian gaming event where Indian gaming executives, buyers, and industry professionals meet up in San Diego, California each spring to support the Native American Indian Gaming industry and celebrate Native American Indian sovereignty. There were hundreds of booths present at NIGA.  But thanks…
  • Pinterest is an awesome tool for event promotion!

    Yapsody
    9 May 2014 | 2:51 am
    Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networking websites.  It acquired 10 million users in 9 months and recently they unveiled their newest feature, Place Pins. In this blog, we will explain you can utilize Pinterest and its “Place Pins” feature to promote your event and get maximum exposure. Pinterest added a new type of pin called Place Pins, enabling users to map out the locations of all the items they share on their pinboards. For example, if you pin a photo of your event or the artist performing in your event, you can also add the venue location to a map on your board.
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    How to Start an Event Planning Business | How to be an Event Planner

  • 8 Steps To Choosing and Using Event Planning Programs

    Melanie Woodward
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Are you looking for an event planning program that will help you plan and manage events? You’ve come to the right place because helping people get started in the event business is my passion! I’m going to show you not only how to choose the right one, but how to take full advantage of event planning programs, as well. What Do Event Planning Programs Do? There are important things to look for when you’re researching programs that can help you plan events. The first thing you need to know about an event planning program is how it can help build your business. A worthwhile program covers…
  • Anyone Can Learn How to Run a Successful Event Planning Business

    Melanie Woodward
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Could I really make it as an event planner? Are you worried you may not have what it takes to be a success at event planning? Let me share a secret – anyone can learn how to run a successful event planning business! I’ve also helped hundreds of event planning professionals start their business and event planning career. Here are some of the questions they’ve asked me and the answers that helped them get their start. Question #1: What if I’ve Only Planned Events for Friends? Answer: The skills you used to plan those special events for friends are the same ones you’ll use to…
  • How To Start An Event Planning Business

    Melanie Woodward
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you or someone you know is ready to start their event planning business, Business Launch Formula is live! Find Out, Step-by-Step, How to Build Your Brand, Differentiate Yourself from the Competition, Effectively Market Your Services & Set Up a Profitable Event Planning Business! I’ve seen it again and again – somebody dreams about opening their own event planning business, maybe they buy a how-to program or attend a seminar and lay the groundwork they need to get started … but then they never take action! And truth be told, it’s not just in the event planning business that…
  • How To Make Your Website Your Best Event Marketing Tool

    Melanie Woodward
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    My website sucks! There, I said it. I hate it and I know it desperately needs a makeover. Thankfully, as I type this that’s exactly what is happening and I intend to reveal the new design this week (fingers crossed!). Over the last 12 years, I’ve had many websites and know the importance of having a good one, and why and how it generates profit for your event planning business. I’ve also learned a lot about site design and navigation and spent a lot of money to learn and make mistakes. To save you frustration and the lessons I learned the hard way, I’m sharing 3 steps…
  • 4 Steps To Start An Event Planning Business

    Melanie Woodward
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is one of my favourite topics and I could spend hours talking about how to start an event planning business. There’s nothing I love more than to see people turn their passion into profit and fulfill their dream of being their own boss. I’ve seen (and helped) many leave the 9-5 grind and say good-bye to their boss and uninteresting work. I’m blessed to be one of those people, but it didn’t happen overnight and there is a lot to learn. Are you doing everything you can to start your business? Are you stuck because you feel you lack business experience or maybe even…
 
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    The Evolero Blog

  • Top 10 Must Have Apps For #DLDTelAviv  v2.0

    Tal Shoham
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Powered by Evolero DLDTelAviv The doors open to #DLDTelAviv in just a couple of days. We want to make sure you have Evolero’s updated list of must have apps on your devices. Once again, Evolero is Powering not only DLDTelAviv – The Main Event,  but also many other events that are part of the DLD Festival. Evolero Events http://dldtelaviv2014.evolero.com/                          The hashtag to follow is #DLDTelAviv http://msdld14.evolero.com/                                     The hashtag to follow is #msdld14…
  • New Partnership with EVVNT

    Tal Shoham
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Powered by Evolero DLDTelAviv The doors open to #DLDTelAviv in just a couple of days. We want to make sure you have Evolero’s updated list of must have apps on your devices. Once again, Evolero is Powering not only DLDTelAviv – The Main Event,  but also many other events that are part of the DLD Festival. Evolero Events http://dldtelaviv2014.evolero.com/                          The hashtag to follow is #DLDTelAviv http://msdld14.evolero.com/                                     The hashtag to follow is #msdld14…
  • Techsytalk: Building an Online Asset

    Tal Shoham
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    Powered by Evolero DLDTelAviv The doors open to #DLDTelAviv in just a couple of days. We want to make sure you have Evolero’s updated list of must have apps on your devices. Once again, Evolero is Powering not only DLDTelAviv – The Main Event,  but also many other events that are part of the DLD Festival. Evolero Events http://dldtelaviv2014.evolero.com/                          The hashtag to follow is #DLDTelAviv http://msdld14.evolero.com/                                     The hashtag to follow is #msdld14…
  • Evolero ALS #IceBucketChallenge

    Tal Shoham
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Powered by Evolero DLDTelAviv The doors open to #DLDTelAviv in just a couple of days. We want to make sure you have Evolero’s updated list of must have apps on your devices. Once again, Evolero is Powering not only DLDTelAviv – The Main Event,  but also many other events that are part of the DLD Festival. Evolero Events http://dldtelaviv2014.evolero.com/                          The hashtag to follow is #DLDTelAviv http://msdld14.evolero.com/                                     The hashtag to follow is #msdld14…
  • 10 Travel Tips for the #EventProf

    Tal Shoham
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    Powered by Evolero DLDTelAviv The doors open to #DLDTelAviv in just a couple of days. We want to make sure you have Evolero’s updated list of must have apps on your devices. Once again, Evolero is Powering not only DLDTelAviv – The Main Event,  but also many other events that are part of the DLD Festival. Evolero Events http://dldtelaviv2014.evolero.com/                          The hashtag to follow is #DLDTelAviv http://msdld14.evolero.com/                                     The hashtag to follow is #msdld14…
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  • Are You Content With Your Content?

    Kristen Carvalho
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    4 solutions to stay on top of industry trends According to LinkedIn’s 2014 Professional Content Consumption Report, 65% of LinkedIn’s 2,700 survey participants have spent more time consuming industry related news than they have in the past (LinkedIn, 2014). In fact, the survey revealed that professionals spend approximately 8-hours, an equivalent of a workday, on researching such content. This statistic proves that professionals are putting in additional time and effort to stay on top of industry trends. So what resources can be used to make finding content a little more feasible? Here…
  • Breathe New Life into Your Event Marketing With These Apps

    Kristen Carvalho
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    As event marketers, we are always looking for new ways to excite and engage our attendees. In 2014, we saw that video marketing was really starting to take off in the events space. Whether it is adding some sort of video marketing corner at events, event teaser videos, Google Hangouts or vlogs the industry is finally realizing the power of video. Additionally, the uptake in mobile usage this year has had an effect on the industry. With more people using their phones to answer emails and look at content, it is becoming important to optimize your website, emails and content; or at least make…
  • Three Things to Share with Presenters to Help Them Deliver Better Talks

    Kelvin Newman
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    I was presenting at similar events before I started organising digital marketing conferences. This gives me an unusual perspective being both a speaker and organiser. Some of the events I spoke at I barely got a brief at all, someone would tell me the time, the place and how long my slot was. Others took a far more hands on approach with lots of meetings and run-throughs before the event. My preference was somewhere between the two with a strong briefing process but not a time consuming process. What follows are some of the tips that have worked well for me when briefing my speakers that…
  • Why Meeting Planners and their IT Department Will Become Best Friends

    Kristen Carvalho
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This post was adapted from QuickMobile’s latest ebook, Going Mobile: A Planner’s Guide to Enterprise Meetings and Events.  Most large companies have a well-defined technology strategy in place, including a roadmap governing how technology investments will be made in the future. As more and more meeting planners adopt mobile multi-event apps, it will be imperative for them to work closely with their IT teams in order to successfully build a mobile strategy for their meetings and events – especially when it comes to integrating technology platforms into their app. The opportunity to tie…
  • Getting Vendors to Say Yes to Promotion

    Kristen Carvalho
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Your event is a revolving ecosystem. In order to get everything to run smoothly and work together you need to have a plan in place. Thinking back to our last post on how to court a sponsor, we learned how to get sponsors to invest by showing them a mutually beneficial relationship. The same can be said for vendors. In order to make sure that your event is going to be a success you need to have the correct vendors in place. Vendors are the people and companies that make your events stand out, so it’s important to have a good rapport with them. Most people never take their relationship with…
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    Digitron | Repairs for Projectors, Audio, and Video Equipment

  • Press Release – NEC Projector Authorized Service

    David Boyajian
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    In Q3 2014, Digitron Electronics joined the NEC Display Self-Servicer network. Our partnership with NEC display means better pricing and quicker service for our customers who need NEC Projector Repairs and NEC Professional Monitor Repairs. Digitron Electronics works with institutions like schools, hospitals, and event production companies to consolidate all audio visual repairs in one central location with one purchase order. We reduce administrative headaches, shipping mistakes, and increase convenience in times when broken equipment can seriously disrupt productivity. Press Release –…
  • FilmmakerFriday: An Aerial Shot of LA

    David Boyajian
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
     For our first #FilmakerFriday , we wanted to share something special. We love +Sony Professional Solutions of America‘s PMW-EX3 camcorder, and we love #LosAngeles  so here’s an epic aerial shot of LA’s majestic Freeways, Beaches, and Mountains by Mount Airy Films. We love the +Sony PMW-EX3.  Pay attention to the impressive image stabilization – according to the filmmaker, this was all shot handheld. Follow us for our weekly #FilmmakerFriday  & #MusicianMonday Features FilmmakerFriday: An Aerial Shot of LA is a post from: Digitron | Repairs for…
  • Press Release – Onkyo Authorized Service Center

    admin
    7 May 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Montebello, CA, 05/07/2014 Digitron Electronics is now an Authorized Service Center for Onkyo USA As of May 2014, Digitron Electronics is proud to announce that we have become an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Onkyo products. We are now able to perform both in warranty and out of warranty repairs on Onkyo amplifiers, receivers, speakers, high-end home entertainment systems, and more. This authorization compliments our ability to service Yamaha, Denon, and other high-end amplifier/receiver systems. Digitron Electronics is proud to be Southern California’s primary destination for…
  • The Dreaded Err99 – Replacing the Shutter on a Canon SLR

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Err99 is a catch-all code that has become the go to for fatal errors on Canon SLRs. You can read the history here, but Err99 can indicate a number of different issues including lens contact issue, battery failure, main board failure, as well as in the case of this Canon 30D, Shutter failure. Some solutions you can try at home: Clean the lens contacts and attach a new lens Try a new CF card Remove the time/date battery and the main battery. Replace the main battery with a new battery after 30 minutes. If none of these solutions work, it indicates either failure with the main board, or the…
  • #Thrashed Canon Lens

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    Since you guys loved the thrashed FS700, this was the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II that took most of the damage. Surprisingly, the metabones adapter is in pristine shape. #Thrashed Canon Lens is a post from: Digitron | Repairs for Projectors, Audio, and Video Equipment
 
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    The Grand Planner

  • 10 Things We All Hate About Corporate Events

    25 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Corporate events suck. However, despite perceived notions of awkward interaction in the name of procedural socializing, these events have their benefits. No matter the type, they can strengthen morale, showcase new products and introduce fresh concepts. They create networking opportunities, optimize existing client relationships and create new business leads. They also require you to get up absurdly early, force you to succumb to the grips of lackluster cups of coffee and require your acute attention to speakers that could put a group of Olympic athletes into a sleep deeper than Sleeping…
  • The 5 Best Tools to Measure Social Media Engagement

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's that lull right after your event is over. You've mastered the art of incorporating social media into your event and you did all the right steps in getting your guests excited before they arrived, having them engaged while they were there, and keeping them talking after they left. It was a smashing success but how, exactly, do you prove that? Incorporating social media into your event is quickly becoming the norm. But as you rush to enable your social media strategy, you can quickly find yourself flooded with information about how your guests took your ideas and ran with them. The…
  • Android Check-In App Goes Live & zkipster Launches in Brazil and Asia

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    zkipster is beefing up! We’ve added a mobile high-speed printer and a smart social media integration add-on feature, launched the app on Android and opened offices in Sao Paulo and Hong Kong! 
  • How #EventProfs Can Keep the End of Summer Blues Away!

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    It’s happening. The days are starting to get shorter and the nights longer. That’s right summer is almost over and it’s kind of depressing. But there’s still a lot to look forward to and as most event planners know the big event season is about to start! So here are some ways to stave off those end of summer blues and push through to fall!
  • 5 Tips for Hiring Event Security Teams

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Organizing an event can be stressful. What’s more, when sorting out stages and ticketing, it’s easy to forget safety. Safety is paramount during any event. By hiring the right security staff, you benefit by limiting your liabilities in addition to keeping everyone safe.
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    Nimlok Resources

  • six event marketing lessons learned in the classroom

    Patrick
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    six event marketing lessons learned in the classroom 2014-09-26 Amy Benes School teaches students a lot of things, but it also teaches teachers. After college, I had a wonderful opportunity to teach high school English abroad in South Korea. It was an extremely influential period of my life, and when I returned and jumped into the event marketing industry, I found myself calling back to six key lessons I learned as a teacher. your energy in is directly related to their energy out We’ve all had those one-year-to-retirement teachers who dryly moved through the motions of the day’s lessons.
  • Will A Portable Trade Show Display Help Grow Your Business?

    Amy Benes
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    will a portable trade show display help grow your business? 2014-09-12 Timothy Carter Every year companies experienced at trade show marketing plan out their budget for the upcoming season. When it comes to trade show and marketing events, companies end up being limited to how many tradeshows to participate in due to added costs for booth construction, shipping, set-up, travel costs and more. Portable trade show displays are an excellent option to increase the number of event marketing opportunities without the additional costs of shipping a larger and heavier trade show display. At the other…
  • How To Have Success With Your First Trade Show Booth Display

    Amy Benes
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    how to have success with your first trade show booth display 2014-09-02 Timothy Carter Getting ready for your first trade show? Exhibiting can be a major investment of time and money. The tradeoff is that the return on the investment for your business can be very profitable if you learn a few secrets of trade show booth success before signing up for the expo and buying your trade show display. 1. Rent The Smallest Booth Space For Your Trade Show When it’s your first time participating at a trade show, you’ll want to keep your trade show expenses as low as possible. Obviously a 10x10 booth…
  • the best trade show giveaway ideas

    Amy Benes
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    the best trade show giveaway ideas 2014-08-26 Timothy Carter When it comes to the best trade show giveaways, you want to have something that will be of value to the visitor so it’ll keep making impressions well after the trade show ends. One of the classic tradeshow giveaways has always been the branded pen. No doubt I’m sure you have at least one pen with someone’s logo and/or website listed on it. Unfortunately, nearly every business at every trade show is giving out the same promo item. I think pens have been overdone. They’ve lost their value from a marketing perspective. They…
  • nimlok announces expansion to rental program and new catalog

    Amy Benes
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    nimlok announces expansion to rental program and new catalog 2014-08-21 Nimlok, the custom and custom modular division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group™, is happy to announce the launch of a new exhibit and display rental program, which brings to market over 100 out-of-the-box, turnkey rental display solutions in a new catalog – The Nimlok Rental Solutions catalog. Nimlok’s enhanced rental offering makes renting a tradeshow booth affordable, simple and hassle-free. Over 100 off-the-shelf exhibits and structures of all types and sizes are available, and perfect for use in 10’ x…
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    Collection 26

  • Grooms Guide: The 3 essentials of grooming to prepare for your wedding day

    Sophie
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Where’s the advice for men when it comes to grooming and looking dashing on the lead up to their wedding day? There are plenty of advice articles for the beautiful bride but it’s time our grooms were offered a helping hand too. Here are a few tips on where to start, whether you’re the groom yourself or the bride-to-be passing on the message… Hairstyle & Cut 1. If you have a full head of hair then you’ll know just how important it is that you hair looks right. We suggest finding a barber, or a hairdresser, who can work with your hair on the lead up to your wedding. Make sure…
  • Grooms: Which Colours Work Best?

    Sophie
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    So, you’ve found the perfect suit, it fits and looks superb… now it’s time to find your shoes. It’s vitally important that they keep your suit looking smart; you’ll need a pair in the right colour to compliment your look.  Black Suits: Pair with black shoes. Brown Suits: Pair with brown shoes. Navy Blue Suits: Pair with black shoes. However, tan and certain browns can also look great. It’s worth trying on a few pairs in different shades. Grey Suits: Pair with black shoes. There are so many different shapes and styles of shoe. Shop around until you find the matching colour in…
  • The Expert Edit: how to create a lasting impression at your product launch

    Samantha
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    “We don’t live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions. ” — Gerald J. Simmons   The pressure is on when it comes to engineering a successful product launch; perception is everything. As with any event, you have one chance to make a powerful, lasting impression and deliver the desired message to stakeholders and influencers. Each element must work seamlessly and in cohesion from the moment the press invitations go out until the second the lights go down at the end of the night. From marketing and logistics, to venue finding, budgeting, communications management,…
  • Collection 26’s Colour Picks: A Neutral Palette

    Sophie
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    A neutral palette can work at any wedding, with any theme and any style. It’s natural, it’s beautiful and it’s elegantly simple. Here’s how we’d create a neutral themed wedding: The Decorations Neutral usually means without colour. So, when planning a wedding with a neutral palette, we’d look for beige, grey, taupe, white, ivory and black. For the décor we’d use a neutral tone and pair it with a natural material. For example wood looks fabulous next to ivory and white. You’ll be able to achieve a really beautiful, clean looking style. Neutral colours can often make a venue…
  • Season spectacular: Winter a whimsical season to wed

    Samantha
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Crisp leaves hit the floor, the trees are bare and the sky is bleak. The chill in the air creeps into every open area and, across the country, couples are cuddling up on their sofas, a hot drink in hand and some tasty food near by. Then, by some miracle, dainty little snowflakes fall upon the ground… they build and they build… a beautiful canvas for your big day. Winter lends itself so beautifully to the wedding industry – it’s full of perfect detailing that makes any bride-to-be swoon. Now, winter may not be your thing but for brides who are looking to create their wintery dream,…
 
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