Event Planning

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  • Road rules for name-droppers

    Plan Your Meetings
    Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Never pretend a connection exists. Rely on your network to provide solid introductions and authentic referrals, and then always pay the kindness forward.
  • 1st Event Planners Talk Live – Social Media

    The Evolero Blog
    Tal Shoham
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    We are very proud to be part of the first #EventPlannersTalk Live Event. The Mice Blog just published an all about the event post! We are to have Powered the Event and look forward to more exciting live events together. You can read about our contribution under Sponsors. Here is a glimpse of the Event Planners Talk Event Hub:     Enjoy the read!   Wow where shall I begin! First of all I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came to the first event and made it happen! #EventPlannersTalk chat started back in August 2014 as a monthly chat to bring the event community…
  • Incentive Program CSR Experiences: Voluntary or Mandatory?

    MeetingsNet
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    CSR activities have become common at meetings. Also common is a question we hear from the meeting planners who work with us: Should the project be voluntary or mandatory? read more
  • How a Shipping Container Can Become a Chic, Portable Venue

    BizBash News
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
  • Excalibur Exhibits Named One of Houston's '101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For' in 2015

    Exhibitor News Network
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Excalibur Exhibits, a Houston-based full service tradeshow and event marketing firm, is excited to announce that it has been named one of Houston'...
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    Event Manager Blog

  • The Math and Magic of Measuring Event ROI

    Guest Author
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a sponsored post written by Jen Hawkins, Marketing Director at DoubleDutch. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. If you can measure it, you can make event ROI better As the head of marketing for a technology company in the event industry, you wouldn’t be surprised to know that I believe in the power of events. In fact, I think events are the most powerful marketing channel there is. However, the impact of this channel has historically been the hardest to measure. So we built an event ROI model that takes into account all that goes into producing and…
  • 5 Essential Audio Visual Questions Event Planners Forget to Ask

    Guest Author
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    Event planners are the types of people who like to have their hands in several proverbial pots. To be a successful event planner, you also have to be a good marketer, negotiator, and leader. In addition, event managers often have to make soirees into fields like design, catering and AV. The field of audiovisual technology especially, is a crucial part of any and every event, and is often a gap in the knowledgebase of aspiring and novice planners. The first event I ever planned was a canned food drive to aid the disaster relief effort in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. I was an…
  • 5 Simple Steps to Improve Event Supplier Communication

    Kelli White
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Between email, text, phone calls and video conferencing you can chat with anyone in the world at a moment’s notice. Communication has become extremely convenient, so why does it become so difficult when it comes to events? Everyone in our industry is very busy and oftentimes trying to track down the correct person or response can be a challenge. Changing up your communication tactics can improve your ability to connect. The following steps will help save you time and expand your communication abilities. 1. Pick Up the Phone Too often these days we opt for a quick email or text to send our…
  • The Best Posts of February 2015 on @EventMB

    Julius Solaris
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Time for our monthly roundup of the hottest articles on your favourite event blog. February was an amazing month, we are sure you enjoyed your dose of inspiring content. If you were busy planning your next event, here is what you missed last month. The Best Posts in February 2015 1. 11 Steps for How to Handle a Customer Complaint at Your Event How do you handle customer complaints at your event? Do you maximise all the opportunities for repeat business? 2. How to Create the WOW Factor in Event Customer Service Creating a culture of service is a must for unforgettable experiences, here is…
  • GenieConnect: Event Mobile App and Live Interaction Tool [Review]

    Julius Solaris
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    GenieConnect is a complete event mobile app for event professionals looking to expand their content, live interaction and networking offering of their event. Here is the review. Event mobile apps are still one of the fastest growing technologies in the event industry. While there may be still uncertainty about adoption and engagement rates, event professionals have demonstrated an unprecedented interest for the technology. Quick wins like saving on the printing of unnecessary guides or real time schedules are benefits that even the most traditional event professional will recognise. We are…
 
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    Fresh Event Tips

  • Stripe Payments for Events

    Rose
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Have you heard of Stripe?  The San Francisco payment solution has made it easy for thousands of event organizers to collect payments online.  From charity golf tournaments, to school fundraisers to charity dinner tickets it's easier (and less expensive) than ever to collect your payments online. Setting up a Stripe account takes less than ten minutes.  There are no hidden fees with Stripe - 2.9% plus $.30/transaction is all it takes to process a card.  Once you have a Stripe account you can tie it into your custom a la Reg event forms with one step (below) to begin…
  • Power of Social Media at Events

    Rose
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    Guest Post: The power of social media is crucial to successful event planning. The very possibility of enabling users to ask, respond, and communicate is key to a well executed event. We are daily witnesses of how social media can change businesses and make them stronger. Also, when planning your event - you want to share it with the target group, potential clients, and the world - for everyone to know about it, talk about it and be a part of it.   Here is what you need to know when it comes to event planning, in order for social media to work: Make a plan. Having a plan will keep you on…
  • Food Trucks, Restaurants or Catering: Which One?

    Rose
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Guest Blogger: Stephanie of Event Source.  If you are hosting a large event like a wedding, corporate outing or a reunion, you have an important choice to make when it comes to food service. There are plenty of options including catering services, restaurants and food trucks. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages. The size and nature of your get-together will go a long way in determining which food service option is the best for your unique group. Yet each food service choice has specific characteristics that you should think about when making your decision.      …
  • Star Trek Reality, & Lends a hand to Events

    Rose
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Gone are walkie talkies. In comes Onyx.  If you're an event producer your eyes are on the stage and looking for the next step.  Sometimes you don't have time to scroll thru a phone when you're trying to prevent the unforeseeable blunder, or cue the the slide that didn't appear.  You need to communicate with your team in real time.     Onyx, OnBeep's instant communicator, clips to your shirt for easy access and utilizes Bluetooth with your cell phone to allow you to talk with your team with a simple push of a button.   From CNN Money: "Founder Jesse Robbins…
  • How-To Save Time and Money When Planning an Event - Guest Post

    Rose
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    According to Laura Wilson, “Event Coordinators Have the 5th Most Stressful Job in America”.  Since event planning events can be extremely stressful, you may not want to tackle it alone.  Before you begin to plan your event you should read this article by Julius Solaris, “How to Relieve Event Planning Stress”.  When you add this responsibility to an already over- loaded Holiday calendar, it can make the prospect of meeting the requirements of the event, overwhelming.  That is when you need to call an event planner to organize your event.  They…
 
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    Michelle Rago Destinations- Blog

  • For the love of the written word

    Michelle
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    With all the hype around Valentines Day, for this heart the most understated but perhaps most powerful gift is the written word. A few weeks ago I was sorting through old boxes and I came across a collection of vintage love notes from distant relatives from England that I inherited and from lost loves before cellphones stormed into our lives. I found myself sitting on the floor for a good hour overwhelmed by nostalgia for that moment in time that only our imagination can recall. Pen to paper is both quiet and a trumpet from the heart. Gifts are obviously a lovely gesture but perhaps take a…
  • What’s new at Michelle Rago Destinations….

    Michelle
    21 May 2014 | 10:09 am
    A new face and a facelift! One of the toughest aspects of being an entrepreneur is marketing and branding. We are constant gardeners. It is a task I happen to love but it takes a tremendous amount of time and dedication. I spend hours thinking about what message goes out into the world and what kind of business my market presence will bring back. Last year I launched a completely hand-drawn website, which I absolutely love.  It is playful and elegant. I feel the simplicity of the site allows people to absorb the portfolio of our work with ease. As I always do… and in anticipati0n of…
  • Team Rago Instagram goes live! (…because behind the scenes really is the bomb)

    Michelle
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:23 am
    I am so excited to announce our new “Team Rago” Instagram ! Follow us here @Teamrago #teamrago I have loosened my grip and turned over the reigns to my peeps for a behind the scenes perspective…because behind the scenes really is the bomb. Trust me destination planning is exhausting, physical, strenuous and sometimes downright scary. But between it all we always manage to have a laugh and appreciate the gift that has been given. Soooo, I’m gonna kick back (just a little) and have them share their experiences of where we are in the world and what we are up to……
  • How might you accessorize a Minimalist Design retreat?

    Michelle
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Here’s a fun game to play… This cold has driven me indoors today. During my confinement I came across this minimalist hotel design from Portugal and started to dream about how I might add my touches to make it a bit more homey. I love the sand floor and of course imagine it would be tucked right near the sea.   Of course, add gorgeous garden roses for a pop of color and the dreamy fragrance.     Here are some playful place matts and a cane chair back for some chic design touches.  I love linen flags and think they add a festive touch for the ceiling and are very…
  • Pass the bouquet please…

    Michelle
    19 Feb 2014 | 9:56 am
      So much energy and labor goes into the design and construction of the bride’s bouquet (never mind the bouquet was originally a prop to distract the unmarried girls from ripping the bride’s dress to shreds!) Once carefully picked and composed it is delivered (hopefully beautifully packaged) to the bride in the quiet of her room before the ceremony. Photo: Angela Talley Planning & Design: Michelle Rago Destinations Delivering the bouquet should be dine with reverence. The bouquet is the first thing on the wedding day that the bride touches and sees come together from her…
 
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    Velvet Chainsaw | Midcourse Corrections

  • Develop An Organization That Succeeds Through A Culture Of Learning Infographic

    Jeff Hurt
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Modern organizations need to develop a learning culture… …If they want to survive in the rapidly changing world in which we now live. A learning culture is a work environment that supports all employees constantly learning, unlearning and relearning.  Our knowledge and skills can become outdated quickly. Successful organizations hire those that embrace life-long learning. These employees know that improving their organization depends upon their learning. Infographic created by Stephen J. Gill and ATD. Used with permission. The post Develop An Organization That Succeeds Through A…
  • Revamping Your Strategic Brain To Be A Rock Solid Leader

    Jeff Hurt
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    The challenge you face as a conference organizer or meeting planner is taking on the role of being a ridiculously in charge rock solid leader. Or not! You can decide to be a meetings’ transactional order taker and fulfiller. You may decide that’s all you want to do for the rest of your life. Or you can decide to be a leader. The choice is yours. Six Questions To Assess Your Strategic Brain If you decide you want to be a leader, you’ll need to work on your strategic brain and strategic thinking. Here are six questions from author and brain guru Sandra Bond Chapman to assess if…
  • The Growing Majority Of The Conference Declined

    Jeff Hurt
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    Who are the people that don’t regularly attend conferences? What are the traits of those that devalue the traditional conference experience? It seems that what attracts some people to conferences actually repels others. Some see the traditional conference experience as stale and predictable. They are uninterested in spending $1,500-$2,000 in registration, airfare, lodging and expenses for an average experience. The Perspective Of The Conference Declined Here are some of the standard characteristics and perspectives of those that don’t want to attend a traditional conference experiences.
  • The Next Frontier Of Conference Improvement: Conference Education

    Dave Lutz
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Traditional conference education models have lost their relevance. The process of distributing a call for session and speaker submissions, selecting experts that transmit and dispense information, and packaging it as professional development for the masses is overdone. One-size-fits-all education doesn’t work anymore. We are in the midst of great workplace disruption, brought on by a new generation of workers, an increasing sophisticated public and rapidly changing technology. The disruptors have arrived. Learning Professionals Needed Today’s conference organizers need to develop a…
  • Myths Your Conference Should Stop Perpetuating

    Jeff Hurt
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Your conference is spreading the cult of myths, traditions and rituals. How so? What do you mean? You ask. Providing conference education is not as intuitive as it seems! Science shows that there is a right way and a wrong way to design, deliver and implement conference education. Unfortunately, most conferences ignore the science. Instead, they sell and promote their unscientific approaches to education. Source: The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice and Annie Murphy Paul. Intuitive Assumptions About Conference Education That Are Wrong So much of a…
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    MeetingsNet

  • Get In Shape with these Meeting Planner Calisthenics

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Who needs to go to the gym, anyway? While some planners may keep in shape between events with spinning classes and Zumba, others find the job itself to be a great workout. Jo Angela Maniaci, CMP, who heads up Special Events Planning LLC, an event-planning company based in St. Paul, Minn., posted her take on exercising, meeting-planner-style, to the Meetings Community listserv (www.meetingscommunity.org), also known as MeCo, a few years ago, and kindly agreed to let us also share it here. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more
  • Incentive Program CSR Experiences: Voluntary or Mandatory?

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    CSR activities have become common at meetings. Also common is a question we hear from the meeting planners who work with us: Should the project be voluntary or mandatory? read more
  • Sponsorship: From Uninspiring to Attendee Mattering

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Significant increases in sponsorship revenue are there for organizers who attract an influential audience. read more
  • Hospitality Training Institute for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open in Indiana

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Talk about a win-win-win: Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center gets new host hotel, people with developmental disabilities get training for good jobs, and the local hospitality sector gets a bunch of new workers. Content Classification:  Curated face2face read more
  • “Imagine Korea” for Meetings

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Joanna Siddiqui Visit Korea has launched a new brand slogan, “Imagine your Korea,” which it rolled out to New York–area press last week. read more
 
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    Special Events Magazine

  • Wedding Flavors: Top Trends in Wedding Reception Menus for 2015

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Susan Cuadrado High-end caterers share the 2015 trends for wedding reception menus read more
  • 8 things to avoid when planning for portable restrooms

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Outdoor events of any size usually require portable restrooms. While this necessity seems easy enough to plan for, there are several missteps that even the most seasoned event organizers can make. These issues center around booking restrooms, placement of these restrooms, and the types of equipment that are rented. The following tips will run through some of the common mistakes event organizers make, and how to avoid them. Special Events Blog read more
  • "Marry Me!": The Wedding Event at The Special Event 2015

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Special Events Staff Guests fall in love at The Wedding Event 2015, an annual feature at The Special Event. This year's stunner was produced by Ryan Zynger of Zynger Event Designs and designed by Jeff Brown from BrownHot Events. Photos by Steph Grant. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more
  • Special Events Business News for March 4, 2015

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    Special Events Staff Special events business news this week includes the rebranding of Fifth Element Group and the promotion of Lylle Breier at Walt Disney Studios read more
  • Using Emotion to Move Clients: Practical Applications

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Corporate Magic's Jeff Kirk gives practical applications for using emotion to move clients read more
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    WordPress Tag: Event Planning

  • Thirsty Thursday: 3 Cocktails You can Make with St-Germain Liqueur

    Gold Labl
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    Have you tried St-Germain yet? If you answered “No” my next question is Why not?! After my friends wedding I feel naturally inclined to drink St-Germain with everything and since I love champagne just as much I decided to share 3 easy recipes that you can make with both drinks. Watermelon was my flavor of the summer in 2014 so I really wanted to find a recipe that involved it to some degree. The drink I found is called the French Laundry Champagne Cocktail; sounds sexy if you ask me. The nice thing about it is you only need 3 items. French Laundry Champagne Cocktail 1/2 part Hiram…
  • I'm back & sweeter than ever!

    robinhammond1222
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    I am happy to say that I am back….& sweeter than ever! The past year was extremely challenging as well as exciting for our family. Last June I began having symptoms that led us to a wonderful neurologist at Lexington Clinic.  Numbness, tingling and pain began to determine how my day was going to go.  We chose not to say much until we received a diagnosis but soon realized, after a lot of research, that a diagnosis may take years.  And when it became too much, Herb and I decided it was physically impossible for me to carry and set up large displays of candy and we closed…
  • How Are You Choosing Your Vendors?

    Daniela
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    Finding the right vendors for your event is one of the most important (and equally daunting) tasks of planning an event. We don’t blame you if you’re feeling anxious—but we’re also here to help you breathe again. The success of your dream wedding largely depends on your team and to help you navigate through the process before it becomes too discouraging, we’ve narrowed down our top 4 recommendations for finding your vendors: #1: Let’s ask the experts Start at step one. Reserving a date starts with choosing a venue, and once you’ve chosen a venue you have a new event industry…
  • A Spotlight on Emily Thompson

    Dempsey
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dempsey & Carroll curator, Austin Ackles, sat down with Emily Thompson to discuss her work in floral design.  AA: The White House is the ultimate canvas and the work you did there was phenomenal! What venue in New York City has come the closest in excitement for you and how did you transform the space? ET: One favorite was an event at the Armory in NYC, where we designed undulating meadows down the dining tables to spectacular effect. They were both intimate and expansive, which is a big challenge in that vast space. AA: Your creations feel so exquisitely edified. What is the secret to…
  • Celebrate St. Paddy's All March Long with These 12 Ways to Booze in Style in DC!

    districtexperience
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm
    A pop-up by Mike Isabella, Whiskey Live DC, A DC Craft Beer Festival and more will offer countless opportunities to indulge all month long in The District. Check out these fun upcoming events!
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    HotelChatter -

  • Portland: Two Landmarks in Downtown Portland Will Return as One Larger, Hipper Hotel

    DesignMinder
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    So what’s the first thing you think of when you look at a couple of old buildings, like the two in the photo above, that are in need of big time TLC? Naturally, what a cool hotel this could be comes to mind. OK, we’re biased but so are Portland based NBP Capital and Provenance Hotels, who plan to do just that. No word yet on an opening date. According to Oregonlive, the interiors of the hotel will substantially be of new design, with restoration work focused on the outside walls, which thankfully are still rich in authentic detailing. The original hotel lobby will also be restored…
  • Bodrum: The Aegean Sea Will Take Center Stage at Jumeirah's New Bodrum Hotel

    juliab
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Bodrum is one of Turkey’s best loved beach resorts. As such, it’s full of hotels – sleek hotels. Remember the Mandarin Oriental that opened last summer? Those dreamy pics are burned on the back of our eyeballs. And now Jumeirah is jumping into the mix. The hotel that’s currently the Golden Savoy will become the Jumeirah Bodrum Palace Hotel on May 1 this year. There will be 135 rooms – or, rather, suites and villas rather than rooms. All have views over the Aegean Sea – the resort is laid out in a semicircle around headland 10 minutes from Bodrum proper. (Probably…
  • London: Can This Really Be London's First Hotel Doggie?

    juliab
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Here’s a fact to blow your mind on a Friday. Until now, apparently, London did not have a “hotel dog”. Can you believe it? We couldn’t, but then we also can’t think of anywhere that has one – so it’s probably true. Luckily, this terrible situation has now been rectified by the Staybridge Suites Vauxhall, who’ve just hired this good-looking guy. Waggers, a labradoodle, is now part of the “welcome home” reception team. He’s been hired at the tender age of just three months. The hotel is designed for longer stays rather than short trips,…
  • London: The Hotel Fomerly Known As The Hudson London Is Now an Empty Shell

    JasonD
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    It took a year from taking the first picture of Hudson London to it quietly disappearing from the Morgans Hotel Group website. Though not a complete surprise given some of the struggles the group had, we did welcome Mondrian at Sea Containers during that time and learned that there would be suites running at £10,000 a night (which would almost seem a steal compared to what we just saw in Paris), before the rumor mill told us Malmaison would be moving into the building on Great Scotland Yard instead.
  • From VegasChatter + Jaunted: Resort Fees (Again) and Close Calls

    juliana
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:05 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. VEGASCHATTER · Venetian, Palazzo Raise Resort Fee Again · MyVEGAS Giveth And Taketh Away Rewards · Cirque du Soleil Wants You To Rediscover Zumanity · You Can Rest Easy Now At Delano Las Vegas
 
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    Marriott on the Move

  • Destination Haiti

    Marriott on the Move
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    I’ve worked on a lot of development deals, but none have involved a former U.S. President, celebrities and our associates. It’s an incredible story of an inspired group coming together to build and now open the Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel in Haiti. Just five years ago on January 12, 2010, a...
  • A Milestone Worth Celebrating

    Marriott on the Move
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    It’s all about the customer. It was certainly true back in 1983 when we opened our first Courtyard Hotel and it’s true today as we gear up to open our one thousandth Courtyard. I would never have believed it. Back when we had the idea to create a select-service hotel...
  • The Presidents Club

    Marriott on the Move
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    A Presidents Day Book Review "The Presidents Club" book was a wonderful insight in the behind-the-scenes events that took place during the presidencies of Truman through Obama. When I was young, the only president I knew about was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When Truman succeeded Roosevelt, I was old enough to...
  • Heart of the House

    Marriott on the Move
    7 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    I do like to talk (and blog) about our associates who serve our guests every day. Some work in the front of the house and some work behind the scenes in what’s called the “back of the house.” No matter where they work, we’re shinning the spotlight on their outstanding...
  • My Guilty Pleasure

    Marriott on the Move
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    I’ve blogged about my favorite books before. Having read almost everything there is about the Great War, I’ve turned to another genre and I’m addicted. I’ll let you in on my literary secret: It’s Lee Child’s Jack Reacher action/thriller novels. Everyone needs a guilty pleasure and this fun read is...
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    The Webinar Blog

  • Is Webcasting Not Shiny Enough?

    Ken Molay
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Kate Maddox wrote up a brief piece on Ad Age, interviewing the new CMO at ON24, Ken Robinson. Most of it is standard boilerplate commentary that new executives say… "Make sure we are on the same page and share a common language." "My top marketing goals are to continue to further ON24's position in the marketplace." And so on. But when Ms. Maddox ended with the obligatory "What challenges does your industry face?" Mr. Robinson responded intriguingly: One of the bigger challenges we face in the webinar or webcasting category is that it is considered 'old-school technology' and has been…
  • Proposed Update Released For Section 508 Compliance

    Ken Molay
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Today the United States Access Board released their long-awaited update proposal for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. That sounds dry and complicated, and it is. But it directly affects web conferencing as used in the United States of America, so I will try to take a quick swing through the legislation. My usual disclaimers apply… I have no legal training or expertise and my views represent the personal opinion of an interested layman, nothing more. These laws are long and complex and are subject to competing interpretations. I will oversimplify concepts out of necessity to…
  • Secrets of Webcast Audio and Video

    Ken Molay
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    This week OnStream Media is sponsoring me as a guest speaker on the subject of "Secrets of Webcast Audio and Video." The free webcast is scheduled for Thursday, February 12 at 11am California, 2pm New York. I will appear on camera, talking about webcast audio and video, physical setup, vocal and visual mannerisms, and how to make sure you come across confidently, comfortably, and professionally to your remote audience. You can register at https://join.onstreammedia.com/register/bklein/webcastsecrets I look forward to seeing you online and answering your webcast presentation questions!
  • Summary Of BrightTALK Webinar Trends

    Ken Molay
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Today I watched BrightTALK's annual webcast presenting highlights from their Webinar Benchmarks Report. You can watch the full presentation and download the report in PDF format at bit.ly/1zFqETn. In past years I had accused BrightTALK of making their webcast rather dry, simply reeling off the statistics they had collected. This year they spent much more time talking about the interpretation of the data and suggesting tips for improving webinar performance (almost entirely in a lead generation context, as that is their bread and butter). As I write each year, we have to be careful in…
  • Behind The Scenes At A Video Webcast

    Ken Molay
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    I just discovered a promotional video on the INXPO page for their XPOCAST webcasting product. Although it is presented as a standard marketing case study, the video includes "behind the scenes" action you don't normally see in vendor promo pieces. I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at what is going on - ignoring the case study and product for the moment. I will try to offer some commentary and insights for those who are considering offering a live webcast and are not sure what is involved. Caveats abound… I was not involved in any way with the webcast featured in the…
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    ConventionPlanit.com Meeting & Events Blog

  • IMEX Frankfurt Hosted Buyer Opportunity

    Ashley Chalmers
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    IMEX Frankfurt is gearing up to be the largest yet, and qualified meeting planners can attend for free. If you are responsible for placing two or more international meetings annually (away from the US, Canada and the Caribbean), join ConventionPlanit.com at IMEX Frankfurt 2015 via the Hosted Buyer Program. IMEX returns to Frankfurt May 19-21, 2015. Don’t miss your chance to be part of our Hosted Buyer Program and join this group of valued meetings organizers as a guest of IMEX. At IMEX Frankfurt, you’ll meet suppliers from across the United States and around the world under one roof.
  • New Resorts Open in Riviera Cancun

    Ashley Chalmers
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    The new Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts has celebrated the opening of two new resorts in Riviera Cancun, Mexico. Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa and the adults-only Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun are now welcoming guests to experience All-In Luxury™ services. Built alongside a magnificent and expansive white sand beach, the two resorts have distinct services and features, while continuing to offer Royalton’s signature all inclusive amenities including the exclusive handcrafted DreamBed™, All-In Connectivity™, the Sports…
  • The Culture Map: How Cultural Complexities Will Impact Business in the Future

    Ashley Chalmers
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Among the most interesting educational sessions at this year’s PCMA Convening Leaders was one included in the Globalization tract. In the past, education geared towards organizing a global event was centered on instructing planners how to know when to kiss, bow or shake hands in order to ensure a successful transaction. Now as today’s business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, professionals are expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array of starkly different backgrounds and cultures…without disastrous results! Erin Meyer, author of The Culture…
  • Pushing the envelope then…Propelling it even further today

    Ashley Chalmers
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    The National Conference Center 40 years ago, this DC-area facility was purpose-built as a superior learning environment. Today, The National is expanding upon this rich history so your experience is nothing short of exceptional. A Look at the Big Picture From intimate training sessions to the grandest conventions, The National delivers everything you need: • A unique 1 million+ square-foot live-and-learn facility, encompassing versatile clusters of 250 meeting spaces with 917 guest rooms • West Belmont Place, a premium 55,000 square-foot events center featuring Northern Virginia’s…
  • Meetings Make Money

    Ashley Chalmers
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Face-to-face meetings are arguably the most cost-efficient form of marketing that exists today. Conventions, trade shows, and private corporate events are unique 3-D environments, combining elements of marketing, advertising, and sales.  Meetings bring targeted buyers and sellers together at one place, and at one time.  Events facilitate personal interaction, networking, education, branding, and can generate both immediate and deferred sales opportunities. Meetings are all about business:  they develop relationships, generate leads, close deals, and create new customers.  More than that,…
 
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  • How to Quickly Turn Around a Failing Event

    Nicolette Anderson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    It’s naïve to expect that an event will go perfectly and you won’t have to get through at least a few hurdles in the process. And the bigger the event, the bigger the chance that something will go wrong. And while sometimes that might seem like the end of the world, in the world of event planners it’s nothing more than just another day’s work. Professionals in the event planning industry are exposed to seeming disasters upon disasters, but most of the time they are able to handle the problems efficiently and without too much damage. How do they do it? Obviously, having multiple years…
  • When Love Goes Bad: and Takes Your Event Down With It

    Nicolette Anderson
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Gone Girl was one of my favorite books to read and with the movie recently out it has me thinking… February is always the month of everything love and Valentines. So how do relationship stories like ‘Gone Girl’ (that are, lets call it, “unconventional”) fit into  Valentines and the events industry? Gone Girl is a great thriller that shows us what can happen when love goes bad. We love events. We love data. Sometimes, as an event producer, is it possible to love an event too much? and sacrifice something important without realizing it? … like your Data…
  • Must Read Articles – Jan 16 2015

    Nicolette Anderson
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Happy Friday, friends! We have some must reads for your weekend reading pleasure on some of our favorite topics, data, social media and more data! Enjoy!   Why Data is an Event Planners Best Friend by @PYMLive I love that this article puts a personal spin on event data. Isn’t it beneficial to learn how you can customize your event to cater to your attendees needs? http://techsytalk.com/event-planning/why-data-is-an-event-planners-best-friend-by-pymlive/   Don’t End Up with These Social Media Regrets When Launching an Event by Kelvin Newman We’ve all seen and…
  • From Measurement to Money – PCMA Convening Leaders Edition

    Brian Slawin
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Why are more and more #eventprofs moving from “Measurement to Money“and how can increased sponsor value, more qualified exhibitor leads, event revenue growth and a better experience for every attendee be the Future of Events? Share this video         |         Share this blog  Register for the Future of Events Webcast   2015 is going to be another big year for event technology advancements. Some think indoor mapping or iBeacons is the next wave while others think unlocking BigData is the key. Which will win out, the shiny objects or the data nerds?
  • From Measurement to Money

    Brian Slawin
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Why are more and more #eventprofs moving from “Measurement to Money“and how can increased sponsor value, more qualified exhibitor leads, event revenue growth and a better experience for every attendee be the Future of Events? Share this video         |         Share this blog  Register for the Future of Events Webcast 2015 is going to be another big year for event technology advancements. Some think indoor mapping or iBeacons is the next wave while others think unlocking BigData is the key. Which will win out, the shiny objects or the data nerds? We’ll…
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  • Four Themes for Photographers and Photobloggers

    Krista
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Maybe you’re working on a 365 project, with a photo for each day of the year. With a couple months under your belt, you might be looking for a new theme to showcase your work. Let’s check out four themes where the typography and color palettes step aside so that your photos get your visitors’ full attention. Cubic Made with photographers and photobloggers in mind, Cubic is eye-catching and bold out of the box. Its pleasing homepage grid showcases your posts’ featured images. Consider this subtle, almost ethereal application of Cubic at WE THE BIRDS, a site…
  • March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

    Michelle W.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Registration for March’s Blogging U. courses is now closed, and both courses have started. Check back later in the month to learn more and register for April’s offerings! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and…
  • New Theme: Lyretail

    Caroline Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme: Lyretail Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. Secondary information, like a Custom Menu or Widgets, are tucked behind a convenient slide-down menu, while bold featured images grace the header, putting your photographs front and center. Read more about Lyretail on the Theme Showcase,…
  • WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

    Meredith
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements. Visual Editor We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post. Before New Editor App users have long wished for a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those…
  • Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

    Ben Huberman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers’ poems. After working hard on polishing their elegies, haiku, and ballads, most writers want to make sure their readers can enjoy their work to the fullest. This is where choosing the right theme can play an important role (this is true for non-poets too, of course): you want your posts to be readable, clean, and inviting. Here…
 
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  • The Future of Mobile Apps

    Lisa Apolinski
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It has been said that a smartphone is like having a mini-computer in your pocket. How many of us, upon waking up, reach for our phone? (I almost find it irritating when I receive a call on my phone - since I am in the middle of doing something else.) And while we have multiple apps on our phones, 80% of our time is spent with only five. But even with these stats, apps continue to be developed. So, where is the future of the app going?  Apps no longer trapped within the smartphone:  Think everything from games and TVs to smart cars here. Where there is a place to use an app, you can…
  • Foreign Site Inspections on a Shoestring

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    When selecting venues, photos on websites and YouTube videos can only go so far. Site inspections are extremely important to ensure that there are no surprises. With many organizations continuing to face budget constraints, foreign site inspections aren't always possible. Despite the risks of omitting this phase of the site selection process, some organizations simply don't have the budget. Here are some options to explore: Take advantage of every opportunity to visit venues when conducting business or attending conferences and trade shows in other countries. If you let members of the…
  • 4 Truths You Need to Know Before Talking to a Food Distribution Company

    Cvent Guest
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    By Brian Heider Many people experience a career-defining moment that sheds light on their true passion or calling. For me, this moment came after I took a job as a personal chef for fraternity and sorority chapters in Denver. I’d been in the restaurant industry for 10 years, gone to culinary school, and worked as the executive chef at a bistro.  I also took on the responsibility of ordering food, something I had experience with from my time at the bistro. I used the same sales rep and food distributor as my old job, but I noticed right away that the pricing was drastically…
  • Plan Smart: 5 Ways to Protect Your ID on the Road

    Kate Hooper
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    In the planning business, dropping into a far-flung city for a quick meeting or site survey is just another day at the office. However, in the fog of pre-dawn check-ins, TSA pat-downs and valuables flying down the belt and out of site, it’s a wonder we’re able to hang on to everything – at least until we slip up. At some point in all of our travels, something will likely be stolen, and hopefully it won't be your identity. To help you stay one step ahead of the bad guys, here are a few tips to keep in mind before your next flight: Travel with an unstuffed wallet.
  • Luxury Ski Resorts....With a Tropical Twist

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    For corporate groups with a mixture of ski buffs and armchair athletes, finding a resort that hits the mark for everyone can be challenging. We've combed the Internet for a couple of examples that show it can be done. Zao Onsen Ski Resort (Japan) Guests can sooth sore muscles basking in the healing waters of an outdoor onsen or private indoor wooden baths fed by the sulfuric hot springs. With 3 cable cars to whisk guests to 15 slopes and 12 courses, skiers from novice to expert will have quick access to skiing, snowboarding and all that Zao Onsen Ski Resort has to offer. Once they are on…
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  • 7 Questions to Ask Video Conferencing Providers

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Let this white paper help guide your decision with 7 new video conferencing questions you should be sure to ask providers, including:How easily or conveniently can I communicate by video?What kind of endpoint does the solution support or require?What additional bandwidth or other network capabilities will I need?And more!Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to buy the right video conferencing solution for your organization, and download their free white paper today!Request Free!
  • Video Conferencing Comparison Chart

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Business video conferencing is playing an increasing role in today's business. Quickly see differences between the leading brands in video conference systems. Our free Video Conferencing Comparison Chart compares the leading video conferencing vendors like Panasonic, LifeSize, Polycom and more head to head.This chart compares these brands by features like: Pricing Location limitations Security and Equipment needs And more!Learn the differences between the top brands before you buy. Download our comparison chart today!Request Free!
  • Desktop Video Conferencing Comparison Guide

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Desktop VC allows employees across the world to interact with each other, with their suppliers, customers and partners, while sparing the high costs of room-based solutions and scheduling problems of travel.Our new comparison chart presents the top 17 desktop VC vendors and compares their solutions side-by-side.Get the information your need!Request Free!
  • Top Video Conferencing Trends for 2015

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    If you're looking to investigate whether a new solution is right for your business, or are just looking to stay abreast of the many changes in the VC space, our guide can help you.Read our guide to learn about the new features of video conferencing, including:Trends in room-based and destop video conferencingVideo portalsVideo collaborationAnd much more!Request Free!
  • The Meeting Leader's Kit: Includes 'Running a Great Meeting - For Dummies' (FREE Now!)

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Running a Great Meeting For Dummies helps you put together a successful meeting by explaining how to define objectives, craft an agenda, invite the right people, keep the meeting moving, and following up afterwards.This kit will teach you:How to put together a productive meeting in a timely fashionTips on running a virtual meetingThe best ways to follow up after a meetingThe Meeting Leader's Kit is a must-read for any executive who needs to set up a meeting – fast!Running a Great Meeting In a Day - For DummiesExecutive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social Collaboration45 Cool…
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  • Dibble

    7 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Get a bottle cap (preferably a water bottle cap) and have someone throw it in the water while the other people look away. When the person throws it, the
  • Valentines Day Gifts

    7 Feb 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Need ideas for the perfect gift for your special someone? Our site visitors have the best ideas! Take a moment to check them out, and add your favorite ideas to the list too.
  • Reindeer Poop Bingo

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This is really not a gift exchange, but something fun for the whole family. Our family does this every year and even the children love to play. To
  • Pass the Present

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Okay so you get a present (from anyone Dollar Tree,5 Below...etc.) and you wrap it 8 or 9 times with wrapping paper then you get all your guests in a circle
  • Party Tips

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:16 pm
    What I like do for my kids parties is have all the kids come in and do a craft to distract them. That's only for my girls, my boys like to play video games.
 
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  • The Future of Mobile Apps

    Lisa Apolinski
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It has been said that a smartphone is like having a mini-computer in your pocket. How many of us, upon waking up, reach for our phone? (I almost find it irritating when I receive a call on my phone - since I am in the middle of doing something else.) And while we have multiple apps on our phones, 80% of our time is spent with only five. But even with these stats, apps continue to be developed. So, where is the future of the app going?  Apps no longer trapped within the smartphone:  Think everything from games and TVs to smart cars here. Where there is a place to use an app, you can…
  • Foreign Site Inspections on a Shoestring

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    When selecting venues, photos on websites and YouTube videos can only go so far. Site inspections are extremely important to ensure that there are no surprises. With many organizations continuing to face budget constraints, foreign site inspections aren't always possible. Despite the risks of omitting this phase of the site selection process, some organizations simply don't have the budget. Here are some options to explore: Take advantage of every opportunity to visit venues when conducting business or attending conferences and trade shows in other countries. If you let members of the…
  • 4 Truths You Need to Know Before Talking to a Food Distribution Company

    Cvent Guest
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    By Brian Heider Many people experience a career-defining moment that sheds light on their true passion or calling. For me, this moment came after I took a job as a personal chef for fraternity and sorority chapters in Denver. I’d been in the restaurant industry for 10 years, gone to culinary school, and worked as the executive chef at a bistro.  I also took on the responsibility of ordering food, something I had experience with from my time at the bistro. I used the same sales rep and food distributor as my old job, but I noticed right away that the pricing was drastically…
  • Plan Smart: 5 Ways to Protect Your ID on the Road

    Kate Hooper
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    In the planning business, dropping into a far-flung city for a quick meeting or site survey is just another day at the office. However, in the fog of pre-dawn check-ins, TSA pat-downs and valuables flying down the belt and out of site, it’s a wonder we’re able to hang on to everything – at least until we slip up. At some point in all of our travels, something will likely be stolen, and hopefully it won't be your identity. To help you stay one step ahead of the bad guys, here are a few tips to keep in mind before your next flight: Travel with an unstuffed wallet.
  • Luxury Ski Resorts....With a Tropical Twist

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    For corporate groups with a mixture of ski buffs and armchair athletes, finding a resort that hits the mark for everyone can be challenging. We've combed the Internet for a couple of examples that show it can be done. Zao Onsen Ski Resort (Japan) Guests can sooth sore muscles basking in the healing waters of an outdoor onsen or private indoor wooden baths fed by the sulfuric hot springs. With 3 cable cars to whisk guests to 15 slopes and 12 courses, skiers from novice to expert will have quick access to skiing, snowboarding and all that Zao Onsen Ski Resort has to offer. Once they are on…
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  • Content Repurposing for Better Association and Event Marketing

    Keith Johnston
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Content Marketing is not a joke, it is not a fad, and it is something that is never going away. In fact, the only thing that is unique about content marketing is that fact that we now call it... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • Scannable for Evernote – an #eventprofs Best Friend

    Keith Johnston
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Wow. Do I love me some Evernote for meeting and event peeps. A total replacement for the event binder and your brain. Evernote creates tools that are just brilliant. For example, how many times have... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • WiFi Karma for Meeting and Event Professionals

    Keith Johnston
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Karma. Some say it makes the world go round. Someone does something bad in life, people say that Karma is gonna get em. Do something good that no one notices, Karma is gonna sort that out to your... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • International Business Etiquette for Meeting Planners

    Keith Johnston
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Having just recently returned from a client event in the UK that had a truly international audience (35 different countries represented), this infographic really struck a chord and my funny bone... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • Meeting Planner Music Club – Brian Wilson in the Old Apartment

    Keith Johnston
    8 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Staying away from the dance and hard rock for another week, I wanted to hit another couple of the songs that are in my travel playlist. Brian Wilson and The Old Apartment from Barenaked Ladies are... Read the rest at PlannerWire
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  • STV Single Transferable Vote explained – in a fun way!

    Dave
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:16 pm
  • 1.5 million

    Dave
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    As in the past, when we reach electionbuddy.com milestones, we use the opportunity to share interesting stories we find on the internet.  So, for the 1.5 million milestone…. The 1.5 million balloon story Macdonalds sued for 1.5 million dollars because they gave only 1 napkin The 1.5 million dollar Jimmy Kimmel surprise
  • New Year = New Electionbuddy!

    Dave
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    To wish you the best for 2015, we have DRAMATICALLY updated the electionbuddy experience.  Our goals were to keep it simple, to add some requested functionality, to give you more control over the voter and voting process and to make electionbuddy look better for you and your voters.  The newness includes Better access to the most important functions from the redesigned election list screen and see more stats and information Reduced scrolling – we update our account settings screen to group items Better explanations and help – along with an overall refresh to the look and feel…
  • happy holidays to our friends around the world

    Dave
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    To our users in 42 countries, we wanted to wish you good tidings in your own language (as taken from http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/languages.shtml) Krismasi Njema / Heri ya krismas     Eid Milad Majid (عيد ميلاد مجيد)    Vrolijk Kerstfeest     Glædelig Jul     Sheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐)    Seng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)   Joyeux Noël   Frohe Weihnachten   Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit   Prettige Kerstfeest  Gleðileg jól   Śubh krisamas (शुभ क्रिसमस)   karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe…
  • Name your price

    Eric
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    There are no rules when it comes to giving. Or more accurately, there are no agreed upon rules because everyone has their own set of unique of criteria when it comes to deciding how much they should give. $20 dollars? Minimum of $100? Or how about your favourite number, $77.77? When it comes to providing the option to accept donations using InviteRight, we have often suggested that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,”  and that event organizers such as gala fundraisers or high school drama teachers should provide a straightforward set of common denominations to choose…
 
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  • Splash – The Best Event Management Platform!

    Maegan Tell
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    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! We recently came across Splash, a comprehensive event management platform that helps to maximize the impact before, during, and after an event.Splash makes it possible for you to control every aspect of your event making it easier and less stressful to organize. When using Splash, you can organize the perfect invite list –…
  • ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Lineup: February 27th – March 1st

    Maegan Tell
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Are you wondering how to spend your upcoming weekend? This week ABCey’s weekend lineup let’s you know about the events that will get you laughing, sweating, and learning!SF DOWNTOWN COMEDY THEATER  February 27th | 10 PM | 287 Ellis St. San Francisco | $10Begin your weekend with some laughter at the SF Downtown Comedy Theater.  Their 30 seat comedy theater is a warm and friendly place to enjoy some stand up comedy. While enjoying a fabulous night of entertainment you are also supporting a great cause. The SF Downtown Comedy Theater uses their talents as a fundraiser for…
  • ABCey’s San Francisco Weekend Line-Up: Feb 20th – 22nd

    Maegan Tell
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    This weekend there are plenty of exciting events that will broaden your art, cultural, and your undercover skills.  ABCey’s Weekend Line-Up let’s you know about the best events in the Bay Area has to offer. We hope to see you out and about!PACIFIC ORCHID EXPOSITIONFebruary 20th–22nd | 10-6 PM| Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion | GA $14 (varies)“The Thrill of Discovery” is the focus for the 63rd annual show the San Fransisco Orchid Society. During this event you can take a stroll to discover special varieties of orchids that are rare within the United…
  • Startup Monday: BloomThat, A Flower Delivery Service

    Niki Lotte
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:48 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 EventsBloomThat delivers flowers to whomever you want anywhere within the Bay Area. All you have to do is browse the website or app for the style you want, enter the recipient’s address, and they will receive the beautiful bouquet within the hour! It doesn’t get easier than that!Why We Love BloomThat: From bouquets to…
  • ABCey’s Weekend Line-Up: San Francisco November 27th- November 30th, 2014

    Caterina Mayer
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    This Thanksgiving weekend has much more to offer than just turkey and gravy! Get into Christmas mood, explore the night sky, or learn about culture! ABCey’s weekend line-up shows you the best events to round up your holiday weekend!2014 Thanksgiving Sunrise CelebrationThursday, November 27 | 4:15-6PM | Alcatraz | Cost $14Join the presenters of current and past indigenous people for a unique celebration on Thanksgiving. Enjoy an evening of music, dance, and culture. You can learn about Indigenous people’s history and struggles, while watching the sunset. The event is free but the boat…
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  • Case study: Road to DIY hybrid success full of potholes

    Layton Rasco
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    I began to get nervous. My team and I are (self-proclaimed) event technology experts, but producing a livestreaming event is a whole other barrel of monkeys.
  • Road rules for name-droppers

    Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Never pretend a connection exists. Rely on your network to provide solid introductions and authentic referrals, and then always pay the kindness forward.
  • Aspen Chamber Resort Association

    emily northrip
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    PYM would like to welcome Aspen Chamber Resort Association, as one of our valued partners!
  • Hotel Palomar

    emily northrip
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    PYM would like to welcome Hotel Palomar, as one of our valued partners!
  • Vail Resorts and Hospitality

    emily northrip
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    PYM would like to welcome Vail Resorts and Hospitality, as one of our valued partners!
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  • Surveys: Planners face high stress, stagnant pay

    Plan Your Meetings
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Being a meeting and event professional is one of the Top 10 most stressful occupations you can have in 2015, according to an annual survey from CareerCast.com, an Internet site for finding targeted job opportunities by industry, function and location. “Event coordinator,” described as being “responsible for planning all logistics and activities associated with the events for which [...]
  • Case study: Road to DIY hybrid success full of potholes

    Layton Rasco
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    I began to get nervous. My team and I are (self-proclaimed) event technology experts, but producing a livestreaming event is a whole other barrel of monkeys.
  • Road rules for name-droppers

    Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Never pretend a connection exists. Rely on your network to provide solid introductions and authentic referrals, and then always pay the kindness forward.
  • Aspen Chamber Resort Association

    emily northrip
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    PYM would like to welcome Aspen Chamber Resort Association, as one of our valued partners!
  • Hotel Palomar

    emily northrip
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    PYM would like to welcome Hotel Palomar, as one of our valued partners!
 
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  • Entertaining Inspiration: Casual #girlboss Session

    Tori
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s, all thoughts are my own. I have a hunch that many people don’t entertain because it simply stresses them out. I’ve shared tips for easy entertaining with you in the past but it really is a passion of mine. My mission is to help you realize that hosting friends and family can bring joy to your life and does not require you to “go all out.” Entertaining should bring you joy –not a case of the hives! I’m gathering inspiration today for a very casual get-together I plan to have next week. I’m hosting a few girlfriends…
  • Make It :: Dotted Envelope Liners

    Tori
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:19 pm
    I love sending (and receiving snail mail). Do you? I have a big stash of blank cards and envelopes that I like to decorate, doodle on, and stamp for the occasion. I’m sure you find yourself sending birthday wishes, just because notes, or thank you cards often. Why not add a little creative touch to your notes? SUPPLIES: Colorful envelopes, a pencil, and ink pads in a variety of colors MAKE: Make perfectly round dots by stamping a clean pencil eraser into the ink of your choice and then firmly pressing onto the envelope liner. Let dry before closing. Use a new pencil every time you use…
  • This is why I get up in the morning

    Tori
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    Hey friends! It’s been a nice long weekend off but it’s time to ‘get back at it.’ Before the work week is back in full swing I wanted to touch base with you all. I know I am often sharing pretty projects or new cocktail recipes but during the day I am firmly planted in the marketing world. I’m pretty sure it’s clear that I’m not a full-time blogger (if I was I’d be slacking, ha!).  I’m the Director of Content and Community for The Grommet and have been a part of an awesome team there for the past five years. Before that, I worked…
  • Sip It :: Campari Cocktail aka Love Potion

    Tori
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:45 pm
    I’m starting this post a bit backwards with the “after” photo. This is the scene after I was done experimenting and creating the perfect Campari cocktails. It was a pretty scene. I had never used Campari in a cocktail before but knew that the bright red color would make the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail. Isn’t it pretty? Campari is a liqueur that is made with the infusion of herbs and fruits. So delicious. The addition of lime to the recipe proved to be a great idea. It brought out the fresh notes. I also used gin and cranberry/raspberry juice. It turned out…
  • Serve It :: Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

    Tori
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    The fact that Valentine’s Day lands on a weekend this year makes it the perfect occasion to serve breakfast in bed. Whether it’s for that special someone or your kiddos, I think bringing in a beautiful spread like this will make anyone feel super loved. The great thing is, this might look really fancy but it is super, super simple to make. If you’re looking for thoughtful breakfast in bed ideas, this is for you.   To Make: First, toast some thick bread. I used berry bread I found in the bakery department of my local grocery store, but you can choose any bread you like.
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  • RECAP: 2015 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

    Kevin Smothers
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Once every two years, the Texas Cultural Trust puts on one of the most star-studded shows in the Lone Star State. Luminaries from El Paso to Texarkana make a point to attend the crown jewel of Trust fundraisers, the Texas Medal of Arts Awards. Think of it like Texas’ own version of the Kennedy Center Honors and you get the gist. Throw in a dose of Dallas glamor courtesy of 2015 event chairs Gene Jones and Charlotte Jones Anderson and you can just imagine how high the fashion factor was last week at the Long Center. Even the Trust’s Executive Director Jennifer Ransom Rice…
  • RECAP: St. David’s Foundation Preludes and Accolades

    Kevin Smothers
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Despite the wet and chilly weather Austin has been experiencing lately, nothing was going to stop the annual Preludes and Accolades extravaganza! The traditional kick-off to St. David’s Foundation season-long fundraising series known as Toast of the Town drew a crowd of movers and shakers ready to get a first look at this year’s lineup of private dinners and intimate experiences. Held at Bauer House, the Tarrytown home of the University of Texas System Chancellor, those in attendance were able to stay comfortable thanks to a tented pool and garden, keeping everyone cozy and…
  • RECAP: 10th Annual Nobelity Project Feed the Peace Awards

    Kevin Smothers
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Few events in Austin draw star power from the worlds of music, television, film and philanthropy quite like The Nobelity Project’s Feed the Peace Awards. The brainchild of Christy and Turk Pipkin, the annual event recognizes individuals who are committed to social justice through art and action. At Sunday’s 10th anniversary dinner at the Four Seasons, Nobelity bestowed awards on a swath of actors, musicians and a homegrown architect, all of whom have had some involvement with the organization’s founders or have volunteered for Nobelity’s efforts in Kenya and other…
  • RECAP: The Blanton’s Off the Wall Gala and Art on The Edge After Party

    Kevin Smothers
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This past weekend, the Blanton Museum of Art hosted its 2015gala, Off the Wall, an elegant evening honoring outgoing University of Texas President Bill Powers and celebrating the vital role the Blanton plays in the cultural landscape of Austin and destinations way beyond our city limits. The blacktie event was attended by more than350 supporters of the museum and raised $850,000 to provide essential funding in support of the Blanton’s wide range of programs for students, children, and adults.  Judy and Charles Tate “This year’s gala was truly specialremarked Blanton…
  • RECAP: 2015 Dell Children’s Light Gala

    Kevin Smothers
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    All the elements were in place. The tables set just so, the lights ready to put on a visual display, the patrons dressed to the nines, and everyone ready to dine, mingle and dance! Such was the scene at Saturday’s Dell Children’s Light Gala, the unofficial kickoff to the spring social season in our fair city, which benefited Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Staged by the affable and engaging Sabrina and Jay Brown, the entire team from Dell Children’s pulled out all the stops to entertain the huge crowd assembled in the Austin Convention Center…
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    PlanAnEvent.org

  • A Pop-Up Banner Adds a Professional Touch to Tradeshow Booths

    Andrew Maxwell
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    If you’ve ever attended a tradeshow as an exhibitor then you know that the costs can add up quickly. Often, in the meetings and events industry, the exhibitors are small businesses and don’t have the luxury of bringing a team along. A pop up banner adds a professional touch to a trade show booth and it travels well (most will fit in the overhead compartment on an airplane). Retractable banners also don’t take a lot of setup time – an added bonus when there’s only one or two exhibitors traveling. The Benefits of Using Pop Up Banners Trade shows were an important…
  • A Lead Tracking System Is Only As Good As the Person Using It

    Andrew Maxwell
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    photo by eyefortravel.com Lead tracking, or following up, is not brain surgery. Then why do so many people make it so difficult? In the technological era that we live in, there is plenty of software, and apps, available to assist with any planning need. A lead tracking system sounds pretty straightforward enough. In sales, if you don’t follow-up with a potential lead then you may as well throw that contact out the window. And even in terms of following up, there’s a very short window of opportunity to do so. In my networking circles I see a lot of top-notch apps and assistance…
  • Best Jobs in 2015 from the U.S. News & World

    Randy Markus
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Lucky for us every year the U.S. News & World takes on the responsibility of positioning and categorizing the best jobs out there. And this year is no different. When considering a search for a job, new or not, it’s important to take into account the many merits and virtues that create a worthwhile job hunt. U.S. News & World evaluated the best jobs based on a variety of ins and outs. This year the best jobs were measured based on 10-year growth volume (10%), 10-year growth percentage (10%), median salary (30%), employment rate (20%), job prospects (20%), work-life balance (5%) and…
  • 3 Ways Great Event Apps Can Increase Your Productivity

    Andrew Maxwell
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    photo by smartcrowdz.com I am a great planner. Now I’m not blowing my own horn here. Rather, I’m pointing out a character flaw of mine. I tend to get bogged down with the planning side of the business. And by planning, I mean planning my to do list. Sometimes I plan so much that I overlook the fact that I’m missing deadlines. I can’t tell you how many times that I might be scanning my social media accounts and stumble across an article on apps that can increase my productivity. And there I go. The next thing I know I’ve lost my morning to researching these apps.
  • Hiring Event Staff

    Plan An Event Guest
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    courtesy of www.eventplanner.tv Hiring event staff is a great way to increase brand awareness, trade show leads, and close more sales, but, only when hired for the right reasons. In fact, when hired for the wrong reasons, event staff may actually hinder your brand’s ability to reach its goals. Consider these 5 questions before hiring event staff. 5 Questions to Ask Your Event Team before Hiring Event Staff Do we need extra event staff? While it’s important to make sure guests have a wonderful and memorable time at your event, having too many event staff to direct traffic and answer…
 
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    P&V Enterprises

  • 3 Simple Tips for Working With Your Event Services Vendors

    Pat Ahaesy
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    3 Simple Tips for Working With Your Event Services Vendors 1- Make the vendor part of your team. 2- Communicate clearly and often 3- Be responsive Ask me how we can be part of your team! info@pnventerprises.com Tweet
  • Webcasting and Face to Face Meetings

    Pat Ahaesy
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    As a meeting planner you are probably adept at successfully planing  face to face meetings. However, are you adept at Hybrid Meetings? Webcasting? I don’t mean becoming a techie, but as a planner will you be able to help plan correctly so that your webcasting partner  can produce a quality engaging webcast? Will you be […]
  • 5 Tips For A Successful Hybrid Event

    Pat Ahaesy
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    You have read, no doubt about the state of the economy. According to the NY Times article on January 19, 2014, by Patricia Cohen , the Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 What does that have to do with this blog? Plenty!! When the Great recession […]
  • Is there such a thing as too much planning and preparation for an event or conference?

    Pat Ahaesy
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Is there such a thing as too much planning and preparation for an event or conference?  The answer is a BIG FLAT NO!!! Be the best planner that you possibly can. This simply means, planning as far ahead as possible. Why are your, your client or your boss holding this event? Determine the purpose and […]
  • 5 Tips For a Seamless Event

    Pat Ahaesy
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    5 Tips For a Seamless Event   Plan as far in advance as possible Make a production timeline and stick to it Make an event timeline, allowing appropriate time for vendor load /load out so they’re not stepping on one another. Be sure to allow enough time for each part of your event, such as […]
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    Key Events Explore

  • Rise of the Drones : Event Applications

    Natalia Vasquez
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Sending a helicopter into the sky to capture alluring perspectives of events will soon become obsolete to the ease of drone technology. Drones are much more compact […]
  • NADA Event Highlights

    Natalia Vasquez
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    The largest international meeting of automotive dealers in the world took over the San Francisco convention center in the last week of January. National Automobile Dealers Association […]
  • Where is the heart of San Francisco?

    Natalia Vasquez
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Tony Bennet left his here, Jack Kerouac wrote his here, the Summer of Love brought many here, but where does the heart of San Francisco truly lie? […]
  • Event Trends to Look for in 2015

    Natalia Vasquez
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
      New Year’s has passed and new goals remain fresh in everybody’s mind. How will this year be bigger, more successful, and more creative than the last? […]
  • Stephen’s Favorite Turkey Enchilada Recipe

    Chris Ochoa
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    Ingredients 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 3/4 cups finely chopped onions 1 28-ounce can enchilada sauce 5 plum tomatoes, finely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons […]
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  • Art. Paris. Ballet.

    Jennifer Ritchie
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    ….Spine Tingling. Watch now. Subscribe to Nowness.  
  • A Passion for Food

    Jennifer Ritchie
    6 May 2014 | 2:10 pm
    I recently saw this video clip about Irish food. It inspired me to think about everything good in food that I believe in. Local produce provides us with what we need the most of. For the restaurant business, my favourite quotes: “You need to be able to communicate with your audience, you need to able to tell them the difference between what you’re doing and what’s being produced commercially” ……….. “connecting the farmers to the customers” ………. Thanks to the very talented Imen McDonnell from http://farmette.ie/ for…
  • Rowan

    Jennifer Ritchie
    25 Sep 2013 | 2:39 pm
    Everywhere I go these days I see the trees laden with red berries: Rowan trees. I have a series of beautiful little books called Flower Fairies, and I want to share a pretty poem: “They thought me, once, a magic tree Of wondrous lucky charm, And at the door they planted me To keep the house from harm. They have no fear of witchcraft now, Yet here I am today; I’ve hung my berries from the bough, And merrily I say: “Come, all you blackbirds, bring your wives, Your sons and daughters too, The finest banquet of your lives Is here prepared for you”” And this a…
  • Getting cosy

    Jennifer Ritchie
    23 Sep 2013 | 2:14 pm
    It is about this time of year when the days start to shorten and the leaves turn to orange, that I dream of an Autumn mini break to somewhere cosy and inspiring. It seems like weeks since we were swimming outside, and yet weeks more until the first snow. I like the in-between seasons, where everything mellows and we try to slow time down a little. Still sleeping with a Summer duvet, I keep warm by snuggling down with my hot water bottle. Ruby and Ed and slippers My favourite clothes are skirts with boots, keeping the Summer alive but preparing for the Winter while legs are still brown. Or…
  • My favourite blogs today

    Jennifer Ritchie
    31 Jul 2013 | 1:03 pm
    I was going for a slice of dark chocolate, when I changed my mind and opted for red, red wine, a delicious St Emilion ….. It seems somehow to go with my new change of look (and outlook? I dare …. !) So it is from blonde with pink lipstick to brunette with red lipstick that I have become. Hurrah! I love the change completely. So here I am and I wanted to share some of my absolute favourite blogs with you today. I can get lost for hours in the blogosphere, but there are a few who truly have me hooked every time: 1. Firstly and stand-out-of-the-crowd the best is: Greg Canty’s…
 
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    Estate Weddings and Events

  • Perfect Destinations For A Springtime Honeymoon

    Josh Lew
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
      image via Estate Weddings and Events Springtime honeymoons can be tricky. There are some wonderfully romantic places to spend your first days as a married couple, but you have to be careful. If you travel too far north too early in the season, you still could run into snow or cold weather that will keep you indoors the whole time. The obvious solution is to head to a tropical beach. However, this is the time of year when hundreds of thousands of college kids take their spring break vacation. You can still find a quiet resort in many beach destinations, but if you are not careful, you…
  • Our Top Four Foodie Venuelust: Must Taste & See!

    Annie Crandall
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    How many foodies do we have in the Estate Weddings and Events | Venuelust family? I can assure you that all that work here love a great tasting meal and love the experience that comes along with it. Today we wanted to share some of the spaces we are privileged to showcase to you that are award winning, gourmet and farm-to-table restaurants. Topping Rose House First on our foodie list is the restaurant at the Topping Rose House in The Hamptons. This menu was created by Chef de Cuisine Kyle Koenig, schooled by Tom Colicchio. The restaurant serves delicious and creative dishes that are made…
  • Wedding Favors That Wow!

    Annie Crandall
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Since it is Wedding Wednesday, I thought I would touch on a topic that leaves a bit of a lasting impression….the wedding guest favors! These little beacons of “thank you” are such and important detail to have as a “leave behind” as you get whisked away to experience life as a newly wed. Since I have been to many a wedding that did it well and many a wedding that…. well, here are some fabulous suggestions for your lovely friends and family to remember your special day. Wedding Favor #1 – Succulents I am a big fan of succulents! Even if you do not have…
  • The Best Ways To Use Reward Points For Your Honeymoon

    Jamie Ehrsam
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    I often get asked, how can you afford to travel for such long periods of time without having to rough it. Although we do travel heavily for work, we do travel for pleasure equally as much and the reason we are able to afford “a honeymoon every year” is because of two of our dear friends, the American Express Business Platinum and the Chase Bold. Photo credit: http://www.mightytravels.com   There are plenty of great credit cards out there to accumulate points but I thought I would start with the one I know best, The American Express Platinum. Your wedding is one day in your life where…
  • Pulse Party Magic At The Colony House

    Annie Crandall
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Photo Credit: Lin & Jirsa Photography The Pulse Party is an invite only, exclusive wedding industry mixer hosted by Elevated Pulse Productions, an Orange County DJ and Lighting company. This year the party was held at fabulous The Colony House in Anaheim with 24 Carrots Catering. Photo Credit: Lin & Jirsa Photography The guest list included luxury venues, wedding planners, elite photographers and many more talented vendors from Orange County and Los Angeles. Elevated Pulse Productions hosts the party as a “thank you” to those vendors that have supported them and worked…
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    Endless Entertainment

  • Einsteins’ Favorites: The Best Tips for Event Planners- How to Promote Your Event Using Twitter, What AV Equipments to Use and How to Connect People at Your Event

    Georgiana Nistor
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you want to promote your event successfully on Twitter? Do you want to stay ahead of the game using the latest generation AV equipments? Or do you want your event to be remembered as the greatest networking place on Earth? This week, Einsteins’ Favorites has picked the best tips for event planners! 10 Powerful Tips to Promote Your Event Using Twitter Out of all the social platforms available out there, Twitter is the perfect match for events promotion. Apart from sharing relevant content to your followers, there are a few other interesting actions you could undertake to increase…
  • 5 Valuable Non-Event Planning Blogs You Will Absolutely Love

    Will Curran
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Here’s my list of some of my favorite non-event planning blogs that inspire our events and our event company, Endless Entertainment. If you’re looking for more non-event planning blogs to check out, check out my blog post on the Top 11 Non-Event Planning Blogs for Event Planners. Digital Buzz Blog I love this blog so much I had to mention it twice (once before in Top 11 Non-Event Planning Blogs for Event Planners). Aden is my hero when it comes to finding unique uses of technology to create interactive marketing ideas. He was one of the first people to break the story about Hyperlapse…
  • Get Out of the Boardroom: 5 Offsite Meeting Spaces

    Xander Castro
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    We all know about that meeting room in the office. The one that is used for brainstorming sessions, conference calls, board meetings, baby showers, and probably more naps than you can even imagine. This hotbed of creativity and innovation is… well…. not. Consider one of these unique offsite meeting spaces that will energize your next corporate meeting. A Few Offsite Meeting Spaces to Consider 1) Hitting a Homerun Bringing together the leaders of your company can be a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be a boring one. Most Sporting stadiums and arenas have great clubroom space…
  • 5 Valuable Techniques To Learn Faster, Better, Smarter

    Glenn Santos
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    It’s ridiculous how fast things are changing these days. You need to learn about new tech each month, research for new projects each week, and understand new ideas each day. How can a mere mortal keep up with all of this? There’s only one solution: learn faster. Learning quickly is not just about consuming lots of information in the shortest possible time. It also means gaining a deep understanding of what you need to know while discarding the things you don’t need to learn. It means being efficient as well as effective in your learning. And like all things, there are many tools and…
  • Einsteins’ Favorites: A Dive into Creative Technologies- Neon-Powered Decor, Emergency Drones and Talking Mirrors

    Georgiana Nistor
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    This week, Einsteins’ Favorites introduces you to the latest creative technologies in terms of event safety, decor effects and … furniture! How to Boost Light and Color at Your Event The decor of an event will always be a central part of the planning. By making it spectacular, you will make it memorable for your attendees. Just think about for a moment how you could inject a bit of edginess just by playing with neon effects. This idea could fit perfectly with glamorous events such as fancy parties and dinner events, but it could also be a good match for carnivals, concerts or even…
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    Creative Party Themes and Ideas

  • St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’Gratitude Activity and Printable

    Caroline Preble
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Do you feel blessed and lucky? This St. Patrick’s Day pot o’ gratitude activity is a great way for you and your family to count your blessings in the weeks ahead and share them with each other on St. Patrick’s Day! In our family, sometimes life gets a little crazy, and so I am always looking for a way to slow things down and reflect on all the good things we have going on. We started the tradition of the St. Patrick’s Day pot o’ gratitude when my kids were little. At the beginning of March we would put a bowl (although a cute plastic leprechaun pot would be even…
  • A Party Time Ice Cream Pizza

    Caroline Preble
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Looking for something a little different to serve at your next birthday party? Why not try this yummy ice cream pizza with a brownie cookie crust! Decorate it with your favorite toppings and slice it up for a delicious alternative to the traditional birthday cake! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup finely chopped pecan bits 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter 3 oz. coarsely chopped unsweetened chocolate 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs (room temperature) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 gallon of your favorite ice cream Canned whipped cream Assorted decorative…
  • Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day

    Caroline Preble
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    It’s Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! Celebrate by joining in on Read Across America Day on March 2, 2015 Read Across America is on March 2, 2015. Read Across America is an event initiated by the NEA and inspired by Dr. Seuss. The event is on Dr. Seuss’ birthday and typically involves reading Dr. Seuss books, celebrating reading and doing many literacy oriented activities. Here are some great activities to help get you in the Dr. Seuss spirit and inspire you to Read Across America in 2015! Host a Pajama Day – Have a pajama day at school or home (many schools are celebrating…
  • A Presidents’ Day Craft and Poem

    Caroline Preble
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:20 pm
    February 16th is Presidents’ Day!  Time to honor the birthdays of George Washington and Abe Lincoln. Here is a fun President’s day craft and poem to help you share what it’s all about with your kiddos! Lincoln Penny Pendant Craft  Here is a super fun and easy Presidents’ Day craft for kids! You can easily adapt it to honor George Washington by using a quarter instead of a penny. You will need: Red, white, and blue construction paper 1 shiny penny Glue Scissors Hole punch Red, white, or blue yarn (adapted from enchantedlearning.com) Directions: 1. Cut out three stars…
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015!

    Caroline Preble
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Thursday, February 19th, marks the start of Chinese New Year 2015. This day will herald the beginning of the Year of the Sheep (also sometimes referred to as the Year of the Goat). The Year of the Sheep is traditionally considered to be a year that is meant for contemplating and appreciating the good things in your life, bringing goodness to others, and planning for things to come. Sounds like a reason to celebrate! In China, February 19th through the 21st are considered national days of celebration, although most people continue the party for at least seven days! Parades, festivals,…
 
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  • Fairytale florals

    julia@snapdragonparties.com
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:12 am
    The Snapdragon team recently attended The Chef’s Table at “By Word of Mouth” HQ in London for a glorious evening of divine food and drinks in the most enchanting setting celebrating the anticipated arrival of...
  • Inspiration from the Oscars

    julia@snapdragonparties.com
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:23 am
    With the Oscar nominations released this week, we wanted to take a look back over the decadent Golden Era of Hollywood. Rich details and decadent designs, Hollywood always pulls out all the stops to impress...
  • Pantone Colour for 2015

    julia@snapdragonparties.com
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    So long Radiant Orchid, Pantone has announced Marsala the colour of 2015.  Pantone says the “full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement colour when used on its own or as a strong...
  • Watch Wimbledon In Style

    julia@snapdragonparties.com
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:27 am
    If you haven’t got tickets to centre court this year, don’t despair. You can put away that picnic hamper, don your tennis whites and get your racquets ready in order to host a Wimbledon viewing...
  • Plan A Children’s Art Party

    julia@snapdragonparties.com
    2 Jun 2014 | 7:37 am
    If you’re looking for something a bit different to musical chairs and pass the parcel, we might just have the ideal solution to help you create the ultimate children’s party. For a fun and exciting...
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    Belvedere Events and Banquets

  • A Groom’s Guide to Shopping for the Engagement Ring

    Jodi Cirrincione
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Congratulations! You’ve decided to pop the big question, and the time has come to ask the love of your life to be your bride. It’s a big step, and no doubt you’re more than a little nervous. That’s only to be expected. But before you pop the question, have you considered the engagement ring? Choosing More» The post A Groom’s Guide to Shopping for the Engagement Ring appeared first on Belvedere Events and Banquets.
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Business Conference

    Jodi Cirrincione
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    We’ve spoken at length about how to plan a successful business conference. We’ve given advice on everything from budgeting to marketing, along with some actionable tips and tricks of the trade to make the planning process easier and more effective. But it’s time to look at things from a different perspective. How about some handy More» The post How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Business Conference appeared first on Belvedere Events and Banquets.
  • What to Consider When Planning Your Wedding Ceremony

    Jodi Cirrincione
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    For many couples, a traditional church wedding answers all of their wedding dreams and expectations. For those couples, faith is a major part of their day to day lives, and they probably can’t imagine being married anywhere other than in a sacred sanctuary. That makes the choice of wedding venue fairly easy. For other couples, More» The post What to Consider When Planning Your Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Belvedere Events and Banquets.
  • Catering Trends for 2015 – Are You Ready for the New Year

    Caroline Eimerman
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    As the old year fades away, and a new year comes rolling in, it’s time to take stock and look towards the future. 2015 will bring new challenges for both professional, and amateur, event planners. Not the least of which is keeping pace with the latest trends and fashions that will be putting their mark More» The post Catering Trends for 2015 – Are You Ready for the New Year appeared first on Belvedere Events and Banquets.
  • The Handmaids Tale – The Duties of a Maid of Honor

    Jodi Cirrincione
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Being chosen as your friend’s Maid of Honor is major compliment, but it also comes with some significant responsibilities. You are, in a very real sense, the bride’s confidante and comrade in arms and you will have an important role to play throughout the entire wedding planning process. As maid of honor your duties will More» The post The Handmaids Tale – The Duties of a Maid of Honor appeared first on Belvedere Events and Banquets.
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    Yapsody Blog

  • Get 50% Rebate on Reserved Seating Events

    Yapsody
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Create Reserved Seating event and Get 50% Rebate on Yapsody service fees For your February 2015 invoice Manage and sell tickets with our Reserved Seating Wizard. Create your own seating map and customize it!   Create rows and columns to simulate your section   Create section mapping, change colors and add symbols for main areas   Allow your customers to select and book their seat “And of course… Yapsody never charge a fee for General Admission events” Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs and Pricing Information, You can also Contact us -…
  • Yapsody Integrated India’s Leading Payment Gateway CCAvenue!

    Yapsody
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    We are happy to inform you that we have integrated CCAvenue, India’s leading payment gateway solution. Now you can use CCAvenue to sell your event tickets. CCAvenue is a fast, secure & simply the best multi-currency online payment gateway providing solutions to event presenters of all sizes. Through our integration with CCAvenue, attendees can purchase tickets to your event. We will continue to expand our payment methods and payment gateway options. If you have a request for a particular payment gateway, we’d love to hear it. Just Click here to let our support team know. To get…
  • Tips to Boost your online event ticket sales

    Yapsody
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    When you make a decision of creating an event, the first and the foremost thing is to analyse how to sell those tickets. The extraordinary thing about creating an event now, rather than 10 years back, is that, at present it’s so easy to sell tickets online. There are number of ticketing platforms that makes our job easier by selling tickets online. But then…Is there a possibility of doing it in a much better approach? And the answer to this question is to just go ahead and simply feel free to do it. Everything depends on what are your goals for the event. If someone is planning to…
  • Yapsody In Your Local Language

    Yapsody
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
      Yapsody In Your Local Language Yapsody is now available in English, German, Dutch, French and Spanish language, and we are trying to add as many languages as possible. Yapsody has always been expanding its capabilities by translating its online ticket store in local languages.Thus helping you to sell event tickets in your local languages for maximum exposure to boost ticket sales. You will get free access to Premium Features until the end of 2015, if you help Yapsody in translating the online ticket store in your local languages. Follow the link to translate. http://bit.ly/1sxPNFv
  • 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 published before 1st January 2015 is FREE! Don’t have a Yapsody Account? Sign up for one today!    
 
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    Event Planning Blueprint

  • How To Get Butts In Seats At Your Events

    Melanie Woodward
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
      Do you ever think, “I’d love to have a successful event management business,” or you wish you knew how to promote your events? If you do, then I suggest you watch this video: How To Get Butts In Seats At Your Events. It’s natural to doubt your abilities when you don’t have the tools and a solid direction. I had them too. But once you’re handed the knowledge and a roadmap, nothing can stop you. I often attend conferences to continue learning about various areas of business and then apply what I learned to my event management business, and my…
  • Branding Tips and How To Attract Clients To Your Event Management Business

    Melanie Woodward
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:25 am
      Warning – Before we get into today’s video, I have to give you a heads up on some of the Australian slang used and dang girls, my boobs are hanging out! Oops! I’ve included translations for the Australian slang but there’s no cover up for my ta tas. On to today’s video… Branding Tips and How To Attract Clients To Your Event Management Business I was recently in San Diego and sat down with award winning marketing and branding expert and dear friend, Franziska Iseli, to discuss branding tips and how to attract clients to your event planning business. I met Franziska at a…
  • The #1 Way To Get New Event Clients

    Melanie Woodward
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
      Hello from sunny California!! I’m in San Diego this week for a large conference (3000 people!) full of thought leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world. It’s been equal parts inspiring and fun as it has been educational. I’m really excited to see Daymond John from Shark Tank speak tomorrow about his business philosophy, “No amount of money can buy a company success.” It’s a great point because so many people, so many entrepreneurs believe that if they spend a lot of money on marketing that the clients, the business, and the dollars will follow. It’s just not true.
  • 3 Steps For an Event Manager To Get Over Perfectionism

    Melanie Woodward
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    Do you struggle with perfectionism? Are you such a perfectionist that everything must be done ‘right’ or not at all? If you’re anything like me, you’ve experienced thoughts of inadequacy and it’s stopped you from getting started on that new project, event or even your business. It’s hard for an event manager to get over perfectionism when it’s in our nature to make sure everything is ‘just so’, and our clients are expecting their event to go off without a hitch. After all, we’ve built our event planning careers on perfectionism! How To Get Over Perfectionism As…
  • How 3 Event Management Tips Can Double Your Results

    Melanie Woodward
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
      Where’s the meat? OK, I admit it, it’s a strange opening line, but it’s completely relevant for the 3 event management tips I’m about to share with you. It Takes More Than Love and Passion to Plan an Event Successfully Do you love planning events for friends or family and want to move that passion into an event planning career? Are your friends and family always coming to you because you’re naturally good at organizing, seeing the big picture and multi-tasking under pressure? But do you worry that there isn’t enough room for your services in the marketplace? According…
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  • 1st Event Planners Talk Live – Social Media

    Tal Shoham
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    We are very proud to be part of the first #EventPlannersTalk Live Event. The Mice Blog just published an all about the event post! We are to have Powered the Event and look forward to more exciting live events together. You can read about our contribution under Sponsors. Here is a glimpse of the Event Planners Talk Event Hub:     Enjoy the read!   Wow where shall I begin! First of all I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came to the first event and made it happen! #EventPlannersTalk chat started back in August 2014 as a monthly chat to bring the event community…
  • Enhance Your Attendees’ Experience With Great Startups!

    Tal Shoham
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    We are very proud to be part of the first #EventPlannersTalk Live Event. The Mice Blog just published an all about the event post! We are to have Powered the Event and look forward to more exciting live events together. You can read about our contribution under Sponsors. Here is a glimpse of the Event Planners Talk Event Hub:     Enjoy the read!   Wow where shall I begin! First of all I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came to the first event and made it happen! #EventPlannersTalk chat started back in August 2014 as a monthly chat to bring the event community…
  • Tal Shoham Shares Her Story & Advice for Aspiring Event Planners

    Tal Shoham
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:05 am
    We are very proud to be part of the first #EventPlannersTalk Live Event. The Mice Blog just published an all about the event post! We are to have Powered the Event and look forward to more exciting live events together. You can read about our contribution under Sponsors. Here is a glimpse of the Event Planners Talk Event Hub:     Enjoy the read!   Wow where shall I begin! First of all I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came to the first event and made it happen! #EventPlannersTalk chat started back in August 2014 as a monthly chat to bring the event community…
  • What’s the life cycle of an event? Interview

    Tal Shoham
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:07 am
    We are very proud to be part of the first #EventPlannersTalk Live Event. The Mice Blog just published an all about the event post! We are to have Powered the Event and look forward to more exciting live events together. You can read about our contribution under Sponsors. Here is a glimpse of the Event Planners Talk Event Hub:     Enjoy the read!   Wow where shall I begin! First of all I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came to the first event and made it happen! #EventPlannersTalk chat started back in August 2014 as a monthly chat to bring the event community…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Event Attendees….

    Tal Shoham
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:27 am
    We are very proud to be part of the first #EventPlannersTalk Live Event. The Mice Blog just published an all about the event post! We are to have Powered the Event and look forward to more exciting live events together. You can read about our contribution under Sponsors. Here is a glimpse of the Event Planners Talk Event Hub:     Enjoy the read!   Wow where shall I begin! First of all I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came to the first event and made it happen! #EventPlannersTalk chat started back in August 2014 as a monthly chat to bring the event community…
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  • 3 Places to Find the Right Events to Attend

    Kristina Mirus
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    This post was written by Kristina Mirus, Marketing Associate at InGo. Thinking of attending a professional conference or exhibition this year? There are lots of reasons why it still makes sense to attend an event, even in today’s world of digital learning and social connections. In-person events help you stay current in your industry, renew your enjoyment for your work, and meet and network with colleagues face-to-face. The good news is there are plenty of events to choose from, but that means every professional who decides to attend an in-person event has to answer the first basic…
  • Putting Your Skills To The Test

    Melissa Lombardi
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Hi everyone! I’m back, and boy do I have some more tricks up my sleeve! The last time you heard from me, I was dishing out some street smart tips and classroom based skills that eventprofs can utilize. For the past month or so, I have put myself back in the classroom-esqe setting with the help of etouches University! I am proud to announce that I have received my diploma and completed the Navigation and eReg basics course! I now have a more efficient understanding of platform basics. All current etouches users will be able to see the benefits from taking this course almost immediately. Of…
  • Weddings and Corporate Events: Not So Different After All

    Amanda Luppino-Esposito
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Corporate event planners tend to think of weddings in one of two ways – either that they are silly and not serious or that they are scary events to be avoided (usually this fear stems from fear of the bridezilla). Personally I fall in between, probably because I’m a former wedding planner. Now, admittedly, my wedding planning career was pretty short. I realized that it wasn’t for me, not because I don’t like weddings, but because I think it takes a special kind of person to be truly successful at wedding planning (usually these people have a lot more patience than I am gifted with).
  • Events on the Edge Part 2: Technology Adoption

    Marie-Claire Andrews
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Despite our reputation as innovators, we Kiwis are not the fastest off the block in our uptake of new technologies when it comes to events.  Unlike other key industries like agriculture and financial services that are constantly breaking new ground, our love of technology is much less apparent in the events sector. Month on month, ShowGizmo supports more events in Australia, the UK and the Middle East than in New Zealand. Tellingly, our tech partners report that moving organisers from their existing systems to newer/shinier/better ones is exceptionally hard. Social media is still an event…
  • Motherhood & Event Planning Go Hand in Hand

    Ellen Seguin
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    A few months ago I had the chance to leave the overwhelming experience to become a mother. And now I have to learn to become a parent… but not only a parent, a mother who works. I have passed the guilty phase, the questions and the fatigue because it was a choice for me and I was happy to be able to go back to my professional life. However – I know the happy members of the parents club will understand – it was not as easy as I was thinking. It’s kind of a cliché, but since I learned that we will add an adorable monster to our family, nothing has been the same. I thought a lot, mostly…
 
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    The Grand Planner

  • zkipster Wins 2 International Eventex Awards, the Oscars of the Event World

    Kristin Appenbrink
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The Oscars weren’t quite the end of awards season this year — at least not for the event industry! This week, Eventex held their annual awards gala in Sofia, Bulgaria. zkipster was honored with two awards that night in the “Best Event Technology Startup” and “Best Event Mobile App” categories.
  • 6 Trending Event Venues in Los Angeles for the Oscars

    Kristin Appenbrink
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    No city does glamor like Los Angeles. And never is the glitz and star power more on display than Oscar night. From the red carpet to screening parties to the afterparties that go until dawn, Angelenos know how to have a good time.  
  • 5 Trending Event Venues in New York City for Fashion Week

    Kristin Appenbrink
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    We know that New York is the city that never sleeps, and during New York Fashion Week, the city goes into overdrive. From the shows to the parties to  the simple stylish presentations, NYFW is packed with some of the best, most innovative events at the chicest venues.  
  • 7 Emotions Every Planner Feels on Event Day

    Kristin Appenbrink
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Event planning isn’t for the faint of heart. While you want your dinners, galas, and fundraisers to appear effortless, there is a lot of effort that goes into it. And along with that, a lot of emotion. When you’re trying to make everything perfect for your client or your guests, there’s bound to be a lot of stress and adrenaline. You’re also guaranteed to feel nearly all of these emotions.
  • Event Planners on Tech: Tania Cavallo, Events Manager at Artsy

    Kristin Appenbrink
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
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  • Jill and Barrie’s Romantic and Rustic Countryside Wedding

    Collection 26
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Jill and Barrie came to us wanting to plan a romantic and family-orientated day. Together we created a rustic countryside wedding in the beautiful setting of Somerset, Babington house. Jill and Barrie shared with us a beautiful story and we were very grateful to help create the beginning to their new chapter. When designing the day we wanted to reflect their personality and create a romantic atmosphere to share this chapter with their treasured family and friends. Keeping in theme with the day our in house team designed beautiful pastel flower arrangements presented in rustic jam jars.
  • What to buy your Groom to be: The ultimate wedding gift list

    Collection 26
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Buying presents for your man can seem like a difficult task – after all, you’ve probably already bought him the usual presents: aftershave, a wallet, a watch, clothes… you name it, you’ve probably already thought it.So, when it comes to buying your man a wedding present, it can prove to be a daunting challenge. You want a luxury gift that your man is going to love, a present that’s thoughtful, unique and exquisite. You want a present that he’s going to cherish forever and one that he’ll be wowed by when you finally give it to him. But where do you start? Here are our suggestions…
  • The A-Z Wedding Guide

    Collection 26
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a fun and thoughtful A-Z of some of the things that you need to consider when planning your dream wedding. Let’s get started…A: Attention to DetailAttention to detail is an absolute must; it’s something that we take very seriously. If you want your big day to go to plan then every little detail must be attended too, in a professional and organised manner.B: BarGet the drinks flowing from a fabulous bar. Many people leave their drink choices till last minute but we advise choosing your beverages and ordering them in as soon as possible.C: CeremonyConsider how you want your…
  • Two Cultures, Two Religions, Two Ideas, One Wedding – An Inspiring Case Study

    Collection 26
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Wedding planning and decision making come together, hand in hand. Not only do you have to decide on the bigger things, such as your venue, but you’ll also have to consider the little extras; for example, the favours, the drinks and the table décor.So what happens when you and your fiancé practise different religions? Perhaps you’re from two very different cultures and maybe you’d like a variety of traditions included in your big day. Well, we have it covered.Here’s a beautiful, inspiring case study that looks at an interfaith wedding ceremony; two gorgeous ceremonies, two different…
  • Interfaith Weddings: 2 people, 2 cultures, 1 family

    Collection 26
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Planning a wedding of one faith can cause enough dilemmas of its own. It’s all about dealing with these problems to the best of your ability to make sure everything runs smoothly on your big day. So imagine combining a wedding of two faiths… a few more hiccups may arise. Thankfully we’ve pulled together a list of important aspects for you to consider. Let’s get started.Firstly, interfaith weddings have always been around and by interfaith we mean two different cultures or religions coming together for one celebration. This, for example. could be Hinduism and…
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  • Mardi Gras, Masks, Murder!, A Mardi Gras Masquerade Mystery

    14 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Welcome friends and fellow mystery aficionados! We’ve finally completed one of our most frequently requested party themes! With Mardi Gras just around the corner, now is the perfect time to pick up our latest deluxe mystery: Mardi Gras, Masks, Mystery! Playing With Murder is extremely pleased to announce the launch of Mardi Gras, Masks, Murder!, an intricate, full length mystery written as a collaborative effort between Chandler Kennedy (author of our best selling and highly acclaimed Murder in Manhattan party) and Ken Blumreich, founder and primary author of PlayingWithMurder.com! Set in…
  • A New Halloween Mystery!

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Welcome friends and fellow mystery aficionados! Happy Halloween!  Playing With Murder is pleased to announce the launch of our latest Halloween-themed thriller, The Haunted Halloween Heist!  Set in the spooky forest known as Shufflemoore Woods, this mystery is easy to run and will make for a wonderful Halloween party!  The Haunted Halloween Heist features the following: Easy setup and game play, making the mystery suitable for any age of player; A simple, scavenger hunt based model that is sure to be a hit; An adjustable guest list that can accommodate any number of different…
  • Featured Mystery Party: Malachai Stout's Family Reunion for 75

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Greetings friends and fellow mystery aficionados! Today’s post is our Featured Party for the month of August: Jen Lyles ran Malachai Stout’s Family Reunion for a group of 75 (!!!) at her own family reunion.  In order to accommodate the extra large number of guests, Jen assigned each table a specific character to play, with two extra tables taking on the role of “detectives.” We here at PWM are really impressed with what Jen did, and it sounds like the party worked out exceptionally well.  Jen had the following to say: “We played in a hotel banquet room.
 
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  • Wedding Destination Spotlight: Ibiza

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    The popularity of Ibiza as a wedding destination has been growing steadily over the last few years, and it is now considered one of the most desirable places to get married in the Mediterranean. An island steeped in history, with a unique blend of cultures, traditions and architecture, it also offers beautiful scenery through its unique landscape of century old olive, orange and lemon groves, pine forests, idyllic beaches, mountain vistas and turquoise blue waters. Of course, Ibiza is also synonymous with having a good time and partying long into the night, and this too makes it a popular…
  • New Wow-Factor Entertainment From Asia

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    Theatre Show Immerse you guests in a beautiful and haunting theatre production that tells the tale of a ghost that yearns to be human again. Incredible staging, enchanting music, elegant costumes and graceful acrobatics combine to create a show that is as much about the performance as it is about the storytelling. Utterly breathtaking, this show will capture the hearts of any audience as they follow the fascinating and bewitching story of this little ghost. A creative high-impact show it is suitable for a wide range of events.   The Nutcracker A favourite tale that many will remember…
  • Sci-Fi Themed Entertainment: A Tribute to Mr Spock

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Whether you are a Star Trek fan or not, many of you will know and remember the fantastic and much admired Mr Spock of the iconic television series, Star Trek. Played by actor Leonard Nimoy, who sadly passed away on Friday 27th February 2015, Mr Spock found global fame on one of television and film's most revered cult series. The legendary actor, whose character was well recognised for his trademark pointy ears, won worldwide fame as the ever-logical, half-Vulcan, half-human first officer of the Starship Enterprise. Paying tribute to the fantastic and iconic Mr Spock, we have compiled a list…
  • Scarlett Entertainment Draws the Crowds with a Cup of Coffee

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    The team at Scarlett HQ booked our unique coffee artist Sonya for a two day event in Manchester last week. The Education Innovation conference and exhibition was attended by thousands of visitors and Sonya helped to draw footfall (and caffeinated works of art) at the OCR Examinations stand during the two day expo. The event showcases the very latest technology and innovations for education professionals. Sonya combines her amazing talent for art and her love of coffee to create drinkable masterpieces for events. Her previous clients include Nescafe Dulce Gusto, London Fashion Week and…
  • Swarovski Inspired Entertainment to Make Your Event Sparkle and Shine

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Launched in Austria in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski, the infamous fashion crystal design empire celebrates 120 years in the business throughout 2015.  The celebrations kicked off last night in New York with a special exhibition which showcased some of its more famous creations including Madonna’s crystal encrusted bra from her ‘Girlie Show’ World Tour and the jewellery worn by Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’.  Pop star Rihanna even has a £65,000 piece of artwork of the original blonde bombshell made completely from Swarovski crystals. The Swarovski crystal…
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