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  • Four Ways To Attract NextGen Conference Participants

    Velvet Chainsaw | Midcourse Corrections
    Dave Lutz
    21 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Attracting the next generation of participants is an urgent priority for most professional conference organizers. Too often we think that means injecting conference botox to give our event a more youthful, trendy hip vibe. Yet it is much more than giving our conference a face-lift. The Conference Demographic Bell Curve Recently, I was involved in analyzing attendance demographics for an organization. The x-axis of the graph displayed age ranges, each one spanning about a decade (under 25, 26–35, 36–45, etc.). The y-axis charted the number of participants in each age group. In this…
  • Can Small Companies Benefit From Marketing Webinars?

    The Webinar Blog
    Ken Molay
    19 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Allegra and Ascend2 have published the results of a research study conducted with "marketing, sales, and business professionals" in 194 small and medium-sized businesses. You can get a copy of "Content Marketing Trends from the small and medium-sized business perspective" at http://partner.ascend2.com/allegra-content-marketing-smbs/ The report allows and encourages sharing and commentary on their findings, which I will take advantage of. All charts and statistics presented here come from the Allegra and Ascend2 report. Interpretations and commentary is my own. I am cherry-picking just a few…
  • 5 Skills Every Event Planner Must Have

    The Grand Planner
    Kristin Appenbrink
    22 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Pulling off even a small event is a tough, demanding job. There are dozens of moving pieces, and everything has to fall into place just so in order for the party, dinner, or conference to be a success. And while the world of event planning is open to everyone from rookies to seasoned professionals, there are few key skills that all truly great event professionals must have.
  • Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)

    Cvent | Cvent
    Terri Hardin
    28 May 2015 | 11:00 am
      One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn't wait to leave our parents' homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of us wondered, "What's wrong with them?" RELATED: Your Event Needs More Millennial-to-Boomer Connections The answer was: nothing. Each generation does not simply answer to the benchmarks of its forebears, it creates its own benchmark with which to measure itself.
  • What to Serve When Meeting Time is Tight

    Cvent | Cvent
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    28 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    In North America, when the timeframe for a meeting is tight, groups often opt for continental breakfasts* and working lunches to make it possible to cover more meeting content. A typical North American style working lunch is served buffet style in the meeting room. Once everyone has helped themselves, the presentations continue as attendees eat lunch. Sandwiches are another popular option for working lunches. By contrast in other parts of the world, the working lunch is virtually non-existent and when it is suggested as an option, the response is predictably "underwhelming." Here…
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    Event Manager Blog

  • Glisser: Event Slide Sharing Tool [Review]

    Becki Cross
    28 May 2015 | 3:03 am
    Glisser socialises presentations – it is a slide sharing tool and audience response system that works with attendees own devices. Here is our review. We live in era of interactive experiences and conference presentations should be no exception. Dull, traditional presentations and “death by PowerPoint” should be banished to history. There are various academic research studies from US and UK Universities which suggest that higher audience involvement and “active learning” improves overall learning. With this in mind, instead of the audience sitting and listening passively, Event…
  • The Environmental Footprint of an Event [Infographic]

    Shawna McKinley
    27 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    We’ve heard events are one of the most wasteful industries, but are they really? Truth is, event footprints are a bit like fingerprints: each one is unique. And you can’t learn about yours until you pause to measure it. Event Manager Blog has worked with MeetGreen to put together a handy infographic that shares researched information about a typical conference event footprint. Our aim: to give you an idea of what to measure, how to measure and a few tips you can follow to shrink your waste and carbon footprint. To view the full infographic click on the image below: If you can’t see…
  • 5 Venues Embracing Innovation

    Julius Solaris
    26 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    Innovation is not only a tech companies game. Here are the top 5 venues we met at IMEX who really embrace innovation, technology and sustainability. I feel I talk on behalf a few of you when I say that we are tired of hearing just about centrepieces and decor when it gets to event venue selection. The needs of attendees are evolving. New generations could not care less about how many chairs a hotel has. They want power sockets, fast wifi, sustainable practices and a constant desire to be wowed by tech. That is why in December for the first time we introduced venues in our Annual Trend Report.
  • Meet the Winner of Our Start up Competition

    Becki Cross
    25 May 2015 | 2:59 am
    The second edition of our start up competition went live at IMEX. Meet the winner, Initlive. Initlive won both the People’s Choice Award (as voted by the live audience) and the overall decision by the judges. As part of their prize they won this interview on EventMB and many other prizes. Initlive is a cloud service and real time native mobile device app for managing staff and volunteers at events. Let’s find out more about this exciting startup and winner of the startup competition… Introduce Yourself and Your Team InitLive was founded in August 2013. We were originally…
  • 3 Myths of Mobile Apps for Events

    Guest Author
    21 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    This is a sponsored post written by Greg Kockott, Managing Director at HelloCrowd. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Mobile Apps for Events – The new buzz word, the new big technology play in the eventing and conferencing industry. They’re great and there’s no doubt that they can add enormous value to your attendees, not to mention the savings in printing costs. But who can afford to pay the going rate for a Mobile App these days? Who can afford to splash out the onerous price tag associated with a Mobile App? Who can afford to wait 4 to 6…
 
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    Fresh Event Tips

  • Top Successful Ways to Market Yourself as an Event Planner

    Rose
    20 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Guest Post from London based Event Manager Sarah Hill. Thank you Sarah. Being a good events plannerrequired a lot of knowledge and skills, as well as a knack of thriving under the most stressful conditions. But even if you have what it takes to create beautiful events and handle any crisis that might arise, you’re still not guaranteed that clients will start lining up behind your door, begging for your services. The hard truth is that the event productionindustry is one of the fiercest out there – its foundation lies largely on the relationships, therefore breaking in is really…
  • Considerations for Planning A Great Alumni Event

    Rose
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Post written by Chad Reid, thank you Chad! I still remember the day I was asked by my Ohio-based alma mater to volunteer my time to plan regional events in the San Francisco Bay Area. It seemed like a no-brainer: I loved my college experience, I never turn down an opportunity to network, and I had loads of previous event planning experience. Churning out well-attended events in the Bay Area was an easy proposition, I figured. Well, I was wong. My first “event” was an unmitigated disaster. I had roped off an entire section of a large restaurant, set up an event sign-in table, had…
  • 10 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Limo Company

    Rose
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    This article was submitted by Echo Limousine. They are the best-rated limo service company in Chicago, providing reliable and dependable car service with a wide range of customized packages suited to any needs and events. Thank you for your submission. Planning the details of a big event is both exciting and stressful. Catering, decorations, and attire - all must be carefully considered and determined well in advance. And then there is the matter of transportation - in a stylish limo.  Unless you are an event planner by trade, it may be difficult to pull all of these pieces together…
  • 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…
 
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    Velvet Chainsaw | Midcourse Corrections

  • Conference Experiential Design: Why Emotion Trumps Efficiency

    Donna Kastner
    28 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    This post, Delivering Experience, by Anthony Iannarino stuck in my mind as it sparked new ideas about conference experience design. Iannarino recounts a dining experience with his wife at a “funky, cool, eclectic” restaurant. Within moments of arriving, drink orders were swiftly taken and delivered. Entrees arrived moments later. Then the check, lickety-split. The Speed Drill Speed is usually appreciated by dining patrons. It also makes for faster table flips. Yet Iannario and his wife felt rushed. This was their weekly catch-up chat and they wanted to linger before advancing to…
  • Converting Three Hugely Popular Complaints About Changing Conference Education

    Jeff Hurt
    22 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    Some conferences have begun to make the transition from passive listening experiences to active participatory education sessions. Participatory conference education is moving from a buzzword to a normal practice. And ultimately, attendees benefit greatly from the change. Some conference organizers have discovered that this transition requires more work than the traditional model of sit-‘n-get lectures and panels. Conference leaders, organizers and presenters often face strong resistance from registrants. Even when the audience learns about the benefits of participation, some still complain.
  • Four Ways To Attract NextGen Conference Participants

    Dave Lutz
    21 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Attracting the next generation of participants is an urgent priority for most professional conference organizers. Too often we think that means injecting conference botox to give our event a more youthful, trendy hip vibe. Yet it is much more than giving our conference a face-lift. The Conference Demographic Bell Curve Recently, I was involved in analyzing attendance demographics for an organization. The x-axis of the graph displayed age ranges, each one spanning about a decade (under 25, 26–35, 36–45, etc.). The y-axis charted the number of participants in each age group. In this…
  • Conference WOW Moments Require Perpetual Reinvention

    Donna Kastner
    20 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Your mighty event team managed to transform a “what if?” idea into a five-star, conference greatest hit. The attendee WOW factor was off the charts. This big moment gave your brand a major boost, with social shares rippling out to others who didn’t attend, but now wish they had. Everyone’s talking about this incredible experience, including your boss. Way to go! Now for the tough truth: WOW moments have a very short shelf life. Each time they’re repeated, the buzz diminishes substantially. Before long, your competitors are running with this idea. That’s why…
  • Want To Help Your Attendees? Stop Calling It Networking!

    Sarah Michel
    19 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Attendees value the connections they make at your conference. It’s one of their most treasured intangible benefits of attendance. They come to your event looking for their people. They meet many of your attendees at receptions, meals, sessions and in the hallways. Unfortunately, many of those introductions are nothing more than empty interactions. They don’t really connect with others. Then loneliness creeps in. They feel isolated and alone in a sea of others. That loneliness makes navigating your conference even more difficult. Your Networking Opportunity This presents a huge opportunity…
 
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    MeetingsNet

  • Just How Bad Are Your Events for the Environment?

    27 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Maybe not as bad as you might think—or maybe worse? Check out this infographic created by the Event Manager Blog and MeetGreen for ways you can benchmark your meeting's environmental impact against the typical event. face2face read more
  • A Planner in Machu Picchu

    27 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    It's not easy to get there, but Timothy Arnold says Machu Picchu is something every traveler should experience, and a memory that will stay with him forever. read more
  • A Gallery of Great Event Ideas, Volume 2

    26 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Start your brainstorming with this collection of teambuilding, engagement—and dessert!—ideas for meetings. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more
  • How to Manage Risk, and a Whole Lot More, When Taking Meetings Beyond U.S. Borders

    26 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Just announced! Well-known meeting and hospitality industry attorney Joshua Grimes will open MeetingsNet’s second annual Beyond Borders Summit, set for July 13 at the New York Marriott Eastside in New York City. read more
  • MeetingMatch, a New Tool for Business Networking, Launches

    26 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    MeetingMatch, a new mobile app aimed exclusively at helping meeting participants network before, during, and after an event, launched earlier this year. read more
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    Special Events Magazine

  • Special Events Business News for May 28, 2015

    28 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    St. Louis-based experiential and event agency Switch has named Josh Kell (at left) executive creative director … read more
  • Rocking the Rooftop: Wolfgang Puck Catering Throws a Rooftop Patio Party

    28 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    Wolfgang Puck Catering treats clients and friends to a sneak peek at summer with a rooftop patio party at Target Terrace, part of L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more
  • Interacting on Instagram: How event organizers can utilize this top social platform

    27 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    We live in a time when oversharing is welcome--even asked for at times--and it’s easy to think you can’t go wrong on social media. In the event industry, social networks provide a platform for event organizers and their attendees to interact, share and show off to fellow fans and new audiences. Special Events Blog read more
  • Wild Thing: Alison Silcoff Events Takes the Daffodil Ball 'On the Wild Side'

    26 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Alison Silcoff Events and team take the venerable Daffodil Ball, benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society, for a walk 'On the Wild Side,' featuring a jungle theme and wild decor. The event won two 2015 Gala Awards from Special Events magazine. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1 read more
  • Big Caterers List the Big Menu Trends for 2015

    25 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    Lisa Hurley In the 8th Annual Special Events "25 Great, Big Caterers" feature, caterers list trends that run from new tech—how about menus matched to your personality via RFID?—to old-fashioned. Wine dinners are coming back, Mason jars may be going away, and get ready for the reinvention of the cheese ball. read more
 
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    SWEET Online Fundraising Blog

  • The most effective way to raise money for your walk or run page

    blueskycollaborative
    28 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    The most effective peer to peer fundraiser asks the right people, makes the ask in person, on the phone or by email, and asks more than once. Fundraising is personal and is done on the ground. If you think, posting...
  • Top 5 Tips for a Better Fundraising Walk/Run

    blueskycollaborative
    26 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Summer is officially here and for many organizations, that means it is finally fundraising season. So many of our clients rely on a major annual fundraising Walk or Run to raise money for their vital programs. Since we have been...
  • Razoo Crash Leaves MN Charities Empty Handed

    blueskycollaborative
    9 Dec 2013 | 12:38 pm
    http://tech.mn/news/2013/11/14/givemn-website-crash-2013/ http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/blog/index.php/website-uptime/minnesota-give-to-the-max-day-2013-givemn-razoo-website-crashes/ http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/11/givemnorg_lost_gobs_of_cash_thanks_to_website_crash.php From the "if its too good to be true it is" files, many charities depending on Give to the Max day in Minnesota were left to fend for themselves when Razoo's donation web service crashed. Razoo, which...
  • Mobile Friendly Design in Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Increases Donations

    blueskycollaborative
    21 Nov 2013 | 9:59 am
    30-40% of the traffic to your Peer to Peer (P2P) fundraising site will come from phone and tablets. Much of this traffic is the result of email referrals by the fundraisers to their friends and family asking for donations on...
  • A Fountain of Knowledge for Nonprofits

    blueskycollaborative
    16 Oct 2013 | 10:53 am
    The Knowledge Fountain looks like a new, valuable resource for nonprofits. Check it out at http://www.kfountain.com/ . It's run by Don Akchin who has done a lot of work in Nonprofit Marketing & Fundraising
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    WordPress Tag: Event Planning

  • Jane Austen Inspired Wedding Board

    Jess of The Affair Shop
    19 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    I was inspired not too long ago by AdoreMe.com to create a wedding mood board based on their Spring/
  • End Of An Era: Say Goodbye to Mad Men The Right Way

    sawwaa!
    19 May 2015 | 7:31 am
      Photo: Frank Ockenfels/AMC If you’re not in the know, Mad Men’s final episode air
  • The 20th Change part 3

    chamunga
    19 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    I’ve narrowed down some choices for changing my income route.  It keeps becoming more and more apparent that this particular route isn’t working for either myself or the bakery.  I want to do something quick that gets results quick, yet something that I can add onto later.  That would be event planning, or at least for me; parts of event planning.  Definitely going to start with calligraphy.  I can order the kit and start practicing while I’m researching.  Getting licensed as a mobile notary and from there offering services as an officiant sound like fair next steps. …
  • Nepal Inspired

    beautifullyido
    19 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    Beautifully I Do Events aims to be socially committed to making our community a better place. In recent events, Nepal has needed additional funding to aid the relief due to devastating earthquakes. We are so thankful that some of our clients share the same beliefs and have wanted to make their special events raise awareness and benefit those in need. Our recent 30th Birthday Dinner Party was inspired by products made in Nepal. Proceeds will go to the Nepal Relief Fund. Recommendations to find products that support Nepal that are great for parties: Paper Source: Click here. Helping Hands…
  • What Are the Most Important Considerations When Planning an Event?

    davehenrymegan
    19 May 2015 | 2:27 am
    Event planning can be rather complicated. It requires not only creativity but also some organization and people skills. You see, putting together a social function isn’t as easy as what most people think. In order to make the event more meaningful and fabulous, there are two things you need to put in mind. First of all, you need to be resourceful when it comes to finding the right location, theme and of course in decorating the venue. Second, you need to know how to properly manage your time especially that this task involves a lot of designating various projects, meeting with suppliers and…
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  • Bath: Time to Spa at The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel Will Be From July

    JasonD
    28 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    It’s not quite the promised “Spring 2015”, but we’ll take it: The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel will open July 1. It was last November that we walked you through a load of renderings from inside the listed building in Bath, which will have direct access to the original Roman thermal springs. Naturally, this is what your spa experience will be all about. The hotel’s “private water reserve bubbles to the surface at 47 degrees centigrade, packed full of rich natural minerals”. A one-hour “Bath Circuit” is a “ritualised self-guided tour of the…
  • Ubud: That Moment When You Realize That Luxury Isn't Always Best

    juliab
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Private pool at Rumah Surga Sometimes being a hotel fan feels like it’s all about what’s new and pricey, where has the best pillow menu or tanning butler. But as I realized this past couple of weeks, sometimes a cheaper experience can be a much more real experience. I was in Bali and had 10 days scheduled in Ubud. Initially I had fantasies of trying out all these kinds of fancy new places. Then I remembered I couldn’t afford even one night in most of those hotels. So I booked a villa instead: Villa Rumah Surga. It was $58 a night instead of the $250+ most of the decent hotels…
  • Graduate Hotels Start New Semester in Madison, Durham and Others On Horizon

    kjb
    28 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    It’s been almost a year since we first learned of Graduate Hotels, and since then the chain has been busy doing their thing—showing everyone how to relive the glory days of college but in hotel form. The latest property just opened up in Madison, Wisconsin, and with it comes 72 rooms. The new Graduate Madison takes over for the former Campus Inn, and we can only imagine that brings quite an upgrade. Campus visitors take note, as this place is only a couple blocks from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus.
  • London: Saturdays Are Now for Book Club and Afternoon Tea at The Stafford London

    juliab
    28 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Another week, another cultural hotel event. This time it’s The Stafford London, which is going down the literary route with The Stafford Saturday Salons – monthly “literary afternoon tea events”, to which authors will come along to discuss their latest works. The events will be compered by London journalist Liz Hoggard, who’ll host an author Q&A, and then there will be the opportunity to buy signed copies of the books in question.
  • Laguna Beach: 'Endless Summer' Begins Here at The Laguna Beach House

    juliana
    27 May 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Laguna Beach has always been a favored destination for quick weekend getaways along the California coast. Yes, even before LC and her crew made the laid-back surf town infamous. And now that summer has (unofficially) arrived, there's no better time to seek out a little R&R by the beach. While Laguna is home to some pretty fabulous resorts such as Montage, St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton, the newly renovated Laguna Beach House perfectly captures the "Endless Summer" vibe you might be looking for. Designed to reflect a funky beach cottage, the Laguna Beach House has skate and surf decor accents…
 
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    Marriott on the Move

  • My Early Memorial Day

    Marriott on the Move
    25 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    As we completed our annual shareholders meeting and I joined our senior leadership on the 12th floor patio of our JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, 16 flights of WWII war birds flew by. They included P51’s, B24’s, B17’s, a B29, a Catalina Flying Boat and several navy fighters. It...
  • Finding New Ways to Serve

    Marriott on the Move
    18 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Volunteering at the Atlanta Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity I have always enjoyed giving back whether it’s hammering at Habitat for Humanity or bagging groceries at the Atlanta Food Bank. Ever since the beginning of our company, our associates have been putting people first, and this includes the communities...
  • Remembering My Mom on Mother's Day

    Marriott on the Move
    8 May 2015 | 4:13 am
    Mom & me, 1936 This Mother's Day, I thought I'd share some memories of my mother who passed away 15 years ago at the age of 92. Alice Sheets Marriott was truly an amazing woman. Her father died in 1919 from the flu epidemic following the First World War. Her...
  • How Culture Lives On

    Marriott on the Move
    3 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    I spent some time in March at our Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a wonderful stay at the historic hotel, which opened in the early 1930’s making it the oldest J.W. Marriott hotel in our system. We bought it in 1967 and our family has been going there...
  • Selling Underwear to Lumberjacks

    Marriott on the Move
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    It’s not quite the same as selling ice cubes to Eskimos, but selling long, woolen black underwear to lumberjacks in the hot summer comes pretty close. I’ve heard this story since I was a little boy. Let me tell you what my dad did to pull it off. My dad...
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    The Webinar Blog

  • Exposing The Mechanics Of Webinars

    Ken Molay
    27 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Gemma Falconer at Citrix Online recently posted a very long and detailed guide to planning, organizing, and administering a webinar. For obvious reasons, it is specific to the Citrix GoToWebinar technology and details how to perform operations in their product. But the basic concepts are translatable to any well-engineered webinar technology. As I read through the steps, I was struck by how many "moving parts" there are to keep track of. No single step is difficult, and anyone can learn how to operate the controls. But when I see each piece of the process listed separately, it seems…
  • Putting QA Before Your Webinar Presentation

    Ken Molay
    21 May 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Here's an innovative idea that never occurred to me… Allow some Q&A before your webinar starts! I saw this novel approach in a news alert carried in the Delta Farm Press, bringing you "Timely Reliable Information for Delta Agriculture." The article referred to a webinar that was already scheduled, with existing registrations. Here's the interesting part (edited slightly to remove details that aren't relevant to this discussion): If you were planning to participate in the University of Arkansas’ webinar tomorrow, you may want to log in or dial in a few minutes early. The Webinar organizers…
  • Webinar Strategies For Small Companies

    Ken Molay
    20 May 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Yesterday I highlighted depressing statistics from an Allegra and Ascend2 study on "Content Marketing Trends from the small and medium-sized business perspective." We found that executives at very small companies viewed webinars as ineffective and difficult to create. I promised to suggest ways that small companies can improve in both areas, even when faced with limitations on resources, strategic sophistication, and budget. So here goes… Since the study responses primarily came from executives and managers rather than "worker bees," let's start with the issue of strategy. Tip number one is…
  • Can Small Companies Benefit From Marketing Webinars?

    Ken Molay
    19 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Allegra and Ascend2 have published the results of a research study conducted with "marketing, sales, and business professionals" in 194 small and medium-sized businesses. You can get a copy of "Content Marketing Trends from the small and medium-sized business perspective" at http://partner.ascend2.com/allegra-content-marketing-smbs/ The report allows and encourages sharing and commentary on their findings, which I will take advantage of. All charts and statistics presented here come from the Allegra and Ascend2 report. Interpretations and commentary is my own. I am cherry-picking just a few…
  • Can You Adapt TED Talk Lessons To Webinars?

    Ken Molay
    18 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Brad Phillips just posted "Five Body Language Lessons From Successful TED Talks" on his excellent Mr. Media Training blog. As I read the five key tips, I found myself nodding in agreement and thinking about how they apply in the world of webinars/webcasts… All except for one item! I'm going to repeat the five best practice tips as summarized from a research study conducted by Science of People and written up by Vanessa Van Edwards. For each, I will compare it to webinar behaviors:   1. “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” Van Edwards found that people rated speakers…
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    ConventionPlanit.com Meeting & Events Blog

  • Friday Webinar Series – Improve Productivity with RFP Organization

    Ashley Chalmers
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    What: RFP Organization Webinar When: Friday June 26 | 11:30-12:00 pm est OR 3:30-4:00 pm est RSVP:ashley@conventionplanit.com Details:  -Learn how to streamline RFP sourcing with this free online tool by ConventionPlanit.com -Receive personalized consulting -Customize and compare necessary criteria -Send RFPs to pre-qualified suppliers -View compiled responses within your deadline on a comparison chart Register by emailing ashley@conventionplanit.com or comment below for more information! Related Posts:Friday Webinar Series – Improve Productivity with RFP…Track Your RFP…
  • Networking Experiences Multiplied

    Ashley Chalmers
    19 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    Networking is always a key element of a successful meeting, and increasingly meeting professionals are looking to exciting offsite locations for these events. These can include a wide variety of venues, many of which can provide unique experiences for attendees.“I’ve always been a big believer in giving people a great experience and good food to help them connect and engage at conference networking events. When you give people a fun location and/or an engagement opportunity outside of the convention center/conference location, then you find that organic relationships are built, says…
  • Social Media Helps Drive Successful Meetings

    Ashley Chalmers
    15 May 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Interactive social media use has become a must for conferences and meetings. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat can be used in every stage of a meeting. They can be used to enhance content, encourage people to register, and build a sense of community. Even before the conference starts, social media can be used to gather information from attendees on what types of content they want, as well as speaker suggestions and other programming selections. An easy way to do this would be to utilize something like Crowd Campaign, which gives participants a way to suggest…
  • CP Members Receive CIC Award

    Ashley Chalmers
    11 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Kudos go out to Jane Schuldt, CIS, CITEfounder and president, World Marketing Group Ltd. and longtime supplier partner of ConventionPlanit.com along with Patricia Farías Barlow, CEM CEO, Puerto Vallarta Convention Center, a brand new member for being honored by The Convention Industry Council. “This year’s CIC Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Award inductees represent a global footprint of the meetings, conventions, events, and exhibitions industry and we are excited to celebrate their expertise, leadership, and breadth of achievements. The iconic Hall of Leaders encapsulates a lifetime…
  • ConventionPlanit.com Forms Strategic Alliance with SPiN: Senior Planners Industry Network

    Ashley Chalmers
    8 May 2015 | 4:13 am
    ConventionPlanit.com, a popular online search directory and RFP portal for the meetings industry, has formed a strategic alliance with SPiN: Senior Planners Industry Network to provide mutually beneficial tools and education. SPiN is an organization of 2,500 meeting professionals with more than 10 years of experience. Its goal is to provide a community of peers that shares essential tools, best practices, and education. SPiN will offer content written by its members to ConventionPlanit.com and promote ConventionPlanit.com to its members. SPiN members will benefit from advanced online tools…
 
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  • Ways to Increase Attendee Engagement During Your Event

    Nicolette Anderson
    15 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    Acquiring a high event turnout is only half the battle. Once the guests are signed in, you need to keep them engaged, or else the event will be treated as a social hour with some leaving before the event is even half way through. Planning an event is a huge undertaking, and studies show that this area alone consumes roughly 30% of a company’s marketing budget. It makes sense then, to reap as much value out of your efforts. Engagement is the key, so much of the effort needs to be put in to keep the attendees informed and entertained. 1. Make It Personal for Each Attendee The registration…
  • Must- Read Event Articles May 11, 2015

    Nicolette Anderson
    12 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    It’s time again for our round up of recent event industry articles that we love! This week, we have “Never Fail Your Attendees Again,” “3 Content Lessons For Every Meeting Planner” and “The Future of Event Design.”   1. Never #Fail Your Attendees Again by Julius Sikarus Don’t let silly, small mistakes ruin an event! The attendee experience can make or break your event. http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/fail-event-planning?ap_id=dobhavesh#Event   2. 3  Content Lessons for Every Meeting Planner by David McMillin Content provides so many…
  • How Will Events Evolve in the Next 3-5 Years?

    David Schenberg
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    The impact of the internet, smart devices, indoor mapping etc…Simply having an app for your events isn’t going to be enough – it may already not be enough.  So if you start collecting valuable event behaviors today, will you be able to evolve as your attendees do? We’ve spoken with so many clients who are even now, just dipping their toes into the app waters.  That’s why we generally recommend a 3-year event modernization program – that we call ‘Crawl, Walk, Run’ – that will move you from paper-replacement apps to data-rich and…
  • ASAE Springtime 2015 – A Recap

    Brian Slawin
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    This was the first time we attended ASAE Springtime and while we were encouraged to see so many of our current clients on the attendee list, in reality, we didn’t really know what to expect. What we found were hundreds of truly engaged association professionals looking at ways to use their events to springboard into the rest of their year. The phrase ‘Net Member Value’ was talked about repeatedly and the goal of the attendees we spoke with was two-fold, 1) How to use technology to turn their 3-5 day engagement into a 365 conversation and 2) How their too infrequent…
  • BusyEvent Mobile Partnership – Medical Healthcare Compliance

    Brian Slawin
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2015 — BusyEvent Mobile and noted healthcare compliance author Pat Schaumann today announced a joint venture, MyComplianceWizard, for the events industry.  The online resource is designed specifically for global healthcare meeting professionals, compliance officers, legal and financial teams at pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies. Read More! The post BusyEvent Mobile Partnership – Medical Healthcare Compliance appeared first on BusyEvent Mobile.
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  • New Themes: Apostrophe and Canard

    sarah semark
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday! Today, WordPress.com welcomes two new free themes to its collection: Apostrophe and Canard. Apostrophe With a pared-down design and bold images, Apostrophe is ideally suited to magazine-style sites, like travelogues, fashion blogs, or foodie sites. It’s an update of Semicolon, built by Automattic’s own Konstantin Kovshenin. Apostrophe supports Social Links Menus, Featured Images, Site Logos, Post Formats, Custom Menus, Widgets, Custom Backgrounds, and Custom Headers. Read more about Apostrophe on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from…
  • Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools

    Julian de Bhál
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Publishing tools for everyone Roughly half of the content and traffic on the internet is in English1, yet English is the mother tongue of only about a quarter of internet users2, and less than 5% of the world’s population.3 We believe that WordPress.com should be for everyone, not just English speakers — it’s why we already serve WordPress in 131 languages — but we want to make it even more accessible.4 To keep so many languages up to date we need to make it radically easier for non-English speaking communities to help with translation. We’re proud to announce…
  • Street Photography: Seven Photos

    Krista
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s no secret that I love to pore through the street photography tag in the WordPress.com Reader and share images that catch my attention. Join me on another trip around the world as seen through the eyes (and lenses!) of these seven skilled photographers. This arresting image of a bird in a car — juxtaposed against the unknowing elderly man passing by — mesmerizes me. Taken by Beirut photographer Ghaleb Cabbabé, there’s an element of the macabre about this photograph that I find intriguing. The odd bird and the filthy windscreen create a certain palpable sinister…
  • Eventbrite Now Available for All of WordPress.com

    Kirk Wight
    12 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’re excited to announce big updates to our Eventbrite integration: your events can now be displayed right on your WordPress.com site, no matter what theme you use! Enjoy Eventbrite, regardless of theme In 2013, we launched two Eventbrite themes to help you promote your events. Since then, we’ve gotten requests from users to extend that functionality more broadly on WordPress.com. Today, we’ve rolled out our Eventbrite integration to all users, which means you are no longer limited to only using the Eventbrite themes to promote your events. You can now connect to…
  • New Theme: Gazette

    Thomas Guillot
    7 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s Theme Thursday, and we’re happy to launch a brand new free theme. Gazette Gazette, designed by yours truly, is a clean and flexible theme perfectly suited for minimalist magazine-style sites, personal blogs, or any content-rich site. It allows you to highlight specific articles on the homepage, and to balance readability with a powerful use of photography — all in a layout that works on any device. Gazette also supports the following popular features: Custom Colors, Custom Header, Custom Menu, Social Links, Site Logo, Featured Images, and Widgets. Read more about Gazette on the…
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  • Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)

    Terri Hardin
    28 May 2015 | 11:00 am
      One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn't wait to leave our parents' homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of us wondered, "What's wrong with them?" RELATED: Your Event Needs More Millennial-to-Boomer Connections The answer was: nothing. Each generation does not simply answer to the benchmarks of its forebears, it creates its own benchmark with which to measure itself.
  • Mobile Smarts: 6 Ways to Save Wherever You Roam

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    28 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    If you're fortunate enough to live in a country that is a member of the European Union, then, due to legislation that comes into effect on December 15, 2015, you'll pay the same rates whether you make mobile phone calls or send text messages in your home country or throughout the European Union. In other jurisdictions, as discussed in a previous Cvent Event Blog post, Travel Tips for Event Planners: Watch Out for Roaming Charges, whopping mobile service bills can await when planners return to home base. Here are 6  options to explore to save while roaming: Disposable Phones:…
  • What to Serve When Meeting Time is Tight

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    28 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    In North America, when the timeframe for a meeting is tight, groups often opt for continental breakfasts* and working lunches to make it possible to cover more meeting content. A typical North American style working lunch is served buffet style in the meeting room. Once everyone has helped themselves, the presentations continue as attendees eat lunch. Sandwiches are another popular option for working lunches. By contrast in other parts of the world, the working lunch is virtually non-existent and when it is suggested as an option, the response is predictably "underwhelming." Here…
  • Luxury Resorts in Latin America

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    27 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    For corporate groups in search of an unforgettable venue for an executive retreat or to reward a team that has produced outstanding results, it isn't always necessary to travel to a destination on the other side of the world. Latin America has a number of hidden gems that are well worth considering. Hotel Punta Islita (Costa Rica) Located in lush rainforest setting on a private beach, Hotel Punta Islita is a cluster of suites and casitas some with private pools and palapa-style terraces. The resort has 18 rooms and 39 suites. There is an 840-square-foot meeting room.  Activities for…
  • Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: The 2015 Planner Award Finalists

    Christine Durakis
    27 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    I don’t need to tell event planners that their job is the 5th most stressful—they already know it. That's why taking time to celebrate our customers is something Cvent loves to do. Not only because event planning is stressful and our customers deserve to be recognized, but also because they are utilizing technology in exciting ways, starting trends, and forging new event experiences for their attendees. We’re in the business of celebrating event success, and at Cvent CONNECT, we want to showcase these event professionals, so they can inspire their peers and continue to…
 
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    Free Meetings & Travel Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • The Adobe Document Cloud Advantage for Media and Entertainment

    18 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    As media and entertainment companies focus on opportunities and growth, while defining and adapting profitable business models, using technology to enable business agility and reduce bottom-line costs can deliver a decisive advantage. This white paper covers the challenges for the media and entertainment industry and how they can use Adobe Document Cloud to:Close the digital loopMake the organization more nimbleAccelerate the hiring process and reduce costsDownload this white paper to learn more about how media & entertainment organizations can benefit from a digital document solution!Request…
  • Setting an Agenda -- Developing Your Meeting Skills

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    An agenda represents far more than simply a list of items that need to be discussed. In fact, a well-planned agenda is the foundation for a productive meeting and has five distinct purposes, each of which has implications for organizational efficiency and for maintaining good relations with your co-workers and team members. This free eBook explains how to set an agenda to make your meeting a success.You will learn:Why you should always insist that a meeting is run to an agreed agenda.The five distinct purposes that are served by a successful agenda.How to incorporate all of these into any…
  • Video Conferencing Comparison Chart

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    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

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    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!
  • 7 Questions to Ask Video Conferencing Providers

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    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!
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    Elite Meetings Blog

  • Inspiration & Innovation Planned for IMEX Frankfurt 2015

    Guest Writer
    6 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    As the meetings and incentive travel industry evolves, IMEX in Frankfurt continues to provide a wide range of new thinking, new destinations and new venues all under one roof, providing inspiration, innovation, fresh insight and brand new ideas. At the event, taking place 19 to 21 May 2015, buyers will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new exhibitors from every continent and from every meetings market sector. Emerging meetings and incentive destinations in particular will be well represented, with new exhibitors including Lithuania, Prague, Ras Al Khaimah, Meet Taiwan, Kaohsiung…
  • Soaring Profits: The Airline Baggage Business

    Jay MacDonald
    6 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Not so long ago, one of my biggest fears of flying was that the airline would lose my luggage. These days? I wish! Now that baggage fees have become the cash cow of the airline industry, my greater fear is that they won’t lose my luggage, and instead, I’ll have to fork over the price of an upscale dinner to pay for the convenience of schlepping it home. For that dough, I could have left the dang thing home, replaced the clothing, toiletries, and emergency stockpile of Whoppers at my destination, and still had money to tip the bellman. The U.S. Department of Transportation…
  • EMA Education Session: Creating Awareness of Human Trafficking

    Patti Shock
    5 May 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Katriina Rosenblatt, speaking the Las Vegas EMA in May. It was shocking to learn that worldwide, an estimated 1.3 million children are enslaved through prostitution. Much of this trafficking is done in hotels. At the EMA meeting in Las Vegas, we were given advice on what to look for and what to do if we observe the signs. David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel talked about how they have taken up this issue as a cause, and he encouraged everyone to step up and help end the exploitation. Katariina Rosenblatt, a survivor of sexual enslavement and author of Stolen: The True Story of a Sex…
  • San Diego Resort Goes the Brand Route

    Bruce Serlen
    5 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Independent luxury hotels and resorts pride themselves on offering individual experiences. Branded properties, on the other hand, are more likely to prize consistency and, therefore, be more standardized. This would seem inevitable, considering they’re obligated to adopt the brand’s at-times detailed policies and procedures. Planners who already know the highly regarded Grand Del Mar resort near the coast in Northern San Diego are about to put this hypothesis to the test. The 249-room resort, named TripAdvisor’s No. 1 luxury California hotel in 2014, was sold in late-March and this week…
  • CSR That Saves Lives

    Patti Shock
    5 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important in today’s environment. Planners, as well as destinations and venues, see the benefit. Tammi Runzler, Vice-President of Sales and Corporate Social Responsibility, Clean the World, spoke on Corporate Social Responsibility at the Elite Meeting Alliance in Las Vegas. Clean the World is an Orlando-based non-profit organization that collects used soap from hotels, sanitizes it and sends it to those in need all over the world. They have just merged with the Global Soap Project, based out of Atlanta. Their good work stretches around…
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  • Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)

    Terri Hardin
    28 May 2015 | 11:00 am
      One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn't wait to leave our parents' homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of us wondered, "What's wrong with them?" RELATED: Your Event Needs More Millennial-to-Boomer Connections The answer was: nothing. Each generation does not simply answer to the benchmarks of its forebears, it creates its own benchmark with which to measure itself.
  • Mobile Smarts: 6 Ways to Save Wherever You Roam

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    28 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    If you're fortunate enough to live in a country that is a member of the European Union, then, due to legislation that comes into effect on December 15, 2015, you'll pay the same rates whether you make mobile phone calls or send text messages in your home country or throughout the European Union. In other jurisdictions, as discussed in a previous Cvent Event Blog post, Travel Tips for Event Planners: Watch Out for Roaming Charges, whopping mobile service bills can await when planners return to home base. Here are 6  options to explore to save while roaming: Disposable Phones:…
  • What to Serve When Meeting Time is Tight

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    28 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    In North America, when the timeframe for a meeting is tight, groups often opt for continental breakfasts* and working lunches to make it possible to cover more meeting content. A typical North American style working lunch is served buffet style in the meeting room. Once everyone has helped themselves, the presentations continue as attendees eat lunch. Sandwiches are another popular option for working lunches. By contrast in other parts of the world, the working lunch is virtually non-existent and when it is suggested as an option, the response is predictably "underwhelming." Here…
  • Luxury Resorts in Latin America

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    27 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    For corporate groups in search of an unforgettable venue for an executive retreat or to reward a team that has produced outstanding results, it isn't always necessary to travel to a destination on the other side of the world. Latin America has a number of hidden gems that are well worth considering. Hotel Punta Islita (Costa Rica) Located in lush rainforest setting on a private beach, Hotel Punta Islita is a cluster of suites and casitas some with private pools and palapa-style terraces. The resort has 18 rooms and 39 suites. There is an 840-square-foot meeting room.  Activities for…
  • Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: The 2015 Planner Award Finalists

    Christine Durakis
    27 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    I don’t need to tell event planners that their job is the 5th most stressful—they already know it. That's why taking time to celebrate our customers is something Cvent loves to do. Not only because event planning is stressful and our customers deserve to be recognized, but also because they are utilizing technology in exciting ways, starting trends, and forging new event experiences for their attendees. We’re in the business of celebrating event success, and at Cvent CONNECT, we want to showcase these event professionals, so they can inspire their peers and continue to…
 
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    PlannerWire

  • Why Your Conference Needs a Social Media Calendar and How to Create One

    Keith Johnston
    27 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Most EventProfs know what an editorial calendar is but how about a social media calendar. For conferences, events, and associations, scheduling social posts can be the perfect way to ensure that you... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • Multi-Language Event Apps from Attendify Now Here

    Keith Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Most everyone is familiar with websites that support multiple languages. Come on, you know, they have the little flags that you click on to make the website magically transform into French or Spanish... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • 4 Tips to Increase Conference Registration Conversion Rates

    Keith Johnston
    21 May 2015 | 6:35 am
    Nearly 90% of marketers today place an increased emphasis on conversion rate optimization (CRO) – and for good reason. In the meetings, travel and hospitality industry, CRO is the key to more... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • The 2015 Video Marketing Cheat Sheet

    Keith Johnston
    20 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Video marketing matters for conferences and events. Those who do not understand this are either ill-informed, delusional, or recently hit in the head with something heavy and we need to get them some... Read the rest at PlannerWire
  • Baltimore – Open for Business

    Keith Johnston
    8 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    So. A good industry friend of Team PlannerWire just finished wrapping up her association’s conference in Baltimore and everything went Spectacular (yes, that is a capital S), you can read about... Read the rest at PlannerWire
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    EventIQ Blog

  • Canada’s best Grad Coordinator Part 2

    ryan.godfrey
    27 May 2015 | 10:16 am
    Voting is now open for Canada’s Best Grad Coordinator! It’s time to start voting for the 2nd annual Canada’s Best Grad Coordinator competition! Over the past few weeks, we’ve received some incredible nominations for these outstanding volunteers who make this momentous milestone special for both students and parents.  Leave a personalized thank you message to let them know just how amazing they are! Nominees as of May 27, 2015: McNally High School – Krista Mulder Dryden High School – LeeAnn Benson New Westminster Secondary – Tara Marinkovic Ecole Paul…
  • A Fun April Fools Koke

    Dave
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    For all our student and teacher friends… here is a link to a great prank… http://www.parentdish.ca/2015/04/01/summer-vacation-canada-year-round-education/ Happy April Fools!
  • 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…
 
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    Thoughtfully Simple

  • Dark Chocolate + Coconut Sandis

    Tori
    22 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    You know I love to keep things simple. That’s why this recipe all began with a store-bought pack of shortbread cookies. That’s right, no baking required (and no shame about that)! All you have to do to make these indulgent treats is dip the cookies into melted dark chocolate and then sprinkle sweetened coconut flakes on top. But don’t let the simplicity fool you, these babies taste so amazing! No one will ever know you didn’t bake them. So go ahead, save yourself the time (and dishes!). Dark Chocolate + Coconut Sandis   Print Created By: Tori Tait Ingredients 1…
  • Make It :: Sunglasses Bag

    Tori
    15 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    This simple project was inspired by a way to solve my own problem (protect my sunglasses when I throw them in my purse or beach bag) but turned into a pretty fun gift idea. Make these painted canvas bags and give them to your sunglass-wearing gals pals. I picked up these small canvas drawstring bags in Target’s $1 section. I bet you can find them at any local craft store as well. Then, I bgean painting super simple designs on them using paints I already had on hand. No need for perfection. When you’re done painting, let them dry. Then gather your sunnies and put them in. Or, give…
  • Sip It :: Lime Coconut Margarita

    Tori
    4 May 2015 | 7:43 pm
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ‘em bot’ up … I can’t get this song out of my head. But seriously, this was such a good idea. It’s like my Cinco de Mayo just went Hawaiian. The result? A delicious lime + coconut margarita that is a little sweet and a little salty and all sorts of refreshing. Serve them up in a coconut shell and close your eyes because it’ll be just like you’re on vacation. :) Are you making any festive margaritas for Cinco de Mayo? If coconut isn’t your thing you might like one of these other 4 unique margaritas.
  • 7 Simple Ways to Get More Blog Readers … Without Writing More

    Tori
    1 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Wait…. what?! Write fewer blog posts but get more readers? Yes, I did just say that. Did you know there are over 300 million blog posts written in a year. AND by 2020 the amount of online content is said to increase by over 500%. The first thing I thought when I learned that was “wow, that’s a whole lot of stuff to read.”  Friends, there is a lot of noise out there and it’s only going to get louder. Raise your hand if you can relate to this: You  spent an ton of time writing the perfect blog post … your photos are great, your title is off the hook, but…
  • Make It :: Colorful Treat Wrappers

    Tori
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I love the idea of creating little thoughtful surprises to brighten up the everyday. These little tissue wrappers add a bright pop of color and playfulness to any small treat you can wrap up. And, you have all the supplies needed to make these now, I guarantee it. You’ll need a few two sheets of tissue paper for each wrapper you want to make (about 3″ x 5″ in size), scissors, and a sharpie. Using the sharpie, make a few designs (like stripes and dots) on each of the short sides of the tissue paper.  Then, place a small treat (I made chocolate chip cookie bars and cut them…
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    Austin Social Planner

  • RECAP: “Lift a Fork” for Forklift Danceworks

    Kevin Smothers
    14 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed Trees of Govalle performance, Forklift Danceworks threw a dinner for donors on Tuesday at the Commodore Perry Estate. “Lift a Fork” was not only a chance to thank patrons for their ongoing support, but also an opportunity for the creative nonprofit to talk about their future plans. Held on the grounds and inside the circa-1920s mansion, the candlelight dinner was artfully prepared by the team from Olamaie and served on four long tables that included luxe floral settings from Carly Blair of Margot Blair Floral. Guests also sipped…
  • GIVEAWAY: Long Center Purple Party 7

    Laura Villagran Johnson
    12 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    On Saturday night, the Long Center will celebrate its annual anniversary with Purple Party 7. Expect this year to kick out the jams as The Blues Brothers come to town to shake the roof off the building. The evening includes the Blues Brothers performance, plus a VIP after-party with T Bird and the Brakes, hosted wine & beer, and ticket giveaways all night long on the City Terrace. Tickets to the event are on sale now, but we’re giving a pair away to one lucky Austin Social Planner reader. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Charlotte. 
  • RECAP: Umlauf Garden Party

    Kevin Smothers
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In yet another rite of spring, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum threw its annual Garden Party and it proved to be a blowout! Despite the humidity, which always seems to arrive just in time for this particular soirée, the stylish masses descended on the luxe garden for a sip and taste experience like no other. Overseen by event Chairs Ashley Holt and Lea Lee (plus Honorary Chairs Deana Saukam and Paul Qui), the committee left no fundraising opportunity unturned – much to their success. Live auction offerings from C3 Presents, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the…
  • RECAP: Austin Fashion Week FINALE

    Kevin Smothers
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Austin Fashion Week concluded its 7th annual extravaganza last weekend at the Austin Music Hall with FINALE.  The night featured runway looks from Austin based designers and labels Ross Bennett, Gail Chovan, Sally Daneshjou Designs, LaRue Designs, Rare Trends, Samantha Plasencia, This is Sloane, and Nine Mus. Model, Gail Chovan FINALE also included the handing out of the much anticipated AFW’s Golden Boot Awards. The 7th Annual Austin Fashion Awards Golden Boot Winners included: Austin Fashion Fund winner: Spire the Label  Mash-Up: Synergy Critic’s Choice Mash-Up:…
  • RECAP: Waller Creek Picnic

    Kevin Smothers
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Palm Park remains a hidden gem for most Austinites…even those who live in close proximity to downtown. Sure, we’ve all walked by it a million times but few realize how green and pretty this little pocket park along Waller Creek can be. Leave it to the fine folks at the Waller Creek Conservancy to bring it to front-of-mind for the third year in a row as they hosted the now annual Waller Creek Picnic. Charged with raising funds to complete the 1.5 mile revitalization of Waller Creek, the Conservancy has a vision for a future public space that will transform the eastern edge of…
 
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    PlanAnEvent.org

  • What You Should Always Ask a Coach Company

    Randy Markus
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    courtesy of www.phexshow.co.uk Whether you’re experienced or new to planning choosing the appropriate coach company can be a challenge. There are lots of moving parts in the event planning industry. And booking coach transportation is one of them. Most industry pros get that the transportation experience is one of the keys to the overall event success. And when things go well you never hear about it. But when they don’t that’s almost all you hear about. I have been asked a time or two “how hard can it really be”? And over the years I have learned transportation success takes more…
  • Event Staff Profile: Airport Meet and Greet Staff

    Andrew Maxwell
    27 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Many meetings involve arranging airport transportation for delegates. This is especially true of corporate meetings. Quite often attendance at these types of meetings is crucial to its success. My company did a lot of pharmaceutical event planning and airport transportation with airport meet and greet event staff was always included in the proposal. I recently wrote an article about the importance of meet and greet staff and why I believe that it’s crucial to not eliminate these event staff from a budget. You can read that article here. In this post I’m outlining the job tasks…
  • We All Need a Dose of Motivation!

    Randy Markus
    26 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    courtesy of deliveringhappiness.com Who doesn’t need a bit of motivation and encouragement every once and a while? A meeting and event planners life is filled with lots of peaks and valleys. No day is the same (so they say); and with a to-do-list usually chocked filled with a million things. Nothing’s wrong with a little push to help us to carry on. For those of us fortunate to make a living planning, sometimes just sometimes, we all need a drop of help finding our get-up-and-go. And in those instances I can use a kick in the pants and a bit of motivation; to help remember my purpose,…
  • What Meeting Planners Say vs. What They Really Mean

    Andrew Maxwell
    22 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    On top of being multitaskers meeting planners also have to be very tactful to people they deal with. After all they are like stage directors dealing with multiple personalities. Sometimes they need to motivate people in order to get the desired results. Whereas other times they need to blow off people without insulting them. We’ve all been in situations where we wanted the person we’re with to just stop talking. Or just do what’s being asked without all of the questions. However meeting planners, like most of us, are decent human beings and just don’t want to offend…
  • Ask the Expert – Home Edition

    Randy Markus
    21 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Plan an Event’s Ask the Expert event planning team understands just what it takes to plan events. They get the challenges involved, the stress that can come with the job and that blood, sweat and tears that can sometimes be involved. They are good at what they do and are tops when it comes to giving advice. With each question comes a plethora of knowledge, technique and sometimes a secret formula or two. And every once in a while, even the best of the best needs a helping hand and finds themselves in the position to ask the expert. Planning meetings and events takes work and a lot of it. A…
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  • How Do You Determine The Best Event Planning or Management Firm?

    Pat Ahaesy
    12 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    We know that the cheapest event planning service is not necessarily the best. But, how do you determine the best? Is an event planner considered the best because he receives a ton of publicity? Is he the best because he produces or manages an enormous number of events? Is the event planning company the best because of the prestige of their clients? The answer is a Yes and also No. Just because someone knows how to generate great PR, doesn’t actually reflect on the quality of his or her services. Nor do producing hundreds of events per year or having produced an event or two for some…
  • Creating ROI and ROE For Your Events With An Event App

    Pat Ahaesy
    4 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    We love technology and love to use technology for our events. Of course, we use technology appropriately, not just because we can. However, to go several steps further, do you use technology as a way to create attendee or guest experience and engagement Of course, excellent content is extremely important, but you do want to share that content with an audience, so those people must be aware of your event and be engaged. This should begin long before your event and continue long after. The concept of engagement is important for consumer events, business to business events, corporate sales…
  • Do You Need More ROI From Your Events? 3 Tips For Event Planners

    Pat Ahaesy
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Do You Need More ROI From Your Events? 3 Tips For Event Planners Who doesn’t want more ROI??!! Three tips to Increase Your ROI: Begin your relationship with potential attendees as early as possible through Social Media Channels. You will have an excellent opportunity to create loyalty, interest and attendance. Offer the best possible content. Record major sessions for streaming on demand, You can also stream live. Remember this caveat, though. Have a professional webcasting production company as your partner. The technology has improved in the last couple of years, but professionals know…
  • Have You Received Emails Like This?

    Pat Ahaesy
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Have you ever received an email with a personal salutation, that begins like this? ”Thank you for visiting our booth at The XYZ Show last month.”     That’s an email that I’ll delete rather quickly. When I attend a tradeshow I am selective about which exhibitors that I visit. I prefer to visit exhibitors that have a product or service that I either have used, do use or might use in the future. I also like to chat with exhibitors to learn something new. It’s also a great way for me to begin a relationship so when the time comes, my company is not a complete stranger. Why do…
  • 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
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    Event Checklist Blog

  • 6 Simple Tips On Organizing Business Events

    Arwin Adriano
    25 May 2015 | 1:18 am
    “An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements.” ― Scott Belsky. The above line clearly depicts the importance of the term 'organize'. It may look... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fight of the Century – Mayweather vs Pacquiao

    Arwin Adriano
    1 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Finally, the much-awaited boxing event all over the world is all set. A showdown between two great boxers. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will face each other at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Challenges About Planning A Wedding Abroad

    Arwin Adriano
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Planning a wedding is difficult and planning a wedding abroad is the biggest challenge for any bride and wedding planner. Because the location is not near, you’ll need to worry about many factors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Event Planning Save-Up Tips

    Arwin Adriano
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:49 am
    It does not mean that when you plan for an Event and you taught of cutting down your expenses means your Event is cheap. Sometimes it pays off to be practical when needed and as long as your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top Common Event Planning Mistakes To Avoid In 2015

    Arwin Adriano
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Event planning is hard work. With so many different areas that constantly need your attention, it’s not hard to see why there is such high demand for high quality professionals of the industry –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Event Tech: Wearables

    Natalia Vasquez
    7 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Whether monitoring personal habits or looking for the cherry on top of the “Internet of Things” sundae, wearables are making a huge impact on the operations of day to day […] The post Event Tech: Wearables appeared first on Key Events.
  • Reflecting on 25 Years : Starting a Business

    Natalia Vasquez
    7 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    I left the company I was working for. I was done with the politics. I had also worked for everybody I admired in the industry. They say you learn more […] The post Reflecting on 25 Years : Starting a Business appeared first on Key Events.
  • Event Preview : Key Events Presents GELAC 2015

    Natalia Vasquez
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We are pleased to have been asked by Great Eastern Insurance Company to create the ultimate San Francisco and Wine Country incentive program. Their Napa Valley experience will run in […] The post Event Preview : Key Events Presents GELAC 2015 appeared first on Key Events.
  • Reflecting on 25 Years: Entrepreneurship

    Natalia Vasquez
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Part of success is being oblivious to any other option. Subconsciously I developed my entrepreneurship in spite of myself. Rather than deal with politics, I started my own business. It […] The post Reflecting on 25 Years: Entrepreneurship appeared first on Key Events.
  • Key Innovations: Striding into SxSW

    Natalia Vasquez
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    On the pulse of an evolving industry, Key Events branched into a new arena with clients at South by South West. The festival lands somewhere at the intersection of technology, […] The post Key Innovations: Striding into SxSW appeared first on Key Events.
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  • Event Tech: Wearables

    Natalia Vasquez
    7 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Whether monitoring personal habits or looking for the cherry on top of the “Internet of Things” sundae, wearables are making a huge impact on the operations of day to day […] The post Event Tech: Wearables appeared first on Key Events.
  • Reflecting on 25 Years : Starting a Business

    Natalia Vasquez
    7 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    I left the company I was working for. I was done with the politics. I had also worked for everybody I admired in the industry. They say you learn more […] The post Reflecting on 25 Years : Starting a Business appeared first on Key Events.
  • Event Preview : Key Events Presents GELAC 2015

    Natalia Vasquez
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We are pleased to have been asked by Great Eastern Insurance Company to create the ultimate San Francisco and Wine Country incentive program. Their Napa Valley experience will run in […] The post Event Preview : Key Events Presents GELAC 2015 appeared first on Key Events.
  • Reflecting on 25 Years: Entrepreneurship

    Natalia Vasquez
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Part of success is being oblivious to any other option. Subconsciously I developed my entrepreneurship in spite of myself. Rather than deal with politics, I started my own business. It […] The post Reflecting on 25 Years: Entrepreneurship appeared first on Key Events.
  • Key Innovations: Striding into SxSW

    Natalia Vasquez
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    On the pulse of an evolving industry, Key Events branched into a new arena with clients at South by South West. The festival lands somewhere at the intersection of technology, […] The post Key Innovations: Striding into SxSW appeared first on Key Events.
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    Endless Entertainment

  • Ultimate List Of Pinterest For Events & Meetings To Follow

    Will Curran
    28 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    There is no denying that Pinterest is one of the best resources for inspiration and advice for #EventProfs. If you haven’t used Pinterest as a resource when it comes to planning your event, it is full of ideas and with its simple pinning system, you can quickly organize your ideas for later retrieval. Consider it your personal scrapbook! As of publishing this article, there are over 72 million users currently on Pinterest, there are literally millions of choices of who to follow on Pinterest. We have decided to compile a list of our must-follow Pinterest for events & event…
  • 10 Work Hacks You’ll Need While Travelling

    Glenn Santos
    26 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    Why is it that whenever we travel, we don’t seem to get any work done? It’s like when you’re out of the office, your brain also wants some time off, even during work trips. Well, let’s try to fix that. We’ve compiled a list of work hacks to keep you productive while on the go. BEFORE THE TRIP 1. Make sure you have your gear in order Nowadays, the biggest fear we have when on the road isn’t the threat of bed bugs or unpleasant plane seats. It’s losing power and internet for our devices. Make sure to pack backup power like a power bank or extra laptop batteries, and a reliable…
  • Best Event Talks: Beatboxing Brilliance by Tom Thum [VIDEO]

    Glenn Santos
    24 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    Let’s take a break from our usual informative talks and watch something a bit more fun. Humans have this uncanny ability to mimic sounds. This talent really shines when applied to beatboxing. If you don’t know what that is, think of it as the art of creating sound effects using the vocal cords. It’s been getting more mainstream these days, with beatboxing becoming a key component in some popular songs both in hip-hop and even pop music. And now, beatboxing comes to a TED talk. In this week’s Best Event Talks, we have Tom Thum. A Brisbane native, he’s probably one of the most…
  • Einsteins’ Favorites: The Best Social Media Apps to Deliver Successful Campaigns, Why Pinterest is Becoming the New Focus in Social Media & The Best Live Streaming Apps You Should Choose From

    Georgiana Nistor
    22 May 2015 | 5:48 pm
    This week Einsteins’ Favorites brings into your attention a few recently launched apps, highlights the best social media apps and management tools at the moment and reveals a great Chrome extension that attempts at making email fun. The Best Social Media Apps to Deliver Successful Campaigns Having a social media strategy is something every company should be focusing on in the digital times we are living. Managing every social media account from their own platform would be time-consuming and even overwhelming at some point. Here is where social media management tools come in handy. There are…
  • How To Hack Deadlines For Better Work

    Glenn Santos
    18 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Mass hysteria. Weeping. People huddling together in comfort. No, this isn’t the aftermath of a terrible calamity. Nor is it the opening scene of a disaster movie. This is actually an office with a project deadline due in a couple of hours. It’s crazy how deadlines fill us with such fear and dread. It’s time to take the power back and use deadlines to our own advantage instead. When it comes to productivity, deadlines are your best friend. What do deadlines actually do for you? Deadlines show you the finish line. When the goal is clear, focusing on how to get there is much easier.
 
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    Fairplex Insider

  • Dogs arrive at Fairplex for Mission Circuit Dog Show

    juan
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Without a doubt, dogs have, are and will always be man’s best friend! The Mission Circuit Dog Show, presented by Purina Pro Plan, has finally returned to Fairplex for its annual Memorial Day weekend event. This four-day event runs until Monday … Continue reading →
  • Agriculture & Nutrition Fair Comes to Fairplex

    juan
    16 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Today is the last day of the annual 48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair at Fairplex, and we could not be happier to have seen hundreds of students have a great time with their families and friends while on … Continue reading →
  • 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

    juan
    13 May 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The Los Angeles International Wine Competition officially began this morning at our Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center. Since its inception, the competition has maintained the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, earning USA Today’s recognition as one of the Top 5 … Continue reading →
  • Upland Lemon Festival Recap

    juan
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Upland Lemon Festival 2015: The 19th annual Upland Lemon Festival was held in the city’s downtown this past weekend. Residents of the area and lemon lovers from surrounding cities came out to enjoy all of the ‘lemony’ foods, carnival rides, games … Continue reading →
  • L.A. Weekender: Fairplex Happenings

    juan
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you all had a very productive week and that y’all are ready to get the weekend started. If you are like me and don’t have anything planned for this weekend, then please continue reading this … Continue reading →
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    Creative Party Themes and Ideas

  • DIY Flip Flops

    Caroline Preble
    27 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Warmer weather is coming, and it’s time to spring for a pedicure and break out your favorite flip flops. If you’re like me, sometimes you wish you could find just the right shoes to go with a great outfit. Look no further! We’ve searched the web for a round up of some amazing ideas for designing your own DIY flip flops to help you step out in style! Glitter Flip Flops We found the inspiration for these cute glittery flip flops at the fashion provocateur.  She made them by covering a pair of clean flip flops with glitter glue and them sealing the glitter with a spray on top…
  • Memorial Day Ideas

    Caroline Preble
    20 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    It’s almost Memorial Day weekend! Time to rally the troops for a red, white, and blue get together. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite finds to help you host a patriotic celebration. These desserts and decorations are not only fun Memorial Day ideas, but also great for the 4th of July or any red, white, and blue party theme. Patriotic Parasols Martha Stewart posted these easy to make patriotic drink umbrellas. Any beverage becomes more fun with a parasol, and these are so pretty! They are also great drink markers to keep everybody’s drink straight. Directions: Start…
  • Barbecue Grill Cupcakes

    Caroline Preble
    11 May 2015 | 1:21 am
    Want a fun dessert for your next cookout? Why not make barbecue grill cupcakes! We found this recipe in Family Fun Magazine and made a few changes to simplify the directions.  Here’s what you need to do to make this yummy dessert: Ingredients:   Your favorite cupcake mix or recipe Chocolate Frosting Black Decorator Frosting (in a tub) Orange Sugar Sprinkles or Nonpareils Hot Tamales Candy (or Mike & Ike’s) Brown M&Ms Caramels Fruit Candy like gumdrops, gummy worms, etc. Black Food Coloring Toothpicks What to Do: Make your cupcakes according to the directions, let…
  • 5 Must Have Graduation Party Favors

    Caroline Preble
    4 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    It’s almost graduation time! Time to celebrate the completion of the time spent at school and get ready for the adventures ahead! If you are planning on hosting a party to honor a special graduate, or if you have lots of wonderful grads to remember, here are 5 must have graduation party favors that are sure to do the trick! Graduation Hat Favor Boxes I love these little hats! You can fill them with a note, candy, confetti, or other small gift. They would look great on a party table or they could be a perfect “special something” to give to all your grad’s friends to…
  • Mother’s Day Garden Craft

    Caroline Preble
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Do you have a special, mom, grandma, or auntie who loves to garden? Here is a fun and easy Mother’s Day garden craft idea sure to bring a smile! My mother-in-law live on a farm that is filled with beautiful flowers of all sorts. It is an amazing place to stroll through or just to sit and enjoy a beautiful spring day. Last year for Mother’s Day my girls decided it would be fun to make hand crafted garden stakes to stick into her flower beds. She love them! It turned out to be the perfect gift for grandma gift. Here is how we made them… How to Make a Wooden Stake Garden Craft…
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  • Top 3 tips for making your wedding personal

    julia@snapdragonparties.com
    28 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    With the wedding season in full swing, we wanted to share our top 3 tips to making your wedding day personal. Styling a wedding is about much more than copying a magazine idea or adhering...
  • An enchanting wedding at home

    julia@snapdragonparties.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    The arrival of Spring has brought fond memories of an enchanting outdoor wedding ceremony and reception which we creatively designed, planned and delivered last year. Set in the charming Kent countryside, our Bride and Groom...
  • 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...
 
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    Belvedere Events and Banquets

  • Writing Your Own Wedding Vows – Some Tips and a Template

    Jodi Cirrincione
    20 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    These days it’s not uncommon for couples to write their own wedding vows, and it’s a great way to add a personal touch to the wedding ceremony. But let’s face it, most of us aren’t professional writers, and when it comes right down to it crafting a beautiful and expressive set of wedding vows can be more challenging than it may at first seem. Still, that doesn’t mean couples should abandon the idea of writing their own vows. Far from it. Writing your own vows can be easy, if you think it through and follow a few simple tips. Making the Decision (Together) The…
  • Top Catering Tips for Your Next Corporate Event

    Jodi Cirrincione
    10 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    Business meetings have changed considerably over the years. Sure, it’s still about crunching the numbers, motivating the troops, and laying the groundwork for your company’s future successes; but it’s also an opportunity to reward the hard work of your stalwart employees, and maybe woo a few high profile accounts in the bargain. So business meetings, and all corporate events really, have taken on a kind of party atmosphere. There’s often entertainment to break up the brainstorming sessions and sales pitches, as well as refreshments to keep everyone’s energy up…
  • Keep the Party Going With Late Night Wedding Snacks

    Caroline Eimerman
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    If you want your wedding reception to last into the wee hours, you have to fuel the revelers. Sure, everyone’s enjoyed a fabulous dinner and a slice of that scrumptious wedding cake, but the night is far from over. There’s a party to follow, and your guests will need an energy boost or two if they’re going to keep dancing and celebrating throughout the night. A few late night snacks would seem to be in order; some sweet and savory treats to keep your guests energized and to help soak up a bit of the alcohol that will be flowing so freely. So before you dismiss the catering…
  • What You Need to Know Before Writing Your Wedding Ceremony

    Jodi Cirrincione
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Planning your wedding can feel like a never ending stream of decisions. You have to decide on the perfect venue, and of course the date and time of the service. Then you need to hire the wedding vendors; sometimes spending weeks interviewing caterers, entertainers, and photographers until you find exactly what you want. Then there are the dress fittings, cake tastings, rehearsal dinners….the list goes on and on. With all of the decisions you have to make, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the ceremony itself. Suddenly you find yourself a few weeks away from the big day, and…
  • 7 Essential Tips for Hiring the Best Caterer for Your Event

    Jodi Cirrincione
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Whether you’re planning a wedding or a business seminar, a fund raiser or a marketing expo, the choice of catering staff is crucial. Naturally, you want your event to be perfect, and you want to be sure that you get the best service for your investment. But if you’re not a professional events planner, finding the best caterer for your money can get confusing. What do you look for in a catering service, and how to you compare one to another when you have limited experience planning and staging a big event? Not to worry, we’ve got some simple tips to help you find the best…
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  • LET YOURSELF BE “CHARMED” BY YAPSODY’S RESERVED SEATING WIZARD

    Yapsody
    13 May 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Yapsody – Reserved Seating Wizard While Yapsody’s General Admission continues to let you enjoy many features for FREE, that you would otherwise be paying for if you were using other ticketing websites to sell tickets online, we thought we could try bewitching (pun intended) you by introducing the premium Reserved Seating Wizard. So get on those broomsticks as we fly you through the features of Reserved Seating, enchanting you all along, an exciting rebate offer hovering over your head like an impenetrable charm! ADD RESERVED SECTIONS With a single click of your mouse (quite similar…
  • BOX OFFICE TO FIT IN YOUR PALM? ‘POS’SIBLE!

    Yapsody
    13 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    BOX OFFICE TO FIT IN YOUR PALM? ‘POS’SIBLE! You must be wondering how a professional blog post could have such a hideous title that amounts to absolute nonsense, but with the release of Yapsody’s Point-Of-Sale (or POS, as we call it) app, we’ve realized that nothing in the world of online ticketing is im-POS-sible for Yapsody. We intend to justify ourselves by tracing the need of this app in the first place. Centuries ago (that’s a hyperbole), presenters used retail stores and booking offices to sell their tickets. This tedious procedure of distributing the tickets amongst the…
  • EVENTS ENGINEERING – TECH TIDBITS ABOUT PLANNING AN EVENT

    Yapsody
    13 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    A few years back in time, event organizers were usually people who were distinctly spotted in the middle of a mayhem carrying bundles of documents, bills and checklists stuffed hastily in mismatched folders, yelling instructions to their team as their hair shot out of maintenance pretty awkwardly under the band of a lopsided headphone with a mic. Now, however, technology has chilled these species out so much it is difficult to really figure out who is the planner, really! Learn how to squirm your way into this chilled out species by using technology for event planning: EVENTS ENGINEERING –…
  • EVENT PROMOTION – STOP FIDGETING, START WIDGETING!

    Yapsody
    13 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    EVENT PROMOTION – STOP FIDGETING, START WIDGETING! WHY? We realized it was high time you stopped experimenting with useless techniques to promote your event on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, and virtually every other social media platform that you can think of. Honestly, having a ten-line instruction set to guide your audience to your online ticket store is definitely not working because nowadays, people don’t even read their medical reports that sincerely. It doesn’t matter how rich or witty your content is – if it’s not a click away, it’s no good, anyway! To overcome…
  • FORMULA FUNDRAISER – EQUATING THE NINE VARIABLES OF PLANNING A FUNDRAISING EVENT

    Yapsody
    9 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    PLANNING A FUNDRAISING EVENT Whenever people hear the word “business”, they are often struck by the idea of black-n-white dealings & profit-n-loss statements. Basically, every part of business seems to be satisfying an equation. Even the one that’s allegedly a “risk” is actually working on probability equations. Fundraisers, on the other hand, have a softer edge and appear to be the only business arena where equations can’t be trusted. However, we seek to prove otherwise by enlightening you about the NINE IMPORTANT VARIABLES of fundraisers and how to handle them when it comes…
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    Event Planning Blueprint - Build Your Event Planning Business Today!

  • How To Fire An Event Planning Client (Respectfully)

    Melanie Woodward
    27 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Do you love what you do so much that your clients often become friends? Or, are you in a position where you love what you do but you don’t always like the clients you work with? If you’ve been an event planner for a while and you have a solid client base, then you have the freedom to choose who you want to work with. But, if you’re new to the industry and building your event planning business, then it’s harder to say no to someone who wants to pay you to plan their event, but sometimes it’s necessary if it’s not the right fit. What happens when you have a client you dread…
  • Do You Fake It ‘Til You Make It?

    Melanie Woodward
    20 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    As I sit her typing this I’m conflicted with the idea of ‘fake it ’til you make it.’ Most of us have heard this saying before and maybe even tried it. I know I have! I remember the first time this concept really resonated with me… It was spring and I had just broken up with my boyfriend and I was devastated. It was one of those tear your heart out kind of break ups where you listen to sad music over and over and over again and all you want to do is sit on the couch and watch Sex and The City and eat cookies and cry. Ok, I probably wanted to throw the half eaten…
  • 3 Benefits To Creating An Event Management App

    Melanie Woodward
    13 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    I’m planning my trips for the summer and each one centres around events that I’d like to attend. Whether it’s a music festival, a course or a speaker I really want to see. I’m a life long learner so seeing the world and incorporating exciting events around my travel plans is what I do best. This is so much easier now that event management apps are available and I can download them before my plane lands on the tarmac. What did we do before event technology? One thing I really appreciate about using an event management app is the ability for event organizers and event…
  • 3 Steps To Attracting Event Sponsors For Your Events

    Melanie Woodward
    6 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    When I was working on the Beautiful Women event eight years ago, I needed to fund the event without the cost coming out of my client’s pocket. The event wasn’t complicated. I had to rent a ballroom, work with the hotel’s food and beverage team and tech team to provide hors d’oeuvres for the 150 guests and ensure the music, videos and microphones worked properly. How To Find Event Sponsors For Your Event The event honoured exceptional women in the city who came from all walks of life. With a sponsorship proposal in hand, I decided to approach female oriented businesses…
  • Revenue Generating Activities For Your Event Planning Business

    Melanie Woodward
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Simply put, your event planning business provides event services to your clients and they pay you for those services. Seems easy, right? But what happens when you don’t have an event to carry you through each month of the year, or your bank account looks unfavourably low and you need an influx of cash to keep going? Does this problem keep you up at night? Most event planners focus on lead generation rather than revenue generation. However, by focusing more time and effort on how and when to generate revenue, you can build your event planning business faster. Revenue Generating…
 
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    The Evolero Blog

  • Pinterest Your Event to Success

    Tal Shoham
    17 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Are you on Pinterest? For business or just pleasure?  Yes – we think that Pinterest is pure pleasure…. And a time suck.  Our last blog post was on Time Management, we suggest that you use an egg timer when you log into Pinterest and give yourself 45 minutes, then leave, really log out! BTW we say that with love! Now back to business. Pinterest is great for business and should be part of your event marketing strategy. http://www.digitalinformationworld.com Awesome Facts about Pinterest The average Pinterest user is 40 Pinterest is the fastest growing platform in social media. (2014)…
  • The Street Article Includes Evolero in a List of 10 Amazing Startups

    Tal Shoham
    5 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Are you on Pinterest? For business or just pleasure?  Yes – we think that Pinterest is pure pleasure…. And a time suck.  Our last blog post was on Time Management, we suggest that you use an egg timer when you log into Pinterest and give yourself 45 minutes, then leave, really log out! BTW we say that with love! Now back to business. Pinterest is great for business and should be part of your event marketing strategy. http://www.digitalinformationworld.com Awesome Facts about Pinterest The average Pinterest user is 40 Pinterest is the fastest growing platform in social media. (2014)…
  • 4 Time Management Tips for Event Professionals

    Tal Shoham
    4 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Are you on Pinterest? For business or just pleasure?  Yes – we think that Pinterest is pure pleasure…. And a time suck.  Our last blog post was on Time Management, we suggest that you use an egg timer when you log into Pinterest and give yourself 45 minutes, then leave, really log out! BTW we say that with love! Now back to business. Pinterest is great for business and should be part of your event marketing strategy. http://www.digitalinformationworld.com Awesome Facts about Pinterest The average Pinterest user is 40 Pinterest is the fastest growing platform in social media. (2014)…
  • Evolero Goes On The Grill with the Harvard Business Review

    Tal Shoham
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Are you on Pinterest? For business or just pleasure?  Yes – we think that Pinterest is pure pleasure…. And a time suck.  Our last blog post was on Time Management, we suggest that you use an egg timer when you log into Pinterest and give yourself 45 minutes, then leave, really log out! BTW we say that with love! Now back to business. Pinterest is great for business and should be part of your event marketing strategy. http://www.digitalinformationworld.com Awesome Facts about Pinterest The average Pinterest user is 40 Pinterest is the fastest growing platform in social media. (2014)…
  • 30 Blogs that Eventprofs should follow: Event, Marketing, Creative, and Inspirational

    Tal Shoham
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    Are you on Pinterest? For business or just pleasure?  Yes – we think that Pinterest is pure pleasure…. And a time suck.  Our last blog post was on Time Management, we suggest that you use an egg timer when you log into Pinterest and give yourself 45 minutes, then leave, really log out! BTW we say that with love! Now back to business. Pinterest is great for business and should be part of your event marketing strategy. http://www.digitalinformationworld.com Awesome Facts about Pinterest The average Pinterest user is 40 Pinterest is the fastest growing platform in social media. (2014)…
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  • Traveling Tips for Event Professionals

    Amanda Luppino-Esposito
    21 May 2015 | 3:04 am
    Many event professionals are constantly on the go – they plan meetings around the country (or around the world!) and when they aren’t on-site for a meeting, they are traveling to site visits, going on FAM trips, meeting with clients, or otherwise not necessarily spending too much time at home base. A career in event planning is not for the faint of heart – or the travel weary! Most event professionals have their packing down to a science, but for those who are just starting down this road warrior lifestyle, here are a few suggestions. Invest in a good suitcase: Your suitcase…
  • #IMEXpitch: Eventtech Discovery

    Guest Author
    14 May 2015 | 3:02 am
    One of the top reasons that we attend conferences, conventions and especially trade shows is to explore new products and ideas. Keeping up with industry trends, finding new desirable products and getting ahead of competition are keen motivators across all industries. Events professionals are no exception and we are constantly challenged with keeping up with the best and freshest products that can bring events to life.  This is not an easy task, particularly when you consider the multitude of industries that event professionals interact with and the wide variety of audiences each with…
  • Is Email the Right Tool for Event Profs?

    Guest Author
    6 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post was written by Gary Schwake of Virtual Event Bags The events industry is alive and well. In our digital-crazed world, people seek out quality opportunities to connect in the *real* world to learn, grow and drink a few beers. An unintended consequence of growth, however, is competition. The number of events for attendees and sponsors to consider continues to expand, which means event organizers should be in a state of continuous improvement. One place to start is the method by which your event helps connect sponsors to attendees. The most common method for making this connection is…
  • Make a Sale, Make a Living; Build a Relationship, Build a Fortune

    Tara Plastock
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Every B2B buyer seeks the “perfect” vendor match, and every sales person hopes that their solution is the perfect fit for their audience. All types of businesses are looking for services that will help alleviate their pain points, and in today’s world, which consists of close to a billion webpages on the internet, it is incredibly difficult to know where to even begin your search. There is an abundance of technology at our fingertips, and it is extremely easy for us to hide behind a computer screen when communicating with clients or prospects. In this day and age, sales people are often…
  • Build Your Own Software. Who Are You?

    Nicola Rossetti
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Build your own software: Why not? or Why not. There is a slim difference between a period and a question mark; one raises a question, and the other suggests an answer. But is it so? Should you build your own software? The answer (my answer) is probably no, but in fact it’s a little bit more complex than just that, and this probably touches on more aspects of the business than you may think. I once worked for an event organizer, where of course events represented the core of the activity. The company was running on premise event management software. As it became dated, it was clear that we…
 
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  • 5 Skills Every Event Planner Must Have

    Kristin Appenbrink
    22 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Pulling off even a small event is a tough, demanding job. There are dozens of moving pieces, and everything has to fall into place just so in order for the party, dinner, or conference to be a success. And while the world of event planning is open to everyone from rookies to seasoned professionals, there are few key skills that all truly great event professionals must have.
  • 5 Must-Dos for Seated Events in Summer

    Kristin Appenbrink
    15 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    There’s something so refreshing about summer event season. Not only will theweather put your guests in a better mood, but you can make use of venues with outdoor space as well. Of course, all of the normal rules for planning a seated dinner apply, but you can have some fun with your summer events, too. Here are five things to think about when you plan that summer soirée.  
  • 5 Must-Dos When Planning a Seated Dinner

    Kristin Appenbrink
    7 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    Cocktail parties are fun, but a truly special event calls for a full seated dinner. Organizing a seated dinner comes with its own set of unique challenges that go above and beyond that of a cocktail reception, which you’ll likely be including in your dinner event as well. To make sure your seated dinner goes smoothly, here are the five must-dos.
  • Event Planners on Tech: Ed Starr, Partner at BMF Media Group

    Kristin Appenbrink
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
  • Event Planners’ Big Fear: What if Nobody Shows Up?

    Kristin Appenbrink
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    You’ve planned the most spectacular event complete with high-tech installations, beautiful invites, and fabulous food. But now that the doors are open...there’s no one there. Time and again in our conversations with event professionals we’ve heard the same fear — what if no one attends the event you’ve worked so hard on? Luckily, the people we’ve spoken with haven’t yet had this fear become a reality, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a legitimate concern.
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  • Expert Edit: Styling your Tipi Marquee

    Collection 26
    5 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    Tipi styled marquees are quickly becoming all the rage, they’re less formal than a framed or canvas marquee but will be a real talking point for all of your guests.We’ve teamed up with Peak Tipis to showcase the best in Tipi marquees, which we can bring to your summer wedding or party.They’re built on a tripod arrangement of poles, with guy ropes and exposed beams and are the perfect choice if you’re having a more intimate wedding, with less guests and plenty of quirky ideas.Here’s how we’d style a tipi styled marquee:There are a few key themes that spring to mind when we…
  • A Whimsical Secret Garden Party

    Collection 26
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    ‘If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden.A secret garden party can undoubtedly be one of the most beautiful and magical party themes that your guests will ever attend; an event full of colour, imaginative ideas, creative wonders and beautiful mystery. A secret garden party should be full of surprises… so, leave reality at the doorway and enter a garden full of whimsical treats.Choosing a venueWhen choosing your venue it’s vital to consider the outdoor space. You’ll want a beautiful garden or woodland…
  • Grooms: How to write a killer wedding day speech

    Collection 26
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Writing your wedding speech can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t like standing up in front of a crowd. We also appreciate how hard it is to get your thoughts and feelings across in a concise and accurate way. You have a million things that you want to say but you’re worried that your sentences won’t sound right, you’ll stumble over your words and you’ll end up saying your whole speech in ten seconds flat. Here’s where Collection 26 can be your helping hand. Here are a few top tips to help you create the perfect wedding day speech.When you start planning your…
  • GUEST POST: “Great loves too must be endured.” Coco Chanel

    Collection 26
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    Today we have a great pleasure of sharing with you a collaborative blog post with the lovely Hope Alcocer, keep an eye out for more of her inspired writing over the coming months. In the mean time why not visit Coffee with the Bride. Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive”  – Karl Lagerfeld There’s something about the world of style and fashion design that makes us, fall more and more in love with all it represents. Perhaps because it’s the picture perfect example of luxury and…
  • THE EXPERT EDIT: Let blossoming spring be your wedding day inspiration

    Collection 26
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    When you think of spring what do you see? We see new beginnings, fresh colours, crisp mornings and beautiful weather. We think of natural, refreshing  colour pallets; spring is a gorgeous time of the year to wed.We’re going to share with you today some blossoming ideas for a spring wedding.FASHIONSpring is all about looking natural, whilst still holding an air of glamour and sophistication, in this spectacular season you can be creative and playful with your bridal gown. We would look for a tea-length dress, with intricate detailing and a beautiful lace. Tea-length dresses allow for you to…
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  • Lorraine Hansberry

    Team Wedivite
    27 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
      “There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” The post Lorraine Hansberry appeared first on Wedivite. Get your free online mobile wedding invitation at Wedivite.com!
  • George Ade

    Team Wedivite
    26 May 2015 | 10:24 pm
      “If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.” The post George Ade appeared first on Wedivite. Get your free online mobile wedding invitation at Wedivite.com!
  • Vladimir Nabokov

    Team Wedivite
    24 May 2015 | 10:21 pm
      “I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.” The post Vladimir Nabokov appeared first on Wedivite. Get your free online mobile wedding invitation at Wedivite.com!
  • Maurice Chevalier

    Team Wedivite
    23 May 2015 | 10:12 pm
      “The crime of loving is forgetting.” The post Maurice Chevalier appeared first on Wedivite. Get your free online mobile wedding invitation at Wedivite.com!
  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Team Wedivite
    22 May 2015 | 10:07 pm
      “That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.” The post Robert Louis Stevenson appeared first on Wedivite. Get your free online mobile wedding invitation at Wedivite.com!
 
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  • Scarlett Entertainment Gets the Birthday Party Started in Italy

    27 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Team Italy booked two of our talented musical acts for a two day party in Tuscany at the beginning of May. Scarlett Entertainment's Italian Acoustic Duo performed on the first day of the 40th birthday party in a private villa in Siena, with our party band getting guests on the dancefloor on the last day. Check out how well our party band went down at the event:  
  • The Perfect Backdrop For Jazz Band

    22 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    The sun shone as Scarlett Entertainment's Jazz Band Avenue performed at a wedding in the principality of Andorra earlier this month. Hosted at a private residence in La Massana, the talented jazz quartet performed for wedding guests under the backdrop of a stunning blue sky and mountains. Based in Bordeaux, the jazz band offer a range of line-ups and can include an accompanying DJ.
  • Aerialists a ‘high’ light at Spanish Shopping Mall

    21 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    Scarlett Entertainment’s acrobats amazed onlookers with their aerial antics as part of a late night shopping event in Valencia.   The Cirque Style Show was performed at the Centro Comercial Bonaire shopping mall last month.   Scarlett Entertainment’s Team Spain booked our alien stilt walkers and aerialists for a similar event at the same venue last autumn.
  • An Interview with our unique Vocal Looping Artist

    20 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Based in Las Vegas, our dynamic Vocal Looping Artist John entertains with one of the most innovative and unique musical mediums around. In high demand at events all over the world, he performs for industry professionals in Los Angeles, New York and London through to educating students with one of the most exciting, interactive looping workshops available today. Inspired by music, literature, art and film communities, this musical talent provides exciting, fresh and powerful sounds that guarantee to take your event to the next level. We take a step inside his world and find out more about this…
  • Bubbles and Beats in the Park in Kuwait City

    20 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    More than 500 people, including dignitaries and royalty, attended a series of events in Kuwait City to mark the opening of a new park in the capital.     Scarlett Entertainment flew out their amazing Bubble Show from Italyfor the first celebratory event at the end of April, which was performed in a specially built open-air amphitheatre in the park. VIP guests included delegates, royalty and politicians, as well as the general public.  The amazing Bubble Show was performed twice a day for two days.     The second event, in early May, saw an all female-cast of…
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    DIY video greetings, invitation tips, party planning ideas and more - Inviter.com

  • Memorial Day Party Planning

    Ashley Hindsman
    20 May 2015 | 4:39 pm
    We’re inching toward the end of May, which means Memorial Day is right around the corner. It’s the unofficial start of summer, but the barbecuing, pool parties and fun outdoor activities are all we need to kick off the hottest season of the year. With all the fun festivities going on, we know you’ll want to capture the memories in action. Here are a few ideas for how sending a video greeting through Inviter can help you do just that. Video invitations It is a party, right? Whether you’re a summer-gathering guru or a first-time host, every phenomenal Memorial Day shindig starts with an…
  • Send Mother’s Day Video Greetings To Your Mom

    Prabhakar Bellamkonda
    8 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    “Mom! Did you touch my locker? I am old enough to look after myself and my belongings. Stay away OK!” She just slammed the front door and left for school. The mother just smiled. “You know what? My professor liked my project concept. All thanks to you, Mom…” Nonetheless to say she hugged her mother. The mother simply smiled. No matter her kids love, loathe, praise or shun her- the Mother lives for her children in true spirit. She has been our gateway into this beautiful world. With Mothers’ Day around the corner, many of us celebrate the day with cards and cakes. But how will be…
  • Send Baby Shower Video Invitations To Your Guests

    Meghanath Bellamkonda
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    What rings a bell on the name of baby shower? Ladies, chocolates, gifts, giggling and the happy ‘Mother to be’ with her close aides who have come to bless the baby in the womb. This lovely event is all about sharing memories and smiles and cherishing them forever. Inviter has added extra wing to this lovely event by bringing in a new concept of Baby Shower video invitation. Designing and posting a baby shower video invitation through online platform named Inviter has become the talk of the town and charm of every baby shower. Inviter Video Invites: What’s Special? Inviter is an online…
  • Inviter+Periscope: Integrating Videos for Business

    Andreea Cojocariu
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    I streamed a video on Periscope this evening talking about writing this blog post. If you haven’t heard, Periscope is going to rule the marketing world with video. Kuddos to Twitter for acquiring this live streaming app. That was a brilliant move. Persicope may have started as a way to share the inner workings of your personal life with the world, but as a marketer and someone always thinking about business like many of you, I can’t help but notice the many ways this new smartphone app will impact business. Periscope+Inviter   Periscopes Basics You can stream it live to…
  • Video Invitation Pricing Breakdown

    Andreea Cojocariu
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Let’s get right to the point. How expensive are videos? You hear about it. You hear and read about how you should be using video in your efforts. But in the back of your mind, you’re wondering how you’re going to do it and what it’s going to cost you. The truth is, it could cost you more than a pretty penny…or not. You’d be surprised.  Inviter pricing is more than affordable.  Pricing works in two possible ways: Per event or monthly. The common thread with pricing is the guest count. Guest Count We live in world where a one size fits all solution isn’t practical. Why should…
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