Posts tagged "Event Planning"
How to Boost Meeting Attendance

How to Boost Meeting Attendance

4 Ways to Effectively Promote Your Event & Increase RSVPs Your organization may include 10 or 10,000 members—but let’s face it, not all of them are going to come to your event. Some of your target market may always be inclined to attend. Others never show up. And then there is a portion of your...
How to Plan a Successful Trade Show

How to Plan a Successful Trade Show

5 Tips for Keeping Exhibitors and Attendees Happy Carrying off a successful trade show calls for an event planner to keep two distinct audiences happy: vendors and attendees. It’s a mistake to focus too much on one group and disregard the needs of the other. Vendors pay for exhibition space at your trade show because...
What Worries Meeting Planners the Most? And How to Meet the Stress Head On

What Worries Meeting Planners the Most? And How to Meet the Stress Head On

Meeting, conference, and event planners all deal with challenges and stresses – large and small. CareerCast consistently lists the profession among the top ten most stressful jobs in the U.S., along with the military, police, and firefighters. We polled a group of career meeting planners to find out what’s keeping them up at night lately,...
Event Networking Ideas That Work

Event Networking Ideas That Work

Would it surprise you to learn that 84% of attendees come to events for networking? Why? Because even the smallest meeting is the best place to find new leads, clients and prospects. Yet, the thought of approaching random strangers can be nerve-wracking, especially for work-from-home or introverted employees.  However, there is good news. This blog...
How to Market Your Meeting to a Five- Generation Workforce

How to Market Your Meeting to a Five- Generation Workforce

For the first time in history, we have five generations in the U.S. labor force. This is due to a greater life expectancy, an increased divorce rate, more women in the workplace and, because of the current talent shortage, some choosing to forgo college and enter a vocation right out of high school. This can...
Having Trouble Getting RSVPs? Try This Pain-Free Approach

Having Trouble Getting RSVPs? Try This Pain-Free Approach

Meetings, conventions and trade shows consistently rank as effective undertakings to engage with customers, prospects and other employees. Even so, increased competition, a higher number of no-shows, lackluster speakers, and not delivering to sponsors’ or stakeholders’ expectations are the challenges planners face today in getting people to their events. Many of these problems stem from...
If You Really Want Happy Attendees, Do These Seven Things

If You Really Want Happy Attendees, Do These Seven Things

This probably isn’t going to come as a huge surprise, but it turns out that happy attendees help you market future events. Why? Because they start talking about what a great learning experience they had at your conference. They spread their enthusiasm to others in the message they deliver. And most of all, they can’t...
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Virtual Event Planner

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Virtual Event Planner

A virtual meeting planner may seem like the perfect solution for your budget-conscious event. However, is it really? How can you know a person who is 200 or 2,000 miles away? Will this be a cost savings or a time-burning headache? These are the questions I’ll attempt to answer today. As with every aspect of...
Five Key Clauses for Consideration in Your Next Event Contract

Five Key Clauses for Consideration in Your Next Event Contract

Probably the most tedious and time-consuming part of any meeting planner’s job is to review, negotiate and sign the conference contract. While it can be an overwhelming task, especially to a new or infrequent planner, it doesn’t have to be, if the guidelines below are followed. This blog will aid you in identifying the five...
The High Cost of Short Lead Time Meetings

The High Cost of Short Lead Time Meetings

From 2009 through the beginning of 2015, meeting planners could call a group sales professional and most likely book the space they needed at the price they wanted … all within a 30- to 60-day window of an event. However, today’s marketplace is very different. Demand is outpacing supply for the first time since 1981,...
Meeting Industry Legal Terms 101: What You Need to Know

Meeting Industry Legal Terms 101: What You Need to Know

Before going to the negotiating table or signing a contract on the bottom line, it is important that you understand some of the legal “slang” that is associated with booking business at most hotels. While there are many terms in the meeting industry, the ones listed below can have the greatest budgetary impact on your...
Common Contract Missteps Every Meeting Planner Should Avoid

Common Contract Missteps Every Meeting Planner Should Avoid

It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to the meeting industry or a seasoned veteran, venue and supplier contracts can seem overwhelming at times. They are full of conditions and many legal terms you may or may not be familiar with. This blog will break down common contract language so you can enter your...