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5 Ideas to Take Your Corporate Holiday Party from Boring to Buzzworthy

5 Ideas to Take Your Corporate Holiday Party from Boring to Buzzworthy

Your boss has put you in charge of this year’s celebratory party, and your mission is to breathe some fun into the party and get people excited to be there! Before launching into planning, it’s important to answer the following six questions: Will the party include employees’ families, spouses or be an employee-only gathering? Do...
Family Friendly Conferences Increase Attendance: Are they right for your attendees?

Family Friendly Conferences Increase Attendance: Are they right for your attendees?

Most professionals attend two to three conventions a year in a variety of locations throughout the United States and the world. These events usually last three to four days and when you add on travel time, attendees may be gone from their families for a week or longer at a time. This can mean each...
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...
How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

How to Get More Members to Your Association Meetings

It’s not uncommon for associations to have a small percentage of their members attend regional meetings and annual conferences. Many are comprised of the same group, meeting after meeting, which makes conversations stale and networking negligible. Why is this happening and what can be done? It boils down to knowing what attendees want and then...
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...
Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Let’s face it: Meeting planning is hard work. Add to that, delivering a “wow” experience to attendees while remaining within budget can make your job even more challenging. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what attendees wanted ahead of time and moved toward those trends? The good news is, Bizzabo, Statista and Endless Events...
The Future of FAM Trips: Digital, Delivery and Downtime

The Future of FAM Trips: Digital, Delivery and Downtime

In today’s online world chock-full of destination photos, videos and immersive experiences – not to mention real-time reviews – is it any wonder why planners shy away from Familiarization (FAM) trips? While it’s true these excursions take time, there’s nothing quite like seeing a venue, experiencing its amenities and tasting its food. FAM trips are...
Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

The classic view of disruption is negative. It’s a triple “D”: Disturbance, Distraction and Disorder. Truth be told; we already live in a disruptive world. A text comes in and you answer it. During a dinner conversation, you take an Instagram of your food. If a meeting is boring, you turn to your phone or...
Meeting Planners: Keep Calm and Carry on With Technology

Meeting Planners: Keep Calm and Carry on With Technology

According to a recent etouches poll of 239 planners worldwide, 42 percent view technology as a pain point … even in 2018. Today’s blog post will reflect on the survey findings, as well as information gathered from Skift on this topic. My own observations are also included. The Top Five Problem Areas and What to...
Ten Ideas Every Event Planner Can Take Away From the Awards Season

Ten Ideas Every Event Planner Can Take Away From the Awards Season

Whether it’s the Golden Globe, Grammy, Tony or Academy awards, all presentation programs work hard to make attendees feel special. We love to check out who’s wearing what, which celebrities stroll onto the red carpet and what they say in media interviews. These events attract millions, if not billions, of viewers every year. Here’s the...
Five Technology Initiatives Every Event Planner Should Seek From a Venue

Five Technology Initiatives Every Event Planner Should Seek From a Venue

As a meeting planner, it’s vital that you attract attendees to your convention, meeting or trade show and keep them engaged while they’re there. Based on the High Tech for High Touch: 2016 Hospitality Vision Study compiled by Zebra, there are five things most guests and attendees are looking for from any venue. Five Technology...
10 Powerful Ways to Make Presentations Look More Professional

10 Powerful Ways to Make Presentations Look More Professional

Whether you use PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote or some other presentation platform, it’s important to follow guidelines that will reinforce your message and connect with audience members. Below are 10 tips and tricks to keep your presentation clean, clear and, most important, effective — ultimately driving attendees toward the action you want them to complete.  ...