Smart Speaker Tip Series Plus a Conversation with Futurist Mike Walsh – The VIP Lounge

This edition of the VIP Lounge dives into a brilliant way to prep your event speakers–while also educating your attendees–and an interesting chat with a futurist.

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Join Our Growing Community of Event Experience Designers — The VIP Lounge

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Last week, something remarkable happened at Maritz Global Events’s e4 conference.

Something so remarkable, we decided to share more in this special edition of The VIP Lounge podcast.

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Priceless Event Timing Strategies from Dan Pink

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Consultant

Many have heard about the best-selling book by Dan Pink: WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.  (If this title is new to you, this post provides a quick recap.)

This past week, hundreds of event executives attending Maritz Global Events’s e4 conference in Anaheim were treated to WHEN takeaways, carefully tailored for the events industry by keynoter Dan Pink.

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A Clever Tactic from the Van Halen Contract Playbook

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Strategist & Workshop Designer

No doubt, many have heard tales of the rock band Van Halen’s requests for M&Ms in their dressing room.

I heard them, too, but I never grasped the brilliant WHY behind this – until now.

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Unleashing Human Gifts to Improve Your Events – The VIP Lounge

“How do we make the realm of human endeavor ever more productive, ever more creative, ever more fulfilling?”

That mission threads throughout Polly LaBarre’s career, our guest on this edition of The VIP Lounge podcast.

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Why Project Management is More Important Than You Think

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Sometimes we can’t see the forest through the trees. We forget how incredible we are as a whole because we are so steeped in the weeds of our everyday existence.

Keeping a plethora of tasks moving at the right pace, in the right order, while simultaneously producing an event, is one of the most challenging aspects of planning. The need for efficient methodologies is critical to the success of managing any project, especially a project like planning a major event.

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The Future of Livestreaming Events & Online Engagement

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Our work culture has become far more virtual than ever before. With so many people working from remote locations and travel being more difficult given the distances from which people work, streaming events and having those events be interactive is a huge horizon line for event planners.

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How P.E.O. Event Strategies Nurture Vibrant Communities – The VIP Lounge

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In this podcast, we take a closer look at P.E.O., a remarkable organization that started with seven young women in 1869 and now has nearly 230,000 members across the United States and Canada.

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Hackathon Design Playbook: Tapping the Wisdom of Your Event Crowd

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Gather four teams of smart people in a space wired for creative thinking. Put a complex challenge before them, with helpful tools for their problem-solving journey plus a chance to compete for a cool prize. Then step back and watch the amazing solutions they create.

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Stepping Up Your Event Gift-Giving Strategy – The VIP Lounge

event giftGift-giving is the theme for this podcast episode, as we explore smart ways to shower your event guests, speakers, and staff with gifts they’ll appreciate and remember for years to come.

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