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5 Smart Tips to Show Gratitude to Your Event Team Year-Round

By Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist In our fast-paced and sometimes frantic world, we might occasionally forget to say “thanks” to those around us. Or we do so in such a fast and fleeting way, it fails to register with … Continue reading

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Diary of an Event Learning Sherpa

Post Authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Strategist & Workshop Designer Recently, I had a chance to experiment with an idea I’ve been noodling on. This idea is a twist on a grander concept, first introduced by Velvet Chainsaw Consulting: … Continue reading

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Priceless Event Timing Strategies from Dan Pink

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hackathon Design Playbook: Tapping the Wisdom of Your Event Crowd

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 … Continue reading

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Improving Event Outcomes and Business Performance: Insights from Thad Lurie

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist For event organizers, data intelligence is quickly ascending as a crucial skill set to master, as they strive to compete in today’s rapidly-changing business environment. Thad Lurie has long been a champion … Continue reading

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How Embracing Change Leads to a More Vibrant Event Future

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist Change. It’s all around us. And the change machine never idles. Change is that disruptive, double-edged sword that tees up both exciting opportunities to seize and perilous threats to thwart. Within the … Continue reading

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Borrowing Event Housing Ideas from the Film & Television Industry

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist If you’re an association or corporate event professional who’s struggling with last-minute housing need changes and pesky attrition clauses, things could be worse: You could be doing it for the cast and … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Boost the Value of Your Event’s Education Sessions

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist. For most conferences, attendees will make their purchase decisions based on education sessions. Some attendees view events as an expedient way to earn and retain certifications, while others are more interested in … Continue reading

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An Event Marketing Force More Powerful Than FOMO

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Specialist True confession time: My appetite for conference learning and networking is voracious and it often exceeds my available time and budget. In turn, the “fear of missing out” (FOMO) on exceptional learning … Continue reading

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