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9 Standout Keynote Speakers to Watch

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur Booking keynote speakers is a high-impact event decision that’s loaded with risk.

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Use Event Sponsorships To Stretch Your Budget Dollars Further

The search for innovative ways to reduce your event’s costs and increase revenue is not a new concept. Neither is the use of event sponsorships to achieve these goals. The big question is: HOW?

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Podcasts Cross to Mainstream: 5 Reasons Why Event Marketers Need Them

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur There’s big news for event marketers from Edison Research in their latest Infinite Dial study: Podcasts have now achieved 50 percent reach.

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Why the Over-50 Crowd Still Matters for Events

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur Have you noticed a demographic shift happening at professional conferences? You might not think the over-50 crowd still matters for events anymore. Oh… but they do.

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Talk Triggers: Boosting Word of Mouth for Your Events

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur “Same is lame.”

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the PCMA Hackathon with Jamie Murdock

In a profession that tends to favor those who pay close attention to the slightest details and plan for almost every contingency, the defining principle of a hackathon is probably frightening: beautiful chaos.

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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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