Category Archives: Event Design

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

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

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

Gift-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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Event Experience Design Superheroes – The VIP Lounge

Experience design is the theme running across this entire podcast episode, which features two experience design superheroes who share a wealth of priceless insights with us.

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Throttling Up Event Engagement & Innovation

5 Questions for Jamie Murdock, VP Sales at Experient A savvy leader who is adept at tapping the wisdom of a crowd to solve complex problems. A creative thinker who asks smart questions and listens intently. A tireless advocate for … Continue reading

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How Smarter Questions Drive Bigger and Better Event Improvements

Questions bubble up for event professionals all the time, but many go unasked even when they can lead to event improvements…

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Hackathons Deconstructed & Event Hot Topics – The VIP Lounge

In this episode of The VIP Lounge podcast, we’re tackling an array of challenges that are top-of-mind for event organizers, but before we do…

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Perfect Timing: Seizing the Best ‘When’ for Event Guest Experiences

Dan Pink is one of my favorite non-fiction authors. It started in 2006, with A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. Filled with fascinating stories about advances made by right-brain, creative types, this book prompted a major … Continue reading

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Epiphanies from a Rare Offsite Event Stay

PCMA Convening Leaders is one of my favorite industry events. While I enjoy other conferences, Convening Leaders continues to be my top pick because it aligns with who I am and who I’m striving to become. I also appreciate how … Continue reading

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