Category Archives: Meeting Planning

The Most Valuable Events Know What Guests Want

It might sound like a basic concept, but sometimes the simple answer is the best one: the most valuable events are the ones that know who their attendees are and what they want  most.

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Giving Back: How Your Event Can Make a Difference

Pouring back into the community that hosts your event should never be an obligation; it should be a display of gratitude and goodwill to those who have welcomed you and your attendees.

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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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3 Hottest Event Destinations in North America Right Now

We’ve carefully studied thousands of event bookings in North America to identify three red-hot event destinations on the rise.

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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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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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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

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, … Continue reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Event Sourcing

Post authored by Pattee Brown, Content Development Manager What is sourcing? Should event planners do their own sourcing? What is the benefit of someone else doing your sourcing? What is next for sourcing? What is important about terms and conditions? … Continue reading

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