4 Crucial Things To Remember When Designing An Event Presentation by @PurplePatchGRP


Presentations have been around for a long time. In fact, it is difficult to see someone that does not relate to the feeling of getting stuck in a room, then seeing a presenter slowly flip through different slides. Not only is that not an entertaining way to share information, unfortunately, it can also be a great way to put an audience to sleep. All event planners know the importance of drawing the attention of an audience using compelling information.

The Ultimate Party Planning Checklist Template

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Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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Want to Boost Employee Morale? Try Incentive Travel.


Employee engagement is the backbone of any company. They are why your company thrives, and in some cases, why your company struggles. Employee morale is more important than it ever was before. Keeping your people happy can mean better performance and ultimately a better bottom line.

2020 Event Marketing Trends: What Will The New Year Bring?

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It’s time to dive deep into the world of 2020 event marketing trends! Because it’s December, the next episodes of #EventIcons will focus on what’s to come. And, of course, what these trends mean for our industry.

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

How to Use Social Media to Improve Your 2019 Events

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Will 2019 be the year you leverage social media to make your events safer, more compelling and downright fun? A new survey shows that planners are missing opportunities to connect, sell sponsorships and build community. A January 2018 report from WeAreSocial and Hootsuite explains just how important social media is in the average internet consumer’s life. More than four billion people are online and more than three billion people are active on several social media platforms.

Experiential marketing: 4 examples of brands that got it right


Experiential marketing is a hot trend that brands are using to build loyalty. Everyone wants to wow the digital loving consumer with an unforgettable live brand experience. In this article, we examine brands that have effectively used experiential marketing to generate buzz and increase ROI.

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Was Your Last Event a Success? Here’s How to Tell.

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There’s a lot that goes into a successful corporate event. The time, planning, space, and money required to have an event that actually builds corporate culture or converts potential clients are all immense. That’s why it’s critical to make sure your hard work is worth it in the end – you have to know whether your corporate event was a success or not. However, gauging the impact of a corporate event can be difficult since it depends on the type, location, attendees, and the other details.

26 Floral Designers You Should Be Following on Instagram


These colorful photo feeds from florists around the country are chock-full of creative inspiration and ideas for your next event

2019 Blockchain Events: The #1 Guide To Blockchain Conferences


Discover blockchain events and conferences happening throughout the world in 2019 and beyond. Includes Bitcoin events, Ethereum events, Altcoin events and more! Some say blockchain is the future of more than just currency.

A PR Pro’s Publicity Tips for Event Planners

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Defiant Public Relations CEO Sabrina Hutchinson shares secrets for getting valuable publicity for special events

All You Need to Know to Retain, Engage, and Energize Your Workforce

The Great Resignation and tight labor market make recruitment challenging and retention crucial. This eBook explains exactly how team building can improve employee onboarding and help you retain, engage, and optimize the performance of your teams.

Business Lessons Learned the Hard Way


Running a business is hard work – there are few classes and even fewer ways to find proven business lessons. It’s a sad state of affairs, but many independent event planners (and business owners in general) just end up flying by the seat of their pants and learning things the hard way. And the only real benefit we get from learning things this way is when we get to share them with all the people who are hustling just as hard as us.

18 Creative Summer Event Theme Ideas for Parties & Beyond

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Is there anything sweeter than summer? The sun’s shining, the birds are chirping, and event planners have more options at their disposal than arguably any other season. After all, there’s the heightened possibility of holding events outdoors, a heaping helping of rich, colorful palettes to play with, and endless summer event themes that promise to surprise and delight attendees.

The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs for 2020


The search for meeting management software can be a bear, and the number of solutions out there is dizzying, so we’ve narrowed down the search for you — to ten programs that are not only easy to use, but also proven to improve productivity and allow your company to scale and work efficiently. Time needed: 3 minutes.

The 3 Attendee Questions: What They Want to Know About Each Other

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Everybody gather ’round because we’re talking attendee questions that matter! So, when you’re putting an event together, what is the most important thing on your mind? Who are you doing this for? And who will ultimately decide the success of your event?

COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

How Four Wise Women are Leading the Way in Hospitality

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The hospitality industry is filled with brilliant women who give their all to make sure every guest has an exceptional experience. To mark International Women’s Day , Smart Meetings has been asking some of these powerful ladies to share how they found this career, what inspires them and their vision for the future. Read on and you may just find your inspiration. . More : These Five Women are Making Waves in Hospitality. Yael Ron, The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland.

A Practical Guide on How to Run Sustainable Events


Is your event truly sustainable? Are you measuring the impact your event has on the environment and your local community? Do you want to reduce the negative footprint your conference or trade show has? If you’re even a little concerned about sustainability, then this article is for you. Event Planning

5 Killer Ways to Keep First-Time Guests From Coming Back

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Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President, Chief Content Strategist, Mulligan Management Group. One of the most effective ways to ensure the long-term health of your event is to convert first-time guests into loyal, life-long fans.

7 Reasons to Consider Hiring an Outside AV Provider

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With so many in-house AV companies consolidating recently, it’s easy for event and meeting planners to feel like the AV company at the hotel is the only option they’ve got. That’s definitely what hotels would like you think, since they typically get a commission when you go with the in-house company. But less competition means service and consistency at in-house companies can start to take a back seat.

Time Travel: See How Six Wedding Designers Recreated Six Distinct Decades


The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s

Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist


Looking for ways to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded industry? Help your event shine with this useful planning checklist for conferences and corporate events. The post Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

Know Your Rights: Contracting for AV Service


Today’s cybercriminal only needs one piece of information to wreak havoc with meeting planners - an email password. Brought to you by: Feeling pressured to use the “in-house” AV company at a hotel? Ever been hit with fees for using an outside partner after you have signed a contract?

How To Bring Life Back To Corporate Conferences by @purplepatchgrp


Corporate events include conferences, client events, internal meetings, parties, and team building events. It can be a one-day event or a week-long conference. However, making the event interesting is not an easy task. With big cities such as London, New York, and others hosting corporate events every month, event planners need to find new approaches to ensure attendees are engaged and entertained. Traditional methods cannot bring back life to corporate conferences.

25 Creative Spring Themes for Parties & Events

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Learn how to delight friends, colleagues, and customers with impressive spring themes for parties and events. Featuring real examples from innovative brands, foundations, and celebrities, these event ideas for spring theme ideas and event names will help you kick off your own event planning in style. Here’s how to pick the perfect spring event name What’s in a name? A lot, actually.

Your Guide to Vendor Management


When you think about the people who are most important to your business, what are the groups that come to mind? Customers and employees are probably at the top of the list, and rightly so. You don’t have a business without either of them. But what about vendors?

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Event Wi-Fi Terms Every Event Planner Needs To Know

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Learning about event Wi-Fi can feel like learning another language. Often when you try to research event Wi-Fi terms, best practices and more you are greeted with technical papers written by engineers. The articles feel like they are from another world, are very complex and hard to understand. We are putting to an end to now. Today we are covering the most common event Wi-Fi terms you should know as an event planner.

Good, Fast, Cheap: A Broken System Reevaluated

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What marketers used to say was, “Good, fast, and cheap. You can pick two.” So, if you pick good and fast, it can’t also be done for cheap. If you pick fast and cheap, then it’s probably just going to be good enough. That used to be the “Rule of Three.” Marketing isn’t a “You Pick 2” world anymore. Now, nearly every client is able to say, “ Yes, I’ll have all three, please. Good, fast and cheap.” In fact, it is now expected when you’re hired to organize an event or meeting.

5 Logistic Challenges Your Attendees Can Overcome with a Mobile Event App


This article highlights how adding a mobile event app to your conference or strategy can help you overcome any unforeseen logistics challenges. Event Planning

Getting Burned by Attendee Churn? What It Is and Why it Happens

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Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President & Chief Content Strategist, Mulligan Management Group. Without fail, it happens every year. A certain percentage of your conference participants don’t return. Don’t renew their association membership. They disappeared. This is attendee churn.

5 Great AI Ideas for Your Event


Hot tech is taking hold in the event space. Are you ready to try something new for your participants? Here are 6 different ways to leverage one of the newest trends in event tech — AI. Take a quick read and click through to learn more from some of the companies noted below. Chatbots Chatbots […]. Tech Uncategorized

Event Designers Answer: What's Your Favorite Statement Decor Piece?


Designers and producers from throughout the U.S. and Canada share how they create eye-catching focal points for galas, weddings, corporate events, and more

15 Social Media Ad Copy Templates to Sell Out Your Event


To stand out in an event-goer’s Facebook or Instagram feed, your event ads need to be concise and compelling. You need to build the story of your event — all in one snappy sentence and an eye-catching image. When you’re hosting multiple events a month, you don’t have time to start from scratch.

How to Protect Your Event Information from a Cybercrime


Today’s cybercriminal only needs one piece of information to wreak havoc with meeting planners - an email password. Brought to you by: Cybercrime. We hear about it in some way every day. It’s always at the forefront of current headline news, yet it hasn’t always been the hot topic that it is today. In my career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, my work began decades ago - before anyone really knew what anything “cyber” meant.

Attending a Tech Event? Prepare Yourself with These 5 Tips by @dancarthy2


Careers are oftentimes forged when people meet the right folks at the right times. This is especially true in the technology industry. All of you who are a part of this industry know very well how important it is to stay well connected and interact with your peers. Of course, tech events are where you get to meet your colleagues and get an insight into what they are currently working on. These conferences can be really valuable when it comes to your potential career opportunities.

10 Charity Event Ideas That Could Change Your Fundraising

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Think fundraising is losing its effectiveness? Think again. According to the latest research, overall charitable fundraising in the United States grew 4.2% in the last calendar year alone. Those and other nonprofit fundraising statistics point to an upward trend in giving for 2019 and beyond. In order to host a successful charity event, planners need to keep honing their business practices.

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