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      Meghan Welborn is Senior Director of Marketing at VDA Productions. Meghan is responsible for all aspects of client interaction, marketing and public relations. Over the past fifteen years, she has held senior marketing and sales roles in several global design companies.

    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. 6 Confidence Killers That Prevent You From Being A Super Eventprof

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Aug 26 2016)

        6 Confidence Killers That Prevent You From Being A Super Eventprof

        As we grow and become super #eventprofs, there will always be times where our confidence is shaky. By understanding how to battle confidence killers along the way, you can successfully defeat them! Being confident is an important aspect to being a successful #eventprof. Every once in awhile, though, you may find your confidence slipping. While […]

        The post 6 Confidence Killers That Prevent You From Being A Super Eventprof by Jeannie Power appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      2. How to Use Facebook to Send Your Attendee Engagement Soaring

        Explore Meetings Net (Aug 25 2016)

        How to Use Facebook to Send Your Attendee Engagement Soaring

        Six ways you can harness the power of Facebook to make your events more focused, relevant, and impactful.

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      3. Who's News in Special Events This Week Aug. 25, 2016

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 25 2016)

        Who's News in Special Events This Week Aug. 25, 2016

        James Klein has been named senior vice president of live production at George P. Johnson Experience Marketing; he will be based in New York. Also, Erik McKinney and Erik Reponen have been promoted to group creative directors and co-leads of the GPJ Los Angeles 20-member creative department.

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        Comment Mentions:   DMC

      4. SEARCH Foundation Board Member Application

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 25 2016)

        SEARCH Foundation Board Member Application--please complete and submit to corinne@searchfoundation.org.

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      5. The Balancing Act: Effective Fundraising Gala Decor Design

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 25 2016)

        The Balancing Act: Effective Fundraising Gala Decor Design
        These fundraising pros share how to walk that fine line between 'wow, it looks great' and 'whoa, you spent too much!'

        When it comes to designing galas for nonprofits—which is essentially walking that fine line between “wow, that looks amazing” and “whoa, you spent too much”—Jen Poyer, CSEP, senior special events manager for Long Beach, Calif.-based Catalina Island Conservancy, sums it up best:

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      6. 6 Essential Things to Know About Planning Events in National Parks

        Explore BizBash Media (Aug 25 2016)

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      7. Tips on Developing a Strong Staff Training Program

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 25 2016)

        Tips on Developing a Strong Staff Training Program

        There are few things more important to a business than a well-trained staff, which is why it’s essential to have a solid training program in place before taking on new hires. However, it’s not just about showing them what they need to do but about really immersing them into the brand so they feel committed and empowered.

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      8. Global DMC Partners Focuses on Standardization at Annual Peer Exchange

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Aug 25 2016)

        Global DMC Partners Focuses on Standardization at Annual Peer Exchange

        Global DMC Partners, the meeting professional's one worldwide solution for global event success, hosted their annual Peer Exchange in Dallas, TX from ...

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        Comment Mentions:   DMC

      9. Local 491 Trade Show Members Participate in Customer Service Training at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Aug 25 2016)

        Local 491 Trade Show Members Participate in Customer Service Training at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

        Events DC hosted members of the Trade Show Local Union 491 of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) on Saturday, August 13, for a first-...

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        Comment Mentions:   Walter E. Washington Convention Center

      10. How Technology Is Shifting Event Design — Meetings Innovation Report

        Explore skift.com (Aug 24 2016)

        How Technology Is Shifting Event Design — Meetings Innovation Report

        Christine Renaud is the founder of the E-180 event tech company in Montreal and the woman behind the rise of “Brain Dating” via event apps. She told me that her mobile technology is kind of like “Tinder for knowledge sharing.” To make a brain date, ...

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      11. Which 5-Minute Pitch Will Win Best Event Tech at IMEX?

        Explore Meetings Net (Aug 24 2016)

        Which 5-Minute Pitch Will Win Best Event Tech at IMEX?

        IMEX America is readying its #IMEXpitch competition, in which event technology startups showcase their products to meeting professionals in a live, head-to-head battle of five-minute pitches.

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas

      12. A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners

        Explore Meetings Net (Aug 24 2016)

        A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners

        Diane Tighe (pictured, reviewing details with event planners), director of catering and conference services at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, shares what she wants to know from planners and why more is not always better, it’s just…more.

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        Comment Mentions:   Nace   Duke University

      13. What Happened When I Pretended To Be Outgoing For A Week - Fast Company

        Explore Fast Company (Aug 24 2016)

        What Happened When I Pretended To Be Outgoing For A Week - Fast Company

        Robinett made a plan to overcome her shyness when she entered the corporate world and saw that others were getting job promotions even though they weren't working harder. "Behind the corporate org chart there's a whole other grid," she says. "The power ...

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      14. 11 Stupid Event Rules that Drive Everyone Insane

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Aug 24 2016)

        11 Stupid Event Rules that Drive Everyone Insane

        Just because it’s always been done that way, is no reason to continue the foolishness. It’s time to get rid of these 11 outdated rules and traditions in the event industry. Every job has its stupid rules and sacred cows that may have existed for a reason at some point but their need has long […]

        The post 11 Stupid Event Rules that Drive Everyone Insane by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      15. What Stranger Things and Event Planning Have in Common

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Aug 24 2016)

        What Stranger Things and Event Planning Have in Common

        Sometimes you can draw parallels from your real life to a TV show or series. For event planners, you may be surprised to learn that planning an event has more in common with the Netflix hit Stranger Things than you might think… Netflix has been on a roll recently with its popular original TV shows […]

        The post What Stranger Things and Event Planning Have in Common by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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