1. Articles from Christina Green

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    1. 7 Wrong Reasons for Becoming an Event Planner

      7 Wrong Reasons for Becoming an Event Planner

      Are you considering going into event planning? Or are you currently dabbling in it and want to make it your full-time career? Whether you’re thinking about it or are already in it, you don’t want to take on the career if you’re doing it for these misconceptions. If you think this article is written to […]

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    2. 9 Ways You Should Never Announce Your Event

      9 Ways You Should Never Announce Your Event

      Announcing an event, or making a big product announcement, opens you up to all sorts of mishaps. Preparation really is the best medicine. Try these ideas to cut down on the likelihood of something going terribly wrong at your event. You’ve dreamed up a perfect event announcement or drum roll at your event and then […]

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    3. 10 Events that Take Security Seriously

      10 Events that Take Security Seriously

      Event security is serious business these days. Here are ten events that make it a top priority. Today’s event planners need to think about safety on multiple levels. There are the growing concerns around physical crowd safety but that’s not the only thing event managers need to be on top of. Cyber security and data […]

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    4. 50 Life Lessons Event Planners Have Learned Well

      50 Life Lessons Event Planners Have Learned Well

      Old timers are full of good advice but event planners have a lot of their own too. Check out these life lessons that event planners have learned way too well. When it comes to event planners most of us have been educated at the school of hard knocks. We’ve learned over and over through things […]

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    5. Utilizing the Power of Storytelling at Your Next Event

      Utilizing the Power of Storytelling at Your Next Event

      “Tell me a story” is not just a bedtime-stalling tactic practiced by elementary school children everywhere. It’s a desire that runs as an undercurrent of many cultures. If you’re not using storytelling at your event, you’re missing an opportunity for connection and much more. Okay, let’s be honest. There is no measurable way to prove […]

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    6. 18 Ways to Get More People to Your Fundraising Event

      18 Ways to Get More People to Your Fundraising Event

      It’s difficult to have a successful fundraising event without attendees. If you’re struggling to get more people to your fundraiser, it’s time you branch out. Try these ideas. A fundraiser is only as successful as the people you get in attendance. If you’re inviting huge lists and only a fraction of them come, it’s time […]

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    7. 13 Honest Truths Why You’re Not Earning the Event Planner Salary You Want

      13 Honest Truths Why You’re Not Earning the Event Planner Salary You Want

      Are you happy with the salary you’re making as an event planner? If not, there’s something you can do about it. But first, we have to be honest about why you’re not getting what you want. It’s easy to look at high-paid athletes and lament that your salary will never compare to what they bring […]

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    8. 13 Little Things Venues Can Do That Mean a Lot to Event Planners

      13 Little Things Venues Can Do That Mean a Lot to Event Planners

      It’s hard to impress event planners with grandiose shows. They’ve seen a lot. But for venues that want to make an impression on them, it’s often the little things that do the trick. Venue managers can try and impress event planners with food porn and impressive lighting displays, but sometimes the decision comes down to […]

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    9. How To Get Support To Innovate Your Event

      How To Get Support To Innovate Your Event

      Don’t get mired in the old ways of doing things with a conservative board, client, or employer who’s fearful of change. Present your ideas to innovate with confidence by following these tips. You’re stuck, or rather, the people you work for are. Those behind your event just can’t seem to embrace this century. They don’t […]

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    10. 8 Ways to Jazz up Your Evening Reception Events

      8 Ways to Jazz up Your Evening Reception Events

      Need something new to replace your boring champagne reception? Here are a few ideas to start revving your imagination motor for evening social receptions. It’s hard to build excitement around the same old, same old kind of event receptions but it’s also difficult to switch something up when it is an event planning tradition. Event […]

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    11. 8 Steps To Winning Out-of-Town Event Business

      8 Steps To Winning Out-of-Town Event Business

      Are you looking to win more out-of-town event contracts? There’s no doubt you’re ready to handle the coordination long distance but have you set your rates appropriately? If you’re a new event planner, or you’re new to negotiating your travel and time for work further afield, there are a few things you should decide in […]

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    12. 9 Ways to Increase Exhibitor ROI Before, During and After the Event

      9 Ways to Increase Exhibitor ROI Before, During and After the Event

      Ensuring your exhibitors have the largest return on investment (ROI) possible is just as important as attendees having an enjoyable experience. With a poor return on their investment, exhibitors won’t be back. And without them, you’ve lost a significant amount of revenue and you’ll need to fill their spots in the future. One of the […]

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    13. 11 Meetings You Need for an Awesome Event

      11 Meetings You Need for an Awesome Event

      Meetings often have a bad reputation as a good way of wasting time but these eleven types of actions will ensure everyone’s on track and working towards a successful event. Meetings get a bad wrap: “A meeting is an event in which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” And who can forget […]

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    14. 10 Ways to Get a Fast Response from Your Event Supplier

      10 Ways to Get a Fast Response from Your Event Supplier

      Is one of your suppliers taking too long to respond? No matter what you do are they ignoring your requests? Here are some ideas to get them to respond in a speedy manner. The event industry moves at a fast pace and deadlines and lead times are often short, putting pressure on the event planner […]

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    15. 20 Things Event Planners Want to Say to Attendees but Can’t

      20 Things Event Planners Want to Say to Attendees but Can’t

      Don’t you just wish you could say whatever you wanted for a day or so? It could be so glorious to give back a little of what you get each day. Here are 20 things all event planners wish we could say to our attendees. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Groundhog’s Day” you might […]

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    16. 10 Times Amateurs Tried to Run Events and Failed

      10 Times Amateurs Tried to Run Events and Failed

      Much like brain surgery, event planning is something best left to the professionals. Here are ten stories of times when things went horribly wrong for amateur event planners. Event planning is one of those careers that everyone believes they could do. It’s just a party after all, right? But things can go disastrously wrong when […]

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    17. 12 Ideas to Help Attendees Manage Information Overload at Events

      12 Ideas to Help Attendees Manage Information Overload at Events

      Protect your attendees from information overload, which can cause mental paralysis and lack of focus. Don’t allow too much of a good thing to ruin your event. Here are a few ideas to keep that from happening. If your event is a good one, chances are there’s a lot to do. The days/hours are packed […]

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    18. 10 Conferences That Excel at Exclusive VIP Experiences

      10 Conferences That Excel at Exclusive VIP Experiences

      Do you want attendees to squeal like pre-teens at their first boy band concert? Then consider offering exclusive experiences and upgrades at your next event. Read on for examples you can apply to your events. Have you ever scored backstage passes? Then you know the thrill of experiencing things few have before you. There’s a […]

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    19. 7 Tips To Stay Motivated In Events

      7 Tips To Stay Motivated In Events

      Do you feel like you’ve lost your motivation? Do you dread each day? If so, it’s time you do something about your lack of motivation. Are you dissatisfied with your job and are you buying too many lottery tickets in the hopes you’ll win and be able to enjoy a quick retirement? For most event […]

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    20. Time to Focus! 7 Tips To Crush It At Your Upcoming Event

      Time to Focus! 7 Tips To Crush It At Your Upcoming Event

      Are you stressed about an upcoming event? Is time moving way too quickly? We can’t help you slow down time but with these organization and time management tips, you might feel like it’s more of an even fight. It is a scientific fact that the closer your event is, the faster time moves. I saw […]

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    21. 13 Reasons Why Every Kid Should Become an Event Planner

      13 Reasons Why Every Kid Should Become an Event Planner

      From the moment a child is born, parents fantasize about what career their offspring will eventually hold. Is event planner on your top ten wish list? Possibly not. But you just might want to reconsider that. A study commissioned by the Institution of Engineering and Technology found that only one percent of parents wanted their […]

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    22. 20 Tips to Plan Your Event at MGM Resorts

      20 Tips to Plan Your Event at MGM Resorts

      Are you looking for a venue that can meet your creative ideas and address your capacity? MGM Resorts properties are certainly worth investigating. Here’s what you need to know about working with them. If you think of MGM as the massive emerald green hotel with the lions in front, across from New York-New York resort […]

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    23. Why Complaining Doesn’t Get You Anywhere in Events

      Why Complaining Doesn’t Get You Anywhere in Events

      “Why complain? It’s not going to do any good.” While that’s true of most professions, it’s triply true of event planning. Plus, it could mean bad things for your career. Here’s how and why you want to stop complaining. Event professionals have seen it all. People celebrating the highs of life and those who lash […]

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    24. 12 Things Only Eventprofs Understand

      12 Things Only Eventprofs Understand

      No one understands eventprofs like other eventprofs. The following twelve truths may seem weird to those in other industries but they’re our norm. Event professionals are a rare breed, don’t ya think? They need the stamina of an ox, the energy of a hummingbird, the attention to detail of an accountant, the creativity of a […]

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