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    1. How to Get Over an Unsuccessful Event

      How to Get Over an Unsuccessful Event

      We’ve all felt it: the gut sinking feeling that comes from planning an event that turns out to be a flop. There is nothing more devastating for an #eventprof than to put countless hours of work and ingenuity into crafting a valuable experience for your client and their attendees, only to feel when all’s said and done, as if your work wasn’t good enough. I’ve been a part of a few unsuccessful events in my day, and I am not ashamed to admit that it took me some time to get over each one.

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    2. Are Event Planners Born or Made?

      Are Event Planners Born or Made?

      The old ‘nature vs nurture’ argument rattles on, but what does this mean in terms of event planners? Are #Eventprofs born or are they made? In the Blood My father has always been an organizer; enjoying organizing his company annual dinners and fundraising and community events for the Rotary Club in his spare time. Over the last 11 years he has also jumped at any opportunity to help out at the live events and conferences we run (unpaid!

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    3. How Micro Moments are Changing Attendee Behavior

      How Micro Moments are Changing Attendee Behavior

      This is a sponsored post written by Nishita Jain, Sr.Director of Digital Marketing, a2z, Inc. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. As mobile devices continue to blur the boundaries between the event attendees’ personal and professional lives, we are seeing a fundamental shift in how they consume and interact with an event’s updates and information to plan ahead.

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    4. How to Attract Influencers to Your Annual Meeting

      How to Attract Influencers to Your Annual Meeting

      Good word-of-mouth marketing draws a crowd and industry bloggers are well-situated to get your meeting some attention, but how do you get theirs? Before you can attract them you want to know who they are and their topic of choice. Just because they are top bloggers in your industry doesn’t mean you want them covering your meeting (What if their specialty is revealing areas of egregious expense? Is this the kind of person you want milling around your buffet?).

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    5. 7 Effective Ways to Increase Participation at Your Events

      7 Effective Ways to Increase Participation at Your Events

      Want to improve learning, connection, engagement, and action outcomes at your meetings? Then use a process that requires and supports purposeful participant activity! When people are actively involved in their learning they learn more, and retain what they learn longer and more accurately. And when you eliminate attendees by turning them into participants in your meeting sessions, they connect more effectively with their peers, at a much higher rate than at conventional events.

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    6. What Type of Event Planner Do You Think You Are?

      There are so many amazing opportunities out there today for people wanting to venture into the world of event planning and management. If you take a step back and review all of the different aspects and areas of event planning, you may become overwhelmed with how many types of event planning there are today. Some people may enjoy consulting as a living, so smaller events may be right up their alley!

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    7. The Experience Wave: Are Attendees an Audience or Participants?

      The Experience Wave: Are Attendees an Audience or Participants?

      Engaging Events is one of the most useful educational tools I have seen that spells out how event planners can create – as Kevin Jackson refers to in the introduction of ‘Engaging Events’ – memorable moments in time. On reflection, and having studied the e-book, I would like to add in my two-cents worth and critique the way in which event planners can use technology as well as face-to-face interactions to create an attendee Experience Wave.

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    8. 4 Networking Hacks For #EventProfs

      4 Networking Hacks For #EventProfs

      Ah, networking. The part of your job where you head to events, and huddle around either the charging station or the hours d’oeuvres table, handing out as many business cards as physically possible. Whoever speaks to the most people by the end of the night, wins, right? Wrong. Planners end up having to make huge requests of vendors and sponsors, so building and maintaining a useful network is one of the most important things an eventprof can do.

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    9. 4 Steps to Implementing Diversity at Events

      4 Steps to Implementing Diversity at Events

      This is a sponsored post written by Kristen Carvalho, Senior Content & Social Media Manager, etouches. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. When planning your event do you think about every little need or accommodation that you attendees might need? From accessibility to food allergies to religious requirements and more, you need to make sure that you event is set up for success when it comes to diversity.

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    10. The Definitive Guide For Planning A Fashion Show

      The early stages of fashion show production are always the most exciting, meeting the client, understanding their needs and desires, collaborating on concepts and getting the creative gears moving. If it’s an established fashion house like Prada or Givenchy there are usually highly recognizable global signifiers to play off of, like logos, trademarks or patterns, such as Chanel’s diamond shaped quilting or Burberry’s ubiquitous plaid.

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    11. 8 Insider Tips for Event Management Students

      Officially breaking into the professional world of Event Management can be an extremely exciting time in your life. As a former Event Management major, I know that it can also be very stressful and overwhelming. Here are 8 bits of advice from my first-hand experience that can help you to make the most of your budding career in this fast-paced industry.

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    12. Killing the Cliques and Other Networking Tips for a Successful Annual Meeting

      Killing the Cliques and Other Networking Tips for a Successful Annual Meeting

      For association events staff, networking is essential to future attendance. Keeping returnees mingling and newbies involved takes effort. You want to provide excellent opportunities for networking in order for attendees to see value and return next year. But as soon as they do (return), they look to reestablish communications with their existing networking group and are less prone to reach out to newbies.

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    13. Are You Fit to Plan? 5 Ways to Bring Value to Your Event

      Are You Fit to Plan? 5 Ways to Bring Value to Your Event

      If you want to still be an event company in the future you should start thinking about yourself as a company that facilitates value creation. But how do you do this? How can you survive as a value facilitator? Is it a whole new ballgame or just the next level of our event industry? It can be helpful to remember that there are still basically two elements in every event (or potential value creation situation); the content (or message) and the way this is presented.

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    14. 5 Ways to Shine as an Entry-Level Planner

      5 Ways to Shine as an Entry-Level Planner

      It can be difficult to stand out at a company that has multiple departments and hundreds of employees, but it isn’t impossible. If you work at a large event agency and follow these 5 simple tips, you will ensure you will shine! I don’t know about you, but I don’t think you can make a positive impact until you know for sure what it is that you are impacting. The best way to shine at a large agency is to shed some light on what already goes on there.

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    15. Eventgrid: Online Ticketing Platform [Review]

      Eventgrid: Online Ticketing Platform [Review]

      Eventgrid is an online registration and ticketing platform for conferences, seminars, concerts, tours and festivals. Here is our review. The online event registration market is a highly competitive area which is constantly developing and evolving to meet the demands of Event Planners. A number of emerging providers are now challenging the stronghold traditionally held by a few key players in the market. Eventgrid is one of these new challengers.

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    16. 13 Tips to Keep Attendees Until the Conference Close

      13 Tips to Keep Attendees Until the Conference Close

      As an Event Manager you work hard to carefully craft the schedule for every single event and to ensure that every single minute counts. With this in mind it is frustrating when attendees make an early dart to leave the conference, often missing out on important content and information. So what can you do to encourage more of your audience to stay right until the end? Unfortunately there is not one magic solution but here are 13 top tips to increase the staying power of your delegates.

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    17. 5 Signs Event Planning is Not Your Cup of Tea

      5 Signs Event Planning is Not Your Cup of Tea

      If you are considering a career as an event planner, it’s important that you go into it whole heartedly, with creativity, passion and an understanding that not every single detail you plan will go over smoothly. Event Planners have great charisma, creative ideas, are usually overly organized, and know when it comes time for the big day of their event taking place they will be putting in super long hours, and must have a go-to attitude and smile on their faces at all times.

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    18. Virtual Tickets Can Make Your Association Money. No, Really.

      Virtual Tickets Can Make Your Association Money. No, Really.

      Many associations assume virtual conference tickets are a loss leader designed to build interest and a wider audience. But they don’t have to be. How can your association make the virtual ticket appealing to those with budgetary and time constraints and still turn a profit? The answer lies in breaking down the components of a virtual conference as well as exploring and understanding pricing options.

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    19. 5 Signs You Made a Bad Speaker Choice

      5 Signs You Made a Bad Speaker Choice

      Hiring a speaker for your event can be a daunting task. Finding someone who can speak knowledgeably within your niche and also gel with the vibe of your event can, on occasion, feel like attempting to set up a friend on a blind date. You work hard to find the perfect match, but in the end, the ultimate success or failure is somewhat out of your control. So how can you tell when things get off track? How do you really know if the speaker you hired needs replacing?

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    20. Are you an Event Planner or an Event Doer?

      Are you an Event Planner or an Event Doer?

      Event Planners are busy people. Every event has so many moving parts that it is easy for Event Planning to turn into Event Doing. But the danger with all of this doing is that we can lose sight of why we are hosting the event in the first place and what success really means. Planning is not about doing. Planning is the process of strategic and creative thinking about the event and what you really want to achieve. Planning is creating a roadmap for success.

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    21. Are you Ignoring Half of Your Audience? Event Planning for Introverts

      Are you Ignoring Half of Your Audience? Event Planning for Introverts

      While there are many different types of events they all share one thing in common: they bring together communities of people around a shared interest. For a brief moment in time, a group of people come together for some purpose, whether that is to learn, laugh, network, develop or simply have a good time.

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    22. 6 Creative Ways to Thank Your Event Attendees

      6 Creative Ways to Thank Your Event Attendees

      Your event attendees may travel thousands of miles and spend hundreds of dollars just to show up at your event. Finding a way to show appreciation for their attendance is not only required, it is expected.

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