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    1. Why Event Content is King

      Why Event Content is King

      No one sets out to make events that don’t engage, they don’t! But it happens, doesn’t it? We’ve all been to one. Why does it happen? With the need for engaging content becoming even more valuable, are we are at risk of just broadcasting ‘content for content’s sake’? How can we event planners ensure we […]

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    2. 10 Ways to Create a Playful Attitude at Your Next Event

      10 Ways to Create a Playful Attitude at Your Next Event

      We know that incorporating play is an important part of the planning process for our events for a ton of different reasons, but choosing where to incorporate play-time appropriately can be tricky. Below are 10 ways to give your participants a more playful experience at any event. Promoting a playful attitude across your event has […]

      The post 10 Ways to Create a Playful Attitude at Your Next Event by Jenny Stanfield appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    3. 10 Event Social Media Tools You Can’t Afford to Ignore [Webinar]

      10 Event Social Media Tools You Can’t Afford to Ignore [Webinar]

      Social media is constantly evolving and is a huge part of event marketing. As event planners we need to keep up. This webinar will share 10 exciting tools all event planners need to take note of. If you are looking for the latest tools to inspire and captivate your audience this free webinar is not to be missed. We […]

      The post 10 Event Social Media Tools You Can’t Afford to Ignore [Webinar] by Becki Cross appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    4. 12 Tricks to Attract Celebrity Guests to Your Event

      12 Tricks to Attract Celebrity Guests to Your Event

      As an event planner, finding celebrities and actually getting them through the door of your event can be very challenging. Here are 12 tips for how to recruit and host a celebrity guest, for the success of your event. Who doesn’t love attending events with a star speaker or celebrity guest? Celebs are, of course, […]

      The post 12 Tricks to Attract Celebrity Guests to Your Event by Kelli White appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    5. The 8 Jobs EventProfs Do Every Day

      The 8 Jobs EventProfs Do Every Day

      Above and beyond the logistics, the planning, the delivery and the reconciliation here are 8 other hats worn everyday by each and every event coordinator. Event management is many things. Some people go into it because they throw a great party, some fall into it from another career and then there are those students who […]

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    6. Fed up with boring, beige and bland? Try these venues from the Sharing Economy

      Fed up with boring, beige and bland? Try these venues from the Sharing Economy

      We are witnessing on a daily basis how rapidly and comprehensively Airbnb and Uber are changing the meetings industry. For instance, at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this year, organisers estimate that as many as 30% of the 100,000 attendees stayed at Airbnb or similar non-hotel solutions. But has the so called sharing or […]

      The post Fed up with boring, beige and bland? Try these venues from the Sharing Economy by Padraic Gilligan appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      Mentions: Chicago
    7. 11 Speaker Fails and How to Avoid Them

      11 Speaker Fails and How to Avoid Them

      Social media, the Internet, and video have changed how a speaker engages with the audience. Your presentation is as much shaped by the them as it is your content. If you long to be a successful speaker, you need to avoid these common fails. While opportunities for speakers are on the rise, with the increase […]

      The post 11 Speaker Fails and How to Avoid Them by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    8. 4 Ways Your Event Social Media Strategies Are Changing Right Now

      4 Ways Your Event Social Media Strategies Are Changing Right Now

      Think your event social media strategy is ready for action? Find out why you need to review your plans today and how other event professionals are making changes to stay ahead of the curve. Even if you prefer analog over digital, you are probably aware of some massive developments happening in event social media lately. […]

      The post 4 Ways Your Event Social Media Strategies Are Changing Right Now by KiKi L’Italien appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    9. 9 Steps to Gaining Profitable Corporate Event Clients

      9 Steps to Gaining Profitable Corporate Event Clients

      Working with corporate clients can be very different than working in the personal event space, but it can also lead to big rewards. Corporate business means larger events, expanded budgets and most of the time higher stakes. While working in corporate events can be a lucrative business for many planners, you need to work hard […]

      The post 9 Steps to Gaining Profitable Corporate Event Clients by Kelli White appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    10. Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events

      Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events

      GoToMeeting, Skype, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp keep us hyper-connected. However, they haven’t managed to eliminate our primordial need for Face-2-Face encounters. The more we connect, it seems, the more we want to be connected and the ultimate fulfillment of that desire is the reassuring comfort of a handshake or a hug given in a real place […]

      The post Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events by Padraic Gilligan appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      Mentions: Emea Icca
    11. 6 Habits of the Forward Thinking Event Business

      6 Habits of the Forward Thinking Event Business

      Technology is ubiquitous and touches every part of our lives. We can no longer rely on “old” methods of planning and producing events. We need to rethink, retool and for many, change some day to day practices. This has to start with the tools we use daily to run our businesses, because digital disruption has […]

      The post 6 Habits of the Forward Thinking Event Business by Tahira Endean appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      Mentions: RFP LinkedIn
    12. How To Know If You’re Getting Hosed On Speaker Fees

      How To Know If You’re Getting Hosed On Speaker Fees

      It can be hard to tell if you’re overpaying a speaker until it’s too late. But a few red flags may be waving in the distance if you squint hard enough to see them. When I was in my early twenties, I held down five jobs simultaneously. By day, I was a First Grade Teacher’s […]

      The post How To Know If You’re Getting Hosed On Speaker Fees by Christa Haberstock appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      Mentions: New York Times
    13. The 6 Biggest Fears Event Planners Have About Social Media (and How to Resolve Them)

      The 6 Biggest Fears Event Planners Have About Social Media (and How to Resolve Them)

      Even if you feel perfectly comfortable with social media, chances are you run into colleagues who still possess concerns about it. Not everyone is thrilled about all things social media. Here are six of the most popular fears about social media shared by association and event professionals and tips for how to overcome them. 1. […]

      The post The 6 Biggest Fears Event Planners Have About Social Media (and How to Resolve Them) by KiKi L’Italien appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    14. Dubai Events: 11 Tips and Take-aways

      Dubai Events: 11 Tips and Take-aways

      Dubai, a destination of contrasts, has earned a reputation for opulent hotels and spectacular events that garner a buzz around the globe. Here are 5 take-aways from Dubai events and 7 tips for planning events in Dubai. Event planners can use them to enhance their own meetings, conferences, and corporate events. Nestled between the Persian […]

      The post Dubai Events: 11 Tips and Take-aways by Anne Thornley-Brown appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      Mentions: Cirque
    15. Forget Speakers: 7 Alternatives for an Innovative Event

      Forget Speakers: 7 Alternatives for an Innovative Event

      Meetings are changing, yet speakers are still the main ingredient of every conference. In this modern age of meeting design why don’t we use things like video, art and testimonials more often? Here are 7 potentially brilliant alternatives to speakers, worth considering for your next event. Participants demand – for good reasons – more use […]

      The post Forget Speakers: 7 Alternatives for an Innovative Event by Jan-Jaap In der Maur appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    16. 5 Ways to Give Your Guests FOMO

      5 Ways to Give Your Guests FOMO

      FOMO or Fear of Missing Out is the anxiety we get when we think we are being left out of an amazing experience. FOMO is a major drive for your prospective attendees, and one that you can easily capitalize on in our social media-driven, shareable world. Face-to-face meetings continue to trump hybrid, remote, and virtual […]

      The post 5 Ways to Give Your Guests FOMO by Jenny Stanfield appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      Mentions: TED Conference
    17. 5 Hot Trends in Trade Shows

      5 Hot Trends in Trade Shows

      The way people visit and experience trade shows today has changed dramatically from just a year ago. It used to be all about giveaways, networking, finding out who’s speaking, and what parties are the best to attend. Trade shows have outgrown most of these areas, and event managers have tweaked them in ways that force […]

      The post 5 Hot Trends in Trade Shows by Holly Barker appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    18. Fields of Dreams – 6 Stadia that Love EventProfs

      Fields of Dreams – 6 Stadia that Love EventProfs

      Sporting stadia can offer #eventprofs great and often inspiring venues for meetings and events of all sizes. Here are 6 stadia that do events with power and panache. On a weekly basis, massive scale events take place at stadia around the world. While stadia, on average, cater for about 50,000, a whopping 150,000 attend games […]

      The post Fields of Dreams – 6 Stadia that Love EventProfs by Padraic Gilligan appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      Mentions: Chicago
    19. 6 Questions to Challenge Your Event Tech Supplier

      6 Questions to Challenge Your Event Tech Supplier

      Event technology can provide a “wow” moment for attendees or a headache. Asking the tough questions of your tech supplier ahead of time can save everyone from a bad experience. Events have enough surprises. Your tech shouldn’t be one of them. Whether you’re an early adopter of technology or one who waits to embrace the […]

      The post 6 Questions to Challenge Your Event Tech Supplier by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    20. How To Drive Event Sales with Emotions

      How To Drive Event Sales with Emotions

      Have you ever wondered what drives our decisions and why customers make the purchasing choices that they do? Here are four ways of understanding the emotions behind our decision making and how you can use this to drive your future event sales. In my last post 5 secrets of successful event sales I touched on […]

      The post How To Drive Event Sales with Emotions by Helen Moon appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    21. How To Think Like An Event Planner

      How To Think Like An Event Planner

      Want to boost productivity? Train your entire team to think like an #eventprof! Even though event planners can often be found working alone as smooth-running, single-person machine, there are many times when it is necessary to expand your team. Whether it is a new member joining for just a few weeks, volunteers for a project, […]

      The post How To Think Like An Event Planner by Jeannie Power appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    22. The Secret Formula to Event Swag

      The Secret Formula to Event Swag

      What’s your favorite part about attending trade shows? For many, if they are honest, it is collecting giveaways to take home. Event swag has manifested into a world of awesomeness over the last few years. So what do you need to think about for the winning formula? If you have attended a trade show or […]

      The post The Secret Formula to Event Swag by Holly Barker appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    23. 10 Tips to Get Into the Event Industry

      10 Tips to Get Into the Event Industry

      Finding a great internship can open many doors and lead to an exciting career. This rings especially true in the event planning industry, as more and more planners are coming into the workforce with years of experience and impressive skills. In order to stand out and get the job, you need to set yourself apart […]

      The post 10 Tips to Get Into the Event Industry by Kelli White appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    24. How The Event Industry Will Evolve in the Next 20 Years

      How The Event Industry Will Evolve in the Next 20 Years

      In events, we always have to think one step ahead. So what can we expect from the event industry in the next 20 years? Whether the current buzzword is ‘engagement’ or ‘event tech’ we #EventProfs are forever on the hunt for new ways to make future events greater, more influential, more memorable. However, we often […]

      The post How The Event Industry Will Evolve in the Next 20 Years by Kevin Jackson appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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