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    1. 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 […]

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    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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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    6. 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
    7. 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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    8. 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
    9. 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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    10. 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
    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 20 Tips for a More Accessible Event

      20 Tips for a More Accessible Event

      Event organizers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure their experience can be equally enjoyed by all. This includes attendees who have special accessibility requirements. This 20 point guide will help you audit your event to ensure it allows all event attendees to equally participate in a dignified way. At this years Grammy’s Stevie […]

      The post 20 Tips for a More Accessible Event by Shawna McKinley appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    18. 10 Ideas to Make Your Event’s Social Media Better

      10 Ideas to Make Your Event’s Social Media Better

      Social media makes people interested, inspires people to join, and increases excitement surrounding your event. It’s much too important to do half-way. Try these tips to rev up your efforts. Social media is one of the best ways out there to reach your ideal audience for a minimal investment. But it takes time to build […]

      The post 10 Ideas to Make Your Event’s Social Media Better by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    19. How To Meet Green [Case Study]

      How To Meet Green [Case Study]

      This is a case study from Dawn Baldwin, Director of Sales, Halifax Convention Centre. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies. One of the objectives of the 2015 Canadian Medical Association Annual Meeting was to create the greenest event going. So what can other event planners learn from this experience? Here is their case […]

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    20. 8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout

      8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout

      Tired and unmotivated all the time? Learn the signs of burnout and how event planners can avoid it. Burnout is a common occurrence in many creative fields, including event planning. As planners, we run the gauntlet of stressful situations: financial decisions and their impact, long hours, difficult people, lots and lots of decisions, extreme levels […]

      The post 8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout by Jeannie Power appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    21. 10 Critical Tips to Stay on Track with Event Transportation

      10 Critical Tips to Stay on Track with Event Transportation

      Planes, trains and automobiles… just some of the many travel options your groups or attendees have in traveling to, from and during your event. For some eventprofs, transportation plays a big role in the experience you provide to your guests. Building a flawless transportation plan can be a big undertaking, but with a few important […]

      The post 10 Critical Tips to Stay on Track with Event Transportation by Kelli White appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    22. 10 Traits of Amazing Event Marketers

      10 Traits of Amazing Event Marketers

      What tools and techniques can you use to promote your events and business online more effectively? Get more bang for your buck and start creating your best campaigns yet by replicating these 10 traits of an event marketing pro. The web offers the opportunity to reach the highest amount of customers ever – in some […]

      The post 10 Traits of Amazing Event Marketers by Michael Chidzey appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    23. Event App Bible 2016: Calling All Event App Providers

      Event App Bible 2016: Calling All Event App Providers

      We are delighted to announce that EventMB are busy working on the Event App Bible 2016. If you are a provider of event mobile apps we need to hear from you! Year after year the Event App Bible is the number one resource for event planners looking to research and purchase an event mobile app. The 2016 […]

      The post Event App Bible 2016: Calling All Event App Providers by Becki Cross appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    24. 10 Things Venues Hate About Event Planners

      10 Things Venues Hate About Event Planners

      Here are 10 things that we often do as #eventprofs that drive our venue partners super-crazy. We #eventprofs are a little blind when it comes to noticing our mistakes. We see the mistakes that others make but we’re not so perceptive when it comes to our own. And while they may not say it to […]

      The post 10 Things Venues Hate About Event Planners by Padraic Gilligan appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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