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    1. How to Find Superstar Volunteers For Your Next Event

      How to Find Superstar Volunteers For Your Next Event

      Recruiting quality volunteers plays a major role in the success of your events. Finding volunteers who are dedicated to your organization and the mission of your event can be a challenge, but using the following tips will lead you towards recruiting and retaining excellent event volunteers.

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    2. The Survival Guide for Long Live Event Days

      The Survival Guide for Long Live Event Days

      Live event days are often long and gruelling in terms of early starts and late finishes, as well as being both physically and mentally demanding. So how can you make it through to the other side with a smile on your face? Here is my survival guide!

      If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Engaging Events , Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required.
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    3. How to Go From a Good to a Great Event!

      How to Go From a Good to a Great Event!

      In order to take your event from good to great it all boils down to whether or not you have what it takes as an event planner to survive among the sea of event planners out there – and hope you stand out from the pack!

      If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Engaging Events , Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required.
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    4. 6 Time Management Tips For #Eventprofs

      There is a reason why when you ask an event planner how they are doing, their default response is “Busy”. Planners spend a LOT of time working – we are busier than we’ve ever been and technologies make it so that even when we are at home, it is completely possible (and sometimes very probable) to find ourselves still at work.

      I’ve always been busy – there is no way not to be in an industry like ours. The real sign of a great event planner is organization and time management skills!

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    5. The Benefits of Nature Based Event Design

      The Benefits of Nature Based Event Design

      Stepping off the plane and into the Pacific Passage after a busy work trip has to be one of my favourite things in the world. The Passage connects arrivals from US destinations to Canada Customs at the Vancouver Airport. Designed by Aldrich Pears, entry into the hall grounds me immediately with a blow of cool air, the sound of the sea, and the sight of salt-bleached cedar and fern-rich forests.

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    6. The Benefits of Nature Based Event Design - Event Manager Blog

      The Benefits of Nature Based Event Design - Event Manager Blog

      Stepping off the plane and into the Pacific Passage after a busy work trip has to be one of my favourite things in the world. The Passage connects arrivals from US destinations to Canada Customs at the Vancouver Airport. Designed by Aldrich Pears, entry into the hall grounds me immediately with a blow of cool air, the sound of the sea, and the sight of salt-bleached cedar and fern-rich forests.

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    7. Happily Ever After: 5 Ways to Follow Up With Your Audience

      Your event is completed and everything was a roaring success! Now that the dust has settled and your guests have returned home, what tools and tactics are you using to foster the relationships you built during the event? Staying connected with your guests is important, so here are some creative tips to help you stay front of mind after your next event. Sending an actual piece of mail seems rather outdated and boring, especially with the direct link we have in our digital outlets.

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    8. 7 Questions to Ask When Considering an Event App

      7 Questions to Ask When Considering an Event App

      This is a sponsored post written by Justin Gonzalez, Marketing Communications Manager, DoubleDutch. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Back in 2011, roughly 9% of events offered mobile apps as part of the attendee experience (MPI, 2014). Fast-forward to the present, and the event technology landscape has changed dramatically, with a recent study projecting that 86% of US planners will use mobile event apps by 2016.

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    9. 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Planning a Summer Festival

      10 Do’s and Don’ts for Planning a Summer Festival

      Summer is in full swing and the festival season is upon us. Festivals can be a wonderful way to bring a community together for fun, sun, music and arts. However, planning for these large-scale events can be a complicated process between the long hours, large scale venues and often times hundreds, or thousands of attendees. Here we have a few do’s and don’ts to help you get started and stay on track while planning your next (or first) festival.

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    10. The Best Posts of July 2015 on @EventMB

      The Best Posts of July 2015 on @EventMB

      Time for our monthly roundup of the hottest articles on your favourite event blog. July was a HOT month. Plenty of amazing event planning tips, networking advice and special hacks for #Eventprofs. In other words, essential reading to become the best event planner you can! If you were busy planning your next event, here is what you missed… 1. Are You Fit to Plan? 5 Ways to Bring Value to Your Event This popular post was about how an event company can serve as a value creator.

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    11. AppMyDay- A Private Social Space for Events [Review]

      AppMyDay- A Private Social Space for Events [Review]

      AppMyDay is a platform to create a branded and private social experience for events. Here is our review. We live in an exciting era where social media sharing and engagement online has become a vital part of almost any modern event. At the same time the question of privacy and appropriateness has become more important too. AppMyday allows organizations to customise their event online experience in one place, rather than relying on other networks and providers.

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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 30 Ideas to Get Your Green Event Transportation Plan Moving!

      30 Ideas to Get Your Green Event Transportation Plan Moving!

      Using green transport for events is a bit like eating your vegetables. You know you should, but taking your own car and having a cookie at the break just sounds SO much better! Green transportation ideas like taking transit, ridesharing and walking routes do not work for all events and audiences. However, when planned well they can be a great way to reduce travel stress and save money. Not to mention create less congestion and go easier on the planet.

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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. How to Increase Engagement at Events [Infographic]

      How to Increase Engagement at Events [Infographic]

      From our latest book, Engaging Events, an easy to read infographic summing up the main ingredients of attendee engagement. One week and 4,000 downloads after launch, we are very happy about the feedback about our latest report Engaging Events: How to Use Live Interaction Technology to Create Successful, Memorable and Enduring Experiences. One of the concepts we introduced in our free to download book revolves around the requirements to successfully implement an engagement program at your event.

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    20. 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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    21. 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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