Category Archives: Planner

Think Like a Kindergarten Teacher

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Variety, interaction and physical movement resonate with attendees Tired of talking heads at the lectern? Wondering how to promote deeper learning at your meetings and events? Attendees at the Americas Connect conference, hosted in April by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), heard some unconventional advice on how to engage their audience: Think like…

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The Ultimate Accommodation Checklist

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There are tons of moving parts when planning a meeting or an event—so many that skipping a beat almost seems inevitable. However, accommodating special needs is one area where you really can’t be careless. Planners are held responsible for considering and planning for all types of accommodations. Be sure to survey attendees during registration so…

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Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation

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Advice for the next generation planning a hospitality career The event and hospitality industry has come a long way. Over the last few decades, the profession has grown more complicated, goal-oriented and, well, professional than ever before. As a new generation joins the ranks of planners, managers, hoteliers and suppliers, it is our turn to…

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What Google and WWE can Teach Event Planners About Effective CSR

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In 2015, Google launched its Building a Better Bay Area campaign by investing more than $5 million into non-profit organizations in the area, with a unique twist. Rather than allocating the money themselves, the company installed large, interactive posters in public places, allowing the general public to decide where to send the money. This allowed people…

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Bibles are Disappearing from Hotel Rooms—What Planners Need to Know

Bibles are Disappearing from Hotel Rooms: What Planners Need to Know

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Religion is a very tricky topic in modern America. Ideally, there would be a simple way to make everyone feel accepted and accommodated. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Event professions are tasked with tactfully balancing appeasing non-religious individuals and those who practice a wide variety of religions. An enduring symbol of religion in the United…

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How to Find the Right Event Entertainment

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Finding the best event entertainment can be tricky. When evaluating your options, it’s important to maintain fundamental considerations, such as budget, timeliness and convenience. But there are some additional factors to assess, as well. For instance, corporate culture and client preferences are major aspects. Ultimately, the process can seem overwhelming, even to an expert planner….

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5 Benefits of Holding Events at Unique Venues

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People most often remember special moments or experiences based on an impression. For planners, leaving a lasting impression on meeting participants isn’t always easy to do, though, and can require some important strategizing. Holding an event at an interesting museum, theater or sports facility offers a unique experience that makes for a very memorable meeting….

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Working with a Seasoned Professional Speaker

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How do you know that you’re bringing in somebody to speak to your audience who’s going to do the right job, deliver the right message and offer take-home value? In short, how do you know when you’re working with a seasoned pro? While there’s no foolproof way to know, here are ten signs that the…

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