There’s No Crying in the Event Industry

There’s No Crying in the Event Industry

Listen, I know better than anyone that running an event planning business can be extremely challenging but you can’t sit around and cry about it, you have to pick yourself up and keep going. Just this past month I was told NO more times I want to admit. HOWEVER, I was...

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Sexual Harassment in the Event Industry

Sexual Harassment in the Event Industry

With the growing concern of sexual harassment and sexual assault, event planners are finding it more important than ever to have conversations around code of conduct at their events. Many companies like the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) are...

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Event Budget: The 6 Biggest Expenses To Consider

Event Budget: The 6 Biggest Expenses To Consider

Whether you are an event planner or hosting your own event, balancing an event budget can be challenging. As an event planner, it is your responsibility to provide a detailed budget and manage the finances throughout the planning process. We always like to cushion the...

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7 Hotel Concessions Every Event Planner Should Negotiate

7 Hotel Concessions Every Event Planner Should Negotiate

Hotel agreements can be extremely intimidating but if you know what concessions can be negotiated you can save your clients thousands of dollars. 1. Sleeping Room Nights – In addition to negotiating a low attrition rate on our sleeping room block, we negotiate 1...

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7 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

7 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

As first published in Special Events Magazine. As a service-based event business, we have had our fair share of difficult clients from the know-it-alls, last-minute-changers, Prada-ideas-on-a-Wal-Mart-budgeter, can’t-make-a-decisioner, never-happys, the...

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Important Steps for a Sellout Event

Important Steps for a Sellout Event

On any given night, people have numerous options regarding how they'll spend their time and money. If you're hosting an event, obviously you want more of those people to give those things to you. However, planning a sellout event is not something that just happens...

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Event Lodging: The Next Best Alternative

Event Lodging: The Next Best Alternative

When it comes to lodging for an event, most people automatically assume their only option is a hotel, especially if there is a hotel room block available. If you want room service, a business center, gym, and all the other amenities that come with a hotel then that is...

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7 Tips For Hiring Event Staff

7 Tips For Hiring Event Staff

by Annette Naif The success of an event can be a disaster if you don't hire the right event staff. Start Your Search Early On It's always best practices to have your event staff in place as early as possible. Quality and experienced staffers are in high demand and...

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TSE 2015 Recap

TSE 2015 Recap

I just returned from the 2015 Special Event Conference & Tradeshow the other day. This year (I think I've been the last 10 now...I've lost track.)  I taught 3 classes: -The TRUTH about Planners and Vendors! -How to Be REALLY Profitable -Do You Want to Know What I...

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