Category: Tech

Banquet Event Orders – How to Create and Use a BEO

Summary: Learn what goes into a banquet event order and how they are used. Understand why BEOs are vital to the success of most events and download a free BEO template. There are hundreds and hundreds of details involved in proper event management and planning. However, not all of those details are of equal importance.

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Best Event Management Software of 2019

Summary: Learn about what event management software tools to look for. Evaluate features and read reviews of the top event planning apps. Before we take an in-depth look at some of the best event management software on the market today, let’s look at the basics of what event management software is, its benefits and how

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How To Decide on the Best Event Technology for You

It seems like every day there is a shiny new piece of event technology touted as “the next best thing” for managing event details, increasing productivity, collecting registrations and RSVPs, connecting attendees, and so on. But with more and more event tech solutions available, the anxiety over which option to choose increases. Do you look

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Save Your Hybrid Event from Epic Fail with These 24 Insights

Hybrid events are those that have two distinct audiences – one live in-person audience and another virtual online audience – and they have been on the rise over the last few years. In fact, it is estimated that 26% of all meetings in 2017 will be hybrid events, and with the rapidly growing popularity of

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8 Biggest Event Trends for 2017

As the new year approaches, not only is it time to reflect on the past year and all the wonderful new people we met and experiences we had, but it’s also time to look to the new year and take a look at what it has in store for the events industry and how our

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7 Big Drawbacks of Event Planning Spreadsheet Templates

Event Planning Templates - Drawbacks

  If you have been using a computer for any length of time, it seems that spreadsheets have been around as long as computers and are as familiar as word processing programs and email. The story of spreadsheets really starts with academics back in the 60s and 70s who needed an easier, faster way to

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6 Reasons Why the Event Binder Is Dead

Event Binders Are Dead

Before laptop computers were commonplace, before tablets were even a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye, event planners and managers carried around massive event binders full of printed documents and spreadsheets as well as tons of notes regarding each and every event. These event planning binders were the event “bible” for each event and contained all

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5 Lessons Event Professionals Can Learn From Startups

Lessons for Event Planners from Startups

Since launching Planning Pod as a beta version in 2012, we have had the pleasure to speak with thousands of event professionals and learn about their challenges in managing events and – for event planners, venues and caterers in particular – in growing their businesses. Over that time, as we have grown from dozens to

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17 Kick-Ass Event Planning Blogs (That You Should Be Reading)

Best Event Planning Blogs

We love providing great, useful content for event professionals here at the Convene @ Planning Pod (as well as creating useful event management applications and tools), but we also love reading what other insightful industry gurus have to say. A great thing about our industry is how open people are and how willing they are

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Event WiFi – How to Get It Right and Avoid #WiFiFail

Event WiFi Tips and Best Practices

These days, pretty much everyone assumes that they should get a wireless connection anywhere, anytime, even in the strangest, most remote of places. Case in point … recently I was hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a friend who shook their phone angrily and cursed up-and-down that they couldn’t get a signal 10 miles

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