Tag: Business Practices

Tactics for Influencing Event Clients & Prospects

5 proven techniques for influencing event clients and prospects

Whether you are an event venue or an event planner, prospects and clients are looking to you for guidance and answers. However, sometimes they aren’t always quick to take your seasoned advice. This may be because they are fixated on having a certain thing done in a certain way that isn’t really feasible in the ...

Green Events Best Practices

6 revolutionary best practices for sustainable, green events

Simply put … the human race needs to reduce our carbon emissions from 50-85% by 2050 to avoid an environmental catastrophe (basically making the planet inhabitable for many species, including ourselves). I have recently been talking with a friend of mine, Reed Pritchard, who runs a carbon offset credit company called CO2 Forestry here in ...

How to Negotiate with Hotels and Venues

39 proven event planning strategies for negotiating with venues and hotels – Part 2

Note: This post is the second of a two-part series on event venue negotiation strategies. CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 OF THIS ARTICLE >> Continuing where we left off…. #21 – Customize your event menu Don’t just accept the pre-set menu from the venue. Sub out certain items that are less expensive (like in-season ...

How to avoid event disasters: 8 risk management principles to add to your event management practices

I was talking the other day with my good friend Terry Hardy, a highly respected system safety and risk management consultant who has worked for NASA and the FAA, and we were discussing a system safety book he was reading. He mentioned an example from the book about a 2005 amphibious plane crash in Miami ...