Tag: Event Management

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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9 Unshakable Tips for Choosing Conference and Event Speakers

Event Keynote Speaker Selection Tips

When most people think back on an event and the things that left the strongest impression on them – both positive and negative – the first things that come to mind are… The food The venue/setting The speakers, content and/or entertainment As an event professional, it’s usually pretty straightforward to get an idea of the

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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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10 Insider Tips for Choosing the Right Caterer

Tips for Choosing a Caterer

When it comes to the things that can make or break an event, few are as important as the quality, flavor and appearance of the food and beverages you serve. (Just ask your guests and they will probably not remember as much about the decor or entertainment, but they will definitely remember whether or not

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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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4 Ways to Make “Event Management by Committee” Work

No event plans itself. And very few successful events are due to the efforts of just one person. In fact, great events are practically always the result of the combined time, passion and abilities of many dedicated managers, planners and vendors … not to mention the impact of guests and attendees. So we have established

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43 critical items in event planners’ on-site kits

Event planners and venue managers are supremely prepared people, so it didn’t surprise us that many of the hundreds of event planners we spoke with have a handy on-site kit that they bring with them every time they are on location at an event. The average number of items in an on-site kit was 15-20

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10 Do’s and Don’ts on how to turn event issues and complaints into victories

Event Customer Support - Addressing Complaints

Very few events happen in which there are no issues or problems encountered, mainly because there are so many moving parts when planning and staging an event. Frankly, any event that goes off without even a minor snag should be considered a miracle, and you should really always expect there to be last-minute changes and

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