Tag: Event Vendors

9 Event Security Tips That Can Save You from Disaster

“Event security … the service everyone wants and no one wants to pay for.” This was one of the replies I recently received when I started a group discussion on LinkedIn about the current state of event security. Often we as event professionals think of the attendee experience first – like food-and-beverage, venue location, speaker ...

Event Planner Holiday Poem - Twas the Day Before the Big Event

“Twas the Day Before the Big Event” – A Holiday Poem for Event Planners [Infographic]

We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and thank event professionals especially for bringing such joy and cheer to people throughout the year through your events. With that said, here is our holiday poem for event planners, with all apologizes to Clement Clarke Moore, author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.   ...

Event Keynote Speaker Selection Tips

9 Unshakable Tips for Choosing Conference and Event Speakers

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 ...

Tips for Choosing a Caterer

10 Insider Tips for Choosing the Right 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. A lot is riding on your decision of which caterer to hire, and if you think this decision really isn’t that important, look at it ...

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 ...

Event WiFi Tips and Best Practices

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

These days, pretty much everyone assumes that they should get a wireless connection anywhere, anytime, even in the strangest 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 into some deep, ...

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 ...