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Meetings & Conferences

Food and Entertainment: Maui

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If you are an event planner that has destination management as one of their available skills and expertise, it’s more than likely that you’ll find yourself planning a trip to Maui or one of the other Hawaiian islands at one time or another. Hawaii is an ideal event destination for multiple reasons: The weather is nice much of the year It is a tropical location,…

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The Special Event 2016

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This year The Special Event was held in Orlando, Florida. Although the weather wasn’t as warm as I’d hoped for, the show was everything I expected and more. I have a passion for décor and the more over-the-top and grand, the better. I was not disappointed with the events or during my time on the trade show floor. From the trends I was seeing, it…

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iBeacons and Events

iBeacons for Events

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What you need to know about using iBeacon tech for attendee engagement The event industry is constantly changing and evolving in order to provide an improved, more engaging audience and attendee experience. One result of such endeavors is the adoption of iBeacons. You’ve likely heard this buzzword in recent months as iBeacons are being incorporated at trade shows, business conferences, conventions, and meetings. With this…

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Healthy Snack Alternatives

Healthy Event Snacks

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Ideas for healthy food stations and snacks for your next meeting or conference Eating healthy during long meetings and conferences can be a struggle. It’s easy to grab whatever is presented throughout the day whether it’s a cookie, bag of chips, or doughnut. Sugary and carb-loaded food options can leave attendees feeling bloated or sluggish. In order to keep the energy high, offer healthier food…

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Persevering Through Low Event Attendance

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How to handle a less than expected attendance at your events Estimating the amount of attendees for your event can be a stressful experience. Overestimate and food can go to waste, the room can look empty, and you may be left with an abundance of event swag that was specific to that event only. Underestimate and you may be left with hungry guests, a lack…

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Interise 2015

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A business development conference produced by InnovativEvents in Dallas, Texas This past week, I jumped in my car and headed down to the “Lone Star State” to produce a business development conference. Welcomed by warm weather and a beautiful event venue, I was ready to get down to the Event Producer grind. The event was held at Omni Park West hotel. This hotel can accommodate…

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Presentations with a Twist: PowerPoint Karaoke Style

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Original photo by Morgan Sessions PowerPoint has become ubiquitous in business and meeting presentations. A new company exercise called “PowerPoint Karaoke” or “battle decks”, takes presentations to a new level to reduce worker stress and tackle the fear often associated with presenting. In this unique and fun presentation method, presenters stand at the front of the audience after just receiving the topic of their discussion….

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