Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed Here you'll find information, comments and advice from special event professionals around the world. en Spending on AV Equipment vs. Communicating Your Message: How do you choose? http://specialevents.com/blog/spending-av-equipment-vs-communicating-your-message-how-do-you-choose <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Asking your AV guy to produce your content is like asking the plumber to design your kitchen. Content production is an art and a profession ... and worth it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/spending-av-equipment-vs-communicating-your-message-how-do-you-choose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/spending-av-equipment-vs-communicating-your-message-how-do-you-choose#comments Technical Support Special Events Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 14:28:00 +0000 28161 at http://specialevents.com Tips on Planning Special Events in Private Residences http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is there anything more personable and intimate than an event at a private residence? Weddings are romantic and corporate events are casual--there&rsquo;s just something friendly about having an event at a private home.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences#comments Venues planning special events private homes Special Events Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 23:23:00 +0000 28081 at http://specialevents.com ISES Global Event Summit: The Future and How to Get There http://specialevents.com/blog/ises-global-event-summit-future-and-how-get-there <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>ISES Global Event Summit delegates map the future of special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/ises-global-event-summit-future-and-how-get-there" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/ises-global-event-summit-future-and-how-get-there#comments ILEA The Special Event Show IMEX 2016 ISES Global Event Summit Special Events Blog Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:07:00 +0000 27931 at http://specialevents.com Dazzling Entrances: How to Surprise and Delight Event Guests http://specialevents.com/blog/dazzling-entrances-how-surprise-and-delight-event-guests <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It all starts at the start: To put together a truly magical event, you have to greet guests with a breathtaking entrance to both surprise and delight them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/dazzling-entrances-how-surprise-and-delight-event-guests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/dazzling-entrances-how-surprise-and-delight-event-guests#comments Decor The Special Event Show Cocoon Events dramatic entrance at special events Fabrice Orlando Special Events Blog Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:30:00 +0000 27871 at http://specialevents.com The Event Pro's Best Practices for E-Commerce Sites http://specialevents.com/blog/event-pros-best-practices-e-commerce-sites <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether you’re solely selling products online or it’s simply a branch of your overall event service portfolio, an e-commerce website consists of many moving pieces, and it requires both time and effort to ensure that it’s user-friendly for both you and your prospective customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/event-pros-best-practices-e-commerce-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/event-pros-best-practices-e-commerce-sites#comments News The Special Event Show best practices event services websites Special Events Blog Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:52:00 +0000 27771 at http://specialevents.com Women in Events: The Game, The Rules http://specialevents.com/blog/women-events-game-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If business life is a game, then take some tips from "Monopoly," says Tamela Blalock of the Association for Women in Events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/women-events-game-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/women-events-game-rules#comments News Association for Women in Events Special Events Blog Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:28:00 +0000 27721 at http://specialevents.com Top Tech Apps for Event Pros http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kevin Dennis of supplier Fantasy Sound Event Services lists his favorite labor-saving apps for event professionals</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros#comments Event Tools apps for special events Special Events Blog Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:57:00 +0000 27581 at http://specialevents.com How to Bounce Back from a Canceled Event http://specialevents.com/blog/how-bounce-back-canceled-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>For many reasons, it’s imperative for every event professional to be prepared for when cancellation time comes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-bounce-back-canceled-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-bounce-back-canceled-event#comments News The Special Event Show dealing with canceled event Jennifer Taylor Taylor'd Events Special Events Blog Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:58:00 +0000 27521 at http://specialevents.com The (Blurry) Boundaries of Creative Ownership http://specialevents.com/blog/blurry-boundaries-creative-ownership <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>XPL founder Kevin White on the challenges of creative ownership and drawing boundaries with clients</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a 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more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/6-tips-getting-publicity-your-event-business#comments Weddings Special Events Blog Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:21:00 +0000 27041 at http://specialevents.com