Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en Building a Solid Team For a Destination Event http://specialevents.com/blog/building-solid-team-destination-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Just like its at-home counterparts, a successful destination event requires teamwork--there is no such thing as a "one-man show" in the events industry. With that in mind, it’s important to put together a solid team to ensure that the final celebration goes off without a hitch.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/building-solid-team-destination-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/building-solid-team-destination-event#comments Event Types Cocoon Events Group teambuilding for destination events Special Events Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:47:00 +0000 29101 at http://specialevents.com Leadership Lessons: How to Teach Intuition to Your Team http://specialevents.com/blog/leadership-lessons-how-teach-intuition-your-team <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Are leaders born or can they be taught to lead? Niki McKay of Blue Danube weighs in.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/leadership-lessons-how-teach-intuition-your-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/leadership-lessons-how-teach-intuition-your-team#comments leadership skills Special Events Blog Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:50:00 +0000 29061 at http://specialevents.com You’re a Business Owner--Own It! http://specialevents.com/blog/you-re-business-owner-own-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>So you want to start your own business? Niki McKay is about to test you on it.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/you-re-business-owner-own-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/you-re-business-owner-own-it#comments News Special Events Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 03:54:00 +0000 28931 at http://specialevents.com 5 Smart Reasons to Rent Your Event Furniture http://specialevents.com/blog/5-smart-reasons-rent-your-event-furniture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Why bother buying when there are so many good reasons to rent event furniture?</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/5-smart-reasons-rent-your-event-furniture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/5-smart-reasons-rent-your-event-furniture#comments Rental CORT trade show and event furnishings renting vs. buying event furniture Special Events Blog Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:18:00 +0000 28791 at http://specialevents.com Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Wedding Traditions You Should Know http://specialevents.com/blog/something-borrowed-something-blue-wedding-traditions-you-should-know <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You can expect your couples to be asking about ways to incorporate traditions into their celebration, so it’s important to brush up on your wedding history before you’re caught off-guard!</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/something-borrowed-something-blue-wedding-traditions-you-should-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/something-borrowed-something-blue-wedding-traditions-you-should-know#comments Weddings wedding traditions Special Events Blog Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:42:00 +0000 28751 at http://specialevents.com The Keys to Building an Event Website that Attracts Millennials http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-building-event-website-attracts-millennials <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You've got to get millennials where they live--and that means getting them online</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-building-event-website-attracts-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-building-event-website-attracts-millennials#comments Event Tools websites that attract millennials Special Events Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 15:42:00 +0000 28681 at http://specialevents.com How to Insure Against Event Mishaps http://specialevents.com/blog/how-insure-against-event-mishaps <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In a job where the little things matter, it can be easy to overlook a big detail on that checklist (and one your clients might not know to ask for)--insurance coverage. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-insure-against-event-mishaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-insure-against-event-mishaps#comments Event Tools News insurance for special event planners Special Events Blog Thu, 26 May 2016 12:49:00 +0000 28571 at http://specialevents.com Finding Event Design Inspiration Above and Beyond http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-event-design-inspiration-above-and-beyond <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Orlando_Fabrice" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/12/Orlando_Fabrice_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />We all love wedding blogs and magazines. They&rsquo;re filled with gorgeous shots of every wedding aspect you can think of, from table runners to hairstyles.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-event-design-inspiration-above-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-event-design-inspiration-above-and-beyond#comments Decor special event design inspiration Special Events Blog Mon, 23 May 2016 19:38:00 +0000 28501 at http://specialevents.com Break it Down: LED vs. Wax Candles for Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/break-it-down-led-vs-wax-candles-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>There’s no doubt that candles are one of the most used decor pieces across all types of events, but what kind is the best fit for your event?</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/break-it-down-led-vs-wax-candles-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/break-it-down-led-vs-wax-candles-special-events#comments Decor LED vs. Wax Candles for Special Events Special Events Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 21:53:00 +0000 28421 at http://specialevents.com Social Media for Events: Why and How? http://specialevents.com/blog/social-media-events-why-and-how <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Social media platforms offer more than just an outlet for informal conversation. As more and more businesses move to online trading, social media channels are becoming invaluable lifelines--allowing companies to promote their services, grow </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/social-media-events-why-and-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/social-media-events-why-and-how#comments social media for special events Special Events Blog Mon, 16 May 2016 22:28:00 +0000 28361 at http://specialevents.com Top Tech Apps for Event Pros--Part II http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros-part-ii <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Last month, we looked at some of the <a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros" target="_blank">top tech apps for event management</a>, but you shouldn&rsquo;t be surprised that today&rsquo;s technology means that there&rsquo;s no way to limit it to a few best tools! That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re expanding on our favorite apps to help you through the busy event season--with a handful of other programs for you to try out.</p> <p><strong>Project Management</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros-part-ii#comments top apps for special event professionals Special Events Blog Wed, 11 May 2016 20:22:00 +0000 28251 at http://specialevents.com Tips on Building Your Brand as a Wedding Industry Expert http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-building-your-brand-wedding-industry-expert <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Now more than ever, it’s essential for wedding professionals to focus on building their reputation as an industry expert, which will in turn attract the right clientele and give focus to their marketing and PR.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-building-your-brand-wedding-industry-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-building-your-brand-wedding-industry-expert#comments Weddings public relations for wedding planners Special Events Blog Tue, 10 May 2016 14:22:00 +0000 28231 at http://specialevents.com 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> <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> <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> <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