Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en Made a Mistake? 4 Tips on How to Handle It http://specialevents.com/blog/made-mistake-4-tips-how-handle-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Step 1: Admit your mistake ASAP.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/made-mistake-4-tips-how-handle-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/made-mistake-4-tips-how-handle-it#comments News The Special Event Show professional behavior Special Events Blog Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:44:00 +0000 32281 at http://specialevents.com New Options Open Up for Jewish Destination Weddings http://specialevents.com/blog/new-options-open-jewish-destination-weddings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In 2017, customization reigns supreme in the destination wedding market, with a number of rich and diverse offerings taking center stage for the modern couple. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/new-options-open-jewish-destination-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/new-options-open-jewish-destination-weddings#comments The Special Event Show Weddings DestinationWeddings.com Jewish destination weddings Special Events Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:14:00 +0000 32241 at http://specialevents.com Innovative Ways to Boost Your Your Bottom Line http://specialevents.com/blog/innovative-ways-boost-your-your-bottom-line <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Amy Green" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/02/15/Green_Amy_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />The new year is a great time to evaluate your business operations and look for ways to take your company to the next level. When you run your own business, there is always the question of how you could bring in more revenue. <strong>Even if you&rsquo;re satisfied with your current situation, it never hurts to boost your bottom line.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/innovative-ways-boost-your-your-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/innovative-ways-boost-your-your-bottom-line#comments News The Special Event Show increasing event company revenue Special Events Blog Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:18:00 +0000 32191 at http://specialevents.com A Pricing Model for the Rental Industry that Works for Everyone http://specialevents.com/blog/pricing-model-rental-industry-works-everyone <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Every industry is challenged to develop a fair pricing model for its clients. Pricing event rental equipment based on what a competitor is charging is not a long-term winning model. Pricing must be based on a business model, including operating cost, long-term goals and profit goals.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/pricing-model-rental-industry-works-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/pricing-model-rental-industry-works-everyone#comments Rental The Special Event Show party rental pricing model Special Events Blog Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:47:00 +0000 32151 at http://specialevents.com How Event Pros Can Stay Ahead of Big Trends http://specialevents.com/blog/how-event-pros-can-stay-ahead-big-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether you are all about what is “in” or you have grown tired of the latest trends, it is important to be prepared for any requests that come your way. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-event-pros-can-stay-ahead-big-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-event-pros-can-stay-ahead-big-trends#comments Event Tools News The Special Event Show event trends Special Events Blog Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:36:00 +0000 32101 at http://specialevents.com 4 Keys to Long-Lasting Relationships with Creative Partners http://specialevents.com/blog/4-keys-long-lasting-relationships-creative-partners <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In the world of events, the people you know can truly transform your business. The question, however, lies in how to maintain and nurture your industry relationships in order to create mutually beneficial connections.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/4-keys-long-lasting-relationships-creative-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-keys-long-lasting-relationships-creative-partners#comments Rental The Special Event Show working relationships in the event industry Special Events Blog Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:18:00 +0000 32061 at http://specialevents.com New Year, New Color Palette! http://specialevents.com/blog/new-year-new-color-palette <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>With a new year comes the new event season! Hosting events can be extremely stressful and a logistical nightmare. From generating guest lists, selecting a venue and picking a caterer, all of these tasks can take the fun out of the planning process.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/new-year-new-color-palette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/new-year-new-color-palette#comments Decor The Special Event Show CORT special events decor color palette for special events event design Special Events Blog Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:42:00 +0000 32021 at http://specialevents.com The Two Things That Should Happen When You Have to Tell a Customer 'No' http://specialevents.com/blog/two-things-should-happen-when-you-have-tell-customer-no <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While professionals in the service industry are widely trained for the ability to try and say "yes" as much as possible to a client, there are times we have to say "no."</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/two-things-should-happen-when-you-have-tell-customer-no" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/two-things-should-happen-when-you-have-tell-customer-no#comments News The Special Event Show client management Special Events Blog Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:38:00 +0000 31971 at http://specialevents.com Less Time, Less Budget, Same High Expectations http://specialevents.com/blog/less-time-less-budget-same-high-expectations <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You need to create experiences that impact on many levels … and to get it right the first time.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/less-time-less-budget-same-high-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/less-time-less-budget-same-high-expectations#comments The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:33:00 +0000 31931 at http://specialevents.com Customer Service vs. Client Management: Which One Rules? http://specialevents.com/blog/customer-service-vs-client-management-which-one-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Niki McKay" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/01/23/McKay_Niki_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />This past holiday season led one of my team members into her first predicament of customer service versus client management. <strong>When was it okay for her to be a &ldquo;yes&rdquo; person, and when was it better for her to be a &ldquo;yes, <em>and</em>...&rdquo; person?</strong> It is a valid predicament, a tough question and an ever-evolving answer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/customer-service-vs-client-management-which-one-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/customer-service-vs-client-management-which-one-rules#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show client management Special Events Blog Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000 31901 at http://specialevents.com Get Inspired in the New Year with Stylish Design Trends! http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kick off the New Year with modern rental furnishings that reflect 2017’s hottest trends in event decor! </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends#comments Decor The Special Event Show special event design trends 2017 Special Events Blog Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:13:00 +0000 31861 at http://specialevents.com PR Etiquette as a Wedding Pro http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Meghan Ely" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/01/11/Ely-Meghan-2014-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 208px; float: left;" />Throughout my years working in the event industry, I have found that the best motto to work by is &ldquo;work hard and be nice to people.&rdquo;</strong> If you can succeed at both of these things, you&rsquo;ll go far. This is where those good old-fashioned etiquette rules your grandmother taught you come into play through establishing social norms that help us know how to behave in every kind of situation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro#comments The Special Event Show Weddings PR etiquette for wedding pros Special Events Blog Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:50:00 +0000 31761 at http://specialevents.com Special Event Planner's Guide to Inauguration-Scale Events http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>With the U.S. presidential inauguration looming on Jan. 20, event planners can take a page from some of the best in the business when preparing large-scale events. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events#comments Corporate Events The Special Event Show event security large-scale events Special Events Blog Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:47:00 +0000 31731 at http://specialevents.com Millennial Generation Heavily Influences 2017 Wedding Trends http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kylie Carlson of the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning on the impact that millennials will have on weddings in 2017</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends#comments The Special Event Show Weddings millennial wedding trends Special Events Blog Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:15:00 +0000 31691 at http://specialevents.com 3 Big Trends in the Brand Experience Industry for 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Peter McGrath" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/12/29/McGrath_Peter_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 184px; height: 229px; float: left;" />Every brand has a story to tell, and brand experiences are the best way to bring them to life. More than any other form of communication, they give brands the opportunity to craft a more enriching, intimate expression of their values.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017#comments Corporate Events News The Special Event Show creating brand experiences at events Special Events Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:09:00 +0000 31641 at http://specialevents.com