Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en Priorities, Priorities: Secrets to Knocking Out Those Long To-Do Lists http://specialevents.com/blog/priorities-priorities-secrets-knocking-out-those-long-do-lists <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whatever the reason, lingering to-dos are the source of stress and frustration--so why not just knock them out? </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/priorities-priorities-secrets-knocking-out-those-long-do-lists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/priorities-priorities-secrets-knocking-out-those-long-do-lists#comments News The Special Event Show Weddings how to manage to-do lists Jennifer Taylor Special Events Blog Taylor'd Events Special Events Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:26:00 +0000 29781 at http://specialevents.com So You’ve Joined an Association: 3 Things You Should Do Next http://specialevents.com/blog/so-you-ve-joined-association-3-things-you-should-do-next <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Brit Bertino" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/12/Bertino_Brit_PORTRAIT_0.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 223px; float: left;" />Congratulations! You&rsquo;ve done your research, you&rsquo;ve networked, you&rsquo;ve met people and decided to make it official and join an association. So the question now becomes: <strong>What do you do with the membership? Here are three smart ideas:</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/so-you-ve-joined-association-3-things-you-should-do-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/so-you-ve-joined-association-3-things-you-should-do-next#comments Weddings Brit Bertino WIPA Special Events Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:49:00 +0000 29731 at http://specialevents.com Don't Do Rude: Niki McKay on the Power of Staying Polite http://specialevents.com/blog/dont-do-rude-niki-mckay-power-staying-polite <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The #EventProf life is a life of doing all the things all at once. Sometimes it can be described as organized chaos. But manners matter. Here's why.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/dont-do-rude-niki-mckay-power-staying-polite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/dont-do-rude-niki-mckay-power-staying-polite#comments News Blue Danube Productions Niki McKay staying calm Special Events Blog Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:24:00 +0000 29691 at http://specialevents.com 2016 International Wedding Trends: Midyear Check-in http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-international-wedding-trends-midyear-check <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As weddings become more of a personal statement for many couples, we’re seeing more and more distinctive wedding styles--from vintage glam to fairy tale-themed. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-international-wedding-trends-midyear-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-international-wedding-trends-midyear-check#comments Weddings destination weddings Old World wedding decor Special Events Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:29:00 +0000 29671 at http://specialevents.com 4 Things You Should Already be Using Drones for at Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/4-things-you-should-already-be-using-drones-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Chris Stoddart of HiFly Photography" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/12/Stoddart_Chris_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 190px; height: 235px; float: left;" />Drones have revolutionized the way moments can be captured and shared. Whereas just a few years ago the only options for aerial photography were hiring a plane or helicopter, today you can get an aerial perspective for a few hundred dollars. With drone technology where it is now, high-definition footage of any occasion can be obtained at a very reasonable price.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/4-things-you-should-already-be-using-drones-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-things-you-should-already-be-using-drones-special-events#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show drones at special events how to pick a drone operator Special Events Blog Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:16:00 +0000 29591 at http://specialevents.com Q&A on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Festival Industry http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Festival season is in full swing, and organizers about the world are considering new ways in which they can improve their relationships with the community, increase their economic benefits and reduce their impact on the environment. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry#comments Fairs/Festivals corporate social responsibility festivals Special Events Blog Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:21:00 +0000 29531 at http://specialevents.com The Key to Staying Sane (and Productive!) During Peak Event Season http://specialevents.com/blog/key-staying-sane-and-productive-during-peak-event-season <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The good news is that sanity and productivity can go hand-in-hand as long as you’re committed to getting organized and maintaining priorities.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/key-staying-sane-and-productive-during-peak-event-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/key-staying-sane-and-productive-during-peak-event-season#comments News event professionals management tips Special Events Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 22:45:00 +0000 29471 at http://specialevents.com 7 Savvy Steps to Plan Your Summer Event http://specialevents.com/blog/7-savvy-steps-plan-your-summer-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The sun is out and summer events are just around the corner. No matter what type of event you’re planning this season, summer brings a different vibe and a different set of expectations for attendees. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/7-savvy-steps-plan-your-summer-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/7-savvy-steps-plan-your-summer-event#comments Decor Event Tools Rental The Special Event Show CORT Erinn Jones outdoor event furniture summer events Special Events Blog Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:10:00 +0000 29361 at http://specialevents.com <p>Erinn Jones of CORT</p> LGBT Destinations on the Rise for Weddings http://specialevents.com/blog/lgbt-destinations-rise-weddings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>LGBT-friendly countries are seeing increased travel and tourism from weddings, honeymoons, conferences, and other special events.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/lgbt-destinations-rise-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/lgbt-destinations-rise-weddings#comments Weddings LGBT weddings Special Events Blog Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:47:00 +0000 29241 at http://specialevents.com Keeping Summer Event Crowds Orderly, Safe—and Happy http://specialevents.com/blog/keeping-summer-event-crowds-orderly-safe-and-happy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If you're hosting a big summer event, you have big responsibilities to keep guests safe</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/keeping-summer-event-crowds-orderly-safe-and-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/keeping-summer-event-crowds-orderly-safe-and-happy#comments Fairs/Festivals News crowd control at special events Special Events Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:16:00 +0000 29181 at http://specialevents.com 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