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Mar 13, 2013

You don't have to be in Hollywood to need a script

You don’t have to be in Hollywood to need a script. In fact, all businesses that deal with clients need a script for their employees. So if....More
Feb 18, 2013

Once upon a time....creating events that tell a story

Great events are more than decor—to be unforgettable, they have to tell a story....More
Feb 17, 2013

DIY centerpieces: Money-saver or time-waster?

Does it really save money to create event centerpieces in-house? Heather Pilcher, CSEP, runs the numbers for us....More
Jan 09, 2013

See you on the shuttle bus!

The Special Event starts next week, and I've been busy buying new shoes and such so I can look my best at the education sessions and networking....More
Dec 25, 2012

Curse you, Special Events!

As wonderful as working at Special Events can be, the experience has ruined me. And this is because I have now seen so many beautiful meals, floral....More
Nov 27, 2012

Gala grace under pressure

Last week we announced the nominees for the latest crop of Gala Awards, and the reaction has been the usual wild mix. Some people are over the moon,....More
Nov 07, 2012

The profitable politics of special events

The robocalls, the attack ads, the surprisingly nasty Facebook posts from people you thought you knew. There is oh-so-much to hate about a....More
Oct 31, 2012

Coping with cancellations

While I was nervously switching between online news broadcasts and Facebook posts for news about the big Sandy storm, the team over at MeetingsNet,....More
Oct 08, 2012

Write a speech—it's good for you!

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” ―E.M. Forster Right now, I'm at work on my presentation for this year's Midwest Regional....More
Oct 07, 2012

Write a Speech—It's Good for You!

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” ―E.M. Forster Right now, I'm at work on my presentation for this year's Midwest Regional....More
Sep 18, 2012

With apologies to Ducky and Bob!

I had so much fun putting together our where were you in '82" story. As Special Events celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, we've been taking....More
Sep 12, 2012

Want a better body? Work a special event.

My favorite Facebook post of the month came from Katherine McCommon, vice president of regional operations at Intelligent Lighting Design of Austin,....More
Aug 29, 2012

I know what you did last business trip

I know your trips on business for conventions and trade shows are packed solid with productive meetings and hard work. But most people think you....More
Aug 15, 2012

Caterers, competition and copper pots

One of the most interesting discussions I heard at ISES Eventworld 2012 in Dallas wasn't one of the formal presentations. Instead, it came up in....More
Aug 08, 2012

Winning with Bonny

My favorite acceptance speech at the ISES Esprit Awards on Saturday was delivered by Bonny Katzman, head of Boston's BK Design, as she accepted the....More
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