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Jun 26, 2013

5 must-haves for flawless ground transportation

The decor is in place, the appetizers are ready and the program is about to begin … the only thing missing are your guests! All event....More
Jun 11, 2013

How to 'weatherproof' your event

Every event organizer’s most unwanted party-crasher is bad weather. So, what steps do you need to take to prevent bad weather from raining on your....More
Jun 04, 2013

8 technologies all event planners must embrace

Here are eight essential tech tools you need at your event--and several you should start using beforehand--to make speakers most effective....More
May 29, 2013

Go wide: Wide-screen presentations create engaging events

Wider is better--here are tips from technical specialist Joanna Moor on using wide-screen projections effectively at special events....More
May 29, 2013

View temporary power suppliers through your safety glasses

Temporary power is essential at events, but so is safety. Aggreko's Gary Meador offers these tips for planners....More
May 17, 2013

The invitations that aren't invitations

Email and social media are a great way to share information--because they're broad-based, fast and cheap. On the other hand, email and social....More
Apr 24, 2013

Give your corporate guests entertainment that they don't expect9

Corporate entertainment expert Paul Simms from The CEP suggests event planners stop being predictable and start booking unexpected acts....More
Apr 16, 2013

Everyone's going green—for event decor and sustainability1

This linen expert says going green—for event decor and for sustainability—is the way to go....More
Apr 10, 2013

ISES San Antonio puts the 't' in team

You can talk about supporting your colleagues—who often are your competitors—in order to advance the profession as a whole. Or you can honestly do it....More
Apr 03, 2013

A smart mobile app strategy: Keep it simple2

  Mobile apps provide some very powerful benefits to event attendees that previously weren’t available--they enable interaction with....More
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
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