Lisa Hurley

Editor, Special Events

Posts by Lisa Hurley

in Special Events Blog Aug 21, 2013

Thank you, Tim

In our last issue, we put the spotlight on 25 young event professionals worth watching. Those under age 31 on our list weren't even born when....More
in Special Events Blog Jul 03, 2013

You need a shot. A headshot.

Yes, you do. As the social media world keeps reminding us, every time we post and tweet, we are establishing our personal brand. And with so many....More
in Special Events Blog 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
in Special Events Blog 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
in Special Events Blog 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
in Special Events Blog 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
in Special Events Blog 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
in Special Events Blog 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
in Special Events Blog 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
in Special Events Blog 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