Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed Here you'll find information, comments and advice from special event professionals around the world. en How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/how-tap-your-creativity-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Great creative people doesn’t focus on the creative rut; rather, they put their focus on getting out of it and finding their next dose of motivation.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-tap-your-creativity-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-tap-your-creativity-special-events#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show creativity in special event Special Events Blog Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:39:00 +0000 30591 at http://specialevents.com Finding a Balance Between Event Design with Planning http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Kim Sayatovic" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Sayatovic_Kim_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 170px; height: 211px; float: left;" />We all know the two stages of putting together a successful event: </strong>the design and the planning. Each of these components is equally important to achieving the client&rsquo;s goals, but it&rsquo;s important to keep them in a fine balance--especially when you&rsquo;re handling both sides of the coin.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning#comments Event Tools event professionals finding balance between design and planning Special Events Blog Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:55:00 +0000 30521 at http://specialevents.com CORT Rocks Music City with the #CORTExperience http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Erinn Jones of CORT Event Furnishings gives an insider's tour of the #CORTExperience</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience#comments Decor The Special Event Show CORT special event decor Special Events Blog Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:31:00 +0000 30481 at http://specialevents.com Are Your Events Safe? Safeguarding for a Successful and Secure Event http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Michael Julian" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Julian_Michael_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />A critical step in the event planning process is to evaluate and prepare for potential security incidents. <strong>Event coordinators are skilled in taking every detail into consideration, with one exception--safety.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Michael Julian MPS Security special event security Special Events Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:11:00 +0000 30431 at http://specialevents.com As You Start Your Event Career: Letter to a Departing Employee http://specialevents.com/blog/you-start-your-event-career-letter-departing-employee <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><em><img alt="Damon Holditch" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Holditch_Damon_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 162px; height: 201px; float: left;" />Damon Holditch, founder of <a href="http://www.marqueeeventgroup.com/" target="_blank">Marquee Event Group</a> in Austin, Texas, shared this letter, which he just wrote to a departing employee who is going out on her own as an event planner. We liked it so much that we want to share it with the readers of Special Events. It&#39;s great advice for both business newbies and oldbies:</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/you-start-your-event-career-letter-departing-employee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/you-start-your-event-career-letter-departing-employee#comments Rental The Special Event Show special events business advice Special Events Blog Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:19:00 +0000 30401 at http://specialevents.com PR Tools This PR Pro Can’t Live Without http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-tools-pr-pro-can-t-live-without <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Meghan Ely" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Ely-Meghan-2014-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 208px; float: left;" />When you&rsquo;re balancing floor plans, color palettes, vendors and design schemes, it can be difficult to find time to incorporate public relations into your day-to-day routine. Of course, we all know how vital PR is to growing your business and bringing in more prospects. <strong>The question is: How can we prioritize PR without sacrificing valuable time?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-tools-pr-pro-can-t-live-without" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-tools-pr-pro-can-t-live-without#comments Event Tools PR tools Special Events Blog Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:21:00 +0000 30361 at http://specialevents.com The Latest Trends in Drapery and Chandeliers for Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/latest-trends-drapery-and-chandeliers-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It’s hard to imagine a high-end event design with two of the most popular decor aspects: drapery and chandeliers. While each a beautiful piece in itself, together they have the ability to transform a simple room into a dream come true.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/latest-trends-drapery-and-chandeliers-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/latest-trends-drapery-and-chandeliers-special-events#comments Decor The Special Event Show chandeliers and drapery at special events Fantasy Sound Serivces special event decor Special Events Blog Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:53:00 +0000 30321 at http://specialevents.com 10 Top Tips for Ultimate Event Gifts http://specialevents.com/blog/10-top-tips-ultimate-event-gifts <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are my 10 tips to event gifts that cultivate an authentic emotional connection with your brand ... </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/10-top-tips-ultimate-event-gifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/10-top-tips-ultimate-event-gifts#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show giveaways special events trade show gifts Special Events Blog Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:59:00 +0000 30281 at http://specialevents.com Go Big or Go Home: Luxury Touches for Your Next Event http://specialevents.com/blog/go-big-or-go-home-luxury-touches-your-next-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Fabrice Orlando" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Orlando_Fabrice_PORTRAIT_0.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />These days, clients are seeking the coveted &quot;wow&quot; factor--and rightly so.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/go-big-or-go-home-luxury-touches-your-next-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/go-big-or-go-home-luxury-touches-your-next-event#comments Decor The Special Event Show Cocoon Events Group Fabrice Orlando unforgettable special events Special Events Blog Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:36:00 +0000 30231 at http://specialevents.com Crisis Management: 5 Steps to Develop a Plan http://specialevents.com/blog/crisis-management-5-steps-develop-plan <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Catherine Chaulet, president of Global DMC Partners, provides actionable tips for event planners to prepare for emergencies</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/crisis-management-5-steps-develop-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/crisis-management-5-steps-develop-plan#comments Event Tools Catherine Chaulet crisis management Global DMC Partners Special Events Blog Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:53:00 +0000 30201 at http://specialevents.com