Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en Tips on Developing a Strong Staff Training Program http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-developing-strong-staff-training-program <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Jennifer Taylor" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Taylor_Jennifer_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />There are few things more important to a business than a well-trained staff, which is why it&rsquo;s essential to have a solid training program in place before taking on new hires. </strong>However, it&rsquo;s not just about showing them what they need to do but about really immersing them into the brand so they feel committed and empowered.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-developing-strong-staff-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-developing-strong-staff-training-program#comments News The Special Event Show training new staff Special Events Blog Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:17:00 +0000 30131 at http://specialevents.com To Run an Event, It Takes A Village http://specialevents.com/blog/run-event-it-takes-village <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Cattleya Wongkongkatap" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Wongkongkatap_Cattleya_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />Similar to many event professionals I meet, I fell into the industry. </strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/run-event-it-takes-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/run-event-it-takes-village#comments News Association for Women in Events Cattelya Wongkongkatap interns Special Events Blog Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:59:00 +0000 30081 at http://specialevents.com 2016 Destination Wedding Trends http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-destination-wedding-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Rebecca Hochreiter" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Hochreiter_Rebecca_2016NEW_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />Destination weddings continue to be a popular</strong> <strong>option </strong>among couples as they see the value (and adventure!) in taking their wedding on the road. With that, we excitedly welcome new trends as we release our <a href="http://www.destinationweddings.com/media/trendreport2016/" target="_blank">annual trend report</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-destination-wedding-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-destination-wedding-trends#comments Weddings 2016 destination wedding trends Special Events Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 23:03:00 +0000 30031 at http://specialevents.com Who’s Your Customer? (And What’s ‘Experience’ Got To Do With It?) http://specialevents.com/blog/who-s-your-customer-and-what-s-experience-got-do-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Think that the client who signs off on the job is your only customer? Niki McKay knows better</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/who-s-your-customer-and-what-s-experience-got-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/who-s-your-customer-and-what-s-experience-got-do-it#comments News The Special Event Show customer service Special Events Blog Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:37:00 +0000 30001 at http://specialevents.com An Event Insider’s Look at Company Culture http://specialevents.com/blog/event-insider-s-look-company-culture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>“Company culture.” Surely you’ve seen this buzzword floating around the blogosphere and beyond--but what exactly is it? </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/event-insider-s-look-company-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/event-insider-s-look-company-culture#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:43:00 +0000 29941 at http://specialevents.com What’s "In" for Event Entertainment http://specialevents.com/blog/what-s-event-entertainment <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What's hot in event entertainment? Fabrice Orlando knows ... </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/what-s-event-entertainment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/what-s-event-entertainment#comments Entertainment Cocoon Events Fabrice Orlando special event entertainment Special Events Blog Tue, 09 Aug 2016 01:32:00 +0000 29901 at http://specialevents.com A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model http://specialevents.com/blog/creative-approach-risk-management-robson-risk-management-model <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A college course on risk management for special events--you'll find it right here</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/creative-approach-risk-management-robson-risk-management-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/creative-approach-risk-management-robson-risk-management-model#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Dr. Linda Robson security at special events Special Events Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:50:00 +0000 29871 at http://specialevents.com 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>