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 Truly intelligent design: A tribute to Richard Carbotti http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Lisa Hurley" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2014/12/Hurley_Lisa_Portrait_0.jpg" style="width: 193px; height: 224px; float: left;" />Last week marked one-year anniversary of the loss of one of the bright lights of special events, Richard Carbotti. I was proud to be part of the ceremony at The Special Event just three weeks ago for the presentation of the inaugural Richard Carbotti Gala Award, accepted by his sons Evan and Jordan&mdash;two event talents in their own right.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti#comments Richard Carbotti Special Events Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:00 +0000 21161 at http://specialevents.com Protect your wedding and event planning business with four powerful contract clauses http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Attorney Matthew Villmer gives tips on four essential clauses for contracts for special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses#comments archive contracts for special events Special Events Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:17:00 +0000 21111 at http://specialevents.com Stop asking if your event was a success http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Matt Engel of Attend.com" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2014/12/Engel_Matt_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />I hope that the holiday season brought you plenty of perks, like a sudden uptick in events on your calendar. However, as you worked your way through the fundraisers, galas and holiday parties of the season, you may have found yourself wondering: &ldquo;Are any of these events serving their intended purposes?&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success#comments Event Tools Attend.com Special Events Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:04:00 +0000 21031 at http://specialevents.com How to use a single event to effectively market your event or catering company http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Don't just create an event--create a social media campaign to go with it, and you'll win more clients</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company#comments Catering building an event and catering business via social media Special Events Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:16:00 +0000 20941 at http://specialevents.com The key to longevity in the event business http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Christine Yodsukar gives tips on making a business survive in special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business#comments archive key to longevity in the event business Special Events Blog Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:39:00 +0000 20881 at http://specialevents.com Wedding industry trends to watch in 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-industry-trends-watch-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>PR expert Meghan Ely shares her insights on major trends for wedding industry professionals in 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-industry-trends-watch-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-industry-trends-watch-2015#comments Weddings 2015 Wedding Industry Trends Special Events Blog Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:43:00 +0000 20701 at http://specialevents.com Shape up, event rental pros: Steve is watching you http://specialevents.com/blog/shape-event-rental-pros-steve-watching-you <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Be careful, event rental pros. Rental vet Steve Kohn knows your business--and he's watching your operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/shape-event-rental-pros-steve-watching-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/shape-event-rental-pros-steve-watching-you#comments Rental special event rental best practices Special Events Blog Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:36:00 +0000 20671 at http://specialevents.com 25 blog topic ideas for event and catering companies http://specialevents.com/blog/25-blog-topic-ideas-event-and-catering-companies <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>PR expert Anna Wickham of Charm House shares 25 topics for caterer and event planner blogs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/25-blog-topic-ideas-event-and-catering-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/25-blog-topic-ideas-event-and-catering-companies#comments Catering topics for catering and event blogs Special Events Blog Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:27:00 +0000 20551 at http://specialevents.com 4 modern trends your client expects you to follow http://specialevents.com/blog/4-modern-trends-your-client-expects-you-follow <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It isn't enough for event professionals to be creative and hardworking. Today, you have to be fast, connected and deliver on a dime.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/4-modern-trends-your-client-expects-you-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-modern-trends-your-client-expects-you-follow#comments archive client management Special Events Blog Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:47:00 +0000 20461 at http://specialevents.com When the show doesn't go on: Keeping cancellation costs in check http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Insurance expert Christian Phillips of Beazley Group shares tips on obtaining cancellation insurance for event problems such as failure of a performer to appear</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check#comments archive special event cancellation insurance Special Events Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:30:00 +0000 20391 at http://specialevents.com