Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en A day in the life of a DMC operations manager http://specialevents.com/blog/day-life-dmc-operations-manager <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As a little girl, if someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I probably would have responded with a dream typical of any child: a princess, a super hero, maybe even an astronaut. Fast forward to today and I&rsquo;m none of these things because as I grew up, so did my career aspirations.</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/day-life-dmc-operations-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/day-life-dmc-operations-manager#comments Corporate Events destination management company DMC Special Events Blog Mon, 25 May 2015 15:41:00 +0000 22851 at http://specialevents.com Time to network … abroad! http://specialevents.com/blog/time-network-abroad <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>n one of the world’s most populous cities and with the language spoken countrywide Portuguese, it was easy to find myself as a little fish in a big pond. One of my fellow CPCE contacts recommended that I join the local InterNations chapter to network and make new contacts and friends.</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/time-network-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/time-network-abroad#comments InterNations networking abroad Special Events Blog Tue, 19 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 22741 at http://specialevents.com 4 proven nonprofit event branding techniques http://specialevents.com/blog/4-proven-nonprofit-event-branding-techniques <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Branding can make or break your event. It&#39;s something so important, but often an underutilized part of event strategy. When it&#39;s done right, it makes event planning that much easier.</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-proven-nonprofit-event-branding-techniques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-proven-nonprofit-event-branding-techniques#comments Corporate Events branding at corporate events branding at nonprofit events Special Events Blog Wed, 13 May 2015 19:52:00 +0000 22671 at http://specialevents.com 5 ways to increase event ROI using branded photos and social media http://specialevents.com/blog/5-ways-increase-event-roi-using-branded-photos-and-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Tagkast founder Joe Matthews shares ways to increase special event ROI via branded photos and social media</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/5-ways-increase-event-roi-using-branded-photos-and-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/5-ways-increase-event-roi-using-branded-photos-and-social-media#comments photo booths social media at special events Tagkast Special Events Blog Fri, 08 May 2015 18:39:00 +0000 22581 at http://specialevents.com Why major corporations are blending teams while blending wines http://specialevents.com/blog/why-major-corporations-are-blending-teams-while-blending-wines <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/Chipperfield_Charlotte_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 177px; height: 220px; float: left;" />The <a href="http://www.bersin.com/corporate-learning-factbook-2014" target="_blank">2014 Corporate Learning Factbook</a>, published in February of this year from Bersin by Deloitte, revealed that U.S. spending on corporate training grew by 15 percent last year, to more than $70 billion in the U.S., and more than $130 billion worldwide. And it&rsquo;s no secret why.</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/why-major-corporations-are-blending-teams-while-blending-wines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/why-major-corporations-are-blending-teams-while-blending-wines#comments Corporate Events corporate team-building wine-tasting seminar Special Events Blog Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:16:00 +0000 22501 at http://specialevents.com The top 10 things to look for when choosing a venue for your next corporate event http://specialevents.com/blog/top-10-things-look-when-choosing-venue-your-next-corporate-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Mairead Hennessy" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/Hennessy_Mairead_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 176px; height: 219px; float: left;" />Conscientious event and meeting planners go to great lengths to ensure their functions are not cookie-cutter, one-size fits-all gatherings. Instead, they are looking for ways to stage beyond-the-norm sessions--the kind worthy of standing ovations at the closing sessions.</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/top-10-things-look-when-choosing-venue-your-next-corporate-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-10-things-look-when-choosing-venue-your-next-corporate-event#comments Venues Special Events Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:15:00 +0000 22411 at http://specialevents.com Four tips for engaging millennials at corporate events http://specialevents.com/blog/four-tips-engaging-millennials-corporate-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Generation Y demands marketing attention, and they deserve it. By 2020, 46 percent of the workforce will consist of millennials. For this dominating demographic a traditional workplace isn&rsquo;t enough, and neither are traditional corporate events. It takes more than a fancy venue to get this crowd genuinely engaged, but tailoring your approach to include millennial-specific features can change that.</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/four-tips-engaging-millennials-corporate-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/four-tips-engaging-millennials-corporate-events#comments Corporate Events engaging millennials at corporate events Special Events Blog Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:24:00 +0000 22351 at http://specialevents.com How to design a wedding using all the senses http://specialevents.com/blog/how-design-wedding-using-all-senses <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>With the 2015 wedding season officially under way, CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings shares tips to turn any wedding into the most memorable event of the season using all five senses. </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-design-wedding-using-all-senses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-design-wedding-using-all-senses#comments Weddings wedding design Special Events Blog Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:54:00 +0000 22321 at http://specialevents.com No, Bon Appetit, you've got to call the caterer http://specialevents.com/blog/no-bon-appetit-youve-got-call-caterer <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you smell something burning, it&#39;s the catering profession.</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/no-bon-appetit-youve-got-call-caterer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/no-bon-appetit-youve-got-call-caterer#comments Catering abilities of caterers Bon Appetit Special Events Blog Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:44:00 +0000 22291 at http://specialevents.com Ask Alice: Top 10 wedding trends for summer 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/ask-alice-top-10-wedding-trends-summer-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><img alt="Alice Fay" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/Fay_Alice_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />1. <strong>Craft cocktails:</strong> Brides and grooms are interested in featuring creative, custom cocktails. Bitters are a must, and old-school drinks with a modern twist are also popular. Giant ice cubes are a big hit, especially with bourbon drinkers.</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/ask-alice-top-10-wedding-trends-summer-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/ask-alice-top-10-wedding-trends-summer-2015#comments Weddings wedding trends for summer 2015 Special Events Blog Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:28:00 +0000 22261 at http://specialevents.com Plan your next event with these 6 cool event start-ups http://specialevents.com/blog/plan-your-next-event-these-6-cool-event-start-ups <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Six smart online tools that every event pro should know, courtesy Janet Newenham of Meetingsbooker.com.</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/plan-your-next-event-these-6-cool-event-start-ups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/plan-your-next-event-these-6-cool-event-start-ups#comments Event Tools Meetingsbooker.com online event tools Rotten WiFi Virtual Event Bags Special Events Blog Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:27:00 +0000 21981 at http://specialevents.com Protecting your event: A growing trend with insurance http://specialevents.com/blog/protecting-your-event-growing-trend-insurance <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Insurance expert Daryle Stafford of Veracity Insurance Solutions gives tips on obtaining insurance coverage for partner vendors</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/protecting-your-event-growing-trend-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/protecting-your-event-growing-trend-insurance#comments News event insurance coverage Special Events Blog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:22:00 +0000 21831 at http://specialevents.com 2015 destination wedding trends http://specialevents.com/blog/2015-destination-wedding-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Around the world, destination weddings are continuing to make their mark, with new offerings and unique ideas consistently emerging in order to satisfy a growing and ever more diverse market. Wedding professionals with an eye on capitalizing on this market will find that it is imperative to stay up-to-date on the intricacies and opportunities available in destination weddings.</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/2015-destination-wedding-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2015-destination-wedding-trends#comments Weddings destination wedding business Special Events Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:12:00 +0000 21751 at http://specialevents.com Top catering trends for 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/top-catering-trends-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Great color, mini cocktails--let Amy Chappuis of Paramount Events Catering share the top catering trends for 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/top-catering-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-catering-trends-2015#comments Catering catering trends Special Events Blog Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:48:00 +0000 21661 at http://specialevents.com 8 things to avoid when planning for portable restrooms http://specialevents.com/blog/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Erin Van Schepen" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/VanShepen-Erin-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />Outdoor events of any size usually require portable restrooms. While this necessity seems easy enough to plan for, there are several missteps that even the most seasoned event organizers can make. These issues center around booking restrooms, placement of these restrooms, and the types of equipment that are rented. The following tips will run through some of the common mistakes event organizers make, and how to avoid them.</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/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms#comments Event Tools portable restrooms for special events restroom trailers Special Events Blog Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 21601 at http://specialevents.com