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9 Dos and Don’ts of Serving Alcohol at Your Event

 

Whether it is planning a party, wedding or conference, the subject of alcohol always comes to the forefront. Some individuals feel strongly about having none, while others want an open bar every night. The truth of the matter is you can serve alcohol as long as you take the proper planning…

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8 Great Takeaways from National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Even though the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) ended on October 31st, that is no reason to take your eye off cyber security. Awareness is the first step in keeping your data safe. However, please remember that cyber criminals are working hard at all times to crack into …

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How the Repeal of Net Neutrality Will Impact Meetings and Events

 

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communication Commission repealed net neutrality standards that were put in place in 2015. The act, called Restoring Internet Freedom now allows large Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Spectrum, Verizon and AT&T to create a “pay for play” …

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Why the AVExperience is Exceptional in Spain

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I love traveling by train. It is so comfortable and I can easily sit with my family and friends. I can get up and stretch when I want to and there is always a dining or snack car available. In addition, I can take in the wonderful countryside and relax.

When I travel to Spain sometime in …

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8 Great Items to Have on Your Peer Review Checklist

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Many times even planners have very short notice to plan a peer review. This is where a lot of details can be lost and budgets can experience cost overruns.

In order to avoid this problem, I have put together a peer review checklist to ensure your event goes off without a hitch while keeping y…

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10 Terrific Tips to Plan Better Association Meetings

Unlike corporations where meeting attendance is mandatory, association planners need to entice and pull attendees into their conference. Due to regional limitations, budget constraints and members trying to deal with more work in less time, selling your conference may not be a walk in the pa…

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3 Killer Ways to Help Attendees Get the Most Out of a Networking Event

Every large meeting and conference has a networking element to it in which attendees either love it or hate it. Most extroverted participants look forward to the networking element, especially if they have come to this event multiple times. However, what about the first-time or introverted attendee?…

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Tips to Make the Planet Greener

 

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans came together to demonstrate for more environmental action from the government, which we now refer to as Earth Day. Out of their movement, such legislation as the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed by Congress. Today, mor…

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The Real Reasons People "Like" Your Facebook Page

Now that you have hundreds or thousands of fans for your page, what's next? Have you often wondered how to get them to be more active and engaged? 

This seems to be the main struggle with any business, whether they obtained their fans through a paid or organic search method. How do you keep …

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What Every Event Planner Can Learn from Thanksgiving

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Have you ever considered what you might learn from this gathering when planning your next meeting or conference?

Here are 5 simple things we can all garner from this day of food, rest, and relaxation!

#1: You always know the day. 

Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday of November. Alw…

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5 Tips to Increase Your Google Ranking

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Are you looking to drive more visibility and traffic to your business? Duh! Of course, you are! Google recently announced changes to their ranking algorithm that will provide more relevant results to the user, based on the criteria of their search. This new search system will bring fresher conte…

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Is Your Hotel DIY Ready?

Your hotel marketing staff probably works very hard with interior designers, furniture reps and audio visual and IT technicians to provide the best design with state-of-the-art technology, money can buy. When you provide site tours and FAM trips, your staff is quick to point out all the enhancements…

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Are You Addressing the Black Bears in Your Business?

Two days ago, a friend and I were finishing the last leg of a 40-mile, moderately difficult piece of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Even though we knew there were black bears in the Shenandoah National Park, I thought the odds of coming face-to-face with one was very remote and quite frankly...…

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6 Ways to Save on Event Rentals

  If you are like me when planning a meeting or event, the rentals portion of the budget can consume your time and energy. But it doesn’t have to; if you just have the courage to ask the right questions to your boss, stake holders and most importantly, your rental vendor.

Here are some tips I …

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Is the “Luck of the Irish” With Your Business Today?

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and it will certainly be a day filled with good tidings, green clothing and beer. Your town may even be blessed with a parade to celebrate the hard-working Irish men and women who were, and continue to be, the fabric of our country.

But what does the “Luck of the Iris…

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Suicide Prevention: Do you know the signs?

As we wrap up Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect, remember and talk more in depth about awareness and prevention. While keeping a loved one from committing suicide is not 100% preventable, there are detectable signs for which you can start and keep t…

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Alcoholism is a Family Disease

 

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Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is characterized by uncontrollable drinking or the obsession with alcohol. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is estimated there are up to 3 million new cases of alcoholism per year.

Unlike heart disease and cancer, this disease is self-diagnosable. …

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Meeting Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them

 

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Halloween is just around the corner and in the spirit of the season, it seems only fitting to share meeting and event planning horror stories that attendees have experienced throughout the year. None of these incidents are particularly problematic and most can be avoided with good communic…

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Words Do Hurt: The Case to Prevent Cyberbullying

Is your child being cyberbullied?

A lot of adults have a hard time relating to cyberbullying, especially Baby Boomers. It seems that it is harder to take a kid seriously when he says he was bullied online. That isn’t real bullying, right?

The problem students encounter is that, when they…

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Running an Election Campaign? Here are 6 Ways Technology Rentals Can Help

   

If you are the Campaign Manager for a local, state or national candidate, you know the importance of having real-time data at your fingertips and keeping the buzz about your candidate alive.

Given the fact that you are bringing either a few to a few thousand staff members and volunteers …

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