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6 Ways to Save on Event Rentals

April 12, 2017

  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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Suicide Prevention: Do you know the signs?

March 9, 2017

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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3 Tips to Limit No-Shows at Your Event

February 12, 2017

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No-shows and last minute cancelations are one of the biggest worries event planners have because they can have a significant impact on the food and beverage budget, as well as, the overall profitability of the conference.

The average no-show rate for paid events is 10%, while free events …

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Meeting Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them

February 10, 2017

 

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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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What Technology Trends are in Store for 2015? Event Planners Need to Know!

December 27, 2016

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I know it is hard to believe, but 2015 will be upon us in 3.5 months. And with a new year, comes a new plan. I checked out Corbin Ball’s crystal ball for his 10 big predictions.  This blog post will weigh-in on four of them and how technology can significantly improve your meetings and events.…

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SKY ZONE FACTS FOR THE NEWBIE JUMPER

November 15, 2016

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

We at Sky Zone Boston Heights are so excited to be serving you starting in October! However, if you are new to the indoor trampoline park environment, you might have a few questions. And we want you to be fully prepared when we o…

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

November 7, 2016

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If you are the typical exhibitor, you probably have your trade show calendar planned out for the next 12 months. As you and your team gather to talk about the logistics of your shows, it occurs to you that things need to change due to tightening budgets and ROI demands.  

Today's bl…

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5 Tried and True Ways to Promote Your Event via Social Media

November 6, 2016
 
 

Without a doubt, social media is the fastest growing way to promote your meeting or event with attendees and potential attendees. The key is to keep the fire going once the invitations are sent out and use a little social savvy to make the search engines work in your favor.

Jay Baer, …

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How Social Channels Can Bring Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth

October 23, 2016

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Everyone who participates in a trade show desires to introduce themselves to current clients and new prospects, engage with individuals while they are on the floor and be remembered long after the show is over. While there are many avenues to do so, such as direct mail and email campaigns, socia…

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Pros and Cons of Holding a Meeting around a Holiday Weekend

October 21, 2016

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner; have you given any thought to combining your meeting or event with fun family time? Wedding Planners do it all the time – they hold the nuptials over a long holiday weekend so family from faraway places can plan to attend the ceremony. 

The que…

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Cloud Computing Makes Sense for Your Business in So Many Ways

September 12, 2016

cloud computing, hartford technology rental, mulligan management group, dede mulliganIf the term “The Cloud” is confusing to you, you are not alone.

Is it supposed to replace your data center? What is the difference between public and private clouds? Which one should you use? And the list of questions can go on and on.

This post will help you unravel cloud computing terms…

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7 Solid Tips to Enhance Your Next PowerPoint Presentation

March 3, 2016

 

Whether it is an unintentional font, broken link or frozen equipment - a bad visual experience can ruin your presentation, as well as, the attendee’s experience.

I attended a conference about 3 months ago where the PowerPoint presentation wasn’t lined up adequately to the screen size …

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7 Tips to Build a Great Relationship with Your AV Supplier

October 25, 2015

What would you do if your linen supplier suddenly disappeared and closed up shop? What about your décor, lighting, staging, rental, or audio visual suppliers…or perhaps your favorite florist? Would you be able to conduct business as usual? Would you be able to continue producing events without t…

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8 Great Ways Event Planners can Sharpen Their Social Media Skills

September 13, 2015

 

Is Social Media a Double-Edged Sword?

The short answer is yes; the long answer is, it doesn’t have to be.

By now, it shouldn’t be any surprise to you that attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are using social media at your conference whether you are involved in the process or not. An…

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Over-the-Top Birthday Parties are Available at Sky Zone!

May 24, 2015

TAKE YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY TO THE SKY!

Throw your child the best party ever at Sky Zone Boston Heights! Your kids and their friends will experience jumping, flying and flipping on our wall-to-wall indoor trampoline courts.

Sky Zone Boston Heights makes it easy. Bring the kids and we do t…

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5 Key Benefits of Establishing a Long-Term Rental Relationship

May 23, 2015

 

In today’s fast paced eRFP and digital proposal world, is “long term” a dead phrase?

I think not.

There are many benefits in sticking with one vendor over the course of several years.  Whether it is for business continuity, litigation support or training services – having a su…

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Before Incorporating Event Technology, Answer These 4 Simple Questions

May 16, 2015

 

Many of my planning colleagues are both interested and anxious about interactive technology tools for their series of meetings and events. The C-Suite wants to look sharp and hip; the manager want to keep the budget under wraps and the planner wants to look good.

So given this complex s…

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What You Should Know Before Buying or Renting a TV

May 11, 2015

Does it make sense for you to buy or rent your next TV? Well, that depends on a lot of factors. Don’t get caught up in the buy-to-rent ratio or the tax benefits of depreciation, because the reality is most of those tables were set up when technology changed every 3-5 years. This isn’t the case a…

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14 Terrific Ways to Use Twitter for Your Next Product Launching Event

May 3, 2015

 

If your company is planning on launching a new product or service this year, Twitter is one way you can keep your face-to-face attendees engaged and involve your virtual audience without immense expense or fanfare.   

Below are 14 effective ways to use Twitter as a marketing tool from…

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Tablet or Laptop: What Makes Sense For Your Event

May 2, 2015

 

As a meeting planner, you have decided it is time to get rid of your conference binders.

As an exhibitor, you are going to eliminate all marketing materials.

As a speaker, you have made the decision to go completely green.

With cloud computing alternatives being free (or a private…

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