Simple Steps for Event Success: Happy Hours

Who has been excited for an office happy hour until you realized you had to plan it? Me (and I bet I’m not the only one out there). Everyone knows that...

3 Tips for Better Networking (without looking like a stalker).

Whether you produce events – or just attend a bunch of them – understanding the ins and outs of networking can be a huge asset to your career. I’m not a naturally networker myself – I often find it a chore to make small talk with people I’m meeting for the first time – and for that reason I really enjoyed my recent interview


Simple Steps for Event Success: Packing

Packing may seem like an afterthought, but don’t let it become one any longer. For planners, it is vital to have a game plan in place, or you are bound to forget things. After all, nothing  is more important than your event valuables being on time, intact, and easily accessible. So how do you ensure


Cvent CONNECT 2017: Top 5 Takeaways

With 3,400+ people attending, Cvent CONNECT 2017 was our biggest ever! Our conference included some great news about how we’re improving our platform to maximize the impact of your events, regardless of their size, key industry trends, and how to further leverage the power of your events. Here’s a quick peek at our Top 5 Takeaways.


Upcoming Webinar: How to Properly Evaluate Mobile Event App Providers

Ready to go mobile, but not sure where to start? Or, already gone mobile, and need to find the right provider that will cater to your unique needs? Either way, you’ve found the right webinar. Join us for this free webcast: Ask and You Shall Receive: How to Properly Evaluate Mobile Event App Providers. Date:


PODCAST: Captivating Events with Cirque du Soleil

No one puts on a show quite like Cirque du Soleil. And on the latest episode of Don’t Forget Your Name Badge, I sit down with Jay Guilford from Cirque du Soleil SPARK Sessions to talk about bringing the magic of Cirque to the world of corporate events. Help us grow Don’t Forget Your Name Badge!  Share the show


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3 Steps to Securing the Perfect Keynote Speaker

If you’ve been searching high and low for the perfect keynote speaker, you’re not alone. It’ may seem easy on the surface, but finding the right speaker for your event is incredibly important and can have a positive (or negative) effect on your organization for years — and conferences — to come. Typically, vetting a


Why Small Businesses Need More Events

Hosting events is healthy for small businesses. Today’s digitally-drenched world may have put many options at our disposal to connect with others, but they are no match for live in-person meetings, where you get the pleasure of interacting with someone face-to-face and making real connections. This is the main reason why events make for a


PODCAST: Attract More VIP Attendees

Want to learn how to get more VIP attendees to show up for your next event? Then check out the latest episode of Don’t Forget Your Name Badge, a podcast about events, marketing, and the business of bringing people together. It’s the debut podcast from the Cvent Podcast Studio. Subscribe to Don’t Forget Your Name Badge! Apple