12 Strategies to Increase Attendee Engagement

Long before I was involved in event planning, I designed and facilitated training development for major corporations as an employee and an independent consultant. Through this experience, I learned that event and...

10 Terrific Themes for Corporate Events

Whether you’re planning business meetings, brainstorming sessions, galas, or team building, the right theme will set the tone for corporate events. Themes can also be instrumental in conveying complex information during presentations, conferences and training and development programs. Use your theme to drive decisions about venues, menu selections, messaging, graphics, music, and entertainment. Here are


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How iBeacons Can Improve Your Event

Meetings tech expert Corbin Ball recently described iBeacons as having a major impact on events. But, why? (And what are iBeacons again?) iBeacons are another way for you to use mobile technology to engage your smartphone-attached attendees. This is especially important as global smartphone ownership continues to increase. Beacons are small transmitters that broadcast Bluetooth


Choose the Best Service Style for Your Next Event

When you plan an event there are many bases to be covered. One important base you shouldn’t fret over is how to serve your food to attendees. There are many different ways to actually go about this, so let’s break it down, so you can decide which is the best choice for your next event.


2016 Hot Event Industry Trends

At the threshold of a new year, event and meeting planners are able to take a breather. It’s important to keep events fresh, unique and alive, year after year. Devoting quality time to spotting trends can be helpful in shaping future events. Cvent Blog has been discussing a number of them throughout the year. Once


Set Up a Twitter Live Stream at Your Next Conference

Many of us are always plugged in, and research from marketing agency Tecmark even suggests that the average smartphone user looks at their phone over 200 times a day. That’s a staggering number. And what is a ton of that usage focused on? You guessed it: social media. A Social World Over 500 million tweets


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The Event Effect: It’s the ROI Businesses Should Care About

We’ve all been to tradeshows, attended in-person events and even participated in webinars or virtual conferences. Some of us are looking for that competitive edge that helps us in our careers or our business while others are looking to experience something new. Millions of businesses invest in these types of events each year. According to


Event Horror Stories: One Last Scare

Thank you for watching our Event Horror Stories video blog series! If you have your own horrifying experience to share, submit yours in the comment section below. If you haven’t seen them all, take a quick peek at the videos in this post. Happy Halloween!


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Event Horror Stories: I Know What You Planned Last Summer

This week, the focus of our terrible tale is Stacey the event planner, who flirted with danger by perilously ignoring a critical step during her post-event activities. When the phone rings, her planning life begins to unravel amidst a torrent of taunts and complaints that leave her shaken…until the twist ending.   Don’t wait for


Back to the Future: Why Planners Need Feedback at Every Stage

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 is “Back to the Future Day.” If you’ve not seen the movies, in “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to this date to save his future children, who weren’t born yet in the film’s present, which was 1985, from a horrific future. Confusing. Yes, but