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Dreamforce Recap: Survey Says…It Was a Hit!

What do surveys, tie dye and Salesforce have in common? Well, we’re here to answer that for you today. The Inquisium team was in San Francisco October 4-7 at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual user and industry conference. We were the crew in purple tie dye, spreading the word about our new Salesforce Integration. The shirts and


9 Meeting Planning Mistakes to Avoid

To ensure that meetings flow smoothly and achieve desired results, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Ultimately, it is the most senior executive present who has the ability to support or pull the plug on a meeting. A carefully crafted agenda delivered at an appropriate venue are keys for the success


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5 Ways to Save on Event Costs

By MarketingProfs When the words “event” and “budget cuts” are used together, other words can spring to mind: “cheap” and “lacking.” In reality, however, it’s possible to reduce the budget for your function and still deliver great attendee experiences. Follow these 5 tips to save on event costs: Be open-minded. Just because a conference is traditionally


Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)

One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn’t wait to leave our parents’ homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of


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RFP Sourcing and Best Practices: Communication

Effective communication is key to building a trusting relationship between you and your suppliers, increasing your RFP response rates, and securing the best venue for your meetings and events.Handshake Here are a few tips for effective communication throughout the RFP process: Be up front with potential suppliers Don’t hold back information or try to play


Event Budgeting: 9 More Tips for Avoiding Sticker Shock

It’s not easy to create an event budget with no surprises. There are often unanticipated expenses, fees and incidentals that can add up quickly. Here are some important costs to keep in mind to avoid sticker shock. Wi-Fi Don’t assume that this is included. Wi-Fi costs need to be clarified for both guests rooms and


4 Kickstarters for Creating “Wow” (Without Breaking the Bank)

When the sky’s the limit for your budget, creating “wow” moments at your meeting is more a matter of imagination and logistics than anything else. But for the vast majority of meeting professionals who find the pressure is always on to exceed expectations and deliver a truly memorable event while working with a tight budget,


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3 Ways To Add Instagramable Moments To Your Event

In an earlier post, we looked at the social media platforms currently being used by our next generation of attendees. Knowing about these platforms is valuable to the event organizer. Knowing how people are using these platforms is equally important. Few event organizers have the resources to jump on every new app that comes out.


3 Things To Consider for App Development

So, you have decided to join the over 1 million apps out there, and develop a new app for your event. Great, but how do you get started? Here are a few things to consider when you are developing your app. What are you trying to solve? The app you develop should actually solve something