Did you know that 29% of Americans say their phone is the first and last thing they look at every day? People are always connected and are continuing to grow into a technology dependent reality.
Undoubtedly, as people grow their personal lives into the technology realm, they expect their professional and social lives to follow in suit. Due to this quickly changing way of life, it is crucial that events stay up to date with the latest and greatest. Below I will outline the top 2017 trends for event AV & technology to be the most successful event planner. Read More
Imagine a world where you could spend an unlimited amount of money in whatever store you walked in, or event you planned. Yes, that means purchasing $200 eyeglasses when you have 20:20 vision or spending the extra $50 just to have your logo printed on the face of each M&M. Read More
Did you know that not taking risks is the riskiest career moves of all?
Have you ever wanted to take the next step in your career or personal life, but didn’t feel completely prepared? Maybe you want to upgrade your apartment to a house. Perhaps you are ready to propose and make your girlfriend your fiancé. Likely you are ready for a new career challenge.
You are the best at what you do. You’ve been planning events for many years now and are ready to take on your next biggest client. You’ve even read our Ultimate AV Checklist. There is only one thing holding you back – the unknown. We want to help alleviate the uncertainty of the unknown. As an event planner, one of the most challenging parts of taking the next step is the confusing contract details within an event AV Agreement. Through the invaluable web session conducted by Jon Trask, I will break down what you have to know in an event AV agreement. Read More
The 30,000 person filled stadium roared with anticipation as the lights began to dim. 5 months later we had exceeded our expectations, all because of a cup of coffee and our av quotes.
It all began one sunny afternoon in July. The weather was so nice that the last thing that anybody wanted to do was work indoors. We knew we had an event to begin planning, but that was the last thing on our mind. The event wasn’t until December, anyway.
We had our vendor booked, and as 4pm rolled around, we finally heard back from our AV company. They had sent us the av quotes that appeared to have all the “normal” equipment that we always saw. Eager with anticipation for our afternoon bike ride, we skimmed over the AV quote, signed our names, and made our way out of the office.
Many times event planners assume all AV quotes are equal and skim past the details. In fact, it isn’t until the event day comes that they wish they had spent a little more time reviewing the details. Jon Trask breaks down an AV quote in his webinar about Contracts: Audiovisual & speakers. Below I will outline the top 5 things you need to know about AV quotes and event pricing based on Jon’s webinar. Also, you will learn how coffee could affect the turn-out of your event. Read More
Have you ever tried to balance standing on a ball while holding an umbrella in one hand and rubbing your stomach with the other? Metaphorically speaking, I’m sure many of you event planners can agree and at least say you have felt like you have! Event planning is a formal name in the event world for Professional Juggler. Read More
How do you become the best event manager? According to research, the most desired quality in prospective managers is a good personality. Surprisingly, an individual is more likely to be hired based on their character rather than their skill set. The specific personality traits that topped the list were drive, creativity, and open-mindedness. Read More
Imagine trudging into a convention center with expectations full of white fluorescent light and long, drawn out presentations. As you walk through the doors, you are immediately surprised to hear sweet sounds of crickets and frogs. You feel a slight breeze and the warmth of the sunshine on your skin. As you look around, you are surprised to be surrounded by the invigorating feel of life-like flowers, shrubs and a colorful forest. This “convention” turns out to be nothing more than a serene escape in the wilderness.
Imagine sitting at your desk as 4 pm nears the corner. Your stomach is growling and the only thing that will get you through the final hour of the day is a succulent PB&J sandwich. You search through your office fridge and pull out two slices of bread and a jar of jam when you realize the jar of peanut butter sitting in the door is empty!
According to research, the human eye can detect the light of a candle 14 miles away. Now, that’s also assuming this candle isn’t inside a house, covered by trees at the bottom of a hill. Nonetheless, the human eye can capture the smallest details. So now knowing this statistic, wouldn’t you want to ensure every visual component with your event is perfect? Read More