#EventIcons 38: Michael Mazzocco

Get The Best Event Catering Ever – #EventIcons Episode 38

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Want to get the BEST event catering ever? Michael Mazzocco of Herb Box Catering is with us and we couldn’t be more excited to get his expert advice! What are we eating? Event Catering is an important aspect of functions and Michael is joining us today to answer your questions and tell you everything you need to know to have a successfully catered event. We’ll talk things your caterer wishes you knew, food allergies today and how to handle them, and upcoming trends in catering. Everyone wants to be memorable! If you want them buzzing about your events, you need to see this episode!

..and remember..
“If you see the bandwagon, it’s too late!” ~Michael Mazzocco Read More

Create Successful Social Media Campaigns Through Live Video, Vibrant Designs, and Facebook Marketing [Einsteins’ Favorites]

Create Successful Social Media Campaigns Through Live Video, Vibrant Designs, and Facebook Marketing [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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Best practices are sometimes hard to come by. There are just so many of them that it becomes hard to measure just what works and what doesn’t. This is true for the events industry as well, where there are both hard-and-fast rulesand  cutting-edge techniques. To help you out, here are some of the strategies you could use in improving your events game, filtered from the best practices of successful players.

Also, don’t forget! We’re giving away 3-months of the award winning, event management software- Bizzabo. Sign up to win before December 21st!

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Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements

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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

Trends in Event Planning: Event Ideas, Venue Tips, and Using Social Media Effectively [Einsteins’ Favorites]

Trends in Event Planning: Event Ideas, Venue Tips, and Using Social Media Effectively [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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Want to read about the latest trends in event planning? Well, you’re in luck since we just scoped out a few of the most interesting topics in the events industry this past week. We have every thing from tips to boost your confidence and happiness at work to how a major news network pulled off a harrowing election coverage. Read More

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About AV Quotes

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About AV Quotes

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concertThe 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

School of Event Planning & Management - #EventIcons Episode 37

School of Event Planning & Management – #EventIcons Episode 37

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Welcome, students, to the School of Event Planning & Management! Class is now in session and we hope you are taking notes! This week we are featuring some AWESOME #EventIcons: Howard Givner (Event Leadership Institute), James Morgan (University of Westminster), Wendy Hultsman (Arizona State University), and Vern Baiett (High Point University). This episode is specifically geared toward students who want to get into the events industry. We’ll be discussing concerns that students have, advice for getting that first industry job, and we’ll also be clearing up some common misconceptions. On the other side of that coin, we’ll also be talking about ways for event industry veterans to stay current on trends, and teaching options for industry leaders. We have something for everyone! As always, don’t forget to check out the tips and Epic Resources that our guests shared with us (below)! Read More

Free Subscription To Bizzabo

Win A 3-Month Free Subscription To Bizzabo

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Endless has been having a super successful 2016, and we wanted to give back to you, the community for supporting us! So we’re giving away 3 months of the award-winning, Bizzabo event software for free! So we’re giving our readers and fans a chance to add one of our favorite tools to their arsenal when it comes to planning and managing their events. So if you’re planning events for yourself or clients, this is a great way to make your planning process easier, more effective and more organized. So what are you waiting for? Sign up and get entered to win! Read More

How To Make Event Attendees Stick Around, How To Be Super Productive, and How To Stay Fit While Travelling [Einsteins’ Favorites]

How To Make Event Attendees Stick Around, How To Be Super Productive, and How To Stay Fit While Traveling [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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Anywhere and anytime, you can easily pick up bits of information or hacks that’ll contribute greatly to your life and work. Whether it comes from books, from a random chat with friends, or from the article you just accidentally clicked online, you’ll have to agree that you learn something new daily.

This time, let’s make it easier for you. We’ve round up the best news and articles for your inspiration. Read More

10x Your Event Traffic With Social Media Live Streaming

10x Your Event Traffic With Social Media Live Streaming

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At this time of year, my family has a tradition to run through every Christmas movie in our collection.  We watch them one by one, repeated on demand until everyone can recite each by heart.  One story catches me off-guard every year. The Prime Minister of Britain has the courage to stand-up to the naysayers, take a risk and be vulnerable.  He bucks tradition and his audience loves him for it.  I enjoy this story as it is counter-intuitive.  Being vulnerable to many is a sign of weakness. Yet, in the Prime Minister’s vulnerability, his authenticity shines through and the world applauds him (keep reading to find out the movie).  We can use this approach in event marketing knowing that as a brand you can be vulnerable and still win.  Social media live streaming is the tool that can enable this. Read More