This week we try to keep up with the latest event technology solutions and share some predictions about the changes we will be experiencing next year. We know how valuable an asset time is, so we are bringing you a few productivity apps to make the most out of your limited time. Last but not least, we reveal deeper motivations for attending a conference other than education and networking. Enjoy your reading!
In the wild, wild west world of AV and event production, it can be a crazy, confusing world. We often get asked, “When can you use an outside AV company and when are you required to use an in-house AV company?” Sometimes the answer results in as much as a 25% increase in AV costs as we’ve talked about in previous blog posts. Your event budget is very important and sometimes you just don’t have room for an additional 25% costs for your event. This blog post is to help you navigate when you can use an outside AV company and when you are required to use the in-house AV company. This same methodology can also be applied to other vendors such as catering. Read More
This week Einsteins’ Favorites takes you on a tour of the most valuable visual content marketing resources available. It also highlights new ideas for event professionals to use at their events, from joining the cab sharing app initiative to opting for more exquisite experiences in terms of food, beverages, furniture and more!
Working in a team has never been more challenging than today, when working in virtual teams, with little face-to-face contact is so common. What you’re saying to your other co-workers can easily be misinterpreted especially when it’s written. Learn more about how to phrase your emails without sounding inappropriate and what team communication tools you can use to stay productive and connected when working remotely.
When we surveyed event planners, we found that 85% of planners chose their venue before they chose their AV providers and because now in-house AV companies work so closely with hotels, a lot of times choosing your venue locks you into using the in-house AV company. We have found that this can sometimes cost much as two times more than using an outside AV company. In the case of the hotel we recently worked with, in Washington D.C, they had this policy in their venue contract: Read More
It’s human nature to want to try a lot of things. As a kid, you probably wanted to be a doctor one minute, an astronaut the next and a movie star a couple of days later. You might have grown up with an obsession in roller coasters, dinosaurs and robots, and thought that you’d probably have a job that lets you be around those things everyday. But as time passed, work got in the way and you forgot all about your passions.
But neglecting your passions is a recipe for burn out. Aside from work, you also need to feed those passions and invest in your own growth. The best way to grow a business is by growing yourself personally. And the best way to do that is by learning.
Would you rummage through the dumpster to complete a homework assignment? Maybe, but probably not. Just the thought of diving through trash can make your skin crawl. But I’m willing to be that is that teacher said there are a couple of gold bars in that bin, you’d do it in a heartbeat.
This is what Professor Tina Seelig asks her students to do in her classes. She’s unusual but with 35 years of figuring out where people get their creative juices flowing, I’d welcome being quirky too. Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford. She’s been teaching and writing a lot about creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation for many, many years now (we’ll leave it to you to guess the number). Read More
Do you use Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat for promoting your events? Pay attention as this week we reveal the best tips to strengthen your visual marketing on these social channels specifically. Unlike social media where visuals are the key elements, you should start creating emails with simplicity in mind. Leave out the images and complex templates and focus all your energy on writing the perfect copy. It turns out people like to read plain-text emails. Take a look at the articles below to learn 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
Endless was invited by fellow event industry blogger, Monica of boomset.com, and we wanted to take this opportunity to talk a bit about the how and why behind the Endless event production blog. We’ll be covering some of the questions they asked us, as well as some additional ones, which we figured would come to mind. Read More