Event Industry Trends To Watch: Crowdsourcing Speakers, Chatbots, and Colors [Einsteins’ Favorites]

Event Industry Trends To Watch: Crowdsourcing Speakers, Chatbots, and Colors [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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There are a lot of event industry trends to watch for next year. More than a change in technology or design, these new trends are coming back to the core value proposition of events: people. We strive to be more and more human in our engagements each year, avoiding walled gardens and making events more inclusive.

And the events industry is becoming more and more global. While events can be local, the impact can be felt around the world. Learn from companies big and small. Gather intel from award winners. Read the top blogs in the industry. If they can do it, so can you!

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2017 Event Trends - #EventIcons Episode 40

2017 Event Trends – #EventIcons Episode 40

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Our topic this week – 2017 Event Trends! We have some amazing #EventIcons joining us to talk about their predictions for the coming new year. We have Corbin Ball, James Spellos, and Nick Borelli joining us today. They are bringing all of their event knowledge, and their crystal balls, and we’ll be discussing the top events and trends of 2016, as well as what we are expecting in events next year! This episode is not to be missed!

You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live and participate? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. We do this for you!
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How to Create Memorable Events: Snapchat Geofilters, Interactive Presentations, Exciting Booth Designs [Einsteins’ Favorites]

How to Create Memorable Events: Snapchat Geofilters, Interactive Presentations, Exciting Booth Designs [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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Events are complicated things. You need to get a lot of things right to create memorable events. That’s why as an event manager, you need to have a bagful of tricks up your sleeves at all times. You need to know the best practices, as well as the best way in which to apply them.

From getting in the minds of top event influencers to knowing how to get sponsors for an event , you’re sure to find tons of useful information you can immediately apply to the projects in your pipeline.

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One Year Of Interviewing The Event Industry Icons - #EventIcons Episode 39

One Year Of Interviewing Event Industry Icons – #EventIcons Episode 39

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We are officially celebrating ONE YEAR of Interviewing Event Industry Icons! It’s our anniversary! This is a very special episode of #EventIcons. Our hosts – Will, Laura, and Sean – will be recapping the past year of interviews, guests, and topics. We’re talking industry news and trends, favorite episodes, guests, and resources that have been shared, and who we’d like to have on the show in 2017! We are so excited for you to join us for this episode and lend your input. This show is for YOU – and we want to hear what you, our viewers and subscribers, think.

You’re watching this recording of our episode.Wouldn’t you rather watch LIVE and PARTICIPATE?! So subscribe now – HERE! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. We do this for YOU!
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2017 Event Trends

2017 Event Trends That Will Grant Your Events An Edge Next Year

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When creating an event experience, you want it to be a memorable, unique and amazingly awesome. That’s where this year’s 2017 Event Trends roundup comes in. Add these new technologies, strategies and activities into your planning as early as now to stay ahead of the curve. Don’t forget to use our free event planning checklist and make your life 10x easier when encorporating these trends. So you might be wondering what are the top trends? Well, here they are:

  1. Share Event Experiences With Anyone, Anywhere Through Mixed Reality
  2. Make The Physical Feel Digital Via On-Demand Services, Touch Tech, and More
  3. Increase Engagement Via Artificial Intelligence
  4. Deliver Exemplary Event Experiences
  5. Make Better Decisions Through Real-Time Data
  6. Let Participants Run The Show
  7. Hold Events In Non-Traditional Locations
  8. Leave A Positive Message
  9. Create Personalized Experiences

So now you know the trends, let’s dive deep into each one and hear from industry experts on why each is such a huge trend. Read More

Radical Productivity Hacks for Event Planners: Take Cold Showers, Become Homeless, and More [Einsteins’ Favorites]

Radical Productivity Hacks for Event Planners: Take Cold Showers, Become Homeless, and More [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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Ever thought how hard it is to get work done these days? There is so much to do and so little time to do it. We feel your pain and rounded up a few of radical productivity hacks for event planners that we’ve discovered. From getting a cold shower first thing in the morning to literally selling everything you own, we’ve found some of the more unusual productivity tips you can follow.

Don’t worry, we’re not forcing you to do these things. But if it worked for them, it might just work for you. Okay, okay, let’s start with something more festive: holiday planning! Read More

#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

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