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Clients Will Go Beyond Your Website To Research Your Business

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Your website is not the only place your clients will research what you sell. So how do you present what you have to offer? Editor's note: This is the third step in the series. Step 1 How to Manage the Sales Process with a Google Informed Client and Step 2 Isn't Everything Posted on the Internet True? Business people continue [...]

What Should You Know About AV?

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|

Are you going to be hosting an event that will require audio visual? Here are a few tips and suggestions to think about before you commit to anything. If you are working with a hotels audio visual company or their vendor, wait before you sign the audio visual agreement. Sometimes they will give you these contract [...]

Event Trends & Ideas

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Times are now changing faster than ever with technology. New trends are appearing faster than we can keep track. So, let’s take a look at a few current event trends and ideas. SnapChat: Free marketing anyone? With SnapChat’s “live stories” and geofilter feature you can reach a large audience fast by creating your own event promotion [...]

Be A Professional and Don’t Take Things Personally

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

As meeting planners, most of the time we cover two roles. We are the service providers to our clients, but we are also the client to venues such as hotels. It is very important not to forget proper email etiquette when communicating with different people. It does not matter what role we occupy; we must always [...]

Don’t Sign a Venue Contract Until…

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Before committing to a meeting space, it is important that you are aware of a few details so you don’t run into any trouble through the event planning process. Here are some important topics you should keep in mind when dealing with a property. Venue Responsiveness Spend some time communicating and getting a feel for the [...]

Isn’t Everything Posted on the Internet True?

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

    There are millions of options to capture advice...here are 5 best practices when giving advice. Editor's note: This is Step 2 of eight steps– "Don’t try to sell over the web without offering expert advice" of How to Best Manage the Sales Process with a Google Informed Client. Every day billions of people search on Google to ask it [...]

Successful Meetings

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When we host an event we want to provide our attendees with an experience. We want this event experience to carry out positive feedback and results. The more successful and ejoyable, the more people will want to attend the upcoming meetings. So, how do you create a better experience for attendees at a meeting? Speakers: More people will want to [...]

Why you should consider SBC to help plan your next event?

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Do you need help finding the perfect location for your event? Have you checked your next city’s event calendar to see if there will be any major events taking place concurrently with your event? Any major event could potentially impact your event via traffic congestions and sold out hotel rooms. Imagine trying to get to a meeting in downtown during [...]

College Board Strives for Supplier Diversity; Awards Contract to Strategic Business Communications

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Article by:  San Diego, Calif. -  The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. In December 2013, the organization began its Supplier Diversity Program , which ensures that diverse enterprises have equal opportunities to participate in its procurement and bidding process. College Board representatives attended the October 2015 [...]

Dealing with Unresponsive Venue Contacts

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Planning an event can be a smooth process when you are working with a repeat venue and contact because you have an idea of what to expect from the venue, and how your contact responds to various situations. However, starting relationships with new contacts can be quite a process because they may not always agree with your terms and [...]

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