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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 [...]

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 [...]

Using References and Planning Ahead for an Event

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

References: If you find yourself suddenly planning an event in an area that you are unfamiliar with, make use of your local resources. You may contact a city’s convention and visitor’s bureau, or local hotels concierge desks for recommendations on excellent restaurants and highly rated transportation companies. Materials: Never settle to print materials for the exact [...]

4 Traits of Successful Meeting and Event Planners

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

When people hear we are event and/or meeting planners, they assume that we get to have fun and attend parties all the time. The reality is that although event planning can be rewarding when you look at the happy couple on their wedding day or the look on your clients face after a very successful meeting…the planning [...]

Tips for Hosting an International Event

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Are you planning an event overseas? Consider the following tips to make sure your event doesn’t run into any turbulence along the way. Time Difference: Make sure you have an efficient way of figuring out what time it is in the event destination. Have a two column spreadsheet readily available by your desk with your local [...]

Maintaining Good Relationships with Venues

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

It is important to maintain good relationships with the individuals that represent the venue spaces that you seek to work with. Whether it is a hotel, a casino, etc., it is nice to build and maintain good relationships with people. You can mutually help each other out, and have long term benefits. Below are just three [...]

Two Details to Provide Your Attendees Before an Event

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Receiving an invitation to a conference, gala, or any other special event should not cause a feeling of stress to your prospective attendees. Make sure you provide them with important event details beforehand so that their arrival and attendance is as smooth and easy as possible. Below are two details you should provide to your guest [...]

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