Our 4-Step Method to Deal with Difficult People at Work

In a perfect world, our communication with others would always involve being open, friendly, and dedicated to the task at hand. Unfortunately, not everyone has this mindset, especially when planning a complex event.

So, what should you do when you are having a hard time dealing with others, whether they are co-workers, new clients, or vendors? Check out our four step method to get you safely through the minefield of talking with difficult people.

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Hashtags and Handles: Live-Tweeting 101

The appeal of being an active participant on Twitter is obvious. It’s a platform that provides you (a brand representative) real time interactions with your target audience in a clean, streamlined way that is easy to understand. What’s not to love? But are you concerned that Twitter doesn’t come naturally to you?

If so, you’re not alone! Many people feel overwhelmed when they first try to master the basics of Twitter, let alone attempting to live-tweet! To help, we’ve highlighted some basic tips to help any live-tweeting beginner knock it out of the park. Check them out below:

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Should You Under Promise and Over Deliver For Your Next Event?

You’ll hear a lot of varying philosophies on the best way to get new attendees at your next event, ranging from making basic updates to your social media plan to mixing it up on a big picture level. While researching for new tips, you’ve probably seen a common phrase over and over again: Under Promise and Over Deliver. But, is it worth some of the associated risk? 

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Session Formats That Will Boost Your Event Attendance: 4 Trends

When reviewing your conference agenda, you might notice that a large chunk of your conference program consists of back-to-back educational sessions. For your attendees, these large chunks of time will only mean one thing: the fear that all of these educational sessions will blur together and be forgotten!

Trends change all the time when it comes to planning an effective conference and it’s known that audiences get more out of interaction in educational sessions, not observation. To help you (and your potential attendees) out, we’ve outlined four presentation formats that we believe will best impress and educate your future attendees.

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Follow These 3 Tips to Make a Killer First Impression

Whether you like it or not, a positive first impression can do wonders in fostering a strong personal and professional connection to those in your industry. It’s the first step in building out your network and establishing the tone of your personal brand. Starting to feel some pressure to nail it?

First, take a breath and remember that whenever you’re having these initial interactions, it’s also a first impression for the other person too! So, what can you do to help your technique? Check out three tips that we think will help you make a great first impression.

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Dietary Restrictions 101: Surging Diets in the Event Industry

Like the saying goes, the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Unfortunately, this path has become far more confusing for event planners in recent years due to unique diets becoming more commonplace with the average eater.

To provide some peace of mind, we decided to highlight some of the more specific food lifestyles (specifically vegetarian-based diets, popular elimination diets & religious restrictions) that you’ll see your attendees wanting from your next event. Check them out below!

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Unlock Why Attendees No-Show: 6 Questions for Post-Event Surveys

When working in the event space, you come to realize that not every event is going to be a smash with attendance. You’ll hear a lot of reasons to explain no-show absences but usually it just comes down to a lack of time, money, or even interest.

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6 Planning Reminders That Will Save Your Next Event

While it’s always with good intention to try and plan your event to go perfectly, things WILL happen. We recommend accepting it now, taking a big breath and letting go of the idea of a totally seamless event.

That said, we’ve highlighted the six basic reminders you’ll need to help make your next event a little bit more foolproof!

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The Most Forgotten Permits You’ll Need For Your Public Event

Imagine: You’re having your first big public event and everything is going smoothly. Your guests have RSVP’d, all of your vendors are on time, and your event space is looking perfect.

But lo and behold, you forgot to apply for some required public permits and now you’re in real trouble! We’ve highlighted the four most common permit categories below to make sure you’re not caught by surprise for your next public event.

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The Ultimate Icebreakers to Warm Up Your Next Event

There’s nothing worse than an awkward start to a long event, especially when it comes to group networking games. To help alleviate some of the stress, we’ve searched high and low to curate a list of the best icebreaker games for your next event so you don’t have to. Take a look below!

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