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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Are You Using the Best Tools to Capture Your Events?

It’s one thing to say you had a successful event and another thing to prove it to your audience. Are you stopping to think “Am I capturing strong marketing material?” in the middle of your busy event? Chances are probably low, right?

Having strong documentation at your events can help provide a compelling argument for your audience when you begin to promote your next function. Check out these three tools you need to implement the next time you go to properly capture your next event

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6 Questions to Ask Your Potential Online Registration Provider

Not all online registration vendors are created equal, so it pays to do a little research and ask a few questions before you sign-up with a vendor. Check out these six important questions you should ask before choosing which vendor will help you with your event. 

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4 Fundamental Guidelines for Saving Money on Event Purchases

Let’s be honest - who doesn’t love saving money? However, keeping within a budget is probably one of the top stressors for most event planners. You have a lot to consider: Venue, entertainment, transportation, food and drink, etc. So, how do you save where you can?

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