Happy Holidays from the ePly Team

From our team to yours, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued readership! It’s readers like you who make our jobs a pleasure and help us learn more about how we can continue to provide value in the event industry.

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Buy or Rent? The Ultimate Showdown for Event Equipment

For the average event planner, one of the hardest questions you have to ask is whether you should buy or rent your event equipment (especially for long-term or repeat event planning). And rightly so! When it comes to comparing the pros and cons, you can easily find yourself drowning in a sea of information. So, what should you do?

While your answer will vary depending on your industry and equipment needs, we created a cheat sheet of five categories that ALL event planners should consider when it comes to making a final decision. Check it 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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