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How to Market Your Event When You are the Marketing Department

By Kimberley King | Apr 16, 2019

Let’s face it - one of the biggest measures of success for any event is attendance.Sure, we want amazing speakers, a great social night, on-time catering and fantastic reviews. But, first you’ve got to get bums in seats. Right?Marketing your next event when you have a team of experts is easy - not so much when YOU ARE THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT.

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How to Find a Speaker 101

By Kimberley King | Apr 1, 2019

So. You got the memo. The big team meeting is coming up and you are responsible for teeing up the keyonote. What?? You’ve never done this before. You just attend these meetings and marvel at the incredible talent on stage and all the details that are so seamlessly coordinated. Now you are in the drivers seat? Yup. And you are going to be fabulous! Just keep reading!

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Speaker Gifts – What’s the Best way to Thank our Keynote?

Posted Mar 12, 2019

“What sort of gift can we give the speaker?” This is a question we get asked a lot. The truth is, when you’re working with a paid professional speaker, gifts are unnecessary. In fact, speakers sometime find them cumbersome (especially if they’ve traveled to your event). If you feel compelled to do it – make sure it’s transportable. Another idea would be to make a donation to charity on his/her behalf.

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Hot Topic: Unconscious Bias… What you don’t know you think. (Huh?)

By Kimberley King | Jul 24, 2018

Working with hundreds of organizations from coast to coast each year gives us the inside track on what organizations are thinking.  We know the importance of diversity & inclusion in our workplaces and that it can create a real competitive advantage.  It can also improve a company's talent pool and demonstrate a more progressive culture.  We know it makes sense... but do we have thoughts and reactions to people without even realizing it?

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How to Maximize your RSP (Return on Speakers)

By Kimberley King | Jul 5, 2018

If you are working on your 2018/2019 budgets and thinking ahead to the strategic meetings and conferences that are on the planning table, you are likely thinking about all the ways you can stretch your meeting dollar.  We see clients working hard to negotiate the best contracts with hotels, reviewing F&B budgets, scrutinizing AV orders, but not necessarily taking a look at speaker budgets.  This is an area that deserves some exploration!

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‘Insure to ensure’ your Meeting Success!

By Kimberley King | Jun 30, 2018

Are you the person who says “that won’t ever happen to me?"  Event disasters can happen at any time. Event insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it is very crucial to avoid risk. We asked Tom Baker from our insurance company, Bell & Grant to enlighten us on why event insurance is should be a staple in the event planning process... read more

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How to Harness Brainpower at your Next Gathering: World Café

By Kimberley King | Aug 19, 2017

According to Ravi Tangri, “If your people don’t build action plans to apply what they’ve learned at their meetings, the wave of busyness that greets them when they get back to work overwhelms them, and their notes sit on a shelf or in a file. There are proven processes and approaches to drive up engagement at meetings and help participants leave with a clear and solid action plan

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The Power of the Circle: Unique Meeting Formats

By Kimberley King | Aug 16, 2017

Bill Carr; an actor, writer, speaker, and social activist does a fantastic session on “Talking in Circles”. It is about communication at a deeper level than many of us are used to. It is about talking, listening, creating and working with a group of distinct individuals. It is about how to team-talk, team-think and team-create by enhancing the ability of each member of that team to connect with one another.

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