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The Event Planner’s Guide to Avoiding Speaker Cancellations: How a Speakers Bureau Can Save the Day

By Kimberley King | May 9, 2024

Event planners live in a constant state of "what if": What if the speaker gets sick? What if they miss their flight? What if they suddenly decide to join a circus instead? These aren't just paranoid fantasies; they're real concerns that can turn your event from a dream into a meme! Discover what you need to know about avoiding speaker cancellations like a pro.

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You Just Booked Your Keynote Speaker! 4 Tips You Can’t Miss!

By Kimberley King | Mar 12, 2024

You got the thumbs up from your executive team and committee. You just booked your keynote speaker--Whoop!  It's green light GO with your 'numero uno' keynote choice! Contracts are now fully executed and it's time to get working on the details!  Here are 4 crucial things to think about...

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Hire a Professional MC to Elevate Your Next Event – 4 Insider Tips

By Limelight Group | Jun 13, 2023

Looking to elevate your next event? Discover the transformative power of hiring a professional MC! In this blog post, Limelight Group explores the myriad benefits of hiring a skilled master of ceremonies. From captivating the crowd with their dynamic stage presence to expertly guiding the flow of the program, professional emcees bring charisma, expertise, and energy to the stage. Learn why investing in hiring a professional MC is a game-changer in event planning. Read more now!

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The Power of LIVE in a Virtual World

By Kimberley King | May 6, 2020

Introducing *Virtually Anything* - a place where we explore the world of virtual events... and a few extras too! I recorded this 'aha ha' moment about the power of LIVE as we move our events on-line. Pre-recorded, evergreen and on-demand events can (sometimes) take away the sizzle!

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Global Meetings Industry Day goes Virtual

By Kimberley King | Apr 11, 2020

This year, the impacts of the Covid-19 virus have been felt around the world. No event has been left untouched, we are all reeling from the effects that this global pandemic has had on our industry and communities. You’re invited to be part of this grassroots attempt at the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest audience for a virtual conference!

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CASE STUDY: Salesforce Pivots from Live to Virtual Event

By LimeLight Group | Apr 9, 2020

In February, Salesforce turned its World Tour Sydney conference into a virtual event in just 10 days. Here’s what they learned, along with tips for how you can do the same for your company. Their reimagined event attracted almost 13,000 registered attendees and 80,000 Salesforce Live views. 

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7 Reasons to convert your upcoming event to a Virtual Event Experience   

By Kimberley King | Apr 3, 2020

You have an event planned that was going to take place in 2020.  In person meetings & events are now banned for the foreseeable future. What do you do? Before you cancel or move your event to 2021, consider taking your meeting on-line. Our industry is working hard to help clients pivot and keep events on the calendar this year. 

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Crucial Conversations: The Pre-Event Call

By LimeLight Group | Mar 16, 2020

It's time to tee up a call with your speaker and your management team. This call is paramount. Allow between 30-45 mins for these calls and be prepared with solid insight about the event, theme, audience composition (Male-Female ratios, age ranges, geographic make up, whether or not spouses attend, etc) and most importantly–your desired outcomes for the session.

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4 Tips for Hired Speaker Success

By LimeLight Group - article By Michael J. Lyons | Oct 4, 2019

Picture this: you hire a speaker for an event, and as you watch from the sidelines, you realize the audience is falling asleep. As a conference organizer, it’s your job to hire or recommend speakers for events. Without proper work and research into hiring the perfect speaker, the odds of your audience being bored or completely disinterested increases. The good news is, we’ve got four key tips for you to ensure success with hired speakers at your next event.

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Some Essential Questions to Find Perfect Event Entertainment

By LimeLight Group | Aug 12, 2019

Have you ever gone to an event and left feeling completely underwhelmed by the entertainment? When it comes to entertainment, finding the perfect fit to wow an audience requires some thought about the event and attendees.  That’s why we’ve compiled some important questions that will help you find just the right event entertainment.

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