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By Kimberley King | Aug 7, 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time in conference rooms, and one of the most important things I’ve learned is that the layout of your meeting room can greatly affect the outcome. It is absolutely essential to keep in this mind when planning your next event.  Without the right meeting room setup, you risk your participants not receiving the intended message from the speaker or getting the maximum benefit from the event. 

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Alert: Vacation in Progress!

By Kimberley King | Jun 28, 2019

My palms are sweaty and my heart is racing. I just hung up with my business coach. The topic of our conversation? It wasn’t about sales quotas, business targets or shrinking margins. It was about my impending vacation in the South of France. The reason for my anxiousness? The thought of disconnecting and not checking email. When was the last time you had a real vacation?

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What Adds Value as Speaker? Making Connections.

By Kimberley King | May 31, 2019

We love working with speakers who are great before, during and after an event!  Speakers who are fully engaged and love really connecting with our clients and our audiences.   They are easy to deal with and passionate about how they approach their audience. They are low maintenance and they deliver high value!   And they have the audience hooked and off their phones during their sessions!  Sound like a speaker you want on your agenda?

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Mindful or Mind Full?

By Kimberley King | May 10, 2019

Being mindful. It’s something that has my curiosity these days. The more I read, the more intrigued I become. I have started a practice of 10 minutes of meditation each day. Using "Headspace” as my guide, I have embarked on a journey to create space. And I’m loving it. Being mindful is really about paying attention to what’s happening in the present, allowing things to be as they are, letting go and not passing judgement.

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Speaker Transportation

By Kimberley King | May 6, 2019

You’ve booked your speaker and your plans are all coming  together.  Only question now is-- how is your speaker getting to the event? Booking a professional driver is almost always preferred. Sometimes a longer drive from an airport to the event destination can provide a great opportunity for meeting planners or company executives to connect with the speaker. But always check ahead with the speaker to ensure they are comfortable with this.

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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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