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Social Media for Events

5 Ways to Use Social Media at Your Event

It’s not an earth-shattering proclamation to suggest that using social media is key to successful event promotion. In today’s day and age, there is no better way to get the word out and create buzz for your event. But few people realize that using social media successfully for your event goes well beyond the promotion […]

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Five Tips to Running an Effective Meeting

Let’s face it, meetings can be like death and taxes – nobody likes them but there’s just no avoiding them. Unless you’re a lumberjack, fisherman, or hermit who works out of your home, it’s extremely unlikely you’re not going to find yourself in a meeting several times throughout the work week. But they don’t all have to […]

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Choosing The Right Equipment For A Private Film Screening

You’ve been tasked with planning a film screening, and now you have find the prefect projector and screen. With so many options available, how do you choose? This article covers the basics for finding the ideal equipment for a variety of scenarios. Standard Definition vs. High Definition Projectors These days, most films are shot in 4k, and output in 1080p otherwise […]

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5 Steps To Prevent Delays at your Event

  We’ve all been to conferences that have been delayed because of one reason or another. A common example is when a presenter tries to stream a video from YouTube without realizing that the venue doesn’t have wireless internet. Another common thing that we see is a lack of setup time. The client will get […]

4 Steps to Choosing the Right A/V Company

Whether you’re wanting to produce a small meeting or several large conferences throughout a year, choosing the right A/V company is the key to a smooth-running event or series of events. Essentially, you want to make sure your A/V provider can provide what you need on time and on budget. The provider that you select needs to demonstrate […]

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New Research: How Executives View Offsite Meetings

Recently, the Northstar Meetings Group has conducted research in attempt to answer the question of executive attitudes towards off-site meetings. The results have been surprising. C-suite executives feel that off-site meetings are important to their organizations’ overall success. More specifically, a little over half of the people surveyed rated them with a four or five […]

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Face-to-Face Meetings Increase Revenues By 24%

As much benefit as businesses and other organizations have enjoyed from e-networking conferencing capabilities such as Skype, Google +, and others, there is no substitute for face to face meetings. Granted, there may be benefits to using these types of e-meeting tools, but new research shows that face to face meetings can actually increase revenues […]

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Trends Affecting Meeting Planners in 2014

As professional meeting planners prepare for 2014, there are some significant factors that should be considered to ensure successful conferences in the year ahead. Recently, American Express released their 2014 Global Meetings Forecast, advising planners and suppliers to be aware of a changing global business climate that will affect the way business meetings and conferences […]