5 Historic Fails That Could Have Been Avoided With Proper Planning

There’s a lot that event planners can learn from history’s biggest blunders, including how to avoid repeating catastrophic mistakes.
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How Rihanna’s Summer Reinventions Can Inspire Events

Rihanna seems to be particularly popular right now, and a lot of that can be attributed to her ability to make classic events, movies and songs cool again.

4 Foolproof Contingency Plans Courtesy of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Lackluster attention to the “what if” scenarios of event planning can quickly toss your event into its own version of the "Gilead Period,” a dour reality imagined in author Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid's Tale.”
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Manage An Event Crisis “Game of Thrones” Style

“The powerful have always preyed on the powerless; that’s how they become powerful in the first place.”

Wow ‘Em With a Little Help From US Government Tweets

Who knew the US government had so much insight to offer meeting and incentive planners.
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Defeat Event Tech Failures With These 4 Tips from Industry Gurus

Back in 2010, Steve Jobs faced a rather embarrassing mishap when the Apple iPhone 4 technology failed during an unveiling of the product.
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3 Event Techniques, Jimmy Kimmel Style

When a huge snow storm hit the East Coast, Kimmel cooked up a "I Served a Snowball in Bed” challenge, having viewers videotape themselves bringing a snowball (or more) to their family member while asleep.

Turn Your Event Into a Comic Book With These 5 Ideas

Patty Jenkins just became the highest grossing female director in Hollywood history for “Wonder Woman.” And you can jump on the bandwagon.
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Devil Wears Prada Career Advice for Meeting Planners

There's some valuable career advice for meeting planners to be found in The Devil Wears Prada.
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Keep Your Event “Woke” with These 3 Diversity Tips

Nothing can provide more comfort to minority attendees than having event staff members who are the embodiment of the woke message you’d like to convey.
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3 Great Ideas from the Top Summer Festivals

Summer festival organizers know how to build a passionately loyal following. Here are some ideas from three top events.
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Channeling Steve McQueen for Mind-Blowing Event Stunts

Needless to say, car racing or simply having sporty cars at events adds a certain element of action.
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Learn From Saturday Night Live How to Play to Attendee Preferences

Thanks to current politics, Saturday Night Live has been on a roll in 2017.
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Multitasking Made Easy with Lessons from 3 Celebrity Go-Getters

Meeting planners should make sure that they have all the app equivalents of the programs they use most on their computers.

Meeting Design Tips for Silencing the “Deniers”

Green meetings are on the rise, the verdict is still out on whether they, and other global sustainability initiatives, can help catch the rising tides.
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Event Planner Career Hacks From the Rolling Stones

All of the members of the Rolling Stones have followed similar trajectories, going solo, producing music for other starts and performing for worthwhile project such as Live Aid.
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Money-Saving Event Tech Ideas from HBO’s Silicon Valley

With content management systems such as WordPress, planners can save a ton of money creating their own event websites.
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Yes, Mother: 3 Meeting Budget Tips from Popular TV Moms

Meeting planners who have a do-it-yourself attitude and get creative by, say, using colorful food displays as centerpieces are invaluable.
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3 Special Event Ideas from Your Favorite Movies

Local convention and visitors bureaus are a great source of ideas for sites such as abandoned bases, building sites, old dockyards, empty airplane hangars.
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These 3 Kids’ Movies Teach Adults About Teamwork

In Toy Story, all the toys in the box drew on their unique strengths to accomplish whatever they set out to do.
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3 Television Characters for Embracing the Control Freak in You

But a control freak’s need to de-clutter his or her environment leads to enhanced focus and efficiency.
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Meeting Business Survival in 5 Human Evolution Milestones

By being flexible with destinations and dates, planners can offer groups top-notch events at half the price.

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo to Political Policy Battles

Tips from Cinderella’s sidekicks for launching a staunch “boo” at ill-fated political banter.
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Why Using Robots at Events Can Be a Bad, Bad Thing

Planners risk the possibility of feeling a glimpse of that loss of control at events, as robots and drones can be difficult to maneuver.
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Video Tips for Planners From YouTube’s Most Viral Videos

Rather than a cold and formal narrator, use a regular, relatable guy (or gal) that your audience wants to become friends with.

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