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5 Questions Every Event Planner Must Ask on a Site Inspection

The Wi-Fi question becomes more and more important for groups, especially any group involved in the tech industry.
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4 Meeting Trends From Prevue’s New York Visionary Summit

Four rising meeting trends are positively impacting meetings productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Do you know what they are?

4 Melissa McCarthy Roles Offer Tips for Crowdsourcing Like a Boss

She’s on a roll. Whether jive talkin’ as a TV fortune evangelist or headlining some of the brilliant political spoofs of “Saturday Night Live.”
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5 Tips to Save Money with Meeting Apps

For planners, the most appealing perk of tech may be its ability to help save money at meetings and conferences.
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4 Ways to Attract Repeat Event Attendees

The benefit of attracting repeat event attendees not only helps build customer loyalty, but it can be six to seven times more costly to gain a new customer than to retain one.
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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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5 “Musts” Your International Meeting Itinerary Might Be Missing

In the Middle East for instance, some women feel uncomfortable shaking the hands of men they don’t know, even in professional settings.

When There’s No Pretending That the Client is Right…or Are They?

There are more than a few holes in the old adage that “the customer is always right.”
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6 Tips for Planning Global Meetings

Bandwidth can vary dramatically around the world by availability, quality and cost.
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Navigating the World of Travel Bans & Boycotts

No matter what side of the political argument you and your group supports, the key thing that all meetings industry professionals can do is monitor policy issues that impact the industry.
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Technologies Planners Should Consider After the Apple Launch

Here are just a few of the new tech advantages meeting planners should consider when determining which iPhone to buy next.
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6 Travel Reminders for Meetings Abroad

As meeting planners take attendees to more exotic destinations, it’s important to know the specifics of what’s required to travel abroad before signing a contract.

5 Social Media Tips for Preventing a Ho-hum Event

If you're not using social media to enhance your events by now, you've likely fallen way behind your colleagues in the "internet of things."
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5 Techniques for Increasing Attendee Engagement

Meetings and events that increase attendee engagement will dominate the coming year, according to the 2015 Event Industry Trends report.
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Tips for Healthy Ethnic Cuisine

Tips for creating healthy ethnic cuisine: Mexican, Italian and Asian
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Willy Wonka-isms for the Eating-Networking Meetings Matrix

No one ever talks about the best ways to exchange business ideas while simultaneously dipping strawberries into a Wonka-esque chocolate fountain.
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Understanding Duty of Care

How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
Times Square

5 Reasons to Use LED Lighting at Your Next Event

LEDs have the ability to be dimmed, giving meeting planners ultimate control over light, color and distribution during any part of an event.
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5 Things Too Often Excluded from RFPs

If your meeting has any kind of flexibility in dates, it’s essential to include a list of dates in order of preference in your RFP.
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Thoughtful Contracts Can Protect Against Zika Damages

“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."
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Home Alone-Inspired Tricks for Tech-Impaired Planners

Meeting planners can glean inspiration from Kevin McCallister’s methods by giving into event technology and realizing how helpful it can really be.
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How to Make Long-Haul Flights More Comfortable for Attendees

Airplane food is never great, so some of your attendees may have not eaten for a solid 15 hours.
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3 Meeting Planning Lessons From “It’s a Wonderful Life”

You have the power to create an event that leaves attendees forever changed.
Jimmy Kimmel

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.
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5 Tips to Find Personal Branding Success

While interacting will help get attention for your personal brand, so will creating communities related to your professional industry.

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