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This year’s Oscar nominations speak truth to the power of the feminine spirit and the universal obstacles that passionate, career-driven and pioneering females face.
If we can all agree on anything this year, it’s that 2017 was full of buzzworthy news stories that seemed to only get more complex as the year continued.
Take note from Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on ways to avoid the holiday chaos during these last events of 2017.
Meeting planners can glean inspiration from Kevin McCallister’s methods by giving into event technology and realizing how helpful it can really be.
The messages behind folkloric tales still ring true today—so much so that meeting planners can use them to navigate the enchanted forest of negotiation.
Most meeting planners have experienced at least one or two disasters, leaving them awake at night to conjure up whatever meetings nightmares may occur next.
Corporate event planners can flex their secret ninja skills and unleash the inner power of fledgling employees through strategic use of Legos.
What better way to prove your skills as a meeting planner than by inviting public participation and future clients to witness your event through live video?
The famous “shaken, not stirred” drink order from James Bond will forever keep the martini cool.
Woodstock now symbolizes the best of the “hippy” counter-culture movement of the 1960s, while also being known as one of the worst-executed events in pop culture history.
Magicians, mentalists and hypnotists add an element of magic that tends to create a how-did-that-happen conversation that continues well after the event ends.
There’s a lot that event planners can learn from history’s biggest blunders, including how to avoid repeating catastrophic mistakes.
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.
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.”
“The powerful have always preyed on the powerless; that’s how they become powerful in the first place.”
Who knew the US government had so much insight to offer meeting and incentive planners.
Back in 2010, Steve Jobs faced a rather embarrassing mishap when the Apple iPhone 4 technology failed during an unveiling of the product.
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.
Patty Jenkins just became the highest grossing female director in Hollywood history for “Wonder Woman.” And you can jump on the bandwagon.
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.
Needless to say, car racing or simply having sporty cars at events adds a certain element of action.
Meeting planners should make sure that they have all the app equivalents of the programs they use most on their computers.
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.
With content management systems such as WordPress, planners can save a ton of money creating their own event websites.
Meeting planners who have a do-it-yourself attitude and get creative by, say, using colorful food displays as centerpieces are invaluable.