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What We Can Learn From National Lampoon’s Holiday Fiascos 

Take note from Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on ways to avoid the holiday chaos during these last events of 2017.
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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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Don’t Bite the Apple! And Other Negotiation Traps

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.
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Avoid Meetings Nightmares With 3 Tips From These Scary Movies

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.

How to Play Like a Ninja with LEGO Ninjago-Inspired Challenges

Corporate event planners can flex their secret ninja skills and unleash the inner power of fledgling employees through strategic use of Legos.
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Lead Generation Insights From This Year’s Emmy Nominees

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?
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5 Dapper Event Themes for Martini-Minded Attendees

The famous “shaken, not stirred” drink order from James Bond will forever keep the martini cool.

5 Logistical Woodstock Nightmares We Can Learn From

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.
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How to Harness Added Value Using the Art of Illusion

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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