Laughter has the ability to bring people together and to make everyday moments memorable. As such, it is well-suited to corporate events, where your job is to connect with your audience and administer important information in a relatively short amount of time. Following are some of the most important things to consider when using comedy … More Tips for Using Comedy in Events
During the summer, I often connect with college students who are interested in learning about the meeting and events industry. Invariably I’m asked, “What does it take to succeed? What kind of person does well in the events industry?” More often than not, I tell them they need to have these attributes: A desire to … More Do You Have Enough Empathy to Succeed in Events?
It’s not easy coming up with new ideas, themes and topics for industry events that will stand out and separate yours from the pack. Sometimes it’s necessary to get help from timely pop culture that you can tie into the occasion and make it more memorable for attendees. The next time you’re stumped on how … More How to Make Your Event More Culturally Relevant
You may consider branding as a concept applying only to a company and its presence, but everyone has their own personal brand, public speakers included. Guy Kawasaki, for instance, possesses a powerful personal brand that he builds though speaking engagements and through social media. Here are some ways speakers can cultivate their own brands: Treat … More Five Ways Speakers Can Build Their Personal Brands
Everyone possesses creativity, but you need to nurture it in order to become more creative on the job, whether you’re producing a corporate event or planning an employee awards night. Fortunately, there are many sources of inspiration to help us develop our creativity. Here are a few of our favorites. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Jocelyn K. … More Five Great Books about Creativity
Anyone who thinks just throwing together a few PowerPoint slides is the key to telling a great story at a presentation doesn’t really get the point of engaging an audience. With the number of excellent, easy-to-use tools available for adding visual elements to a speaking engagement, there’s no excuse for creating a boring presentation. Check … More Awesome Visual Storytelling Tools
It can be event host’s worst nightmare. Months of planning, hiring vendors, arranging speakers and setting up presentations finally comes down to one day – and then disaster hits: a controversy threatens to derail the entire occasion. Controversy can take many forms. A labor disruption could erupt at the hotel where you are hosting your … More When Controversy Strikes Your Event