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From A to V: Five Audio/Visual Must-Haves When Planning Your Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:12+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination|

In today’s wired world, technology goes hand in hand with effective gatherings. In fact, nine out of 10 events at Monona Terrace require some kind of technical support, says John Klingelhoets, an audio/visual technician with Monona Terrace. “Technology, requirements and equipment change so rapidly nowadays that it’s not just nice to have audio/visual support—it’s imperative,” [...]

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Planning the Perfect Sales Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:12+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are two kinds of meetings: important ones and really important ones. And considering that your entire sales team may get together only once a year or more, the sales conference is often the highest-profile meeting you plan.

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Three Lessons From an Experienced Event Planner

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:13+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Michelle Eggert, CMP, CDS If your event planning approach is anything like mine, I start contemplating how to improve my next event even before the current one is over. So you can imagine after 20-some years in the event planning business (but who’s counting?), I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that have served my [...]

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Four Tips for Networking Success

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:14+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If you’re in charge of planning a meeting, chances are your attendees will be networking. Send invitees the four tips below prior to the meeting to help them make the most of the event. This value-add is a great way to energize them for the event and another touchpoint with which to encourage attendance. [...]

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Can’t-Miss Catering Trends of 2015

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:16+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Let’s face it. One of the most important parts of any event is the food. Great dishes can make a good event an even bigger success, and distinctive offerings can set the tone for your gathering. Much like fashion and music, catering trends change with the seasons. So, what can we expect for catering trends [...]

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Outdoor Meetings: Get outside your head, and the office

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:17+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Relocating your typical meeting to an offsite location is a great way to infuse new energy and amp up creativity for an otherwise predictable event. But have you ever thought about taking your offsite meeting to another level? Fresh air can do wonders for morale and meeting efficacy. Physically moving part or all of these [...]

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Four Tools to Simplify Event Planning

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:18+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ve learned early on (and perhaps the hard way!) that it’s never a “one-and-done” process. No matter the size, there are a lot of moving parts and considerations to take into account. Sometimes you need a helping hand. via Pro Party Planner Recently, we looked [...]

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The power of an unexpected meeting place

By | 2018-02-06T19:10:42+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

A meeting space can mean the difference between a good meeting and a great one. The environment in which you host a meeting can help encourage creativity and revive energy. Sometimes the beige walls of a hotel conference room just don’t offer the inspiration needed to ignite thoughtful conversations. Find four inspiring options below to [...]

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Five Traits of a Successful Event Planner

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:19+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning events and ensuring they run smoothly calls for a certain set of skills. These skills allow you to navigate the sometimes unpredictable waters of scheduling, coordinating and troubleshooting. The good news is as a working professional, you probably already have a great handle on these abilities. Here are some helpful reminders of the skills [...]

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Safety and Security at Your Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:20+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Safety and security issues at events can take many forms, from a food allergy to a tornado to wireless Internet security problems. While it’s impossible to predict every scenario, there are fundamental steps you can take and questions you should ask during the planning process to help you prepare for potential problems that may arise. Doing [...]

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