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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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Accommodating last-minute and onsite registrants

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:24+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Accurate registration numbers are one of the most important details of an event. There are many who feel advance registration is optional. But as meeting and event planners know, it is vital in helping to ensure the day runs smoothly. While having registrants accounted for prior to an event is ideal, it’s often not possible [...]

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Prevent Three Common Event Emergencies

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:24+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination|

As we’ve all experienced, life rarely goes exactly according to plan. Inevitably, the unexpected will rear its head, often at the most inopportune times. The same can be said for planning events and meetings. From “Oh, so the presenter does have a PowerPoint presentation?” to “I can’t have gluten, eggs or peanuts,” here are the [...]

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Details that Delight: Making Your Meeting Memorable

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 May 10th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning an event isn’t just about selecting a venue and coordinating schedules. It’s also about creating a positive experience for attendees. Adding just a few details can give your meeting that “extra special something.” These elements don’t need to be complex and often require minimal extra investment. The experts at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. [...]

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Simplify Your Event Planning Process With These 5 Apps

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are dozens of tasks that go into planning an event to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible: you need to book the right location, coordinate schedules, send out the invites, keep track of RSVPs, manage refreshments or catering, and more. The complexities of event planning make a helping hand (even one that operates [...]

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Catering to Special Dietary Needs

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:29+00:00 March 20th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

An increase in health-conscious eating and a better understanding of dietary restrictions and allergies has meant event planning has become slightly more complicated. Catering to attendees’ individual needs now requires more preparation than in the past when a one-size-fits-all approach was still appropriate. Guests with allergies and other special dietary needs often feel slighted if [...]

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Power On: Ensuring A/V and Technology Success at Your Next Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 November 12th, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination|

There is no meeting blunder more noticeable than a glitch in A/V or technology. Microphones that don’t work, projectors that can’t display a presentation and lighting malfunctions: we’ve all experienced these speed bumps during what should be a great event or meeting. Ensure your A/V and tech needs are met by following these simple guidelines [...]

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Working Together To Achieve a Green Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination, Sustainability|

Recycling receptacle, Monona Terrace rooftop As a meeting planner, your number one priority is to make sure that your attendees are happy and satisfied. However, meeting planners also feel a growing obligation to be environmentally-conscious, choosing meeting options that leave a smaller carbon footprint on our planet. Working with an eco-friendly meeting facility like Monona [...]

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