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How to Avoid The Seven Most Common Technology Pitfalls

By |2019-07-08T14:56:40+00:00July 8th, 2019|Meeting Services and Coordination|

“Technical difficulty.” It’s the stuff of nightmares for event planners. Our onsite audio visual (AV) technical experts share the seven most common tech-related pitfalls that haunt planners and how to avoid those problems in the first place. Pitfall 1: The wrong connectors Solution: Laptops and displays feature several types of connecting ports. With laptops getting [...]

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What Millennials Want in an Event

By |2019-02-05T16:37:15+00:00February 5th, 2019|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Millennials - four ways to engage this influential group Millennials, who make up one third of the U.S. population, have a surprise for the rest of us. Despite their stereotype as “kids glued to their phones,” 75 percent of these 18- to 34-year-olds say they value experiences over things, according to Eventbrite. That makes millennials [...]

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Gather Pre-Event Intel

By |2018-12-19T20:03:15+00:00October 24th, 2018|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

How to Gather Pre-Event Intel and increase your chance for success. Guessing-games have no place in event planning anymore. That’s because it’s easier than ever to get information about your audience’s wants and expectations—even before registration or arrival. How do you tap into that fountain of information? Here are three simple ways. Just ask! [...]

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Considerations for Tech-Friendly Events

By |2018-12-01T00:27:45+00:00October 5th, 2018|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

What to address with your venue before your meeting kicks off. If the devil is in the details, it’s even more important to consider the technological details that can make or break your meeting. But how do you know what to even consider? These questions will get you started—and the answers will guide you to [...]

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Three Top Tech Issues

By |2018-11-30T23:22:58+00:00February 13th, 2018|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

The Three Top Tech Issues that Planners Face And how to avoid the glitches in the first place Excellent event planning means keeping the big picture in mind while tending to every little detail. We don’t need to tell you that planning a well-received event is far easier said than done. But we can tell [...]

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And the Survey Says …

By |2018-12-01T00:21:38+00:00December 21st, 2017|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Tips on using a post-meeting survey to gather valuable data “How’d the meeting go?” It’s a question that key people in your organization inevitably will ask after any important event. The good news: You can provide an accurate, data-based assessment if you survey your attendees, which also helps you plan successful events in the future. [...]

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IN SEARCH OF AUDIOVISUAL (AV) EXCELLENCE

By |2018-12-19T19:55:25+00:00July 1st, 2017|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Four things your AV partner wants to know before your event begins Can you even imagine hosting an event without the expertise of AV professionals? Neither can we. These talented folks (also known as super heroes) often make the difference between a flawless event and one riddled with missteps. Unbelievably, though, some small- to medium-sized [...]

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Five Ways to Drive Meeting Attendance

By |2018-12-14T23:15:36+00:00June 1st, 2017|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

IT’S ALL IN THE NUMBERS If only a well attended meeting was as simple as “plan it and they will come.” While there’s no magic formula for sky-high registration numbers, there are a few simple things you can do to drive attendance. Here are five to get you started and planning tips to make your [...]

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Considerations for Generations

By |2018-12-07T22:12:04+00:00March 16th, 2017|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Tips for hosting meetings for 20-somethings to grandparents Every 20 years or so, a generation gets a new label and researchers detail the differences among us. But while we certainly see life through different goggles, we also share something in common: Most of us are still working. As a result, meeting planners are often tasked [...]

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Everyone’s Mad for Madison

By |2018-12-19T18:11:55+00:00January 8th, 2016|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Our recommendations of what to do when you come here to explore You know how every once in a while you discover a town that stays with you long after you return home? Our visitors frequently tell us that Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison is one such spot. If you’ve been here for a convention [...]

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