We spend a lot of time thinking about what makes an event succeed. Here are some of our insights.

The Ultimate Conference Planning Checklist

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  Conference planning is a skills and conference planners are masters at juggling many details at a time.  There are many tasks that need to be done so you’ll definitely want an experienced conference planner on your team. To give you an idea of the type of preparation that goes into conference planning, I’ve listed The Ultimate Conference Planning Checklist. Give…

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Hot Tips on Hiring An Event Photographer for your event

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Your event is coming up so you want to make sure you hire a great event photographer. Don’t just hire anyone with an expensive camera and a good portfolio.  Make sure your photographer has experience taking event photos and check their references. A good (great) event photographer can make the person, or persons looking at the images wish they where there,…

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4 Biggest Mistakes Non-Profits make when planning a Fundraiser

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So your nonprofit needs to raise money and you’re in charge of putting together a fundraising event.  When planning your event, make sure you avoid these 4 common mistakes made by other non-profit organizations. 1. Relying too heavily on youth volunteers– Although the money that  you are looking to raise will benefit the pee-wee basketball league, the cheerleading squad or…

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5 tech tools to increase engagement at your next event

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Event planners are constantly on the hunt to find products to increase engagement at events. Here’s a roundup of 5 of the newest technology products to use at your meetings and events. 1. Crowd Mics Crowd Mics uses the audience’s phones as wireless mics! And text commenting and live polling let everyone engage. The crowd’s voice is heard…they feel a real…

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4 Healthy Hors d’oeuvres for the New Year

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It’s a new year and with the new year comes New Year’s resolutions. Of course the numnber one resolution is to diet and loss weight. So to keep your guests happy without tempting them with scrumptuious fatting foods, here are a few healthy and tasty hors d’oervres to help everyone stick to their diets. Gluten-Free Lamb Gyro Sandwich Slice four…

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Sneak Peak: Private San Francisco Venue

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There are many reasons why you should hire an event planner instead of going at it on your own. One reason is because event planners have access to great venues and can negotiate a great price for you. Last week I was invited by one of the managers of this San Francisco business on a private tour. This is not…

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