9 Ways to Executive Event Success

Whatever job titles your audience holds, you’re committed to giving them a memorable event experience. And there’s no disputing that it can be harder than ever to do so these days, with all of the distractions available. There’s one group that’s often even harder to please than others – the executive suite. No matter how down to earth an executive is, their dedication to using time wisely and high standards can make it tough to attract them to an event and keep them coming back. But tough does not mean impossible. Here are…

How to Wow Your Audience with the latest in A/V

Ultimately, the experience your audience has will dictate the success of your event. From interactive content to engaging speakers to networking games, there are countless ways to make your event memorable. As a firm with deep roots and expertise in A/V, one of our favorite ways to up the ‘Wow’ factor at an event is behind the scenes. It’s amazing how the evolution of audio/visual technology allows you to turn up the volume (so to speak) so seamlessly attendees will be impressed and may not even know exactly why. Here are some of…

All-Hands ‘Meetings’ Are EVENTS – Here’s How to Do Them Right

Just like a good user conference, a successful All-Hands Meeting communicates plans and rallies its attendees around company goals. The audience walks away energized, focused, and excited to take on the next set of challenges. Now ask yourself – how often in your career have actually left a Town Hall or All-Hands meeting feeling like you were ready to go forth and conquer? Though employees are every bit as valuable as customers, you wouldn’t know it through a comparison of planning & production of AHMs vs. customer events. But while the increased frequency…

10 (More) Sure Fire Ways to Keep Your Event Audience Engaged

Today’s event audience is busier than ever, and it only takes a minute to lose them to their smartphones. There’s a whole world of potential distractions in your audience’s pocket – email to pull them back to the office, text and social media to interact with friends, or games to crush candy. Anything instead of sitting and listening to someone read bullet points from PPT slides, which is why you need to plan for anything but that! It’s imperative to turn your audience from attendees into participants. Engagement at everything from All Hands…

Four Data-Driven Ways to Increase Event Engagement

The move to a “digital world” where information is readily available at all hours, opinions are shared widely on social media, and mobile technology is pervasive, consumer expectations are higher than ever before. Customers willingly share data about themselves and, in return, they expect companies to interact with them on a more personal level. This doesn’t only apply to their online life either; they expect companies to know them online and in the real world and provide an integrated, customized – and ideally unique – experience Event professionals feel this pressure in the…

Negotiate These 10 Things with Event Venues

The outcome of venue contract negotiation can make a difference to the success of your event, impacting everything from the bottom-line to attendee experience – not to mention your peace of mind. Here are ten areas you to negotiate – and get results – with your event venue. Important Note: Always put out an RFP to multiple vendors to negotiate from a position of strength. You may have a favorite location when you start the RFP process but keep an open mind. Make it clear hat you’ll be going with the venue that…

Venue Negotiation: Using Your Own AV Services Partner (Contract Clauses Included)

Venue Negotiation: Using Your Own AV Services Partner Recently, one of our clients ran into a venue trying to lock them into over-priced AV Services. This is something we’ve encountered many times throughout the years and we’re betting you have too (or will one of these days). We prepared the event contract clauses below to allow professional event and meeting managers like you to continue partnerships with your own Audio Visual Services Suppliers, in any facility, without additional fees or charges. If you don’t currently have an AV & Production partnership, clauses can be…