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Your “To Do” List the Day After

August 10, 2011 by  
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Weeks, months and sometimes years of planning go into an event. Within a few short hours afterward, it’s all but a memory.  Just as important as the day before and the day of, is the time you spend after. Breathe. Breathe a sigh of relief and smile. In complete contrast to the startling reality that [...]

Your “To Do” the Day Of

July 13, 2011 by  
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Continuing the topic of “To Do” lists before, during and after an event, we come to the Day Of. The Day of “To Do” is less of a traditional list than the Day Before and the Day After. Whether you’re a corporate executive, the party host, or the bride-to-be, any special event the Day Of [...]

4 Reasons for 4 Seasons That Drive Event Date Selection

June 1, 2011 by  
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In honor of Spring, I’m cleaning out my closets and sharing the 4 “reasons” which compel all to choose specific event dates: 1. The “Best Guess” Guest List: An ESB tends to encounter the party ratio of 20% no show to 80% party in person. Doing the math in advance of planning any event is [...]

Top 4 Signs That Your Event Was A Success

April 27, 2011 by  
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Memories of an event last a lifetime. Memories of event details fade quickly. So, the “other” party planning begins right after the last guest leaves, the trusses are packed up, the dance floors have been brought back to broom swept condition and the vendors have been compensated for their efforts. An event download begins just [...]

Listening to the “Girl Next Door”: How event planning is easier when you’ve lived the life

April 6, 2011 by  
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“You wanna walk the walk? You gotta talk the talk.” How many times have you heard that phrase used in life and in the movies? Over the course of my lifetime, I am sure that I have heard it hundreds of times. As an Event Services Broker (ESB), I realize that this thought is incomplete. [...]

Comparative Shopping: Take the Pressure off Events Planning

March 31, 2011 by  
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Fact: A website monitoring firm reports that, as of March 2011, Twitter has 106 million accounts, 3 billion requests each day and 180 million visitors. Twitter is a rapidly growing social network with no end in sight with regard to growth potential. Fact: A bride to be or a corporate special events planner could easily [...]

Qualities to look for in an Event Services Broker—Part Two

March 23, 2011 by  
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Part one of this blog covered what an Event Services Broker (ESB) is and the benefit to seeking out their services for your next big event. I left off with the first 5 of the 10 qualities to look for in an ESB: Honesty, Monetary Sensitivity, Quality Control, Endurance, and “Inside Track” Advantage. Below are [...]

Qualities to look for in an Event Services Broker—Part One

March 18, 2011 by  
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A recent article in a leading financial publication portrayed “Event Planners” (EP) as those who are most talented in decorating with smoke and mirrors as opposed to fact and finesse. The ten lines that a client would supposedly never hear from the lips of EPs were those that take into account the qualities shopped for when [...]

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