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3 Big Problems Your Event Might Run Into

3 Big Problems Your Event Might Run Into

1. The Attendee list Scam Problems- It’s not as obvious as the Nigerian prince who needs your bank information so he can send you a million dollars, but the idea is similar. You are approved online through email to buy a list of everyone who attended the event you...

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3 Ways Your Team Building can Help During a Hurricane

3 Ways Your Team Building can Help During a Hurricane

With Hurricane Harvey hitting Texas and Hurricane Irma hitting the Caribbean and soon the south east of the United States, it’s an important time for team building. If you are a business owner or a team leader, now would be a great time to get your team to work...

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The Pros and Cons of Holding your Event in Las Vegas

The Pros and Cons of Holding your Event in Las Vegas

Lets go ahead and skip through all of the cliche Vegas sayings that you have heard a billion times and get to the bare bones of this right away. Last week our company spent 7 days in Las Vegas setting up and holding a large trade show, and for me personally it was my...

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5 Cool Ideas for your Event Seating

5 Cool Ideas for your Event Seating

5 Cool Event Seating Ideas for Your Next Event 1. Giant Blocks Time to get creative with your event seating! You can have seating created or encourage your guest to make their own seating with these awesome supersize blocks! Great for a small seating section or even a...

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7 LUCKY Reasons to Hold Your Event In Las Vegas

7 LUCKY Reasons to Hold Your Event In Las Vegas

Figuring out a place to hold your event is one of the hardest steps in planning your event. So to help you narrow down your choices, here is 7 reasons on why Vegas might be a great choice. Convention Services This Number: OVER 262,000 resort industry employees, Las...

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How to Get the Best Price for your Venue

How to Get the Best Price for your Venue

A large part of any meeting, trade show, convention, or conference is where you are going to hold it. Venues can make or break an event because it can be the deciding factor if an attendee is going to show up. Lest say you have chosen the best venue, what are some...

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Follow These 12 Steps to Find the Right Event Planner

Follow These 12 Steps to Find the Right Event Planner

1. Question yourself before your event planner . Before you talk to an event planner to discuss budget and other questions you might have for your show, you need to step back and ask your self the question, “what do I want and why?” Making sure you have all your own...

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3 Big Don’ts of Event Management

3 Big Don’ts of Event Management

It’s easier said then done! That’s something that a lot of you have probably heard already. It is easy to tell people how to do something right and be successful, but what are the things you shouldn’t do? These are just as important and for event management it could...

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What is a Summit? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

What is a Summit? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

Summit: Definition: A meeting of heads of state or government, usually with considerable media exposure, tight security, and a prearranged agenda. Lets put this in terms of the business world. 1. Big Names Only. Exclusivity is key here. This is an event that is...

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What is a Trade Show? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

What is a Trade Show? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

Trade Show: Definition: An exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, study activities of rivals, and examine recent market trends and opportunities. 1. Trade Shows are good for...

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What is a Convention? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

What is a Convention? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

Convention Definition: A meeting or formal assembly, as of representatives or delegates, for discussion of and action on particular matters of common concern. 1. Conventions are for networking and voicing your opinion. Unlike conferences, conventions should be used to...

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What is a Conference? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

What is a Conference? A Blog Series by Sterling Events!

Conference: Definition: Merriam-Webster dictionary: “A formal meeting in which many people gather in order to talk about ideas or problems related to a particular topic, usually for several days.” So lets break that down some. 1. A Formal Meeting. In this case formal...

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Top Incentive Trips and Destinations

Top Incentive Trips and Destinations

Top performers for a company deserve the best! So when you reward them, why not reward them with the best incentive trips that you can think of? Heres a list , in no particular order, of some of the top places to have for your next incentive trips! 1) Amsterdam,...

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Building a Winning Team Through Team Building

Building a Winning Team Through Team Building

Team Building Summer is here, and everyone wants to spend as much time outside as possible.  So, how do you provide that flexibility for your staff while building a productive team?  Why not consider organizing an outdoor team building exercise? Let me start by...

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Avoiding Trade Show Horror Stories

Avoiding Trade Show Horror Stories

1. When your Trade Show booth is located the furthest from the show entrance. If your trade show booth location is bad, you should feel bad, because you probably aren’t going to get much traffic. A lot of shows have pre-registration and spots can fill up a year before...

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Top 3 Tips on Running a Summit

Top 3 Tips on Running a Summit

A SUMMIT AND HOW TO RUN ONE! 1) Choose location that is away from the office and has a relaxing atmosphere for your summits. When you create a summit, you want to make sure that you get people our of their daily routines. Choose a resort of some sort to make sure your...

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A High-Tech and Low-Tech Way to Engage Attendees

A High-Tech and Low-Tech Way to Engage Attendees

DISPLAY ATTENDEES SOCIAL POSTS AND PICS: If you are still in a world that denies FaceBook or really any other social media outlet, you might want to start rethinking your business priorities. Social media has made itself a necessity in the business world and without...

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4 Ways to Max Out Attendance for Your Next Event

4 Ways to Max Out Attendance for Your Next Event

1) Last year's events attendees should be rewarded. If an attendee went to your show last year, then there’s a good chance that they will be going to most of your events this year. Rewarding your last year’s attendees with special pricing or a small gift of some sort...

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Get More Attention at your Convention and Trade Shows

Get More Attention at your Convention and Trade Shows

When Attending a Convention or Trade Show, you never want to walk in knowing exactly what to expect. Boring is not a theme that you want heard about your events, that is for sure. So what are some cool ideas and tricks to make your event unique or at least exciting to...

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3 Unique Meeting Tips

3 Unique Meeting Tips

1. Think about Failure in Your Meeting Now this isn’t to say you walk into a meeting and yell out, “Oh my God the company is failing! What are we gonna do?” Scaring your employees is highly advised against. However, starting the meeting proposing the idea that the...

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The Four Ps of Making Your Next Event Great!

The Four Ps of Making Your Next Event Great!

Event Management is what we do! Here is some insight to help you with your next event! Product! This doesn’t necessarily mean that there has to be a specific item that you are selling. This could be a theme or just an type of training that you want your potential...

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Top Reasons to Hire a Corporate Meeting and Event Planner

Top Reasons to Hire a Corporate Meeting and Event Planner

Top Reasons to Hire a Corporate Meeting and Event Planner Planning corporate meetings and events isn’t always as easy as it looks.  With so many details and moving parts, even small meetings can seem daunting.  Plus, planning a meeting or event on top of your regular...

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Types of Incentives and How They can Work for You

Types of Incentives and How They can Work for You

Types of Incentives and How They can Work for You First off lets understand the general meaning and use of an incentive. An incentive is something, like a prize or desired action, that gets an employee to do more of whatever is/was encouraged by the employer. An...

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Top 3 Booth Tips For Your Next Show!

Top 3 Booth Tips For Your Next Show!

Top 3 Booth Tips For your next Trade Show or Convention 1. Location The most important thing for your booth at your Trade Show or Convention is where it might be located on the floor. You are going to want to reserve your spot as early as possible to beat out any...

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