3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing the Next Speaker for Your Event

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN CHOOSING THE NEXT SPEAKER FOR YOUR EVENT

Choosing the right speaker for your event or conference can be one of the most difficult aspects of the planning process. Your speakers will command most of your attendee’s attention, which means that the success of an event can rest solely on whether you have selected the right speaker. It’s easy to become distracted by…

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MILESTONE EVENT IDEAS: TREND #4 – DATA FUELLED CHANGE

Milestone Event Trend #4 – Data Fuelled Change Technology is providing us with richer and richer ways to capture event data. Mobile event apps can shed light on attendees’ sentiment around an event, social activity, specific feedback, what time of day attendees are interacting with your event, which content people find most useful, who your influencers are…

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MILESTONE EVENT IDEAS: TREND #5 – CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE JOURNEY

Milestone Event Trend #5 – Customer Experience Journey As many of the trends in this series have pointed out, expectations of attendees have grown exponentially. The most successful events are the ones that blow those expectations out of the water by making an unparalleled event experience, from start to finish, operational. The key word here is: operational.…

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MILESTONE EVENT IDEAS SERIES: TREND #3 – INFLUATTENDEES

Milestone Event Trend #3 – Influattendees Years ago, event organizers created the content around their event. They hired the speakers, handed out agendas, created video archives of talks, emailed speaker notes and created photo albums of event snapshots. Today, every single person who attends your event is a content creator.  Your speakers, entertainers, sponsors and attendees…

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MILESTONE EVENT IDEAS SERIES: TREND #2 – SOCIAL SPACES

Milestone Event Trend #2 – Social Spaces Social media is now as omnipresent as the air we breathe. So, it’s no surprise that most event organizers planning a consumer-facing event want to leverage social channels to help build awareness of their event. But the challenge becomes…how do you encourage social media sharing when you don’t control…

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MILESTONE EVENT IDEAS SERIES: TREND #1 – MICROEVENTS

Your milestone event is fast approaching and you want to do something big, impactful and that will have your guests raving. At Total Event Resources, we’ve planned thousands of ground breakings, business anniversaries, mergers and ribbon cuttings – many of them winning international awards for innovation and creativity. Recently, we even celebrated our own milestone…

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20 YEARS + 20 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS

The average income per year was $36,300.00 and the cost of a gallon of gas was $1.22. Japan launched its first DVDs, Dolly The Sheep was the first successfully cloned mammal and the Spice Girls released their first #1, Wannabe. Welcome to the year: 1996. This was also the year that Kathy Miller launched Total Event…

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2 APPS THAT HAVE DRASTICALLY CHANGED YOUR EVENTS (WHETHER YOU KNOW IT, OR NOT)

 Perhaps you’ve heard of them… Periscope and Meerkat, both mobile live-streaming apps, burst onto the social media scene in March of 2015. By August, Periscope alone had surpassed 10 million users. That’s millions of people who’ve realized just how easy it is to broadcast live video at any time, from anywhere. It’s a pretty sure bet…

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FIVE IDEAS FOR CORPORATE SUMMER EVENTS THAT WILL HELP YOU ATTAIN HERO STATUS

Finally! The ice is beginning to melt and your flip-flops are starting to whisper your name from the back of the closet. The days are getting warmer and longer, and you are starting to actually imagine activities outside that don’t include a wind chill warning. For corporate planners, the time to start thinking about corporate…

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LOOKING FOR A TOP EVENT PLANNING COMPANY? HERE ARE SEVEN CHARACTERISTICS TO HELP YOU FIND THE BEST OF THE BEST!

  Dear Clients, Are you sick of being sold only to find out the experience is not what you thought it would be? Are you tired of hearing the same old sales pitch from every event planning company that walks through the door? We understand. “We’re the best. We’re creative. We are so much more…

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