The “Other” Green Event Checklist
Mar07

The “Other” Green Event Checklist

  GUEST POSTby Shawna McKinley… When I grew up I wanted to be a park ranger. What could be cooler than being in nature, teaching kids about pond ecology to bears? Somewhere along the way I took a summer job as a community event planner and the rest, as they say, is history! Today I specialize in a pretty unique area: sustainable event management. I work with organizations to understand and reduce their event footprint, consider...

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Yes! Event Management is Really Sales
Oct29

Yes! Event Management is Really Sales

GUEST POST by Heidi Thorne… Mention “sales position” to most newly-minted college grads and you’ll likely get an “Eeewww, I’ll never be in sales!” I find this a bit amusing, especially when you ask them what they want to do. The response is usually marketing, event management, advertising, etc. Well, guess what, you’re really in sales in any of those capacities. Here’s the cold hard truth: Nothing happens until somebody sells...

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Keep Calm In A Storm…
Sep11

Keep Calm In A Storm…

GUEST POST By Nadine Zrinzo… A tip for Event Management Students: A lot can be said for how an Event Manager handles a crisis. Let me warn you from now, you will be putting out fires all over the place, especially whilst you are onsite and actually running the event. As event management students you are being equipped with a multitude of resources, processes and techniques to enable you to put together great events. You know...

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One Big Tip For Event Management Students
Aug17

One Big Tip For Event Management Students

I asked Event Management Professionals on Twitter to answer the following question: #eventprofs – If u could give an event mgmt student one big tip, what would it be??? Please reply, I’ll pass it along to my students!!! Here are the responses that I received… virtueevents @mikegranek work with vendors that you trust and build solid relationships with them. Kaisteffan @mikegranek focus on what ever brand you create...

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