Category: Event Tips

Sure-Fire Ways for Speakers to Engage Their Audience

It’s every speaker’s nightmare: a conference audience more interested in its phones, fingernails, or the floor than in what you’re saying. You’ve just made a point you spent days to carefully craft, and all you hear are shuffles and a few coughs.

But there are ways to wake up your audience, capture their attention, and engage them. Here are a few foolproof methods to help.

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Know your audience

Investigate beforehand what their goals are. If you’re trying to tell them how to increase their sales, for example, do your homework and f

How to Plan an Elegant New Year’s Eve Party

Ten . . . nine . . . eight . . . seven . . . Time is running out, not only on 2022, but on the time you have left to plan a fabulous, unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. So we’re here to help you out.

The vibe

To set your gala apart from every other New Year’s bash, you’ll need a theme for your party. This is the fun part, where you let your imagination run wild an important first step to plan your New Year's Eve party.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • A black and wh

Sure-Fire Team-Building Exercises for Your Company

The pandemic played havoc with so many aspects of our lives, including the team cohesion that was far easier to achieve in the days when everyone worked at the same site.

Now that more of us are returning to in-person workspaces, it’s more important than ever to provide creative ways to encourage bonding among your employees. Such activities foster enhanced communication and employee morale, leading to a more productive workforce.

So here are a few team-building exercises you can offer.

Happy hour

The classic team-building event is the after-w

Planning a Memorable Company Holiday Party

Lucky you! You’ve been tasked with planning your company holiday party. So how do you make this year’s celebration stand out and—more important—make everyone want to come?

Here are a few tips to make your job a little easier.

Don’t go it alone

Even if you’re bursting with terrific ideas, have boundless energy, and are dynamite at details, get some help. A planning committee can help you make decisions and handle myriad tasks.

Know your budget

One way to lose points with management is to go over budget.

Tips to Host a More Sustainable Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to, as the name implies, give thanks to your deity, to the Universe, or to your good luck for all the things—tangible and intangible—that you have. And part of that tradition involves getting together with friends and family to celebrate your good fortune.

One of the things you’re no doubt grateful for is this planet we live on. But, as everyone knows, the earth is in trouble, so here are a few ways to host a sustainable Thanksgiving celebration.

Cut down on waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that Americans waste up to 40 percent of the food they buy every year. Translated to Thanksgiving, that means:

  • 172 million pounds of

Tips On Ways to Have a Kid-Friendly Wedding

Say the phrase “kids at weddings” and some people cringe; other couples can’t imagine having it any other way.

If you’re in the latter camp, you still have to admit that formal ceremonies such as weddings can be a recipe for misery, not only for attendees and parents, but for the little ones themselves.

So if you want to include the younger set at your wedding, what are some ways to make everyone happy? Here are a few tips for hosting a kid-friendly wedding.

Base decisions on budget

Weddings are expensive, and every couple has a budg

Hold Your Halloween Party in Miami’s Haunted Skyscraper

Calling all witches, warlocks, and wizards, all ghosts, and goblins, and ghoulies! The season of Halloween—also known as All Hallows Eve and Samhain—is upon us!

And if you’re looking for the perfect place to host your Halloween bash, it doesn’t get any better than the historic—and famously haunted—Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami.

The most famous ghost

Many people working at the duPont Building have reported seeing strange apparit

No Event Curfew Here! Where To Party All Night Long in Miami

There's nothing worse than a killer celebration getting cut short due to the event venue's curfew. Whether you’re holding a Las Vegas Night, Pride parties, a bar/bat mitzvah, a wedding reception or bachelor/bachelorette party, the last thing you want is the venue’s equivalent of a lifeguard blowing a whistle at 9 or 10 p.m. hollering, “Everybody out of the pool!”

Or the host sounding like a bartender who, just as the festivities really get rolling, loudly announcing, “Closing time! You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”

An event curfew can be a real buzzkill just as the party is reaching its peak. 

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Tips for Planning a Family-Friendly Work Conference

While the pandemic may not have changed everything, it did have a major impact in several areas, one of which was the traditional expectation of employees devoting every waking hour to the job. 

Savvy corporations are taking notice, and are trying to adjust to new thinking regarding work-life balance. One of these new post-pandemic trends in the corporate world is the family-friendly work conference or meeting.

This type of event not only solves the sitter problem for out-of-town meetings, but also allows kids to have a glimpse of the mysterious world of “work” that Mommy and Daddy go to every day.