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March 03, 2015


 


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Tips for energizing your events with Feng Shui
AFR
Feng Shui, Meng Schway ... is that what you are thinking? We were too, until we really took a look at how we could affect the energy of an event through the use of Feng Shui.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


Unlocking the secrets of improv
Catersource
There are few professions that require as much flexibility — or the ability to think on ones feet — as catering and event planning. Rumor has it that under the right conditions, it is possible to get through a full hour at an event without something going awry.
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3 ways to make them remember your event long after it is over
By William D. Pawlucy
Why do we have one-time attendees at our events and never see them again? Delivering value goes far beyond just delivering content. We see the trends in virtual and augmented reality that overlay our environment to provide more to the experiences we have in everyday life.
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Real vs. perceived emotional experiences at events
Special Events
Real experiences are powerful, but they are not the only emotional circumstances that can drive sales. A perceived experience — or one that customers merely imagine — can also create excitement around products and services.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


11 steps to the perfect wedding programs
The Knot
A good wedding ceremony is like good theater. It's a performance with its own cast of characters, special costumes and music. And like a captivating play, as a wedding progresses, an unforgettable story unfolds.
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Bar inspiration: 11 punches for all seasons
BizBash
Punch cocktails are enjoying a revival. Here are creative versions to suggest to bartenders or caterers.
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62 top floral designers to book for your wedding
Martha Stewart Weddings
Flowers and plants are inherently beautiful, but how you mix the two together to create amazing bouquets and arresting arrangements for a one-of-a-kind day is what makes them truly magical. Behold the most outstanding magicians — from coast to coast — in the business.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


5 ways to engage millennials in meetings
Cvent
Loosely defined as individuals born between the 1980s and early 2000s, the oldest millennials are now in their early to mid 30s. In the largest demographic power shift to hit organizations in decades, over the next 10 years more millennials will be entering the workforce and moving into the executive suite.
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How to make your business stand out
Entrepreneur
Most businesses face steep competition: According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, to be successful and break away from the pack, one of the first steps in your business development plan should be to determine your market and identify why they should give their business to you. Make sure the market you are targeting is the best market for your product or service.
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How social media trends are changing wedding planning
The Huntsville Times
Over the past decade, the Internet and social media sites have completely revolutionized how individuals announce and plan their weddings. Electronic media delivers a host of cool new ideas that were never an option before. Check out these five popular social media wedding trends that are changing up the planning process of saying our "I dos."
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Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo — July 12-15
NACE
Have you registered for Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo yet? EARLY EARLY BIRD pricing may have ended, but there are still discounts available with special payment options. This conference is the only one of its kind that serves everyone in the catering and events industry, not to mention all of the outstanding networking opportunities with industry leaders and celebrities such as Colin Cowie and Keynote Jackie Huba. Register today!
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Upcoming Expo March 9-11
Midwest Food Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is excited to partner with NACE to host the 7th annual Tabletop Design Competition! A highlight of the show floor, this competition is a premier presentation of creativity and skill in tabletop design. Cash prizes, trophies, social media exposure and press release attention all make this a worthwhile competition. Sign up to compete today. Don't miss the educational sessions geared specifically for catering and events professionals, which includes a session by David Caruso on event trends, information on social media by Tim Vertz, and a session by Executive Chef Felix Rosado and Kelly Roecker of Bartolotta Catering on special event menus. We hope to see you March 9-11 in Milwaukee!
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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