Top 5 Lists

  • Top ideas for event themes

    By Daniella Bustamante and Dela Kumapley, Event Coordinators at Managing Matters Selecting the right theme is crucial to the success of your event and sets the stage to influence your food and beverage, design and décor choices. It will communicate to guests a sense of what to expect, what the atmosphere will be and even what they might wear! With this much pull on the outcome of your event, make sure you spend time choosing a theme that is interesting,…

  • Five areas corporate planners may want to consider outsourcing for their next event

    By Niesa Silzer If you are responsible for planning and executing your organization’s events, then you know first-hand how much work, time and money goes into managing a successful event. Without a doubt, you’ve needed more resources – staff, time, information – but in today’s economy many organizations are unable to allocate additional personnel to their budgets. While resources may be limited, internal planners must continue to meet the need for creative and memorable event experiences, and deliver a return…

  • Five habits of hyper-productive people

    Do you ever feel like someone you know can get more done in three hours than you can in an entire day? It’s not that he or she has some hidden supernatural powers. It’s that this hyper-productive person has some habits that definitely provide an advantage when it comes to working smarter and achieving more in less time. Here are five secret habits of the hyper-productive to adopt to get more out of your day. Take breaks – Constantly working doesn’t…

  • Top five ways of compressing quality meetings into less time

    Where has the time gone, and how should we spend the time we have left? Considering many of us are now taking on more, or experiencing budget cuts, events and meetings for corporate groups and boards of directors are now often being compressed into less time. Fortunately, this is actually in line with the trends in the digital age of 140-character attention spans and the growing popularity of remote offices. There are several ways to have fruitful meetings that are quick…

  • Five tips for successful meeting planning in emerging countries

    By Issa Jouaneh, Vice President and General Manager, American Express Meetings & Events We have seen significant growth in the meetings and events business in emerging countries this year. As organizations continue to expand globally, and standardize the meetings policy and overall governance globally, meeting planning in emerging countries will take on a higher level of importance and relevance. The four largest emerging and developing economies are the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), with Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa,…

  • Five tips for putting off procrastination

    Like many people, I have a tendency to put off certain tasks which I perceive to be unpleasant, painful or just plain boring – doing more than a few minutes of cardio, for example. At the same time, I realize that successful people get that way precisely because they are willing to do the things most people aren’t, including the things that take us out of our comfort zone (such as sales or marketing our business) or involve a certain…

  • Five biggest business mistakes to avoid

    Everybody makes mistakes, even seemingly infallible business behemoths. The problem is, when said industry Goliaths trip, the ground shakes for miles around. It’s not that business mistakes and failure are things to be feared – in fact, if it happens in measured amounts, failure can be an important stepping stone to success. But modern businesses tend to make common mistakes over and over, indicating that many leadership and management teams learn nothing no matter how often they trip over the…

  • Technology, globalization, sustainability among top five megatrends transforming the meetings industry, says global study

    The German Convention Bureau recently released findings from Meetings and conventions 2030: A study of megatrends shaping our industry. According to Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau, at a press conference today at IMEX America, “The meetings industry is an economic driver for nations all over the world. As an innovation leader, we envision this megatrends study helping players in the industry develop a future-oriented strategy that can generate business and economic success.” The comprehensive study revealed…

  • Five key elements for business success

    Business success takes many different elements combining together to create just the right mix of vision, purpose, product and customer satisfaction. While there are many factors that businesses cite as being essential to creating success, here are five that must be on every organization’s list. Value The features, uniqueness and benefits of your business are what differentiate you from your competitors. Donald Neubaum, College of Business Associate Dean for Research at Oregon State University, states that businesses must continue to…

  • Top five tips for a successful brand refresh for your event company

    By Keri Miller After 10 successful years in the Canadian event industry, e=mc2 events decided it was time for a brand “refresh.” Although the original brand had significant brand equity and the core business was quite similar to what it was in 2001, a cultural shift had occurred within our walls and in the world around us. We needed to ensure our name, logo and website accurately reflected our evolution and current position in the marketplace. The original name, e=mc2…

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