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Planning and Moderating a Virtual Meeting

By - September 25, 2021

Donna Gilliland shares her top tips for planning and moderating a virtual meeting
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Getting Started with Hybrid Events

By - July 25, 2021

Sophie Ahmed shares an overview of hybrid events, what they are and how to get started with designing one
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How to Make Your Events More Sustainable

By - July 25, 2021

Abena Poku-Awuah explains why sustainable events are good for your company and your community
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Fresh and Fun Virtual Team Events

By - May 25, 2021

Corinne Hoisington and Bre Pauley share their experiences of virtual team events
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Meeting Design: Treat your Online Conference like a TV Show

By - January 25, 2021

A lack of meeting design knowledge results in dull virtual meetings and conferences says Roy Sheppard
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Developing Online Confidence

By - January 25, 2021

Emma Reynolds gives us her top tips for developing online confidence in virtual meetings and conferences A large part of my training and work in online speaker coaching has been in teaching a whole set of new, sometimes difficult to grasp, behaviours.  Initially, translating our old live meeting behaviours to online meetings seemed simple, but... Read more »
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5 Steps to a Running a Successful Event

By - July 25, 2020

Jo Ferreday and Karen Edwards outline 5 steps to running a successful event As life is starting to get back to normal, events are being used to provide added value, build relationships and strengthen existing ones. Here are 5 steps to running a successful event. Step 1: Planning The foundation to a successful event is... Read more »
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The Future of Events

By - May 25, 2020

Kate Kassar takes a look at the future of events in a COVID-19 world The world is almost standing still with COVID-19.  Many event organisers – and assistants – are left with few or no events to organise.  But on the basis that at some point the whole world will go back to ‘normal’, what... Read more »
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Leading an Events Team

By - March 25, 2020

Kate Kassar’s top tips on how to go from independent worker to team leader Assistants are usually associated with independent working, not as being a member of or leading a team.  Having said that, as soon as we are talking events, you are a member of a team, and you may well find yourself the... Read more »
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Event Security: Are Your Delegates Safe from Harm?

By - January 25, 2020

Maria Fuller details her top tips to ensure event security is part of your event plan On 29 November 2019, two people lost their lives at a conference in London when they were brutally stabbed and killed.  Shockingly, one of the event attendees came with the purpose of committing an act of terrorism. The stark... Read more »
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Getting the Best Value from a Venue

By - January 25, 2020

Kristin Lamb details her top tips for getting the best value from a venue One of the key elements of organising any event is securing a space or venue. It may sound like simple work – finding a venue and exchanging contracts – but the devil is in the detail. Often, there’s a myriad of... Read more »
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What to Do When Your Event Goes Wrong

By - November 25, 2019

Kate Kassar’s top tips for managing an event that is not “all right on the night” Events are live so by their very nature, subject to stresses and pitfalls that we can only imagine when we embark upon them.  Moreover, there is an expectation among executives that assistants should ‘just get on with it’ and... Read more »
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Effective Communication: The Key to Event Management

By - July 25, 2019

Kate Kassar’s top tips on producing a coherent, effective message within your event If you ask anyone who does not manage events for a living what the main skills of an event manager are, they’ll suggest methodical planning of logistics, budgeting skills, maybe they’ll say creativity. If you ask me, I’d say effective communication. When... Read more »
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Tips for Managing AV Requirements

By - May 24, 2019

Kate Kassar details her top tips for managing audio visual (AV) requirements for an event An industry figurehead recently told us that even she had been stumped by a recent AV quotation she had received. I have therefore put pen to paper to help you turn these technical quotations into plain and simple English. 1.Know... Read more »
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7 Strategies to Successfully Plan a Large-Scale Meeting

By - May 24, 2019

Feel confident in handling a large-scale meeting with Marie Herman’s guidance You can probably organize a small-scale meeting in your sleep. You know that you need to reserve the conference room, send out meeting invites, order catering, set up audio visual, print the handouts, and so on. You might have a checklist to follow for... Read more »
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Top Tips for Ensuring Interaction at Your Company Meeting

By - May 24, 2019

Ensuring that your executive is achieving their objectives can be challenging says Kursha Woodgate The operational side of putting on a company meeting or “Town Hall” will be familiar to a lot of seasoned assistants, but what if your executive is looking to gain a little more insight from the next meeting? Maybe he or... Read more »