Our society runs at a fast pace. Daily things trend and within hours, it's old news. Marketers and advertisers alike won't use material that's 11 months or older because it's deemed irrelevant and social platforms are popping up at an alarmingly fast pace. So what do you do when you're in need of a little inspiration but you're livelihood literally can't afford to wait on the inspiration to arrive?Read More
When you think of your brand, what's a word that comes to mind? Depending on your product or service, your brand usually correlates to your target audience. Branding is really important because it tells the story of your business.Read More
It's almost October and it's time to pull out the sweaters and fall clothes. We're heading into the final quarter of the year and with that comes mounted pressure to end the year on a high note. This may be a good time to meet with your event planner and arrange a business meeting to make sure everyone is tracking towards their year end goals. An event planner is crucial in this planning process and will alleviate pressure on you so that you can focus on ending the year strong. Event planners are business folks too and they totally understand fourth quarter numbers that make or break the year. They're here to help make your end of year a success!Read More
Sometimes meetings can feel a little bit monotonous. The 2pm crash happens, you feel like you’re floating in coffee and creamer and your head is spinning with numbers, facts and other helpful tidbits to make your job easier. You’re stomach starts to growl and a nap sounds amazing. Sound familiar?Read More
Planning a conference for your business is great if you have lots of time and money, right? But time and money are of the essence in today’s world and that’s why partnering with an events planner for your next conference is like throwing the winning touchdown on the last play of the game!Read More
Deciding to host a conference for your business is a great decision for a variety of reasons. It can build unity, develop your sales force or provide an avenue to introduce a new product. Conferences have been a staple amongst many companies for a long time. It enables a business to establish itself within the particular industry plus it creates great networking opportunities.Read More
You may be wondering just how this is helpful and we’re glad you asked! As an event planner, we’ll be able to provide a substantial list of helpful exercises to build leadership, improve morale and bring out the very best in your co-workers. We’ve been around a while to know what works and what doesn’t so we’ll be able to guide you through the selection process so that the exercises implemented are specific to the needs of you and your business.Read More
Smart phones aren't just the current fashion trend, they've innovated a new way of doing business. Our culture does so much business online so why not move event planning online? We found that Tap Crowd For Events is a great app that has powerful platforms to build stellar apps. It covers apps for sessions, attendees, agenda, live voting and more!Read More
Welcome back to the Top Trends of 2015. We've loved sharing the trends and hot tips within the event planning industry and we hope you've enjoyed this series. Check out our previous posts if you're new to the our blog. And welcome! We're so glad to have you! Thanks to our awesome friends at The Events Manager Blog, we've been able to share their research and report. To round it all out, we're concluding with Events.Read More
We've covered a broad range of topics from drenching attendees in an experience they'll never forget to finding the perfect venue, complete with it's own charisma and story. This time around, we're sharing all about the role of the event planner--and you'll be surprised at what the experts had to say.Read More
Have you ever thought of the speaker as the performer of your event? If we really think about it, the speaker can make or break it from the start. Having keynotes that are not only engaging but are part of the performance is key to the events success. That doesn’t necessarily mean they put on a show, but it does mean that they are willing to genuinely interact with your attendees to make them feel part of the experience.Read More
It's all about the "Drop and Drag" this year. That means taking something old and creating something new. Want to know what it really means? It's all about reinventing spaces. People want to come to something that’s unique and one of a kind. Maybe you transform an old bus or a train station and make it the next hot event. Or you take an old barn and create a fun, inviting atmosphere that attendees will love!Read More
We’ve all been to meetings where the content is great but the food is pretty mediocre. We live in a society that highly revolves around food and many of us don’t remember the details of the meeting as much as we remember whether the food was a hit or whether it fell flat. We know that the food budget isn’t always the top priority for a business meeting but surely there’s a way to provide Ruth’s Chris quality on a Chik-fil-a budget, right?
We’ve put together a few ideas to ignite the wheels in your mind as you create a masterful meal plan that will have your attendees full, happy and attentive to your meeting. Because let’s be honest, maybe delicious food isn’t always necessary but it sure is a great way to create a memorable meeting.Read More
Have you ever envisioned an event where everything ran so smoothly and so perfectly it was like a dream come true? We have and it happens regularly with great planning, execution and attention to detail. Event planning can be a lot of fun when you are prepared and organized.
Here at The Event’s Genie, our Founder, Amy Derr, developed a special formula that we apply to each event we plan. Check them out because they’re a great way to ensure your next event is a smashing success.
Amy says it’s all about EESIA. Or…
Envision. Evaluate. Strategize. Implement. Assess.Read More
Welcome to The Events Genie blog. But let us start off by saying this—we aren’t just some ordinary, run of the mill blog. In an age where there are millions of blogs to choose from, we thought we’d go ahead and guarantee right from the beginning that this blog is worth the read. We promise.Read More
We’ve often found over here at The Event’s Genie that staying within budget not only blesses the purse strings but it provides a great foundation for a solid event. It’s gives you some parameters to work within plus it keeps vendors and everyone involved focused and aware of the expectations for the occasion. Whether it’s a small business meeting or a large corporate event, we have 5 budget savvy tips that will ensure your event is awesome and accommodating for everyone who attends.Read More