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Psychology of Home Creates Rapport

“There’s a reason why the first thing we often ask someone when we meet them, right after we learn their name, is ‘Where’s home for you?’”, says Julie Beck, writing in the Atlantic. Beck quotes psychologist Susan Clayton, who explains that for many people, their home is part of their self-definition. Yes, we know. In […]

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Trade Show Disengagement

My trade show maven friend Jane Thompson writes about people who don’t know how to say goodbye. “When you are prepping your booth staff for a show,” she warns, “don’t forget to prepare them for the eventuality of having to extract themselves from a conversation with an attendee who is ‘going on too long’”. Everyone who’s ever […]

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Trade Show Booth Engagement

“Most companies spend a significant amount of time, money, and resources exhibiting at trade shows,” observes Jillian Axtell of livemarketing.com. Yet, time and time again, Axtell notes, companies pay too little attention to the one element most critical to trade show success – their booth staff. No strangers to trade shows, our Mind Tripping performers […]

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Events Offer Local Flavor

Indianapolis, we’re proud to say, is a place with many unique experiences to offer to out-of-town visitors. Sure, Indy is known for the Indy 500 and for the Colts, but as savvy event planners know, people who come here for a corporate event want more. After all, when we visit a new city, what we […]

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Top 10 Trends for Events

“If you’re responsible for planning a conference or corporate meeting on your company’s behalf, consider these trends shaping today’s corporate events,” advises oncallinternational.com. 1. Location: Event location has taken on new meaning, as more and more event planners incorporate cultural aspects of their destination into attendees’ experience. 2. Booking demand window narrowing:  It’s becoming very […]

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Building Effective Teams

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” That saying about teambuilding (attributed to sports leader Babe Ruth), describes one goal companies have in mind when they […]

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Centerpieces & Conversations

“Don’t leave your tables dull and undecorated,” is stumpsparty.com’s advice to corporate event planners. An eye-catching centerpiece will spark conversation and set the theme for the fun and festive event, Stumps adds.” You may even allow your guests to take home unique centerpieces as party favors at the end of the night.” When our Mind […]

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Start with a Budget in Mind

When planning an event, many start backward, observes Houston entertainer Robert Berry.  They call caterers, entertainers, and halls to get prices, then submit those for approval, having to start all over when the approved budget does not cover the expenses. Knowing the budget allows a planner to divide it into thirds, Berry says: 1.  Facility […]

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