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The Goldilocks Rule for Events

One of the most popular English language fairy tales ever known, the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, became known in its present form as far back as the early 1900s.  When the little girl goes for a walk in the forest and enters a house, she finds three bowls of porridge.  In the […]

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Event Planner Business Proposals

As an event planner, your business proposal must accomplish five main tasks:  1. introduce you  2.  demonstrate you understand the client’s needs 3.  showcase your services  4.  outline your costs 5.  help your clients understand you are the right person to trust for the job One “no-no”, cautions Ian Lauder of proposalkit.com, is sending every […]

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Optical Illusions Help with Change Management

“Optical illusions such as magic lanterns taught the Victorians what to trust. What can they teach us today?” asks history professor Iwan Rhys Morus. It all has to do with paradigms, he says, sets of things of things that everyone (or at least every scientist) agrees on at any given time. When we change paradigms, […]

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That’s Entertainment

“Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight.”  Here at Corporate Events Indianapolis, we get a serious kick out of being one link in a long chain of entertainment history. “Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance existed in all cultures, […]

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Team Building That Takes

The good news and the bad news for corporate employees when it comes to teambuilding programs: those programs are designed to persuade people to change, and people generally dislike and fear change. In fact, according to Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate, “While the notion may ruffle some feathers, all presentations have a component of persuasion […]

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Corporate Team Building Beyond the Bullets

“You must seek the proper balance between message and material,” caution Ray Anthony and Barbara Boyd in Innovative Presentations for Dummies. The authors bemoan the fact that “modern presentations lie trapped in a “black hole” of text-heavy slides read by presenters.” Engaging presentations they caution, must combine creativity with  technology. Finding a good balance between […]

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Midwest Meetings Make Things Happen

“Meetings move us forward” reads the header of Meeting Professionals International home page. “When people get together, things get done.” How true. Our Corporate Events Indianapolis team understands what the MPI leaders mean when they talk about the transformative value that meetings provide. There’s a reason why, in this digital connectivity age, companies continue to bring […]

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Fun Facilitation FOR New Products

There’s a better way to skin the proverbial new product training cat. When one important purpose for holding a corporate event is to introduce new product offerings to the sales force, turn the lights up, put the Power Point® on hold, and start the fun facilitation. People absorb information more quickly when they’re engaged and having […]

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