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More Event Planner Wisdom

Elizabeth Nelson, the Indy J.W.Marriott’s Director of Catering Sales, had much wisdom to share with master entertainers Christian and Katalina. Our Mind Tripping team interviewed Nelson, learning about her many years as a catering and events professional in New Orleans, Chicago, and Atlanta, and now Indianapolis. Nominated as Starwood Hotels & Resorts #1 Catering sales […]

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Two Event Planning Tips

“At any event, one of the planner’s main goals is to ensure that all attendees are comfortable and productive. But often, the temperature of the room is neither,” says Meetings Imagined. At Helsinki University of Technology, researchers found that performance decreases when temperatures go above 73.4 degrees. Master corporate event entertainers Christian and Katalina found […]

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Make Friends With Your CVB

“Consider a convention and visitor bureau (CVB) a meeting planning Yellow Pages. You don’t even have to let your fingers do the walking; the CVB will do that for you as well,” says empowerMINT.com. Convention and Visitors Bureaus do a lot more than simply booking hotel rooms and convention spaces, empowerMINT.com adds.  “They are responsible […]

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Sweet Spot for Corporate Events

John Venn invented the Venn Diagram as an organizational tool to visually contrast and compare relationships among different groups of things. In the overlapping part of the diagram is a “sweet spot”, where the separate elements share common ground. Event planners, as we at Corporate Events Indianapolis have found, deal with myriad details. Those many tasks […]

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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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The Power of Color

We humans are capable of discerning about 250,000 different colors, and every color we see has an effect on every other color we see, explains Robert Ausbourne in the book Visible Magic. Here are important facts about color: 92.6% of people say visual factors are the most important when purchasing a product Ads in color […]

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Five-Point List for Hiring Entertainers

We have nothing but admiration and respect for corporate event planners, we can tell you.  It’s no easy job they have, and, with audiences becoming ever more diverse, the job isn’t getting any easier. As Locoloboevents sums up the situation, “Being in charge of corporate event entertainment can be incredibly stressful.” Here at Corporate Events […]

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