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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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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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Entertainment Experience Wave

Event planners, says Event Tech Lab founder James Morgan, can use technology as well as face-to-face interactions to create an attendee Experience Wave. Like riding the waves in the ocean, the attendees at a corporate event should experience both “ups” and “downs”, fluctuating between being passive audience members and being participants. The term “audience”, Morgan […]

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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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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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