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How To Create an Event Summary Sheet For Your Guests

How To Create an Event Summary Sheet For Your Guests

Going to a conference or other event often sends guests into information overload. I’ve heard it said that conference attendees are receiving information through a fire-hose, information gushing out at them at a rate they can’t retain or even process. What if you gave...

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Creating A Fantastic Fall Welcome Basket

Creating A Fantastic Fall Welcome Basket

It’s so fun and encouraging to enter a room and see something there especially for you. A welcome basket could be a wonderful gift for your speakers, special guests, or every guest at a small retreat. With a new season coming up Tuesday, September 24th, here are some...

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Sharing Stories During Your Event

Sharing Stories During Your Event

Stories are powerful, especially personal stories.  How can you harness the power of personal stories at your next event? Identify the type of story you need.  Stories of hope? Survival? A journey of faith? Try to find a phrase that describes the type of...

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Commit to This Mid-Year Resolution

Commit to This Mid-Year Resolution

It’s hard to find time to stay healthy. It takes daily scheduling and effort, both of which can be difficult to muster in our busy lives! But if you don’t commit to being a good steward of yourself- your spiritual and physical health, you will feel the consequences....

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Fundraising Twist

Fundraising Twist

Don’t you love going to fundraising dinners? Ahem. A friend of mine, who has been to countless such affairs, affectionately calls them “rubber chicken dinners.” He says the same four meals, all involving chicken, have been served at fundraising dinners in the south...

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Beyond the “Hello, My Name Is…”

Beyond the “Hello, My Name Is…”

We recently blogged about effectively designing name badges.  When done right, name badges can be a great tool for your event.  When done incorrectly, they can be a distraction and something attendees purposefully “forget” to wear.  Name badges are...

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God is Faithful

God is Faithful

March 31, 2015 was the Tuesday afternoon before Easter, and we were preparing for several groups to arrive that weekend.  I’ll never forget standing outside the Pritchell Mezzanine with my co-workers and staring in shock as thick clouds of smoke engulfed our...

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What’s In Your On-Site Meeting Bag

What’s In Your On-Site Meeting Bag

It’s event time. Some planners have a special bag, to carry and organize everything they need during the event. Here’s what my bag usually contains: Chargers. For everything- my phone, my computer, my iPad. Clipboard and pens. I know lots of people have gone...

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Tips On Scouting a Location

Tips On Scouting a Location

You’re taking a trip to look at a potential site for an event. Here are a few things to remember to help you make the most of your visit. Make a list of the all the group needs. Do this before you arrive. Prepare and bring as much information as you can on the...

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Keeping Your Event Budget on Track

Keeping Your Event Budget on Track

You have established your event budget—good. Now for the task of keeping your event on track, which is by far the trickiest part of event planning. Leave out a detail or under estimate costs, and you are on the fast-track to crashing the budget. So what are some...

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