Posts by Maria Waida

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How to Create Better Networking Moments at Events

Did you know that 85% of job openings are filled through face-to-face networking? With statistics like that, it’s no wonder why networking events continue to grow in popularity. Here are some great examples of impactful networking events from leading brands along with ideas you can apply to your next affair. 3 Successful networking event examples…

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The Best Wedding Planning Software & Tools

These days, wedding planning is mostly all done online. About 80% of those newly engaged (and 1 out of every 3 forward-thinking Millennials prior to their engagement) use wedding planning software, tools, and websites to make the process more efficient. You might have even stumbled across this article when you searched for “how to start…

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Event Names: Tactics, Tools, and Ideas Worth Stealing

Events bring people together to enjoy new experiences. But in order to get attendees through the door, you’ll need to come up with a great name that grabs their attention and piques their interest. The right event name can solidify your event brand, convey your mission, and help fans (new and old) find you. Do…

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The Ultimate Site Inspection Checklist & Guide for Planners

Site inspections are more than just deciding whether or not you like the space. Successful site inspections — the ones chock full of thoughtful questions and specific requests — require a site inspection checklist to make the meeting as fruitful as possible. With a proper site inspection checklist, you can thoroughly assess your event venue…

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How to Create a Long-Term Event Planning Timeline

When you start planning an event, one of the first things you should do is figure out your event planning timeline. It’s important to outline the months and weeks leading up to the big day. This way, you’ll be sure to meet important deadlines, stay within budget, and coordinate multiple parties smoothly. The next time…

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How to Start a Successful Catering Company

If you’re wondering how to start a catering company, you have a lot of things to research, plan, and consider. But getting started doesn’t have to be difficult. By following these 12 essential steps to planning a catering business you’ll be well on your way to success sooner rather than later. Overview of a catering…

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The Essential Guide to S&C CRM Software for Hotels

Did you know that customer relationship management (CRM) technology is one of the largest spending categories in enterprise software? It’s true! The global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market size was valued at USD 23.14 billion all the way back in 2015, and has only grown since then. A recent CRM industry analysis discovered that this…

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25 Convention Center Marketing Tips

The Events Industry Council has determined that roughly 205 million people attend the over 1.8 million conventions that are hosted in the United States each year. But in order to snag even a fraction of these attendees and events, your convention center needs to come up with a killer marketing strategy to stand out amongst…

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