MPN132— Why The Strongest Planners say Goodbye.

Welcome back to the Meetings Podcast’s News.  A roundup of meeting and event articles we enjoyed.

Today’s show is brought to you by Endless Entertainment.   Endless Entertainment is the nationwide AV company obsessed with serving it’s customers.  Endless has a FREE event & meeting planning checklist for MeetingsPodcast listeners . To claim it – just head over to http://helloendless.com/freechecklist.

Today’s podcast brings you information from Event Manager Blog, Etouches Blog, Special Events and Endless Entertainment.

First up from today’s posts:

EMB of Event Manager Blog writes on Why Even The Best Event Planners Quit:

When it comes to any career, there are reasons you stay and work your way up and there are reasons employees leave. With the event industry being fast-paced and competitive it breeds a certain type of professional who can face many challenges, work quickly on their feet and have excellent problem-solving skills. The downside? It makes them more independent and very likely to go out on their own if not treated properly.

Here are what really prompts people to leave and what you can do to make them stay?

1.      Poor Support:

Sometimes it can take a village to plan, organize and manage an event so staff feeling as though they are lacking support is a surefire way to make them feel alone and go searching elsewhere. Developing a successful event team can make the workload more enjoyable, boost productivity and give the customer a better experience which reflects well on your business and is great for office moral and staff retention.

To access more information on Why Even The Best Event Planners Quit, Go over to Event Manager Blog at www.eventmanagerblog.com    

Next from Etouches Blog:

G.A writes on Protecting Room Blocks From Poachers:

There is nothing more frustrating than having all of your calculated hard work in securing hotel rooms for your event thrown off by a handful of unscrupulous organizations targeting your attendees. These organizations will tell lies, use pressure tactics and misrepresent themselves all just to dupe your attendees into booking a room, often a room that doesn’t even exist. These organizations affect your room contracting liability, your revenue, and potentially the safety of your guests.

Here Are 8 Ways to Protect Your Room Blocks from Poachers:

  1. Clearly state the official housing providers. Create a spotlight on the webpage above the booking link that specifies the only valid methods to book for the event. State that all other methods may result in cancellation of registration.
  1. Provide strong registration incentives, such as discounts on registration when staying at one of the preferred hotels. Consider packaged options where attendees can book registration and hotel stays in one bundle, ensuring it’s within the block.

To access more information on Protecting Room Blocks From Poachers, Go over to Etouches Blog at www.blog.etouches.com

Next from Special Events:

Kim writes on How To Turn Hometown Into A Wedding Destination:

What do you do if you live in “fringe” cities that might be popular tourist spots but aren’t typically thought of as top wedding destinations?

There are plenty of ways to turn local hometown into a special “destination” celebration for your guests. Not only does this provide an unforgettable experience for out-of-town guests, but it also gives couples a day filled with special details that showcase their life together. Here is what to do:

  1. Think like an out-of-towner.
    When you’re driving to work every morning and picking up groceries around the corner, it can be easy to take for granted all of the amazing things your city has to offer. Thinking like an out-of-town guest can help you re-learn the things that make your hometown special and unique.

To access more information on How To Turn Hometown Into A Wedding Destination, Go over to Special Events at www.specialevents.com

To close the show out we have an article from Endless Entertainment:

Bradford Stimpson writes on 10x Your Event Traffic With Social Media Live Streaming:

If you adopt live streaming and show your audience that you are human, you will connect like never before.  Your live streaming event will easily top previous and bring in ten times the amount of traffic.  The future of marketing belongs to brands that embrace conversation, being human and letting go.  Who plan rather than produce. Who story-tell rather than market.  Who connect and are human.

1.  Benefits of Social Media Live Streaming:

If you are not familiar with social media live streaming technology, it can seem daunting to set it up for your next event.  If done correctly, your social reach will increase, you will connect with a broader audience and you will grab the attention of journalists and PR agencies.  All of these make promoting your event that much easier.

To access more information on 10x Your Event Traffic With Social Media Live Streaming, Go over to Endless Entertainment at www.helloendless.com

That’s our roundup of today’s event articles – what’s your feedback on these articles?   We want to hear.  Email us at meetingspodcast@gmail.com.  Find all the links to these articles on the Podcastingforevents.com webpage and of course on meetingspodcast.com.

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