Whenever we take a break during our conference, it’s tough to get everyone back in the room for the next session. Any suggestions on how to corral them?

Instead of running through the hallways asking people to re-assemble, one suggestion is to place a couple of speakers in the hallways. Then you can make announcements in a professional way which will be heard by the people gathered outside.

Big Changes are Coming to Laptops

The idea of a laptop changing features is nothing new. It’s a constant evolution. Most of the time, these changes are noticed from when you are looking at your screen. Well, there is a new change coming and it’s not something you will notice on the screen. It is how you connect any cables. Laptops […]

What You Need to Know Before Renting a Tent

Tents are so popular during the warmer months that often times they are completely sold out! And no wonder. Nothing beats an outdoor party with fresh air, sunshine (or moonshine if that’s the case) after a harsh, cold winter. But tent events are different from ones held in a venue, where many services and staff […]

10 PPT Tips Used in a Real Life Presentation

    Here’s an actual presentation that incorporates the 10 PowerPoint tips (above) from TED’s in-house expert.

10 Tips for Better Slide Decks

Who knows more about getting an audience’s attention than TED? See if your PPT presentation passes muster.      

ASK THE EXPERT: Food is one of the greatest costs of any event, and is the most perishable. So what happens to all the leftover food after a banquet or other large event?

  The South Park Inn provides services to the homeless in Hartford and welcomes the food donations from The Society Room of Hartford.   I asked some of the local venues such as The Society Room of Hartford, The Riverview and Billings Forge about food donations, and found great news and acts of kindness you […]

12 Common A/V Mistakes

We’ve all been there: a small budget and big expectations for a spectacular event. The Audio/Visual services are important to an event, particularly if they support the focal point of the occasion. But poor sound leaves people straining to hear, choppy videos leave people disenchanted and an out-of-proportion PowerPoint presentation can be very hard to […]

Make the Most Out of Your Organization’s Facebook Page

      Free Download! 15 ways Facebook apps can enhance and customize your Facebook page. For instance, how to automatically incorporate blogs and photos from other social media outlets directly into Facebook.   # # # #

How Going Green Can Generate More Clients, Sponsors and Revenues for Your Special Event

By Joseph Rizzo, Director, Sustainability Services iCompli, division of BPA Worldwide         Event planners, venues, destinations, and other industry suppliers are all getting in the game with sustainability initiatives. Event professionals that incorporate sustainability practices into their offerings can gain a competitive advantage and win business from socially responsible and environmentally conscious […]

MPI CRV Fire and Ice Gala Highlights Annual Awards and Record Breaking Auction

  Congratulations to all the 2015 MPI CRV Award Winners and the new Board of Directors for 2015-2016, who celebrated at the recent Fire and Ice Gala held at The Riverview in Simsbury. A lovely setting in the ballroom highlighted specialty drinks, ice sculpture, silent and live auctions, photo booth, live DJ, open bar and […]