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Embracing and Leveraging Millennial Strengths

Embracing and Leveraging Millennial Strengths

Entitled.  Self-obsessed. Narcissistic. Distracted. These terms carry a strong negative connotation and without doubt are insulting to any person between the ages of circa 22 – 37. I would even argue that the term “millennial” itself, denotes a negative undertone....
Be a Networking Superhero

Be a Networking Superhero

In todays’ digital, global world, making genuine human connections is becoming increasingly difficult.  We have grown accustomed to the ease of sitting in our offices at our desks, or at satellite or home offices sending LinkedIn invitations with personal notes hoping...
Golden Nuggets – The Hidden Value of Professional Development

Golden Nuggets – The Hidden Value of Professional Development

The importance of professional development or lifelong learning, no matter how it is labeled, is often put on the back burner. As our workloads overwhelm us, the need to be in the office to secure new business is top priority or the budget for attending conferences is...
When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

Karma. Fate. Everything happens for a reason.  All possible explanations we and other’s give us when we are faced with life’s unexpected hiccups.  As Event Leaders, working in a fast-paced environment with many “irons in the fire” even a minor crisis can quickly...
Sales is Not a Title

Sales is Not a Title

Even if the word “sales” is not in your professional title, as event professionals we are always selling. During each and every interaction we have with our team, our staff and our customers we sell our services, our ideas, our designs, our strategy or approach to a...
More Than Just Fancy Acronyms!

More Than Just Fancy Acronyms!

As an Event Leader, becoming a member of a professional association related to the meetings and events industry needs to come from a place of self-motivation and self-advocacy. Unlike some highly regulated industries, to carry the title of Event Leader, Event Planner,...
The Leadership Teeter Totter – Perception Deception

The Leadership Teeter Totter – Perception Deception

As leaders in the events industry we have all had our leadership style analyzed, our strengths and weaknesses identified, and have taken a barrage of courses on how to work with different generations, cultures, and to deal with diversity in the workplace.   In today’s...
The New Year’s Elephant | A Guide For Event Leaders

The New Year’s Elephant | A Guide For Event Leaders

Whether you are one to set New Year’s resolutions or not we all are asked by our loved ones, colleagues, friends and even our personal trainers or local baristas what we plan to do differently, commit too or change in the year ahead. As a traditionalist I am normally...
The Event Leaders Guide to Holiday Season Survival

The Event Leaders Guide to Holiday Season Survival

For some, the appearance of holiday décor in the stores, party invitations in your mailbox, post office lineups and even the Salvation Army donation bell jingling outside of the grocery store can evoke feelings of despair instead of the holly jolly warmth of the...
Five Risk Management Tips For Your Holiday Event

Five Risk Management Tips For Your Holiday Event

Being the person that speaks up at a holiday event planning meeting and addresses tough, valid and scary concerns around the safety and well-being of your guests, could earn you the nickname Ebenezer Scrooge, but rest assured you will soar to the top of the “nice”...
How To Have An Effective Board Retreat

How To Have An Effective Board Retreat

The thought of a board retreat can evoke a whirlwind of thoughts that without a doubt contain words such as: goal-setting, business plan reviewing, strategic planning and an abundance of other terms that Boards generally discuss at retreats, in what sometimes feels...
Camera Riser | Tech Thursdays Videos

Camera Riser | Tech Thursdays Videos

In this week’s Tech Thursday, Michael Granek, President & COO of ELI, and Kevin from Clark’s AV answer the question “What is a camera riser?”. Kevin shares what the difference is between a regular riser or stage deck vs. a camera riser, and why you need one when...
Tech Thursdays: Snake

Tech Thursdays: Snake

In this week’s Tech Thursday, Michael Granek, President & COO of ELI, and Kevin from Clark’s AV answer the question “what is a snake?”. Kevin shares what snakes are used for, the cost benefits of using snakes, and more. Want to learn more about event technology?...
Lumens | Tech Thursdays Videos

Lumens | Tech Thursdays Videos

The Event Leadership Institute and Clark’s AV have teamed up to bring you Tech Thursdays, short, micro-lessons about AV equipment and event technology. In this week’s video, ELI’s President & COO, Michael Granek, and Kevin Rowe from Clark’s AV answer the question...
5 Benefits of Untraditional Event Venues

5 Benefits of Untraditional Event Venues

Untraditional event venues break the mold and can help you deliver an unparalleled attendee experience. Untraditional venues are spaces that were typically not created for events as their main purpose. Airplane hangars, warehouse spaces, breweries, wineries, bowling...
Event Jobs | May 2018

Event Jobs | May 2018

One of the main reasons event professionals across the country choose to learn with us is to hone the skills they need to advance their event planning careers, and many of them ask us about job openings. Likewise, many industry employers reach out to us looking for...
Event Jobs | April 2018

Event Jobs | April 2018

One of the main reasons event professionals learn with us is to hone the skills needed to advance their event planning careers, and many of them ask us about job openings. Likewise, many industry employers reach out to us looking for good candidates to fill a variety...
Event Jobs | March 2018

Event Jobs | March 2018

One of the main reasons event professionals learn with us is to hone the skills needed to advance their event planning careers, and many of them ask us about job openings. Likewise, many industry employers reach out to us looking for good candidates to fill a variety...
Event Jobs | February 2018

Event Jobs | February 2018

One of the main reasons event professionals learn with us is to hone the skills needed to advance their event planning careers, and many of them ask us about job openings. Likewise, many industry employers reach out to us looking for good candidates to fill a variety...