- 09/06/2017Event Planning: 10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices http://www.eventmobi.com/blog/2017/04/10/10-healthwise-event-menu-choices #eventprofs #mpi #pcma
- 26/04/2017Beware: 3rd party procurement can cost you your commission Long popular in Europe it's here in the USA & Canda now.
Don't get burned. Has anyone else come across it?Beware: Third-party procurement can cost you your commissionplanyourmeetings.com Third-party procurement models are appearing increasingly in North America. Here are some tips to avoid the associated...
Comments26/04/2017 #1 Phil FriedmanAnne, this is an ever-present danger in any project development project that one is negotiating and contracting. My personal approach, developed over more than three decades and hundreds of negotiations is to ask for an up-front retainer if it appears that more than a day or two worth of work is going to be required to get to contract. The retainer is applied against the eventual contract price if the prospect converts to a client. A somewhat weaker alternative is to request a letter of agreement that states the client pays if they execute your proposal or in any way use the information you provide as part of contracting with another (third) party. I have always found that nobody of good will balks at this. Cheers!
- 30/03/2017How Start an Event Planning Business from Home
This is a very successful article with our readers, I hope you enjoy itHow to Start an Event Planning Business from Homewww.eventmanagerblog.com Many Event Planners start out working from home. This can be a great model for setting up an event planning business as it keeps overheads down in those critical early stages of trading and can maximise...
- 15/03/2017What happens when you want a destination wedding in Mexico without getting married on the beach? Here are 5 options.5 Destination Wedding Sites in Mexico that are not on the Beachwww.simchatravel.com A dream wedding on the beach in Mexico, or not. For some couples planning to get married or renew vows in coveted destinations in Mexico, it's just not their style to have sandy feet and sea salt-crusted hems of gowns on that special day. Even...
Comments18/03/2017 #14 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA@Brian McKenzie and others I would like to know more about litigation. I live in Canada and the culture in the USA seems far more litigious. My understanding is that in the USA, people don't pay litigators upfront but, instead, lawyers get a percentage of the settlement or judgement. Is this correct or a misconception? Does this account for the fact that there are so many more lawsuits?14/03/2017 #8 Erroll -EL- WarnerAnne Human Resources is in charge of all company meetings. All information intended for the meeting must be approved by the Human Resources team. No one want an associate addressing a gathering of share holders start insulting the CEO because of frustration. No one would like to see an associate escorted off a podium because of their behavior. No want to see an associate using inappropriate words when addressing an event. Trying to use "big words" to impress while those word are not appropriate for such a setting. Having an associate partially undressing because they represent a certain ideological group.14/03/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie#4 I usually fall back on the USMC 5 paragraph order for first blush brush - everything else is specific to the event, location, time, threats..... but the USMC format is flexible enough to even help you get coffee in the afternoon. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@brian-mckenzie/operation-emerald-coffee Enjoy14/03/2017 #5 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#2 @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA, as Brian mentions, anything that could affect the objectives of the event being achieved needs to be assessed and managed/mitigated. Risk can of course never be eliminated but can surely be managed within acceptable tolerances (risk appetite). A "per event/project based" approach to risk assessment would be appropriate to your line of business. At enterprise level all businesses should be assessing the risk to achievement of overall corporate objectives. Risk principles are scalable to any size and type of business.14/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzieMovement, Security, Communication, Coordination - this is invariably where things fall apart when things fall apart.
Too many fail to plan for when things 'fail'. And they do indeed fail often. From bad weather to crime, to staged riots and regional violence - unscrupulous vendors ready to bilk foreigners and complete black zones where your phone don't work. To name but a few.
This is my play-ground, and if people paid attention to it seriously - I would be out of a job ;)
- 13/03/2017Virtual Reality: Who is using it for events? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/virtual-reality-who-is-using-it-for-eventsVirtual Reality: Who is using it for events?www.bebee.com There has certainly been a lot of buzz about virtual reality and many have predicted that it will soon be one of the hottest trends in the...
- 10/03/2017Event planners, Have you ever come across hotels requiring planners to have $2 million in insurance?
I just saw it for the first time on a hotel contract. It's a hotel in Canada. Unbelievable!
Comments11/03/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee#5 There is a specialty coverage package for professional events, wedding and party planners. The Liability Insurance coverage is designed to provide protection for where you, the insured, must defend yourself or your company against lawsuits or pay damages for bodily injury or property damage to third parties. Accidents and mistakes can happen. There is also Professional Liability coverage in case a customer or a third party is unhappy with your services. When I was an underwriter, there were claims related to this profession.10/03/2017 #5 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#4 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee If this is going to become standard practice across the board then we all have to raise our rates to take care of this. Soon smaller firms will be charging as much as large ones. I can't understand why the event planner should be required to have insurance when they are planning a corporate event. Now if it is an event that they are organizing, advertising, and inviting participants, then it makes sense.
I wonder if wedding and private party planners are in the same boat.10/03/2017 #1 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAThis was the wording on the contract:
The contract is between the client and the hotel:
Each of us agrees to carry and upon demand to provide to the other evidence of a sufficient amount of insurance to provide coverage for any liabilities arising out of or resulting from our respective obligations pursuant to this Contract. You further agree to provide us with evidence of insurance from any contractor,
vendor or service provider retained by you. Such third party shall maintain, at a minimum, Commercial General Liability insurance of at least $2,000,000 per occurrence for injury and/or death and property damage prior to commencing work or services. All insurance required under this Contract shall name us, our owners and XXXXXXX Limited and its subsidiaries as additional insureds."
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- Team Building Trends for 2017 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/team-building-trends-for-2017
- Virtual Reality: Who is using it for events? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/virtual-reality-who-is-using-it-for-events
Comments02/04/2017 #2 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAVirtual Reality: Who is using it for events? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/virtual-reality-who-is-using-it-for-events09/03/2017 #1 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAVirtual Reality: Who is using it for events? The answer will surprise you. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/virtual-reality-who-is-using-it-for-events
- 11/01/2016Hampton CVB @This_is_Hampton 1h1 hour ago
@FtMonroeatOPC hosts Historic Garden Week April 27. Tix are $30 advance, $40 day of. VisitHistoric Garden Week in Virginiavagardenweek.org