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  1. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Event Planning: 10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices http://www.eventmobi.com/blog/2017/04/10/10-healthwise-event-menu-choices #eventprofs #mpi #pcma Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
  2. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Beware: 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?
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Beware: Third-party procurement can cost you your commission
    planyourmeetings.com Third-party procurement models are appearing increasingly in North America. Here are some tips to avoid the associated...


    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    26/04/2017 #2 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    I agree. A retainer is definitely the way to go.
    Phil Friedman
    26/04/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    Anne, 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!
  3. Julius Solaris

    Julius Solaris

    How Start an Event Planning Business from Home

    This is a very successful article with our readers, I hope you enjoy it
    Julius Solaris
    How to Start an Event Planning Business from Home
    www.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...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Julius Solaris for sharing it !
  4. Sandra Aaron

    Sandra Aaron

    What happens when you want a destination wedding in Mexico without getting married on the beach? Here are 5 options.
    Sandra Aaron
    5 Destination Wedding Sites in Mexico that are not on the Beach
    www.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.Β  Even...
  5. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    What are the most important pitfalls to avoid when planning corporate events? Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA


    Brian McKenzie
    18/03/2017 #15 Brian McKenzie
    #14Google 'Stupid Lawsuits' I am sure there are THOUSANDS of examples available in seconds. Lawyers arrive entirely too often, too early.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    18/03/2017 #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?
    Brian McKenzie
    15/03/2017 #13 Brian McKenzie
    Litigation. You can and could be sued for nearly anything. There are vacant heads out there that think Fonts are sexual harassment.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    15/03/2017 #12 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    What are some other important pitfalls to avoid when planning corporate events?
    Brian McKenzie
    15/03/2017 #11 Brian McKenzie
    #9 and dry socks - always ! Good times.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    14/03/2017 #10 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #8 @Erroll -EL- Warner Sounds like you've seen all of the above. ;)
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    14/03/2017 #8 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Anne 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.
    Brian McKenzie
    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 Enjoy
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    14/03/2017 #6 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Failure to asses and manage risk is definitely a huge pitfall in corporate event planning.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    14/03/2017 #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.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    14/03/2017 #4 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #3 I look forward to your post when you have some time.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/03/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    #2 Thats a long post answer for publisher - but each case by case is different enough that a cookie cutter template is nearly no help.
    First and primarily - learn the language - get local help that you can trust. Turn OFF CNN / BBC - their lies wont help you.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    14/03/2017 #2 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #1 @Brian McKenzie I guess many assume that things will go smoothly and don't weigh the risks,

    What suggestions do you have for risk assessment for companies planning corporate events, especially overseas events?
    Brian McKenzie
    14/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Movement, 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 ;)
  6. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Virtual Reality: Who is using it for events? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/virtual-reality-who-is-using-it-for-events
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Virtual 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...
  7. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Event 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!
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    11/03/2017 #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.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    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.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    10/03/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Pretty steep. Perhaps, something occurred in the past that raised a red flag. It doesn't surprise me they are requiring proof of insurance.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    10/03/2017 #3 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #2 Not sure. I have been in business for over 20 years and no hotel has ever required me to show proof of insurance.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/03/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I'm not in the biz, but isn't 1 million more normal?
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    10/03/2017 #1 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    This 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."
  8. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    I have just reserved a hive for eventprofs right here on beBee. Come join us. https://www.bebee.com/group/eventprofs
    Eventprofs By and for event professionals. http://bit.ly/eventprofsbebeebuzz How #eventprofs was born http://bit.ly/eventprofsstory This is a great place to share event planning, tips challenges, and success stories. If you are facing a special issue
  9. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Team Building Trends for 2017 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/team-building-trends-for-2017 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
  10. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Virtual Reality: Who is using it for events? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/virtual-reality-who-is-using-it-for-eventsAnne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA


  11. Shirley McQueen

    Shirley McQueen

    Hampton CVB ‏@This_is_Hampton 1h1 hour ago
    @FtMonroeatOPC hosts Historic Garden Week April 27. Tix are $30 advance, $40 day of. Visit
    Shirley McQueen
    Historic Garden Week in Virginia