Thoughts on diversity in events

Thoughts on diversity in events

Are you unlocking the full potential of your event? Inclusivity and diversity in events will make your event so much more interesting and throws your attendee base wide open.  I recently read a quote from Catrice M. Jackson (anti-racism speaker), that says, “If you...
Our delegate cancellation and substitution policy tips

Our delegate cancellation and substitution policy tips

When organising an event, budgets matter. One of the variables at play is delegate attendance. So when delegates need to cancel, a  well-thought-out delegate cancellation and substitution policy is not a luxury.  These days, when we put ‘cancellation’ and ‘event’ in...
The Three Pillars of Sustainability in Events

The Three Pillars of Sustainability in Events

The term sustainability is a lot broader than you may think. So what is it and what does that mean for sustainability in events?  Sustainability is a buzzword.  It’s a fact. It’s everywhere.  But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. See.. sometimes things get attention...
Reclaiming your work mojo

Reclaiming your work mojo

When you come to the sad realisation that you’ve joined the ranks of 84% (!) of employees who are no longer motivated and engaged at work, there are some steps you can take to reclaim your work mojo.  You’ve just scored a new job.  The world is full of promises....
Embracing change in the Events Industry

Embracing change in the Events Industry

I wonder if she’s aware of it herself, but Glenda Harding from Harding Conferences is an expert in navigating change in the events industry. Not only does she accept change as a natural process of life.  She totally EMBRACES change.  She sees it as a way to make life...
How We Nail Teamwork in Event Planning?

How We Nail Teamwork in Event Planning?

Teams don’t just happen. They are built. And when the stakes are high, nailing teamwork in event planning is crucial. Have you ever been part of a committee where everybody has an opinion and is determined to have things their way?  Swords drawn, blood dripping off...
How to plan a COVID prepared event for 2021?

How to plan a COVID prepared event for 2021?

With events back on the cards, it’s time to think about your events for 2021. But how do you plan a COVID prepared event? Meet the ‘New Zealand Events Sector Voluntary Code’. Christmas is finally looming (Argh! The countdown clock says 65 more days until Santa says...
Spotlight on Zoom Etiquette: don’t be that person!

Spotlight on Zoom Etiquette: don’t be that person!

Some of us learned the hard way that winging it in the virtual meeting room doesn’t always end well. When it comes to online meetings, there are some basic recommendations that go a long way in making the right impressions. It’s time to brush up on your Zoom...