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Fill Your Life with Purpose

Fill Your Life with Purpose

How do I stay motivated day in and day out?

How do I gain more confidence with clients?

How can I reduce my fears and anxiety when speaking to groups?

These are typical struggles for event planners. While there are no easy answers, the best response I can give you is to fill your life with purpose. When this happens, you will be mentally and emotionally tough. Ultimately, you will be at your best day in and day out, regardless of situation or pressure placed upon you.

A great example of someone who has premier emotional toughness because he lives in purpose is Philippe Petit, who was featured in the Academy Award winning documentary, Man on Wire.

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Hyatt Convention Alliance - Turnkey Solutions for Planners

Hyatt Convention AllianceThe Hyatt Convention Alliance is a program developed for planners who organize multi-year or multi-city bookings for their organizations. This grassroots effort was created to respond to meeting our customers’ needs with turnkey solutions. We simplify an otherwise overwhelming task of contracting multiple meetings at Hyatt’s finest convention hotels by streamlining the sales and event planning processes. This includes:

  • Customized concession package and incentives at proposal stage so you can understand multi-year impact on your budget
  • Site visit arrangements and/or board presentations to alleviate schedule challenges
  • One contract review and negotiation to save you time and legal resources
  • Consistent pre and post event reporting between properties to ensure a seamless turnover process leaving the small details of the planning process to us so you can focus on the bigger picture
  • Event planning commitment including attendance at prior year event – one more assurance to our strategic approach to ensure we are all working towards the same objective
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Destination Selection Streamlined

Destination Selection Streamlined

Meeting planners have plenty of decisions to make when selecting the ideal destination for their group. Not only are hotel and function space important but accessibility, group options, ease of transfers and of course budget also top the list. Yet each element becomes much easier to address when a destination that can fulfill most, if not all of your requirements is selected. But finding that perfect destination can be a major undertaking. To help streamline the process we’ve complied eight key questions that will help weed through your options, enabling you to quickly land the right location for your meeting.

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Top Lighting Tips for Meetings and Events

Top Lighting Tips for Meetings and Events

Lighting is unarguably one of the most important aspects to a corporate event or meeting. It can elevate a space, make you presenters’ shine and add to the ambiance of your event theme. Securing a strong lighting partner who understands your meeting or event objectives and truly knows lighting techniques can be crucial to the success of your event. Here are some top lighting tips for meetings and events:

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4 Pro Tips for Providing Proper Event Medical Care

4 Pro Tips for Providing Proper Event Medical Care

You don’t want to use it, but it’s one of the most important things to have at a major event – medical care. Safety and security are top priorities at any event, and an adequately staffed medical team can make this happen.

“An event planner is essentially throwing a party at their ‘house,’ so they want to take good care of their guests,” Dr. Andrew Bazos, chairman of CrowdRx told BizBash. “Event planners are held responsible for their attendees’ conduct, health, and safety.”

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