Productivity Tools to Ditch Your Busy Work

3 Killer Productivity Tools to Help You Ditch Your Busywork

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You know the day is going to be rough when your to-do list has more items than the parts list for Elon Musk’s reusable space shuttle.

We’ve all felt it: the slow, crushing sensation of being overwhelmed. Despite wanting to focus on the most important aspects of our day (developing new ideas, engaging with customers, and planning and executing growth strategies), there are always tasks that end up miring us in busywork.

For general productivity, I like to use a modified version of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” model to manage my tasks. Once I’ve completed what can be done in less than two minutes, I delegate the task, archive it, or assign it for a follow-up at the proper time.

This system alone saves me a hell of a lot of time each week, but I’m always on the lookout for tools I can use to supercharge my productivity on tasks that still require my attention.

These three tools save me a few hours each week, giving me more time to relax, go for a run, and catch up with friends: Read More

Memorable Events Kabuki Drop CO2 Blast Flash Mob

3 Elements of Surprise to Reveal At Your Next Event

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One of the most powerful tools you have on your event planning toolbelt is the element of surprise; surprises are scientifically proven as one of the best ways to engage a crowd or audience, as “novelty enhances memory.” Who doesn’t want to attend a memorable event, am I right?

With this said, we want you to have the most memorable events and feel responsible for providing you with the inspiration and tools necessary to have memorable events. Below you will find 3 wild ideas that include (SPOILER ALERT) a kabuki drop, a CO2 Blast, and a flash mob! Read More

Best Event Talks Simon Sinek

Best Event Talks: Start With Why by Simon Sinek [VIDEO]

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Behind every great company, every great movement, or every great event in history, there is consistent theme or reason for each respective example’s s greatness. In this week’s Best Event Talks, Simon Sinek explores the anatomy of a successful idea and trains our brains to look at your personal cause or purpose in a different perspective that sheds light on how we can start implementing success; “Start With Why.” If you can spend 18 minutes watching this week’s Best Event Talks, your personally defined purpose and goals will surely benefit and your next big idea will almost positively reflect the lessons learned from Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why.” Read More

Best Event Talks: Theo Jensen

Best Event Talks: Amazing Creatures That Live Without Electricity or Food by Theo Jansen [VIDEO]

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Showcasing the curiosity of human creativity, Theo Jansen displays his autonomously moving, man-made creatures in this week’s feature of Best Event Talks. Something to keep in mind while enjoying this mind-bending concept, introduced by Jansen, is the power of creativity and the human’s ability to conceptualize something outside the realm of existence, in its moment of inception. Theo calls his creatures “animals” and draws inspiration from a science-fiction perspective on animals and man-made transportation methods, wheels. Yes, this Best Event Talk features an idea that is completely unrelated to the events industry, but we can all speculate on the source of our own creativities and be inspired by one man’s ability to innovate a completely new species of animal. So, by all means, upon watching this Best Event Talk, spend the afternoon ideating and brainstorming something that will capture your imagination, conceptualize an idea that pertains to your aspirations and dream of how you can add some color and creativity to your workplace, career, personal life, and so on. Also, if you missed last Best Event Talk post, watch Daniel Pink’s “Drive” and understand the secrets to motivation.
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Hosting Holiday Events

6 Steps for Hosting Killer Holiday Events

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There are so many special memories to be had during the holidays; we get to use the excuse of Thanksgiving or Christmas, New Years or Hanukkah to share moments with family and friends and there is no better way to connect with those who are close to us than with holiday events, personal or corporate! So, let’s say you have decided to be the brave soul to take on the challenge of putting on the one of many holiday events during the season for your network, you have X number of RSVPs and your event marketing is taken care of, thanks to our recent blog post on the 4 Mandatory Event Marketing Tips, what next? Read More

Event Production Companies

Top Tips for Hiring Event Production Companies [Podcast]

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Have you ever dealt with hiring event production companies that left a bitter taste in your mouth? Or, are you thinking about booking event production companies soon? President of Endless Entertainment, Will Curran, sits down with Eric Dye to discuss the top tips you need when hiring event production companies for your next event. He shares his insider tricks on ways to save money and keys to hiring successful event production companies. During the podcast, hosted by our friends at EventInterface, we cover the following questions: Read More

Event Marketing Tips

4 Mandatory Event Marketing Tips

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You work from the crack of dawn to the wee hours of the night to plan your events. You sacrifice sleep and sanity to ensure that every detail goes off without a hitch. But what is the point of it all if no one shows up? That’s where event marketing comes in. It’s not enough to arrange a delicious caterer and stunning setting if you can’t get people to walk through the door. If you can implement the following event marketing tips, you can be sure that your next event will be a smashing success. Read More

4 Productivity Tools to Manage Your Mondays

4 Productivity Tools to Better-Manage Your Mondays

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If there is one thing we can all geek-out over in this world, it is productivity tools! It may have something to do with the fact that if we can somehow be more productive, we will have more time to do the things that we really enjoy in our free time; who doesn’t want more time in the day to spend with family, pick up a musical instrument, or online shop, right? The only problem that can potentially arise from our collective love for productivity tools is the fact that searching for the right ones can often-be a counterproductive us of our time, oh the irony. Bear in mind, we have sacrificed all of our free time searching for just the right ones, we have experienced the counter-productivity it takes to unveil the gems of the app stores, we have traveled to the darkest corners of the interweb and we hope you find value in the productivity tools that were brought back on our journey. Read More

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