Do you know there are federal laws event planners should be aware of if they want to use music at a public event? Most people think because they buy their favorite artist’s CD, they have the right to play that CD anywhere they want to, including at an event. However, Federal laws protect all recorded music. Read the legalese on the CD: “Unauthorized copying, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.” That means you. Recording companies, musicians, and songwriters own the copyright, and are entitled to royalties every time the music is performed or played in public.
People never outgrow the restless feeling they had as kids sitting in a windowless schoolroom, feeling cut off from the daylight and knowing life is moving on without them. Putting your attendees in a room with a view can alleviate those feelings and spice up a dull program, encouraging greater audience participation. But meeting planners have to be savvy or risk having scenery upstage what’s central to the program.
One of the biggest advantages to meeting at a university-managed facility is the cost factor. “We’re a non-profit organization managed by Georgia Tech,” says Kirk Englehardt, director of communications at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Conference Center in Atlanta. “Our goal is not to make a profit on the facility. At the end of […]
Whether you’re giving your board a summary of the results from a recent conference, pitching a new idea to business partners or trying to sell your boss on a new concept, it’s important to know how to give a professional business presentation. Here are some practical pointers for meeting planners, conference organizers or anyone who […]
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