Several years ago, I helped found a women’s rugby football club in New York City. For those first few years, as we struggled to build a strong team, we often felt like the Bad News Bears. Now, the Village Lions RFC Women’s Side features players who represent the United States in international play and is […]
Despite reassurances that the recession is over, corporate purse strings aren’t getting any looser. And that, coupled with increasing hotel and transportation costs and short booking windows, is leaving meeting and event planners feeling pinched. On the meeting supply side, hotel and convention sales managers are having a hard time connecting with potential clients and […]
The Special Event Show (TSE) is a great trade show to attend. You get to network with people from all over the world, learn about new products, restore your creative juices and — most importantly —learn new techniques to incorporate into your events. Annually, TSE attracts more 5,000 event planners, meeting planners and exhibitors. I […]
It’s December, the party season is revved up and ready to go, and anything that hasn’t been planned already will have to take shape ASAP. With limited planning time, your best bet will be something that’s easy to implement, has an element of fun and engages attendees. Here are some ideas to help you get […]
In these economic times when every dollar an organization spends is being scrutinized, meeting expenses are under the microscope just like every other expenditure. What’s the single most important thing you can do to ensure you negotiate the best possible deal for your meeting? What one tool will save you time, energy and frustration in […]
Sally Allen and her husband Tom run The Water Coolers, a corporate entertainment group based in New York City that recently was awarded the 2009 Spotlight Award for Entertainment Ensemble of the Year.