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Considering a Hybrid Event?

While we still have a chill in the air and Winter has not ended yet, we sense Spring is coming, and our hopes are all rising with it! Last time we provided 6 Reasons Why Virtual Events Work from our Webinar for Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation. In today’s piece, we have some thoughts on how to take your event to a hybrid …

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6 Reasons Why Virtual Events Work

Since it looks like we will be in a Virtual State of Mind for the Spring Season, we thought we would provide you with 6 top reasons why virtual events work. Hopefully you consider all of these as you are planning your Spring events. 1. Remain Relevant This can mean a lot of different things. For corporations – staying in …

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Virtual, Hybrid, or In Person?

Many of our clients have been waiting to see what happens at the start of this new year. We have a new president, we have vaccines, and we have state, county and city regulations changing. So everyone is wondering – does that mean that we can have an in person event? It’s a good question, and one that we are happy …

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Announcing: Virtual Event Platform & Partnership

White Plains, New York April 8, 2020—Event Management and Production Leaders Announce New Virtual Platform Event management leaders Hospitality Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) and Corporate Audio Visual Services (Corporate AV) have announced they have joined together to develop a new virtual event platform designed for nonprofit organizations to support their fundraising efforts.  Responding to the increasing demand to provide solutions …

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Encourage Engagement in Your Corporate Presentation

When accepting her Academy Award in 1984, Sally Field expressed her excitement by saying, “They like me! They really like me!” We all want to deliver Oscar-worthy business presentations. But, all too often, conference presentations involve reading directly from the PowerPoint with little explanation or energy. Without an engaged speaker, the audience is left unenthused and uninterested. Your presentation doesn’t …

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Preventative Maintenance: Make Your AV Equipment Last

Many organizations use audiovisual equipment on a day to day basis. Tasks like communicating with customers, working on open projects, and brainstorming for future directives, often require AV technology being in working order. Companies that regularly host live events face even more risk. From live streams to charity galas, their success tends to rely heavily on the use of av equipment. If …

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Do You Consider your AV Provider a Partner?

Depending on the needs of internal or external clients, your event may require working with any number of vendors to achieve your goals. But when does a vendor become more like a partner? Is there a point where your contact becomes more valuable to you than just a point of transaction? Of course, the answer to this question varies depending …

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Conferences – Part 2 – Breakouts

No matter how glitzy (or not) the general session may be, it will take its due share of the planning attention as the pinnacle of conference programming. However, often the unsung hero of delivering content & messaging is the breakout session. With schedules packed between coffee breaks and afternoon rotations, and bookended by even more general sessions, the level of …

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Thoughts from the Road – IT is not AV

It’s fitting to mention that this month’s Thoughts from the Road installment is actually being written from the road – the topic happened to come up on this very program and seemed like a good topic to cover. So… You wouldn’t ask a mechanic to fix your kitchen sink, right? Could they do a half-way decent job? Maybe… Probably? There …

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Conferences – Part 1

Corporate event planning can include a wide variety of event formats. There are social events like awards dinners, golf outings, and holiday parties; and then there are more goal-specific events like town halls, business updates, and investor presentations – just to name a few. Naturally, planning these different programs require attention to different sets of details. For the latter group, …