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High levels of dopamine increase focus, drive, memory retention and regulate moods.

Dopamine is the chief component of our pleasure-reward system. It gives us that “I did it!” sensation. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is a key contributor to motivation, productivity and focus. If your aim is to create a memorable and rewarding event, finding ways to give your audience a healthy dose is important.

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High levels of dopamine increase focus, drive, memory retention and regulate moods.

Dopamine is the chief component of our pleasure-reward system. It gives us that “I did it!” sensation. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is a key contributor to motivation, productivity and focus. If your aim is to create a memorable and rewarding event, finding ways to give your audience a healthy dose is important.

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We’ve all attended boring corporate events. You know the kind - endless presentations, not enough breaks, where you walk out tired and less excited than ever before. The worst of it is science tells us a boring day yields little lasting impact. So how do you overcome this common challenge and create a lasting impact on your attendees?  Here are four easy techniques you can add to your meeting agenda today that are scientifically proven to increase comprehension. Continue reading We’ve all attended boring corporate events. You know the kind - endless presentations, not enough breaks, where you walk out tired and less excited than ever before. The worst of it is science tells us a boring day yields little lasting impact. So how do you overcome this common challenge and create a lasting impact on your attendees?  Here are four easy techniques you can add to your meeting agenda today that are scientifically proven to increase comprehension. Continue reading
Advanced marketers use personas to better understand their audience. As an event planner, your marketing can benefit from creating personas too. In their simplest form, personas are fictional characters that represent the different types of people you want to attend your event. Defining these personas from the outset allows you to greatly improve your marketing relevancy through personalization, and in turn boost attendance at your event. It sounds complicated but it isn’t. The best personas are those represent the commonalities amongst a distinct portion of your audience. So how do you define them? Continue reading Advanced marketers use personas to better understand their audience. As an event planner, your marketing can benefit from creating personas too. In their simplest form, personas are fictional characters that represent the different types of people you want to attend your event. Defining these personas from the outset allows you to greatly improve your marketing relevancy through personalization, and in turn boost attendance at your event. It sounds complicated but it isn’t. The best personas are those represent the commonalities amongst a distinct portion of your audience. So how do you define them? Continue reading
Event planning is now a more intense activity than ever. Whether you are a professional working on several corporate events at once, or a mom trying to put together a memorable Bat Mitzvah, you need all of the help you can get. Luckily there are hundreds of apps out there, many of which are free, that will help you to plan your event, get organized, and stay on budget. If you’re planning an event in New York City, here are the 5 Event Planning Apps You Need to Download Now:

Event Guest List & Easy Check-in Manager By Boomset Inc.

Continue reading Event planning is now a more intense activity than ever. Whether you are a professional working on several corporate events at once, or a mom trying to put together a memorable Bat Mitzvah, you need all of the help you can get. Luckily there are hundreds of apps out there, many of which are free, that will help you to plan your event, get organized, and stay on budget. If you’re planning an event in New York City, here are the 5 Event Planning Apps You Need to Download Now:

Event Guest List & Easy Check-in Manager By Boomset Inc.

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Taking on the role of event host can be very stressful. After all, you've now been put in charge of organizing an event to please dozens, or even hundreds, of friends, family members and total strangers. If your event hosting skills need a boost, here are 5 Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Event Host:

Help Out of Town Guests Feel at Home

Whether you're hosting a wedding, social, or corporate event, one of the keys to your success will be making it as comfortable as possible for out-of-towners to attend. While it’s not your responsibility to book their travel for them, you should make suggestions to make their choices easier. If possible, block off the necessary rooms in a hotel that is close to the event venue (you may even be able to secure your guests a discounted rate). Help to arrange for all local travel, which will include airport to hotel, hotel to the event venue, and back. Continue reading Taking on the role of event host can be very stressful. After all, you've now been put in charge of organizing an event to please dozens, or even hundreds, of friends, family members and total strangers. If your event hosting skills need a boost, here are 5 Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Event Host:

Help Out of Town Guests Feel at Home

Whether you're hosting a wedding, social, or corporate event, one of the keys to your success will be making it as comfortable as possible for out-of-towners to attend. While it’s not your responsibility to book their travel for them, you should make suggestions to make their choices easier. If possible, block off the necessary rooms in a hotel that is close to the event venue (you may even be able to secure your guests a discounted rate). Help to arrange for all local travel, which will include airport to hotel, hotel to the event venue, and back. Continue reading
There is a lot more to a corporate event space than a conference room. From top to bottom the right corporate event space must have everything that a high-level corporate event needs to be successful. Even the most beautiful event space can be limited by the amount of space and areas it offers. Give your guests the space that they need to get down to business with the 5 Areas Every Corporate Event Space Should Have:

Corporate Event Ballroom

Continue reading There is a lot more to a corporate event space than a conference room. From top to bottom the right corporate event space must have everything that a high-level corporate event needs to be successful. Even the most beautiful event space can be limited by the amount of space and areas it offers. Give your guests the space that they need to get down to business with the 5 Areas Every Corporate Event Space Should Have:

Corporate Event Ballroom

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Choosing the right corporate event space in NYC could make or break your corporate event. While certain features and amenities may be luxuries, there are 5 things that every New York corporate event space must have before you should ever consider booking your event there. Here is our event planners’ list of the 5 Must-Haves of a Corporate Event Space in NYC:

A Full Day for Your Event

Most event venues, especially hotels, operate by one method and one method only: Maximize Profits. Continue reading Choosing the right corporate event space in NYC could make or break your corporate event. While certain features and amenities may be luxuries, there are 5 things that every New York corporate event space must have before you should ever consider booking your event there. Here is our event planners’ list of the 5 Must-Haves of a Corporate Event Space in NYC:

A Full Day for Your Event

Most event venues, especially hotels, operate by one method and one method only: Maximize Profits. Continue reading
Planning your first Thanksgiving dinner? Before you do, take a moment to read Guastavino's "Event Expert's Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving:

Collect Thanksgiving RSVP’s Early

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is a huge undertaking that should not be taken lightly. No matter how laidback your event may be, preparing a meal for a dozen people or more takes planning. Don’t let wishy-washy guests throw a wrench into your planning by failing to commit. Continue reading Planning your first Thanksgiving dinner? Before you do, take a moment to read Guastavino's "Event Expert's Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving:

Collect Thanksgiving RSVP’s Early

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is a huge undertaking that should not be taken lightly. No matter how laidback your event may be, preparing a meal for a dozen people or more takes planning. Don’t let wishy-washy guests throw a wrench into your planning by failing to commit. Continue reading
Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading