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  • Kennedy Events - Setting Goals to Boost Conference Event ROI

    Don’t Let a Beautiful Event Go to Waste! Part One.

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/jessica/" title="Posts by Jessica Gulley-Ward" rel="author">Jessica Gulley-Ward</a> <br />May 24, 2017 </h5>

    Planning an event that isn’t just pretty and fun, but drives results to your company’s bottom line takes a lot of hard work from a dedicated group of people. Ensuring results requires setting a strong plan before the event date or venue are set, and extends far after event day.   As strategic event planners, […]

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  • Hard Truths About Catering Costs

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />January 13, 2017 </h5>

    Our clients rely on our expertise for pricing and planning their events. When it comes to the costs of catering though, everyone’s an expert. Right? From the Food Network and foodie culture and each person’s experience planning theirs or their friend’s wedding, we all think we know best. At the very least, many businesses come […]

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  • Quick Tips to Reduce Food Waste

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />November 21, 2016 </h5>

    Do you ever read a business article and find it’s not only rich with useful information but humbling? A wonderful round up on Biz Bash about donating food after events led me to an article about food waste and then another one about event waste. I learned a lot about industry problems I’d already observed […]

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  • Steal This Idea: Mini Event Cheat Sheet

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />November 10, 2016 </h5>

    Recently, we had the pleasure of stepping in for the inimitable Rhiannon O’Leary at Opportunity Fund for their fall fundraiser while she enjoyed new motherhood.  Opportunity Fund’s mission is to “advance the economic well-being of working people by helping them earn, save and invest in their future.”  Their event, an evening with Michael Lewis discussing income […]

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  • 6 Prep Steps for Successful Onsite Event Communication

    6 Prep Steps for Successful Onsite Event Communication

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />September 1, 2016 </h5>

    For an event planner, there’s nothing more fulfilling than a satisfied client, following a long-awaited event. And happy, efficient, and effective onsite event communication requires preparation (what DOESN’T require preparation? Well, the word “planner” is right there in the job description, ain’t it?) Here are Kennedy Events’ secrets to preparing for clear communication during an […]

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  • Better Than Surveys! Interactive Event Feedback

    Better Than Surveys! Interactive Event Feedback

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />August 4, 2016 </h5>

    Occasionally, an article surfaces offering event planning advice or food-for-thought that leaves us savoring its morsels of wisdom. We recently came across such an article from EventMB, 5 Interactive Ways To Get Real-Time Event Feedback, written by James Morgan, that recognizes the value of real-time event feedback. Much like the author, Kennedy Events is big fans of techniques that glean real-time sensory […]

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  • Whats going on

    What’s Going On?

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />July 25, 2016 </h5>

    Desmond Tutu said “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Like most people we know, the Kennedy Events team is reeling from the world’s news over the last few weeks. From the tragic shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the sniper attack on […]

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  • SelfCoachingToolBlog

    Transform Your Meetings with a Self-Coaching Tool

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />July 18, 2016 </h5>

    Maggie and I have been working with business coaches for years. We credit our coaches, Elyse Napolitano and Anna Scott, with helping us find our path to partnership with one another, and with advising us on how to get out of our own ways to achieve the quick growth of our business. Elyse (kindly, sometimes […]

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  • RI acs

    [Ripple Effect Series] Righting the Ship

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />June 22, 2016 </h5>

    Hey, Sailor! Righting the Ship When a Plan Goes Awry In our inaugural article in the ‘Ripple Effect’ series—informed musings from the vantage point of expert event planners—I introduced the concept of how even the most seemingly minute details can have big ripple effects. In this second installment in the series, we will define ways in […]

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  • Ways FINAL

    5 Ways to Get More from Your Expert Event Planner

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />June 8, 2016 </h5>

    So, here’s the inside scoop. Some event planners are well suited to select the venue, recommend food and décor, and make things run smoothly. While others are truly EXPERT STRATEGISTS who can take on far more – from providing you with fundraising or sponsorship sales strategies you hadn’t considered to shaking up your marketing outreach, […]

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  • This Will Cure Your (Post-Event) Hangover

    This Will Cure Your (Post-Event) Hangover

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />June 6, 2016 </h5>

    I joke about “post-event hangovers” — It’s that exhaustion that comes after your conference or product launch. Inertia sets in just when you need to get out the thank you notes, debrief on successes, get re-commitments from sponsors, and leverage your content into new business opportunities. When you add in all the work that has […]

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  • Do You Have landscape

    Do You Have Your Fall Event Team in Place?

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />May 26, 2016 </h5>

    The following is a Public Service Announcement: Do you, or someone you know and love, plan to hold an event this fall (September-November 2016) or next winter (January-March 2017)? Is your event team in place? Specifically, have you taken the crucial steps of: Securing a venue? Securing a date? (1 and 2 are inseparable — don’t […]

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