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Event Planning Pros Offering Proven Expert Advice

Even the best certified event planner in the biz needs advice sometimes. Fortunately, at meetingpages.com we network with event planning professionals, certified event planners and meeting venues and services suppliers from around the country who are experts in corporate event planning, business meeting planning, conference planning and convention planning. Every month, they come together right here to offer you Expert Advice

That means you get the best advice, tips and proven strategies on everything from ideas for planning an event to step-by-step planning for a meeting; from the cost of business conferences to the most effective ways to advertise your event. (See our articles on Practical Ideas for Greener Events or Small Budget Events.)

In Expert Advice, you’ll get the insiders’ perspectives on fund raising event planning, trends in planning conferences, plus top ideas for marketing your event and even career advice. (Check out Managing Event Volunteers, Event Branding or Professional Certification.)

Every month, you can look forward to unique, expert opinions and advice you can really use when it comes to corporate event planning, conference and banquet planning, or event and convention planning. You’ll get the inside scoop from event professionals offering conference planning ideas and the best suggestions for planning a big event that your clients and guests will love. (Go to Value of a Planner or Selecting a Speaker.)

So the next time you’re planning a special event, want a detailed event planning checklist or need a recommendation for an easy-to-use online event planning tool check out Expert Advice for meeting planning made simple.

Interested in being a future featured planner? Contact kris@meetingpages.com to learn how.

Christmas in September - Best Tips for Planning a Memorable Holiday Gathering
September 23, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best tips for planning a memorable holiday event or gathering? Read more...
ROI FYI - Best Practices for Increasing ROI and Demonstrating Your Value to Clients
August 26, 2014
As much fun as it is to plan events, there’s a reason we hold that gala or plan that corporate gathering. Read more...
Social Work —Top Tips for Optimizing Social Media for your Business
July 30, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some tips for optimizing social media for my business? Read more...
Floral Pattern — Cost-effective Ways to Add Fresh Flowers to Your Event
June 24, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some cost-effective ways to add fresh flowers to my event? Read more...
Success is on the Menu - Tips for working with your event chef
May 28, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: The secret to a great meal at your next event doesn’t begin in your venue’s kitchen or even at the farmer’s market. Read more...
The Value of Face-to-Face Meetings — The reason virtual should never replace face-to-face
April 29, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the value of Face-to-Face Meetings and the reason virtual should never replace Face-to-Face experiences? Read more...
Hybrid Meetings — Successfully combining physical and virtual attendance
April 01, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I successfully combine physical and virtual attendance? Read more...
Escape to the Warmth — Long-distance planning the ideal corporate get-away.
February 25, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I plan the ideal long-distance corporate get-away? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Money Matters – Tips and Tricks to Save Money and Add Value to Your Event
January 28, 2014
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some Tips and Tricks to Save Money and Add Value to My Event? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Five Business Resolutions to Make the New Year a Success
December 12, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What meeting and event business resolutions will make me and my company more successful in 2014? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Money-saving tips for getting effective event print materials
November 12, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I save money and get effective event print materials? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Hotel Holiday How-to
October 15, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What should a planner consider when booking a hotel for a holiday event? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Half the Fun is in Getting There
September 10, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some inside tips on best practices for incentive travel planning? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  What Every Planner Should Know About Themed Events
August 13, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What planner tips do you have about themed events? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  What’s Trending in Charity Events
July 11, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some trends in charity events? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Planning an Out-of-the-Box Event
June 12, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How Do I Plan an Out of the Box Event? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Planning an Equal Opportunity Menu that Works
May 15, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I plan an equal opportunity menu that works? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Essentials for a Successful Tradeshow
April 09, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the essentials for a successful tradeshow? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Planning the Perfect Business Retreat
March 12, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What can I do to plan the perfect business retreat? Read more...
Ask the Expert: How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Event
February 13, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Factors to Consider in Hotel Site Selection Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Taking Advantage of All That CVBs Offer
January 14, 2013
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are Some Ways a Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) Can Help me When Planning a Meeting or Event? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  The Top Five Ways to Save Your Clients Money Next Year
December 10, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How Can I Save my Clients Money Next Year? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  How-to Guide to Hiring Entertainment for Your Holiday Gathering
November 13, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I qualify and hire entertainment for my holiday gathering? Read more...
Ask the Expert: How to Add Drama to Your Event
October 10, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I add Drama to my Event? Read more...
Ask the Expert: The Must-have Treat for Corporate Gatherings and Gifts
September 11, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some must-have treat ideas for corporate gatherings and gifts? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Why Your Menu Should Feature Organic and Local Foods
August 07, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Why should my menu feature organic and local foods? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Style Forecast For 2012 and Beyond
July 10, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What styles and trends are going to be hot (or not) for the rest of the year in event decor and design? Read more...
Ask The Expert: Cultivating a Fresh Approach to Floral
June 12, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some unique ways I can incorporate floral into my event? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  How Technology Can Engage Your Attendees
May 14, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can technology be used to engage my event attendees? Read more...
Ask The Expert:  Corporate Outing? There Are Some Things You Should Know
April 11, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I create a unique and memorable event and successful corporate outing? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Get the Most for Your Event — Rent!
March 08, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can event rentals help me get the most out of my event budget? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  The Secret to Successful Social Media Marketing
February 09, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the Secret to Successful Social Media Marketing? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Long-distance Planning
January 09, 2012
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What Advice Can You Offer for Long-Distance Meeting Planning? Read more...
Ask The Expert:  The Inside Scoop on 2012 Trends
December 07, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What Trends Can I Expect in Meeting Planning, Destination Events and Food and Decor in Event Design in 2012? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Tis the Season for Upscale, Black Tie Events
November 09, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What things should I do as an event planner (even before I book the venue), how do I hire talent, and how do tying food, talent and décor into my destination bring everything together? Read more...
Ask the Expert: 7 Smart Tips for Planning Your Intimate Event at a Restaurant
October 11, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What advice do you have for planning an intimate event at a restaurant? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Working Effectively with an On-Site Chef
September 14, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I work effectively with an On-Site Chef? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Don’t Let Your Budget Be a Boundary for Creativity
August 11, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can my event be visually impactful when working within a tight budget? Read more...
Ask the Expert: The Perfect RFP = The Ideal Vendor
July 11, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I craft the perfect RFP? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Catering to Summer Flavors
June 09, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are Some Trends in Catering I can Incorporate into my Summer Event? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Need to Free Up Some Time? Get More Mobile at Your Meetings.
May 05, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can mobile technology help me be more productive? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Get into the Swing of Things with Tips from Golf Tournie Pros
April 08, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Professional advice on planning a successful fundraiser, team building, corporate business or social event? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  What Questions Should a Planner Ask When Booking a Hotel Venue?
March 08, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What Questions Should a Planner Ask When Qualifying a Hotel Venue? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Getting Great Deals Begins with the Planning
February 04, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I Get the Most from my Event Marketing? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Chef Dishes on the Perks of Buying Local
January 11, 2011
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the advantages to using local and seasonal foods in my menu? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Planning in Style — 2011 Trend Forecast
December 02, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What trends can I expect in 2011? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Big Events | Small Budgets
November 09, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I save money while still creating a memorable event? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Demonstrating Your Value as a Planner
October 12, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to demonstrate the value that I offer as a planner? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Restaurant Venues Can Be a Tasty Choice
September 14, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some things a planner should consider when selecting a restaurant venue for a corporate meeting or event rather than a traditional events facility? Read more...
August 04, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I cut back on time-consuming supplier searches and RFP’s while still doing a good job? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Take Your Party Back to Nature
July 12, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What's hot in party decor for upcoming fall events? Read more...
Ask the Expert: The Art of Planning a Themed Event
June 09, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the best approach to planning a themed event? Read more...
Ask the Expert: The Keys to Fundraiser Success
May 10, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the key to executing a successful fundraiser? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Summer Events That Are Fresh + Memorable
April 09, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What fresh ideas do you have for planning a memorable event for a summer’s evening? Read more...
Ask the Expert: The ABC’s of Event Logistics
March 08, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What event logistics should I consider when planning my next event? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  How do I Plan a Sensational Event with the Latest Stylish Décor
February 05, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the latest trends in party décor that will really “wow” my guests? Read more...
January 13, 2010
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Four Can’t Miss Strategies for Ensuring Your Next Event is SRO! Read more...
December 08, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Send Email That Will Impress Them and Won’t Embarrass You Read more...
Ask The Expert:  How to Make Your Event Memorable with Food
November 09, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Five Easy Menu-Planning Tips That Will Have Your Guests Saying “Wow!” Read more...
October 11, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Five Can’t-Miss Tips for Growing Your Business in This Economy Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Professional Certification
August 10, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Professional Certification - What's in it for me? Read more...
Ask the Expert: The Secret to Successful Networking
July 06, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: As an event organizer, how do you maximize your face-to-face networking opportunities? Read more...
June 07, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to demonstrate my value as a planner? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Virtual Meetings
May 12, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best options for "virtually" meeting with people in distant locations? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Planning a Golf Tournament
April 05, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some need-to-know tips for planning a golf tournament? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Practical Ideas for Greener Events
March 07, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Green is “in” and it’s in demand! Read more...
Ask the Expert: Event Branding
February 03, 2009
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do you successfully brand an event? Read more...
November 09, 2008
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What must a planner consider when selecting a restaurant venue? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Small Budget Events
September 02, 2008
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do you plan events on a small budget? Read more...
Ask The Expert: Managing Event Volunteers
July 08, 2008
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Do you have any tips for managing event volunteers? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Selecting a Speaker
April 07, 2008
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I go about finding a great speaker that my company can afford? Read more...
Ask the Expert:  Green Meetings
January 24, 2008
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What can I do to make meetings more environmentally friendly? Read more...
Ask the Expert: Crisis Management
November 26, 2007
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I get started developing a crisis management plan? Read more...
September 25, 2007
Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best ways to demonstrate return on investment (ROI) for events? Read more...