How to Make Your Event Successful

How to Make Your Event Successful

How do take your event marketing to the next level by generating the necessary hype? Let’s start with the details as the first step in how to make an event successful.

Delegate the Details

This one should go right alongside your written event plan. When deciding the details of your small business event, also choose who will be accountable for each. It’s easy, as small business managers, to give yourself a lot of responsibility. But you’re going to be busy looking after your business, so don’t burden yourself with way too many event details.

Delegating is often as not as easy or as simple as hiring someone to help – an event planner, a caterer, someone who has knowledge and experience about these events. If that’s not in the budget, you can still assign details from your plan to employees or volunteers. Holding an event to boost business doesn’t have to bring your business to a halt – divide the details, delegate them and keep everyone in the loop with regular communication.

Venue

This is more than likely going to be one of the major costs of your overall budget and there are many things to think about when picking a venue. Is a purpose built venue compulsory or could deliberation be given to a neutral space, such as a warehouse or outdoor marquee, which could be done up?  Or perhaps an unusual, outdoor venue would be better? Some of the key problems to think about include cost and service delivery; what are the hidden costs such as, stewarding, traffic marshals, first aid provision, furniture, electrical supply and most importantly the catering? There are frequent venue sourcing agencies that can help you find the perfect venue and negotiate the best rates.

Hire someone famous

It is important that you look in to getting someone who is recognisable to all to speak at your event in order to make people want to come to your event. If your event is about business, you may want to talk to Karen Brady agent, or sports events you might think about getting a sports personality to talk. Celebrities will make your event seem high-class and important and will definitely make more people want to come to your event.

Get Social

Social media has become top dog when it comes to event promotion. With over a billion accounts on Facebook and more and more people entering the social media space everyday it would be unwise to ignore it. Automated social media campaigns are great for planned content. You need to keep in contact with your followers, answering questions and staying on top of comments. You can even post videos of the event and guest speakers.

While using social media platforms, don’t miss out on Twitter. It is a tremendously powerful tool, which will let you add a widget. This will show everyone that people are talking about your event. You then can have a prior idea about the number of people that your event is likely to attract. Social media can be a fantastic tool when it comes to marketing. And it holds true for your event as well. When you are looking for more people to come to the event, you should use social media in the best possible manner to get maximum returns.

Develop a budget

This will provide you with a financial blueprint for the event. The budget should be specific, and include revenue opportunities (sponsorship, ticket sales, donations, etc.) as well as expenses such as printing, permits, insurance, speakers, food, supplies and security. Maintain good records, keeping track of all income and expenses. Also, expect the unexpected, extra expenses will come up — so plan ahead.

Big Brother Season 20 Brings On A Life Coach

Big Brother Season 20 Brings On A Life Coach

One of the original reality TV shows, Big Brother, is back for an all new Season 20. With it’s new cast in place, one of them is a life coach and this could be must see TV.

Life coaches are notorious for making people feel uncomfortable in the same way therapists do because they have the ability to deeply psychoanalyze individuals and see through their facade.

Some of the other contestants include a life guard, stay at home mom, a medical sales rep, a female football player, a former undercover police man, a fitness model, a Vegas entertainer, and a substitute teacher.

These reality shows are all about mixing personalities that cause friction where everyone gets on each others nerves to create havoc for our entertainment. The life coach selection is the one that seems like an interesting ingredient in the mix.

Will she try to fix everyone’s life?

Or will she just observe and commentate as everyone else implodes on each other?

Will she be the antagonist or the protagonist?

Only time will tell.

But the one thing that is certain is that she will make the show more interesting to watch since she will provide an analytical lens into the dynamics displayed by the others.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the show, Big Brother is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series follows a diverse group of contestants, known as HouseGuests, who are living together in a custom-built home under constant surveillance. The HouseGuests are completely isolated from the outside world and can have no communication with those not in the house. The contestants are competing for a $500,000 grand prize, with weekly competitions and evictions determining who will win the show.

This show came out before the other hit reality TV show Survivor and its premise was based upon Big Brother.

Kickstarters and Crowdfunding: The Musical Way

Kickstarters and Crowdfunding: The Musical Way

Music has been a central element in many people’s lives, bringing story, language and resonance to our experiences and cultural identities. Through music, we may connect in a meditative way and bring about inner peace and greater focus in ourselves. Over the past decade, there has been a shift in the way we interact with music. The Ukulele has grown in overwhelming demand and for the first time ever; the instrument has sold in greater volumes than the guitar. The tiny and affordable instrument offers a poetic tone, demonstrating that learning an instrument can be accessible to everyone.

The Internet has created a booming stage for music lovers who wish to learn how to play the ukulele. With YouTube videos, music websites, and apps at your fingertips, it is becoming easier than ever to learn new chords and to become a self-taught musician.

The universal platform of the ukulele is expanding even wider as new developments allow you to take the instrument wherever you go. Developed by Novako Music, the Ava Ukulele is making waves as the perfect travel companion for adventurers across the world. Its novel features include compact storage as well as earphone compatibility so you may enjoy playing music without disturbing others in your environment. The instrument also produces electric signals to initiate amplification through a loud speaker. With the Ava Ukulele, travelers can delve into the introspective journey of the instrument, and share with others along the way.

Considering the universal nature of the instrument, it makes sense that the Ava Ukulele has received its grand echo of success through Crowdfunding.

In recent years, Crowdfunding has become a popular means for connecting diverse individuals and garnering support for entrepreneurial ventures. Put simply, crowdfunding involves gathering funds through local, national and international means. The act allows entrepreneurs to extend their project, cause or idea into a wide network that wouldn’t otherwise be possible and seek support in an efficient space.

There are a variety of crowdfunding websites welcoming ventures from various backgrounds. While some seek to represent ventures in niche themes and utilities, others provide an open environment for accessibility.

Kickstarter is a resource that is typically used by small businesses and start-ups. The website is aesthetically focused, encouraging businesses to promote their products in the most visually attractive way possible. Through visual storytelling, Kickstarter gives businesses an extra push to launch their ventures in a compelling way. Since mid-June, Kickstarter has helped to fund more than 145,000 projects, thanks to its fourteen million ‘backers.’

Platforms like Kickstarter are being supported tremendously by the power of social media. Through social engagements, campaigns are reaching wider audiences with a viral potential and connecting more deeply to potential funders through associations with the individuals behind the campaign. Crowdfunding provides incentives, both physical and digital, compelling active involvement.

The nature of contribution on this platform provides for accessibility as well. With multiple tier options and an attitude of ‘everything helps’, potential funders no longer feel pressured to unfist a tremendous amount of cash upfront. Instead, campaigns become an effort of building together.

Just sixteen hours following the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, the Ava Ukulele attained its $30,000 goal. The early success of the product is a nod to the impact of global sharing and a success story for adventurers, entrepreneurs, and music lovers across the world.  Whether its sharing music, a project, or an idea, we can all play our part in supporting inspiration and our universal passions. Working together, we are all connected.

 

The Book that Predicts a Battle of Women vs. Men Is Blowing Our Minds

The Book that Predicts a Battle of Women vs. Men Is Blowing Our Minds

A Conversation with the Creators of XX v XY: The Final World War

XX v XY: The Final World War is a dystopian novel that feels like it is coming true. As tensions flare between women and men, women’s voices are being heard louder than ever before thanks to #MeToo, #TimesUp and #BeattheOdds.

We’re digging into the heads of the creative team who produced the book everyone is reading this summer. Bobby Goldstein is the idea guy. The executive producer and creator of the hit TV show Cheaters, he has an insider’s perspective of what triggers women and men.

Christina Cigala is the author. By day, she’s a TV writer and producer — by night, she’s a must-watch author who bled words into a book that is downright creepy in the way it depicts characters who match many of today’s players. For example, the book features a maniacal President X who, just like our current POTUS Donald Trump, runs a beauty pageant. The correlations between this made-up world and our own has people wondering if we truly are on the edge of an all-out battle between the sexes.

Q: Your book’s genre is popular right now, why is that?

A: Goldstein — The subject matter/genre of XX v XY speaks to a shifting paradigm at this moment.  Humanity is made up of groups and subgroups, all of which are rising up from history and tradition to take a stand against prior poor treatment of yesteryear. The ascent du jour happens to be women now who have been under-appreciated and under-rewarded for centuries by patriarchal societies. If one is not part of the spewing lava, then at least one likes to watch the spewing lava because it is a train wreck, which people like to watch.

Q: What was the hardest part of writing XX v XY: The Final World War?

A: Cigala — Sitting down and writing. I was on set most of the time I was writing this, and it was really hard to find the time.

Q: What was the most rewarding part of writing XX v XY: The Final World War?

A: Cigala — Gaining the confidence that comes from writing a book — no one can take that away from you.

Q: If XX v XY: The Final World War was turned into a film/TV show, who would you tap to play the lead(s)? Why?

A: Goldstein — Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore — these are my rolling stones; I love them all. Why? Because they give off so much power with their eyes. They all just make me want to say, “Yes ma’am” and “No ma’am”.  But I’d like to kick back and watch it with Jennifer Aniston because she was a big fan of Cheaters.  

Q: What makes XX v XY: The Final World War a must-read?

A: Cigala — I’m a really creative writer and it’s weird and fun and short.

Q: If you could give your book to one world leader, who would it be and why?

A: Goldstein — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia.  He’s just now allowing women to drive. Imagine if he got caught up on the set of 9 to 5.  Where would those women have sent him?  

Q: If you could give your book to one celebrity, who would it be and why?

A: Cigala — Amy Sedaris because I love her so much.

Rapid Fire Questions

Q: The beach or the mountains?

A: Goldstein — Beach for sure

Q: Cats or dogs?

A: Goldstein — OMG, get them all away from me. They smell and would eat your food without regard.  

Q: Ninja or pirates?

A: Goldstein — Pirates

Q: Alice in Wonderland or Lord of the Flies?

A: Goldstein — Lord of the Flies. It has come true.  

Q: Sponge Bob Square Pants or Bugs Bunny?

A: Goldstein — Bugs Bunny. I was called the rabbit at the courthouse because nobody could catch me.  

Q: Thor or Hulk?

A: Cigala — Alex Mack

Q: Miley or Selena?

A: Cigala — Miley does a great Dolly cover.

Q: Game of Thrones or The Sopranos?

A: Cigala — Mother of Dragons or bust.

Q: Hardcover or Kindle?

A: Cigala — I love an audio book!

Q: Formal attire or yoga pants and a hoodie?

A: Cigala — Girls in tuxes are the best thing.

XX v XY: The Final World War is shocking statement about our times. Find the book on Amazon and from bookstores and retailers everywhere.

 

Fans Worry For Khloé Kardashian’s Health After Skinny Selfie

Fans Worry For Khloé Kardashian’s Health After Skinny Selfie

Khloé Kardashian has fans going crazy after she recently posted a photo of her slim waist with a waist-trainer on. The 32-year-old has been open and public about her change in lifestyle and how she has decided to go from the “fat sister,” to someone who goes to the gym and works out religiously, and changed her diet. After her divorce and split from ex-husband, Lamar Odom in 2013, Khloé had turned over a new leaf and wanted to reinvent herself.

Recently, she has been looking better than ever, showing off her workout routines with sister Kourtney Kardashian on her Snapchat and Instagram profiles, but, after sharing a new photo of her slim waist, fans are worried the reality TV star has gone too far.

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Khloé posted this photo of her slim waistline sporting a festive waist-trainer that she uses to synch her waist to appear smaller. But, while many women use these devises, they are not always safe. Some fans reached negatively in comments thinking that Khloé has gone “too far” and looks “unhealthy.”

ANGELINA JOLIE IS STRUGGLING TO KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY POST-DIVORCE

ANGELINA JOLIE IS STRUGGLING TO KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY POST-DIVORCE

According to a source close to the family, Angelina is having a hard time keeping her children happy after the filing, especially because they’re getting a little “homesick.”

“It’s been weeks since the kids moved out of their home and they are getting homesick,” the source said. “The children are sad, miss the huge house they grew up in, and have been complaining to Angelina that they want to go home. The older children are not happy with the situation while the younger ones are having trouble understanding why they can’t just go home.”

The divorce was based on irreconcilable differences, but news quickly turned to Brad’s questionable parenting skills. The FBI ended up investigating Brad’s parenting style, specifically with his oldest son, Maddox.

The father and son allegedly had a physical altercation on the family’s private jet a while back, which sparked the decision to open up an investigation into child abuse. However, the case came back negative, and Brad was given permission to see the children periodically and with a counselor present.

The whole family underwent counseling, both together and separately, and Brad and Angelina are reportedly being as mature and civil as possible during this transition. Obviously, no divorce is easy for the children—especially when there’s six all under the age of 16—but if the parents are as civil as they claim, maybe they can return to their California home soon.

The Real Reason Blac Chyna and Rob Named Their Baby “Dream”

MZ reported on Thursday morning that Blac Chyna was indeed in the hospital getting ready to give birth to she and Rob Kardashian‘s daughter. That’s right, baby Kardashian is coming early!

The outlet reported that Chyna arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and that Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble had arrived there, as well. According to the source, Chyna was set to give birth in the same suite that Kim Kardashian had delivered her two children. The C-section was apparently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. PT.

TMZ also reported that there was a bit of drama at the hospital due to Chyna and Rob’s decision to film the birth of their daughter. According to several outlets, Rob and Chyna both decided to end their season of Rob & Chyna with the birth of their daughter. However, with some hospitals forbidding media in delivery and surgical units (such as Cedars-Sinai) there were some issues amongst cameramen, the family and the hospital staff.

However, E! News reported that the newest member of the Kardashian family had arrived at 9:18 a.m. – Dream Renee Kardashian. That’s right, Dream Kardashian has officially entered the world.

BRAD PITT MAKES FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE DIVORCE FROM ANGELINA JOLIE

Brad Pitt has made his first public appearance since the news of his divorce from Angelina Jolie made headlines last month. Since the news broke, Pitt has been keeping a low profile in public and in the media as he gets his affairs in order with his ex-wife, Jolie. The two had been in a brutal custody battle that ended in a temporary hearing on Monday, and since then, Pitt has stepped out on the red carpet for the premiere of his new film, Allied. 

Pitt also spoke to E! News on the red carpet and opened up for the first time about how he is doing after the divorce and custody battle. He told the source that he is doing good and that he’s greatly appreciative of his fans who have shown him nothing but support over the last month.

“It’s really sweet, everyone has been really kind out here. It’s really nice to have all the support.”

On Monday, however, a representative for Jolie reported that an agreement had been reached by the ex-couple in terms of legal custody of their children. According to the agreement, Jolie will have sole custody of her six children, while Pitt is allowed to see them with a therapist or a counselor present during visits.

According to reports, Jolie still does not “trust” Pitt with her children. The Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress had filed for divorce from her husband just days after he had a domestic dispute with their 15-year-old son, Maddox  on an airplane. A source close to Jolie said filing for the divorce was for “the health of her family,” and well-being of her children.

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A representative for Angelina Jolie spoke out in a statement on Monday saying:

‘In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother’s custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father. This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children’s best interest.’  

‘We are not in a position to discuss the details. We hope now that it is clear that the events which led to the dissolution filing involved minor children and their wellbeing, there will be understanding of the sensitivity of the family situation.’

‘We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time.”

PENGUIN CHEATING SCANDAL HAS THE INTERNET GOING CRAZY

The internet is going crazy over the latest breakout, cheating scandal, and its hilarious.

Jealousy and revenge are grounds for a beat down when a husband penguin discovers his girl with another male, and attacks the home wrecking penguin in a fleet of rage. National Geographic took to Twitter with a narrated video of the incident, stating, “He flips out, and the solution is simple, batter the home wrecker.”

 

Long story short, after the husband penguin and the home wrecker beat each other with their extremely strong wings to the point of blood, they reach a stale mate. Both males call out to their shared penguin lover and make her decide, is it me… or him?

She stands besides her new man, then they turn their backs to the husband and waddle into their home.

Well little do they know, husband penguin is not having this and follows them to the home for a beak battle. The bloodbath gets vicious and the two aim to gauge each others eyes out as onlookers keep their distance. (At this point, the whole neighborhood is witnessing the fight and gossiping to one another.)

Unfortunately, the husband grows tired and is in bad condition so he waves his white flag. He gazes at the mother of his children once more then proceeds to waddle off.

If only that was the end… As the husband penguin is leaving he trips over a branch in front of his ex-wife and her now lover! The man really could not catch a break that day and at this point my heart can’t handle watching the poor guy be kicked when he is down.

Thankfully National Geographic reassured their shocked viewers that their are “plenty of fish in the sea” and the little guy will find a better, less promiscuous wife one day.

On the bright side, the memes people are posting are priceless.