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Attention to Detail Creates Great Events

With so much at stake for every client we serve, I am discovering all of the ways "detail" helps our projects and events stand out from so many others. Unfortunately, if accomplished correctly, the details go unseen just because they add to the flawless experience for the client and the [...]

The Showpros is not just an ordinary A/V company

We are in the business of designing experiences that excite the mind and move the heart. Our projects are consistently successful, built on developing strong relationships with our clients. It takes many long hours to create something that connects our audiences, and we take great pride in creating results that [...]

What to Wear to a Black Tie Optional Event

It is such a little thing in print--"Black tie optional", but for many a huge question to answer. Here is the answer I offer when asked, "What do I wear?" First, if you are being honored, will appear at a podium or are part of the group / association / [...]

The Dangers of Reading from a Script or Teleprompter

It is not uncommon for our clients to request a teleprompter or confidence monitor – but it does not always work out the way they envisioned. A large portion of the events we produce are corporate and industry association affairs and the presenters are not professional stage talent – executives [...]

The Power of Storytelling

I was addicted to great stories when I was growing up. Every chance I got I would find a quiet corner with a book or two, and let the stories take me away to fun and adventure. Now, later in life I don't read nearly as much but I do [...]

Working a Room in Under 60 Minutes

Collectively we attend or orchestrate more than 150 business networking events each year. When we are part of the audience, that's a lot of crackers, cucumbers, cheese, wine and name badge spotting. It takes its toll, and I'm not always available to stay for a full two to four hour [...]

Begin Your Presentation with the Result in Mind

Working the last few years as a promoter and event producer I've seen all sides of people either exciting their audience or boring them to death. The "boring them" part is too easy a trap (the result of doing the same thing as everyone else time after time). The difference [...]