IABC Meeting 9.13.16

    Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Discussion Panelist From Edwards, Golden State Foods, Avantis Roofing, and Para LLAX

“Profanity”, Amazing!

We have been producing events for The Black Chamber of Orange County for over 20 years. This past Saturday at the Disneyland Hotel we produced a 500 person event honoring the 150 year anniversary since the Buffalo Soldiers were formed. All Bobby McDonald, President and CEO of the Black Chamber [...]

Adventures in Contract Negotiation

I’m negotiating hotel contracts today, developing a relationship with a new audio visual management team and having fun with the “give and take” of the process. So, I’m taking notes along the way and sharing a few points from my experience. To begin with, consider developing your own contract. Create [...]

The Heart of Good Client Relationships

 I always have a lot to think about the week after producing a show or event; reviewing notes, following up with my client to be sure expectations were met (and hopefully exceeded), determining what went well and, most importantly, how I can evolve to create and achieve an even better result [...]

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Live Streaming Your Events

It is your event – live, broadcasting to a global audience. It gets people talking to expand your production and presentations to everyone interested in involvement. Multiple cameras and quality streaming equipment provide professional HD quality, dynamic information and story-telling. Amazing to view! Increases your audience which means increased support, [...]

It’s Showtime! Have You Planned Ahead With Your Event?

You plan for months to make sure everything runs smoothly for your event. You have everything coordinated with your presenters, script is written and audio/visual team is coordinated. You have experience with the caterers and venue staff and know they are reliable.  So what could go wrong? Even the most experienced [...]

Production Knowledge is Power

In recent years the meetings and event industry has grown considerably in terms of professionalism and improved knowledge standards. In spite of that growth event planners are still lacking in their understanding about technical production.  Planners do not need to know how to operate a sound board, or install gear, [...]