Red Carpet Ideas that Excite

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Roll over “red carpet”! Our event planning blog is about to lay down some fresh ideas on this time-worn event entrance feature. At its most basic, red carpet says to event guests: “You’re special. You are a very important person.” Throughout history red carpet has been a symbol of respect and honour; laid before a… Continue reading Red Carpet Ideas that Excite Continue reading Red Carpet Ideas that Excite

Brushing Up On Presenting: 5 Key Tips

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Tips for presenting to a captive audience make for topical matter in event management blogs. Having organised hundreds of functions over the years I know why!  Having also been an attendee to a few corporate events recently, I’m reminded that some really simple things can make the difference between flawless and a flop. Not everyone… Continue reading Brushing Up On Presenting: 5 Key Tips

I’m Responsible for WHAT?! (aka every event manager’s worst-case scenario nightmare)

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During a recent chat in the office kitchen while making my 3:00pm cup of tea (Twinings Lady Grey, no sugar or milk, in case you were wondering), I curiously asked j2 ideas & events’ Company and Creative Director, Jo Jordan, about the most disastrous moments she has experienced during her 25 year career in the… Continue reading I’m Responsible for WHAT?! (aka every event manager’s worst-case scenario nightmare)

Event Industry Predictions for 2014

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First cab off our 2014 event management blog rank is a prediction: we’re forecasting challenging times for the special events industry in the coming year. Despite encouraging figures released in November 2013 by research company IBISWorld suggesting that the event promotion and management services industry will be up 1.1% for the 2013/2014 Financial Year[1], I’m… Continue reading Event Industry Predictions for 2014

New Year's Resolutions: Event Manager Style

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Cheers! Here’s to celebrating the events of 2013. With this being j2’s final post on our event management blog for the year, it’s fitting to pen my resolutions. 1. Network more Travelling the Australian Event Awards path reminded me just how healthy it is connecting with my industry peers. While we work side-by-side with great… Continue reading New Year's Resolutions: Event Manager Style