Mary Ellen Skawinski

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3 Keys to Client Customization

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on July 28, 2014

What is client customization? Well, for one, it’s an absolutely essential component to any working business model. That is to say, if you’re a professional in the event industry (and even if you’re not!) understanding and incorporating elements of customization is critical to the foundation of your business. So again we ask, what exactly is client customization?

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7 Reasons Why You Need Social Media

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on May 27, 2014

For many, the world of social media seems a daunting place. What with its constantly changing vernacular, its countless platforms that wax and wane in popularity— MySpace? That’s so 2004. But wait, it’s making a comeback! Nope, scratch that. It’s still uncool.— its ability to dispense “digital footprints” capable of following users for years to come. It’s enough to make you want to run the other way and hide behind the old Rolodex— at least you weren’t expected to “Like”, “Follow”, or “+1” each and every friend you kept in there…

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Tips from the Professionals: Comedian Dan Nainan

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on January 17, 2014

Working as a professional comedian requires a whole lot of funny jokes and one serious work ethic.

Just ask Dan Nainan. The professional stand-up comedian sat down with us for our “Tips from the Professionals” series and shared some of his best advice that any event industry professional is going to want to check out.

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Member Spotlight: ProSoundProviders

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on July 31, 2013

Some kids dream about being an astronaut, or a doctor, or an athlete. For Rodney Fludd, the dream was a little different. Unconventional, even.

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Member Spotlight: Chris Anthony Magic

Posted by Mary Ellen Skawinski on July 30, 2013

Beware. When you least expect it, the “bug” might bite you. It strikes with no warning, and experts say there isn’t a cure. I recently spoke with a victim of this phantom menace, and was amazed to learn the details of his story.

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