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naughty or nice

https://us4.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=1012613 Naughty or nice? Depends on who you ask. What might be very staid for one person or organization could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for another. Do you want to provoke or stimulate dialogue? One thing to be said about doing something new is that people are going to talk about … Read more

do good

https://us4.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=1036577 Change the world by giving back. There are so many ways to do good. Did you ever notice how amazing it feels to do something nice for someone? That endorphin rush is beautiful and replicable. One of the ways I try to do good in the world is by connecting people, places, and things … Read more

Soggy Woman Festival

https://mailchi.mp/376050f682c1/party-in-decatur-1054625 The Soggy Woman Festival and all of its glorious details are a figment of my imagination, created for April Fool’s Day. Thanks for humoring me. In this article you will find a number of things that I love or tickle my fancy. This is one of the ways that I create: There is a … Read more

why you should address everyone by “captain”

by Jan Levie ©2019 A Handy Little Company, LLC. All rights reserved. Why you should address everyone by “Captain”–it’s simple. Respect. My favorite son asked to stop by Lost ’n’ Found Youth ’s Thrift Shop (“Mission: Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit (501c3) that exists to end homelessness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) … Read more

Corporate Entertainment

Corporate entertainment outside the box Corporate entertainment is more than just taking people to dinner and a game.  A corporate event is much more than renting a hotel ballroom. Hiring a band with your corporate logo plastered on the bass drum won’t make you memorable. Strengthen your business and the impression it makes and build … Read more

Social Events

Social Events  There isn’t anything that makes people feel as special as finding out what their unique gifts are at social events. So often we’re at an event where lots of people come together without knowing each other. The only thing they have in common is the person who invited them. They stand around and … Read more

Naughty or Nice?

Naughty or Nice:   Whether YOU are Naughty or Nice, we are always Nice. Pleasant. Courteous. Professional. Stellar. It’s up to you. Who do you want to represent you, your company, or your brand?

Children’s Resource Network 25th Birthday

Children’s Resource Network 25th Birthday Gala Fundraiser at The Avalon Hotel We’re all about letting your guests know what you do and how they can help you reach your goals. Is there something personalized you can share with them about your mission? Something your organization needs that they could help you with? We can put … Read more

Thoughtful Seating

Thoughtful Seating

Are you at the table? Did you choose your table or were you seated at it? The same thing goes for your seat mates, the  proximity or distance you have to each other, and where your table is located in the grand scheme of things. Was thoughtful seating a part of the event?

When you are in the beginning phases of planning your event, take a look at how you can show guests how much you appreciate their being present by making them feel truly welcome.

Planners tend to set up a floor plan based on space and available furniture. That completely makes sense. Unless, of course, you have the means to base your design and seating arrangements on your guests’ needs, your priorities, and helping everyone feel included.

Informal events tend to be laissez-faire—more along the lines of musical chairs (think—who nabs the seat close to the dessert table?) 

Corporate events are intentionally more result-oriented. Who are the participants and what is the objective of the event: a meeting; presentation; awards ceremony; celebration;  conference or trade show, or break-out social time?

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