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Working
5 Apr

10 WAYS TO WORK SMARTER AND NOT HARDER

10 ways to work smarter and not harder SMART Targets SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timed. Specific – Make your goal specific so you can visualize the outcome Measurable – How you measure the success of the goal Achievable – It needs to push you without...

Cape Town wineries
5 Apr

SOME OF THE BEST WINERIES AROUND CAPE TOWN

Some of the Best Wineries around Cape Town Along with world-class vino, the Cape’s wine routes deliver breathtaking beauty, eye-catching architecture—heritage Cape Dutch manor houses alongside ultra-modern cellars—and a generous dollop of South African hospitality. Forward-thinking wineries, from Constantia to Stellenbosch, have become lifestyle destinations in...

Hybrid event
23 Mar

MOVING FROM VIRTUAL TO HYBRID EVENTS

Moving From Virtual to Hybrid Events Face-to-face in-person meetings will re-emerge after this pandemic passes. As they do, hybrid meetings will be a bridge for those not able or wanting to attend the event in person. In the long term, hybrid meetings will likely remain a...

Stressed
2 Mar

HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT DURING STRESSFUL TIMES

HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT IN STRESSFUL TIMES Professionals are no strangers to burnout. As a matter of fact, event planner is consistently high up on the list of most stressful jobs. But when you add the pressure of having to readjust to remote work, a global...

Virtual Events
24 Jan

VIRTUAL AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

It is time we talk about virtual audience engagement as there is a lot of unknown ground surrounding virtual events. From choosing a platform to re-enacting the in-person experience, planners have their plates full. When it comes to virtual events, you are not just competing with...

Virtual Events
5 Jan

EVENT INDUSTRY TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Although we are collectively eager to return to the pre-COVID era, one thing is certain – things will never be the same. Here are some of the event trends you should be mindful of : Virtual is Here to Stay Digital remaining a major component of the...

Beach image
7 Dec

CONFERENCE AND MEETING TRENDS IN 2022

Almost two years have passed and it seems that the pot of gold of our people-centered industry has finally resurfaced – the face-to-face meeting. Events might not look the same for a while after we return in-person, but digital tools will definitely help event organizers...

Outside event
8 Oct

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING AN OUTDOOR

If there’s only going to be a few of you and the meeting can be conducted tech-free, you don’t really have much to think about. If this isn’t the case, there are a number of things to consider – but the following three should definitely feature...

Work from home
19 Jul

HOW TO ROCK WORKING FROM HOME

We are going to share some tips from industry professionals and work-from-home veterans on how to stay healthy while successfully managing event planning, work, life and family while staying at home. Start early and mentally prepare : Without the stress of having to commute to the...

Virtual Events Checklist
30 Jun

VIRTUAL EVENTS BLUEPRINT AND CHECKLIST

DOWNLOAD THE PDF DOCUMENT HERE It is our job as event architects to be ahead of what is evolving technology wise in the event space currently. Take a look at our handy checklist to cross check yourself for things to take into account for your next Virtual Event. BEFORE...

Socially distanced conference
31 May

COVID CONSIDERATIONS AT CONFERENCES

For Conferences and Events scheduled to go on, the CDC has offered the following recommendations: Considerations for Cancelling or Postponing How many people are expected to attend? The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer those interactions are, the higher the risk...

Covid masks
24 May

TIPS ON PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AT IN-PERSON EVENTS

Fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask or maintain social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings. However, face masks are still required for travel. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say that fully vaccinated people do not need...

Zoom ice breaker
17 May

18 BEST VIRTUAL ICE BREAKERS FOR ONLINE MEETINGS

Virtual Ice breakers for online meetings: With a good icebreaker, you can set the mood for the meeting, give your online participants a chance to speak, and make them more comfortable sharing and interacting throughout. For your inspiration, here are 18 ideas for virtual icebreakers that worked...

Phone
3 May

A RADICAL GUIDE TO SPENDING LESS TIME ON YOUR PHONE

It’s there: in your pocket. On the desk. In the cup holder of the car. It’s everywhere..! You want to use it. Just grab it and alleviate the boredom or discomfort. Might as well check the headlines instead of struggling to type words on a blank screen...

Ice breaker
9 Apr

5 QUICK ICE BREAKER ACTIVITIES

These are the first of a myriad of Ice Breakers that Solutions Group Events is sharing with you in a series of animated and real feel activities to include in your online events to  ‘life up’ your delegates’ screens at Hybrid and Virtual meetings.  They...

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