May 15, 2017

It was such a random statement.  No one was talking, rather fingers were tapping furiously away on devices.  There had been some impassioned grunting, some half hearted requests ricocheting back and forth about dinner, homework, sporting timetables and the such.  The T...

April 29, 2017

Today in The Guardian I have been reading about a case in Brazil where convicted killer Bruno Fernandes de Souza was released from jail after serving only 7 years of his 22 year conviction for the murder of his former partner and mother of his child, Eliza Samudio.  Th...

April 21, 2017

This week I attended the Ticketmaster Summit at Melbourne’s Meat Market, a fantastic event venue just north of the CBD. The summit was attended by over 400 people representing mainly venues and event promoters.  Pricing the House the first panel session was moderated b...

January 27, 2017

Myth One - It's Easy to Find Good Event Staff!

Don't get me wrong there are a lot of great people out there but finding them for your event is not that easy.  Let's think about what you need in a great event person - are they super friendly, do they have life skills, ar...

January 3, 2017

A systematic approach to event management is essential.  Event managers are accountable to event promoters, stakeholders, legislation, rules and regulations affecting events and the financial impacts of a poor event.  These are just some of the reasons it crucial to ca...

January 3, 2017

Usually the C level’s create an organisation's vision, from here these same executives choose to either design an organisational culture or to let the culture grow organically.   And if culture is defined as the ideas, customs and social behaviour of a society then org...

January 3, 2017

Despite the seemingly ever growing reliance on electronic means for social networking nothing compares to being in a place of public assembly at a certain point in time.  It gives us an opportunity to say I was there; I was a part of that.   Our venues provide a place...

September 1, 2016

How do we offer the best event experience for our customers? We need to find the best people, provide them with a purpose and then the tools they need to succeed. To do this we need effective leadership and management.

Outstanding leaders give their people a purpose not...

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