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Most people don’t assign much meaning to weak social ties, such as to neighbors, fellow gym-goers, the baristas at a local coffee shop, or acquaintances at work. But according to a recent New York Times article by Allie Volpe, individuals

Weak Social Ties Can Make You Happier, Strengthen Career Prospects

Taco Bell
You may not want to check in to the fast food chain’s new pop-up hotel, but you will want to check out some of the ways the company is bringing the concept to market.

3 Lessons From the Upcoming Taco Bell Hotel

Phil Gerbyshak
We all have unique preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. Find out why one sales trainer and social-media expert thinks you should showcase those oddities to capture better career opportunities.

How Being Weird Can Improve Your Job Prospects

Danielle Urbina
Danielle Urbina’s professional-development path caught the attention of the American Heart Association, which chose her to fill a newly created strategic event leadership position.

How to Get Invited to Take a Seat at the Table

Research shows Southeast Asians spend more time online than any other region, meaning social media influencers may be a key way to reach your audience.

How to Use Influencers to Market Your Events

alcohol free
A growing number of consumers want to fill their glasses with something other than alcohol. That category is attracting enough attention that it’s earned its own name: sober curious. Are you making sure that you can slake their thirst at your own events?

Trend That Might Define Drinking at Your Next Event

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018, and a year later, it seems clear that data protection and privacy rights are taking center stage on a global scale and are not a strictly European phenomenon.

GDPR After One Year: How Far Have We Come, What’s Next?

Travel Toolkit
The toolkit provides messaging, materials, and alternatives for event organizers who “have been caught in the crosshairs” of travel bans and boycotts.

Industry Organizations Jointly Release ‘Weaponization of Travel Toolkit’

sharing plates
New research indicates that sharing plates leads to better negotiations and improved teamwork. Here’s how changing up your meal format could result in better outcomes at workshops and team-building activities.

Ditch the Buffet for Family-Style Event Meals