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With the number of virtual programs doubling in 2020, event planners everywhere are trying to find ways to make their virtual event stand out. As we’ve stated in previous blogs, holding virtual attendees’ attention can be a difficult feat to overcome when considering the number of distractions going on at home. Along with that challenge, […]

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Wouldn’t it be amazing to find a virtual event activity that kept your attendees immersed in your event, gave back to worthy causes, and was just plain fun? Well, guess what. There is such a fantastic thing, and it’s called the Great Virtual Giveback Game Show! Our team was lucky enough to preview this incredible […]

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While the pandemic has spread fear and anxiety across the country for months, our team members are focusing on spreading joy and love whenever they can. With a mission to create JOY, Bishop-McCann prides itself on giving back to the community. Last week, 10 members of our team were able to help others by volunteering […]

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After months of living through a global pandemic, most people are becoming accustomed to participating in online meetings or events. So for many, Zoom meetings are a standard part of their lives at this point. But even after communicating with people virtually for this long, one unpleasant fact remains: virtual fatigue is real. Spending all […]

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 Recently, I attended Cvent CONNECT Virtual, joining over 35,000 other meeting and event professionals in order to learn more about our recovering industry. After attending several breakout sessions, one stood out in my mind: “Understanding Your Virtual Attendees—The Antidote to Virtual Fatigue.” During the event, the presenter dove into how difficult it can be to […]

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Picture this: one day your company’s top employees are hiking up an active volcano. The next, they’re dining in elegance while sharing stories of swimming with sea turtles and taking hot mud baths. Where else can someone have such a variety of experiences but on a cruise? And they only have you to thank for […]

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” – Mr. Rodgers The pandemic is affecting industries across the board and having a major impact not only on the economy but also […]

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For 50 years, April 22nd has marked Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here’s our Earth Day tips for events planning professionals! This year, with international travel and global supply chains restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our shared existence on this planet is being felt […]

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As the event industry adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to look for new ways to keep the attendee experience alive and keep teams connected as many meetings are being presented virtually or are being postponed. Since most of the country is under stay at home or shelter in place orders, organizations and their […]

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Bishop-McCann has been allowing our corporate event planning associates flexibility in working from home for many years; we’re here to share some tips and tricks for telecommuting. There are many benefits that come with working from home for both employers and employees. In fact, two-thirds of managers report that employees who are given the option […]

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Event professionals, check out these free resources! The presence of COVID-19 has certainly caused disruption and pause within the events industry, but with it planners may have some extra time for the things we have put on the back-burner. One of those things may be continuing education, and lucky for corporate event planners, there are tons […]

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Engaging employees at home isn’t something we’ve had to worry about before. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has penetrated the entire globe, has shifted the way we work, learn, engage, and network. With bans on gatherings over ten people and many states and municipalities enacting shelter-in-place orders, the ability to gather together with our colleagues for […]

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Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first Bishop-McCann Staff Retreat. This retreat brings our company together, from San Francisco to Chicago, into the heart of the Kansas City Crossroads. During this time, we reflected on the past year, conceptualized the year to come, and came together as a family to refuel our […]

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Smart Badges Make Networking Easy at Meetings and Events Let’s face it—for many people, networking at events or meetings is a daunting task filled with a lot of awkward conversation. Most of the time, meeting attendees only get a name and maybe a business card from people they mingle with at a networking event. It’s […]

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Earlier this week, I went out to Kansas City to attend my first Bishop-McCann Annual Holiday Party. It was a fantastic celebration that reminded me of the value of traditions, rituals, and the comfort of being with special people. Since most of us here spend our days putting together and delivering amazing meetings, incentives, and […]