The Post-Event Survey

The Post-Event Survey

The post event survey is critical for your attendees to provide feedback that can help you understand what worked and what didn't work so well at your event. Combined with anecdotal observations, the survey gets you the answers you need to host better events and convince management the events are worthwhile (so that maybe next quarter you'll get more budget)! Surveys can help you make the decision of whether to continue hosting certain types of events or to shift to something different. They can help you save money or create more value if attendees find some aspects of your event to be more beneficial than others. And by including...

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The Maple 2016 Boston Holiday Gift Guide | Shop Small!

The Maple 2016 Boston Holiday Gift Guide | Shop Small!

Tis the season to show some love and appreciation to the special people in your life. Whether it's a colleague or employee, a customer or a partner, a friend or a relative, the gifts below are bound to bring some joy to their day. And best of all, you'd be supporting some awesome local small businesses. Take a look and shop small this season! 

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6 Steps to Create an Engaging Panel Discussion

6 Steps to Create an Engaging Panel Discussion

This post was originally featured on LinkedIn. Rachel Perry is a Sr. Event Manager at Nth Degree in Boston. We're very grateful for her insight! 

Panels are a mainstay in any conference agenda. They give your audience the opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives in one session. They are also a great way to get influential speakers involved that might not have the bandwidth to prepare a solo presentation. A panel discussion can provide a wealth of information—but if not prepared well, it can become a major waste of time...

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Setting up a Customer Advisory Board

Setting up a Customer Advisory Board

Think you're too small for a Customer Advisory Board (CAB)? Think again. Think CABs are for those big corporate dinosaurs? Well, think again... again. Now that we've gotten that cleared up, let's actually consider why a CAB is important for your business, no matter your size or structure, and how it will help your team become even more successful:

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Planning Your Company Holiday Party

It’s Not Too Late to Start Planning Your Company Holiday Party

Summer is really over. It’s true, it happened. Even crazier, it’s already October. The days are getting shorter, apples are all over the place, and the temperatures are on the decline and while the last thing on your mind is the holiday season, the holidays are coming. That means you should be in the midst of planning your company holiday party… but if you’re not, because there are a million other things going on, there is still time to plan something special your employees will be sure to appreciate. Here are some ideas to get you started, no matter your group size or budget:Write here...

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