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  • Landing the Job as a Corporate Event Manager, 28 Apr 2017

    Finding a job in events is tough. But being an event manger, I believe, is one of the best jobs in the world if you find…

  • How to Host Successful Campfire Sessions, 15 Dec 2016

    Learning comes in many forms and that’s important to remember when building your event or conference program. Your first instinct to foster learning for all of…

  • Creative Communication for Your Event – Part 2, 24 Aug 2015

    In our second edition of Creative Communication for Your Event, we are taking you through a few other creative ways to market your event. Instead of…

  • Tech Tuesday: Stay On Top Of Today’s Helpful Networking Tools, 21 Jul 2015

    With all of the new and interesting technology that crosses our computer, tablet, and smartphone screens, we may not always find use for all of these…

  • To Fear or Not to Fear – Networking Events, 16 Jun 2015

    At the end of your meeting with the big boss he tells you that you have to attend a networking event and mingle around! If you…

  • Get Social in LinkedIn Groups, 02 May 2014

    I think we all know by now that social media is taking over. If you aren’t on the big three, which I consider to be Facebook-Twitter-LinkedIn,…

  • My Five Biggest Lessons from Five Years of Hosting Association Chat, 29 Apr 2014

    Five years ago Jeff De Cagna started the first Association Chat (#assnchat on Twitter). A little while later, I (KiKi L’italien) began guest hosting for Jeff whenever he wasn’t available. Eventually Jeff asked if I would officially take over the hosting of Association Chat – essentially, I was to be the Jimmy Fallon to his Jay Leno. Naturally, I was stoked as I had found these weekly chats to be so professionally inspiring. As could be imagined, I have learned quite a bit from the past five years of hosting Association Chat.






  • I Tweet, You Tweet, Let’s Tweetup, 10 Mar 2014

    Meet me at the Tweetup…what on earth is a Tweetup? Is it a meeting while tweeting? Is it an online tweeting hangout? Quite the contrary: it’s…

  • THE SPECIAL EVENT 2014 NASHVILLE: An Event Through the Eyes of Your Instagram, 30 Jan 2014

    Every year, Special Event Magazine hosts “The Special Event Conference and Tradeshow.” This year, the magazine hosted the conference in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland.…

  • Successful Networking at Events – Old Ways, New Ways & Not Working Ways, 24 Jan 2014

    Technology and social media have changed the face of events. In the past, you would go into an event blind-folded as to whom you would meet. …