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the Stars events people
are engaged through hearing (music),
touch (musical instruments are tactile) and
sight (colourful costumes). Taste and smell can be
a challenge. We recently did an event over dinner and
encouraged the caterer to use popular music for inspiration.
We ended up with a signature Back in Black cocktail (black
zambuka and vodka) and food selections like Smashed
Pumpkins (orange mashed potatoes), Lucy in the Sky
Sliders, and AC/DC Deconstructed Steak Sandwich. All
five senses were engaged increasing the impact of
the event and the WOW factor for guests."
- Stewart Hall, Founder at Rock
"Make your next reception more interactive with pairing
stations. Guests will engage their senses by not only tasting
specially selected wines, beers or scotches, but evaluating
their different hues and scents. Team-building activities and
interactive breaks also offer great opportunities to engage the
senses of your attendees. Have you thought about having a
"create your own perfume" kiosk or a photography challenge
that takes attendees outdoors? Perhaps a yoga or meditation
break will re-energize the group."
- Lindsey Press, Event Manager
HOW HAVE YOU USED THE
TO WOW YOUR ATTENDEES?
was my first large
event - a Christmas party. In the
past, they had been known to have low
attendance and be very plain and basic. With a
little negotiation, we got the boss to approve a larger
budget to "spice up" the party. We ended up getting
simple yet powerful up lighting, snowflake gobos for our
"Winter Wonderland" theme, and coloured linens and chair
covers, as well as centrepieces. The reaction when every
guests walked into the room was simply: WOW! I believe
we appealed to their visual senses the most in this
case to create that wow factor. The simple decor
made a huge difference!"
- Mariella Irivarren, Event Manager
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"One way we have been "WOW-ing"
our guests' visual senses is through
technology. Things like 360 degree
immersive screens and runway stages
bringing presenters into the audience
keep our audiences engaged and keep
their eyes on our content."
- Arianna McLaughlin, Event Manager
"Music is a huge way to bring life to
the experience. Even if it is background
music during networking, a thoughtout playlist is an easy way to perk
people up. Sometimes throwing in a
different version of a well-known song
(an acoustic version or a remix) makes
for a natural conversation starter."
- Micki Lubek, Event Planner
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2015
Welcome, New Members!
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