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6 Great British Entertainment Mashups To Save The Union (or at least try to)

September 15, 2014


Let’s imagine for a second – you have one night, one night to pull off a party so mind-blowingly incredible that the voices yearning for an independent Scotland suddenly drop their YES placards and instead hold hands with their counter-voting brethren. A party so fun that England and Scotland remain in solidarity for the rest of time and a party so entertaining that it ushers in a renewed era of Great Britishness filled – as ever – with more self-deprecating wit, collective moaning about the weather, and Irn Bru sales than ever before.

Hypothetically of course.

Luckily, that’s where we come in with a mash up of curious Scottish and English entertainment ideas for an event designed to keep the nation together – some good, some, well, not so good.

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9 Lessons You Can Learn From These Public Speaking Fails

September 11, 2014


We’ve all been on the other end of a speech that can, in a few short sentences, turn everybody’s expression from grinning to grimacing – whether it be because the speaker isn’t confident enough, doesn’t know what they’re talking about or even just reminds you a little too much of TV’s David Brent.

Read on for 9 lessons you can learn from these terrible speeches.

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6 Stunningly Creative Uses Of Projection Mapping For Events

September 10, 2014


To sum up the art of projection mapping in one fell swoop? Essentially, it’s using cutting edge video projection techniques to transform any sort of surface – whether it be curved, flat or even moving – into a video screen, or a blank canvas of sorts.

Read on to see our picks for the 6 best and most creatively stunning examples of projection mapping around today.

 

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Top 5 Videos Of The Week: YouTuesday 9th September

September 09, 2014


The buildup to the referendum on Scotland’s independence has seen a surge of Yes votes leading to chancellor George Osbourne offerring - BREAKING NEWS: Second royal baby expected. More details on Kate Middleton’s maternity wear to follow. Coming up next: can a baby save the United Kingdom?

Or, we could just forget about all of that “independence” and infantile nonsense and instead, check out this week’s YouTuesday – the weekly roundup of the top 5 videos showing off the best talents and clips the internet has to offer – including: a physics-defying coin magician, incredible electronic makeup, Terry Crews, 10 second songs and a piano player who shows they just don't make 'em like they used to.

Read on for the top 5 videos showing off the best talents the internet has to offer us for this week's YouTuesday.

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6 Entertainment Ideas Fit For A Prince

September 08, 2014


Purely concieved act of happenstance? Or a carefully crafted publicity stunt to endear Scottish YES voters with an overwhelming sense of Britishness before the referendum? Whatever the cynic in you believes, the Royal Duchess of Cambridge and co. are expecting another child to fight his brother for the privilege of Most photographed baby in the UK. So that obviously leads us on to wondering – what entertainment ideas would be suitable for a party of princely proportions?

Read on after the break for 6 entertainment ideas fit for a Prince

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7 Advantages To Booking Your Wedding Entertainment Through A Supplier

September 05, 2014


Planning a wedding involves a large sum of negotiating, research and perhaps most importantly, time; it’s why wedding planners exist after all. Now when it comes to the entertainment, you could spend hours searching for the right band, DJ, etcetera – or you could work with an entertainment company who can handle everything entertainment-related on the big day. But just what are the advantages of working with such a company?

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Weekly Events Wrapup: 5th September

September 05, 2014


The weekly events wrapup brings together all the best news, stories and goings-on from the events industry and #eventprofs around the world and delivers it in a simple and easy to read layout.

This week, September 5th, includes: a slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake, a stunning projection mapping exhibition at Battersea Power Station, the rise of eSports at events and much more.

Read on after the break for all the event news, stories and articles.

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5 Public Speaking Lessons We've Learnt From TED Talks

September 04, 2014


Put succinctly, TED events bring together those who have ‘ideas worth sharing’ and allow them to speak their mind in front of a huge audience that can view them from the comfort of their home. They’ve become somewhat of a phenomenon, allowing experts from all kinds of fields to engage in the art of public speaking and so – seeing as we’re in the speaker business and all – what lessons can we learn from the speaking techniques used in TED talks?

Read on after the break for the 5 lessons we’ve learnt from watching a whole lotta’ TED Talks.

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5 Mistakes Everybody Makes When Planning Their Christmas Party Entertainment

September 03, 2014


Ah yes, the annual Christmas party; harbinger of the office hangover, bringer of shame from the night before, prime time for staircase wit and consumer of enough prosecco to drown a small horse.

Well, uh, it’s not all bad really, I mean they can be pretty fun too.

Obviously gorging yourself on fizzy wine and aching to remember just why you feel such an overawing sense of shame the next morning doesn’t make for a fantastic festive experience and, without getting ahead of myself, you’d probably consider that a mistake wouldn’t you?

Read on after the break to see 5 mistakes everybody makes when planning their Christmas party entertainment

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6 Hi Tech Entertainment Ideas To Bring Your Next Event Into The Future

September 02, 2014


Planning an event that demands an emphasis on hi-tech, modern themes can be hard to get right – not to mention expensive – and when it comes to choosing the entertainment, just what are the right kind of performers and acts to create an experience that can channel what the future holds and bring it just that little bit closer in everyone's minds?

From pulsing LED accoutrements to ways of using an iPad you'd never thought of – here's a list of 6 top acts that incorporate unique uses of technology to wow, inspire and amaze their audience.

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