A Corporate Event Planner Can Provide Many Great Benefits

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Corporate Event Planner –Why do I need one? Well, if you were on death row for a crime you didn’t commit, would you represent yourself in court? Of course not! You would find the best criminal lawyer money could buy. So why is that any different than planning an event? Okay, death row is a pretty extreme example. But some …

Customer Appreciation is So Important!

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Customer Appreciation – Why is this so important in building as successful business? Happy 2020! A new year. A time for new goals, new strategies and a fresh start to draw in new clients. But wait… what about your current clients. In an era of fast-paced living, high business competition and advanced technology, it can be easy to forget how …

Motivation for Employees

Motivation for employees is no easy task. Not to burst the pre-holiday bubble, but as planners, we are ALWAYS thinking one step ahead. The truth is that while the holidays can provide your employees with a much-needed break to refresh and recharge, coming back to work and refocusing may be difficult. Why is Employee Motivation Important? The happiness and productivity …

Checklist for Event Planning

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A checklist for event planning is what you need at this time of year. It’s a time that some people love, while most others dread – Office holiday party season! For those of you who love getting all dolled up to head out to the annual employee shindigs, you may be wondering why some of your co-workers would rather skip …

All About Wine Aromas

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What aromas do you smell in that wine? The million-dollar question. At every wine tasting event I host, I am asked, “what am I supposed to smell?” How frustrating is it when a wine bottle’s description reads “aromas of blackberry, shades of pepper and leather”, and all you smell is… wine? I definitely understand! Learning to identify what aromas are …

Types of Sparkling Wine

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Types of sparkling wine – the thought crossed my mind as I was trying to stay cool last week through one of the hottest weekends in Toronto in many years. How does anyone stay cool? Of course, there are the obvious ways of spending as much time as possible by a pool/lake or hiding out with the AC turned on. …

Corporate Team Building Games

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Corporate team building games are a highly successful and fun way for companies to improve employee relationships, interaction and communication, thereby improving overall productivity. There has been a major switch in the workplace environment within the last few decades. In the past, the workplace was seen as a source to form strong employee relationships and an outlet for socialization. Companies offered …

Choosing a Wine With Dinner

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Choosing a wine with dinner can be difficult. This led me to my collaboration with Diana Tudose and Daniel Hiptmair, authors of the blog, Experience Taste.  When I met them, I knew I had found something special! The Experience Taste blog narrates the story of a couple who, while falling in love with each other, fell in love with their shared admiration for food. A …

Helpful Wine Buying Tips

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Wine buying tips can be quite varied and complex when you consider the number of wines that are commercially available. I am often asked how I select the wines I use at my wine tasting events and what I base my own wine drinking decisions on. If you want the simple answer – I am CONSTANTLY trying new things to see …

A New Fun and Original Thing to do in Toronto

“What should we do tonight?” “How about trying out that new artisan ice cream place that just opened up?” “Nah, I just went to another one last week” “What about going for a pint at that brewery we love?” “There is always a lineup out the door for a table” “Hmm, what haven’t we tried yet?” “I don’t know, but …