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Grenadine Blog

17
Mar

What Happened this month

The Grenadine team is always working hard to make our software more powerful and easier to use, while taking our users’ suggestions into consideration. Here is what we’ve released during the past few weeks: Clone Events You can now clone any event! By popular demand, you are now able to create a new event by copying...
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28
Feb

Your attendees are going to use an app anyway — so why not give them yours?

Recently I was attending an international conference around my area. This was a conference of a large stature and with quite notable guests and interesting panelists and for which attendees had paid a rather large amount to attend. As an attendee, I was interested in what the presenters had to say, but also in observing...
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03
Feb

Setting up your email addresses

Grenadine Event Planner uses several email addresses when it interacts with your attendees and your speakers. If you haven’t checked what email addresses are used it’s important to take a few minutes and set them up properly for your account. To set up email addresses, go to Settings -> System Settings and navigate to the...
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30
Dec

Have you been to a SF or an Anime Convention?

What are they? SF conventions are gatherings of fans of the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre. SF conventions were traditionally focused on the written word and associated fan culture. Now a lot of conventions include films, comics, television, gaming, costuming etc. SF as a genre is often difficult to define as it contains many themes...
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20
Dec

Grenadine 101 – Whats on now for your Electronic Notice Boards

Have you ever wanted to have an electronic notice board at your conference? One that tells people attending your event what is on now and where. Often venues have monitors and if they can display a web page they can also display what is on at your conference. Grenadine has a current schedule functionality which...
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12
Dec

“Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” – Albert Einstein

There’s nothing more important for event pros than planning. They plan everything, rolling their sleeves up to have the perfect plan for great ideas. Planning, planning, planning… and sometimes you feel overloaded with all the details you have to plan – logistics, guests, participants, speakers, material, meal menu … Need help? The Grenadine Event Planner...
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30
Nov

2017 is coming!

Nobody can predict the future but thanks to Event Manager Blog report and the Tourism Office of Montreal, we’ve selected a bunch of trends we found interesting for event planners to make their events unique in 2017. Silent and chill out With the rising demand of quiet in business and life, this isn’t very surprising...
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25
Nov

Tips to attract more clients

The Event Management Industry is a service industry, which means the most important way to improve your company is to attract clients and satisfy them. This is the key to everything. Here are some tips on how to get more and more clients for your business’ success!   Promote referrals. Ask your clients to share...
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18
Nov

Tags in Grenadine

  Today, we’ll talk about the use of tags within the planner and how you could use them to help with the process of organizing your event and providing information to attendees. Within an event, tags can be used for People and Items. They are useful as a means of classification and filtering during the planning process...
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11
Nov

How do I choose my event management software ?

Today, you’re ready to go to your first meeting with a new client and your boss is asking you to create the whole event. This is the most important event of the year for your company you can’t miss anything: “THIS HAS TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS!” – Ok, now you’re freaking out… So you...
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01
Nov

Keys for being a successful Event planner

1.A robust plan that anticipates the needs of your client To make the event a real success, you must identify the customer’s needs and make them happy. Set up a first meeting to understand their requirements, define the event goals, time, location and budget. The power of listening and anticipating the client’s expectations is an...
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25
Oct

4 smart new ideas to make your event a success

Listen to your customers, involve them in your event planning and create a memorable experience. Every event planner’s goal is to deliver a personal value for each participant, to create an event that will be talked about even after it’s over. We’ve put together a list of 4 ideas to create a memorable event in...
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20
Oct

Will you use an Event Guide mobile app for your next event ?

FOUR BENEFITS OF USING A MOBILE APP FOR YOUR EVENT  Saves time (and the environment!) When you use a mobile app for your event, your attendees will always have up-to-date information at their fingertips, even if you publish new information while the event is ongoing! Forget printing programs, when you publish your event information from...
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19
Oct

Why you need an online event management software to plan your event

  Very often, trying to plan a whole event is very stressful. So many attendees, you have to launch invitations, schedule meetings during the congress, plan which speaker for whic day while keeping an eye on conflicts, choosing a plan B, dealing with equipment requirements, selecting a menu and coping with last minute issues. Now you...
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30
Sep

Send push messages to your attendees and speakers

Now that’s fun! We finally did it. You can now send push notifications on the Grenadine mobile app event guide to communicate in real-time with your speakers and attendees, before or during your event.   So, what is a push message ? It’s a notification that shows up on mobile devices to give an alert,...
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05
Oct

Event Guide’s New Features for Android

As you already know, the Grenadine Event Planning System provides native mobile apps for conference attendees and participants. The Grenadine Team is working consistently to maintain and improve mobile apps and the web system. We recently released the last version (1.0.42) of the Event Guide available on Google Play and here are the new features...
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02
Oct

Seek and you will find (Grenadine Sites October Release)

It’s never been easier for your conference attendees to find events that matter to them! The Grenadine team has been working hard all September to bring you a feature-packed update for Grenadine sites focused on helping your attendees find the information that they need. Summary of changes: Filter Events, List View, New and Updated Flags, Calendar Buttons,...
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