Are you looking to differentiate yourself from other exhibitors? Want to avoid standing alone, hoping for someone to come talk to you?

One of the most unpleasant experiences is setting up your tradeshow booth and waiting for people to come by.

What you need is something compelling that will draw people in, keep them around, and leave them with a positive experience associated with your brand.

Hiring the right type of trade show entertainment can accomplish not only these things, it can make your booth stand out from your competitors.

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Orlando, Washington, DC., and Las Vegas are the top three meeting destinations in the United States, according to Cvent. They boast state-of-the-art facilities for salespeople: conference rooms, good infrastructure and speedy transportation links. But how do you choose a meeting venue in one of these cities? What about in other cities in the United States?

Here’s how to pick the ultimate place to host your next sales meeting.

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When it comes to hospital fundraiser entertainment, there’s no better place to look than in the comedy world. Let’s take a look at why comedians make for the perfect hospital fundraiser entertainment.

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Employees think meetings are long, boring and offer nothing new or interesting, according to a 2012 survey. Only 56 percent of meetings are productive, say senior and middle managers. Instead of motivating staff, sales meetings are often a complete waste of time. It doesn’t have to be this like this. Here are four ways to make your sales meetings more fun.

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In August of 2016, Sydney Adeniyi made the courageous leap from working at a regular day job to actively pursuing his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.

Since his first performance at a venue in Belleville, IL, he has performed professionally hundreds of times at some of the nation’s top colleges, comedy clubs, and comedy festivals.

Read our interview with Sydney Adeniyi to hear his advice to event planners, learn more about his style of humor, what drives him, and what he likes to joke about.

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From helping to raise money and awareness for worthy causes to boosting employee engagement, morale and even retention rates in some cases, workplace fundraisers account for approximately $4 billion in annual charitable giving according to industry data. But a successful fundraiser involves more than asking for a donation or selling tickets or merchandise to raise funds. Like any transaction, fundraising also involves relationship building that will add both value to the event and organization, and reward donors and guests for their generosity and commitment to the cause.

Whether your event is designed to raise funds and awareness for education, the environment, or medical issues, offering entertainment like comedians and variety acts can help elevate your fundraiser to the big leagues.

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Americans donated $373 billion to charity in 2015 — a 4 percent increase from the previous year. Fun runs, auctions, galas — all of these events raised money for good causes. Live entertainment was a fixture at many of them as bands, DJs and motivational speakers charmed donors. Stand-up comedy was another popular draw. Planning a charity drive of your own? Here’s how live entertainment can market your fundraiser event.
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I am a huge soccer fan. I play on 4 teams a week and usually spend my Saturday and Sunday mornings watching the English Premier League.

I’ve been playing on and off, competitively and recreationally, since I was about four years old. Playing a sport typically teaches someone things that are applicable to other areas of their lives, and soccer is no exception.

So, what can soccer teach you about hiring a comedian?

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Hiring a clean comedian for a fundraiser can be tricky, especially if you don’t have much experience. Finding the right entertainer for any type of event requires careful consideration before coming to a final decision.  Comedians can vary greatly from squeaky clean, PG, and to very offensive. Carefully consider what entertainment agency you might work with and which comedians you intend to hire.

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It’s hard to believe that Gilda’s LaughFest 2017 has already come and gone. Each year LaughFest demonstrates why it’s the best comedy festival in the country (in our humble opinion), and this year was no different.

Now that things have settled back down, we decided to look back at this year’s festival.

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After moving from Michigan to Chicago, Jeff Arcuri quickly became a regular at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Bar, and Zanies Comedy Clubs. The Chicago Tribune called him a, “Joke Machine.” But Jeff has a human side, too! Get to know it by reading through our interview with him below:

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Gilda’s LaughFest 2017 is less than a week away and we couldn’t be more excited! After a year of brainstorming and booking talent, it’s always special to see some old favorites and meet some new comedians.

There is so much to look forward to during this 10 day festival of seriously funny stuff!
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