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Live Life Inspired with Paul Boyter

Owner and head facilitator of Harmonics, Paul Boyter, doesn’t have a music degree and can’t read music. What he can do is read drum notation and he has a genius knack for finding new instruments to master. As part of our “Live life inspired” series theSQUAD spoke to Paul (who helps us with employee engagement…

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What’s in an Event Planner’s Inspirational Toolbox?

Having a locked and loaded (i.e. well stocked) toolbox is an event planner’s superpower. But having an inspirational toolbox gives us soul power. Here are some recommendations which can be used as a once-off to lift the spirits or as a mix and match; taking what you need, when you need it, depending on how…

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10 Tips to Creating Seamless Events

There’s a reason why being an event coordinator was identified as the fifth most stressful job in America last year (after police officer) – things can go wrong. Bringing events to life is fun and adrenalin works wonders when it kicks in, but the communication and production elements have to knit together seamlessly.   As…

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Top Ten Event Experiences in Johannesburg

We’re always looking for great spaces and experiences to share with theSQUAD’s clients and guests. Our city and its surrounds arefull of gems – from spas to rooftop bars. Here are our latest top ten Joburg recommendations.   1) Urban Oasis – Beechwood Gardens We’ve held many corporate functions at Beachwood Gardens and I even…

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10 Tips to Take a Charity Event from Good to Great

Producing South Africa’s biggest inner-city art exhibition, Night of 1000 Drawings (NOTD) for the last four years has given theSQUAD Creative Events lots of insight on how to run a charity event. As with other charity initiatives, NOTD is more than an art exhibition. It’s a year-long campaign during which the NOTD committee inspires the…

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The Seven Don’ts of Event Catering

Life’s too short to be boring and mediocre. This is particularly true when it comes to food. So while celebrating the month of love we’re being a bit unruly and sharing what we don’t love about event food. Event Planners and Managers from Johannesburg and beyond quake in their Nike’s when certain things are suggested…

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19 Event Trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two. We’re already seeing a move towards more authentic events, while it is up to us event professionals to educate our clients on what the new tech can do. We’ll also…

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How to Give Differently this Festive Season

“Bake them a cake, write them a poem, give them a kiss, tell them a joke, but stop trashing the planet to tell someone you care.” George Monbiot  Can you feel the pressure mounting to find the perfect gift within budget? Well – here’s an idea – do as Mr Monbiot says and show you care in a different way,…

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Top 4 Reasons to Have Outdoor Events

  We’re celebrating all things al fresco this season, embracing the mood-enhancing effects of being outdoors, especially after the cold and dark wintry months. What’s great about having events outdoors? Everything! We can even handle the chance of rain with some prep. Research has shown that being outdoors has a de-stressing effect, so doing as…

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8 Ways to be an Event Planner with SWAG

SWAG has a few meanings, but for us it’s about strutting your stuff and making your mark. Events, big or small, need large doses of SWAG to be fun and memorable. As an event planner in Johannesburg theSQUAD have been planning and doing major SWAG-a-licious events for over five years now, so here are a…

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