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Meet the Interns

theSQUAD believes in doing it differently – no little black dresses (LBDs), schoolroom seating or death by PowerPoint. We are also passionate about up-skilling and knowledge sharing! So, we’re pleased to introduce next intake of fabulous new interns who are learning the event-management ropes. Lethabo Kgotse is an undergraduate at the University of Johannesburg currently…

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Live Life Inspired with Kelly McGillivray

Spearheading theSQUAD’s Live Life Inspired interview series is our Squadron Leader, Kelly McGillivray, who is a seeker, always looking for new ways to do things differently and better. We chatted to her about keeping inspired, tracing her family heritage in Scotland and making lifestyle changes to fuel the body and the mind. Hello Kelly, let’s…

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Live Life Inspired with Daria Higgins

If hearing stories that feed your soul appeals to you, read on! We interviewed Daria Higgins – wanderer, event producer, creative, photographer and Epicurean as part of theSQUAD’s Live Life Inspired series. Enjoy! Hello Daria, how did you come to be where you are now in life? “I accidentally fell into events when after three…

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Live Life Inspired with Sonia Zocchi-Dommann

Sonia Zocchi-Dommann is a 52 years young South African gal with Italian heritage. She’s married to Guy Dommann and they have a 16 year old a son. She studied a BADA (Dramatic Arts) at Wits, majoring in Film and Theatre Directing in 1989, doing a thesis on the similarities between Italian creators Federico Fellini and…

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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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Pandora Reflexions Media Launch

  “Don’t follow trends, start trends.” Frank Capra The client brief was: “Make it Instagram-able, so it trends” so that’s what we did. Here are 10 reasons why the Pandora Reflexions Media Launch got trending… “Our intention creates our reality.” Wayne Dyer P.S. Please look out for #1120under5 – we’re proud to be helping Kentucky Fried…

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