5 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in Your City

Seasonal & Special Events Ideas

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Labor Day was initially created by the labor movement to celebrate worker achievements, and that celebration is known to involve pretty much anything except actual work. Held the first Monday in September, Labor Day also signifies the grand finale of summer, giving folks one last hurrah before the onset of cooler weather, shorter days and back-to-school season for the kids. No matter…

Ways to Minimize Your Corporate Event Planning Budget

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  Anyone who’s been tasked with throwing a corporate event understands that it’s easy to lose track of the budget. Between decor, food, and event spaces, things can get pricey pretty quick unless you’re paying close attention. Fortunately, your friends here at PaperDirect are happy to help you plan and save for your next corporate event without sacrificing any of…

5 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Employees

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Employment is a team sport. If you want your staff to produce more wins, you need to improve your communication with employees by taking on a coaching role and empowering those around you! Reach out and be proactive by showing trust and setting goals while actively listening and communicating more effectively. 1. Express Trust Sometimes it feels like it’s easier…

6 Trendy Wedding Themes

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Planning a wedding can be some exciting business, and that business gets even more thrilling when your plans revolve around a fanciful wedding theme. We checked out some of the hottest trendy wedding themes on the scene for 2017 and 2018 and are sharing our six favorites below. Vintage Art Deco Theme Popularized by an array of period dramas on…

How to Maximize Time at a Networking Event

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Hob nobbing with colleagues and professionals in your industry comes with a few rules. If you want to maximize your time at a networking event, remember it is a work function. After-party karaoke is fine. Keg stands are not. Here’s how to keep your next meeting classy and professional, with an emphasis on productivity. Practice Active Listening It’s easy to…

Quotes for National Parents’ Day

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While we celebrate our moms in May and honor our dads in June, we can give them both the kudos they deserve on National Parents’ Day in July. Celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July, National Parents’ Day may not be as well-known as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but it’s just as important. It’s a day to pay tribute…

Calendar Tips for Staying Organized

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It’s a hectic world out there, and it seems like the harder you work and the more success you achieve, the more hectic it becomes. If you want to be successful, it takes more than just hard work; it takes planning and organization. Of all the modern day apps and tools available, nothing has found a way to improve on…

8 Fun Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

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Is the typical workday at your office filled with laughter, chatter, and lots of work completed with loads of enthusiasm? If your answer is no, you may want to work on boosting employee engagement. Here are eight fun and easy ways to improve employee engagement and make your staff excited to come into work every day. In-Office Events In-office events…

The Importance of Visual Presentations

Designing Your Business Communication

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With all the various forms of online communication at our fingertips, it can be very tempting for a manager to simply convey new tasks, new methods, or new ideas through an email or text chat. If you’re one of those employers who might be overlooking the importance of visual presentations, then you’re missing out on a chance to utilize one…

Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Corporate Event

Event Planning Tips

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The event of the year is on the calendar so don’t let it flop! Whether your company is hosting an annual conference that draws hundreds of professionals from your industry, or the event is a more simple annual employee gathering, avoid these corporate event mistakes. 1. The venue is too small. Sure, the seat count might be accurate, but is…