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Event Planners


OnCue Staging has created this page to help guide event planners through the complicated world of audio visual and production planning by providing education, event templates and other helpful information. Our goal is to enhance your event and make your job a whole lot easier. 

OnCue Staging has produced thousands of events and worked with hundreds of event planners. We are the audio visual staging company that get you, gets it done and gets results. If you have something you’d like to ask us about, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Rightsizing Your A/V and Production RFP

Event planners know that when planning an event, creating an RFP (Request For Proposal) document for audio visual and production work can be overwhelming.  OnCue Staging has made it easy with these helpful RFP templates for any size event.

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Show Flow

Writing the show flow—the detailed roadmap that guides your event from beginning to end—can seem daunting, but if you have an agenda, you already have a big head start. OnCue Staging can show you how to leverage your meeting agenda into a full-blown show flow, saving you time and money.

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PowerPoint

PowerPoint is always going to be a part of any event. So why not make it easy for event planners, and presenters, by providing a handful of simple tips to ensure that the PowerPoint at your next event will not only look great, but also work flawlessly.

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Watching Out for Hidden A/V and Production Costs

As an event planner, you probably learned the hard way about $80-per-gallon coffee service or $1,000-per-day Internet access. But you still might not be aware of the hidden costs associated with A/V and production. Or, you may think they are just the cost of doing business. Before you plan another event or embark upon any contract negotiations, read this article. I guarantee it will save you some money… Read the full article, written by
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Watching Out for Hidden A/V and Production Costs

Transform Your Next Event – Transitions Are The Trick

  As most event planners know, you spend a lot of time and money managing what happens on stage during an event, and how the audience will perceive it.  You painstakingly plan every detail from creating a theme, securing speakers, choosing music and delivering PowerPoint presentations. However, there is a critical knot that ties everything together that often gets overlooked, an element that can make or break your event—TRANSITIONS.  Event transitions are the process
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Transform Your Next Event - Transitions Are The Trick

OnCue Staging In The News

Read a recent article profiled in Texas Meetings + Events Magazine on Rightsizing Your A/V and Production Needs, written by OnCue Staging’s co-founder Jim Tzitzura.  Also, check out the RFP templates located on the Event Planners page. Texas Meeting + Events Article
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OnCue Staging In The News

Seating Tips for Your Event – What Works Best?

“Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. Our program will begin in five minutes.”  Well, only if you have set up your room and it is show ready. That leads to an important question that many meeting planners have asked me over the years: How should we set up the seating? (more…)
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Seating Tips for Your Event - What Works Best?

Optimize PowerPoint for Any Event – Big or Small

You’ve probably seen clothing that’s marked “one size fits all.” Unfortunately, it rarely does. The same is true of PowerPoint presentations. And it’s true about more than just size. It’s also true of fonts, colors, embedded objects, and projection vs. print quality. So, how do you make sense of it all? (more…)
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Optimize PowerPoint for Any Event - Big or Small

Is New Event Technology Always Better?

A wise man once said, “When you’re dealing with technology, it’s better to be on the cutting edge than the bleeding edge.” Technology shouldn’t make people bleed, should it? As an A/V and production company, OnCue Staging is all about technology—the latest and greatest technology to hit the market. But just because it’s “new” doesn’t mean it’s better. We’ve found it isn’t always the best
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Is New Event Technology Always Better?

Five Tips for Event Planners to Control the “Out-Of-Control”

  If you’ve been in the A/V and production business for a while, you’ve already heard this story. A client tells his A/V vendor that he’s worried the event might not go off exactly as planned, and the A/V vendor says, “Don’t worry, we’ve screwed up much bigger events than this.” It’s funny because it’s true. We’ve all had something go wrong, and sometimes
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Five Tips for Event Planners to Control the “Out-Of-Control”

Batteries? Who Cares About Batteries at an Event?

For event planners, I’m sure changing batteries in a microphone is the farthest thing from your mind, as it should be.  I’m sure you think it’s one of those details that somebody else takes care of, not you. But, batteries are probably one of the most important details when it comes to presentations at an event. (more…)
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Batteries? Who Cares About Batteries at an Event?

Going the Extra Mile…All the Way to Shanghai

Now a days, everyone is talking about customer service. How customer service can make or break a company. It’s what separates the good companies from the bad. But what exactly does that mean?  As a principal of an AV and production company, OnCue Staging, I think about this all the time.  At our company, we believe that just delivering a good customer service isn’t enough. We believe in showing, not telling. (more…)
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Going the Extra Mile...All the Way to Shanghai

When to Start Planning Your Event

OnCue Staging can jump into the meeting planning process at almost anytime. For the best results, you should engage your team before the final contract with the venue is signed and even better when you begin your site selection. Hotel venues often write restrictions into their contracts about working with certain outside audio/visual and staging vendors and we can help save you some dollars by working with you from the start. If it is
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When to Start Planning Your Event
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