Articles by Anne Thornley-Brown

About Anne Thornley-Brown

Anne Thornley-Brown is the President of Executive Oasis International a Toronto team building and management consulting firm that helps companies succeed even in the midst of turbulence. Executive Oasis International specializes in the facilitation of executive retreats, business team building, and meetings. Anne has worked with clients from 18 countries including Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Sudan. Anne has an M.B.A. from York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Anne has also blogged for a number of portals including Huffington Post, Event Manager Blog, and Plan Your Meetings by MPI. executiveoasis @executiveoasis

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girl with camcorder6 Ways to Use Videos for Event Marketing

Videos are powerful tools with far more impact than the printed word or images. It has become easier to produce high quality videos even on a shoestring budget. Yet, videos continue to be under-utilized by event industry professionals.   To … Read more »

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Diverse crowdDiversity in the Meeting and Events Industry: 7 Strategies to Eliminate Bias

Diversity is relevant to the meeting and events industry for a number of reasons. Given the fact that society and event audiences are becoming increasingly diverse, ethnic, and gender diversity in the speaker lineup should be a given. It isn’t. … Read more »

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pexels-photo-133021Event Planner Burnout: It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

Year after year, in survey after survey, event planning has earned a reputation as one of the top 10 most stressful careers. When one considers the fact that the other occupations that make these lists involve life and death situations, … Read more »

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event-app-gameBuilding a Strong Events Team From the Ground up

Selecting the right team members is not easy. Let’s face it. Everybody is on their best behaviour during interviews. No one is going to readily admit that they have a wicked temper or habitually overspend their clients’ budgets. Coupled with … Read more »

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alertEvent Security: How Technology can Help Event Professionals Plan Smarter and Manage Risk

Given the increasing vulnerability of event venues and events that involve large gatherings, it is only a matter of time before corporate event planners will have to grapple with issues of safety and security. How can corporate event organizers go … Read more »

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