Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Sydney set to expand

image001 Four Points by Sheraton have just announced that they will be expanding their property with an additional 230 accommodation rooms. With the expansion due to commence in 2014, the new tower will increase their event space to 4,800 square metres of conference space for up 3000 delegates split between two ballrooms and eleven breakout areas. The tower will have a restaurant precinct that opens into Sussex St. If you are planning a corporate event, conference or exhibition contact Kieran Kennedy of Veritas onkieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au    

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Escape to the Heart of Australia

When you really want to experience a unique destination a world away from the big smoke, but without a passport, head bush. Your corporate event, incentive or intimate conference can be held at one of several luxury lodges. Our top picks are: Buffalo River Station, NT Bullo River Station is a five-star wilderness experience. Located in the top western corner of the Northern Territory of Australia, incentive guests have the opportunity to experience cattle station life in a unique and very remote part of Australia. Guests can do as much or as little as they wish but exploring the vast and beautiful landscape is an opportunity that most seize. Cicada Lodge, NT Cicada Lodge opened in 2013 and delivers the highest standards of non-intrusive, world-class service in a modern architect-designed lodge. Just 300 kilometres south of Darwin along the Stuart Highway, Cicada Lodge is nestled in natural bush, high above the ancient waterways of the Katherine River system. Facilities include an outdoor pool, restaurant, room service, concierge and airport transfers available on request perfect for a boutique incentive trip. Sal Salis, WA Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australias Cape Range National Park. Sal Salis accommodation and hosting style exudes Wild Bush Luxury and Sal Salis guides deliver an extraordinary insight to one of Australias best kept natural secrets Ningaloo Reef. Sal Saliss ecological principles also ensure that your stay generates a minimal environmental footprint. image010 To book your next incentive, conference or corporate event, contact ushereat Veritas Event Management Sydney.  

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Chris Anderson on what makes a great talk great

Chris Anderson is not only the curator of one of the worlds biggest coming together of speakers, but is also an extremely talented speaker, and teacher in his own right. TED talks are engaging, entertaining and very informative, and whilst we have spoken about looking to them for inspiration on a speaker for your next event or conference, it is time to look at the top, and see what can be learnt from one of the best in the business. Earlier this year, at the TEDxGlobal event Chris gave a speech on speaking. Whilst it seems simple enough, take a bit of time to listen to what he has to say, and apply it to the next time you have to address your company at the national conference or event.

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Suffering from Glossophobia

A fear of public speaking is very common, and most experience it at one point in their life. While some may be able to overcome this fear, when you are asked to get up and welcome 2000 people to an event or conference, even the best need to take a moment to calm the butterflies. Death by PowerPoint is often a symptom caused by a speakers inability to engage the audience and convey a message without it, but when used properly, it can be an extremely effective tool when wielded by a skilled speaker. Some simple points to remember are:

  • Be specific: Start at the end and figure out what you want the audience to take home from your presentation, then, work from that.
  • Remind them of what Aristotle said:
    • Tell your audience what you are going to tell them.
    • Tell them.
    • Tell them what you have told them.
  • Walk out, and as soon as you hit that stage, be confident. You know what you are up there to talk about, you wouldnt be there if you didnt know the topic. So speak it. Dont read it from a card, just tell them what you have come to say.
  • Remember to try and enjoy yourself, and your moment. If you are comfortable, then your speech will just flow, meaning everyone will be more engaged.
If you are about to hold a conference and feel that your team need a little help, contactKieran.kennedy@veritas.com.aufor more information on speaking and presenting.

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The Regent Palm - Luxury in Paradise

Located on the Turks and Caicos Islands The Regent Palm is paradise.Event plannersandevent managers will love this location forincentive groups. There are great options for delegates to relax and enjoy with wonderful stand alone treatment rooms in the Spa, standup paddle boarding, snorkling, tennis and kayaking for the more active delegates. The Regent Palms is set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens and fronts onto the edge of Grace Bay beach, 12 miles or pristine clear water and white sand. The resort also have facilities for meetings and social functions up to 130 delegates if yourincentive groupincludes some meetings while travelling. This property is also great for a smallcorporate retreatgetaway. When it comes toconferenceandmeetingdestinations and facilities, we are always excited to find out about new and/or refurbishedvenues. For any information about your nextconference,incentive programs,product launchorboard meetingor further abroad do not hesitate to get in touch.Contact Kieran onKieran.kennedy@veritas.com.auor call on 02 8908 5600. image002 image004 image006 image008

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