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The arts in education 11 April 2019

Magnetic Storm has been supporting youth theatre in Port Elizabeth for over 12 years. David Limbert who spearheads work with local schools and community theatre talks about the importance of investing in tech skills for emerging talent and the role of the arts in education.

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Event tech 28 August 2017

Event tech moves at a rapid pace, and Magnetic Storm CEO Glenn van Eck has seen tech and trends come and go, but what does he see in the future of event tech?

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Meetings innovation 18 May 2017

Meetings can be frustrating and a huge waste of time if not planned properly. Directors want more return on their investment when it comes to meetings and using active involvement, creative set-up (which is where Magnetic Storm comes in), responsible thinking and local inspiration; organisations realise the benefits of planned, considered and relevant meetings.

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Thinking without a box 01 September 2016

You’ve heard it before, “think outside the box.” But what if we scrap the box?

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Business sustainability 01 September 2016

Reflecting on 35 years of Magnetic Storm, our journey continues to amaze me.

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The Balancing Act 10 August 2016

Celebrating Women’s Day gives us a chance to reflect on how the role of women has changed through the years.

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The benefits of using an outside AV provider 08 July 2016

The benefits of using an outside AV provider

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Sustainable Events 31 May 2016

There are many reasons why running an event using sustainable event principles is good for business.

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Bridging the education gap 14 April 2016

The events industry in South Africa is heading for a ‘knowledge gap within five years,’ claims Magnetic Storm CEO Glenn van Eck.

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Call to improve the Eastern Cape's offering 26 February 2016

Industry expert, Glenn van Eck, has called on corporates in the Eastern Cape to embrace the authentic conference and incentive offerings that the province has to offer.

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Creative freedom

The general belief is that great ideas happen when people are free to think and that creatives thrive in situations that grant permission to make mistakes. I don’t disagree with the sentiment, ?creatives like many, do thrive when uncertainty is minimised, and convention is applied responsibly,? but I do see a challenge with the word freedom.

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Primetime: how do you use yours?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business. These three things are what you do better than anyone else, things that directly and positively impact the organisation. Now to the right of that list, write down the top three things that you spend time on – and be honest, really honest.

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The arts in education

Magnetic Storm has been supporting youth theatre in Port Elizabeth for over 12 years. David Limbert who spearheads work with local schools and community theatre talks about the importance of investing in tech skills for emerging talent and the role of the arts in education.

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We love tech, but have we become a slave to it?

At Magnetic Storm, we do tech in a big way, every day. We love what it allows us to do, how people can connect, communicate and collaborate. But in today’s world, we’re always on, always plugged in, hiding behind a black mirror. But for an authentic relationship to happen, we need to connect in person. So are we becoming slaves to technology? Is it making us less happy, less 'us'?

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