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The “Why” Is the Most Important Aspect Of Event Design

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Post authored by Jeff Fugate, SVP Sales and Marketing. There is a core truth that we may sometimes forget: people come to your events for their own reasons, not yours.

Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation: The Life of an Event Project Manager

Experient

If you described the role of an event project manager as “busy,” you may just win the award for Understatement of the Year. Busy” doesn’t even scratch the surface.

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Generational Blending: An Event Attendance Growth Strategy to Seize

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Tribalization (aka “Take Me to My Peeps”) has ruled supreme at many events. And let’s face it – our brains are hard-wired to prefer mingling with like-minded people.

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Implementing Experience Design in Small, Yet Powerful Ways

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Post authored by Jennifer George Lion, CMP, PMP. The term “experience design” is thrown around a lot in the meetings and events industry. But does everyone who uses it truly understand how to apply the concept to their events? I want to demystify this term for many of you.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

9 Standout Keynote Speakers to Watch

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Booking keynote speakers is a high-impact event decision that’s loaded with risk. Hire a superstar and attendees will be raving for months to come. Hire a dud and some may never come back.

‘A Group of Hippies’ Took an MAGFest From 200 Guests to 23,000

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MAGFest started as a small music and gaming festival, but has leveled up its attendance dramatically.

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3 Tips to Boost Your Event Content on Social Media

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Post authored by Emily Richmond, Social Media Marketing Specialist. You grew up with social media, so it must come easy to you, right?”. As a millennial, I get this question a lot. I was in middle school when Myspace was popular.

Use Event Sponsorships To Stretch Your Budget Dollars Further

Experient

The search for innovative ways to reduce your event’s costs and increase revenue is not a new concept. Neither is the use of event sponsorships to achieve these goals. The big question is: HOW?

Event Magic Happens at the Intersection of Data St. and Design Ave.

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Post authored by Jeff Fugate, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Do you believe in magic? There are many ways to define magic. Here are a few entries I found on Webster’s online: The use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Crazy and Fulfilling: The Life of a Meeting and Event Manager

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It’s no secret that the life of a meeting and event manager is stressful and challenging. But for all the frustration and aggravation it can cause, it can also be one of the most rewarding career paths you could imagine.

4 Tips for Generating Event Revenue Using Social Media

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Post authored by Emily Richmond. Your social media presence can be your best friend when it comes to marketing your event and generating event revenue.

Talk Triggers: Boosting Word of Mouth for Your Events

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Same is lame.”. So says Jay Baer in his latest bestseller, co-written with Daniel Lemin, Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth.

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Podcasts Cross to Mainstream: 5 Reasons Why Event Marketers Need Them

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. There’s big news for event marketers from Edison Research in their latest Infinite Dial study: Podcasts have now achieved 50 percent reach.

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Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences

Experient

With attendees from all over the world, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) uses a variety of strategies to create new and valuable meeting experiences.

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Experience Design and the Importance of Drinking Your ‘Own Champagne’

Experient

Talking about how experience design transforms events is one thing. Actually applying those principles to your own event is even more challenging, but also more rewarding. Let’s face it: the term experience design is thrown around a lot.

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Blazing New Trails in Esports: The Life of a Live Events Strategist

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You’ve no doubt heard many stories about the power of experience design and how it can change the trajectory of events. However, you probably haven’t heard how it can drastically change the trajectory of someone’s career. Until now. Meet Taylor Ward. Taylor’s story doesn’t begin like most event or meeting professionals.

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NEVER Publish Your Registration and Housing Sites and Run [Podcast]

Experient

In this edition of the VIP Lounge Podcast, we discuss the pitfalls of simply launching your registration and housing sites without applying experience design principles.

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Great Event Experiences Start With Your Registration & Housing Site

Experient

Post Authored by Aaron Dorsey, PMP, Sr. Director of Strategic Client Technology. When was the last time you added your event registration or housing site to your experience design checklist?

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Facial Recognition: The Future of Event Tech is Here

Experient

It’s no longer a concept meant for sci-fi films and futuristic visions: facial recognition technology is here and it’s poised to transform the meetings and events industry as we know it. Imagine this scenario: an attendee walks into your event late, flustered and needs their badge.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the PCMA Hackathon with Jamie Murdock

Experient

In a profession that tends to favor those who pay close attention to the slightest details and plan for almost every contingency, the defining principle of a hackathon is probably frightening: beautiful chaos.

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Top Event Moments of 2018 & Predictions for 2019

Experient

As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, we thought it might be fun to share thoughts from the Experient team – as they look back at favorite event moments in 2018 and look ahead at predictions for 2019. Favorite Moment from 2018?

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Exploring Event Experience Design with David Peckinpaugh – The VIP Lounge

Experient

In this edition of The VIP Lounge podcast, we’re thrilled to showcase an interview with David Peckinpaugh, President of Maritz Global Events. Our chat with David starts with a closer look at his career journey, as he shares more about what he enjoys about the events industry.

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Discover VidCon’s Success Formula for a Thriving Event

Experient

In just a few short years, VidCon has become a wildly popular event. But how did they create such a successful strategy? Community Festival, Creator Conference, and Industry Summit – all wrapped up into one amazing experience.”. That’s VidCon in a nutshell. Sounds like fun, don’t you think?

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5 Ways EventMobi’s Professional Services Help You Design and Execute the Best Event App

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Planning and managing an event is no easy task, even for the most veteran planner. The combination of a million small and large tasks (both predictable and unpredictable) all building up to a hard deadline would be chaotic for anyone.

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If You Build It, Will Teams Come?

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the second installment of a two-part blog on team learning. In the first , we looked at why it’s a smart conference strategy. In this post, we’ll explore how to design, promote and execute it for your next conference.

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Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. There are many associations that tout their open and supportive cultures.

Leverage Technology to Drive Event Sponsorship Revenue

Eventmobi

Traditional sponsorships—placing company logos and messages on banners, window clings, signage, badge stock, and lanyards or underwriting lounges, meals, and parties—differ in many ways from technology-based event sponsorship opportunities.

Leveraging Team Learning at Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Traditionally teams from organizations attend a conference with a divide-and-conquer game plan, as they split up and attend as many different sessions as they can.

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Two free easy ways to create graphics for blog posts and presentations

Conferences that Work

Here are what I think are the two best free easy ways to create graphics for blog posts and presentations if you’re not a graphics wonk. Note: I am not a graphics wonk.) I’ve written over five hundred posts on this blog over the last ten years.

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Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

How often have you heard “Any questions?” ” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner. The process continues for a few minutes. Simple enough.

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6 Tips for Increasing User Engagement on Your Event App

Eventmobi

The success of an event when it comes to attendee satisfaction is mostly based on people’s opinion of it. Hence, increasing user engagement on your event app is vitally important for the event to be truly successful. The event app industry is on the rise, both in terms of revenue and significance.

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What True Learning Is at Participant-Centered Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Putting the participant at the center of your conference programming by becoming more learner-centric, that is planning and offering education sessions that go beyond surface learning, is one of the biggest challenges facing conference organizers today.

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#SaveMezzanine and Why Independents Matter

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Last year, Eventbrite helped 795,000 creators host nearly 4 million events across the globe—meaningful and shared experiences that enriched relationships and cultivated a sense of community.

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Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction. Becoming a new normal leader requires shifting your perspective.

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Lyft on What the Rise of Ridesharing Means for Your Events

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In their everyday lives, attendees have a new normal for getting places. They push a few buttons on their smartphone, and — voila! — a car arrives. The rise of ridesharing has made a profound impact on our collective car-driving habits.

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30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019

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Learn how to make sure your next food and drink event is unforgettable — and Instagrammable. The post 30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019 appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Food & Beverage Event Food Event Planning Food and Drink Events

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The Physics Of Conference Entropy

Velvet Chainsaw

In physics, the second law of thermodynamics says all things—bodies, businesses, conferences, energy, organizations, relationships—move toward chaos and disorder. This is also known as the state of maximum entropy. In one sense, entropy is a measure of uncertainty or randomness.

Free-Agent, Lisa Block, Joins Velvet Chainsaw

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While many have been focused this winter on who is going to land free agents like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, Lisa Block inked a deal to join the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team!

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