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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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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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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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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.

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.

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

Experient

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.

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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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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Great Event Experiences Start With Your Registration & Housing Site

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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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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

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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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Facial Recognition: The Future of Event Tech is Here

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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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Discover VidCon’s Success Formula for a Thriving Event

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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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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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Free-Agent, Lisa Block, Joins Velvet Chainsaw

Velvet Chainsaw

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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Q&A with Adrian Segar on Crowdsourcing

Conferences that Work

This (slightly edited) interview by JT Long appeared in the March 2019 issue of Smart Meetings Magazine. What led to writing the book, Conferences that Work ?

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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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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.

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Utah’s Most Awesome Live Events Run on This Guy’s Passion

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Tony Duffy always assumed he’d follow his family’s footsteps and become a police officer. But from the time he was a teen planning parties in his backyard, live events were his calling — and even his police administration degree couldn’t change that.

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Evaluating Event Success: What to Measure And When

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Evaluating event success is the first step to take towards planning your next event. The planning process of this years’ event is where the evaluation process begins.

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13 Original Swag Bag Ideas to Thrill Your Attendees

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Want to give your attendees a swag bag that really stands out? Use these swag ideas to bring your event brand to life. The post 13 Original Swag Bag Ideas to Thrill Your Attendees appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Attendee Experience Branding Swag

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3 Strategies for Event Fundraising Success in 2019

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Today, anyone can raise money online for a cause they care about. It’s empowering, but it also creates a lot of noise. Audiences are overwhelmed with opportunities to make donation choices.

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Conference Reform Requires Cultivating Leaders With Moral Purpose To Make A Difference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many conferences are stuck in the rut of legacy routines, age-old rituals and cloned programming. Conference organizers and its advisors replicate the past maintaining the traditions and well-established procedures of yesteryear.

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We Prefer Stories To Stats—The Dark Side of Stories

Velvet Chainsaw

We love stories. They connect on a personal and emotional level. We trust them more than statistical evidence. Unfortunately, we tend to overgeneralize from others’ stories, from anecdotal information and from small sampling sizes.

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Dinner seating — a study

Conferences that Work

Study this 1839 dinner seating layout. What’s wrong with this picture? Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Dinner seating — a study appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts. Event design dinner men only round tables rounds seating seating design

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7 Simple Steps to Hosting a Successful Easter Event

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Events centered around holidays are sure hits among kids and families — and Easter is no exception. The warmer weather gives everyone an excuse to come together as a family around a holiday with lots of fun traditions. But that doesn’t automatically mean they’ll line up to attend your Easter event.

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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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Developing Your Conference Story Arc To Activate Participants’ Brains

Velvet Chainsaw

Applying a story arc to the conference can activate participants’ brains. And you want stimulated, motivated engaged brains during your event for sure! A story arc is an extended, continuous storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television series, comic books, video games, films etc.

6 Tips to Improve the Attendee Experience at Your Cycling Event

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Cyclists are a hard-core crowd. And with so many cycling events with cool themes, special locations, and rider perks, it can be difficult to attract the numbers you want to yours. To stand out, you need to make your event speak to directly to your desired audience. Cyclists know their stuff.

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Automate Your Event Management Workflow with Zapier

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Ever found yourself wishing for an extra staff member to handle tedious event planning workflows? Try turning to technology instead.

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7 Things You Can Find in Every Event Planner’s Car

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It’s easy to pick out an event planner’s car — it’s the one littered with a carefully curated collection of junk and just-in-case gear.

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How to Find (and Win) Sponsors for Your Event

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Sponsors are key to hosting successful events, but they can be hard to find and even harder to convert. Here's how to find and get sponsors for your event. The post How to Find (and Win) Sponsors for Your Event appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist

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Looking for ways to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded industry? Help your event shine with this useful planning checklist for conferences and corporate events. The post Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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How to Hire and Work With Event Vendors

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An event is only as good as the vendors you hire. Here is your step-by-step guide for choosing the right event vendors to uplevel your event experience. The post How to Hire and Work With Event Vendors appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event Logistics Vendors

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Empowering Conference Registrants To See Learning As A Journey Not A Finish Line

Velvet Chainsaw

Do your conference learning opportunities—from the general session to networking to breakouts to deep dive workshops—empower registrants to participate in their own learning journey? Or do your conference education sessions motivate participants to see the finish line?

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Experiential Marketing, Defined — and Examples to Inspire You

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Experiential marketing sounds flashy, but what does it mean — and how does it overlap with events? Get all your questions answered in this post. The post Experiential Marketing, Defined — and Examples to Inspire You appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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How to Get Your Online Event Off to a Great Start

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This is a guest post from Emily Wiseheart, Content Manager for Constant Contact. Events aren’t always attended in person. In this day and age, many events are attended from a living room, or anywhere in the world, as long as there’s an internet connection. The best part?

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Infographic: Americans Would Rather Be Known for Their Experiences Than Possessions

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Americans define themselves by the experiences they have. As an event creator, you need to understand how your event factors into this sense of identity.

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20 Event Planning Guides for Every Step of Your Event

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No matter how long you’ve been an event creator, there’s always a new challenge at each of your events. Here are event planning guides to help you through. The post 20 Event Planning Guides for Every Step of Your Event appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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5 Creative Facebook Live Ideas for Your Event

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Live video tells rich, intimate stories, making event-goers feel like they’re part of the action — which is why Facebook Live has become a standout format for reaching all types of attendees.

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How Online Donations Can Shape Your Fundraising Event Strategy

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When a hurricane strikes a coastal community, images of the destruction spread rapidly through social media.

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