Mining your networks for a cause

Event Philosopher

The way of the world is meeting people through other people. Robert Kerrigan Social media buzz – loads of fun, keeping up with friends, updating your resume, posting pics of the kids. But where’s the value? I have a real-life case study of the value of my LinkedIn network. I hosted a Corporate Event Marketing Association event in Austin and, not knowing a whole lot of event marketers in the area, I began leveraging the network.

2011 40

Thank you, American Airlines

Event Philosopher

The average American is nothing if not patriotic. Herbert Croly While sitting on an American Airlines flight on my way to a site visit to Vegas, I witnessed something that warmed my heart. Say what you will about the airlines, but I just saw a flight attendant gift a U.S. Army serviceman an upgrade to first class when there was a seat left. I absolutely love seeing things like that!

2011 40
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Why I love hotels.

Event Philosopher

I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter. Steven Wright I love hotels. I have always loved hotels. I have wonderful memories of checking into a hotel with my parents, my dad handing me the ice bucket, and sending me on my mission: locate the ice machine and bring back a full bucket. I really don’t remember my parents ever using the ice, but it was a very important mission for me.

2011 40

Conference justification letters

Event Philosopher

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. - Zig Ziglar I’m seeing a lot of conference justification letters around the internet these days. I like the concept: provide a ready-made letter for managers to understand the benefits of sending their employee to a conference. But the execution of a lot of these letters is cheesy and pure marketing language.

2011 40

The complexities of your event mobile app

Event Philosopher

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop What do we want out of a mobile app for our event? Feedback (surveys) Engagement with content or people (QR codes, connections, check-ins) Maps of venues Agendas, especially if they are personalized Notifications from partners or updates to agendas Partner content To work on iPhone, Android and Win 7 phones And then there's all the random stuff we might want to add: games, rewards, etc.

2011 40

Q&A: Why CNBC Is Doubling Down on Live Events

BizBash

Since launching its first live event in 2011, CNBC has gradually made events a primary focus along with its TV

2011 101

Bizzabo Co-Founder Outlines How $140 Million in New Funding Will Help the Tech Firm Push Into Hybrid Events

EventMB

The company, founded in 2011, announced today that it has […]. As the eventual end of the pandemic finally appears to be in sight, event companies are homing in on the next phase for the industry: hybrid events.

2020 126

Hub and spoke meetings

Conferences that Work

Ever since my first encounter with the hybrid hub and spoke meeting topology at Event Camp Twin Cities in 2011, I’ve been a big fan of the format. Producing Event Camp Twin Cities 2011.

2021 284

Gamification makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli

Conferences that Work

” —Ian Bogost, Gamification is B t (2011).

2021 222

Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. 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.

2019 262

Many “experiential” events are just razzle-dazzle

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. Beware of “experiential” events that are just razzle-dazzle. “Experiential” has become a buzzword to use to describe hip events. Instead of listening to speakers, you’re going to have — wait for it — experiences !

2018 205

Eventprofs Happy Hour — Feelings Edition

Conferences that Work

From 2011 – 2017 I hosted a weekly online Eventprofs Happy Hour, first on Twitter and then Google Plus. Because we are struggling in a covid-19 world, I’m hosting a special Feelings Edition of the Eventprofs Happy Hour this coming Friday, March 27, 12:00 – 14:00 EDT.

2020 156

Squaring the circle: creating room sets for connection

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. Meeting planners typically default to squaring the circle when specifying room sets. They persist in seating attendees in long straight lines whenever possible, ignoring the benefits of curved and circular seating at their events.

2019 228

Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. We’ve all experienced the meeting question that isn’t. A session presenter or moderator asks for questions and someone stands up and starts spouting their own opinions.

2019 193

Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. You can improve meetings by de-emphasizing status. Apart from my first book , I haven’t written much about status at events. It’s time to revisit this important topic.

2019 181

Introducing your new Eventspace

SpotMe Blog

Wi-Fi and 4G have become ubiquitous since we first released our mobile app back in 2011. This summer we are releasing a new version of our Eventspace app that has been re-engineered from the ground up for hybrid events.

2021 208

Questions To Ask When Purchasing A Food Truck

Caterease

since 2011. Food trucks are a rather new concept. They can be a fun business that many business professionals are looking to start. It's a very lucrative sector that has had revenue grow at an annual rate of 7.9% The food truck itself is one of the main physical investments a food truck business has. The post Questions To Ask When Purchasing A Food Truck appeared first on Caterease.

2011 64

Why I love conference facilitation and design

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. Here’s an example of why I love conference facilitation and design. After setting up a Personal Introspective this morning (25 minutes) I turned over what happens to the small groups.

2019 163

The top educational meeting format

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. What’s an Ideal Meeting? April 2018, Meetings and Conventions Magazine Do you incorporate participatory sessions into your events?

The architecture of assembly

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. “Architecture sets the stage for our lives; it creates the world we inhabit and shapes how we relate to one another.

2017 192

Liberating Structures 1-2-4-All has a big problem

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. While Liberating Structures include many useful ways to improve meetings and organizations, one of the “simplest” offered — “ 1-2-4-All ” — has a big problem.

2019 131

How to design for powerful connection and learning at large meetings

Conferences that Work

You need to satisfy four core requirements for optimum learning and connection: Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

2018 184

Point of View: Prof. Dr. G. Keith Still

IEM

Dr. G. Keith Still. Director at Crowd Risk Analysis Ltd. link]. As part of our commitment to championing the industry, we are talking to people about their careers and what IEM means to them.

2021 52

Adrian Segar Speaker Tips Interview

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. After a one-day Participate! workshop for Dutch professional moderators, I was interviewed by Otto Wijnen about speaker and presentation tips for making presentations more effective by incorporating active learning.

The interpersonal dynamics of silent retreats

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. Can meetings where no one says a word exhibit significantly different interpersonal dynamics?

2017 152

The Secrets Behind Conference Engagement

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. So you’re holding a conference. How are you going to get your audience tuned in and engaged? Read the full article at Conferences That Work.

How to create amazing conference programs that don’t waste attendee time

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. Do your conference programs include pre-scheduled sessions you belatedly discover were of little interest or value to most attendees?

2018 131

Attracting millennials and gen-z to your event

Gallus Events

I visited The Open in 2011 at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich. Evidence that even event organisers were using their phones to take selfies in 2011. I was baffled back in 2011. Back in 2011 you had the option to watch the golf, shop, eat or drink. The Open Championship, Golf’s flagship event in Europe has transformed itself over the last few years as it tries interacting and attracting millennials and gen-z.

2018 116

Is Twitch Communities The Perfect Event Backchannel?

EventMB

When Twitch started back in 2011, it was a revolution in social video for gamers. Could Twitch Communities be the backchannel eventprofs have always hoped for? We take a look at what the new feature brings to the gameplay streaming platform and how it could benefit the events industry. Since then, it has become the […]. The post Is Twitch Communities The Perfect Event Backchannel? by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

2011 74

It became necessary to destroy the conference to save it

Conferences that Work

Sue, Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. When mistaken beliefs about methods and outcomes harden into dogma, harm follows.

2018 120

Three ways to make it easier for attendees to participate

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. How do we get people to participate at meetings? We know that participants — people who are active learners — learn more, retain more, and retain more accurately than passive attendees.

2017 173

SpotMe selected as a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner

Event Industry News

Launched in 2001 as a proprietary mobile device enhancing networking at events, SpotMe pivoted in 2011 into a mobile […]. SpotMe, a global technology provider of mobile event platform solutions, has been selected as a Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe Winner. This annual award recognises the most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

2001 66

An innovative conference competition format

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

2018 125

We are biased against truly creative event design

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. We are biased against creativity. Though most people say they admire creativity, research indicates we actually prefer inside -the-box thinking.

2018 215

Looking for Mobile Bites and Brews? Here are the Top Food Trucks in Raleigh!

UNATION

Meaning “eat eat” in Mandarian Chinese, Chirba Chirba has been serving up some of the best dumplings in the triangle since 2011. Something about getting food from food trucks in Raleigh just makes it taste better. Prove us wrong.)

2021 83

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

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Pecha Kucha presentations at EventCamp East Coast Here are the four Pecha Kucha presentations that EventCamp East Coast participants experienced on November 5, 2011. 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.

2019 188

Why Onsite Tech Will Never be a Self-Driving Car

Aventri

In 2011, McDonald’s began testing touch screen menus , allowing diners to order and pay for their food without speaking to the cashier. In General Motor’s 1939 exhibit, Norman Bel Geddes created the first self-driving car , designed to operate without anyone behind the wheel. In 2002, iRobot released the Roomba , a robotic vacuuming system that cleans your floor without you ever having to lift a finger.

2002 40

26 Cool and Unusual Hidden Gems in Pittsburgh

UNATION

This house of oddities was even featured on “MTV’s Extreme Cribs” in 2011. As of 2011, it’s the only neighborhood theatre still operational in Squirrel Hill. The Steel City is boomin’ with small businesses as unique as the city itself.

2021 83

Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

Here are my impressions of a session I attended in 2011.). What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work , the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections.

2021 274

Stendhal Festival to welcome back music-lovers

Event Industry News

Stendhal Festival was established in 2011 and has grown into one of the biggest music and arts events in Northern Ireland. The first music festival to be held in Northern Ireland since the Covid-19 pandemic began kicks off later.

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