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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 !

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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 221

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 177

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. We used the #ephh hashtag, and announced meetings via the @epchat Twitter account. It was an opportunity for meeting professionals from all over the world to meet and connect.

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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.

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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 167

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.

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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 191

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.

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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.

2017 65

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.

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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.

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].

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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.

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 133

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?

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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 115

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

Get attendees more involved with Appendee

Event Industry News

The need for mobile communication during events has been solved by twoppy since 2011. To respond to the upcoming need for powerful tools to increase involvement before, during and after events the founders of twoppy now release their premium app… Appendee. No worries, twoppy keeps being available. The success of twoppy can be attributed to […]. The post Get attendees more involved with Appendee appeared first on Event Industry News. Event Technology News

2011 53

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 174

Danco secures The Big Feastival contract

Event Industry News

A feel-good festival of food and music for all the family, The Big Feastival began its journey in 2011 on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham. Now looking ahead to the 7th edition, Danco are pleased to have recently been confirmed as the primary marquee hire contractor. With over 38,000 sqft of temporary structures awarded in […]. The post Danco secures The Big Feastival contract appeared first on Event Industry News. Editor's Choice Festival & Outdoor News

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.

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SpotMe to open new office in New York City

Event Industry News

This is the place, where the movement “Occupy Wall Street” starts again with spring occupation on July 13 of 2011 SpotMe, the leading technology and service provider of […]. Image: New York, New York, United States – October 9, 2009: People walk past Noguchi’s Red Cube in front of the HSBC bank building in New York.

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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.

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DoubleDutch lays off 25% of its workforce

Event Industry News

The company, founded in 2011, has raised over $78 million in funding to power its mobile tools which allow event organizers to create dedicated app experiences that give them the ability to easily share […]. Mobile events and conferences company DoubleDutch announced today that it will be laying off 55 of its employees as a part of a company-wide restructuring.

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A Specialz Summer for Xylobands

Event Industry News

They seem to have been a part of the Coldplay arsenal of live audience participation forever but in fact, the very first Xylobands were used on 6th October 2011 for Coldplay’s launch show for Mylo Xyloto in Madrid. Deanie Thain and Jason Regler were the brains behind the hardware. Thain recalls how it all unfolded, […]. The post A Specialz Summer for Xylobands appeared first on Event Industry News. Event Technology

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Create stunning event apps your attendees will love with crowdcomms

Event Industry News

Many clients have worked with us since we started in 2011. CrowdComms provides event apps to hundreds of the UK and Australia’s leading companies and associations. They continue to choose because we provide the world’s #1 event app platform along with an exceptional level of service. In fact, 95% of our clients would recommend us […]. The post Create stunning event apps your attendees will love with crowdcomms appeared first on Event Industry News. Editor's Choice Event Technology

2011 51

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.

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.

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Event technology how things haven’t really changed

Gallus Events

So to prove my point, these two lists came from a document I wrote back in 2011 when I came up with the idea for Tech Fest (slide 3 is our badges for Tech Fest 2012) which was to become Europe’s first dedicated event technology event. . Back in 2011 I listed these 14 groups of technology. (This post and the slides are taken from my session at the UK Association Congress which took place in London in December and covered event technology.

Exploring Event Experience Design with David Peckinpaugh – The VIP Lounge

Experient

Since its development in 2011, the design team at Maritz Global Events has continued to refine their design methodology and practice. 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. Then it’s on to Experience Design.

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To build connection and engagement at events — give up control!

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 can we build connection and engagement with people with whom we work? My wise consultant friend Naomi Karten tells a short story about a client’s unexpected reaction.

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Podcast Special: Events for Namuwongo

Event Industry News

In a special edition of the Event Industry News podcast, host James Dickson is joined by former AEO president Trevor Foley to discuss Events for Namuwongo , a charity set up in 2011 to improve the lives of people in the Namuwongo region of Uganda. Events for Namuwongo (EFN) was established in September 2011 by Events Industry leaders at the Global Event Summit who decided to create an industry cause.

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