[Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Meet the brains behind the design of the highly successful National Speakers Association’s INFLUENCE 2020 Virtual in August. Hear testimonials from first-hand attendees–experts in the meeting and event space–who can’t stop singing the virtual experience’s praises!

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Invest in Your Speakers to Grow Your Value Proposition

Velvet Chainsaw

Keynote speakers and main-room experiences are pivotal for bringing the community together and sharing key messaging, but attendees expect—and deserve—transformational learning (change in ideas, attitudes and behaviors) from curated, relevant and problem-centric educational sessions.

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How do you find speakers that are a great match for your virtual event?

Eventmobi

Virtual speakers totally differ from in-person speakers. In-person speakers tend to be more personable and more engaging with the audience. If there is a technology glitch, most in-person speakers can transition to another topic while keeping the audience engaged.

Top 2020 Event Conferences

Attendease

Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future. Needless to say, 2020 is set to be another bar-raising year for event management professionals.

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2020 Virtual Event Trends

Endless Events

Who would have known that 2020 would go down as one of the most influential years- if not the most influential year- for virtual events in history? We surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest virtual event trends for 2020.

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The ultimate virtual event speaker brief

Gallus Events

So we have created the ultimate virtual event speaker brief. If you are an organiser who has never organised an online event before and you are worried about briefing your speakers then this article is for you! Our ultimate guide to briefing speakers to deliver virtual sessions.

How Speakers are Preparing for the Future of Meetings and Events

SmartMeetings

So, how are speakers preparing for the future of meetings and events ? A beast that made the meetings and events industry obsolete overnight. Then, I wondered, what my speaker friends were doing in quarantine. But the meetings and events profession will be back.

Are Your Speakers Speaking to Speakers?

Velvet Chainsaw

We refer to these conferences as meetings of speakers speaking to speakers. If your conference has the “speakers speaking to speakers” model, the primary avenue for growth has been to make room for more speaking slots or add to the poster-board footprint. That model really goes back to the roots of scientific meetings. The post Are Your Speakers Speaking to Speakers? I wonder about the future of peer review for conference abstracts.

2020 Event Strategy Guide

Attendease

In 2020, events are going to become an even stronger pillar of B2B and B2C marketing. Top B2B Chief Marketing Officers plan to allocate almost 30% of their marketing budget to event planning in 2020. Automated call out for speakers.

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2020 Event Tech Trends That Will Shape The Year

Endless Events

Welcome to another episode of #EventIcons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine! Lindsay immediately asks our guests about the two biggest trends for event profs will be in 2020.

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SWITCH 2020: Playing the Digital Field

GEVME

SWITCH 2020 featured a unique hybrid format that combined a 24-hours/5-days online platform with satellite events around the world. Credits SWITCH 2020. Caption: Credits SWITCH 2020 Q&A with speakers from Gojek, Grab, Expedia, Facebook on Product Management.

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SWITCH 2020: Playing the Digital Field

GEVME

SWITCH 2020 featured a unique hybrid format that combined a 24-hours/5-days online platform with satellite events around the world. Credits SWITCH 2020. Credits SWITCH 2020 Q&A with speakers from Gojek, Grab, Expedia, Facebook on Product Management.

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Top 99 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? This where you need keynote speakers at your event or conference. Often event planners find it difficult to find an easy reference list of keynote speakers or guest speakers for various industry segments.

Top 98 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

Why have a keynote speaker at your event? This where you need keynote speakers at your event or conference. Often event planners find it difficult to find an easy reference list of keynote speakers or guest speakers for various industry segments.

VIDEO – Preparing Speakers for Your Virtual Event

Event Rebels

Here is our video on preparing speakers for your virtual event. Event Rebels Blog Meetings Technology Speakers Virtual Events What's New live streaming Live-Stream Livestream speaker speakers video conference virtual conferences virtual events virtual meeting ZoomOur first “Virtual Events 101” bootcamp was a great success. You can also view the bootcamp recordings and experience our ER Virtual Conference software by signing up here.

How to Book Your Dream Speaker Team

SmartMeetings

Ask 4 nonobvious questions to find your dream speaker for a virtual, hybrid or F2F lineup. As meeting professionals, we design and produce one-of-a-kind event experiences. In the same way that this question generates your overall event design, it’s also helpful when selecting a speaker.

What are some of the most effective and creative ways you’ve seen or implemented yourself to ramp up attendee engagement in virtual & hybrid events?

Eventmobi

Speakers have a unique opportunity online to have an intimate experience with guests since they are right up close and personal in an attendees office, living room, etc. Speakers need to be able to interact with the audience to add more energy, and fun, into the presentation or discussion.

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MEET THE CHANGE: How Germany’s First Hybrid Event Achieved Success

Eventmobi

With their first hybrid event MEET THE CHANGE, the German meetings industry association MEET GERMANY needed to deliver an innovative event format. With this one-day event, which took place on August 27, 2020 in Berlin and online, the organizers proved that courage pays off.

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Normal is Over(rated) – For Now

Velvet Chainsaw

We fantasize about crowded exhibit halls, packed hotels, and chummy, in-person board meetings. I get a million emails a day with some variation of “Here’s when I think we can hold big meetings again.” I’m not sure my association will hold a big, in-person meeting in 2021.

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Getting Your Speakers Uncomfortable Enough to Shine

Hubb

Years ago, when my company was young, I was coaching a fairly high-profile financial professional who was getting ready for his firm's annual general meeting. Robert was brilliant and charming and welcomed my speaker coaching expertise.

Virtual Event Speakers: The Ultimate Hacks For Success

Endless Events

You’re either a planner eager to learn how you can set your virtual speaker up for success, or you’re a speaker looking to be trained in the art of virtual presentations. For The Speakers. #1 In-person events already demanded that speakers be energetic and engaging.

Who goes next — protocols for online meetings

Conferences that Work

“Free discussions” at meetings frequently suffer from the same phenomenon. If you want to support everyone’s right to share at a meeting, you’ll need to facilitate what happens via defining and agreeing on who can speak, and when, and for how long.

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The Ultimate Hacks For Successful Virtual Event Speakers

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Engaging Your Audience: Virtual Event Speakers – The Ultimate Hacks For Success. One of the posts that I am sharing today is about speakers and the critical role that they play during events. Then, the first speaker takes the stage, and… they suck.

Case Study – UAKON 2020

e2m.live

e2m OnAir turned UAKON 2020, their 34th annual conference into a virtual event. e2m OnAir Meeting module was used during these sessions helping the attendees to schedule 1:1 meetings with one another or with one of the speakers. The Challenge.

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How Manny’s Moved Its People-Powered Meeting Place Online

Picatic by Eventbrite

Emanuel Yekutiel envisioned a people-powered meeting place with a rich social activism component. Stories and Interviews Artists and Talent Event Design Event Sponsorships Livestreaming Venues Passion and Profession Speakers and Panelists

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When Good Meetings Go Bad

SmartMeetings

Chilling tales from the front and how meeting profs saved the day. Sometimes, the projectile comes in the form of a volcano, hurricane, rogue audio visual technician, speaker or guest. Senior Manager, Meetings, Incentive Travel, and Events, Tupperware Brands. Speaker No-Show.

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IAEE Asia Hybrid Forum: Where Innovation and Imagination Meet

GEVME

The IAEE, along with Marina Bay Sands and their online technology partner GEVME came together at the IAEE Asia Hybrid Forum 2020 to discuss the future of hybrid technologies. Meet with the exhibitors, download the relevant collaterals.

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Why Online Events Will Be The Next Big Thing In 2020

Hubilo Blog

What is the next big thing in 2020? . The biggest thing that can happen in the world in 2020 is Virtual Conferences – Online Events. Let’s understand various reasons in detail why virtual conferences – online events will be the next big thing in 2020.

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How to Make the Last 3 Months of 2020 a Victory for Event Pros

SmartMeetings

What if three months from now you could look back and know that you didn’t just survive 2020—you finished it on a high note and came out stronger than ever? If 2020 is a story, then make right now a turning point where you get the treasure and find out the hard lessons led you to pure gold.

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How to Prepare for a Hybrid Event Future 

SmartMeetings

Despite the overwhelming desire to get back to normal life, most meeting planners know events will never be quite the same again. Once in-person mass gatherings were restricted, virtual conferences and meetings immediately became the only viable option.

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5 Ways to Navigate a Speaker Panel

SmartMeetings

But choosing the speakers, moderator and even the discussion topic can be challenging. Too vague and it won’t peak attendees’ interest, and speakers may meander too much. The speakers were balanced, the moderator wasn’t overpowering or boring, and the audience was engaged and included.

What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

PCMA Convene

The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020? A conference rolled out plans for an all-women speaker lineup. That order gets even taller when it comes to reflecting diversity in a speaker lineup.

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Content Strategy for Virtual Events | 5 Lessons from Adobe Summit 2020

Marketo Events

Do: Be an advocate for your speakers. Don’t let your speakers be the low man on the totem pole of priorities. Overcommunication with speakers is the number one rule. If things are still in flux, your speaker should know that. Don’t: Only have internal speakers.

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Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

During my career leading association event teams, I regularly recalibrated and redefined team member roles in order to drive innovation and improve our meeting experiences. We are in the middle, I hope, of an extraordinary time in the meetings industry. Who will train our speakers?

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Back Light: 7 Critical Virtual Meeting Considerations

SmartMeetings

Editor’s Note : As part of Back Light , a series of articles sharing illuminating insider observations, we asked Shameka Jennings, director of meetings and partnership development with National Coalition of STD Directors, to share her experiences planning meetings during a pandemic.

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Who Are the Most Popular Speakers and Why?

PCMA Convene

Research professor and author Brené Brown is one of the most-searched TED Talk speakers of all time, according to VBQ Speakers. One way of determining the speakers who have the broadest and most enduring appeal comes from a U.K.-based

Virtual Conferences and Events: The 2020 Guide

Bizzabo

Welcome to your guide on virtual events in 2020 and beyond. Virtual events allow event organizers, speakers, attendees, and sponsors to interact remotely through a virtual environment. A strategic point of success for virtual events are delivering the most targeted content and speakers.

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The Meetings Show 2020 announces switch from hybrid to virtual

Event Industry News

The Meetings Show has announced the UK’s leading exhibition for event, meeting and conference professionals will now be a fully virtual event this October. The Meetings Show will run virtually from 19-21 October. Exhibition News News The Meetings Show

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BLM Action Items for Meeting Planners

SmartMeetings

Do the widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests calling for an end to racial bias in all its forms leave you wondering how meeting planners can join the struggle against the long history of discrimination? The post BLM Action Items for Meeting Planners appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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3 Keys to Speaker Success at a Virtual Event

PCMA Convene

The founder of a speakers bureau recently shared with Convene what event organizers need to keep in mind when working with presenters at online events. At an in-person event, you can feel the energy in the room when a speaker on stage is commanding the attention of the entire audience.