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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Top Tips for Preparing Your Presenters

Velvet Chainsaw

Make the Most of Your Speaker Prep Calls. Let’s focus on the third bullet point above, speaker prep. Other than one-on-one coaching (which we’ll delve into in an upcoming blog), session-planning calls can be the most effective way to prepare speakers.

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Top 2020 Event Conferences


Needless to say, 2020 is set to be another bar-raising year for event management professionals. Here’s a complete round-up of the ten best event tech conferences that you should be excited for in 2020. C2 Montréal 2020. 120 conferences with speakers from leading brands.

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Top Tips for Planning Memorable Breakout Sessions

Picatic by Eventbrite

During a breakout session, the crowd is broken up into smaller sections where attendees can get more one-on-one attention and speakers get to answer more direct questions.

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Flight shaming in the events industry

Gallus Events

However…… If you had followed the COP 26 summit ( I carried out a sustainability review of the event which you can read here) you would have read that the agreed targets and actions to reduce climate-warming have been “postponed” to COP 27 in 2020. .

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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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2020 Event Strategy Guide


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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Aussie Speakers Bureau Launches in the U.S.


Every year there are new speakers on the circuit to consider for your conferences—business speakers, motivators, humorous keynoters, government experts, and more. And as of the new year, there’s a new bureau bringing speakers to U.S. market features 11 speakers

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AEV announces venue and date for 2020 conference

Event Industry News

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced that its next annual conference will be held at the QEII Centre, London, on Thursday July 9, 2020.

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Event Insurance: A Guide to Cost, Coverage, and Claims


Cancellation of speakers or performers . Event planners always have concerns about the safety and security of events. As an event organizer, there is always the possibility of accidents occurring during an event.

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Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking

Endless Events

Having a star-studded lineup of speakers giving keynote addresses, hosting panels, workshops, and sessions is not enough. Collaborative learning is effective because it transforms every participant is a potential source of knowledge— not just the speakers.

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8 Benefits of an Attendance Tracking System at Events


During an event, event managers can track how many people actually checked in, and which session or speaker was the most or least popular. You can gain valuable insights such as the interests and aims of the attendees, the nature and quality of the sessions, speakers, and programs scheduled at an event. The event manager will have a clear idea of how a venue setup could be improved, what speakers were more inspiring, and so on.

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Event Lighting 101: Breaking Down Everything You Need To Know

Endless Events

So we wanted to open 2020 with a relevant topic, and what’s better than lighting? Welcome to an exciting episode of Whiteboard Wednesday about event lighting 101! And let us just remind you, this is the first of the year.

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MeetingsNet Best Stories: The Most Read Articles Of 2019

Endless Events

Planners Salary Survey 2019” And then the last one is “Study Finds One in Four Tech-Conference Speakers are Women” Hurricane Dorian Affects the Bahamas Unevenly. On a more exciting note, today we’re covering MeetingsNet best stories of 2019.

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12 Imaginative Events from Twilio


The event features expert speaker sessions, hands-on workshops, product deep dives, and more. Their corporate event management team makes their programming so value-packed, in fact, that 83% of past attendees plan to return in 2020 and 91% rate the general session as either good or excellent.

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New SITE President Focuses on Elevating Incentive Industry


At a time when incentive programs are becoming essential tools for building culture and growing companies around the world, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is welcoming a veteran event professional to the role of president in 2020. What are your goals for SITE in 2020?

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Want Diversity in Events? Hire Diverse Job Candidates Faster.


It presents frequent panel discussions on the topic at industry meetings and openly expresses disdain for non-gender diverse speaker panels. By Michelle Bruno. The event industry values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Many industry leaders rank the creation of diverse and inclusive events and organizations as not only a priority but a moral imperative. However, hiring for diversity remains a challenge. New technology may provide a solution.

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How to Optimize Your Event Wi-Fi


From the top-notch speakers to the world-class food, it appears that everything is going to be great—until one of your attendees confusedly asks, “What happened to the Wi-Fi?”. You have planned every last detail of your event and you expect your client to love it.

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Power Placement For Events: Why It Matters More Than You Think

Endless Events

Maybe two screens on either side, some speakers, maybe you had some stage wash just for some basic lighting on stage, your front of the house area. Welcome to today’s lecture on power placement for events! Okay, we’re just kidding.

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The 100 Top Event Venues in APAC


Before planners can even begin planning their sessions, activities, and speakers, you have to decide on the location. Do you want a big city? A small city? One filled with all the right restaurants? Or one filled with unique, wow-factors to entertain your guests?

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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.

Some Thoughts on the State of Business Events (2020)


He is also an investor in innovative startups and a public speaker on the topic of digital transformation in the business events industry. The post Some Thoughts on the State of Business Events (2020) appeared first on GEVME Blog.

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12 Imaginative Events from QUALCOMM


Speakers delivered their speeches from a circular platform in the middle of the room to an audience that was on all sides of them. Your attendees might buy tickets to listen to top speakers or see their favorite companies demo new products.

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3 Tips for Writing Event Reminder Emails & Texts That Engage Attendees

Socio Events

You booked that last speaker, wrapped your sponsor agreements, and finalized the exhibitor list. Was there a change in speakers? But as event day nears, that momentum isn’t translating into the sign-ups you expected, and your event has little social buzz. What happened?

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Choosing the Right Type of AV Partner

Event Leadership Institute

AV rental companies carry extensive inventories of hardware–displays, LED tiles, lighting, soundboards, speakers, projectors, cameras, and more. Your requirements and budget are modest; for example, you only need standard breakout room projector, screen, and speaker set-ups.

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How to Maximize the Impact of Your Event When It's Over


Here you are, saying goodbye to your speakers and urging your team to pack up. You can’t wait until everyone is out of the venue so you can set up the last-minute details and then take the next day off

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HBAA announces ‘a year of reflection and change’ as it focuses on regeneration

Event Industry News

2020 will be ‘a year of reflection and change’ for the HBAA as it adopts regeneration as its theme for the year. 2020 will be a year of reflection, where our key strategy is ‘regeneration’.

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Event Production: 5 things To Consider When Planning And Managing Your Event


Expenses in this field can include musical instruments, speakers, and a DJ, depending on the kind of event you are planning. Event production is exceptionally hectic for even the most experienced professionals.

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12 Imaginative Events and Activations from USA Today


Key Takeaway: The truth is you need to secure top speakers for your events. But don't worry, you don't need to blow your entire annual events budget to get a top speaker. Instead, just secure speakers who your target audience has heard of and will respect.

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This Event Community Talks About When Members Have F’d Up

PCMA Convene

There are a million variables that impact whether something goes right or wrong, but we don’t want to hear a speaker blame the other pieces of the puzzle or the circumstances. Then, they are unleashed to choose the venue, date, and speakers.

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2020 Event Trends – How Will the Industry Evolve?

Endless Events

Just like that, we blinked and it’s time to talk about the 2020 event trends. This year we stepped it up and surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest trends for 2020. Instead, we’re bringing you a curated list of the top event trends for 2020.

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Ideas for Increasing Engagement at Meetings

Event Leadership Institute

The 8 X 8 format involves inviting eight speakers to make some sort of presentation, whether it’s sharing an experience or answering a question, in an eight-minute time period. Just make sure to prep your speaker for this in advance! Smarticle. READ TIME: 2 minutes.

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Guest blog: Reinventing the reader board to put the “wow factor” back into events

Event Industry News

Things like video clips of keynote speakers, upcoming events, social media interactions and thank you messages are the types of moments of exclusivity that resonate with event attendees. By David Levin, chief executive, Four Winds Interactive. For generations, the in-person event experience was pretty much unchanged. Easels, poster board and other forms of paper signage were the standard ways hotel and event venues handled on-site communication.

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[Updated] How to Choose the Perfect Event App?

Hubilo Blog

These features include event information, event agenda, speakers’ info and schedule, venue map, major highlights, event gallery and push notifications.

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Social Wall – The ultimate event engagement booster

Event Industry News

Many events have key speakers and discussion forums which require intense audience engagement. Why is event engagement a massive challenge for the event organisers or the marketers? How do social walls relate to audience engagement at events?

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Before we go into 2020, it’s interesting to take a look at the major changes made to the e2m enterprise event app. Custom Sorting – Attendee & Speaker.

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Benefits & Downsides of Virtual Events

Event Leadership Institute

Just like a real show, there are typically sponsors of different areas, and ways for attendees to interact with vendors or speakers. Smarticle. READ TIME: 4 minutes. Virtual events are events that are held entirely online.

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Marketing Your Event in a Digital World

Event Leadership Institute

Influencer marketing provides organizers with pre-designed collateral (for example, landing pages, banners, email templates, or social sharing images) to encourage speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and other event partners to invite colleagues to attend. Start Date: January 14, 2020.

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Networked: How to Cover Your Attendees in a Blanket of Broadband


Whether it involves a speaker presentation or attendees who need to check back in with work and answer all those Arranging for appropriate connectivity requires knowing your attendees, speakers and their access needs—and planning far in advance.

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The 2020 Event Design Trends That Will Define The New Year

Endless Events

The trends keep on coming, and today we’re tackling 2020 event design trends! David is an e xperience designer, storyteller, public speaker, creative mind and puzzle solver. Then press play, we’re talking 2020 event design trends! 2020 Event Trends.

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