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Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

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Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spot light, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing.

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The Five Best Online Training Courses for Online Events

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Many event organisers and event companies are seeking out the best online training courses for online events and there are a lot on offer. We have searched far and wide to find the five best training courses for online events. .

2020 175

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Taking your first event online – what you need to consider

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Many organisations are scrambling to get their next event online. For some their ‘next’ event will also be there first online event. So what do you need to consider if you are taking your event online for the first time?

2020 199

10 events that have pivoted to virtual

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Ten events that have pivoted to digital! With so much going on at such an unbelievably quick pace in the world of events, it will prove to be very useful to see how others are managing. So in this post, I have highlighted 10 great events that have pivoted to digital.

2020 175

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

The skills needed to be an event manager in 2020 and beyond!

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The Event Manager role continues to be one of the most stressful and one of the most dynamic roles in the world. So what skills should event managers across the globe be focusing on as we get set to move into a new decade? The skills needed to be an event manager in 2020 and beyond!

2020 224

Gallus Events Does HOPIN the online events platform

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Hopin the online events platform is fast becoming a very popular choice for small to medium sized online events. So we thought Gallus Events would have a look at Hopin. And you can too!

2020 152

Pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event?

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Many event organisers from every type of event business face the same choice with their next event: pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event? So exactly how do you decide on the right option for your event? Well, the first thing to say is that some organisers simply don’t have a choice.

2020 152

Write Catchy Event Copy

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In a world of keyword searches and sponsored content, William asks, have we lost the ability to write catchy event copy? There will always be a place for well written copy. The text you write has to jump from the page. It has to excite and engage.

2019 196

The need for a strategic approach to online events

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The need for a strategic approach to online events should underpin your decisions, even if you are rushing to get online. Canceled physical events have always been with us, but at the moment, this rare occurrence, seems ever more likely.

2020 152

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Design your event for digital

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The best place to start when considering taking an event online is to look at your current physical events. And learn from them. Take time to design your event for digital, don’t just try to replicate your physical event. Truth is, it probably wasn’t that good anyway!

2020 141

The ultimate virtual event speaker brief

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One area we know loads of event professionals are struggling with is getting good digital content for their online events. So we have created the ultimate virtual event speaker brief.

Sustainability at events is more than reducing paper and plastics

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In April I spoke in Gothenburg at the Association World Congress. The subject was social justice issue and specifically sustainable events. My subject: Sustainability at events, is more than reducing plastics and paper use. Gothenburg was the perfect city to speak about sustainable events.

Need to take your event online NOW?

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We know that there has been a trend for event organisers to take their events online.

2020 141

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.

15 tips for negotiating a venue

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The venue you use is likely to be one of, if not the biggest, expense on your event budget. So any tips to help you secure a better rate are going to useful. So what about 15 tips for negotiating with a venue? . The venue is so important. I love creative spaces!

Event technology how things haven’t really changed

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(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. I’ve amended it to make it more general and this post relates to every type of events business).

Flight shaming in the events industry

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A throw-away trend or something that will shape our events, how should we view flight shaming in the events industry? In December 2019 I travelled to Madrid to attend the Sustainable Innovation Summit, an official side event at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference.

2020 152

Thinking about ditching your early bird rate for your event? Think again

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The “early bird” rate has been with us as long as we’ve had paid for events. And the reason they are still with us? Well, it is because they are so useful. In this post I want to make sure you are making the most of your early rates.

2019 185

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Cancelling an event and what event professionals should think about

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Now, I am sure most of us have cancelled an event or two during our careers. If you only ran events that you KNEW were going to run you probably wouldn’t do much that was innovative or new.

2019 197

Dealing with protesters at an event

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How would you cope with protesters or demonstrators at your event? The world is watching our events. Our conferences, exhibitions and dinners can be magnets for protesters and demonstrators. How to respond to a situation like this is something most event organisers have never even considered.

2019 190

How The Weather Can Ruin Your Event

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While it can obviously be difficult to predict the weather months in advance, there are several steps you can take to avoid it being as big a problem. How the weather can ruin your event……… Let’s set the scene. You’ve spent months on end planning for your event.

2019 169

3 Great Ways To Personalize Your Event Reminders

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Every event planner or organizer knows that event reminders can cut down on no -shows and increase attendance. Whether the event requires an RSVP or not, event reminders can be a great way to keep attendees engaged and informed beforehand.

2019 157

CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

Engaging attendees with engaging event technology

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Engaging attendees is a trick that the most successful events are able to pull off. Event technology plays a major part!

How sustainable was COP 25 Madrid

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The UN Climate Conference took place in Madrid in Dec 2019. I decided to travel down from Barcelona to find out how sustainable was COP 25? . It is no surprise that yet again, we have another climate gathering that we can list as a missed opportunity.

Where to start with online events

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There is no getting away from it. If you have an events business you simply must start looking at online / digital elements of your event. But where to start with online events? One of the busiest areas for our consultancy this year has been around online events.

2019 168

Fresh formats for conferences

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I spoke at IBTM in Barcelona ( you can read the “review” here ) at the end of November on one of my favourite topics, Meeting Design or fresh formats for conferences.

Exhibition fundamentals and how to create the right type of exhibition

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In this post I will cover the exhibition fundamentals that should underpin every exhibition. . I recently wrote a post for Exhibition News in which I said that adding an exhibition to a conference can add value AND increase profit.

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The stressful job of an event professional

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I was asked my GEVME a great event marketing and management platform to contribute to an article about relieving stress before an event. The advice from the experienced planners is very useful in removing pre event stress from the stressful job of an event professional.

2018 216

Losing consent loses the PR battle: why demonstrators need consent

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When demonstrators lose the consent of the majority of their supporters their movements suffer. No matter the cause, demonstrations have to remain peaceful and, almost as importantl y, the demonstrators actions have to make sense. .

2019 141

Episode Three of the Re:Event Podcast

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I had a brilliant chat with Ruud Janssen about designing meetings as part of the Re:Event Podcast. We looked at the Event Canvas, a design tool, that he co-created a few years ago.

2019 152

#eventprofs need to use more event tools like the event canvas

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To be recognised as true professionals #eventprofs have to adopt more tools: we have to act and be seen to be more professional. Looking at the Event Canvas is a great place to start. . Many professions are defined by the tools they use.

2019 152

My review of PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

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I’d heard a lot about PCMA Convening Leaders. It is widely regarded as the best event in the event industry. It’s certainly the biggest, with almost 5000 event planners attending this years event in Pittsburgh. Now, that’s MASSIVE!

2019 173

The perfect speaker briefing

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There is a direct correlation between how well a speaker is briefed and how good the conference will be. The better the briefing the better the content. And therefore the better the conference. So how do you design the perfect speaker briefing? How are you briefing your speakers.

What happens after a hackathon

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I’ve had a few event organisers get in touch with me following the post last year about how an organisation can make the most of a hackathon. One of the questions I was asked was “what happens after a hackathon as it seems very different from other types of events?”

2019 169

How to reduce event risk my top ten tips

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I’ve been managing events for over twenty years. I’ve seen my fair share of risky events taken to market and in this post I want to share some of my tips to reduce the risks of your next event. .

2018 184

Holding a workshop and need some best practice

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Workshops are a very popular format for getting people stuck into a topic. But not all workshops are created equally. I attended a workshop in Barcelona last week. It was a very good event. These types of events can be tricky.

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