Convene TV: CVBs as Destination Consultants

PCMA Convene

Podcast: Should You Consult an Astrologist Before Planning Your Next Event? (Episode 68)


Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Leslie McGuirk In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor

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Quit Giving Free Consultations and Event Advice; Insider Tips to Navigate Blaggers


The post Quit Giving Free Consultations and Event Advice; Insider Tips to Navigate Blaggers by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. When people find out you plan events, are they always hitting you up for free advice? If you find that happening a lot, it’s time to put an end to it.

Industry experts consult for Full Circle Events

Event Industry News

Event industry expert Raj Watts will join Full Circle Events on a consultancy basis to assist the business through the next phase of the company’s growth. The post Industry experts consult for Full Circle Events appeared first on Event Industry News.

Reasons to leave a job

Conferences that Work

My mentor Jerry Weinberg , consultant extraordinaire, has written an excellent list of reasons to leave a job. Consulting commitment Jerry Weinberg job quitting reasons to leave wellbeing

How to Disrupt Your Meeting without Upsetting Attendees

Smart Meetings

For tips on how to do this, we called on Jeff Hurt, executive vice president of education and engagement at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. For conferences, one size doesn’t fit all. Not any more. Attendees have individual motivations for signing up and engaging at meetings.

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Welcome our newest co-host, Brandt Krueger – #EventIcons Episode 58


Brandt is not only an educator with the Event Leadership Institute (ELI) and a sought-after consultant, he is also a master of all things AV. We’ve got him! Brandt Krueger has joined our #EventIcons team and we couldn’t be happier to have him on board!

How to Accommodate Guests With Dietary Restrictions


Tracy Stuckrath is the president and chief connecting officer of Thrive Meetings & Events, a seven-year-old consulting firm that focuses

2017 Safest Year for Air Travel, but Challenges Remain

Smart Meetings

To70, an aviation consulting firm, attributes the low fatality totals to stronger safety practices —as well as good fortune.

How to sell as persuasively as a TED speaker talks

Lara Mcculloch

Small business sales Small business tools b2b sales event planning sales fast b2b sales outbound sales sales consultant sales expert sales prospecting sales scripts sales techniques for small business

The Rise of the Gig Economy and What It Means for Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Gig workers come in many flavors including solopreneurs, independent contractors, project specialists, and even consultants like me. What it means for you: Gig workers can be extremely influential (especially those damn consultants). Work and life are transforming at a rapid rate.

Your Attendees Are Livestreaming – What Are You Doing About It?


Recent research by the consultancy firm, Magid, has found that a majority of US internet users (56%) watch livestreamed content at least once […]. Over half of the United States is watching livestreamed video on a regular basis. Now is the time for eventprofs to take back TV.

Large City, Small City, Best City

PCMA Convene

Place Equity , Resonance Consultancy, SOURCE: America’s Best Cities: A Ranking of U.S. Magazine Plenary Research

Keeping an Eye on the Storm

Smart Meetings

Jim Foerster is the Director of the Meteorology Operations team at DTN , where he oversees a talented group of more than 50 meteorologists providing weather forecasts and consultation to businesses making critical decisions around safety or operations.

Planning The Audience Experience And PR For Your Events


Andy Perez, a Los Angeles based marketing and public relations consultant who has created more than 1,000 events in his career joins EPN and Event TALK.

Why You Need a Contract as an Independent Professional


Contracts are an essential part of a successful independent consulting project, creating a sense of professionalism, encouraging communication, and ensuring a streamlined process

Sustainability, what does it mean for your conferences and events?


On this episode of Event TALK, we are speaking with Julia Spangler a Sustainable Events Consultant with 6 years of corporate event experience. She has experience working on multi-day customer appreciation events, educational seminars and social events.

State of Event Sponsorship in 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 97


Those people who are introducing themselves as Sponsorship Consultants will become more and more important in the future! Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). Event Sponsorship is most essential part of every event.

Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

Velvet Chainsaw

Many built their expertise in an industry or function, shifted to consulting and then wrote a book to launch their speaking career. Not long ago, becoming a professional speaker was a third step in a thought leaders career path.

How to Improve Your Call for Presentations Process

Velvet Chainsaw

When Velvet Chainsaw Consulting conducted speaker research with 120 associations with research and consulting company Tagoras Inc. in 2013, we found that nearly 77 percent use a call for speakers/sessions process. Associations value member input.

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Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Most show organizers prefer that their communications and consultative selling be done by their team. Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space.

How Is Your Association Using Learning Technologies?

Velvet Chainsaw

Improving digital learning and amplifying conference content to a larger audience is a high priority for many clients we consult with.

Skills needed for organising an event

Gallus Events

The modern event planner must have a “little black book” or at least the ability to search “event consultants UK”, for example, to find experts who can add value to their events.

Top trends in meeting planning by trend expert Daniel Levine


Mr. Levine is a trusted consultant to major companies and brands worldwide. On this episode of event TALK we are speaking with Daniel Levine about trends in the meeting and event planning industry.

Feedback Frames—a low-tech tool for anonymous voting

Conferences that Work

tool Idea Rating Sheets in 2004 (originally called “Dotmocracy”) to “make it easier to find agreements in large groups” He has been a Senior Public Consultation Coordinator for the City of Toronto since 2010, and is working to crowdfund his invention.

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9 Tax Season Tips for Meeting Planners

Smart Meetings

While it may appear tricky to navigate, we consulted with the experts at TurboTax and compiled a list of 10 tips to get you started on the right path. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and you should consult with a professional about your specific situation.

3 New Year’s resolutions for the cloud in 2018


When I find issues with enterprise cloud deployments in my consulting work, it’s most often around security. I’m one of those people who takes time at the new year to define personal objectives for the forthcoming year, some of which I actually achieve. Enterprise IT should be doing the same thing for cloud computing. Here are my three suggestions for IT’s cloud resolutions for 2018. Learn all about the cloud at InfoWorld. Start with the basics: What is cloud computing?

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Trade Shows vs. Conferences vs. Conventions

Social Tables

Conference – A meeting for consultation, education, exchange of information, or discussion with a formal agenda. My recent post on Events vs. Meetings got some good feedback but also opened the door to some other clarifying questions.

Vista appointed to create temporary environment for Linkedin

Event Industry News

Award-winning creative communications consultancy and event specialists, Vista, have been appointed to create a pop-up environment for LinkedIn at this year’s Festival of Marketing.

EPISODE 2: Corbin Ball, Top Technology Trends Transforming The Events & Tradeshow Industries & What It Means For You

The Modern Event

In This Episode: Today’s guest is Corbin Ball, international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. Expert Guest: Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS, International Speaker, Consultant, Founder of Corbin Ball & Co. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun.

Homeless Hackathon Glasgow

Gallus Events

I highlighted CycleHack as one of my events of the year in 2015 , and I even suggested, during a consultancy contract, that a 75 year old medical association should consider running one! In November, we will run a “Homeless Hackathon” in Glasgow.

More stellar judges for Event Technology Awards

Event Industry News

Jonathan Smith, Head of Operational Development at FIA, Barry Muldowney, Head of Events at Verve and Roisin O’Brolchain, Event Technology Consultant at Reed & Mackay, are among the final 11 Event Technology Awards (ETA) judges, the organiser has confirmed, taking the total to 21.

New data legislation will change the events industry as we know it

Event Industry News

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How to Measure the Success of Your Conference


” Kristi Porter , a writer and consultant with Signify shares: “In addition to the number of registrations or tickets sold, another way I like to measure conferences and events is by tracking the “next steps” that are asked of attendees.

Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced


We also need to consult the claims team to determine how late we really are. Believe it or not, there are always a wealth of emails and other documents produced in litigation that help “make the case” for the other side.

Planning Weddings To Remember – #EventIcons Episode 65


Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). Your Dream Day (Wedding Planners and Planning/Consulting in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio.). It’s wedding season and event planners know that planning a wedding can be especially challenging.

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How To Create The Best Trade Show Booth – #EventIcons Episode 67


We’re excited to welcome Julien Rio (Founder of MyFairTool and Author of Trade Show Chronicles) and Trevor Lewis (Branding Consultant and Mobile Activation Specialist) to the show. Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ).

The five keys to great conference content

Gallus Events

This might sound like a no brainer, but in some of the organisations I’ve worked in, and consulted for, the person with the content knowledge wasn’t always involved in the conference programme.

5 Tips to Write a Winning Event Proposal

Event Planning BluePrint

Showcase your Services – this is your moment to shine so describe your services and offerings, including the hours you’re available for consultations, i.e.: 9-5pm Monday-Friday. Creating winning event proposals is a great way to build your event business and your success in the industry.

3 Steps to Build Your Event Content Team

Event Farm

This is a guest post by Denayja Reese , a multi-city Event Production and Experiential Marketing Consultant who has worked with companies like Toyota, Airbnb, Spotify, and more.