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.

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

Convene TV: CVBs as Destination Consultants

PCMA Convene

What is Coworking and What Are the Benefits for Independent Consultants?


Coworking offers independent consultants many benefits including cost, collaboration, and flexibility. Here’s what you need to know about this alternative work environment

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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When Is the Contractor’s Termination for Default Proper? When It Does Bad Things.


Appeals of Industrial Consultants, Inc. Uncategorized Appeal of Industrial Consultants Army Corps of Engineers ASBCA ICI termination for defaultSometimes you “do” bad things. Sometimes you “look like” you do bad things.

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.

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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

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!

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.

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

How To Get Work Done On The Road – #EventIcons Episode 109


In today’s episodes, our very own Will Curran of Endless Events and Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting are taking you through their very best tips to keep focused and get work done on the road. Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ).

Audience Engagement At Event – #EventIcons Episode 110


Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). We want to help keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest! Below, in our Epic Resources section, we link the awesome insider favorites that were mentioned in this episode! You WANT to check these out!

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How To Create Family-Friendly Events – #EventIcons Episode 107


Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). Family-friendly events can be a challenge for event planners. Often times planning events with kids feels out of our realm or at least out of our comfort zone.

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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

Digital Innovation At Events – #EventIcons Episode 106


Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). In the in events industry data is the new gold. Wouldn’t you love to get inside your attendees minds to better your event? With digital innovation at events now you can.

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Large City, Small City, Best City

PCMA Convene

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

Looking Forward – 2018 Event Industry Trends- #EventIcons Episode 95


Follow our iconic guests on Twitter: Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). Happy New Year!! This week we are celebrating the new year and looking forward to 2018 event industry trends.

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Diversity at Events – Best Tips For Event Profs – #EventIcons Episode 101


Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). Diversity at events is a crucial part of any successful event. There is more pressure than ever on event organizes to make their events diverse and inclusive.

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Keeping Event Housing Profitable – #EventIcons Episode 100


Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). With the shakeups in event housing recently you may be scrambling to figuring out how to keep event housing profitable. How do you incentivize attendees to stay in your hotel block? What can you do to foster community?

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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.

VR At Events- Everything You Need to Know – #EventIcons Episode 105


Along with our hosts, Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting and Tahira Endean of BCIC they will discuss the challenges VR brings to the event industry, differences between AR and VR, advice for using VR in brand activations and experiential marketing and so much more!

Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s an example of an agreement developed by Jeff Hurt, DES, executive vice president of education and engagement at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place.


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.

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.

The Value of Building an Online Community Around Your Events


Richard Millington, founder of consultancy Feverbee, explains how. Building an online community can offer huge benefits for event organisers. The post The Value of Building an Online Community Around Your Events appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. April Event Management Event Promotion Leadership / Management Operations / Logistics Owner Promoter online community


World Class Events and A.C.T (National) announce partnership to improve global event safety

Event Industry News

Event management consultancy World Class Events (WCE) and the UK’s leading event safety consultancy A.C.T National) Ltd have today (27th April) announced a partnership that will see the two companies promote and raise higher Health & Safety standards throughout the UAE.

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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What I learned from organizing my first hackaton

Gallus Events

I also consulted with them on the length of time they would need for their presentations. The Homeless Hackathon in Glasgow took place on the weekend (as Hackathons tend to do) of the 13/15 April at the brilliant Citizen M hotel.

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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.

Work trials in the hospitality industry

Gallus Events

Stewart McDonald is currently carrying out a consultation on trial shifts and I would encourage event organisers to contribute.

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.

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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Interviews with Planners – Robby Slaughter


Robby Slaughter is the founder of AccelaWork , a business improvement consulting company.

B2B Buyers Have Changed, Expos Haven’t

Velvet Chainsaw

Booth personnel should be consultative, not salesy. The way B2B professionals buy has dramatically changed, but our dependency on expo revenue hasn’t. There are two primary segments that leverage the traditional exhibit business model — conferences with an expo and expos with a conference.

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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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How to leverage events to market your product


In addition to producing his own trade shows he is a highly sought after booth performer and spokesperson, and he also consults for exhibitors, marketers and sales teams.