Convene TV: CVBs as Destination Consultants

PCMA Convene

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.

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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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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.

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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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.

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.

How to sell as persuasively as a TED speaker talks

Lara Mcculloch

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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.

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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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.

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 ).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Edgy Ideas for Educational Seating

Connect Your Meetings

Jeff Hurt , executive vice president of education and engagement at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, says successful seating leads to transformational learning. Just as educators are constantly looking for better ways to communicate, p lanners are always looking for new educational seating ideas.

Swoogo Celebrates Fast Growth with 50 th Customer @swoogo


It’s us,” said Swoogo marketing consultant Molly Falco. Westport, Connecticut August 11 2016. Event marketing software newcomer Swoogo announced the acquisition of their 50 th customer today.

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.

Conference Programme Template

Gallus Events

Gallus Events are the UK's leading Event Consultants. There is no such thing as the “perfect” conference programme.

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

Event Industry News

EventIT 2017 Review

Gallus Events

When I consulted for Reed Exhibitions on their international meetings portfolio (which includes the massive IBTM show in Barcelona) it took a full three years for them to implement all of my ‘creative’ recommendations.

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Conference Connections


You never know when you may need a certain vendor or consultant. The truth still holds: meetings mean business. Participants attend conferences to learn, meet new people, sell and buy. Why then is it so hard to make the most of the connections made?

Eventinterface launching partnership in Asia


We contribute to clients' successes by providing consultancy, marketing, speaker management and technology services.

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.

The Future is Here! Managing Event Tech,WTF Moments, and Robots – #EventIcons Episode 71


Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ). Do you struggle with managing event tech? Would you like to incorporate apps or robots into your event? Then listen up!