Mon.May 03, 2021

My Turbulent Love Affair With Digital-Event Networking

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been a loyal and passionate disciple of networking for all of my adult life. I have spent decades learning, speaking and writing about it.

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How to trust your gut

Conferences that Work

Three stories and a presentation about “How to trust your gut” 1 • My gut meets Seth Andrew. Last week, I was about to begin an online presentation on “How to trust your gut” when a national story broke.

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4 Party Ideas to Draw a Crowd for the 4th of July

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A gradual reopening in the US has allowed some in-person events to resume, as long as they’re designed with COVID-19 precautions in mind. Warm weather will make hosting events this summer even easier since fresh air and open spaces allow for larger groups to safely gather.

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How Can You Improve Lead Generation at Virtual Events?


Sponsors and exhibitors are still struggling with virtual event value, with many creating their own content and events to better engage customers. What does this mean for the future of lead generation at virtual events?

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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.

Things to Do on Mother’s Day (Even During the Pandemic)

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Mother’s Day will be a bit non-traditional for the second year in a row as most cities are still facing COVID-19 restrictions. However, that means it’s a good time to look for virtual events for Mother’s Day weekend that celebrate connection.

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Corona’s Mobile Locker Room Experience Engages Pacers Fans in Their Backyards

Event Marketer

The activation included a reveal moment featuring music, flashing lights and CO2 canons as the prizes were unveiled. In the absence of packed stadiums, engaging consumers on their own turf has become a fruitful strategy for sponsors in need of fresh ways to connect with sports fans.

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Things to Do in Houston Weekend Guide


Hey Houston – welcome back! It’s a new month, so you know what that means – we’ve got even more things to do in Houston. Our picks this week: two festive festivals, a market for makers, and a different kind of Mother’s Day experience. Keep reading to learn more!

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Disney’s Covid-Era Crowd Management Offers Lessons for Planners

Smart Meetings

Crowd control is going to be on meeting planners’ minds in the first few months of the post-pandemic era, and there’s no better model for how to herd the hordes than the Walt Disney Company.

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Things to Do in Raleigh Weekend Guide


Hope you’re ready to shop ’til you drop because this weekend is full of markets! Also can’t forget to give a shoutout to all the moms, Happy Mother’s Day! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Raleigh this weekend!

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Harness the Power of Negotiation for Post-Covid Success

Smart Meetings

“When you work in consulting, nobody likes you,” Alison Fragale begins the latest Smart Meetings webinar, “ How to Harness the Power of Negotiation to Master Your Post-Covid Events Career.”.

Things to Do in Pittsburgh Weekend Guide


This Sunday is Mother’s Day! Are you scrambling for something to do with Mom? Don’t worry – keep scrolling! There’s a new sports bar in town, lots of outdoor yoga (some with wine AND mimosas!), craft workshops and live music under the city lights.

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4 Ways to Maintain Individuality Once You’re Engaged


While there’s no denying all the feel-good emotions that come along with the soon-to-be-married status, it’s also okay to recognize that there is a whole range of other emotions that are totally normal to experience in this stage of life, too. One of those is the feeling of losing your individuality.

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Things to Do in Memphis Weekend Guide


Memphis, if you need any plans to surprise the main woman that we all call Mom in our life, or have someone that serves as a strong figure role, they deserve to know that we love them all the same.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Denzil Rankine: ‘We Have an Extraordinary Journey in This Industry’

PCMA Convene

Denzil Rankine, founder and executive chairman of AMR International and coauthor of Reinventing Live: The Always-on Future of Events, on the monetization of digital events: “In theory, the economics are very positive for online only, but achieving them is really tough.

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Welcoming Spring with the May Local Love List


Hey Houston , we’re back with a whole new batch of local faves for our May Local Love List! Each month, we highlight 10 local businesses we love to support! From restaurants to markets to bars, we aim to spotlight the homegrown businesses that make our city so great.

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13 virtual conference best practices for guaranteed success


Have you ever wondered what the virtual conference best practices are? Virtual conferences are making headway as part of the virtual events industry, which was estimated at $78 billion in 2019. The industry is forecast to surge to over $400 billion by 2027! Grand View Research ).

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Best Mother’s Day Brunch Places in Washington Corridor & Memorial Park


“Breakfast is a meal but brunch is a culture.” ” – Matt Basile We all know brunch in Houston is one thing that is undefeated!

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Top 5 reasons to bring your event to life in Melbourne, Australia

Smart Meetings

Plan with Confidence. Thinking about your next business event destination? Make it Melbourne, Australia’s creative, cultural and innovation capital and a place of exploration and discovery.

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7 Cinco de Mayo Events in Houston to Get Your Fiesta Started


Margaritas, music, and tequila – there’s so much in store this year as we prepare to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in H-town ! If there’s one thing H-town knows how to do, it’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style!

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Inglenook Seduces Groups with Storytelling and Savoring What Napa Can Be

Smart Meetings

If you are of a certain age, as I am, the words that spring to mind at mention of Inglenook are…jug wine. For those too young to relate, think of that as wine in a growler.)

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The Ultimate Austin Summer Bucket List


Whether you’re an Austin resident wanting to check out all the hot spots in your city or visiting and need to know how to have a perfect summer trip, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate Austin summer bucket list.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

How Non-Fungible Tokens Will be Present at Events and How to Start Applying Them Now

Special Events

An NFT, or a non-fungible token, is a unique digital token that securely stores information on a blockchain.

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Plant Parents Rejoice! Here’s a List of Our Favorite Houston Plant Shops!


We know just how much our Houstonians love growing their plant collections, and whether you’re a pro at the hobby or just getting started – finding a good nursery to buy your green friends from makes the experience all the better!

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Mike Davis Promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer at CORT

Exhibitor Magazine

CORT, the nation's leading provider of furniture rental and transition services, has announced the promotion of Mike Davis to President and Chief Oper. People

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Best Hookah Bars in Tampa Bay


Ready to start planning your next night out? Gather your friends and check out these hookah bars in Tampa Bay ! If you’re looking for a place to unwind or just looking to have a great time, we’ve got a few places for you.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

How Can You Improve Lead Generation at Virtual Events?


Read the Complete Story On Skift. Meetings & Events events lead generation

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Female Ride Day and More Stuff to Do in Houston


Hey Houston – welcome to a brand new week! We’re kicking things off with an all-new batch of things to do in Houston. Our picks this week: two markets, a margarita melee, and a bodacious bike ride. Keep scrolling for the deets!

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Joint Industry Initiative Launches to Unite Event Data

Exhibitor Magazine

A working group of event organisers and technology platforms announces Virtual Standard Export Format (VSef) a universal format for virtual and hybrid. Associations/Press

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