May, 2021

How to Design an Event Sponsorship Package


Event Sponsorship Package Basics. Sponsors are a crucial source of revenue for events, so make sure that you are able to offer competitive and valuable event sponsorship package options.

5 Minutes to Better Attendance: How to Promote Events on Facebook

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Scrolling through Facebook can be such an easy and fun way to keep in touch with family and friends that we might forget what a powerful tool it can be, especially when it comes time for event marketing.

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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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Virtual Networking Platform


As we continue to navigate the new normal, the discussion around virtual event engagement persists as a challenge that many event planners are facing today.

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Are Online Meetings Reducing Our Collective Intelligence?

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Are online meetings reducing our collective intelligence [CI] ? New research from Carnegie Mellon has been widely interpreted as concluding that, for example, “Zoom is actually less effective than a phone call” , and “Video conferencing can hurt collaboration” Not so fast.

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How to Manage Virtual Event Time Zones for Global Audiences


One of the major benefits of virtual events is their ability to reach audiences all over the world. The challenge, however, is ensuring your international attendees have the best possible experience at your event.

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10 Ways to Plan a Hybrid or Virtual Summer Camp That Goes Beyond the Computer Screen

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Summer camp is an opportunity for kids to escape their everyday routine — which is what many children and adults alike are craving after a year of learning and working online.

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5 Post-Pandemic Conference Program Design Changes

Velvet Chainsaw

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” has become a popular adage in the business world over the past year, for good reason.

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Spotlight: Caitlin O’Malley shares how PCMA is managing Virtual & Hybrid Events in 2021


In today’s Spotlight Series we had a chance to chat with Caitlin O’Malley, Program Manager at PCMA.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Are NFTs the future of event marketing?

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The TLDR version: in my opinion, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are not the future of event marketing. Read on to learn why. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Are NFTs the future of event marketing? appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts.

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Connecting The Global Virtual Events Community With GEVME Studios


Leading virtual events and events technology provider GEVME has announced the launch of GEVME Studios — an online media network dedicated entirely to virtual events.

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What Is Artificial Intelligence Really and When Will It Matter for Events?


“Artificial intelligence” is a popular marketing buzzword that's made its way to the event industry as event tech providers add and promote more AI features. Is the term overused? What is artificial intelligence, and when should you care?

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The Virtual Event Production Checklist for Livestreams, Webinars, and More

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The abrupt shift to virtual events in 2020 left many event organizers scrambling to tie up loose ends as they figured out how to livestream their events. Now, after a year of planning virtual events, the popularity of these events has been confirmed.

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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.

[WEBINAR]: Cracking the Code on Event Networking

Velvet Chainsaw

What is every meeting owner’s quest for the holy grail? Delivering meaningful networking and connecting experiences in a digital or hybrid experience. In February, our two guests founded the 2021 Virtual Networking Incubator.

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Introducing your new Eventspace

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This summer we are releasing a new version of our Eventspace app that has been re-engineered from the ground up for hybrid events. With built-in networking, personalization, content and analytics features, SpotMe now offers the most comprehensive hybrid event experience for you and your audience.

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How to trust your gut

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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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Virtual Experience Makers – Ep 2 with Karni Tomer


Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder of WiT, an events and media platform, set the ball rolling at the start of the episode with the above quote when talking about virtual event experiences. . Virtual events are the new norm.

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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.

State of the Event Industry Report: Q1 2021


In our efforts to keep track of the state of the event industry, we surveyed EventMB readers in February/March 2021 on a number of different questions related to their experience and how they see the industry developing.

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4 Reasons to Keep Hosting Hybrid and Live Virtual Events this Summer

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With many event venues beginning to reopen across the country and some restrictions on public gatherings being loosened, you may think it’s time to return to only in-person events and leave the streaming tech behind once and for all.

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Special Recognition for Sarah Michel, CSP

Velvet Chainsaw

Please join the Velvet Chainsaw team in congratulating our very own Sarah Michel! Last week she was presented with the National Speakers Association – Colorado Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award. Sarah is in an exclusive club: She is only the sixth person to receive this honor in the past 25 years.

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The Key Difference Between Event Management and Event Planning Software (Plus 12 Rockstar Tools You Should Be Using)

SpotMe Blog

Successful events are backed by a ton of moving pieces. Fortunately, we have sophisticated software available today that helps us manage and plan events seamlessly, with each tool serving its own unique purpose.

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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.

Successful change requires integration and practice

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I find Virginia Satir’s change model to be the most useful of the many models of change. There’s a crucial fifth stage in Satir’s model that people often neglect: the integration and practice phase. The hero’s journey shortchanges change.

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Introducing GEVME Virtual Event Builder


Virtual events were first ignored. Then they were laughed at. Then they were reckoned to be useful and effective. Then they exploded as a new compelling way of meeting and conducting events. They are today a necessity and becoming a norm. There’s no going back now.

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Introducing EventMP: The Event Manager Podcast


EventMB has been bringing the latest news, research, innovations, and best practices to your inbox for 14 years, and we’re extremely excited to announce the next evolution of that mission: EventMP, the Event Manager Podcast.

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10 Easy Steps to Planning a Charity Event

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Planning a charity event or fundraiser is a high-pressure project. Here are 10 steps to getting there quicker and with less stress. May Resources and Tools Budgets and Pricing Charity Events Event Apps Fundraising Nonprofit Events Venues

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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

7 of the Best Underwater Hotels in the World

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If you’re intrigued by unique locations or have an affinity for ocean life, this list of the world’s best underwater hotels is for you. Underwater hotels offer unforgettable experiences and once-in-a-lifetime views.

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7 Steps to Going Hybrid: Your Free Handbook

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Studies show that close to 70% of event planners are organizing hybrid events in 2021. Event Experiences Event Tech Hybrid events

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The liberation of ignoring sunk costs

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Are you stuck in a career or life that you are reluctant to leave because it would involve ignoring sunk costs ? I frequently meet people who are, and I certainly understand the temptation. Here’s the story of how I liberated my life by ignoring sunk costs.

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