July, 2018

Engaging an online event audience

Gallus Events

So you have managed to get a bunch of people to log on and watch your online event. You have done all the hard work and congratulations! But don’t celebrate too soon. Engaging an online event audience is not as easy as you think.

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BizBash C.E.O. David Adler: How This New Experiential Economy Conference Practiced 'Intentional Humanism'


David Adler (@DavidAdler) is the C.E.O. and founder of BizBash. Remember when the iPhone turned us all into story-tellers and revolutionized

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Designing for Dialogue

PCMA Convene

Espace C2 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in downtown Montréal.

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How to Start an Event Blog

Event Planning BluePrint

Ever considered writing a blog for your event business? This is a question I get a lot from members of our community. So, in today’s training video, I walk you step-by-step to start an event blog in very little time.

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.

Encouraging Words For Professionals On An Association Journey Including Stay Curious And Hungry

Velvet Chainsaw

Encouragement by Kevin Spencer. Nothing we do is inevitable. Our success as association professionals is not inevitable. Achieving a thriving conference and burgeoning membership is not inevitable. We are not guaranteed that our association will stay small or that it will grow big.

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Why events are one of the most effective recruitment method


Reading Time: 17 minutes Recruitment is undoubtedly a complex and time-consuming process. Finding the right candidate may be a real challenge, especially in areas where the particular set of skills and knowledge rapidly becomes obsolete.

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How to Design an Event App that Matches Your Event Brand


So you’ve decided to invest in event app technology at your next event and are excited that you get to check off one more thing from your endless list of to-do’s leading up to your event. But as time ticks on and your event gets nearer, you realize, ’Wait…now I actually need to build my app!’

10 LinkedIn Groups for Event Professionals

Hubilo Blog

In the current scenario of the events industry, event professionals face immense competition in terms of acquiring, planning and managing events. .

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What’s most important about an event, the gift or the wrapping?

Conferences that Work

While writing about seeing the gifts in people and events I remembered one of my favorite scenes in Love Actually (2003).

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Making The Common Conference Uncommon

Velvet Chainsaw

Who wants to attend a common, ordinary, ho-hum, everyday , I’m-just-like-all-the-others traditional conference? Even worse, who wants to pay to attend one? And who wants to plan or sell one? Your conference growth and revenue depends upon repeat paying attendees year after year.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Attracting millennials and gen-z to your event

Gallus Events

The Open Championship, Golf’s flagship event in Europe has transformed itself over the last few years as it tries interacting and attracting millennials and gen-z. I visited The Open in 2011 at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich.

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6 Examples of Event Sponsorship Packages


With the meetings industry getting more sophisticated, the costs of event production are quickly increasing. From advanced check-in technology to high-tech VR/AR entertainment, there are numerous areas that require extensive investment.

Client Spotlight: Real Property Management Wins the Game at Attendee Networking


About Real Property Management. Real Property Management (RPM) is a leading residential property management company with over 300 franchised locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their speciality is in single family homes, condos, and small residential apartments.

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Event Heroes: How to Build a Successful Event Brand from Scratch


Each month we interview an events professional that is doing something amazing. This month we spoke with Vasil Azarov, Co-founder of Growth Marketing Conference, about starting a career in events, building an event brand from scratch, and how to be smart with event partnerships.

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Create memorable learning experiences and connections at simple workshops

Conferences that Work

I often design and facilitate workshops for association members who mostly haven’t met before. The desired outcomes are for each participant to gain useful and relevant professional insights, and to make significant new connections.

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Start Your Conference Improvement Process With Enrollment

Velvet Chainsaw

As conference organizers, we frequently ignore the evidence all around us of what’s working and what’s not. That evidence is everywhere. It’s just that we don’t know what to do with it once we have it.

Benchmarking Association Events

Gallus Events

I had a brilliant day at the Event Strategy Conference in London on the 16th July. It was great to see almost sixty association event professionals taking the time out of their busy schedule to think strategically about their events and about benchmarking association events.

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5 Key Ways to Improve Onsite Experience with Event Tech


One of the fundamental shifts that is happening in the events industry today is a shift from passive to engaged experiences. This is largely due to the increased use of high-tech tools that enable attendance tracking, personalised check-in, and live interaction at events.

6 Questions Your Attendees Will Ask When Using an Event App


Ever since the company began, our Support Team at EventMobi has been attending client events to help provide onsite support and ensure their success.

19 Ideas to Offer the SoCal (Southern California) Vibe/Experience


This is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. There’s a reason so many songs have been written about California. Orange County exudes an undeniable vibe and energy.

How to help meeting design clients figure out what they really want and need

Conferences that Work

Great — a client who doesn’t know what they want! Recently, a client asked for help designing a new conference. Thirty minutes of discussion with three stakeholders revealed they hadn’t yet settled on the event’s specific purpose, scope, and format. From my perspective this is actually a great problem to have. Because most clients engage me after they are committed to programs and logistics that are not optimum for what they’re trying to accomplish!

Your Conference Content Has Magnetic Pull

Velvet Chainsaw

Content marketing has grown by leaps and bounds during the past five years. Unfortunately, too few event organizers fully embrace the long-tail, pull benefits of content marketing.

A Free App For Online Communities, Offline Events, Or Your Next Side Hustle


By Allie Gardner and Michelle Bruno. In most medium- to large-sized organizations, online community management, and offline event coordination are two separate responsibilities. Both jobs can be automated through different applications—community management software and event mobile apps, respectively—or as part of a single, multi-purpose platform.

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How to Attract Companies Interested in Sponsoring Events


Not only is it a powerful marketing booster , an effective sponsorship can also help turn your shelved event idea into reality. To make this work for your event, you should learn how to do the “golden swap”, creating value for a sponsor in exchange for event support.

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3 Ways to Amplify Brand Loyalty at Your Events


One of the most important aspects of your attendees’ experience is engaging with your organization. Whether your organization is a non-profit association or multinational corporation, ensuring consistent and compelling event branding should always be one of your guiding stars when it comes to designing a top notch event experience for your attendees to amplify your brand loyalty.

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10 Ways Event Planners Can Sniff Out a Bad Venue


This is a sponsored post written by Jeff Kear, co-founder of Planning Pod event management software. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

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How to design for powerful connection and learning at large meetings

Conferences that Work

Although you’d never guess it from reading meeting industry trade journals, most meetings are small meetings , and this is a good thing if you want effective and relevant connection and learning to take place. Large meetings stroke owners’ and leaders’ egos, can supply impressive spectacle, are appropriate places to launch campaigns and mass announcements, and can be very profitable.

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Abandon All But Tomorrow When Planning Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

When do you stop pouring resources into things that have achieved their purpose? asked management guru Peter Drucker. It’s one of Drucker’s signature strategies: abandoning the past for tomorrow. He called it the concept of purposeful abandonment. Purposeful abandonment doesn’t sound very attractive.

Venues Investing in More Sophisticated Virtual Site Visits


This tour of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis starts out like a typical site visit. There’s the walk past the check-in

4 Ways Technology Can Spruce Up Your Corporate Seminar


When it comes to the world of corporate events, there are countless trends and ideas constantly emerging that one needs to understand and implement in their own event, from event ideas to cutting-edge technologies.

5 Tips for Planning Fundraising Events That Exceed Expectations

Social Tables

Planning fundraising events successfully comes with it’s own unique strategy and plenty of moving parts. In this guest post, Accelevents co-founder and COO Zach Hagopian breaks down the five most crucial tips he’s learned from his own experience organizing an annual event in Boston. As a fundraising enthusiast, I’ve worked with thousands of fundraising events of all sizes to help create an incredible donor experience and raise more money.

Craft the Perfect Event Proposal Template Now


This article was originally written by Jordan McArthur and has been updated for relevancy. Your career as an event planner lives and dies by your event proposals. Event proposals are the embodiment of your style applied to your clients’ vision, and they’re either winning your business or opening the door for your competitors to slide in. With so much at stake, what are you doing using a one-size-fits-all event proposal template you found on the web? This is not what to do.

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Lessons From Improv: Seeing the Gifts in People and Events

Conferences that Work

Thoughts triggered while rereading Patricia Ryan Madson’s delightful, straightforward, and yet profound improv wisdom. Ooh, this is a hard one for me, but it’s so important for anyone working in the meeting profession. “I can look at a person or event from three vantage points. To see what’s wrong with it ( the critical method commonly used in higher education). Using this lens the self looms large. To see it objectively ( the scientific method ).

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You’re Paying Too Much Interest On Your Conference Organizational Debt

Velvet Chainsaw

Most organizations pay for it without knowing it. What is it? Conference organizational debt.

Bring a whimsical approach to your next off site event. fried chicken and doughnuts from Astro


Big doughnuts. Small doughnuts. Doughnut-and-fried-chicken sandwiches. There's no such thing as a bad choice when we cater your next party

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