May, 2018

The stressful job of an event professional

Gallus Events

I was asked my GEVME a great event marketing and management platform to contribute to an article about relieving stress before an event. The advice from the experienced planners is very useful in removing pre event stress from the stressful job of an event professional.

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5 Reasons Why Hosting Events Is Good For Your Brand

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For brands within certain niches and industries, it could be a good idea to host your own events and conferences to build your brand’s trust and authority.

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Why I Loved Being an Event Planner

Quickmobile

“ Event planner ” can be such an all-encompassing title that can be applied to so many sectors, leaving a person with countless opportunities to fall in love with the job.

2018 207

EventMobi’s 150 Days of Action: Natalina’s Volunteer Story with Enactus Canada

Eventmobi

Volunteering with 150 Days of Action. I’m very thankful for companies such as EventMobi that launch initiatives like the 150 Days of Action program. This program was launched to give employees the time and opportunity to give back to causes that we care about.

2018 286

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.

How to Run a Content Strategy for Events

GEVME

The content that you create before, during, and after an event should be a reflection of your event’s unique values.

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The Market Shifts That Led to Commission Cuts

Velvet Chainsaw

Marriott, Hilton and IHG have announced reductions in group-booking commissions from 10 percent to 7 percent for their North American hotels, to take place over a period of time this year and next. Marriott’s has already begun for most intermediaries.

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20 Badass Vancouver Venues to Make Your Event Pop: 2018 Updated

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Updated: May 30th, 2018 A fluorescent-lit, ceiling stained, carpeted room… Is anyone else tired of the same old event venues? BORING! The venue is the first thing your event attendees will judge your event on. This is your first impression. You have 7 seconds to make your mark.

2018 312

The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Apps

Quickmobile

Planning an event is extremely time-consuming and stressful. Because of this, sometimes the last thing on a meeting and event planner’s mind is event apps. This short list of event app do’s and don’ts should make creating your event app easier. DO: Plan ahead which features you want.

5 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Event Speakers for an Interactive Session

Eventmobi

Your Attendees Will Remember your Interactive Session. A common event objective that we hear from event planners is the desire to make sessions more interactive and engaging for attendees.

How to Choose Event Management Software for Corporate Events

GEVME

Tight deadlines and endless checklists no longer cause experienced corporate event managers to panic. Still, it’s important to understand that by reducing your workload with a strong online system for event management, you have the opportunity to make a corporate meeting even more brilliant.

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Three Core Conference Planning Tenets To Master And Skillfully Apply

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your conference committee practice organized abandonment and avoid no-bottom-line-mindsets? What is their capacity to see opportunities in the mist of change? How are they at focusing on the purpose, goals and target market of the conference when making decisions?

Nine conference mythodologies

Conferences that Work

Long ago, consultant Tom Gilb coined the term “mythodology” to describe erroneous but commonly held beliefs about how something should be done. Here are nine mythodologies about conferences. Mythodology: We know what our attendees want to learn about. Reality : No, you don’t. At least half the sessions programmed at traditional conferences are not what attendees want. Mythodology: Event socials are a good way to meet people.

15 Social Media Tactics To Increase Your Event Marketing Exposure

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Event marketing and planning is incredibly rewarding when done successfully, but it takes a lot of time and effort to get to that point. A big aspect of creating a successful conference or event is to generate buzz around it.

4 Ways Event Apps Improve Attendee Engagement

Quickmobile

Imagine the scene: an event with dozens of sullen acquaintances staring down at their drinks quietly. Eyes make contact here and there briefly but quickly avert their gaze.

How to Create a User Conference that Increases Attendee Networking

Eventmobi

As an event technology consultant for EventMobi, I speak to hundreds of event planners every month who need guidance on how to create a User Conference.

What Wireless Technology to Choose for Your Next Event

GEVME

People attend events to connect. This simple truth should be the guiding light for every event professional who expects his or her work to bear fruit both during and after an event.

Your Conference As A Giving Field

Velvet Chainsaw

We are used to thinking of our conference and its planning process as a one-way transaction from the company to its customers. Sometimes we view the planning process as a backbreaking, arduous, life-draining experience.

The tragedy of wasting valuable meeting time having experts presenting to “learners”

Conferences that Work

Ask attendees why they go to meetings and their top two responses are to learn and connect. Remember kids that ask a question, and when you answer it they say “why?” ” “Why can’t we go outside?” ” “Because it’s raining.” ” “Why?” ” “Well, water’s coming out of the sky.” ” “Why?” ” Be that annoying kid for a moment and ask: “Why do you want to learn and connect?”

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Distributing Influence to Build Attendance

EventTechBrief

By Kristin Veach. Rachel Stephan, senior event marketing strategist at sensov/ event marketing, has spent the last 17 years helping event professionals and associations promote their conferences and congresses. One of the most effective event promotion strategies she’s found has been using influencers to spread the word within their networks.

2018 151

How To Choose The Right Speaker For Your Next Conference

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Would you like a keynote speaker that is engaging, inspirational and entertaining, while being knowledgeable in their field and relevant to your audience? What event manager doesn’t right? There are many things to consider when looking for a speaker for your next event.

Increasing Attendee Engagement Onsite Through an Event Community

Eventmobi

It’s game day! You’ve spent months preparing for your big event and it’s finally here, but no time for celebration (and sleep) just yet. Increasing attendee engagement onsite is your top priority as an event planner.

2018 238

The Top 6 Tips for Optimizing a Corporate Event Budget

GEVME

One thing is for sure, you can’t spend a budget you don’t have; but what you can do is make as much use of it as possible. You won’t believe how incredibly flexible an event budget can be. Throughout our experience, we’ve seen quite a few strategies related to corporate event budget optimization.

Lather Up Curiosity, Rinse, Repeat!

Velvet Chainsaw

Children are curious creatures. They explore, question and wonder, often through play. In this context, they learn. We are naturally inclined to learn new things; thus reaping curiosity’s benefits. From the moment we are born until we die, learning is hardwired into our brains.

2018 208

One reason I like science fiction

Conferences that Work

The other day I was rereading Idoru by William Gibson , and the following passage spoke to me. It’s a conversation between two teenagers: Chia McKenzie from Seattle who is visiting Mitusko Mimura in Japan in the near future… Mitsuko was getting her computer out. It was one of those soft, transparent Korean units, the kind that looked like a flat bag of clear white jelly with a bunch of colored jujubes inside. Chia unzipped her bag and pulled her Sandbenders out. “What is that?”

2018 146

Coping with stress, exercises and tips for stressed out meeting planners

Eventinterface

Careercast lists the job of event planning in the top 5 of most stressful jobs in the country. Not a year goes by without the career being on this list.

How to add an exhibition to a conference

Gallus Events

Throughout my events career (now spanning 20 years) the biggest financial successes I’ve had have been when helping clients to add an exhibition to an established conference. How to add an exhibition to a conference.

2018 139

3 Reasons Why Using a Promo Video Will Increase Event App Adoption

Eventmobi

Having worked at EventMobi for close to two years, I’ve had hundreds of strategy conversations with my clients on how best to utilize their event technology to engage and connect with their audiences, specifically when it comes to event app adoption.

The Top 10 Tips for Planning a Corporate Incentive Trip

GEVME

Showing recognition for employees’ achievements by awarding travel experiences may be an old trick but it’s also one that’s not going away any time soon. According to Transformativa’s survey results , 65% of employees claim that they appreciate incentive trips more than any other form of reward.

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: From Industrial Revolution Work Models To Knowledge Economy Models

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your organization stuck in a 20th Century time warp and on the endangered list? Are its structures, business models and operations using outdated methods resembling a relic of the past?

2018 203

Why Your Incentive Trip Needs a Mobile App

Quickmobile

Incentives in the workplace are arguably one of the biggest motivators for employees, with many organizations putting emphasis on travel as the reward. In fact, according to the Incentive Research Foundation , 38% of all U.S.

2018 139

Trade Show Booths: 100 Best Ideas for 2018

EventMB

Boring trade show booths don’t attract visitors and they certainly don’t help sales. But coming up with new and exciting ideas is costly and time-consuming. Or is it?

Exhibitions and how to stand out

Gallus Events

Excite don’t just exhibit. I attended IBTM in Barcelona last year (as I always do as it’s my local show) and it looked very much like it always does.

2018 139

4 Smart Tips for Driving Attendee Engagement Through Social Media

Eventmobi

Your event might not be for months, and you’re probably going through a chaotic time with arranging logistics and designing your event space. But it’s also the perfect time to start engaging your audience and building excitement.

The Best Lighting Companies for Corporate Events

GEVME

Despite what sceptics may believe, impressive lighting design is an important part of your corporate event atmosphere. The common mistake many event professionals make is viewing lighting as simply an embellishment that doesn’t play an important role in the event’s performance.

How Do We Know Curiosity Killed The Cat? (Allegedly.)

Velvet Chainsaw

Curiosity allegedly killed the cat. How do we know curiosity killed that cat? Were there any eyewitnesses to that crime? Did anyone hear strange cat calls? Did you see what curiosity was wearing? Do you know any reason why curiosity wanted to kill the cat?

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