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

Picatic

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.

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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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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.

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Summer Inspiration: 15 Refreshing Ways to Use Fruit as Event Decor

BizBash

Fruit-filled cocktails and dishes are a welcome addition to warm-weather events. But why stop there? Event designers are using oranges

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15 Social Media Tactics To Increase Your Event Marketing Exposure

Picatic

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.

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.

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?

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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?

Why you should run The Solution Room at your next event

Conferences that Work

The Solution Room is rapidly becoming a popular meeting plenary.

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Your Attendees’ Emotions Can Be Measured, Analyzed, and Visualized

BizBash

Lightwave, the groundbreaking bioanalytics company, has developed innovative solutions that enable brands to measure emotion and use that insight as

2018 183

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.

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.

15 Coolest Tech You Can Rent for Your Event

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Technology moves fast. Today’s latest and greatest is tomorrow’s old news, and keeping up with what’s hot can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Plus, new gear is expensive!

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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.

How the New York Yankees Built a Winner Off the Field, Too

BizBash

The Big Apple offers countless meeting places, but there is only one Yankee Stadium, home of the most famous sports

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.

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.

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Event Budget: 17 Swaps That Will Save You Money

EventMB

Event budget is the number one priority for event planners in 2018. Here is a list of event budget swaps that will save you money while making your event better. Our research speaks loud and clear. Event budget is the top challenge for event professionals.

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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?”

2018 162

26 Royal Wedding-Inspired Party Ideas for a Jolly Good Time

BizBash

Even without an engraved invitation, you can still celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which takes

2018 183

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.

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 213

Indianapolis Is Ready To Make WEC (And Your Event) Amazing

EventMB

I spent some time in Indianapolis, one of the largest convention cities in the USA. I was genuinely surprised by how this city has evolved through events and anticipate an incredible MPI World Education Congress for those attending. This is a sponsored post by Visit Indy.

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

Picatic

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.

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TOUCHDOWN - Blueprint Studios Scores at Pier-Side Draft Party 

BizBash

Last month, the San Francisco 49ers held a fan-filled Draft Party at Pier 29 to honor the incoming recruits.

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 158

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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