January, 2019

4 Types of Video All Conferences Need – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Are you using video to enhance your conference? If you aren’t you are missing out in a big way! Gone are the days where slides are enough to keep your audience interested. Video can be a unique and engaging way to build excitement and inform your audience about events, speakers and so much more!

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Event Venue Marketing: Use Your Space to Drive Sales

Picatic by Eventbrite

You spent hours on your event promotions, crafting the perfect email and social copy. But your ticket sales are in a slump, and you need to revamp your promotions — again. Feel like you’ve used up all your best ideas? Look no further than what’s right under your nose: your event venue.

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Social Proof: Use Customer Reviews to Drive Event Sales

GEVME

One thing that we know about customer reviews is that they are a powerful tool for boosting sales. In business, customer feedback plays a significant role in ensuring business efficiency and future sales growth. According to experts, positive feedback can provide a gain of up to 70%.

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The Physics Of Conference Entropy

Velvet Chainsaw

In physics, the second law of thermodynamics says all things—bodies, businesses, conferences, energy, organizations, relationships—move toward chaos and disorder. This is also known as the state of maximum entropy. In one sense, entropy is a measure of uncertainty or randomness.

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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.

Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

We’ve all experienced the meeting question that isn’t. A session presenter or moderator asks for questions and someone stands up and starts spouting their own opinions. A concluding question (if they even have one) is little more than an excuse for their own speech.

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From the Editors: What's the Most Memorable Event Idea You Saw in 2018?

BizBash

From a crowd-sourced mural and trees made of balloons to innovative uses of augmented reality and a truly immersive photo

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Top 14 Audio Visual Trends for Events for 2019

EventMB

This is a case study sponsored by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. When it comes to technology, the landscape is always shifting. Today’s hot gadget can be tomorrow’s e-waste, and if you’re not paying attention, things can pass you by.

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What to Do When Your Event’s Gone Wrong

GEVME

We like the event industry because you’re unlikely to find two identical events, and there is always something new to discover. But sometimes this “new” becomes a real challenge when event planning goes wrong. No one, not even the most experienced organiser, can predict that.

2019 190

Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction. Becoming a new normal leader requires shifting your perspective.

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Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status

Conferences that Work

You can improve meetings by de-emphasizing status. Apart from my first book , I haven’t written much about status at events. It’s time to revisit this important topic. I think about status at events as the relative levels of proclaimed or perceived social value assigned to or assumed by attendees.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Technology: 25 Solutions for Your Virtual Tool Bag

BizBash

The brand experience agency Cramer’s 2018 Event Technology Landscape includes a whopping 245 event technology providers. Even more impressive is

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My review of PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

Gallus Events

I’d heard a lot about PCMA Convening Leaders. It is widely regarded as the best event in the event industry. It’s certainly the biggest, with almost 5000 event planners attending this years event in Pittsburgh. Now, that’s MASSIVE!

2019 173

The 6 Best Free Ideas and Tools for Event Promotion

Picatic by Eventbrite

You’ve organized a can’t-miss event. You’ve settled on a venue, enlisted performers or speakers, and dialed in on details. And you’ve set up your ticketing options. Now, you’re faced with the most daunting challenge: getting people to attend.

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Creating an Agenda for Event Speakers

GEVME

To run an event successfully, you need to prepare a good event program and an event speaker’s agenda—a schedule or protocol for speakers about what they will say and how they will act on the stage, etc.

Conference Reform Requires Cultivating Leaders With Moral Purpose To Make A Difference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many conferences are stuck in the rut of legacy routines, age-old rituals and cloned programming. Conference organizers and its advisors replicate the past maintaining the traditions and well-established procedures of yesteryear.

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AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work

Conferences that Work

Not long ago I wrote about the end of decent paid jobs and the need for basic income. A startling recent advance in machine learning has only heightened my concerns.

2019 187

17 Fun, Interactive Ideas From Fall Benefits

BizBash

With the fall season officially wrapping up in December, we rewind and take a look back at the galas, benefits

2019 202

How to Develop an Event Budget for Your Meeting

Eventmobi

Developing an event budget is a crucial element when planning your meeting or event. It’s the next step after setting your overall event objectives. To begin building your budget, it’s best to determine what financial success means for your event and how you want to measure it.

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How to Make Attendees Fall in Love With Your Valentine’s Day Event

Picatic by Eventbrite

Valentine’s Day was made for live experiences. But if you think some heart decorations, dim lights, and a romantic playlist is all it takes to attract a large crowd — think again. Couples — and even single people looking for a night out — expect more from their special Valentine’s Day experiences.

2019 229

Key Factors How the Era of Mobile Event Apps Shapes Events. Infographics.

GEVME

The mobile app industry has become one of the biggest industries in existence. Over the past few years, it has attracted literally billions of smartphone owners, who use mobile apps daily.

2019 170

We Prefer Stories To Stats—The Dark Side of Stories

Velvet Chainsaw

We love stories. They connect on a personal and emotional level. We trust them more than statistical evidence. Unfortunately, we tend to overgeneralize from others’ stories, from anecdotal information and from small sampling sizes.

2019 322

Making large scale change happen

Conferences that Work

I recently came across some principles for “ making large scale change happen “ I think they’re worth sharing. Here’s the text version: Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Making large scale change happen appeared first on Conferences That Work.

2019 170

2019 Preview: What to Expect From the Year’s Notable Events

BizBash

From highly scrutinized events such as the Oscars and the Super Bowl, to events that continue to get bigger each

2019 199

8 Must Read Reports for Eventprofs

EventMB

The event industry never stands still and top event planners strive for continuous development to keep them at the top of their game.

2019 219

Your 1-Week Plan to Promote Paint Parties and Classes

Picatic by Eventbrite

Not everyone is an artist. But almost everyone enjoys pretending they’re an artist for a night — especially if friends and wine are involved. Enter paint parties.

2019 219

How to Keep Track of Event Guest Lists with GEVME

GEVME

Guest list tracking is an effective way to organise an event for customers and keep a record of its progress. This also allows you to coordinate the work of the team, streamline all related documentation in one place, and more effectively monitor the workflow. About event guest lists.

2019 170

Empowering Conference Registrants To See Learning As A Journey Not A Finish Line

Velvet Chainsaw

Do your conference learning opportunities—from the general session to networking to breakouts to deep dive workshops—empower registrants to participate in their own learning journey? Or do your conference education sessions motivate participants to see the finish line?

2019 292

How to Get Speakers to Use Live Polling and Q&A

Eventmobi

Living Polling and Question and Answer (Q&A) tools are two easy and effective ways to engage attendees onsite. Additionally, they can also be used to gather immediate feedback and interest.

2019 130

How New Technology Helped This Gala Raise $7 Million

BizBash

Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations, has a reputation for using technology

2019 188

The Future of Experience Design: What Event Planners Need to Know

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Maritz Global Events. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Just a few years ago, event experiences were the cure-all solution that event planners were looking for.

2019 203

100 Unique Fundraising Ideas That Actually Work

Picatic by Eventbrite

Looking for new and better fundraising ideas? We polled our team of experts and came up with 100 creative suggestions. The post 100 Unique Fundraising Ideas That Actually Work appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Fundraising Crowdfunding Fundraisers Most Helpful Nonprofit Events

2019 229

Create and Manage an Attendees List

GEVME

There are no events without attendees. That is why it is vital for a planner to develop a list of attendees by using an events organizing system, which is an effective way to organize event planning workflow and a successful event campaign.

2019 170

Practicing Conference Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less And Better

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s hard for conference organizers to stick to planning the essential elements of their events. We are bombarded from every side from people who want us to add their components to the schedule.

2019 251

2019 Event Trends: Predictions from 23 Event Experts

Bizzabo

Learn about the biggest event trends that will dominate the space in 2019 from experienced industry professionals. Featuring experts from General Mills, SEMrush, OpenX and other leading brands.

2019 129

Q&A: How This New Netflix Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Major Events

BizBash

“I didn’t think I would cry about a spaceship," one viewer confessed to Joe Zee, executive producer of the new

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