June, 2021

I Think We Cracked the Code on Digital Networking!

Velvet Chainsaw

If you missed our recent webinar on Cracking the Code on Digital Networking, you can watch it on-demand. It is well worth your time to learn from two masters: Amanda Kaiser (pictured, top right) and Arianna Rehak (pictured, bottom), co-founders of the 2021 Virtual Networking Incubator.

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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Events are coming back but planning an event looks nothing like it used to. Venue and governmental regulations keep changing. Many of your regular vendors have lost staff or gone out of business. With so many new safety-related expenses, your old budget template no longer works. .

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The loneliness of the long distance facilitator

Conferences that Work

Right now, I am a long distance facilitator. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I only facilitate meetings of people who are not the same room. Often, they are thousands of miles away.

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The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

2020 challenged us all and it’s not surprising that event planners took one of the hardest hits. If you were fortunate enough to survive company layoffs, you likely faced one of the biggest tests of your career as you navigated complete uncertainty around your work.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

How Creators Around the World Are Celebrating International Day of Yoga

Picatic by Eventbrite

The International Day of Yoga is held each year on the summer solstice. Since it’s the longest day of the year, it’s the perfect time to grab our mats and get outside.

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Meeting Icebreakers: A Guide to Easing Tension and Strengthening Team Spirit

Social Tables

Not all personality types enjoy being in the spotlight. Many people prefer not to speak on a subject without thoughtful introspection first, and some prefer not to speak at all. This can make it difficult for leaders to receive the feedback they need from their coworkers and staff.

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Streamlining Safety at The Door with Our Newest Event Partner: CLEAR Health Pass

Event Farm

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Why our meetings are still full of lectures

Conferences that Work

Why are our meetings still full of lectures? Well, listen to and consider this June 11, 2021 quote from New York City Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams : [link]. With new technology of remote learning, you don’t need school children to be in a school building with a number of teachers.

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Swapcard & IMEX Team Up For Crossover Virtual Event

Event Age by Swapcard

In a first for the industry, two digital events are collaborating and providing simultaneous content to two different communities. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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SpotMe Trial

SpotMe Trial

How to Design Effective Reopening Guidelines That Resonate With Attendees

Picatic by Eventbrite

Eventbrite hosted the first-ever RECONVENE summit in May. The virtual networking and skillsharing event featured more than 20 talks and workshops from some of the most dynamic thinkers in the event world. We’re recapping the two-day event’s key takeaways on the blog.

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Tech Giant Cvent Teams Up With Encore to Get an Edge on Hybrid Events

EventMB

Event tech giant Cvent announced a strategic partnership with leading event production company Encore, signaling a new trend in event tech that redefines the term ‘end-to-end’ as in-person events return.

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AWS X GEVME: GEVME’s Transformation Through Robust Technology Infrastructure

GEVME

GEVME has been breaking the boundaries of the virtual event experience through its virtual event builder. It is fully customizable, secure, and scalable according to the requirement.

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Things to Do in Tampa Bay Weekend Guide

UNATION

Celebrate the Fourth, the fireworks, the food, and the fun, all happening in Tampa Bay this Independence Day! So much is going on this holiday weekend with events and fireworks for the entire family all weekend long, it’ll be a big celebration!

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Powerful Panels interview with Adrian Segar

Conferences that Work

Here’s my Powerful Panels interview with good friend and meeting panel doyen Kristin Arnold. During our 25 minutes together, we discussed various panel formats, their value, and how to structure and design powerful panel discussions into the larger context of meetings, conferences, and events.

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Attracting Exhibitors To Hybrid Events

Event Age by Swapcard

Before joining Swapcard in the fall of 2020, my first experience in the events industry was on the exhibitor side. I supported companies from all over the world in the development, preparation, and execution of their custom exhibitor booth projects.

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Priya Parker on Rethinking How and Why We Gather

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Eventbrite hosted the first-ever RECONVENE summit in May. The virtual networking and skillsharing event featured more than 20 talks and workshops from some of the most dynamic thinkers in the event world. We’re recapping the two-day event’s key takeaways on the blog.

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Hopin partners with LinkedIn in bid to transform the way we connect

EventMB

LinkedIn is investing in Hopin, both in cash and through an undisclosed platform-level partnership that also contemplates Streamyard. As the companies continue to bet on a future with virtual events this partnership could give Hopin an unassailable lead in the virtual event platform space.

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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.

How to use a Virtual Event Platform? – Quick Tips For A Successful Event

GEVME

In these unprecedented times, the age-old concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and events has seen an almost unbelievable and drastic change when you consider the glorious events put together by corporations and seasoned event companies in the past.

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End Game: How Event Marketers are Keeping Attendees from Leaving Early

Event Marketer

Breaking down the psychology of event engagement.

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Social learning is humans’ true superpower

Conferences that Work

What is humans’ true superpower? Hint: We’re not more intelligent than other species.] We can make a strong case that humans’ true superpower is social learning. Why am I writing about social learning on a blog that’s (mainly) about meeting design?

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Celebrating Pride Month with LGBTQ+ Voices from the Events Industry

Event Age by Swapcard

June is Pride month and Swapcard is celebrating LGBTQ+ voices. Event Experiences Event Community

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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.

Why Vaccines Are Key to Hosting Safe Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

Eventbrite hosted the first-ever RECONVENE summit in May. The virtual networking and skillsharing event featured more than 20 talks and workshops from some of the most dynamic thinkers in the event world. We’re recapping the two-day event’s key takeaways on the blog.

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Hopin Acquires Boomset in Bid to Conquer Hybrid and In-Person Events

EventMB

Hopin is acquiring Boomset to expand its offering into hybrid and in-person events. This latest acquisition announced Wednesday is part of Hopin’s multi-product strategy, focusing on adding onsite capabilities to its offering.

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How to use a Virtual Event Platform? – Quick Tips For A Successful Event

GEVME

In these unprecedented times, the age-old concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and events has seen an almost unbelievable and drastic change when you consider the glorious events put together by corporations and seasoned event companies in the past.

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Everything You Need To Know About Hybrid Event Staff!

Endless Events

The two hottest topics in the ever-evolving events industry right now are the long-awaited return to in-person events and hybrid events. But as our hosts Will and Brandt have said time and time again, it’s not about going back to how things were pre-COVID.

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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.

What’s New in Tampa Bay: 10+ Awesome Restaurants, Bars, and More

UNATION

Do you own a business in Tampa Bay? Convert fans and followers into customers this summer! Learn more. If you’re looking for something new in Tampa Bay , look no further! Our city is growing and we understand that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

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Hybrid Events: 100 Free Resources to Guarantee Success

Event Age by Swapcard

With 100 resources on hybrid events, this page has all you need to prepare for and execute a successful hybrid event. Event Experiences Event Tech Hybrid events

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How to Simplify Event Marketing (and Not Drown in Facebook Ads)

Picatic by Eventbrite

Save time and money with Eventbrite Boost If you’re an event creator who thinks about how to promote events, you’ve probably heard of Facebook Ads Manager. You’ve also heard that advertising on Facebook might be easier said than done.

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