2018

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. Customer loyalty is the cornerstone for your event’s success. And your customer loyalty is built upon making your common conference uncommon. Routine Been-There-Done-That Conferences.

The Ultimate Guide to Corporate Event Planning

GEVME

As Peter Drucker once said, “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” When organising a successful party or a business meeting for one of the most demanding category of event-goers, corporate staff, you need a well-laid-out plan. How do you know what bells and whistles will wow your audience? How do you manage your event team? And how do you ensure nothing gets lost in the shuffle?

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8 Event Practices to Leave Behind in 2018

BizBash

Each year, the event industry sees a number of prominent practices that serve to elevate events—and an equal amount of

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The Future of Event Planning: The 2020 Vision

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Omnience. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. From unbelievable event technology to a revitalized focus on personalized learning environments and attendees’ work/life balance, the future of event planning in 2020 looks bright. In this post, we discuss the digital world’s influence on attendees’ experiences, the next level of […]. The post The Future of Event Planning: The 2020 Vision by Omnience appeared first on [link].

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

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. A working content strategy doesn’t simply showcase the assets of an event, it also helps you boost registrations, increase brand recognition, and define the way people interact at events. So how do you actually sit down and write content that will make your event perfect? Obviously, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Still, there are some efficient practices you can use.

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More Trending

When association leadership loses its way

Conferences that Work

Is it OK for a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit association to make large profits, pay its four top executives well over $1M per year, and yet do little for its members? In an astonishing article , Professor Dorothy Vera Margaret Bishop, FRS FBA FMedSci , who is Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford shares an example of an association that’s guilty of all of the above.

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How to Win at Negotiating AV Prices for Events

Endless Events

Have AV quotes bamboozled you before? You’re not alone there. And if you don’t understand the quote, it can be tricky to know how to negotiate on the price , or if you hold any power to negotiate whatsoever! The good news is, you do have that power. And all you need to put it into action is a little knowledge, which we’re about to arm you with. Get started with negotiating AV prices by: Learning AV lingo. Asking for quote walkthroughs. Establishing payment terms ahead of time.

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. Try and relax, picture a good event and try and get a good nights sleep. All solid advice. However for many #eventprofs the day before is a very stressful time indeed.

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Do Not Be Seduced By Meeting Fads Or Conference Trends

Velvet Chainsaw

Most conference and meeting professionals want the coolest, hippest, latest ideas and trends for their events. We are on the hunt for the next meeting, seating, session format, technology, and food and beverage fad. We want to know what unique things other conferences are doing so we can borrow their ideas. We pursue fads, gimmicks and trends as the silver bullets of our conference woes. We expend resources searching for the mysterious conference trend panacea.

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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.

5 Best Practices for Designing Event Merchandise

Attendease

You’ve decided on the type of event you’re going to hold. You’re ready to start spreading the word on your organization’s social media accounts. You’re crafting a registration landing page that any attendee will find easy to use.The only thing missing is memorable merchandise that will commemorate your event and spread the word about your organization.

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Why events are one of the most effective recruitment method

Eventory

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. Events are one of the most effective recruitment methods and an excellent way to accomplish recruitment goals in a reasonable time span. Read more to learn why.

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How to Build a Successful WWDC Conference | Jessie Char from Layers

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Jessie is the co-founder of Layers , a three-day conference where people talk about design and technology. As a former Apple employee and current enthusiast, speakers specializing in iOS design and development are among the highlights of Jane's Layers each year. It's become a very popular WWDC event each year. In fact, iMore listed Layers as their "hands-down favourite" event of WWDC (and not just because of its famous snacks ).

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Event Management Platforms: Technology and The Experience of Planning Events

Eventmobi

Learn about the top event management platform that event planners are using to save time and effort when managing their meetings and events. I remember the state of the meeting and events industry when we first started EventMobi about 10 years ago. Event apps were the new technology on the block for event planners. Back then, it was tough to convince planners that engaging attendees via their mobile devices could be an integral part of the event experience. There were lots of concerns.

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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.

Digital Can Reinvent Your Event Experiences. Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

From the need to deliver a fully-mobile UX for people on the go, through super-easy navigation around and in the venue, to informing attendees in real time, event apps and engagement platforms revolutionize event management. Guest blogger Mark McCloskey of HRG Consulting shares tips on how to best use technology to leverage the tidal wave of digital change and create memorable experiences.

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The Future of Event Tech, According to Jim Spellos

Connect Your Meetings

Jim Spellos, president of Meeting U. , is a technology guru when it comes to what’s new, trending and obsolete. He is also a great resource for conference attendees, as he delivers more than 150 seminars annually to share his expertise. He will be speaking at Connect in Salt Lake City, Aug, 23-25.

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Your Complete Guide to Breaking Into the Event Planning Business

Eventbrite UK

You love meeting new people, are calm under pressure and brilliant at prioritising tasks. But is the event planning business right for you? Whether you’re a student looking for advice on how to break into the event planning business or an experienced professional wanting to change tracks, this guide can help guide your way. Discover […]. The post Your Complete Guide to Breaking Into the Event Planning Business appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

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Being Present in the Age of the Mind Outside the Brain

Conferences that Work

The other day, Celia and I were walking in Boston’s beautiful Arnold Arboretum when she asked me who’d responded to an email I’d sent. When I pulled out my phone to answer her question, she said she felt she was walking with a third person, a stranger.

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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.

11 Sensational Staycation Ideas for the Holiday Break

Picatic by Eventbrite

Event planning is a 24/7 job — which means even your vacations are interrupted by texts, calls, and emails marked “URGENT” from your staff. That’s why taking some time off to enjoy some downtime at home during the holidays is the best kind of vacation: It’s the one time of year when no one else is […]. The post 11 Sensational Staycation Ideas for the Holiday Break appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event Planning Holidays Lifestyle

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Organically Grown Event Tech Live Challenged The Critics and Won

EventTechBrief

By Allie Gardner. A little more than six years ago, Adam Parry, a self-proclaimed “tech guy,” noticed a void in his industry. While technology was completely transforming other industries in the UK, the events industry seemed mostly to be living in the dark ages. Recognizing that event technology could be a new area of exploration for Event Industry News, Parry’s online magazine, he began writing articles on the subject.

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Developing Your Conference Story Arc To Activate Participants’ Brains

Velvet Chainsaw

Applying a story arc to the conference can activate participants’ brains. And you want stimulated, motivated engaged brains during your event for sure! A story arc is an extended, continuous storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television series, comic books, video games, films etc. Each episode follows a dramatic arc with the story unfolding over several episodes.

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The Top 500 People in Events

BizBash

Meet the Top 500 people in the meeting and event industry in North America. Actually, it’s likely you’ve met many

2018 175

A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

How Design Thinking Camp organizers cope with event communication plan? [Interview]

Eventory

Communication is one of the pillar aspects of organizing an event. It doesn’t matter what are the sides of it, the information flow needs to be effective and undisturbed. Nowadays, in the times of constant change and immensity of tasks to do, we seek for ways to improve the efficiency of our work. Accumulation of responsibilities was not a problem for the organizers of the Design Thinking Camp. Today, we spoke about what they did to lessen the difficulties in event communication.

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Attending a Conference Checklist: 17 Insights to Help You Get Ready For Any Conference

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

We all forget something when we go to conferences. Links

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7 Huge Event Planning Trends Spotted at MPI WEC 2018

Eventmobi

Professionals often attend industry events to improve their craft and network with peers. But for an event planner, it’s also an opportunity to “borrow” (read: steal) creative ideas for their next event. After spending the past week at MPI WEC 2018 (one of the largest annual gatherings for meeting professionals), I experienced what it’s like for an organization to pull out all the stops to create a truly memorable experience for events planners (who have seen and done it all).

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How to Build Better Attendee Evaluations to Determine Event ROI

SmartMeetings

A big-picture approach and the right templates generate the most useful results. Last month , we addressed how planners can become more hands-on in content creation and speaker preparation. But the only way to prove to executive stakeholders the value the planner added is by effectively measuring the business benefit of that event’s formal and informal sessions. Yes, most every meeting has after-the-fact attendee evaluations.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

How Social Media is Impacting Exhibition Stand Designs

Attendease

Social Media has infiltrated every area of modern life and exhibitions are no different. Every one attending or presenting uses social media in some way. One of the benefits of social media for business is its speed: you can test concepts and ideas quickly to see if they work. This ability to quickly speak to your audience gives you an opportunity when designing your stand to refine your concept for maximum impact.

Avoid 2 Common Event Planning Pitfalls With These Strategies

Eventbrite UK

You have a vision for what your event will look like in five or ten years. But if you want to make it a reality, there are a couple of challenges that could stop you from achieving that dream. However, with insight gathered by your event technology, unexpected surprises can be minimised or avoided altogether. […]. The post Avoid 2 Common Event Planning Pitfalls With These Strategies appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

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We are biased against truly creative event design

Conferences that Work

We are biased against creativity. Though most people say they admire creativity, research indicates we actually prefer inside -the-box thinking. “In an article for Slate, Jessica Olien debunks the myth that originality and inventiveness are valued in US society: “This is the thing about creativity that is rarely acknowledged: Most people don’t actually like it.” ” She cites academic studies indicating that people are biased against creative minds.

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