Schedule breaks during online meetings!

Conferences that Work

Providing downtime during any meeting is important , but it’s especially important to schedule breaks during online meetings. What happens if you don’t schedule breaks during online meetings. Hopefully they explained that at the start of the meeting.)

2020 299

Please don’t call them virtual meetings

Conferences that Work

I’ve been noticing a strange trend, ever since COVID-19 caused just about all bread and butter meetings to vanish. Suddenly, people are calling the meetings we’re holding these days virtual meetings. Why the rise of the phrase “virtual” meetings?

2020 248

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Should meetings be efficient?

Conferences that Work

Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events. you need to design meetings that are inefficient.

2020 198

The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. The meeting industry is reeling under a wave of cancellations, postponements, and uncertainty. 1—Virtual meetings will replace many broadcast-style meeting sessions.

2020 293

CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

The top educational meeting format

Conferences that Work

What’s an Ideal Meeting? April 2018, Meetings and Conventions Magazine Do you incorporate participatory sessions into your events? Smart conference producers incorporate participatory sessions into their events.

Who goes next — protocols for online meetings

Conferences that Work

“Free discussions” at meetings frequently suffer from the same phenomenon. If you want to support everyone’s right to share at a meeting, you’ll need to facilitate what happens via defining and agreeing on who can speak, and when, and for how long.

2020 196

Virtual Meetings: 81 (Best) Tools, Ideas and Tips

EventMB

Virtual meetings can be a cost-saving or revenue-generating option as an event planner. When it comes to virtual meeting event tech, there are several categories and types of tools you can use.

Leadership for meetings

Conferences that Work

What might leadership for meetings look like? “ —Harold Jarche, work in 2018 Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Leadership for meetings appeared first on Conferences That Work.

Seating while Eating at Meetings

Conferences that Work

It’s no Comedians in Cars getting Coffee , but here’s my draft script for Seating while Eating at Meetings. Event design comfort communal table connection distractions eating intimacy lack of distractions maximal intimacy meals meeting round table rounds seating

2018 221

Who goes first — protocols for online meetings

Conferences that Work

” at meetings. When everyone shares at a meeting, someone has to start! Face-to-face and online meetings have different signaling options, which I described in detail last week. Last week I shared protocols for “ who goes next ?”

2020 156

Virtually There: Tech Meetings

SmartMeetings

Tech companies tested virtual meetings before they were cool. Smart Meetings talked to the planners behind the alt-launch and a bevy of other experts in streaming meetings and found out the answer is: “A lot.”. Digital meetings yield some of these goals better than others.

2020 72

17 Meeting Ideas to Encourage Learning Retention

EventMB

Meetings are a necessity in terms of everyday working life and also creating smaller gatherings or workshops as part of a larger business event can be fruitful if done right. The post 17 Meeting Ideas to Encourage Learning Retention by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

Give meeting-goers many options!

Conferences that Work

Today’s meetings need to give meeting-goers many options, not just a few. To be enjoyable and productive, meetings need white space : free time for attendees to do what they want and need to do. Predetermined meeting programs silence attendee voices in the same way.

2019 164

Flipping the Script on Training Meetings

Aventri

We hear a lot about increasing engagement and creating "wow" factor with event technology at large events, trade shows, and conferences, but rarely do we hear about it playing a role in internal meetings. Meetings Management featured

2018 210

6 Great Virtual Meeting Icebreakers

SmartMeetings

Whether it’s a short introductory icebreaker or a team-building activity, icebreakers, bonding breakouts and trust exercises have become commonplace at meetings and events. Yet these kinds of activities are often missing in virtual meetings. Speed Meeting.

2020 89

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. Determine What Financial Success Means For Your Meeting or Event. Review and Track Your Event Budget.

2019 238

Time Capsules, Time Machines And Evolution Of Traditional Meeting Planners

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your annual meeting more like a time capsule or a time machine? Events that are like time machines invest in preparing their audience for what’s coming around the corner. Meeting Planning Evolves. It requires more than the traditional meeting planning skills we’ve developed.

2018 295

The Advent Of Meeting Automation For Events

Endless Events

Turn your mics on, it’s time to explore meeting automation for events! Particularly what it means to the world of events. On this week’s Event Tech Podcast, we’re tackling meeting automation for events. It could be all kinds of meetings.

2019 99

BLM Action Items for Meeting Planners

SmartMeetings

Do the widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests calling for an end to racial bias in all its forms leave you wondering how meeting planners can join the struggle against the long history of discrimination? The post BLM Action Items for Meeting Planners appeared first on Smart Meetings.

2020 85

5 Tips for Designing Engaging Virtual Meetings

SmartMeetings

Virtual meetings require careful design to keep attendees engaged and deliver value for the hosts. But how do you translate the energy and insights from a face-to-face meeting through a computer screen? Attendees come to events to learn something.

When Good Meetings Go Bad

SmartMeetings

Chilling tales from the front and how meeting profs saved the day. Do you ever feel like an icy snowball the size of a ballroom has fallen on your perfectly planned event, forcing you to scramble to protect everyone while making everything look perfectly natural?

2020 103

Events vs. Meetings

Social Tables

It seems that nowadays the words meetings and events are thrown around interchangeably. First and foremost: All meetings are events but not all events are meetings. All meetings are events but not all events are meetings Click To Tweet.

2016 99

How The Hague Is Helping Event Professionals With Meeting Design

EventMB

The average employee attends approximately 62 meetings per month. Multiply that by 12, and you already have an impressive yearly figure – yet this is only a tiny part of more than three billion annual meetings, worldwide. This is a sponsored post written by The Hague Convention Bureau.

Three ways to create truly surprising meetings

Conferences that Work

I’ll bet that even today, if you asked attendees what they remembered about the event, most would immediately recall the There Was No Coffee moment. Experienced meeting planners know that every meeting has its share of unexpected surprises. Minimizing surprises like CoffeeGate is default behavior for meeting planners. Surprising Meetings But not all meeting surprises are bad.

2018 148

45 Questions To Ask Before Meeting With A Virtual Event Production Company

Endless Events

If you’re planning a virtual event, you’ll want to have a meeting with a virtual event production company ASAP. But going into a meeting with a virtual event production company unprepared will only drag on the process. Standard Event Questions.

2020 96

5 reasons to measure business value of meetings

Plan Your Meetings

Meeting and event professionals can no longer wholly rely on satisfaction measurements to justify spend, and as they seek to determine the true business value that their meetings drive, they are finding the added benefit of heightened roles within their organizations.

2018 226

Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

We’ve all experienced the meeting question that isn’t. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Handling a meeting question that isn’t appeared first on Conferences That Work.

2019 232

Incorporating Virtual Elements in Future of Meetings

SmartMeetings

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reporting on FICP Chats about the future of meetings. Role clarity when selecting a virtual meeting platform was an area where participants noted an opportunity for improvement within their organizations. Virtual Event Preparation.

2020 67

Booking Group Business in the Future of Meetings

SmartMeetings

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series reporting on FICP Chats about the future of meetings. See also : Meeting Profs Demonstrate Community and Resiliency on #MeetingsChat. The situation was much different with participants who were sending out RFPs for future-year events.

2020 95

The Online Meeting Resource Guide

SmartMeetings

Do you know how to break the ice when face to face with 50 of your closest online meeting pals? 6 Great Virtual Meeting Icebreakers. Whether it’s a short icebreaker or a team-building activity, icebreakers have become commonplace at virtual meetings and events.

2020 62

5 Ways the Meetings Industry is Changing the Face of Events

Social Tables

Change is imminent — and in the meetings industry, it’s upon us. From more engaging, holistic experiences to the the bold new expectations of “bleisure,” event planners and suppliers are racing to adapt in an industry that’s as dynamic as it’s ever been.

2018 138

Virtual Meetings Lower Costs … and Interaction

Conferences that Work

“Intel’s annual meeting was entirely virtual. ” — Steven Davidoff Solomon , New York Times, Online Shareholders’ Meetings Lower Costs, but Also Interaction. A virtual meeting eliminates the potential for a public relations disaster.”

2016 216

How Manny’s Moved Its People-Powered Meeting Place Online

Picatic by Eventbrite

Emanuel Yekutiel envisioned a people-powered meeting place with a rich social activism component. A combination restaurant, political bookshop, and civic events space, Manny’s brings in all sorts of individuals […].

2020 212

5 Tips for Pivoting to Digital Meetings

SmartMeetings

That often means holding meetings and events to engage your employees, customers and partners. Based on our data, we anticipate a majority of internal (town halls, sales conferences) and external meetings will at least partially be virtual for at least the next six months.

2020 94

Meeting & event restrictions eased in Hamburg – Outdoor events up to 1,000 people; indoor events up to 650 people

Event Industry News

The restrictions around meetings and events in Hamburg have been relaxed. On 1 July, the Hamburg State released new regulations for the business events industry as follows: · Indoor events with fixed seating – 650 people max.

2020 76

The meeting industry’s biggest dirty secret

Conferences that Work

There are some things that the meeting industry doesn’t like to talk about in public. Event design a letter to myself change evaluation event outcomes long-term outcomes ROI secrets The Reminder

2017 282

Create Powerful Meetings Instead of Power-over Meetings

Conferences that Work

All meetings incorporate power relationships that fundamentally affect their dynamics and potential. Event design allies partnership power power-over power-with Tom Atlee

2017 215

5 Meeting Industry Trends That Are Changing the Face of Events

Social Tables

Meetings don’t look how they used to. Today, planners are racing to adapt to trends that make conferences and events more engaging and dynamic than ever before. But when it comes to trends, where should meeting industry professionals put their focus? And more events.)

2018 133

How Airbnb is Moving into the Meeting Space

Aventri

Considering that it has dramatically affected the worlds of transportation and travel, the shared economy is something today's meeting and event planners should be paying attention to, especially with Airbnb's recent push into the meeting space. Meetings Management featured

2018 178