The Hidden Costs Of Using The Wrong Event Technology (Or None At All)

Attendease

We’ve talked to a lot of corporate event planners who’ve gotten stuck using clunky, outdated software. We’ve also talked to corporate event planners who are still using spreadsheets to project manage and keep track of their event analytics (if you’re making the scream emoji face, we are too).

The four meeting professionals you meet in heaven

Conferences that Work

The essential characteristics of meeting professionals. If there is a heaven on earth in the event industry, there are four essential characteristics of successful meeting professionals you’ll meet there. So, good meeting professionals obsess about details.

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The meeting industry new normal

Conferences that Work

Many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a meeting industry new normal. We want to believe that, at some point, in-person meetings like the ones we’ve held for decades will return. And, as we’ll see, there will not be a meeting industry new normal.

2020 302

Control versus freedom at meetings

Conferences that Work

How can we design the optimum balance between control versus freedom at meetings? Unless your constituency is bound to your event via a requirement to earn CEUs, members can withhold their attendance or avoid sessions at will. — Why are they event owners?

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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.

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.)

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How to start online meetings on time

Conferences that Work

Is it possible to routinely start online meetings on time? Think about the last three meetings you attended. Why don’t scheduled meetings start on time? You will have to wait around until the host starts the meeting and lets you in. Only your meetings though.).

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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.

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The meeting industry new normal — Part 2

Conferences that Work

The meeting industry old normal is over, and many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a new normal. What will the meeting industry new normal look like? The meeting industry old normal. For most of human history, of course, this has been the only meeting option.

2020 286

No, I do not hate in-person meetings

Conferences that Work

I’d like to be clear that I don’t hate in-person meetings , despite what some have been posting recently on a Facebook group for meeting professionals: “Often wondered why so many on this feed hate live events.” The tension in the meeting industry.

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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 293

1:1 Video Meetings: Foster Real Conversations, Connections & Networking at Online Events

Eventmobi

With EventMobi’s 1:1 video meetings feature, it is now easier than ever for attendees to connect at your virtual event and have meaningful conversations with each other or with sponsors and exhibitors. With virtual events, the dynamic has changed. Internal company events.

2020 265

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 296

Top 10 Resources Every Meeting & Event Planner Needs in 2021

Attendease

As we approach the new year, what are the learnings we will apply to improve the way we manage events during a time of uncertainty? Our team at Attendease got together to share our favorite resources for event professionals, so you can learn the latest trends and ideas from industry experts.

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Which meeting design books should I buy?

Conferences that Work

Here are five meeting design books I especially recommend. Into the Heart of Meetings: Basic Principles of Meeting Design ( ebook or paperback ). In 2013, Eric de Groot and Mike van de Vijver published this unique, extraordinary, and important book on meeting design.

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? 80% of meeting professionals prefer f acilitated workshop-style, participatory sessions [ survey by M&C Research, April 2018 Meeting and Conventions magazine ]! Smart conference producers incorporate participatory sessions into their events.

Trust, safety, and learning at meetings

Conferences that Work

If people come to meetings to learn, how can we create the best environment for them to do so? It turns out that trust and safety are prerequisites for optimum learning at meetings. How we learn at meetings. The key learning modality at such meetings is peer learning.

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Are Online Meetings Reducing Our Collective Intelligence?

Conferences that Work

Are online meetings reducing our collective intelligence [CI] ? New research about online meetings. Translation: in the experimental setup used , the researchers found that online meeting participants were: better able to avoid interrupting each other; and. Event design

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Why our meetings are still full of lectures

Conferences that Work

Why are our meetings still full of lectures? When the leading candidate for the Mayor of New York City has this take on how people learn, perhaps it’s not so surprising that we’re still sitting through endless broadcast-style sessions at meetings and conferences.

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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.

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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 214

Do More With Your Event Budget at Your Next Meeting

Picatic by Eventbrite

This is a guest post by Marin Bright, the founder and CEO of Smart Meetings, a community of event professionals obsessed with inspiring brilliant experiences. Event professionals have a lot on their plate already, so budgeting for meetings is no easy feat. More often than not, these meetings come with high price tags — and […]. Business & Professional Event Budget Meetings Smart Meetings

2019 235

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. The post Virtual Meetings: 81 (Best) Tools, Ideas and Tips by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. But only if you have the right tools and know-how. We’ve looked at a lot of them (correction TONS of them) in this […].

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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.

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Tambourine Meetings Amplifier [Review]

EventMB

Meetings Amplifier by Tambourine is a 360-degree hotel digital marketing solution designed to increase meetings and group RFPs. Meetings Amplifier by Tambourine: What Is It? The post Tambourine Meetings Amplifier [Review] by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

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COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future

Conferences that Work

Here are my current thoughts about COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future. I am not focusing on hybrid meetings at the moment. Because I see little, if any, benefit of holding in-person meetings at this time.

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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. Related posts: Designing Participation Into Your Meetings No, that’s not me up on the stage, and that’s not the kind of session I’ll be leading next Tuesday, May 22, at the MPI New England 2012 Northeast Education.

2019 171

MEET THE CHANGE: How Germany’s First Hybrid Event Achieved Success

Eventmobi

With their first hybrid event MEET THE CHANGE, the German meetings industry association MEET GERMANY needed to deliver an innovative event format. MEET THE CHANGE in Numbers. The online component of MEET THE CHANGE took place in the EventMobi Virtual Space.

2020 247

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. Let’s start with… Three criteria for good seating while eating Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: The Solution Room—a powerful conference session There’s been a lot of interest in The Solution Room, a session that I co-facilitated last July at Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Orlando, Florida.

2018 176

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]. Ideas meetings meeting planners meeting design meeting profs meeting learning meeting facilitation corporate learning learning ideas meeting ideas corporate meetings

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How Will Hybrid Meetings Hit 2021 Budgets?

SmartMeetings

Who could have predicted a year ago that Zoom would be a major disruptive influence in the meetings industry? Now, conventional wisdom suggests that hybrid groups, which combine teleconferencing with person-to-person meetings, will be prevalent for the foreseeable future.

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How Independent Hoteliers Can Win More Meetings and Events

EventMB

The economic impact of pandemic is exposing weaknesses within the hospitality industry’s meetings and events lines of business, but independent hoteliers have an opportunity to position themselves to thrive as events return.

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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.

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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.

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How to Budget Realistically for Hybrid Meetings

SmartMeetings

When the world began staging hybrid and virtual events at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it did so out of necessity. Now that the world has staged virtual events for the better part of a year, it’s time to make sure these events meet your organization’s ongoing needs.

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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. The post How The Hague Is Helping Event Professionals With Meeting Design by The Hague Convention Bureau appeared first on [link]. Meeting Design meeting design event experience event engagement event destination meeting venues event impact

How Houston Is Preparing for a Busy Year of Meetings and Events

Skift

Skift Take: Covid-19 has shaken up the meetings and events industry. But with preparation and quick action — and safety top of mind — Houston First Corporation has set up the city for a bumper calendar of events in 2021 as the country looks toward recovery from the pandemic.

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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.

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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. When people are speaking about events , they are mostly likely talking about Special Events , which can be either corporate or not-for-profit.

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HBAA relaunches ‘Meet Safe, Meet Smart’ campaign

Prestige Events Magazine

HBAA has relaunched its ‘Meet Safe, Meet Smart’ (#MSMS) campaign with a supporting member action group to install consumer confidence to kick-start the meetings and events sector.

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