How venues can support meeting design

Gallus Events

I was recently referred to a hotel in Barcelona as a “meeting design expert” I popped along and had a look at a good (if rather too traditional) meetig space. I met with a couple of their senior team and tried to get handle on their interest in meeting design.

New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design

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That observation is at the heart of a new study that Sperstad, program director of the meeting and event management degree at Madison College, is writing with Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., Meetings and events are the strongest way to influence someone, because 95 percent of communication is nonverbal.

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The Next Biggest Thing In Events

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Meeting Design Event Design future meeting design next big thing trendsWhat’s the next biggest thing in the event industry? Hint, it may not be what you are thinking about. I get this question at every event, interview, webinar, guest post I participate in.

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16 Inevitable Ways To Make Event Attendees Happy

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Meeting Design attendees event planning customer service EventProfs user experience meeting design event attendees attendee satisfactionAs event planners we strive to make our event attendees happy and make a long lasting impression.

12 Ideas to Help Attendees Manage Information Overload at Events

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Meeting Design attendees meeting design information overloadProtect your attendees from information overload, which can cause mental paralysis and lack of focus. Don’t allow too much of a good thing to ruin your event. Here are a few ideas to keep that from happening.

Lessons from Anguilla: What meeting designers can learn from religious services

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And yes, I admit it, during the second day of my vacation while enjoying the harmonies I hear, I’m jolted to think about religious meeting design…. Religious services are thought to be around 300,000 years old — by far the oldest form of organized meeting that humans have created.

12 Engagement and Presentation Ideas To Give Your Speakers

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An Event Planner’s Guide to Engaging Room Layouts

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Find out which are the best seating layouts for different events and some ways to mix it up with more unusual layouts to increase engagement in meeting design. When planning an event or meeting, one of the hardest parts […].

More, More and More: How The Event Industry Got it All Wrong

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Meeting Design #eventtech choice event industry event marketing meeting design sponsorshipThe event industry is simply amazing. The constant strive for excellence and the obsession to be at the top of the game makes our environment unique.

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100 Virtually Free Event Planning Ideas

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We have all worked on events with a great vision but no budget to match. Here are 100 ideas to help you create an amazing event that cost next to nothing when funds are limited. It can be hard not to be disheartened when you have a virtually non-existent event budget and still want to […].

Millennials: The Best Excuse For Running Awful Events

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Meeting Design #proudeventprof events MillennialsEverybody is freaking out. The buzzword of the moment is scaring marketing and event professionals around the world. Who are Millennials? Should we be scared? Millennials are coming and they are going to take over the world.

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Can You Come to the Front Please?

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Meeting Design conferences meeting design engagement Layout seating front row event problemsYou’ve heard it time and time again at a conference near you. Nobody wants to sit on the front row. Why is that and why it does not happen at other events? Picture this.

25 Corporate Event Ideas To Steal

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Ideas event planning EventProfs event ideas meeting design event sponsorship event branding corporate event planner corporate event corporate corporate event ideasBusiness environments need to be navigated differently so here’s some ideas for planning your next corporate event.

The Secrets Behind Conference Engagement

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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. So you’re holding a conference.

101 Event Planning Ideas For Under $100

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For limited budgets here are a variety of event planning ideas that you can accommodate for under $100. When the budget is running out, or you don’t have that much to begin with, low-cost ideas can be just what you need to ensure your event is a success or add some special touches.

Why Your Conference Should be Target-Audience Obsessed

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In order to design relevant education and networking experiences at our conferences, we need to be focused to the point of obsession with our target audience. The first heat map shows the percent of loyal attendees by region, who tend to go anywhere your meeting is being held.

Architecting Your Event For Success. Better Experience = Better Events [Webinar]

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Join us for this free webinar to learn how to better design your events for success. In today’s experience-driven world, engaging and motivating your meeting and incentive guests is essential. Meeting Design Event Design experience meeting design Webinar

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Design your meeting BEFORE choosing the venue!

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I love my meeting design clients, but there is one mistake I see them making over and over again. Clients invariably ask me to help design their meeting after they’ve chosen a venue! Face The Fear—Then Change Your Conference Design! Want to see my 6 minute 40 second Pecha Kucha presentation Face The Fear—Then Change Your Conference Design! Event design meeting design venue contracting venue selection

Design-Driven Project Management for Event Planners

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It’s time to embrace design-driven project management. The post Design-Driven Project Management for Event Planners by Christina Green appeared first on [link]. Meeting Design project management project manager meeting design

6 Ways Coachella Is Redefining Concert Events

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Meeting Design coachella concert concertsThink concerts are all the same from a hosting standpoint? Coachella Music and Arts Festival sets the bar high. Here’s how it’s redefining the concert space.

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Embracing the Dark Side of Event Planning

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Meeting Design dark event planning event planningDeath and destruction don’t have to be bad things. Some crowds actively seek these thrills out, at least historically speaking. Take a look at the trend of “dark” event planning. It’s not a scary as you think. Or is it? Zombie runs.

16 Event Room Layouts That Scream Success

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7 Steps to Align Face-to-Face Meetings with Organization Strategy

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Because we’ve done it every year is not a good reason to run a meeting! The post 7 Steps to Align Face-to-Face Meetings with Organization Strategy by Eric Rozenberg appeared first on [link]. Now more than ever we need to get a greater return from our events.

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Who’s the Ken Bone of Your Event?

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Event Trends #bonezone attendee engagement audience participation engagement Ken Bone meeting designKen Bone is unanimously the winner of the latest presidential debate. Do you have a Ken Bone in your event?

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10 Conferences That Excel at Exclusive VIP Experiences

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Meeting Design VIP vip experience exclusivity upgradesDo you want attendees to squeal like pre-teens at their first boy band concert? Then consider offering exclusive experiences and upgrades at your next event. Read on for examples you can apply to your events.

The Evolution of Apple Events

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Meeting Design apple apple events marketing product launchApple is a household name and events are a massive part of their marketing strategy. Here are some key events they have hosted and how their approach has developed over the years, culminating in today’s special event.

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Finding a creative venue and what to look for

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Too many venues, especially hotels, are still designed and to house traditional conferences. If you want to run a creative conference, one that uses Meeting Design you have to find a venue that will really support your conference. Meeting Design Venues

30 Examples of Beautiful User Experience in Events

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Meeting Design #eventprof Catering eventbranding eventcatering eventdecor events eventstyle eventwelcome userexperience UXA lot of elements go into every event and help to build the user experience. Here are 30 examples of great UX from real life events to inspire you.

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The production line approach to meeting design

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I have always used the metaphor of a production line to explain the need for meeting design. The production line approach to Meeting Design. The post The production line approach to meeting design appeared first on Gallus Events.

The five keys to great conference content

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3 Use meeting design to create the framework for great content. With these first two steps covered: bringing together the content expert and the programme expert, the next step was to add some meeting design. That’s Meeting Design.

The effects of meeting space design

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Especially if the room design has nothing else than the traditional chairs and/or tables. The design of the physical meeting space should also be seen as the body language of a meeting. Following are five design principles to consider using in your own meetings.

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The five keys to great conference content

Gallus Events

3 Use meeting design to create the framework for great content. With these first two steps covered: bringing together the content expert and the programme expert, the next step was to add some meeting design. That’s Meeting Design.

How to Navigate the Dreaded Design by Committee Event

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Yet some organizations and clients insist upon a ‘design by committee’ approach, which possibly compromises your reputation. The post How to Navigate the Dreaded Design by Committee Event by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Meeting Design design meeting design design by committe

Conference Programme Template

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Every programme should reflect the slight differences in the audience; those delivering the content; the physical space in which the meeting takes place; the budget, and a good few other aspects too! Add some meeting design. Designing the breakouts is definitely an art!

Professional event organisers posted missing at many events

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Festivals and outdoor Meeting Design Rallies and demonstrationsEveryone seems to be an event organiser these days. You can’t walk down a street or pop into a shop without seeing various flyers, leaflets or notices advertising events. Our industry has never been so buoyant.

Learn About Event Live Streaming, Event Influencers to Follow, and More

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This list includes tips for event live streaming, managing event tech, content creation, and meeting design. Last year was the year was when live streaming really entered the mainstream.

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Event Review: Event Strategy, London, May 2016

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The programme was designed to lessen the strain for the events professional and I am sure the content will have helped those organisers who attended. They used Meeting Design. Associations Behavioural Change Conferences & Congresses Gallus Events visits Meeting Design

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How to improve your meeting outcomes

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Meetings are an important tool in any business, but they can often go awry. Poorly planned meetings can cause more harm than good. So how can you improve meeting outcomes and what is the best way to get the most out of your team? Same meeting rooms, same meetings.

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17 things I learned running an online event

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As a firm believer of “meeting design” : the principle of texturising content to avoid it being stale and boring, we made sure we integrated meeting design into the programme. We chose a big, bright and well lit meeting room.

Avoid this common mistake when planning meeting programs

Conferences that Work

Although I have good reasons to champion meeting designs where the participants get to choose what they want and need to discuss and learn rather than a program committee , there is invariably a place for some predetermined presentations at conferences.