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? Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post The top educational meeting format appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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.

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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

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

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? Meeting Planning Evolves. Many conference organizers have spent their careers in the rhythms, beats and melodies of meeting planning. It requires more than the traditional meeting planning skills we’ve developed.

2018 276

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. But only if you have the right tools and know-how.

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.

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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.

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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].

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

Meetings Market Survey: Small Meetings

PCMA Convene

Sixty-three percent of respondents to Convene’s Meetings Market Survey 2018 (compared to 64 percent in the 2017 survey) reported that they are booking their small meetings more than six months out. The graphics below highlight more survey results relating to small meetings.

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BYO Meeting Planner Survival Kit

Meeting Tomorrow

Every event has it’s pros and cons and as a meeting planner, event manager or marketer that runs events you know that the days can be long and challenging. Nicole Kleman is a Strategic Account Executive at Meeting Tomorrow. Kelly Greene is a Meeting Tomorrow Event Producer.

2019 74

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.”

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20 Ways to Modernize an Annual Meeting – Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

Most annual meetings have used the same template agenda for decades. Annual Business Meeting. Meet bylaw requirements by having a 30-minute session (max) that can be attended by those interested. Annual Meeting Brand.

2017 290

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 are infected by the trendy meeting bandwagon participation virus.

AMEX: Meetings Will Grow in 2019

Smart Meetings

Planners in the United States expect all types of meetings to grow in attendance in 2019, noting an anticipated 1.24 percent increase in internal meetings. percent) is expected for conferences, trade shows, senior leadership meetings and board meetings.

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Have I Met You Before? Three ways to minimize embarrassment when meeting people

Conferences that Work

This happens all the time As a facilitator of conferences and meetings, I meet and talk with hundreds of people every year. I don’t want to forget the people I meet — but my aging brain is less cooperative.

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AMEX M&E Meetings Marketplace Expands

Smart Meetings

. American Express Meetings & Events ’ suite of technology solutions for event professionals is now even more robust with the addition of Attendify and Splash as partners. More : AMEX M&E: Meetings App Usage to Rise by Almost 3% in 2019. “No

2019 65

5 Ways to Improve Your Office Meetings

Aventri

You might be an event pro planning external events for your organization or clients, but have you been finding that lately that your work meetings are ineffective, tiresome or boring? Meetings Management featured

2019 86

Create Powerful Meetings Instead of Power-over Meetings

Conferences that Work

All meetings incorporate power relationships that fundamentally affect their dynamics and potential. Traditional conferences unconsciously promote and sustain power imbalances between the “speakers” at the front of the room and the audience.

How to Develop an Event Budget for Your Meeting

Eventmobi

Developing an event budget is a crucial element when planning your meeting or event. Let’s take a look first at how you can determine what financial success means for your meeting or event before talking in more detail about cash flow. Plan a Budget For Your Meeting or Event.

2019 227

Meeting Room WIN!

Gallus Events

A few months ago I posted a view from a hotel bedroom and compared it to the view from a main meeting room in the same hotel. The bedroom view was brilliant, the meeting room view was terrible. The view from the two meeting rooms were just as good as the views from the bedrooms.

How Fewer Distractions Create More Effective Meetings

SmartMeetings

In a world filled with endless distraction and instant connectivity, planners today are looking for ways to capture attendee attention and keep them fully engaged during long days of meetings. More : The All-Inclusive Meetings Revolution.

2019 89

Hilton Launches Meetings-Focused Brand

Smart Meetings

With a focus on creating a better experience for business travelers and innovating the industry for meeting professionals, Hilton will be opening three new hotels under a new brand. of meeting space per key.

2019 75

Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status

Conferences that Work

You can improve meetings by de-emphasizing status. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status appeared first on Conferences That Work. Apart from my first book , I haven’t written much about status at events.

2019 219

Something is rotten in the state of meeting industry education

Conferences that Work

Over the last five years I’ve heard increasing concern from the meeting professionals community about the deterioration of the quality of our national industry conferences. A recent thread on the MECO community (a great resource for meeting professionals since 2006) describes numerous recent basic logistical failings, and points to what I see as symptoms of fundamental problems with meeting industry associations at the national level.

Infinite Loop Makes Meetings a Learning Experience

Smart Meetings

Meeting planners looking to technologically spice things up for their next meeting just might have the answer they’ve been looking for—Infinite Loop, a virtual-reality technology that turns meetings into an opportunity for experiential learning.

2019 106

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.

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Meetings Management: Connecting Your Goals to Your Meeting Spend

Aventri

“Fake it until you make it” is debatably good business practice but not when it comes to meetings management and return on investment (ROI). Without these practices, you’ll struggle to show the value of meeting spend to your company. featured Meetings Management

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. Here’s how the meetings industry is changing the game. With that, they’re also now the largest pool of potential meeting attendees. Control over the meeting agenda is moving to attendees.

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Meetings Market Survey: International Meetings, Attendees

PCMA Convene

Eighty-eight percent of respondents to Convene’s 28th Annual Meetings Market Survey said that it was more difficult for potential event registrants to obtain visas in 2018 than in 2017. Convene’s Meetings Market Survey was prepared for PCMA by Lewis Copulsky, principal, Lewis & Clark.

2019 52

Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

Velvet Chainsaw

At the time, a mere six years ago, the fledgling for-profit entity that wagered its future on the potential of virtual meetings staged sessions that were too heavily weighted toward the online audience in the verbal communication and moderation by the speakers. In my opinion, the perfect hybrid meeting. The post Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Event Technology engagement hyrbrid meetings virtual meetings

MPI Report: Meetings Becoming Shorter, More Frequent

Smart Meetings

The meetings industry is changing, and this is good news. The Fall 2018 Meetings Outlook by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) confirms that the industry is alive, well and thriving. Other survey findings included a trend of shorter, more frequent meetings.

Design your meeting BEFORE choosing the venue!

Conferences that Work

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! Event design meeting design venue contracting venue selectionHere’s why they do it, and why it’s a mistake. Read the full article at Conferences That Work. Related posts: Help Wanted—Venues for my participation techniques workshops! Please help me (and hopefully yourself)!

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Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences

Experient

With attendees from all over the world, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) uses a variety of strategies to create new and valuable meeting experiences. Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences.

2019 72

Meetings Market Survey: Expositions

PCMA Convene

Respondents to Convene’s Meetings Market Survey 2018 reported that, on average, attendance at their largest convention/meeting exposition in 2018 was 4,320 people, making 2018 the second year in a row the average number has dropped from the 2016 high of 5,211. Small Meetings.

2019 52

How Mobile Apps Make Meeting Planners Better

Quickmobile

Proving the value of meetings and events is often the single most difficult challenge faced by meeting planners. And it’s in using the real-time analytics provided by mobile event apps that meeting planners can get the data they need to do their jobs more easily and efficiently.

Surveys: Med/Pharma Meetings are Growing

Smart Meetings

The report, “In-Depth Look at Medical Meeting Content: What Drives HCPs to Attend, Engage and Learn,” assembled interviews from 12 major health care providers (HCPs) and found that due to the number of meetings vying for their precious time, attendees are more discerning than ever when making plans.

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. For example: Revenue models. Who actually paid for all that sybaritic F&B? You’ll never know.). Clients from hell.

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17 Aesthetically Pleasing Meeting Spaces to Spruce Learning

EventMB

Your meeting room should, of course, be functional and fit for purpose. The post 17 Aesthetically Pleasing Meeting Spaces to Spruce Learning by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Ideas meetings meeting planners meeting space meeting room meeting room design meeting profs

First Smart Meeting of 2019 Raised the Bar

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings founder and CEO Marin Bright. After a decade of bringing event professionals together to share strategies and learn about new ways to wow attendees, Smart Meetings pushed the format to pack in even more meaningful networking and sharing.

2019 98

Five Video Binges Just for Meeting Planners

Smart Meetings

Related: Smart Meetings’ Top 5 Videos of 2018. Grab your popcorn and head over to Smart Meetings TV for tips (anyone looking to relive decision fatigue?), treats (live or relive your favorite Smart Meeting event) and tricks (best of industry conferences at your fingertips).

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Smart Meetings Heads to IMEX America

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings’ Director of Marketing Jennifer Harrington (left) and founder and CEO Marin Bright (right), with Cheryl Rogers (middle), corporate events manager at Solara Medical Supplies, are on the ground at IMEX America.