The top educational meeting format

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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

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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

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 170

Do More With Your Event Budget at Your Next Meeting

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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.

2019 254

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.

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 305

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].

The Secret to Having Great Onsite Meetings

Hubb

meetings management event management event planning Sales Meetings at Events Executive MeetingsWhen I attend an event, I want to make sure that I’m getting full value of the time I’m onsite. With limited hours, I don’t want to let any of them go to waste.

2020 52

Three ways to create truly surprising meetings

Conferences that Work

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. Because meeting professionals want to minimize the likelihood of unexpected surprises during execution of the events, there’s a tendency to unconsciously minimize planned surprises for the attendees.

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

When Good Meetings Go Bad

SmartMeetings

Chilling tales from the front and how meeting profs saved the day. Smart Meetings asked veteran convention center habitues for their real-life, unexpected encounters with such blizzards of doom and put together a handy guide for recovering with grace and charm.

2020 63

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 319

Handling a meeting question that isn’t

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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 245

Virtual Meetings Lower Costs … and Interaction

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“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 229

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

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.

Proving the Value of your Onsite Meetings

Hubb

Meeting planners know events are valuable. And, as I’ve talked about before , face-to-face meetings are probably the most valuable part of events. meetings management event management event planning Sales Meetings at Events Executive Meetings

2020 52

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 174

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Skift

Meetings & Events meetings meetingsiq simple meetings20 December 2019: Eighth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Abu Dhabi.

2020 66

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.

2017 226

Coronavirus Impact Mounts on Meetings Sector

Skift

Meetings & Events meetings meetingsiqSecurity officials in Beijing give instructions in the public transportation system amid the coronavirus outbreak. Travelers are on alert for coronavirus across the Asia-Pacific region.

2020 54

Meetings Industry Association celebrates another successful year

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has seen continual growth and retention through 2019, highlighting the particular value of its role during challenging trading conditions. Conference News News meetings Meetings Industry Association mia

2020 55

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.

2017 153

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.

2018 267

The Advent Of Meeting Automation For Events

Endless Events

Turn your mics on, it’s time to explore meeting automation for events! On this week’s Event Tech Podcast, we’re tackling meeting automation for events. Meeting automation can do wonders for any business in terms of organization.

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Skift

Meeting to bring participants from various country programmes of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) & WSSCC. Meetings & Events hilton instant booking meetings meetingsiq

2020 54

These Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Downtown Phoenix — and Capturing the Attention of Meeting Planners

Skift

Skift Take: Entrepreneurs are opening dynamic businesses across Phoenix, generating additional momentum for the meeting-friendly destination.

2019 97

Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism

Skift

Increasingly, meeting planners are choosing sustainable locations and organizing activities focused on the environment. Meetings & Events global dmc partners meetings meetingsiq sustainability

2019 103

Ideas for Increasing Engagement at Meetings

Event Leadership Institute

It’s no secret that attendees who are engaged at meetings retain information more effectively than those who aren’t. In addition, engaged attendees are much more likely to walk away from a meeting or event feeling like they gained something of value. Smarticle. READ TIME: 2 minutes.

2020 63

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

2017 218

Pitching Personalized Boutique Meeting Spaces Over Cavernous Convention Halls

Skift

Meetings & Events boutique hotels boutique meetings convene etc venues meetinfsiqA networking space at one of Etc. Venues' properties in central London. Venues Skift Take: As the boutique trend sweeps the events industry, a handful of venue providers are jostling for top spot.

2019 89

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.

2017 278

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.

2019 99

Meet Inspiration In Bermuda

BizBash

From turquoise water and pink-sand beaches to historic shipwrecks and mysterious caves, in Bermuda, inspiration comes naturally. Let the mystery

2018 163

New Research: Navigating New Opportunities for Meetings and Events in 2020

Skift

Skift Take: Meeting and event planners need to constantly restrategize as the industry steps into a new age of rapid innovation and digitalization. Meetings & Events cwt cwt meetings and events gen z meetings and events millennials

2020 99

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.

Future Meeting Space research zooming in on purpose of meetings

Event Industry News

What’s the purpose of meetings and what’s their role in organisations’ communications mix? Meetings and events play a vital role in global economic and social transformation. Conference News News Events Research Future Meeting Space German Convention Bureau meetings PCMA

2020 52

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! 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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Five Innovative Meeting Formats

PCMA Convene

Attendees who want more from their meetings don’t want to sit and listen passively to a formal presentation. Welcome to the era of disrupted meetings, in good company with other industries and institutions whose established norms are being taken down to the studs.