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.”

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.

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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)!

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.

The effects of meeting space design

Plan Your Meetings

Creating a space design where the atmosphere and physical set-up immediately embraces the participants with a feeling of comfort and safety is the best start to a meeting that you can give your participants. Following are five design principles to consider using in your own meetings.

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11 Meetings You Need for an Awesome Event


Meetings often have a bad reputation as a good way of wasting time but these eleven types of actions will ensure everyone’s on track and working towards a successful event. Meetings get a bad wrap: “A meeting is an event in which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”

Top 10 new terminologies every meeting planner needs to know.


A while back we addressed the top terminologies every meeting planners needs to know. Surely perhaps one of the most used new words amongst meeting planners. Not much time has passed and a handful of new words have snuck into our professional vernacular.

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.

Report: What Planners Want Now in Meeting Rooms


Though technology and real-life experiences often clash, in the case of meeting planners the two event elements are equally important

12 Ways Eventprofs Can Stop Meeting Overload


Meetings, while helpful, can be a massive drain on time and resources and not always the most productive use of your time. For the busy eventprof here is how to get more from your meetings. The post 12 Ways Eventprofs Can Stop Meeting Overload by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

10 Effective Meeting Icebreakers

Smart Meetings

One of the greatest challenges that meeting planners face is to facilitate a meeting that truly engages attendees. One of the best ways to ensure your meeting gets off to a great start is by planning a fun and casual icebreaker activity.

Meeting Trends: Millennials Favor In-Person Over Online Meetings

Smart Meetings

Great news, meeting professional : Your career is safe. The poll results overwhelmingly indicated most Americans believe events and in-person meetings are more effective than online experiences—and that positive change requires connecting with one another in person. “As

6 Tips for December Meetings

Smart Meetings

Planning a meeting in December can be stressful. Host the meeting earlier in the week to avoid scheduling conflicts with attendees needing to duck out early for holiday parties and other social obligations. The post 6 Tips for December Meetings appeared first on Smart Meetings.

5 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.

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2016


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The Meeting Planning Industry Needs a Lasting Strategy


On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Christy Lamagna, Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Meetings and Events. Our discussion focuses on the need for the planning industry, and meeting professionals to be more strategic to insure long-term success.

When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

I asked Meyer what this might mean for North American–based meeting professionals whose conferences are now attracting participants from around the globe. Which, in turn, requires flexibility on the part of time-obsessed North American meeting organizers. Erin Meyer.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2017: #1 C2 Montréal


C2 Montréal is one of those rare events that has established a distinct identity through constant innovation—and a faithful following from

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Most Innovative Meetings 2017: #2 Airbnb Open


As Airbnb global head of alternative marketing Sarah Goodnow and her team began making plans for the 2016 Airbnb Open

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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.

Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

Smart Meetings

There were more international association meetings than ever last year, but on average the meetings had fewer participants, reports the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The post Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Why meetings are more important than you think

Conferences that Work

As 2017 begins, take a moment to think about meetings in a wider context. While our primary relationships are usually with family and friends, professional relationships are also important, and meetings are typically the most effective way to form and develop then. Meetings.

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14 Essential Meeting Questions: Before, During and After

Smart Meetings

Meetings are a crucial opportunity for everyone in a company to touch base, express concerns and collaborate in a meaningful way. Meetings that have a positive impact require planning and evaluation at every stage of the process. Why is this meeting being held?

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Your Annual Meeting Is Boring – Refresh it with These Smart Ideas


We hate to say it, but everything about your meeting is predictable. The post Your Annual Meeting Is Boring – Refresh it with These Smart Ideas by Editorial Team appeared first on [link]. Ideas annual meeting ideas live streaming social media

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5 free resources and tools every meeting planner needs


Meeting planners are in general an organized bunch. Integrates with Gmail for free, and eliminates the back & forth emailing when needing to schedule a meeting. Google Drive can be viewed as a meeting planner collaboration tool.

How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events


We take a look at the new travel ban, what’s changed, what hasn’t and how it will affect meetings and events. The post How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

The Meeting Planner’s Glossary

Smart Meetings

This industry runs on jargon, and since meeting planning requires everyone to work at a rapid click, it’s best to get acquainted with it yourself. Convention and Visitors Bureau , a local organization that can help meeting planners conduct venue and vendor selection at no cost.

American Express Releases 2017 Meeting Predictions

Smart Meetings

The annual American Express Meetings & Events report , designed to identify trends based on survey responses, suggest spending will likely be similar to 2016, while overall activity, including number of meetings or number of attendees per meeting , may see a decline.

How to Plan Your Walking Meeting

Smart Meetings

Considering that much of the average workday is spent glued to a computer screen , walking meetings may be more beneficial than ever before. Walking meetings don’t have to be a huge commitment. Limit spontaneous meetings to four people.

8 Meeting & Event Trends that Could Explode in 2017

Smart Meetings

These meeting trends have already made an appearance in 2016, but some experts suggest they’ll really blossom in the coming year. based event venue company, shares his thoughts on the latest trends for those in the meeting and events industry. The 5-minute meeting.

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.

5 V.I.P. Perks Your Meeting Attendees Will Appreciate


Digital communication dominates the day-to-day life of business people across nearly every industry, yet attendance at meetings, conferences, and trade shows remains

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


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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Infographic: The Future of Meeting Spaces

Smart Meetings

Will meetings of the future go “off the grid” or become even more closely linked with day-to-day work and technology? How will online groups meet face-to-face and how are hybrids shaping up? A main meeting is held across several venues simultaneously, with about 50 people per venue.

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Meet and Eat: Menus for Better Networking


The post Meet and Eat: Menus for Better Networking by Halifax Convention Centre appeared first on [link]. This is a sponsored post written by Greg Smith, food and beverage expert at Halifax Convention Centre. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

Linking Virtual Meeting Attendees With F2F

PCMA Convene

Hybrid meetings typically operate in silos. At its 2017 Annual Meeting at the New Orleans Ernest N. 10–14, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) debuted a new virtual-meeting ambassador program to create a stronger connection between the different environments. “We’ve

9 Things Every Meeting Planner Should Carry in their Toolkit

Smart Meetings

Just about anything can happen at a meeting—a broken shoe heel, contract confusion , a sudden headache or the dreaded dead phone battery. To help, we’ve created a handy list of things meeting planners should find useful. Meeting Planning Planner Professional meeting planning

Ace Your Certified Meeting Planner Exam: Advice from Qualified CMPs


A Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation is recognized across the globe as a symbol of excellence among meeting planners. The post Ace Your Certified Meeting Planner Exam: Advice from Qualified CMPs by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

Meet Today’s Overwhelmed, Distracted, Impatient Modern Learner [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

The post Meet Today’s Overwhelmed, Distracted, Impatient Modern Learner [Infographic] appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. View original here. Education & Adult Learning adult learning Infographic

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Small Business Owners Value Meetings

Smart Meetings

According to a survey conducted by Meetings Mean Business (MMB), 91 percent of small business owners plan to spend as much or more on travel for meetings in 2017 compared to 2016. Meetings are simply part of the fabric of our company.” Case Study Meeting Planning Trends