Virtual Meetings: 81 (Best) Tools, Ideas and Tips


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.

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17 Meeting Ideas to Encourage Learning Retention


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].

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17 Aesthetically Pleasing Meeting Spaces to Spruce Learning


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

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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.

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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.

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.

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

How Mobile Apps Make Meeting Planners Better


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.

The 21st Century Meeting Professional: Act Strategically, Think Both Functionally And Strategically

Velvet Chainsaw

What’s the role of the 21st Century meeting and conference professional? Perform very straight forward, transactional, functional tasks related to the logistics of conferences, meetings and events. Savvy meeting professionals are leading from within their functional areas.

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.

20 Ways to Remake Your Annual Meeting – Part 2

Velvet Chainsaw

We outlined the first 10 things you need to kill — from making your annual business meeting part of your general session to promoting invitation-only events — in order to bring your meeting up to speed. Conference Planning kill conference elements remake annual meeting

The 5 Spookiest Situations for Meeting Planners


However, for meeting planners, every day is the scariest day of the year because of the vast amount of stress placed on them to do their job. In light of Halloween , I’ve put together a list of the spookiest situations meeting planners encounter.

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.”

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2017


For planners who produce conferences, trade shows, meetings, or other face-to-face events, the challenges today may be greater than ever

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The production line approach to meeting design

Gallus Events

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. Gallus Events visits Meeting Design

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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It’s Time for Your Enterprise Meetings to Go Mobile


How Mobile Impacted Meetings & Events. The same holds true for enterprise meetings. Why Your Enterprise Meetings Need Mobile. Mobile has also had a huge impact on enterprise meetings. If you’re not taking advantage of mobile at your enterprise meetings , it’s time to now! Consider the multiple benefits a mobile app has on enterprise meetings, including: Reduced or eliminated printing costs. How to Utilize Mobile at Enterprise Meetings.

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.

Creative Ways Meeting Planners Used Event Spaces


The above 4 examples are great ways meeting planners utilized an event space in creative ways. The post Creative Ways Meeting Planners Used Event Spaces appeared first on QuickMobile. From the speakers to the food, there is a lot that goes into an event to contribute to its success.

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25 Best Smaller Markets for Meetings


Meeting and event planners—as well as attendees—generally know what’s on offer in the nation’s largest cities. But when it comes

Discover New Corporate Meeting Industry Trends and Statistics

Endless Events

It was Global Meetings Industry Day a while back so we peeked into the corporate meeting trends and statistics that have shaped the past year. Here’s How the Meetings Industry Changed around the World. These niches are explored in this year’s Global Meetings Industry Day.

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].

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.

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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Meeting in Calgary: 20 Inspiring Examples of Team-Building Activities


This is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. The post Meeting in Calgary: 20 Inspiring Examples of Team-Building Activities by Meetings + Conventions Calgary appeared first on [link]. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

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Is This the Future of Medical Meetings?

PCMA Convene

While the majority of PCMA Education Conference participants were at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland on June 11, a collection of medical meeting professionals made a quick trip to explore the future of patient care at the Cleveland Clinic. Photo by Jacob Slaton.

Meet the Finalists of TechWatch


The post Meet the Finalists of TechWatch by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. ibtm world and EventMB are partnering to bring you the most innovative tech companies solving challenges for the event industry.

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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].

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 Secret Formula Of Successful Hybrid Meetings [Case Study]


The post The Secret Formula Of Successful Hybrid Meetings [Case Study] by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Venues event management experience event planning live presentations case study event venue case studies Venue event case study scientific meetings hybrid meetings

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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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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These Conference Big Ideas Are Not For The Trendy Meeting Professional

Velvet Chainsaw

Nor are they for the meeting professional looking for the next trendy trend to implement. The post These Conference Big Ideas Are Not For The Trendy Meeting Professional appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Do you remember this Sesame Street song?

Grow Up!: How To Transition Meetings To User Conferences


If you’re a corporate event planner, you may already be planning customer meetings. But how do you know when it’s time to transition from meeting with customers on occasion to a full-blown user’s conference? Transitioning from customer meetings to a user’s conference […].

Top 5 Challenges Faced by Meeting Planners


A little-known fact is that Meeting Planners are also on the list of most stressful jobs. However, the below list are things that make Meeting Planners’ jobs even more challenging. In a perfect world, Meeting Planners would have an unlimited budget to work with.

Meeting in the Midlands

PCMA Convene

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s primary venue — home to the 1,018-seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre and 426-seat Swan Theatre, both of which are available for meetings when Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet aren’t hogging the spotlight — is just steps away.

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Convene’s 27th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

When we invited event professionals to participate in this Annual Meetings Market Survey in November, the U.S. Here are some highlights of the results: Size of 2017 convention/meeting budget vs. 2016 convention/meeting budget — -1 percent compared to +1.7 SMALL MEETINGS.

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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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“Less Meetings, More Doing?” Nope!

Conferences that Work

Many believe that meetings are an unpleasant evil that sucks time and energy away from getting things done. This is because today, 70 – 90% of what we learn is learned socially , and much of this learning occurs during formal and informal meetings.

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