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.

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.

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

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].

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

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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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.

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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.

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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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.

Offsite Meetings: What Are the Benefits? - No matter how big or small your business, offsite meetings lead to incredible results

Hornblower

Could this meeting have been an email? Any meeting, no matter the length, should do one of four things: solve a problem, make a decision, develop a plan, or answer a question. Have meetings always been this way? By incorporating more offsite meetings into your company.

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.

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.

How The Hague Is Helping Event Professionals With Meeting Design

EventMB

The average employee attends approximately 62 meetings per month. Multiply that by 12, and you already have an impressive yearly figure – yet this is only a tiny part of more than three billion annual meetings, worldwide. This is a sponsored post written by The Hague Convention Bureau.

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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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

The Evolution of Meeting Destinations

EventMB

The post The Evolution of Meeting Destinations by The Hague Convention Bureau appeared first on [link]. Trends & Event Ideas destinations meeting destinations The HagueThis is a sponsored post written by The Hague Convention Bureau.

5 steps to improve engagement in meetings

Plan Your Meetings

When you are clear about why your group needs to meet and what you want to accomplish together, engagement is natural. Sadly, many meetings lack this clarity. Get clear about what you want to help each person actively do or say during the meeting.

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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.”

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Automation—the Next Big Step for Meetings Management?

Smart Meetings

Meeting automation is potentially positioning itself as the next technology to shake up the planning game. Argon calls this category meeting automation platforms (MAPs), pointing to the growing desire from companies for streamlined and hassle-free analytics, scheduling and digital integration.

3 Technology Tools for Better Meeting Management

Aventri

There are a lot of moving parts in meetings management and yet, there are only 24 hours in the day. Meetings Management featured

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

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

Alternative Meeting Locales Made Easy

Smart Meetings

New York-based Convene is quickly taking over the United States with a database of tech-enabled meeting spaces in major cities across the country. Want to meet in World Trade Center? The post Alternative Meeting Locales Made Easy appeared first on Smart Meetings. Splacer.

Smart Conference Rooms Push Meetings to the Cutting Edge

Smart Meetings

High tech—or “smart”—conference rooms, and the advances that go into them are giving new shape to the future of meetings and events. For meeting planners, getting participants engaged is always a challenge and we wanted to help. Fairmont, The Queen Elizabeth, Lobby Level Agora.

4 Feel-Good Benefits of Outdoor Meetings

Smart Meetings

The days of boxed-in, windowless meetings are officially a thing of the past. More : Tech Companies Flee Cubicles, Meet Outdoors. Meet in earshot of nature. And when stress is low, focus is possible, which fosters more productive meetings. Schedule walking meetings.

How to design for powerful connection and learning at large meetings

Conferences that Work

Although you’d never guess it from reading meeting industry trade journals, most meetings are small meetings , and this is a good thing if you want effective and relevant connection and learning to take place. Large meetings stroke owners’ and leaders’ egos, can supply impressive spectacle, are appropriate places to launch campaigns and mass announcements, and can be very profitable.

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Small Meetings: F&B Insights from a Supplier

Smart Meetings

Food and beverage costs are increasingly taking a bigger slice of the meeting budget. Patrick Berwald, vice president of food and beverage for Benchmark Global Hospitality , offered some, ahem, food for thought about F&B for small meetings. How can small meetings address this? .

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.

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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Meeting Trends that Have Shaped the Last Decade

Smart Meetings

As Grand Hyatt San Antonio is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, I’ve been reflecting on the major trends that have transformed the meeting industry throughout the past decade. Personally, I think the most useful technology breakthrough has been the introduction of meeting apps.

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.

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Philanthropy and CSR: Missing Ingredients to Profound Meetings

Smart Meetings

Providing meetings that change an entire team’s energy and mindset is never easy, but it helps to include discussions about philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR), when appropriate. The recent Smart Meetings webinar, “The Right Way to Give Back While Building Teams,” hosted by Lain Hensley, looked at not only CSR possibilities, but also how to implement them for the best results. We give people, by using philanthropy and CSR, a powerful meeting….We’re

Report: For Savings, Book Meetings Farther Ahead

Smart Meetings

Planning at least three months ahead could save as much as 10 percent on the bottom line, according to a new 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends study from Carlson Wagonlit Travel Meetings and Events (CWT M&E). The optimum time for booking meetings for small groups was pegged at more than 30 days; for large groups, that window expanded to more than 75 days. Related : MPI Report: Shorter, More Frequent Meetings.

11 Meetings You Need for an Awesome Event

EventMB

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 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.

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

Make Your Meeting an Unforgettable Occasion

BizBash

There’s only one thing better than a group meeting in Bermuda; it’s discovering the island’s uncharted charm at the end

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