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

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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.

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.

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Seating while Eating at Meetings

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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


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

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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

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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.

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].

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.

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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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Meeting Planners See Beyond Just Optics on Environment and Overtourism


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

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How Airbnb is Moving into the Meeting Space


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

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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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.

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Q&A: Stimulating Environments Energize Meetings


Why the push for stimulating, innovative meeting environments? Many times, the key to successfully communicating the meeting message or providing an open learning environment is the setting of the room and the sensory environment. Why were the meeting rooms given aspirational names?

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


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

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How to Realize Your True Meeting Potential


Just as every meeting holds the potential for great advances in understanding, relationships and wealth, every event professional could be the next superstar. Guests at Smart Meeting Midwest at Convene Chicago this week actively worked to join that top tier of performers.

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A Quick Guide to Pitch Meetings

Event Leadership Institute

Pitch meetings present a unique opportunity to go beyond your proposal and create a face-to-face connection with your potential clients. Pulling off a successful pitch meeting is an essential part of closing a client and earning their business. Who should attend a pitch meeting?

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Create Powerful Meetings Instead of Power-over Meetings

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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.

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As Tourists Flock to Thailand, the Country’s Meetings and Events Sector Will Benefit


Skift Take: As meeting planners worldwide look for unique venues and programming that will wow attendees, Thailand is stepping up its meetings and incentives efforts.

International Meeting Safety Checklist


In a Smart Meetings exclusive webinar , Catherine Chaulet, president of Global DMC Partners, shared eight safety tips for your next intercontinental meeting. Whether you are planning a domestic or international meeting, attendee security is the top priority.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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The Power of Multi-Hub Meetings: Maarten Vanneste

Endless Events

Care to join us for some stimulating conversation about multi-hub meetings? Everyone who works in the event industry knows the power of meetings. And who says we have to stop at single-hub meetings? Ready to hear all about the ground-breaking magic of multi-hub meetings?

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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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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.

Meeting Etiquette from a Vegas K-9 Handler


Canine security patrols have become a standard safety measure at many events, but one of the perks of meeting in Las Vegas is that four of these screening companions are on staff and ready for duty year-round.

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Why Meetings are the Most Powerful Part of Your Event


meetings management event management event planning Sales Meetings at Events Executive MeetingsBack in the first decade of the new millennium there was a lot of people saying “In person events are going to go away”, and that “Digital events were going to rule the world”.

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Something is rotten in the state of meeting industry education

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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.

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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The meeting industry’s biggest dirty secret

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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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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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5 Ways New SMM Technology Simplifies and Improves Meeting Planning


Does it feel like you’re on meetings management hamster wheel with no end in sight? Meetings Management featured

How to Develop an Event Budget for Your Meeting


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.

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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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Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status

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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.

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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

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.

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Meet Your Security Requirements


Data Protection: With Glisser you’re in safe hands - we’re the first audience response provider to be ISO 27001 certified. Product Updates

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