Should meetings be efficient?

Conferences that Work

Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events. Obviously there are aspects of meeting events that should be efficient whenever possible.

2020 170

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.

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The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. The meeting industry is reeling under a wave of cancellations, postponements, and uncertainty. 1—Virtual meetings will replace many broadcast-style meeting sessions.

2020 170

Leadership for meetings

Conferences that Work

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.

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.

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].

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

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

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

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 314

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

2018 210

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.

2018 157

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

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 330

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.

Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

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

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.”

2016 229

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.

2018 153

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.

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

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

COVID-19 Considerations for Meetings Contracts

SmartMeetings

Do meetings cancelled as a result of coronavirus concerns quality as force majeure ? attorney at Devlin Law Firm, explained in a recent Smart Meetings Accelerator webinar “ COVID-19 Considerations for Meetings Contracts ” that the answer is complicated.

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

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 74

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

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 224

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

5 Mistakes to Avert in Virtual Meetings

SmartMeetings

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has suddenly thrust online meetings into the spotlight as some companies and organizations venture into them for the first time while others rely on them much more than ever before. Tiersky states that meetings must focus on the following success keys.

2020 52

How to Binge Your Way to an Advanced Meetings Career

SmartMeetings

Meeting professionals who use a slow-down in face-to-face meetings due to coronavirus (COVID-19) containment measures to work on their skills will be prepared to thrive when a new events marketplace emerges after the all-clear sign.

2020 56

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.

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

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.”

2017 178

Groupize Expands Software to Manage Increasingly Complex Meetings Schedules

Skift

launches to service meetings of all sizes. Meetings & Events event tech groupize meetings and eventsGroupize 3.0 Arlington Research / Unsplash Skift Take: Companies looking to track events of all sizes in a single platform may have found a solution in the Groupize 3.0

2020 64

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

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 166

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 104

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

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

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

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.