November, 2019

Do You Really Have Them at Hello? Rethinking Your First-Timer Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

One of my biggest pet peeves is the way some conferences approach first-time attendees. Being intentional and having a plan for how you welcome someone who is experiencing your conference for the first time is not only the right thing to do, it’s also a smart attendee acquisition strategy.

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Ten years of Conferences That Work!

Conferences that Work

Ten years of Conferences That Work ! Ten years ago today, I started this website and published my first book: Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love. (A A decade later it’s still selling.).

Different Types of Meeting Room Layouts for Your Event: Tips and Examples

GEVME

Working in a corporate world is not only about communicating with clients and business partners over the telephone or the internet. A significant chunk of regular corporate life is taken by meetings and business events.

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The Honest Truth: What Event Sponsors Want

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Event sponsorship is a top source of revenue for a good half of event creators. So it stands to reason that securing sponsors — and the right sponsors — is a big stressor in the life of an event creator. Once the contract is signed, you can relax. Right? Not quite.

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Engaging attendees with engaging event technology

Gallus Events

Engaging attendees is a trick that the most successful events are able to pull off. Event technology plays a major part!

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So Teamwork Can Make the Dream Work!

Velvet Chainsaw

Hallelujah! The Washington Nationals won game seven of the World Series to become world champs. This is a huge deal for Washington sports fans and their story should resonate for all of us in the meetings industry as we are dependent on our teams to successfully execute our events.

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David Adler BizBash Live interview: the best formats for live experiences

Conferences that Work

At BizBash Live DC , BizBash CEO and Founder David Adler and I took the stage at the Ronald Reagan Building for a wide-reaching interview on the best formats for live experiences in front of an invited crowd of several hundred meeting professionals.

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Banquet Event Orders – 3 Tips for Success – Quick Tips for Event Pros Video

Planning Pod

BEOs are vital to the success of most events – providing critical details that everyone involved in the production must have at their fingertips. Most event venues and caterers rely on accurate, succinct banquet event orders so that their events are seamless and come off without a hitch.

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Meet the Organizer App’s new sell flow: A faster way to sell tickets at the door

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When selling tickets onsite at your events, every minute matters. Each minute an attendee waits in line can play a major role in their decision to come back or recommend your future events to friends. So when you’re selling tickets at the door, you don’t have a second to waste.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

11 Free Tactics to Promote Your Event Online

Event Age by Swapcard

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How to Create Social Buzz for Your Next Event

Attendease

There is no doubt how important it is to use social media to promote your events and create buzz. Whether using paid or organic reach, you should be able to keep top of mind with your desired audience while boosting registrations.

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Marketer to Marketer: Narrowing Down Qualifying Questions

atEvent

As a growth marketing specialist here at atEvent, sending marketing qualified leads to my sales team is very important to me.

9 Quality Events for Developers in 2020

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

2019 and the twenty-tens are both coming to a rapid close. As well as the lists of the Best Everythings of the Decade we can expect in the coming months, it’s worthwhile looking to what will be the best-of-the-best in terms of experiences in 2020.

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Event Layouts 101 – Complete Guide for Amazing Event Design

Planning Pod

Every successful event professional knows that behind almost every successful event is a well-considered event layout plan that takes into account the purpose of the event itself and the characteristics of your event space while enhancing the overall attendee experience.

Better Organizer App Flow: Sell More Tickets in Less Time

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At the box office, time is money. Every minute a fan waits in line outside your venue is one minute they’re not spending at the bar, buying merch, or taking in an awesome show — so when you’re selling tickets at the door, you don’t have a second to waste. Our brand new box office […].

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Six Tips for Networking At Events

Eventinterface

Even the word networking can give people some anxiety. While it can be daunting at first, it is important to realize that networking is a skill and once you get the hang of it, you will soon find it much easier and less intimidating. Events are the perfect place for networking and developing strong relationships within your industry, but it can be hard to know how to go about doing this.

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Attendease Wins Best Attendee Management Tech at #ETL19

Attendease

We are pleased to announce that Attendease has been nominated for two categories under the Event Tech Awards 2019: Best Event Management Platform , and Best Attendee Management Technology, and we are taking a trophy home!

How to Increase Attendance at Your Festival Event

InitLive

No matter the time of year people are always looking for activities to fill their weekends Research shows that about 91% of organizers gauge the success of their events by the number of participants. Increasing your attendance rate year over year is vital to the continued success of your festival.

Xia and Weiqi’s Super Intimate Wedding at the Elegant Estates of Sunnybrook

EventSource

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what we think of Xia and Weiqi’s pretty-in-pink wedding. Blending traditional elements with some good ol’ fashioned romance, the couple’s extremely intimate celebration is one that vision boards are made of.

The Power Of Body Language at Events For Networking & Interviewing

Endless Events

On a bit of a different note than usual, today we’re exploring body language in events! Because at its core, the events industry is all about people, and relationships between people. Attendees, suppliers, planners – everybody has a part to play.

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Newport Folk Festival 2019 Was “The Most Gender-Balanced Ever” — Or Was It?

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Was this year’s Newport Folk Festival actually its most gender-balanced lineup ever? The answer is more complicated than yes or no. . Music Music Festivals Women in Music

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How to Find New Event Clients In a New City

Event Planning BluePrint

Moving to a new city is one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life and trying to stay motivated and positive when trying to find new event clients can often feel impossible.

How to Design an Event Sponsorship Package

Attendease

Running an event is a costly experience. Even for small events, costs can ramp up quickly and out of budget if you are not prepared for issues that might pop up. With event costs rising every year, you will want to bring in revenue from as many channels as possible.

WeWork sells Meetup: Is it the end of an era?

EventMB

WeWork has announced the sale of several assets including Meetup.com, one of the most cherished communities for self-made event planners. Should we be ready to say goodbye to Meetup for good?

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5 Details You Shouldn’t Share Before Your Wedding Day

EventSource

The first question people will ask you when you first get engaged is: “Have you set a date yet?”, and once the date is set… it only gets worse. You will be bombarded with questions about every single detail of your big day by everyone from your partner’s aunt to random people you meet at Starbucks.

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Data Privacy: ‘Mind Your Own Business’ Act Is Making Waves

Endless Events

Data privacy is a topic we’ve covered several times on the show. Because now more than ever, people everywhere are concerned about the safety of their personal information. Over the past few years, several tech companies found themselves under fire due to this issue.

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Infographic: What Events Need to Know About Instagram Stories

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Think Instagram is just a place to post beautiful pics of your event? Think again. This unique social media platform is an effective tool for turning viewers’ interest into tickets sold. And the more you know about using the platform’s features, the better your results will be.

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Photo via PxhereMillennials now make up a large portion of adults all around the world, and they.

Boomset

Photo via Pxhere Millennials now make up a large portion of adults all around the world, and they think and act differently to previous generations. This means that when organizing an event, knowing what they expect along with your other attendee demographics is important.

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7 Safety and Security Considerations While Scaling Up Your Festival

InitLive

When planning for a festival, one of the foremost things to consider is how to make your event safe and secure. It is imperative that the attendees do not face any trouble while enjoying a festival.

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4 Benefits of Hiring an Event Technologist and How to Find One

EventMB

This is a sponsored post from Cvent. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Event technology has given event planners more opportunities and more to contend with than ever before, and a new role is emerging to help them take advantage: the event technologist.

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Industry Night and Brand Reveal at Junction Craft Brewing

EventSource

As a craft beer lover, I was thrilled to attend the Junction Craft Brewing industry night and brand reveal event. It was also an excellent opportunity to reacquaint myself with their incredible event space.

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Are You Settling on Your Audio Visual Company?

Endless Events

Are you settling on your audio visual company for your event? It’s easy to fall into doing the same thing over and over again when planning events. You’re so busy if it’s not broke why fix it?

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