January, 2019

Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction. Becoming a new normal leader requires shifting your perspective.

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From the Editors: What's the Most Memorable Event Idea You Saw in 2018?

BizBash

From a crowd-sourced mural and trees made of balloons to innovative uses of augmented reality and a truly immersive photo

2019 225

Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

We’ve all experienced the meeting question that isn’t. A session presenter or moderator asks for questions and someone stands up and starts spouting their own opinions. A concluding question (if they even have one) is little more than an excuse for their own speech.

2019 201

Event technology how things haven’t really changed

Gallus Events

(This post and the slides are taken from my session at the UK Association Congress which took place in London in December and covered event technology. I’ve amended it to make it more general and this post relates to every type of events business).

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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.

How to Keep Track of Event Guest Lists with GEVME

GEVME

Guest list tracking is an effective way to organise an event for customers and keep a record of its progress. This also allows you to coordinate the work of the team, streamline all related documentation in one place, and more effectively monitor the workflow. About event guest lists.

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How a Simple Observation Led to a Sold-Out, Culture-Shifting Event

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The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

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Event Technology: 25 Solutions for Your Virtual Tool Bag

BizBash

The brand experience agency Cramer’s 2018 Event Technology Landscape includes a whopping 245 event technology providers. Even more impressive is

2019 214

AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work

Conferences that Work

Not long ago I wrote about the end of decent paid jobs and the need for basic income. A startling recent advance in machine learning has only heightened my concerns.

2019 185

Top 14 Audio Visual Trends for Events for 2019

EventMB

This is a case study sponsored by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. When it comes to technology, the landscape is always shifting. Today’s hot gadget can be tomorrow’s e-waste, and if you’re not paying attention, things can pass you by.

2019 223

Create and Manage an Attendees List

GEVME

There are no events without attendees. That is why it is vital for a planner to develop a list of attendees by using an events organizing system, which is an effective way to organize event planning workflow and a successful event campaign.

2019 156

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

100 Unique Fundraising Ideas That Actually Work

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Looking for new and better fundraising ideas? We polled our team of experts and came up with 100 creative suggestions. The post 100 Unique Fundraising Ideas That Actually Work appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Fundraising Crowdfunding Fundraisers Most Helpful Nonprofit Events

2019 229

Practicing Conference Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less And Better

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s hard for conference organizers to stick to planning the essential elements of their events. We are bombarded from every side from people who want us to add their components to the schedule.

2019 254

17 Fun, Interactive Ideas From Fall Benefits

BizBash

With the fall season officially wrapping up in December, we rewind and take a look back at the galas, benefits

2019 201

How to Get Speakers to Use Live Polling and Q&A

Eventmobi

Living Polling and Question and Answer (Q&A) tools are two easy and effective ways to engage attendees onsite. Additionally, they can also be used to gather immediate feedback and interest.

2019 130

8 Must Read Reports for Eventprofs

EventMB

The event industry never stands still and top event planners strive for continuous development to keep them at the top of their game.

2019 220

Guide to Raising Money at Nonprofit Events

GEVME

There are numerous nonprofit organisations that arrange events and work hard at raising money for nonprofits with the assistance of professional event organisers.

2019 156

How Two Cowgirls-at-Heart Became Event Creators — Almost by Accident

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The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

2019 207

The Tension Between Content And Process In Facilitated Conference Learning Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Have you ever attended a conference education session because of the presenter and not the content? (I I think most of us have.). Have you ever been surprised when a full day workshop ended? You were so engaged that time flew by without you realizing it.

2019 261

2019 Preview: What to Expect From the Year’s Notable Events

BizBash

From highly scrutinized events such as the Oscars and the Super Bowl, to events that continue to get bigger each

2019 199

The 2 Most Powerful Event App Features for Attendee Networking

Eventmobi

One of the most common reasons we see event planners deciding to invest in an event app is to increase attendee networking. Attendee Chat and Group Discussions, in particular, are two of the most powerful features for achieving this event goal.

2019 130

2019 Event Trends: Predictions from 23 Event Experts

Bizzabo

Learn about the biggest event trends that will dominate the space in 2019 from experienced industry professionals. Featuring experts from General Mills, SEMrush, OpenX and other leading brands.

2019 122

Social Proof: Use Customer Reviews to Drive Event Sales

GEVME

One thing that we know about customer reviews is that they are a powerful tool for boosting sales. In business, customer feedback plays a significant role in ensuring business efficiency and future sales growth. According to experts, positive feedback can provide a gain of up to 70%.

2019 156

7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Event Creator Breaks — and How to Do Better

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Event professional’s New Year’s resolutions are often predictable variations of the same goals: selling more tickets, achieving a better work-life balance, or learning how to relax.

2019 208

Empowering Conference Registrants To See Learning As A Journey Not A Finish Line

Velvet Chainsaw

Do your conference learning opportunities—from the general session to networking to breakouts to deep dive workshops—empower registrants to participate in their own learning journey? Or do your conference education sessions motivate participants to see the finish line?

2019 238

How New Technology Helped This Gala Raise $7 Million

BizBash

Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations, has a reputation for using technology

2019 188

How to Design an Event Sponsorship Package

Eventmobi

Event Sponsorship Package Basics. Sponsors are a crucial source of revenue for events, so make sure that you are able to offer competitive and valuable event sponsorship package options.

2019 130

Event Branding: The 2019 Guide

Bizzabo

Learn how to craft a solid and consistent event brand that will wow sponsors, attendees and partners in 2019. Features event branding ideas and tips from leading brands. When people think of your event, what do they think of?

2019 98

How to Make an Event More Fun

GEVME

From team-building events and presentations to conferences and quarterly reports, you probably want to know one thing: how to make events more fun. You can organise workshops or festivals, quests, flash mobs, tours, or concerts or maybe even promote business by organising a thematic event for it.

2019 156

The 2019 Guide to Event Marketing

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Event marketing draws on the same principles and strategies as other types of marketing. Use this guide to event marketing to discover the best way to market your event. The post The 2019 Guide to Event Marketing appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

2019 196

The Right Rewarding Student Strategy For Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Many associations struggle with the right strategy for involving students in their organization and events. Some attract students to join and participate in the organization’s programs and services while still in college.

2019 228

Q&A: How This New Netflix Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Major Events

BizBash

“I didn’t think I would cry about a spaceship," one viewer confessed to Joe Zee, executive producer of the new

2019 185

Showsec signs five-year contract renewal with SMG

Event Industry News

Showsec have renewed their contract with venue management group and the UK’s biggest arena operator, SMG Europe.

2019 106

How to Use Social Media to Improve Your 2019 Events

Smart Meetings

Will 2019 be the year you leverage social media to make your events safer, more compelling and downright fun? A new survey shows that planners are missing opportunities to connect, sell sponsorships and build community.

2019 102

GEVME Product Updates

GEVME

2018 is coming to an end! Before we retreat to enjoy the fall of the year, here are the main GEVME updates. WHAT’S NEW? FOOTERS ARE NO LONGER HIDDEN. Previously the footer is hidden from the landing page across ALL events when viewed on mobile phones. GEVME IS UPGRADED.

2019 156

New Data: How Event Marketing Will Change in 2019

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As the events industry heads into a new year, the market for live experiences shows no signs of slowing down. This thriving economic climate is great news for events looking to grow — but it also means that promotion and marketing are more important than ever to make your experience stand out.

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