May, 2021

My Turbulent Love Affair With Digital-Event Networking

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been a loyal and passionate disciple of networking for all of my adult life. I have spent decades learning, speaking and writing about it.

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5 Minutes to Better Attendance: How to Promote Events on Facebook

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Scrolling through Facebook can be such an easy and fun way to keep in touch with family and friends that we might forget what a powerful tool it can be, especially when it comes time for event marketing.

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How to trust your gut

Conferences that Work

Three stories and a presentation about “How to trust your gut” 1 • My gut meets Seth Andrew. Last week, I was about to begin an online presentation on “How to trust your gut” when a national story broke.

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How to Manage Virtual Event Time Zones for Global Audiences

Eventmobi

One of the major benefits of virtual events is their ability to reach audiences all over the world. The challenge, however, is ensuring your international attendees have the best possible experience at your event.

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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.

Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook

Event Farm

As pandemic conditions continue to change, do you feel that you must wade through wave after wave of information to seek answers and solutions to plan safe live events? We do!

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7 of the Best Underwater Hotels in the World

Social Tables

If you’re intrigued by unique locations or have an affinity for ocean life, this list of the world’s best underwater hotels is for you. Underwater hotels offer unforgettable experiences and once-in-a-lifetime views.

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4 Reasons to Keep Hosting Hybrid and Live Virtual Events this Summer

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With many event venues beginning to reopen across the country and some restrictions on public gatherings being loosened, you may think it’s time to return to only in-person events and leave the streaming tech behind once and for all.

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Successful change requires integration and practice

Conferences that Work

I find Virginia Satir’s change model to be the most useful of the many models of change. There’s a crucial fifth stage in Satir’s model that people often neglect: the integration and practice phase. The hero’s journey shortchanges change.

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Things to Do in Orlando Weekend Guide

UNATION

Pet parades, spring garden tours, and Mother’s Day brunch, this Orlando weekend guide has it all! Join us in Orlando this weekend as we celebrate the wonderful month of May with fun and exciting events.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Q&A with Rachel Sheerin on Banishing Burnout and Reinventing Joy

SmartMeetings

Name : Rachel Sheerin. Motivational Keynote Speaker, Event Emcee and Host of F THIS S. Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst. “To To do great work, you have to love what you do, who you do it with and who you do it for.

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Could Clubhouse Signal a New Wave of Audio-Only Features for Events?

EventMB

Audio-only features have been popping up all over the place in recent months — most notably on popular new social app Clubhouse. What’s the appeal for events, and are they here to stay?

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How to Gamify Networking & Skyrocket Attendee Experience

Event Age by Swapcard

Just because "Zoom fatigue" is a thing, doesn't mean virtual events can't be a success. Some planners hit it out of the park by pushing the boundaries with creative, original ideas. We're celebrating those event planners in our Success Story series. Don't play it safe; be creative!

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Introducing Eventbrite Boost, Your Event Marketing Superpower

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Reach more people, sell more tickets, build your brand. Events are coming back – now’s the time to stand out. Take your events to the next level with Eventbrite Boost — the all-in-one event marketing platform built to save you time and handle all your marketing challenges.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Get people excited about going back to live events.

Expo Pass

We all want to get back to a life of packed convention centers and noisy lobby bars. But for obvious reasons, we’re not quite there yet. The good news is, even without the crowds, in-person events are still very much something to look forward to.

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Things to Do in Austin Weekend Guide

UNATION

It’s another event-packed week in Austin , and fingers crossed the weather is better than the last! It’s Cinco de Mayo this week, so give us all the patio weather. This weekend is also about celebrating mothers, so call your mom up and see if you can treat her to an outing.

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Brain Drain: From In-Person Events To Tech Industry

Endless Events

In this past year, the events industry has been through quite a shakeup. New trends emerged: we embraced hybrid events , put safety first, and saw an incredible surge in event app platforms.

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How to Make Money on Virtual Events Without Charging Ticket Fees

EventMB

EventMB’s Q1 2021 State of the Event Industry survey revealed two areas for improvement at virtual events: engagement and monetization. But there is no better way to deter online engagement than to charge for it. How can these goals be reconciled?

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Tips for Preparing Virtual Event Speakers

Bizzabo

Setting up your speakers for success will further your partnership and ensure you host a high-value virtual event. Here are our tips for preparing them. Preparation is the key to putting on a successful, well-run event. The same rule applies to virtual events.

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4 Party Ideas to Draw a Crowd for the 4th of July

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A gradual reopening in the US has allowed some in-person events to resume, as long as they’re designed with COVID-19 precautions in mind. Warm weather will make hosting events this summer even easier since fresh air and open spaces allow for larger groups to safely gather.

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40 Inspiring Virtual Trade Show Ideas for 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

We’ve put together a list that is full of practical tips and ideas to help you run a successful virtual trade show, regardless of your experience. Event Experiences Event Community Event Tech Virtual Events

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Things to Do in Houston Weekend Guide

UNATION

Hey Houston – welcome back! It’s a new month, so you know what that means – we’ve got even more things to do in Houston. Our picks this week: two festive festivals, a market for makers, and a different kind of Mother’s Day experience. Keep reading to learn more!

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Level UP report a full operational month in March 2021

Prestige Events Magazine

In spite of ongoing restrictions on international travel and events, UAE-based DMC Level UP is celebrating after a full operational month in March.

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Europe’s Test Events Push the Boundaries of Safety. What Can They Teach Us?

EventMB

Test events are popping up across Europe to gauge the safety of meeting in person as many developed countries move closer to herd immunity status. What have these real-world experiments taught us about the risks?

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Study: Online Attendees are Having Less Fun

Smart Meetings

So, how are you feeling about virtual event networking about now? Not so good, according to Virtual Attendee Experience Report from event software company Bizzabo.

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The Guide to Growing on Instagram

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Do Instagram Stories help you get more Instagram followers? They also help you build your brand, too. Creators today understand that growing on Instagram is the best way to expand your audience.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

5 Lessons Learned Returning to In-Person Events

PCMA Convene

Joel Davis (from left0, Ted Wirth, and Rick McConnell catch up at the SISO CEO Summit at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Networking and peer-to-peer conversations were top of mind for some attending the April event, a PCMA Catalyst community member wrote. Courtesy SISO).

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Things to Do in Miami Weekend Guide

UNATION

Another weekend is almost upon us, and more importantly Mother’s Day is almost here. If you’re still planning how to celebrate mom this Sunday, consider treating her to a special outing and check out our top picks for the best things to do in South Florida this weekend!

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Swapcard Chosen to Power IAEE's New 365 MarketHub

Event Age by Swapcard

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