Posts tagged "meeting planner"
Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

Ten Disruptive Ideas to Make Your Meetings Fun and Interactive

The classic view of disruption is negative. It’s a triple “D”: Disturbance, Distraction and Disorder. Truth be told; we already live in a disruptive world. A text comes in and you answer it. During a dinner conversation, you take an Instagram of your food. If a meeting is boring, you turn to your phone or...
The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

Look out over any audience—movie theater, classroom or keynote session—and you will see the ghostly glow of a mobile phone screen reflected on someone’s face. While sometimes distracting or disruptive, smartphones present a tremendous opportunity to harness and engage an audience in real time. There is no doubt that mobile devices are here to stay...
The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

The Best Mobile Apps for Audience Engagement

Look out over any audience—movie theater, classroom or keynote session—and you will see the ghostly glow of a mobile phone screen reflected on someone’s face. While sometimes distracting or disruptive, smartphones present a tremendous opportunity to harness and engage an audience in real time. There is no doubt that mobile devices are here to stay...
7 Fundamental Ways To Drastically Improve Conference Breakouts

7 Fundamental Ways To Drastically Improve Conference Breakouts

Breakout sessions can be a hard one to “nail”. So often, so much time, planning and resources are thrown into the featured speakers or main events, that breakout sessions are the last to receive adequate attention. Dave Lutz, of Jeff Hurt Blog lays out 7 fundamental ways to drastically improve conference breakouts. Enjoy! Read More...
The Hidden Costs of Meetings Mis-management

The Hidden Costs of Meetings Mis-management

With the rising pressure of maximizing lean budgets, it can be challenging enough to ensure maximum satisfaction for both event planners and attendees. Management oversights don’t come cheap and penalties, add-ons and unexpected fees will hit you where it hurts most – your wallet! This week, I share some classic and tech-driven ways to curb...
Creating a Seamless Event Experience On- and Off-line

Creating a Seamless Event Experience On- and Off-line

Don’t be fooled, creating a seamless experience between on-and off-line event elements is increasingly tricky in today’s mobile age. Here we offer strategies to smooth the transition and maximize impact for attendees. You’ve heard the maxim that a camel is a horse designed by committee. Well, I think events designed by committee are in no...
Who IS this Guy? Vetting the Event Speaker Heroes from the Zeros

Who IS this Guy? Vetting the Event Speaker Heroes from the Zeros

Nothing knots my gut more than seeing a speaker fizzle on stage. Whether he’s making bad jokes, pitching a sale or slinging dull slides to an audience that is long lost, the guy is wasting valuable time on the planner’s dime.  Conversely, nothing is as enjoyable as a dynamic and engaging speaker. If the speaker...
The Event Planners' Knowledge Gap

The Event Planners’ Knowledge Gap

Although I had a bit of an advantage when taking the quiz found within “The Event Planners’ Knowledge Gap” by Howard Givner, I’ll admit it was tougher than I thought it would be. The topic of technology is a difficult one to master. Technology based items seem to change daily, especially the meeting and events...
Social Media to Grow Your Event

Social Media to Grow Your Event

I’m sure you have embraced parts of it yourself, but recently planners have been steadily utilizing more of social media to enhance their marketing efforts and the overall event success. If you’ve been toying with leveraging social media for your event or meeting but haven’t fully committed to pulling the trigger, or you’re ready to...
Using Inbound Marketing for your Next Event Success

Using Inbound Marketing for your Next Event Success

I like to think of Inbound Marketing as a win-win. By creating content that is specifically designed to serve a purpose to prospects, we win by building a connection and prospects win by gaining insights to relevant information. Yes, sharing is caring – and inbound marketing is all about creating and sharing content with the...
Dear Speaker, I loathe You.  Sincerely, Your Event Planner

Dear Speaker, I loathe You. Sincerely, Your Event Planner

by Julius Solaris
Next-Generation Customer Relationship Management for Meeting Planners

Next-Generation Customer Relationship Management for Meeting Planners

Driving customer satisfaction and loyalty in today’s digital world requires a multi-channel Customer Relationship Management approach. Here are some insights from Kevin Shanley using Social CRM to transform the customer experience. _____________________________________________________________________________ In the hospitality industry, providing an exceptional customer experience requires a thoughtful approach built on a culture of excellence and fueled by a...