Posts tagged "technology"
Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Eight Event Statistics You Can Use to Help With Your Planning Efforts

Let’s face it: Meeting planning is hard work. Add to that, delivering a “wow” experience to attendees while remaining within budget can make your job even more challenging. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what attendees wanted ahead of time and moved toward those trends? The good news is, Bizzabo, Statista and Endless Events...
2017 Meeting Predictions From Those in the Know

2017 Meeting Predictions From Those in the Know

What will next year bring for meetings and events? Here’s a collection of the observations from the best and brightest in our industry about what they believe will occur. However, we would like to hear from you. Please weigh in on the comments section below and tell us whether you think these predictions will come...
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...
Shun the Snoozes! Making the Most of Your Speaking Engagement

Shun the Snoozes! Making the Most of Your Speaking Engagement

You’ve been asked to give a big speech or presentation. Congratulations! People want to hear what you have to say. But what’s the most effective way to make sure they listen? Even rock-star speakers can lose an audience without effective preparation. And the tools at a speaker’s fingertips have multiplied rapidly in recent years, with...
There’s an app for that: utilizing mobile apps to engage your audience

There’s an app for that: utilizing mobile apps to engage your audience

If you’re planning a major conference, you’ve likely got a few key goals: get people there, get them engaged and make money for your organization. Of these, successful audience engagement likely will have the biggest impact on future years. Providing interesting and unique experiences for attendees, getting their feedback and ensuring they have a seamless...
Hunting Down the Perfect Venue Space

Hunting Down the Perfect Venue Space

Have you ever been to a party that was so jammed with people you kept getting jostled? Or at a reception that could have been amazing, if only it hadn’t been held in a long, narrow room, or one twice the size the event needed? Venue choice matters. The right space can allow an event...
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...
10 Event Trends for 2014

10 Event Trends for 2014

Julius Solaris again provides a great look at event trends for the coming year.  I am amazed at how many of these I’d never even heard of – time to check them out!
What Meeting Planners Can Learn about Marketing from the Top Brands

What Meeting Planners Can Learn about Marketing from the Top Brands

If you ask marketing pros what trends will change the game in 2014, you will undoubtedly hear all about content marketing. The practice of generating custom content has grown from 18.9 percent of the marketing mix in 2012 to 34.8 percent in 2013, according to Fast Company, and the upward trend is expected to continue....
Technology Forecast: Event Management is Moving to the Cloud

Technology Forecast: Event Management is Moving to the Cloud

When Cvent filed for an initial public offering last July, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company’s cloud-based event management platform represented 70 percent of its annual revenue, which is projected to be about $110 million in 2013. Some pretty big numbers for a technology that is still evolving. Below is a quick snapshot...
Fashion’s Newest Fad? Wearable/Ultra-portable Computers for Events

Fashion’s Newest Fad? Wearable/Ultra-portable Computers for Events

Written By: Corbin Ball, CMP, CSP A new category of computers, wearable computers, are miniature electronic devices that are worn under, with or on top of clothing. …and they may be coming to an event near you!   Technology has developed in ten-year cycles: 1960s: mainframe computing, 1970s: mini-computing, 1980s: personal computing, 1990s: desktop internet...