"What do you think about this idea?" Would your answer to that question change depending on whether the person asking is your boss or an intern? If it would, you’re not alone. We all like to think we’re rational and objective, but repeated studies show that our opinions can quickly change based on several situational conditions. It’s hard to separate ideas from the person.
Gamification is rising in popularity at meetings and events and if you haven’t yet incorporated this method, it might be time to consider it. The question of what exactly you can do and how to make it work is a pressing one. To gain insight and answer some of those questions, Midwest Meetings spoke with Julia Graham, Senior Product Manager at DoubleDutch.
In this episode of EM All Access, IBM Program Director-Digital Marketing, Demand Generation and Events Michael Peach talks about how the brand nearly doubled engagement at the biggest mobile event in the world.
by: Emilie Barta, Emilie Barta Presentations
Brands are taking advantage of video as an advertising and promotion format... so why aren't you?
by Melanie Pinola
When we're uncomfortable in front of an audience, we tend to pace, sway, or otherwise move in detracting ways. One TED speaker coach offers advice for moving better on stage.
In addition to many other great tips for presenters, Gina Barnett warns us to beware of repetitive motions like swaying or shifting our weight from foot to foot. Rehearse in front of a mirror or other people to catch these unconscious, adrenaline-fueled motions and, to use movement wisely during your presentation, rehearse on newspaper:
President, FireFly Team Events
The annual State of the Union address to Congress is considered by many to be politics’ biggest night. With tens of millions tuning in to hear his address, President Obama’s speech will generate reactions from the nation’s living rooms, boardrooms, and legislative hallways.
by Jeff Hurt in Conference Networking
Everybody needs to know
Somebody who cares.
Just a friendly face
You can trust to be there.
Are you afraid to be known
And not be a stranger?
Everyone’s connected but no one is connecting
The human element has long been missing
Tell me, have you seen it?
Have you seen it?
Alone by Armin Van Burren (feat. Lauren Evans)
Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity.
On my desk is a decorative box that's full to the top with business cards. I've collected them at casual encounters, ASJA conferences, and speaking engagements over the past several months. I have a business card scanner, mobile business card application, and a human assistant, any of which could help me get those names into my contacts list. I haven't bothered because, deep down, I know most or all will come to nothing.