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10 Event Trends for 2014
I cannot thank enough Carmen for making sure the presentation is liked by thousands and Fabio Cannillo, the web designer everybody wants to steal from us, for confirming why Italian design is popular around the world.
A big introduction is that this year you can vote your favourite trend by tweeting it from the presentation. Check slide 33 for instructions. Results will be announced later in 2014 and we’ll discover who won the preference of #eventprofs.
Here it is, if you want to know more about it, read the write up here.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Event Production?
Producing events can be a fine art, especially when it comes to gatherings that involve a stage, lectern, and presentations that require the coordination of audiovisual production, lighting, speakers, and many other components. Do you know how many lumens your projector should have? Should you use a PAR fixture or Lekos to light the podium? Does the audiovisual production proposal read like a foreign language? Did you know that understanding the audiovisual gear, staffing, and set up needed for your event can save you time, money, and effort?
Assess your technical know-how and see how you stack up against other event and meeting planners by taking the Event Leadership Institute's free quiz here.
Eight Unique Types Of Conference Relationships You Can Grow
Relationships can be messy business!
We all have some type of unique relationship with everyone that we know.
We have long histories with some people that include thousands of distinct touchpoints and interactions that shape how we feel about one another. We are very close to some people and not so close to others. We trust some of our friends on specific topics and others on different topics. In times of trouble, we turn to some friends and don’t feel comfortable turning to all of them equally.
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What Lies Ahead for the Meeting and Event Industry?
Rohit Talwar is the C.E.O. of United Kingdom–based Fast Future Research, where he applies his skills as a futurist to understand and project what’s ahead for the meeting and event industry. He led the studies Convention 2020 and IMEX Power of 10, which looked into the major factors likely to affect the industry in the years to come.
Here, he identifies the biggest shifts in industry thinking and the future of meeting technology, and what planners can do to keep up with the changes.
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What It Takes To Be An NFL Host Hotel
Success in the National Football League requires drive, dedication, professionalism and special teams. You could say the same for hotels that host NFL teams when they’re on the road, which need all that and more: the right facilities, culinary skill, security, reliability and the ability to roll with the occasional oddball request.
I spoke with hotels around the country which have proven they’ve got what it takes to host NFL teams year after year. Here’s what they told me matters most.
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Conference Networking on Steroids
If you’re like most people, you probably do not know how to network effectively.
Yes, that’s right; most of us do not network correctly.
Put us into a large intimidating conference setting and our abilities are really tested. However, ask any attendee what they really want out of their time and attendance at your live event, and they’ll tell you networking.
They want networking, but they’re not so sure how to make it happen. That’s your job as a conference organizer—to foster networking opportunities.
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Creating buzz and visibility for your event is a big key to filling your workshops and seminars. After all, if people don’t know about your event, it is hard for them to buy a ticket. There are hundreds of ways to promote your workshop, but the good news is that you don’t have to use them all. Just choose a few that you are comfortable with and really saturate them before you add another method.
Here are 5 places in the social media world to get visibility:
Read more from Daphne Bousquet, CMP