Lowered costs, extended reach and the ability to create new revenue streams are key factors contributing to the growing popularity of digital events. But research suggests that many event professionals can find it difficult to know where to start and to understand the real benefits digital events deliver. Furthermore, they aren’t sure about expenses and whether they have requisite capabilities and resources for executing successful digital events.
Virtual Edge Institute’s Digital Event Center™ (DEC) program ... read more
Online survey solutions provider MeetingMetrics has introduced Session Needs Survey, an innovative pre-meeting survey, which is specifically designed to help attendees express their education session preferences directly to individual session presenters.
The session needs survey works by first collecting important data regarding attendees’ session preferences such as learning objectives, learning style, activities and interests. With the help of collected data, it creates specially formatted report and sends it ... read more
Event planners around the world are always looking for ways to design meetings that enhance the attendee experience and improve group dynamics and interaction. But deciphering what really matters to attendees and improving their performance at meetings may be even more difficult than planners think, particularly if they are making assumptions instead of using information generated from in-depth scientific studies.
The PCMA Education Foundation recently released a new guide The Appliance of Science: 39 Ways to Impr... read more
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Webinars are a highly effective way to market products and services, and a good way for a companies and individuals to show off their expertise. This live training session will discuss many of the necessary steps required in the planning and execution of successful webinars that can grow businesses and generate results. It will also include plenty of real world experience and insight.
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In an interview with Lindsey Rosenthal of Events for Good, we discovered the details of her fund-raising experience for “Show Me” Support for Joplin, a red-tie event she planned in less than 3 weeks for Joplin residents and sisters Kiki L’Italien and Kylee Coffman (former Joplinites now living in D.C.). I attended the fundraiser at Union Station’s St. Columbus Club to support Lindsey and this cause. Executive Chef Craig Mason was also the featured chef who prepared Spaghetti Red for the taste-off. Hear ab... read more
A call back in comedy is a technique that takes something that was said before and ties it back into the current topic. The reminder results in a clever connection and can create some great humor.
A convention theme can have the same effect by tying together common themes at breaks, the keynote speaker, break out speakers and the after dinner speaker.
Simply take variations of your convention theme and have conference speakers call it back throughout the day.
When you reinforce your theme it creates a congruence an... read more