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Passive Meeting Participants are Poor Meeting Participants

The teacher/student methodology of learning for adults is gone. Dead. Passe.  With ever distracting technologies vying  for the meeting participant's attention and time, shouldn't you try and make it... read more

Technology Reigns With Sold Out Conferences - Find Out Why

Riddle me this: What do  TED SXSW Oracle OpenWorld and  C2MTL all have in common? They are extremely popular events and according to Skift, who recently published The Future of Meetings in Hospitality ... read more

Break Out of Your Breakout Room Routine! Here are 5 Fresh Ideas

Concurrent sessions or breakouts are where most of the educational content of your conference occur. Ironically, this is where you often "hit or miss" with presenters. Your attendees can walk into one... read more

7 Solid Ways Presenters can Talk Like TED

Technology, Design, Entertainment, or TED for short, hit its 30th anniversary in March. This highly sought after conference has hosted individuals from Bill Gates to an unknown 13-year-old African... read more

Five Compelling Reasons to Rent Tablets for Your Next Conference

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) held their annual Transcather Cardiovascular Therapeutice conference in late October of last year. This six-day conference, held in San Francisco,... read more

What Does the Meeting Industry Think About Technology? Inquiring Minds Need to Know!

LiveTech londonlaunch, a master-class in digital engagement and social media, recently polled their attendees about the use of social media and technology for maximizing attendee engagement at their... read more

How Green can Your Meetings Go? You Might Just be Surprised

Although the industry has been talking about this for a long time, there isn't one place to go to see the standards and certifications for going green. This blog brings the event information to... read more

3 Things that Befuddle Planners and What can be Done About Them

If you are a meeting planner, you know the stress associated with planning and executing a large, complex event. You can be the best project manager and communicator in the world, but when the... read more

3 Things that Drive Attendees Away From Your Conference

Is your conference shrinking or does it experience high turnover? If this is the case, chances are your attendees have not received the kind of treatment they should have; either when registering... read more

10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for Show Managers and Exhibitors

As meeting planners, show managers and exhibitors work together toward a successful trade show experience, there are things they can do to make it better, as recently pointed out in the February 2014... read more

4 Ways to Successfully Sell Sponsors for Your Next Event

Let's face facts: Sponsors are harder and harder to attract and close these days. They have finite dollars to spend each year and are constantly evaluating all their opportunities to maximize ROI. In... read more

How Robots are Going to Rule the World...or at Least Your Next Meeting

If you are remotely as old as I am, you can remember when robot technology was introduced in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Robots were going to do everything from housework to homework. And while some of... read more

10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

If you are the typical exhibitor, you probably have your trade show calendar planned out for the next 12 months. As you and your team gather to talk about the logistics of your shows, it occurs to... read more

3 Brilliant Benefits that Gamification of Your Next Meeting will Bring

We all know them and love them. Gamers, I'm speaking of...people who love spend time at the computer playing against online villains, trying to work their way through a maze or move up to the next... read more

4 More Global Meeting Trends to be on the Look Out for This Year

American Express Meetings & Events recently published their 76-page report forecasting “Signs of Stability” as we move through 2014. Below are four trends they garnered from in-depth interviews with... read more

5 Fabulous Tools to Curate Meeting Content

Recently, Corbin Ball shared his expertise regarding meeting curation with Midwest Meetings magazine. He identified six apps that will help spread the word about your meeting, tell a story and/or... read more

4 Killer Insights Into Surveys, Speakers and Streaming

Tagoras, a marketing consulting firm, and Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, an annual meeting improvement, association and corporate meetings company, recently surveyed 175 meeting professionals about their... read more

4 Budget Blunders to Avoid When Planning Your Next Meeting

If you kick yourself every time you hold a meeting or conference because one budget item slipped through the cracks, you are not alone. Even though orchestrating the budget is part of your... read more

Planners Prepare for 6 Shifts in Mobile Solutions in 2014

With the number of active cell phones reaching 7.3 billion this year, according to Silicon India and Gartner predicting that tablet shipments will outstrip PCs by 72% in 2016, is it any wonder... read more

4 Fabulous Meeting Technology Predictions for 2014

GenieConnect, a mobile events app company, recently came out with their top 10 tech predictions for the New Year. Many of them validate what I have been writing about for the last 18 months. Here are... read more