This week’s selection is partly dedicated to improving attendees’ engagement, both online and offline. You will also find out about some smart apps promising to boost your brain power and learn all about beacons and how they can help with two of your biggest event challenges: attendees’ engagement and crowd management.
What do you think about when someone mentions a corporate event? I bet the image you picture is pretty similar to this: A standard 4 walled room, round tables with some kind of standard arrangement, and a stage with a screen projecting a powerpoint. Basically, the event meets all the functional aspects but simply lacks a bit of flair. Corporate events tend to shy away from bold themes to keep a neutral and professional environment. Your company events should be the exact opposite because this is the perfect opportunity to not only showcase your brand visually but your company culture. We recently teamed up with GoVig, a headhunter agency, to produce their event of the year. From Skull Head Vodka awards to live remote cameras, this was not your typical corporate event. Read More
According to research, the human eye can detect the light of a candle 14 miles away. Now, that’s also assuming this candle isn’t inside a house, covered by trees at the bottom of a hill. Nonetheless, the human eye can capture the smallest details. So now knowing this statistic, wouldn’t you want to ensure every visual component with your event is perfect? Read More
As an event planner, you’re sort of a jack (or jill) of all trades. You do everything needed to get the job done. While I know you really love doing some of that work, there’s just parts of the job you really hate and put off as much as you can. Read More
Do you know what’s in and what’s out when it comes to event design? We know that you’d like to be on top of the latest trends so we figured this week’s Best Event Talk would fit in perfectly.
Joining us is David Merrell of AOO Events, though you’d probably know him better as the founder of DesignDawgs or maybe from his numerous speaking engagements through the years. He’s held several local and international leadership positions in the International Special Events Society (better known as ISES). Read More
This week we bring you the latest news on event technology trends and show you how it’s best to approach them from a CEO perspective. We also reveal some quick guidelines for starting an event planning blog and for managing a Facebook business page well. And our top favorite this week is the beautiful collection of pictures from Sydney’s festival of light and sound, that let us peek into the beauty of the city by night.
Social media is your gateway to untapped marketing potential. Its effectiveness, though, is dependent on how well you use it for generating a long-term rapport in your B2B or B2C interactions. The power of a 140-character tweet should not be underestimated and should be leveraged during a live event or seminar. Studies show that social media users are 71% more likely to purchase a product from a brand they’re connected with.
Incorporating a live Twitter feed for your next conference or trade show is a great way to keep the interaction with your guests flowing. The last thing you want is for your guests to become disengaged by tending to personal matters on their phone or leaving early. Learn the top strategies for using a Twitter wall to keep the attendees’ attention. Read More
As an event planner, I’m sure that you’ve probably seen every contract there is. You contract between your vendors, your clients, your freelancers and your employees. But there’s probably one contract that you haven’t gotten around to making yet. Read More
Humor is a great way to lighten the mood of any event. It can range from the speaker giving a funny anecdote at the start of his talk to hiring a professional like a stand-up comic to be your opening act.
Not everyone can pull off good comedy, but this guy can. This week’s Best Event Talk is from Ricky Gervais, one of the most brilliant comedians in the business today. Read More
In this week’s selection, Einsteins’ Favorites shows the importance of knowing how to organize an event for introverts, as they can make up for a significant part of your attendees. It also helps to gain a little more perspective on how technology can either make or break a presentation. We also want to raise an alarm for every time we lose sleep as sleep deprivation can be bad for your brain in the long run.