\ud83d\udd25 The Best of the Best: \tTelling Stories:\u00a0Back To The Basics - Storytelling For Virtual Events \tSpice It Up:\u00a0Unique & Exciting Virtual Trade Show Ideas \u2728 Speaking of virtual trade shows. A lot of people are diving into platforms that help with this specific issue. This webinar is here to help:\u00a0So Many Options, So Little Time: Choosing A Digital Event Platform! I started journaling and I highly recommend it! \ud83d\udcd8 Hello lovely reader. How are you doing? No really. How are you\u00a0actually\u00a0doing? If your feelings about life are not the most positive right now, that's okay. You're definitely not alone. There are a lot of heavy things happening in the world and personally right now. It's a lot to handle. So many thoughts and feelings have been coursing through me these past few months, and I needed some sort of outlet. I needed some peace of mind. When I was in Tahoe, I bought a journal and a pen and just started writing. Not to publish someday as a memoir from Covid-19 life. And not to feel like I was doing something productive. I just started writing for myself. Now, I am not here to tell you what to do or outline all the benefits of journaling. (Is journaling even a word? I keep getting the little red squiggle under it as I'm typing, but how else would you make it a verb?) There are plenty of videos and articles out there that dive into detail about how amazing it is to journal. All I'm going to suggest is to buy a notebook and a pen. Never underestimate the importance of good tools. Once you have the basics, it is so much easier to get started. And when you've acquired the goods, do whatever your heart desires. Write down ideas, draw some sketches, talk about what is going on in your life, talk about what's happening in the events industry. It's going to be amazing to look back on one day. Since starting this routine of journaling every day, my anxiety has decreased immensely. It feels like I'm clearing out the cookies in my brain! It's incredibly healing and kind of addictive so I thought I would share my experience! I know each of us is dealing with this madness on an individual level. Yes, we are experiencing the pandemic and the conversation surrounding racism collectively, but we are all coming at it from different perspectives. Write some things down, listen to yourself, and be the support system that you need. And now,\u00a0The Weekly Soundcheck: \ud83d\udcd6\u00a0Event planning is all about connecting through stories - even when it's virtual\u00a0(10-minute video) There isn\u2019t a stronger connection between people than storytelling. And if our purpose in life as event planners is to promote human connection and foster powerful bonds, we can\u2019t forget about the importance of storytelling. In this article,\u00a0Mariana Fernandes\u00a0writes about how\u00a0important it is to think about storytelling when planning virtual events. \u2728 Articles and resources \tCreating Engaging Virtual Event Experiences \tHow Virtual Events Can Be Better Than Face To Face \ud83d\udc9a Endless has a brand new affiliate program! If you know anyone else who might love Endless, you should join our affiliate program. You could earn $1,250 and up in commission for each customer purchase! It's incredibly simple and we would love to have you as a partner. Join Our Affiliate Program I'm sure you probably have questions, so I included a link to the page where you can sign up for the program and learn more \u2934\ufe0f \ud83d\ude4c Virtual trade shows don't have to be lame - here's how to make them better!\u00a0(8-minute video) People ask us all the time about how to turn the trade show portion of their event virtual. Is it even possible? Do we need to use event technology that looks like the Sims? Will this make our sponsors happy? On today\u2019s episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, our incredible host Will Curran will answer these questions by\u00a0sharing some of the most unique and exciting virtual trade show ideas. \u2728 Articles and resources \tTop 8 Virtual Event Concerns (& How To Solve Them) \tVirtual Event Mistakes: 10 Things To Avoid Doing! \u25b6\ufe0f Latest shows and podcasts \tEvent Brew - How Virtual Events Can Be Better Than Face To Face Events! \ud83c\udd95 \t#EventIcons\u00a0- Entertainment For Virtual Events: Bring On The Virtual Fun!\u00a0\ud83c\udd95 \tEvent Tech Podcast - Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry \ud83d\udcc6 Upcoming events \u2728 \u00a0June 30\u00a0- 1:00 PM CDT - Will is doing a webinar with PCMA about\u00a0Thinking Outside the Typical Lecture \u2728\u00a0July 7th\u00a0- 9 AM MST - Will is doing a webinar on What Does "Virtual" Really Mean For Event Pros? \ud83d\udcda\u00a0Radiant Resources I just wanted to share what Netflix did in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. They compiled all the movies\/TV shows\/documentaries that provide educational content about racial inequality in America and around the world. I thought this was such a genius way to show support and encourage people to learn more about this topic. This additional screen and the curated collection that Netflix put together lead me to watch 13th which taught me so much information that I was never taught in school. Being educated about history and current events is up to us, and now there are no excuses. Thank you, Netflix! \ud83d\udca1 Got one last thing for ya! We continue to urge people to join one of the largest communities of event professionals, by joining the\u00a0Event Profs Slack Group! Have a great week!