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4 Fabulous Meeting Technology Predictions for 2014
Jan 03, 2014 by
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 the four I believe you should pay attention to, in order of urgency, as you look at your meeting plans for the coming year.  Fit-for-Purpose Wi-Fi will become the norm.  What is fit-for-purpose Wi-Fi? It is providing the right amount of bandwidth needed at your event at the ...
Cheers to the New Year
Jan 01, 2014 by
A p p r o a c h t h e N e w Y e a r w i t h r e s o l v e t o f i n d t h e o p p o r t u n i t i e s h i d d e n i n e a c h n e w d a y . ~ M i c h a e l J o s e p h s o n & n b s p ; C h e e r s t o t h e N e w Y e a r ! & n b s p ;
8 PowerPoint Tricks and Tips that will Enhance Your Presenter’s Talk
Dec 30, 2013 by
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), a recognized authority in the cold chain industry  where every product retains quality and safety, holds several conferences throughout the year for its members. Rather than having each presenter come up with their own PowerPoint that could be full of problems for attendees, they have become proactive and give their speakers a template to follow that is customized for every program.  They recently shared in PCMA's Convene the following ...
Holiday Holidays
Dec 25, 2013 by
C h r i s t m a s w a v e s a m a g i c w a n d o v e r t h i s w o r l d , a n d b e h o l d , e v e r y t h i n g i s s o f t e r a n d m o r e b e a u t i f u l . & n b s p ; ~ N o r m a n V i n c e n t P e a l e & n b s p ; H a p p y H o l i d a y s f r o m o u r f a m i l y t o y o u r s
Overcome Feedback Phobia! Use Comments to Create Great Meetings Every Time
Dec 23, 2013 by
If you are like me, you dread the "Please step into my office" or "We need to talk" start to a conversation. Immediately, visions of criticism and negative comments jump into your mind. We all think of feedback, even constructive feedback, as a terrible thing and if we don't like it, how could our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors?  But what if we are wrong? That feedback is exactly what strong leaders crave and want - that it makes them a great leader in so m...
Should Your Trade Show Speakers be Compensated? 6 Meeting Professionals Speak Out
Dec 20, 2013 by
Traci Browne, a trade show consultant with Red Cedar Marketing, moderates a weekly Twitter session called #ExpoChat where meeting professionals around the world can chime in about the latest topics facing the expo and trade show business. Last month, Browne took up the topic of compensation for presenters -- should they be compensated or not and if so,what is the right amount. Below is a summation of the responses and how interactive technology tool rentals can help spread the speaker's messa...
Is Your Conference Unique? Research States Not Really
Dec 18, 2013 by
Velvet Chainsaw, an association consulting firm, recently surveyed their 30+ clients in search of the answer to the above question. In a nutshell, here is what they found out - Your conference, whether you want to admit it or not, is just like all other conferences.   The thought of this makes me shutter as a meeting planner. But deep down inside, I know this to be true for most conferences. As Velvet Chainsaw so eloquently surmises it, "become relevant or die". They state ...
Is Your Conference Unique? Research States Not Really
Dec 18, 2013 by
Velvet Chainsaw, an association consulting firm, recently surveyed their 30+ clients in search of the answer to the above question. In a nutshell, here is what they found out - Your conference, whether you want to admit it or not, is just like all other conferences.   The thought of this makes me shutter as a meeting planner. But deep down inside, I know this to be true for most conferences. As Velvet Chainsaw so eloquently surmises it, "become relevant or die". They state tha...
If You Think it’s Expensive to Hire a Professional Meeting Supplier, Just Hire an Amateur
Dec 16, 2013 by
Meeting in a Box. Meeting Toolkit. Audio Visual included as part of the standard venue contract.  This is a meeting planner's dream, right? Easy-peasy. You will handle the AV by rolling in the PowerPoint presentation equipment, following directions or relying on the venue to handle it. One less thing to worry about, right? Wrong!  Audiovisual, computers and connectivity are vital to your meeting. Without presentation services equipment to give you the visuals and proper&nb...
If You Think it’s Expensive to Hire a Professional Meeting Supplier, Just Hire an Amateur
Dec 16, 2013 by
    Meeting in a Box. Meeting Toolkit. Audio Visual included as part of the standard venue contract.  This is a meeting planner's dream, right? Easy-peasy. You will handle the AV by rolling in the PowerPoint presentation equipment, following directions or relying on the venue to handle it. One less thing to worry about, right? Wrong!  Audiovisual, computers and connectivity are vital to your meeting. Without presentation services equipment to give you the visual...
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