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Category: Presentation Tactics

3 Best Use Strategies for Charging Stations
May 17, 2017 by
Charging stations are one of the most in-demand amenities for conferences and events. After all, there are only so many wall outlets to go around and not every attendee brings a charging cable with them to the event. But, charging stations do much more than charge electronic devices. They add value in lots of settings. Charging stations – also referred to as charging kiosks, come in a variety of sizes and shapes (including secure lockers). They are equipped with all of the connectors needed...
How to Recover from a Sales Faux Pas
Apr 19, 2017 by
Even the best sales professionals can cite at least one sales faux pas they’ve made over the course of their career. Making the mistake is one thing. Knowing how to recover from a sales faux pas is another. It takes both strategy and courage. “Sales Faux Pas that Still Haunt Us” Early in my marketing career, I remember having a proposal meeting with a potential client in the direct mail business. The client was referred to me so the odds of securing the account were good. My proposal was...
Technologies for An ADA Friendly Event
Feb 07, 2017 by
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 53 million adults in the U.S. have a disability. Many attend and participate in trade shows, conferences, and other events with the expectation of an ADA friendly event environment. Fortunately, there has been considerable progress on this front, such that accessible meetings are now a goal for meeting planners where once they weren’t. Through the efforts of such organizations as the ADA National Network Centers, there is more ...
How to Optimize CEU Tracking With Beacons
Nov 30, 2016 by
There are many ways to track attendees for continuing education units (CEU) during conferences. While the process begins with recording when attendees enter and exit a presentation, it ends with the actual issuance of the credit. Of all the methods being used, using wearable beacons to optimize CEU tracking has benefits and capabilities that other systems don’t.  Traditional CEU Tracking (Without Beacons) [caption id="attachment_903378" align="alignright" width="444"] Manually tracking doze...
Which Projection Screen is Best for My Event?
Mar 01, 2016 by
Many business meetings, presentations, speakers, sessions, and corporate events rely on projection screens to provide primary or secondary images. Whether these images are the main focus of a presentation or if they’re simply helping to set the stage by adding a visual element to a speaker’s message, projection screens have long been a popular favorite for event planners and corporate meeting organizers. Screens and projectors are the long-running technology favorite for PowerPoint presentat...
Thinking Outside the BOX for Trade Show Event Tech
Jan 26, 2016 by
Trade show exhibitors and event planners are perpetually looking for fresh ways to promote their business, products, services and ideas. Businesses are always in need of unique ways to distinguish themselves from the competition and help draw a crowd off the showroom floor. Industry professionals know that the success of trade show exhibits often relies on technology—from the basics of sound, lighting, and lead retrieval, and moving up to leading-edge event technology that sets new standards. ...
Getting the Most Out of Audience Response Systems
Jan 19, 2016 by
With Today’s technology, everything is about “instant.” We access information instantly, communicate in a flash anywhere in the world, and we can find out in real time what our audience is thinking and what they care about. Tapping into that “instant” ability is part of creating and running a successful trade show, conference, or corporate event. If you are running or presenting at an event, you are always looking for ways to boost attendee engagement and audience participation. Audie...
Trade Show Booth Technology Tips for 2016
Jan 12, 2016 by
With 2016 now upon us, it’s time to take a look at tech ideas and tips that you can use for your trade show booth to get the most engagement and best ROI this year. You may, or may not, already know which industry shows you will be attending this year. But even if you haven’t made your final list yet, the most important thing you can ask yourself before you commit to any booth design, or technology, is this: What technology did you use last year in your exhibits and how did it work for you...
Technology for Exhibits
Jan 05, 2016 by
For museums, exhibitions, showrooms, trade shows, product launches, and marketing campaigns, exhibits are a way to draw visitors into a fresh world of experiences, ideas, and information. Naturally, technology is paving new ground—enhancing the viewer’s involvement with a subject, product, or idea. Exhibits have been a stimulating event  since the dawn of recorded history; for thousands of years, humans have created opportunities “to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of art...
Tech Rentals for POP-UP Events!
Dec 29, 2015 by
Pop-up events and pop-up retail are growing in popularity—for good reason! The new economical focus on small business and business expansion has led to a rise in temporary business locations—often as part of a greater area event or promotion such as: Festivals Downtown initiatives Citywide events Expos Brand “experiences” Temporary exhibitions Art installations Pop-up museums Pop-up retail has emerged as the antidote to stale shopping malls. By creating a limited time opportuni...
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