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Happier, Healthier Attendees
Nov 10, 2015 by
Wellness is a trending buzzword for workplaces and business events—and for good reason! For business meetings, events, trade shows, and conferences, happy, healthy attendees are far more likely to: Engage with other guests Interact with exhibitors Share and network through social media Attend sessions more frequently Report higher satisfaction levels about the event itself (Most importantly) RETURN year after year! Happiness, however, can seem quite elusive. Here are some tips and tren...
What’s New with 4K Displays
Nov 05, 2015 by
Even though 4K technology has been around since 2013, it really has only started to catch on over the course of the last few months. And it is really booming in the arena of 50-60+ inch displays, where 4K technology genuinely affects the viewing experience. Before I get into all the technical aspects of this technology, remember that 4K displays are 4X the resolution of a standard HD unit (or 4,000 pixels wide) – thus giving you great detail, sharpness and resolution. Why Aren’t There More ...
Trade Show Technology – Trends and Success Tips
Nov 03, 2015 by
If you are involved with any aspects of trade shows or similar events, you may feel as if things are changing at such a fast pace that it’s hard to even catch your breath, much less capitalize on some of the trends. But rather then fear the blinding speed with which the Internet and trade show technology is evolving, you can use these trends to your advantage by learning how to incorporate technology in ways that support your needs and goals, improve client communication, and boost your ROI. ...
10 Solid Steps to Make Your Holiday Party Stand Out
Oct 29, 2015 by
We talked about holiday party justification in Part 1 and balancing the proper budget in Part 2, now it is time to put the planning wheels in motion with discussion and ideas about the smaller, often overlooked items in the party planning process. Remember, you and your co-workers are coming together to recognize this year’s achievements and set the tone for new and exciting things next year. Unfortunately, a poorly planned and executed event sends a signal that you don’t care. A bad event...
Is Your Event Technology Scaring Potential Customers Away?
Oct 27, 2015 by
Boo! As we approach Halloween 2015, it’s a good time for your company to take stock of what you did right at past events, and what you can improve on. We know that in today’s technology driven society, finding and using the right event technology in creative and effective ways can be the key to achieving the results you’re looking for. Event technology can help increase event attendance 20%, increase productivity 27%, and decrease costs 20-30%. -Frost & Sullivan EVENT TECHNOLOGY – A...
Holiday Party Budgeting Can Be Trickier Than You Think
Oct 22, 2015 by
You and your staff are tasked with planning this year’s holiday party; the first one your organization has had in a few years. While your staff is excited about this, you know there is some risk. Spend too little on the event and the organization will look cheap. Spend too much and the company will look extravagant. The key is to establish and follow a budget that will make employees feel their hard work is being rewarded with this special event. As mentioned in Part 1 of this 3-part series,...
Discover 5 Questions to Evaluate Renting Audio Visual Equipment vs. Buying
Oct 21, 2015 by
When does it make sense for your organization to rent audio visual equipment versus buying it? Many organizations are wrestling with this very prospect. Here is what you need to consider: Are you in the audio visual business or in the business of making money for your organization? Let's explore five questions that can help you better evaluate this: Does your staff have the time to research, purchase, get trained on, maintain and store your technology? What is the total cost of owne...
12 Tips for Better Holiday Social Media
Oct 20, 2015 by
The 2015 Holiday Season is upon us, a time of festivities and special events and a time when consumers spend more money. It follows that so businesses and brands have one of the best opportunities to connect with customers and potential customers through the use of technology. This season, why not use the latest trends in social media to add extra pizazz to your communications and growth to your bottom line? Whether you’re attending or exhibiting at an event, or looking for ways to add sparkle...
Best Practices: Prove ROI for Tech Initiatives Before a Capital Outlay
Oct 19, 2015 by
Proving return-on-investment for a technology initiative can be daunting, especially when decision makers have only a rudimentary understanding of new technology, or when the initiative requires a significant investment in hardware. AV Network Magazine tackled this topic recently in an article titled “Defining Success with Metric for Digital Signage.” In it, the author advocates running a pilot program on a scale that can provide statistically valuable metrics. Luckily, the emerging “Shar...
Battling Wildfires In Real-Time with Technology
Oct 16, 2015 by
This year has seen an unprecedented number of wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest.  In fact, by summer’s end the National Interagency Fire Center, the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting, estimated that wildfires had burned 11 million acres in the U.S. That is an area larger than the size of the state of Maryland. To battle these blazes the US Forest service relies on its National Incident Management Organization (NIMO), which dispatches incident management teams to s...
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