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Don’t Want Those Dorky Glasses to See in 3D? No Problem! Hi Res, Glasses-Free Displays are Here!
Sep 09, 2013 by
As an event organizer, one of your goals is to provide better visuals to "wow" your attendees. While 3D can definitely do the trick, you have probably been reticent to use this technology because of the need to put on annoying, dorky glasses to realize the total effect. Thanks to technological advances, that isn't the case any longer! Research also backs up the power of 3D. According to a 2011 Tilburg University study, attendees had a 45% higher retention rate of the materials being shown on...
 
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Read All About it! The Power of Travel Report is Out With the 3 Things You Gotta Know
Sep 06, 2013 by
The U.S. Travel Association recently updated their Power of Travel Promotion Report in an effort to help organizations make the case as to why travel matters and to encourage local governmental agencies and DMOs to continue to spend money to promote their destination.  David Heuther, Senior Vice President of Research for the US Travel Association stated, "The resulting increase in tourism to an area improves local quality of life, boosts economic development and delivers much ne...
 
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5 Super Ways to Use Social Media To Promote Your Event
Sep 04, 2013 by
Even though social media has been around for 5+ years, it still hasn't quite found its place in most meetings and events. However, if it is used properly, many planners can take advantage of its digital power. Let's focus on ways to integrate social into your marketing strategy before and during the event cycle.  Here are 5 ways to make social happen at your next meeting:  Learn the channels.  If you have never taken the time to learn Instagram, Foursquare or...
 
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Labor Day Celebration | AV Event Solutions
Sep 02, 2013 by
H a p p y L a b o r D a y B e f o r e t h e r e w a r d t h e r e m u s t b e l a b o r . Y o u p l a n t b e f o r e y o u r h a r v e s t . Y o u s o w i n t e a r s b e f o r e y o u r e a p . R a l p h R a n s o m E n j o y L a b o r D a y ! Y o u r f r i e n d s a t & n b s p ;
 
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4 Tips to Get in Touch with the Needs of Your Meeting Attendees
Aug 30, 2013 by
Almost every planner I know, tries to effectively read the pulse of their audience -- whether it be through paper and pencil surveys, observing body language or responding to complaints. We want to keep our attendees learning and happy. But in today's digital world, are surveys even relevant? Won't attendees just let you know how they feel? To learn more about what the participant wants and whether or not you met the mark, intelligent surveying needs to be completed.  Christophe...
 
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Aug 29, 2013 by
W e l c o m e t o W o r d P r e s s . T h i s i s y o u r f i r s t p o s t . E d i t o r d e l e t e i t , t h e n s t a r t b l o g g i n g !
 
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5 Fabulous Ways to Get Everyone in Sync at Your Next Sales Meeting
Aug 28, 2013 by
If you are in sales or manage a sales team, how many times have you attended a meeting only to leave it bored, frustrated or confused? Most reps would concur that many sales sessions are downright inefficient because they don't adequately address the true reason they are brought together...  ...to meet or exceed the sales quota of the company.  A realistic plan to meet quota usually does not happen. The meeting becomes a complaint fest. Or the manager has loaded his or her ta...
 
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Need Help Justifying Your Conference Attendance? Here’s an Easy Process to Help Make it Happen!
Aug 26, 2013 by
Many individuals need to complete a cost/benefit analysis when considering a conference. We all do it in our head -- as we look over the speakers, see where the conference is being held and lastly peruse the cost -- which can be expensive. But even if you are convinced you must be there, your management team may want something more. Rather than fighting with them, why not give them what they want?  Below is a tool you can use to help justify your attendance. Use the parts that make t...
 
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4 Killer Ways to Effectively Use Facebook at Your Next Conference
Aug 23, 2013 by
Encouraging attendees to post to your conference Facebook page can seem overwhelming -- a bit like herding cats. However, with over 1 billion users and growing, it is a safe bet that most attendees have a personal Facebook account. With that many users, it would be unwise to ignore the power of this social channel.  Your goal is to request attendees to take a more active role on your fan page. The key is to encourage social conversations between those that are there and those that are ...
 
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So Little Time and So Many Speakers! 5 Minutes to Effectively Judging a PowerPoint Presentation
Aug 21, 2013 by
As much as we would like to get away from PowerPoint, it is still the number 1 presentation method used by most speakers and facilitators. However, now more than ever, you need to review the slides to make certain the message is right for your audience. You can no longer take for granted that presenter is the subject matter expert on effective PowerPoint presentations. You are. But you have so little time -- how will you manage?  Take the next 5 minutes to read this blog for eff...
 
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