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Meeting Industry: Does Your Company have a Golf or Baseball Mentality?
Apr 11, 2011 by
         Think about the sports of golf and baseball; couldn't be two of the more opposite type of games. Golfers compete against themselves and are constantly trying to improve their own game. Even though professional golfers are ranked, it is more about how they did at that last tournament and how they are going to improve on the next one.Now let's take a look at baseball. 25 members on a team that are concerned about beating the competition and ultimately winning...
 
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Why Video Capture on Computer Kiosks is Important at Events
Apr 08, 2011 by
Video motivates...it is one tool, other than face-to-face interaction, that turns booth visits into sales Video engages...trainers are using video versus print media to explain concepts Video sets the mood...in an event, it can compliment other presentations Video adds impact...nothing works better than action and color  To get an example of video's effect, consider a MasterCard commercial. You could read, in black and white, the following information:  Hot Soup $4 Cold...
 
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4 Things to Consider When Comparing Tablet PC to iPad Rental Units
Apr 06, 2011 by
Whether you opt to rent iPads, iPad 2s, or Tablet PCs, the marketplace can be confusing, especially with a plethora of similar-looking tablets available. Let's look at 4 key factors you need to consider:First: Do you need Android-based Tablet PCs at your Meeting or Event?Tablets are the go-between devices of the laptop and smartphone. They are lighter than a laptop and they can provide attendees an easy way to check e-mail, browse the web, and utilize the same meeting applications. In addit...
 
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Creative Ways to Promote Interaction Before, During, and After the Meeting
Apr 04, 2011 by
Attendees are hungry for the interactive format at meetings and events. Meeting planners need to find creative ways to meet this need before, during, and after the event by keeping the conversation going. Below are some technology tools available to you to keep the creative juices flowing at your next conference. SURVEYS and POLLS Before the Event Surveymonkey provides a free online tool that allows you to ask potential attendees what they want at the meeting via a series of clo...
 
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The New Way for PowerPoint: PechaKucha
Apr 01, 2011 by
PowerPoint is still the most widely used presentation system in the world. However, many attendees are frustrated with the over use of PowerPoint and are demanding a better way. Enter: PechaKucha 20x20. Below, is an explanation of the format and why many event organizers may see more use of this format in 2011 and beyond. What is PechaKucha 20x20? It is a simple presentation format where the presenter may only have 20 slides and they can only spend 20 seconds on each slide. The whole presentat...
 
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iPad2: Great Product Launching Event to Emulate and Learn from
Mar 30, 2011 by
On March 11th, Apple launched the iPad 2 and sold over 300,000 of these units which equated to roughly $150 million in sales for 1 day! In addition, according to a survey conducted by research firm PiperJaffray, 70% of those buying the iPad 2 were new to the device. The photo above is a view of customers waiting in line at the Apple store to preview and probably buy the iPad 2 -- how great is that? So as meeting and event planners, what can we learn from Apple when planning a prod...
 
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10 Essential Elements of the Ideal Conference
Mar 28, 2011 by
For the second year in a row, the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) conducted a series of customer roundtable discussions designed to learn about their priorities when it comes to ideal meetings.According to Peter Stockman, President of IACC Americas, "We sought to compare the results with what we heard from customers last year and keep our priorities in check. The focus was on what was important to IACC customers for an exceptional meeting environment."Attend...
 
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Frequently Asked Questions about Renting Audio Visual Equipment
Mar 25, 2011 by
The selection of AV services, equipment, and personnel to set up and break down the equipment for your event is as important as the event itself. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posed by event planners, including what Powerpoint presentation equipment is required for a meeting.    How do I rent AV equipment? What is the process? At AV Event Solutions, you may call 1-888-445-9241 and speak to an Account Executive to determine your audiovisual needs, especially if you ar...
 
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Thinking of Changing Audiovisual Rental Companies? Some Ways to Kick the Tires
Mar 23, 2011 by
Are you renting audio visual equipment from a vendor who is taking your business for granted? Or worse yet, providing no visual creativity to the event process? Perhaps, you are not ready to cut the supplier completely out of the picture due to a long-term working relationship, but you would like to know if there are better AV companies out there. Here is a relatively low-risk way to see if you might want to move to another audio visual rental company.Give the Corporate Audio Visual Firm a ...
 
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How to Choose the Right Screen Rentals for Your Next Series of Events
Mar 21, 2011 by
Have you ever asked yourself, what screen size do I need for my meeting or event? Here is a simple guide to follow that will work in almost any situation and give you an optimal projection screen size. You need to take into consideration the following four characteristics of the room the meeting or event will be held in.Screen Height: Take the distance from where the screen will be set up to the back wall and divide by 8. If the distance is 80 feet, the screen height needs to be 10 feet.Screen W...
 
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