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5 Vital Steps for Audience Participation Success

I’ve just returned from IMEX – the events industry’s flagship conference – where I presented a campfire session on behalf of the Meetings Design Institute

A Very Short Guide to Brain-Friendly Meetings

Our brains develop to retain information that seems important and to block out what seems like noise. Here's how to get — and keep — your attendees' attention. 
 

5 Ways to Turn Panels from Boring To Brilliant

Panels can be deadly dull, but they don’t have to be.
Here's how you can make them much, much better.
 

 

Business Improvement Conference Education Trends

Does your conference education drive attendees’ business performance?

Or are your offerings more a roll of the dice, leaving it up to chance that they impact the attendees’ job performance.

The Five Golden Rules of Adult Learning Every #EventProf Needs to Know, Backed by Science

You know the situation. You bring your delegates to a conference room and seat them in the audience. They cross their arms, put on a teach-me face, and expect presenters to teach them new stuff or skills without any active involvement.

The Wisdom of Crowds

It seems like a trend called “crowdsourcing” is on the rise among #eventprofs these days, but what exactly is crowdsourcing?

The Future Conference Is About Increasing Attendees’ ROI

The future conference is not about the environment, the furniture, the venue, the audio visual or the technology.

The future conference is about increasing the paying attendee’s ROI. The future conference is about helping the attendee transfer and apply their conference learning to their job.
 

The Beginner’s Guide to Live Reporting from Conferences

I won’t lie to you. Live reporting from conferences is a challenging task. An appointed live reporter needs to listen meticulously, type with lightning speed and publish more or less without typos in real time.

Unlearning Our Old Patterns Of Conference Education To Relearn ...

It’s past time for conference organizers to learn about learning! Our conference success depends upon it.

We’ve got to stop saying that it is someone else’s job to manage the content, programming and the attendee experience of the conference. That all we do is work on the logistics of the conference.

How Technology Based Entertainment Create the Ultimate Custom Experience

Ten years ago event apps hadn’t been invented.  Nowadays attendees can’t imagine an event without one.  Technology has changed the face of events; from event apps and online registration to live analytics and event software, technology has permeated every aspect of events. 

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