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EXPERT on Micro Expressions: Yann Van den Branden

Yann is a speaker on micro expressions and how you can use them to learn more about your 'opponent' in a commercial situation. Yann mostly teaches interactive sessions, trainings, workshops with real exercises for the participants or as a keynote speaker for a larger group. Yann has reference in large corporations in the pharmaceutical, banking, insurance and automotive world, from the USA over Japan to Russia. As an Actor he is also a member of the international business communication theatre group called YESSI JADA.

From Boring To Beneficial Conference Education

Let’s face it. Most conference education is yawn-stirring, sleepy-eyed, ho-hum, day-old soggy Melba-toast tasting boring.

It makes root-canals seem fun!

Regardless, the human brain loves to learn.

In spite of our age, culture, gender and race, our brains are designed to always be on the prowl for new things to discover and experience. The brain is genetically programmed to learn. It’s in our DNA.
Our brains love to learn!

(Jeff Hurt) Putting People And Learning Before Places And Spaces

“Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah blah. Blah, blah, blah!”

The words fall from the speaker’s mouth to listener’s ears.
The more the speaker shares, the more the listeners quickly forget.
Here’s a truth: Content covered by the speaker does not automatically translate into content learned by the audience.

Same Old, Same Old

For the past 50 years, the vast majority of our conference education has remained the same.

Brain-Friendly Meetings by Andrea Sullivan

10 Ways To Make Your Programs Effective, Engaging And Memorable In The Digital Age

Everything we experience changes our brain through the brain’s “neuroplasticity,” its lifelong ability to rewire itself. Each new technology we adopt changes not only our culture and lifestyle, but the brain itself. It’s not so much the content delivered — not the information or the entertainment. It’s the activities we’re involved in Andrea Sullivan, M.A. when using the technology.

Brain-Friendly Meetings by Andrea Sullivan

10 Ways to make your Programs Effective, Engaging and Memorable in the Digital Age.

Everything we experience changes our brain through the brain’s “neuroplasticity,” its lifelong ability to rewire itself. Each new technology we adopt changes not only our culture and lifestyle, but the brain itself. It’s not so much the content delivered — not the information or the entertainment. It’s the activities we’re involved in Andrea Sullivan, M.A. when using the technology.

Four Conference Model Options by Midcourse Corrections

Once upon a time, many, many moons ago, in the days of old, in the rooms of the Inn, in the city of yonder, the time-honored, habitually-replicated, customary conference experience was basically always the same.

It was one-directional, from organizers to attendees.

Today, meeting professionals can select from a variety of conference models to customize the experience. Here are four conference model options.

Vertical Engagement: One-Directional

 

Synthetron is supporting a Mega Event in Belgium

MSI member Synthetron is supporting mega event : online participatory citizens project in Belgium on November 11 2011.

Belgian citizens subscription is open now!!

This week there is a very interesting experiment in participatory democracy in Belgium: G1000: Citizens organise on 11/11/2011 a citizens summit: 1000 randomly chosen citizens from the 3 language communities, will be gathered to discuss with each other at 100 tables of 10 persons.

Want To Be A More Strategic Meeting Professional?

Defining The Strategic Meeting Professional

So what exactly does being more strategic mean? How can those charged with managing the details begin thinking differently without overlooking the logistics? Here are seven perspectives to adopt to transition from logistics to strategic thinking.

1. Transition from details to relationships.

Improving Conference Attendee Experiences

Experiences are better when conferences are built around people.

The conference experience greatly improves for all stakeholders when they are built around people and their relationships.

Traditional Conference Experience

Male creative brainstorm improves with picture of girl

Evolutionary psychology sais that men perform better in the presence of a woman. Men can't seem to help but try to impress women.

ABCDEF: are people tools?


Are people tools in the hands meeting architects, to influence participants? It sounds a bit weird but on the other side, it is about time we see professionals (and volunteers or staff) of all sorts as a category of tools in designing better meetings. Our participants are people and consciously deploying ‘non participant’ people to assist, facilitate, inspire, motivate and even drive meeting objectives is probably the most logic and maybe even the most effective thing we can do.

New Presentation Management System

Preseria AS, founded in 2008, is an innovative software company focusing on providing high end software solutions for conference planners, technical staff and speakers. We create innovative technologies and software geared towards the meeting and event industry. With several thousand users Preseria AS is securing its position amongst professional presenters and organizers as the new industry standard. Our products increase the competitiveness of our costumers in an already tough market. Preseria Conference makes life easier for presenters and conference organizers.

New Presentation Management System

Preseria Conference is a complete and unparalleled presentation management system. This tool helps organizers and presenters through all stages from gathering and quality control, seamless and problem free execution, to on-line publishing Check out our 2 minute introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hnZ9iFYSXA

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