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Think You Know Audience?

 
You can talk to audiences. You can give them information. You can even entertain them. But when it really matters, you need to engage them.

Into the Toolbox of a Meeting Planner #technology | PodioBox

PodioBox is the all-in-one system to manage and perform presentations in fast and easy way without software installation.
 

Communication Solutions for Better Meetings. Make Your Presenters Shine!

 

Audience Communication and Events is an international, independently owned communication and event agency.

The new standard in presentation management

Slidebox was chosen as one of the top 10 innovations at EIBTM2014. And in this interview, Menno Pleij one of the founders of this start-up company, explains why they were selected.

New MDI Member | Slidebox


Slidebox - It’s all about the speaker!
 

The best of Meeting Architecture in a day

17 Nov 2014 09:00
17 Nov 2014 17:00
Location: 
Fira, a day prior to EIBTM Barcelona
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Language: 
English
The world of meeting professionals is changing rapidly and staying up to speed becomes ever more important. Technology is changing many aspects of meeting planning and the knowledge and skills need to evolve to keep up with the new needs. The new generation of participants, the drive for more ROI, the need for business impact are just a few of the global drivers behind a drastically changing landscape.

MULTIEPOSTER


MULTIEPOSTER redefines ePosters! Understanding the natural reading flow of a scientific poster can be very difficult and lead to misinterpretation, especially in an electronic format.

Joel-Zvi Hetzroni explains how Multieposter works and the advantages in the video below.


What is an ePoster

Our Ability To Learn Has Deep Roots In Our Ability To Talk To Others

Listening is often the only thing attendees do in formal learning environments.

Speakers talk. Audiences listen.

They listen to keynote speakers at conferences. They listen to presenters in workshops.
They listen to industry speakers in education sessions. They listen to staff in HR trainings.

The truth is that all that listening amounts to very little learning or change in attitudes, behaviors and skills.

Talking Is More Important Than Listening

What can songs teach us about presentations?

Popular songs catch and keep your attention

Verse - chorus - verse - chorus - verse.
Listen to the radio and you will see for yourself: this is the structure of the typical songs we hear every day. And I suggest we can ‘take that’ as the framework we should embed in our presentations too.
“Verse-Chorus: a musical form common in popular music where the chorus is highlighted.“ (Wikipedia)
In the verse the singer plays the main role; the lyrics dominate and the story flows and develops.

Five Strategies To Improve The Common Conference Lecture (by MidCourse Corrections)

Talking is a critical part of that learning experience. We talk so we can understand. We talk so we can remember. We talk so we can learn.

But who does the majority of talking at a conference and who does the majority of listening? The speakers talk as the audience listens.

Attendees Spend The Majority Of Their Conference Time Listening

Haiku Deck


Haiku Deck, a free iPad app, is a completely new kind of presentation software designed to make your slides stunning. Whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, delivering a keynote, or igniting a movement, Haiku Deck makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.

Helping Your Audience On The Hero’s Journey by Midcourse Corrections

Let’s take a trip back to your junior high days. If you’re like me, immediately your palms begin to sweat. Your throat tightens. Your heart starts racing and your mouth gets dry as you remember those trying teen years. Imagine that today is that day! It’s the big day when you have to deliver your first speech. Your mind is racing. “Will I remember everything to say? Did I wear the right clothes? Will they laugh at me? Will they boo me?” You say to yourself, “Remember what Ms. Smith said. View your audience in their underwear and you won’t be as nervous.”

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.

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