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    1. How to Successfully Debrief Your Event

      How to Successfully Debrief Your Event

      An event planner’s work is never done – not even when the event itself is over. Just as important as getting all the details right before your event, there is something you can do after your event to get valuable feedback, streamline your process, enhance your attendee experience, and further cement relationships with your team and partners.

      What is this magical task that event planners can undertake to reap the aforementioned benefits? Nothing more than a simple event debrief.

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    2. Are You Ready for a Paperless Association Conference?

      Are You Ready for a Paperless Association Conference?

      Going paperless helps the environment and it gives attendees easier access to information. But many association conference planners worry their members won’t make the switch happily. Before switching to a paperless event, ask these questions:

      This is the top reason most associations shy away from going paperless. They believe an older population is not ready to embrace a paperless environment.

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    3. Making it Count: Adding Value Through Events

      Making it Count: Adding Value Through Events

      I’ve been saying for years that we need to get better at measurement. And not because I’m a numbers guy. Show me a spreadsheet, and I’ll show you my best ‘bored face.’

      The fact is, that no matter what job you do, you have to add value. When it comes to the job we do, that old #eventprof thing, we know that it’s going to be long, hard, tiring, sometimes seven days a week but what we also know, is that’s what we get paid for.

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    4. 5 Global Venues that do WiFi the Right Way

      5 Global Venues that do WiFi the Right Way

      In our negotiations with venues all over the world WiFi has gone from “deal maker” to “deal breaker”. In the past we chose a venue because it had WiFi but now we actively reject venues because we know the WiFi is unfit for purpose.

      These days attendees typically carry a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop to conferences. They expect the WiFi to be free but they also expect it to be good so having robust WiFi connectivity is essential and needs to be sorted well in advance of the event.

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      Mentions: NEC
    5. Eventleaf: Online Event Registration [Review]

      Eventleaf: Online Event Registration [Review]

      Eventleaf by Jolly Technologies is a registration management solution. Here is our review.

      Eventleaf offers online attendee registration and capability for on site check-in, registration, and badge printing.

      The registration process is fully customizable so event organizers can capture all relevant attendee information prior to the event. The online event pages you create can include images, details, and embedded videos and be shared via email, website link, QR code, and social media.

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    6. 5 Ways for Women to Boost Their Events Career

      5 Ways for Women to Boost Their Events Career

      Event management is a fantastic career for both men and women. It is fun, fast-paced and provides excellent opportunities for career growth. While the majority of event managers are female, according to a recent PCMA study the average salary for women in the meetings industry is about 24% lower than what men earn. So, how do women find ways to stand out and boost their careers in this competitive and ever evolving industry?

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      Mentions: PCMA
    7. Does Your Event Need an Exhibit Floor Makeover?

      Does Your Event Need an Exhibit Floor Makeover?

      Vendors and attendees are important to conferences. If you’re not building the right kind of energy on the floor, you could risk losing them.

      If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Engaging Events , Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required.
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    8. #EventProfs: Try These 13 Tricks to Turbocharge Your Job Search

      #EventProfs: Try These 13 Tricks to Turbocharge Your Job Search

      No one likes job searching. It can be very difficult to find opportunities worth applying to, and even in the face of a viable position, there’s the monumental task of trying to stand out in a truly competitive market. A lot of information is already out there – on everything from networking tips, to resume and cover letter suggestions. There is so much information, in fact, that it can be hard to know where to begin.

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    9. Smart Ways to Maximize Your Tradeshow Investment

      Let’s face the facts – going to tradeshows every year can cost you several hundreds of thousands of dollars, and without a return on investment you have nothing to prove or show the event was a success for you and your team.

      If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Engaging Events , Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required.
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    10. 10 Simple Health and Fitness Tips for #Eventprofs

      As an event professional, proper health and fitness is important to maintain. If you sacrifice your own wellbeing, you will most certainly sacrifice the quality of the events you produce. Finding the time to maintain a certain level of health and fitness can be a challenge for event planners. These 10 simple tips will help you stay motivated, eat healthy and be in great shape while planning and travelling for events.

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    11. 4 Criteria to Measure Event Emotional Value

      4 Criteria to Measure Event Emotional Value

      Attendees are looking for more meaningful experiences. Attendees are looking for experiences that help them to create personal emotional value. Value in a way that the experience should contribute to their ‘quality of life’. But how can we measure this emotional value? How can we know if we’ve succeeded and if our event has indeed been valuable to our attendees? What’s the measuring unit of this emotional value creation?

      This measurement doesn’t have to be quantitative.

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    12. Transmediation and the #Hashtag. 6 Tips to Improve Your Event Marketing

      Transmediation and the #Hashtag. 6 Tips to Improve Your Event Marketing

      A few years ago we understood the #Hashtag as a symbol that signified a number. It has come a long way. Today it populates many of our Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr posts; and it’s not just restricted to these channels. It has evolved into probably the most prolific symbol being used on the web today and acts as a reference point for related content.

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      Mentions: LinkedIn
    13. How to Find Superstar Volunteers For Your Next Event

      How to Find Superstar Volunteers For Your Next Event

      Recruiting quality volunteers plays a major role in the success of your events. Finding volunteers who are dedicated to your organization and the mission of your event can be a challenge, but using the following tips will lead you towards recruiting and retaining excellent event volunteers.

      If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Engaging Events , Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required.
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    14. The Survival Guide for Long Live Event Days

      The Survival Guide for Long Live Event Days

      Live event days are often long and gruelling in terms of early starts and late finishes, as well as being both physically and mentally demanding. So how can you make it through to the other side with a smile on your face? Here is my survival guide!

      If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Engaging Events , Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required.
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    15. How to Go From a Good to a Great Event!

      How to Go From a Good to a Great Event!

      In order to take your event from good to great it all boils down to whether or not you have what it takes as an event planner to survive among the sea of event planners out there – and hope you stand out from the pack!

      If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks Engaging Events , Social Media for Events , The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required.
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    16. 6 Time Management Tips For #Eventprofs

      There is a reason why when you ask an event planner how they are doing, their default response is “Busy”. Planners spend a LOT of time working – we are busier than we’ve ever been and technologies make it so that even when we are at home, it is completely possible (and sometimes very probable) to find ourselves still at work.

      I’ve always been busy – there is no way not to be in an industry like ours. The real sign of a great event planner is organization and time management skills!

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