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    1. The Best Way to Wrap Your Head Around Event Technology

      The Best Way to Wrap Your Head Around Event Technology

      Outside the event industry, many companies – from manufacturers to professional service providers – refer to the collection of technologies they employ as “technology stacks.” The components in the stack ideally work together to help the business achieve specific outcomes. Stacks are often articulated as lists or diagrams that illustrate the interdependencies and relationships of the various solutions. Chiefmartec.com’s inaugural “Stackies” awards help to explain technology stacks.

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    2. Event Apps are Dead. Learn Why. [Webinar]

      Event Apps are Dead. Learn Why. [Webinar]

      A new webinar is on next week and we’ll be talking about the death of event apps. Register now.

      We kicked off our webinar series with a bang in September with hundreds of event professionals tuning in to watch our research backed trends overlook for 2015/2016.  You can still register and watch the webinar on demand – how awesome is that?

      I am very pleased to announce the second instalment of our featured series with our friends at etouches: Event Apps are Dead: Welcome The Event Remote Control.

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    3. 5 Negotiation Mistakes Every Event Planner Should Avoid

      5 Negotiation Mistakes Every Event Planner Should Avoid

      Negotiation is a big part of the job when it comes to being an event planner. From negotiating with vendors and venues, to clients and even employers, the negotiation never seems to end. I spoke with three event managers from around the United States and discovered five common mistakes of new event managers, along with ways you can avoid them during your next big negotiation.

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      Mentions: Atlanta Chicago
    4. The Best Posts of September 2015 on @EventMB

      The Best Posts of September 2015 on @EventMB

      Time for our monthly roundup of the best articles on your favourite event blog.

      September was a very thoughtful month. This month some of the most popular articles we’ve covered include the emotional value of events, event ROI, post-event depression and how to battle it, fitness and health tips for stressed #Eventprofs and finally event volunteers.

      All of these articles can help you to hone your event planning skills and become an even better event professional.

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    5. 5 Event Tech Companies Changing the Industry – Round 6 #ETY15

      5 Event Tech Companies Changing the Industry – Round 6 #ETY15

      Event Technology of the Year 2015 is almost here! Here are 5 more #eventtech companies who entered the award. Don’t forget to show your support and vote for your favourite.

      The #ETY15 showcases 30 of the top technologies in the event industry, competing for the title of Event Technology of the Year 2015. The winner will be announced in an award ceremony, in collaboration with Endless Entertainment, on October 14 in Las Vegas, right after the second day of IMEX.

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      Mentions: Las Vegas Vegas
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. 5 Event Tech Companies Changing the Industry – Round 5 #ETY15

      5 Event Tech Companies Changing the Industry – Round 5 #ETY15

      Event Technology of the Year 2015 is just around the corner! Here are 5 more #eventtech companies who entered the award and a reminder to vote for your favourite.

      The #ETY15 showcases 30 of the top technologies in the event industry, competing for the title of Event Technology of the Year 2015. The winner will be announced in an award ceremony, in collaboration with Endless Entertainment, on October 14 in Las Vegas, right after the second day of IMEX.

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      Mentions: Las Vegas Vegas
    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. #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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    15. 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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    16. 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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