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Meetings Mean Business: 4 Key Indicators of Their Overall Value

December 29, 2016

meetings mean business, Mulligan Management GroupMeetings Mean Business recently launched the above video and updated their findings about the number of meetings, GDP effect and taxes generated from meetings. In fact, the meeting industry's contribution to the GDP was greater than the motion picture, performing arts and spectator sports industries…

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Fact or Fiction: Quiz Yourself on Current Meeting Challenges

November 16, 2016

When planning a major meeting and/or trade show, there are a lot 

of variables to consider including budget, attendee experience and destination. In addition, as a planner you know it is part of your job to interface with a lot of partners and suppliers.

In today’s market however, with rapidl…

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3 Things that Befuddle Planners and What can be Done About Them

November 10, 2016

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If you are a meeting planner, you know the stress associated with planning and executing a large, complex event. You can be the best project manager and communicator in the world, but when the event actually starts to unfold, things can go sideways rather quickly. 

Here are three items that …

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

November 9, 2016

trade show tips, trade show, SmartSource Rental, Mulligan Management GroupAs meeting planners, show managers and exhibitors work together toward a successful trade show experience, there are things they can do to make it better, as recently pointed out in the February 2014 edition of The Meeting Professional. So, rather than fight to make things happen, seasoned trade sh…

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Change Your Mindset Meeting Planners: Big Data is Here to Stay

November 8, 2016

Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, recently spoke at PCMA's Convening Leaders 2014 about understanding and using Big Data. Below are her thoughts in an October 2013 interview with Sarah Beauchamp and concrete ways you can use this information when planning your next meetin…

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

November 7, 2016

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If you are the typical exhibitor, you probably have your trade show calendar planned out for the next 12 months. As you and your team gather to talk about the logistics of your shows, it occurs to you that things need to change due to tightening budgets and ROI demands.  

Today's bl…

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5 Tried and True Ways to Promote Your Event via Social Media

November 6, 2016
 
 

Without a doubt, social media is the fastest growing way to promote your meeting or event with attendees and potential attendees. The key is to keep the fire going once the invitations are sent out and use a little social savvy to make the search engines work in your favor.

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How Social Channels Can Bring Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth

October 23, 2016

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Everyone who participates in a trade show desires to introduce themselves to current clients and new prospects, engage with individuals while they are on the floor and be remembered long after the show is over. While there are many avenues to do so, such as direct mail and email campaigns, socia…

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips For Show Managers and Exhibitors

July 31, 2015

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As meeting planners, show managers and exhibitors work together toward a successful trade show experience, there are things they can do to make it better, as recently pointed out in the February 2014 edition of The Meeting Professional. So, rather than fight to make things happen, seasoned trad…

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6 Super Ways Event Planners can Properly Vet All Speakers

July 25, 2015

We have all had them – great, mediocre and just down right lousy speakers. The great ones resonate with the audience; they either make them laugh, cry or think. The lousy ones are all about their message and could be talking to a wall for all they care. You want the great ones, but how do yo…

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Change Your Mindset Meeting Planners: Use Big Data To Your Advantage

July 19, 2015

Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, recently spoke at PCMA's Convening Leaders 2014 about understanding and using Big Data. Below are her thoughts in an October 2013 interview with Sarah Beauchamp and concrete ways you can use this information when planning your next meetin…

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4 Ways to Successfully Sell Sponsors For Your Next Event

July 18, 2015

Let's face factsSponsors are harder and harder to attract and close these days. They have finite dollars to spend each year and are constantly evaluating all their opportunities to maximize ROI. In addition to the folks you are pitching to, they have to sell your proposal to their boss and so…

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TV Guide: Are You Ready for 4K?

May 7, 2015

Think about your High Definition (HD) TV which has a 1080 pixel resolution. Then multiply that resolution by 4 – and voilà – you have 4K TV, more pixels on a bigger screen that deliver an immense viewing experience.

But is 4K really… all that?   

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series that…

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6 Super Reasons iPads Make Sense For Your Next Meeting

May 1, 2015

With the resolution, weightlessness and battery power of today’s tablets, is it any wonder why more attendees, exhibitors and speakers want to use iPads rather than any other option at your meetings?

Spectacular resolution, weight of less than one pound for most versions and a battery life …

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7 Things That Can Sour Your Exhibitors' Experience

April 25, 2015

 

BizBash recently interviewed four seasoned event planners and exhibitors about their trade show complaints -- from rising costs to unsupportive staff – in an article titled, “23 Things that Drive Exhibitors Crazy”.

This article will focus on seven of these complaints and how Smart…

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Technology Trend: 4 Audio Innovations

April 23, 2015

Are you missing out on the importance of a quality sound system for your meeting or event? Believe it or not, sound trumps everything else in your meeting, including a great speaker, video or presentation. If a video loses sound or a presenter’s mic cuts in and out, your audience will soon tune …

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Technology Trend: Google Glass

April 19, 2015

 

Everyone's talking about, yet no one really understands how it will be used.  You know it as Google Glass. If this technology takes off, it will definitely have a place in the meeting and event industry.

 

This article will define what Glass is, prepare event organizers for this in…

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Technology Trend: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

April 18, 2015

 

In a recent study by Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), they polled 2,415 users from six countries and found many employees were very interested in BYOD and even willing to pay for them.

 

Here is a highlight of the study: 
 

  • With a strong BYOD policy, orga…

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10 Reasons Why Charging Stations are a “Must Have” for Trade Show Booths

April 15, 2015

If you did not know this already, conference attendees are addicted to their mobile devices. Since 86% of the world’s population owns a cellphone, according the United Nations Telecom Agency, is it any wonder that we are constantly trying to remain connected to each other?

Just take a look…

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TRADE SHOWS 101: The Reason, the Value and the Future of the Industry

April 13, 2015

 

THE REASON

Trade shows have been around for years and are intended to showcase and demonstrate each exhibitor's latest products and services.

In the past, booth personnel used to give tchotchkes away in an attempt to lure attendees to their booth. Many would walk off the floor with a…

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