Creating Your Event's Personal Brand

In the last few years there's been a lot of talk about creating a personal brand. Whether you work inside a company or run your own business, there is a new emphasis on how you portray yourself online and enable others to interact with you. But, this is not limited to individuals alone. more

10 Tips to Avoid AV Surprises and Glitches

Fortunately, it doesn't happen often but every now and  then something goes really wrong with audio-visual and it can really derail a meeting, conference, or event. How can event planners avoid audio-visual surprises? Keep your options open. Don't automatically go with the preferred supplier. more

Vetting Great Event Tech Products

With hundreds of registration and mobile application products out there, vetting the right event technology for your upcoming event is getting to be more and more of a daunting task. You may have an idea of what you're trying to achieve with technology, but my guess is that you find it hard more

Optimizing User Adoption Rates for Your Event Mobile App

So many event organizers invest in a great mobile app for their event. They spend time updating the agenda, speaker list, introducing gamification and refining many other details so that their attendees can engage. However, many events organizers still have trouble earning adoption from more

10 Productivity Apps for #Eventprofs

I am doing a session today at techsytalk LIVE about the 20+ productivity apps every event planner needs. And, for those of you who aren't able to attend, I thought I would share some of the resources here as well. Here are some of my favorite apps, but I'd love to learn about your favorites in more

Using Social Media to Engage at a Conference: My #WEC14 Experience

It's no secret that I am the crazy one on the Twitter feeds at an event. Yesterday, while attending MPI's WEC, I heard I was in the top 10 all day for most tweets, most engagement, top topics and most pics shared. I actually didn't even know until the day was over. Why? Because that wasn't my more

Content Management Apps for Busy #Eventprofs

If you're an event planner, there are a few things I know about you. I know you are incredibly organized, see things in the big picture and the small details and you're incredibly busy. Am I right so far? If you're like many of us, your office is overflowing with papers and your social more

10 Task Management Apps You'll Want to Try

Looking to save time and be more efficient? What event planner isn't? Finding the right task management tool for your organization can be one of the most important ways of streamlining your work, but there isn't a one size-fits-all product out there. The way your organization works is unique more

4 Ways to Help Your Attendees Stayed Charged

I don't know about you, but the thought of going anyplace without my phone gives me the shakes. More than that, I stress about the battery life of my phone. How many hours can I get out of it? Where are all of the available charging stations? I'm someone who takes advantage of e-tickets for more

3 Tips for Successfully Integrating Multiple Event Tech Products at Your Next Event

For those event planners who have started to really embrace technology, we find that there are too many products we are using. There's our mobile app company and the registration company. We have a badging vendor and an online networking vendor. Our heads are spinning because we are managing more
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