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Be a (Virtual) Hero Part 3: Hire a Virtual Event Producer

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Following up with my final in a series about being a Virtual Hero. In the first two blogs I discussed helpful basics on virtual meetings and how to conduct a panel discussion via virtual. Virtual is here to stay. Even live events are going hybrid and continue to include a virtual offer as part of[...]

Be A (Virtual) Hero Part 2: Panel Discussion

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In Part 1, I shared information on how to ensure your virtual event runs smoothly. I provided thoughts on keeping the event short, moving along, providing breaks and involving your audience. In this blog I am going to share how to create a panel discussion as a virtual event. Theme: For a panel event you[...]

Be a (Virtual) Hero – Part 1

Virtual hero event producer

As we continue forward in this time of virtual meetings, we are learning more and more ways to do it right and ensure a valuable experience for attendees. Here are some items to consider when it comes to content: It all started with TED: The epitome of a well-crafted talk these days points to TED[...]

Still Home

Many of us are still home. Still home. We’ve traded in our office chic wear for sweatpants and t-shirts (my heels are really lonely these days). We Zoom in and out of meetings all day. We hang out in our homes to work by day and hang out in our homes to do Netflix, Hulu,[...]

Virtual Venue Specialist

So here we are. Meetings have been canceled, revenue is down, and yet, there is important information that your people need! They certainly don’t wish to travel at this time, so the answer is to Go Virtual! The sheltering-in-place, working-from-home way of life has pushed us to become comfortable with virtual meetings. And now meeting[...]

From Faxes to the Cloud, From Voicemail to Virtual

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Hello Sheltering-In-Place and WFH Meeting Professionals. Now that you have canceled all your meetings, you surely have plenty of time on your hands. LOL! Okay, I know you remain busy, a meeting planner’s work is never done. Right now, I am sure you learning as much as you can about 100% virtual meetings or developing[...]

We’re Gonna Zoom Zoom Zoom A’ Zoom

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As we shelter in place, social distance, and work to keep business going, many of us have gone virtual meeting and the star of the show as of late is Zoom. Please note that some of these options may call for a premium subscription service, but it is still quite impressive how much can be[...]

DYK CCPA – Facts About the California Consumer Privacy Act

The internet is abuzz with CCPA, the California Consumer Privacy Act.  This act is paving the way for similar efforts that are likely to be adopted by the rest of the USA. We the people are understandably concerned with how our personal information is used by the companies, organization and digital platforms we utilize. As[...]

New Hire Now – Event Technologist

Keeping up with technological advances is evermore becoming a full-time job. It’s not slowing down and continues to speed up. According to MeetingsNet, 91% of event professionals state that event technology is an important aspect of the job. It may be time to consider hiring an Event Technologist! Attendees expect an Amazon-like experience these days.[...]

Back to School

Backpacks are flying off the shelves, parents are both happy and sad that the kids are soon back to school, schedules are being updated, sleep schedules are being disrupted and soon yellow buses will take to the streets delivering students to class. It is back to school time! Whether you graduated not too long ago,[...]