Attending IMEX Frankfurt? This is something you cannot miss!

From the 22nd of May to the 24th is going to take place in Frankfurt one of the most important tradeshow related to the Meeting Industry: IMEX.

Many friends are going to be there and the program is full of interesting things to do.

I’m going to present a series of three seminars on iPad apps for meetings and events.

If you planned to be at IMEX you can attend my presentations every day at the iPad bar, show floor of the Exhibition Centre, from 12:00 to 12:30. Read more

Brilliant outcomes at the kick-off meeting of The Fresh Conference 2013

Great minds and great professionals worked the past weekend to build the next big success of The Fresh Conference, the annual event fully dedicated to design meetings in the most effective way.

In Copenhagen, at the Crown Plaza Tower, 14 meeting professionals with different skills and know-how (this is only a part of the great team that is working for FRESH13) met with the challenging aim of making it even better…

We were looking for something new, something unexpected for this second edition of The Fresh Conference… and at the same time something so useful and precious that no one would like to miss it. Read more

Financial Times Digital Media Conference, good ideas to catch and use

The event:

I attended the Financial Times annual FT Digital Media Conference that took place at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London on 7-8 March 2012.
The objective of the conference was to bring together innovators and business leaders from the world’s most influential media companies to share their thoughts on how to succeed in this new connected world made by multi-devices, multi-screens and evolving platforms that continues to soar. And the business leaders were really there: The Senior Economist of Google, the Chairman of Walt Disney International, the President of Condé Nast International and leaders from Digital, Channel 4, aNobii, Delicious, Adobe, BBC, eBay, DreamWorks Animation and many others. Read more

Event professionals why care about iPad?

iPad or other tablets?

The result of a poll made with the voting system during a training session that I’ve attended at EIBTM 2011 in Barcelona shows that the participants to the session had:

  1. 53%   iPad
  2. 13%   Android
  3.  6%   Other Tablet
  4. 28%   No Tablet

Taking into account that the iPad is the fastest selling device in history and that more than 25 million iPads have already been sold, what are the problems and the opportunities that an Event Professionals need to face? Read more

Food and Mood at Events – Do they have a mutual influence?

I personally experienced at the Crown Plaza Tower in Copenhagen the mutual influence of the food and the mood of the attendees at an event.

The first day of The Fresh Conference started very early, at 8:00 o’clock in the morning the plenary room was full of attendees. As soon as they closed the door, the food and beverage team of the hotel started to set up the first coffee break.

Immediately, as I usually do, I kept an eye checking if everything was in order and I saw, with a mix of surprise and worries, that the set up and the food were completely different from my expectations of a “typical” coffee break. Read more

How to Give a Great Speech: Part 2 Delivery by Paul Sloane

An important speech can be a worry. The keys for success are good preparation and confident delivery. If you have prepared your talk well and memorised the key points then you are ready to give a great performance. And it is a performance. Giving a talk should be much more than simply conveying information – it involves an element of drama and of theatre. Here are some tips:

1. Be confident.

You will be nervous and that is natural. The best antidote is to rehearse a clear and confident opening to your talk. The audience can read your demeanour instantly.  Read more

How to Give a Great Speech, Part 1: Preparation by Paul Sloane

 

If you have to give a keynote speech, an after-dinner talk, or an address to a group of customers or colleagues then preparation leads to success. Here are some key tips:

1. Investigate the audience

Find out as much as you can about your audience, their interests and their likely mood. What is it that they will want from your session – information, entertainment, tips, ideas, guidance? What will they have heard or done just before you come on? Will they be impatient to eat? Will they have had something to drink? The better you understand their needs and attitude the more suitable you can make your speech. Read more