Should we change shape to webinars?

Changing shape to webinarsFree webinars today became an effective promotional tool for sharing good content while raising the exposure of a company brand.

Many companies in our industry are organizing webinars on very interesting topics and involving well skilled speakers with just that purpose. Past week I attended a webinar presented by Dahlia El Gazzar on the use of Evernote for events and a few days later I’ve been asked to present one for etouches on social media for meetings and events, to share the experience we gained through the social media strategy we set up for the FRESH Conference and the publication of the Re-FRESHing social media guide we used for the past edition of the conference in January 2013. Read more

Instructions to enjoy the best 2 sessions at IMEX America in Las Vegas

IMEX America, one of the most important tradeshows for the Meeting Industry, will take place in Las Vegas, from 9 to 11 October 2012.

Big numbers are expected this year and many educational and networking events will run in the showfloor.

if you are attending the exhibition we suggest you to have a look at the topics of the 2 different sessions we are presenting there:

  1. The first one  “How to Write a Good RFP for your Conference Mobile Application” is on Wednesday October 10th, 2012 from 10:30am to 11:00am at the Tech Pavilion, Stand 2941, Show Floor
  2. The second session is about “Audience Generated Content – Web Solutions for Virtual and Hybrid Meetings” and is Thursday October 11th, 2012 – 1:30pm – 2:00pm at the Tech Pavilion, Stand 2941, Show Floor

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Speaking or attending a Campfire session at IMEX America?

Lilypad app screenshotI’ve been invited as a speaker to IMEX America, the America’s Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events, to hold two campfire sessions about “How to Write a Good RFP for your Conference Mobile Application” and “Audience Generated Content – Web Solutions for Virtual and Hybrid Meetings” in the Tech Pavilion.

Despite the name of the Pavilion these two sessions are in the campfire format, that means that you will not have available any kind of tech support.

I am ok with that but…

I like to be challenged and, as you can see in this website, my motto is “innovative solutions for meetings and events” and now I was looking for the right solution for myself in order to share my slides with the participants without projector or screens.

In my continued search for top applications and tools for events, a few months ago I have stumbled across a hot new startup with roots in Florida and New York.
LilyPad Solutions, the makers of the LilyPad App. A FREE app.

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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