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

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

How to Promote an Event with Social Media by Paul Gilling

 

As a frequent speaker at events of all sizes, I’ve had a chance to observe some of the best practices conference organizers used to promote their events through social media. In most cases, these efforts cost little or nothing more than your time.

Here are some suggestions for leveraging social channels for event promotion. I’m sure I haven’t covered all the possibilities, so please contribute your ideas as comments. We’ll look first at tactics that can work for any event, then I’ll propose a few ideas for large conferences covering multiple days and many speakers. Read more

Some of my favorite #EVENTPROFS blogs

Great sources of information and inspiration this is the list of some of my favorite blogs related to the meeting industry. You can find a direct link to the blog, a brief description and the twitter account of the authors that I strongly suggest to follow on twitter.

If you didn’t know them yet, take a look, I’m sure you will find interesting and useful news.

They are not listed in a specific order and I look forward to your suggestion to add more and share a new list. Read more

The Tweeting Meeting

Did you read it? 

This book is dedicated to the Meeting Industry to help people involved in organizing meetings to use effectively the Social Networks and it is co-created by 15 authors. Each chapter addresses a specific Social Media area for meetings and events.

SOME OF THE TOPICS THIS BOOK COVER ARE:

  • Research and advice on the use of Twitter during events
  • Leveraging the power of Linkedin and Twitter for networking 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