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

Visitors from 45 states and 191 cities around the world for this website, thanks!

I’m really impressed about the data collected with Google Analytic about this website.

We had visitors from 65 states and 372 cities around the world in 4 months…

Stay with us and spread the word…  thank you very much!

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

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

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

47 Essential Social Media Tools for Content Marketers By Joe Pulizzi

 

It’s hard to believe the sheer number of social media tools we use every day to help grow the Content Marketing Institute and SocialTract, as well as my own personal brand.

Since there are so many, I decided to update this post from almost three years ago.  It’s amazing the number of social media and content marketing tools that I continue to use, as well as the many that died over the years from lack of use.

Which ones am I missing that you cannot live without? [disclaimer: many of the tools below are CMI partner tools]  Read more