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Education, content and speaker management
Best practices articles covering event content and education to speaker management from the PYM community and industry experts.
Strengthening attendee ROI with take-home education aids, such as books or audio recordings from speakers.
All-too-common reasons speakers mess up
A speaker’s perspective: Working with a good meeting planner versus not
Expert Sandro Forte shares wisdom on sleuthing the right speaker for your meeting or event.
Tips from Sandro Forte, a founder member of the Professional Speakers Association, on how to find the proper speaker for the goal of your meeting.
The more that attendees feel part of the speaker-selection process, the more engaged they’ll be leading to and throughout your event.
I began to get nervous. My team and I are (self-proclaimed) event technology experts, but producing a livestreaming event is a whole other barrel of monkeys.
How do you decide which speaker to hire and what to pay? Here’s a breakdown.
I’m not a fan, but what captures my interest is her determination to offer a superior performance. Here are 10 lessons Taylor Swift can teach presenters.
A memorable speech takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride.
PCMA, MPI, ASAE, ISES … random letters, right? Not if you’re in the events industry. Explore them if you want to get more involved.
When all is said and done, the celebrity factor adds an element of cache and excitement that can’t be achieved any other way. Embrace the task, and hold on tight!
What’s missing from meetings? What are the common barriers to human communication that meeting and event designers can remove? How do you bridge multicultural gaps? We attempted to answer those questions and more in a broadcast interview with Johnnie Moore of Creative Facilitation. We’ll be doing more. Let us know who you’d like to see.
In today’s interactive world, virtual audience members want to do much more than watch what is happening, they want to be part of it.
You will never stop educating yourself, so learn something new every day, I was once told. ISES helps event professionals do just that.
Just as I do not believe that sticking a camera in the back of a room makes a hybrid event, I do not believe that randomly jumping in front of the camera and talking to the virtual audience makes a virtual emcee.
A virtual event, quite simply, is one that is broadcast over the Internet. It typically has audio of a presenter, and visuals in the format of slides.
So, after last month’s instructions on DIY webcasting, you decided to take the plunge. You’ve decided that webcasting your event to a remote audience is the best way for you to gain additional exposure or to provide education to members or employees who cannot attend an event face-to-face. But, webcasting is just the beginning of […]
One of my mentors, Jack Gilmore, CEO of Strategic Events, reminds me to ask this question when planning any event. “so what?” That’s an easy question after you have a brilliant idea or solution, but coming up with the right answer to that question is the key to really successful events. As meeting planners, we […]