Want to display images that people are capturing and sharing at your event? Start flowing now.
Even if you weren’t born a social (media) butterfly, it’s never too late to learn. PYM LIVE Events are the perfect opportunity to get started. Here’s a step-by-step guide how. #yaypym!
Preparation and following a plan can take the sting out of meeting colleagues for the first time.
You plan it and they come, but if attendees don’t feel welcome or want to participate, your event is a failure. As events become more sophisticated, planners need to be more savvy about creating entrance points for people to interact with each other and feel like they’re being heard. Luckily, there are several tech tools that can help.
The room has been set to perfection, the swag bags have been filled with your favorite giveaway items, and the last item on the magical check list has been crossed off. Now it is time to close your eyes, take a deep breath and pray that the attendees will arrive. No matter how well designed, […]
It’s difficult to ignore the fact that there are 500 million users on Facebook. They all may not be relevant to you, your company, events, social media goals or objectives, but the sheer size of this community makes a viable case for having an effective presence there. If we use a mall analogy, as a […]
In “Meeting technology 101,” I discussed some technologies that save meeting planners time. Now I’d like to look at some of the tools that can save you money…
I’ve been in the consulting business for a long time and am convinced I’ve seen it all. An executive recently told me that he saw no value in social media, that it was a waste of his already limited resources. In his mind, he felt he must have done something right to have stayed in […]
In part one of this article, I discussed how all kinds of organizations do all kinds of executive assessments and publish all kinds of fascinating reports on each individual’s core competencies, examining why and how he/she will undoubtedly succeed at their next job. Yet, isn’t interesting that the average tenure for most executives is often […]
In my last several prospective client meetings, a consistent conversation has centered on the need for a social media policy. Whether you work for a progressive organization or a conservative, risk-adverse one, it seems that everyone has an opinion on the best approach. Here are some prevailing camps: 1. The ostrich look-alikes “I’m on Facebook […]
Every month we’ll be posting a new educational video where we speak with your peers about questions and challenges you may be having and talk about the solutions. Last month, we discussed Social networking for meeting planners: On Feb. 12, we’ll be filming our episode about working with CVBs. So if you have any questions […]
A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Tim Sanders speak to a gathering of meeting professionals. “The only reason to have a meeting is to change the world,” he said. If anything, the media scrutiny of early 2009 has proved how the choices we make as meeting professionals can negatively impact […]
By guest blogger, Kevin R. Johnston, CMP
Recently I was having a face to face interview (OMG-F2F-Y?) with a person referred to me by one of my social network contacts: A late-20s producer with impressive experience, a great network and the desire to expand her freelance business. Coffee, fresh air and the chance to experience a person’s personality and ability to communicate one-on-one was very refreshing.
You see, it’s my “baby boomer” traits that drive my need to see and interact in person…
MPI’s big annual World Education Congress has already kicked off in Salt Lake City, Utah. Monday morning, I head out to join them. I’m presenting two sessions there, “The Irreplaceable You: Prove Your Worth” and “Change Begins With You: Meeting Responsibly.” I’ll be tweeting when I can from my @PYMLive handle. And I won’t be […]
Manage events on-the-fly with ChirpE, an industry portal providing real-time access to your event plans via a Web-enabled smart phone. Within minutes you can view exhibitor floors plan, search through session information, locate products and more. Intuitive programming allows updates or changes made on your mobile device to be immediately seen on the main Web […]
If you have a Facebook profile, you’re familiar with the concept of Twitter, an application that tells all your friends what you’re doing right now (or at least what you were doing when you typed it in). What makes Twitter more fun is that updates are sent and received via cell phone. Once you’re logged […]
Later this year, Sabre Travel Network plans to launch an Enterprise 2.0 Community Platform that will allow employees locally and globally to share their knowledge base about travel and other topics of shared interest.
OK, so I’m a typical Gen Xer: I’ve got MySpace, Facebook, Quechup, LinkedIn and SecondLife profiles; I subscribe to blogs and list serves and have been known to podcast. But, it never fails to amaze me how many of my peers think what they broadcast on the Internet is private. Excuse me, but if you’ve got a LiveJournal or profile page set to public, people are going to read about how you chose to play golf instead of go to work.