Networking at Virtual Events: 5 Tips to Facilitate Relationship Building

Virtual Networking

Jul 09, 2020 Shaking hands, exchanging business cards and making eye contacts are how we build professional connections at events. When these face-to-face interactions disappear in to the virtual setting, it begs the question: how do we connect at virtual events? As one of the main objectives of attending events, …

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How to Better Understand Your Event Attendees?

How to better understand your event attendees?

Jul 2, 2020 Event planning is actually not much different than selling a product. You may question us on this, but we would recommend you to take one moment to think through the value chain of your event planning. Are you planning from the perspective of attendees who are involved …

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11 Best Audience Engagement Tools to Break the Spiral of Silence 

Audience Engagement Tools

Jun 25, 2020 "Audience Engagement" is the buzz phrase we talk about repetitively when planning meetings and events. From 67 interviews and 150+ surveys of our Engagement Case Study, engagement emerged as the top ranked priority for a meeting. From our Virtual Meeting Case Study with 1000+ participants, engagement is …

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7 Biggest Pitfalls to Avoid while Transitioning to Virtual Events

Virtual Event Pitfalls

Jun 18, 2020 "Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our event that was scheduled in May and we honestly don't even know where to start to make it virtual." "It's so hard to connect with attendees and build a great vibe virtually." "The first virtual event we had …

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Combatting Zoom Fatigue: 5 Tips to Beat the Burnout

Zoom Fatigue

Jun 11, 2020 Have you ever felt overwhelmed by being packed in consecutive Zoom meetings day after day? Has it been hard to keep attention during remote meetings or events? Have you ever felt physically exhausted after sitting in front of your screen for long hours? If yes, you're probably …

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Getting comfortable with creativity

Getting Comfortable with Creativity

Mar 4, 2020 "Oh crap, I'm the worst drawer in the world" This though, accompanied by an initial feeling of uncertainty was how Piccles was first met during MPI's Meeting Design Virtual Summit when I asked everyone to draw themselves. Despite the individual creativity required in the events industry, many …

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Feb 16, 2020 As the first blog post on this fancy new website, and the first blog post that I have ever written and published, the "credibility building" section my mentor thought I should start out with is not going so hot. But starting is the hardest part. Going from …

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