Score Your Show Like A Pro – Episode 55

March 29, 2017

How do you score your show? We’re going to tell you how! This week our ICONIC guest panelist is Dan Sherman of HIP Network. He is joining us to answer your questions about effective scoring and what those numbers mean to you. This is your chance to learn how to take a closer look at the data from your events, interpret that data better, and grow your business!

“This Company Just Won The First-Ever Shark Tank For Event Technology” by PCMA.

As new event technologies debut on a daily basis, plenty of meeting professionals are struggling to keep up with the wave of new apps, new data collection tools and new project management solutions. On Tuesday, January 10 at Convening Leaders in Austin, Texas, PCMA put some of the rising tools to the test in the organization’s first-ever Tech Pitch competition, a pitch contest that felt like an episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Dan Sherman, Founder and CEO of HIP Network, offered a simple comparison of ShowScore: CARFAX. Just as drivers can review reports of a vehicle’s history before making a purchase, ShowScore lets hoteliers and CVBs review a meeting’s performance history before bidding. It’s a business intelligence platform designed to track event spend. “This serves the entire event ecosystem,” Sherman said in his presentation. “You can communicate the history of spend and projected impact in future destinations.”

In today’s episode of #EventIcons, Dan will be answering your questions and helping you make sense of your event data. Once you fully understand the information gathered, you can produce more efficient events and better end results.

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Hotel Marketing Done Right – Episode 54

March 22, 2017

This week we’re talking Hotel Marketing Done Right. Everything you need to know about how hotels market events successfully. Our ICONIC guest panelists are David Dvorak and Doug Melinn of Cendyn. We are excited to have them on the show and have lots of questions to ask.

What does Cendyn do? Why is there a need for technology at hotels? How can planners utilize technology to plan better events at hotels? David and Doug will be answering these questions and more! They’ll be sharing their insights and expertise, as well as current trends that they are seeing.

Don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below for some awesome insider favorites that were mentioned today!

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What I Learned Interviewing Over 300 EventProfs – Episode 53

March 15, 2017

What I Learned Interviewing Over 300 EventProfs – The ICONIC Silvia Pellegrini, VLogger and Managing Director of Events Uncovered TV, is joining us today! In this episode, Silvia explains how she got involved in events and how she began #EventsUncovered. She also discusses some of the things that have stood out over the years in her 300+ interviews. (technology, trends, apps, holograms, etc.)

Silvia’s best piece of advice is to “be yourself and be authentic”! “You are enough.” Perfection is not a requirement. This is an encouraging and uplifting episode you can’t afford to miss!

If you’ve ever considered starting your own vlog, this episode will give you some great information and tips about how to get started. This is one ICONIC young lady with a LOT of information and experience to share. We are thrilled to have her featured on this episode!

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Meet The Experts In Event Tech, TechsyTalk – Episode 52

March 8, 2017

We have the Experts In Event Tech, TechsyTalk! This week we are joined by Liz King and Ed Wagaba of TechsyTalk and we can’t wait to hear what they have to say! We’ll be learning how TechsyTalk came to be and how they have managed to grow it into the epic tech resource for event planners that it is today. Liz and Ed will also be sharing information about the TechsyTalk LIVE Conference, what sets it apart from other conferences, and why it is not to be missed! These experts in event tech will share their favorite tech with us and where they see event tech heading in the near future. This is a super exciting episode and one you can’t afford to miss. Don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below for some awesome insider favorites that were mentioned in this episode!

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What Is The International Live Events Association? – Episode 51

March 1, 2017

What is the International Live Events Association? This week our iconic guest panelists are Judy Brillhart, the Director of Catering and Events at Sheraton Commander Hotel, and Jodi Collen, who is the Director of Event & Conference Planning at Augsberg College. Our topic is the International Live Events Association (ILEA), and these ladies will be answering all of your questions about ILEA’s mission and vision, and how they are contributing to the events industry. They’ll be explaining why being a part of an association like this is important, and they will also be talking about their annual event ILEA Live! and what sets it apart from other events. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about the International Live Events Association! Don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below for some awesome insider favorites!

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