How to Improve Audience Engagement At Event – Episode 110

May 1, 2018

It’s hard to keep your audience engaged. Audiences are often bored when speakers talk forever without giving the audience a chance to engage and ask questions. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Audience engagement is so important to the success of your event! How to improve audience engagement seems overwhelming but you are in the right place! We will show you what you need to know!

In this episode, our iconic guests Sam Smith of Interactive Meeting Technology, LLC and, Juraj Holub of Slido will walk you through how to improve your audience engagement. We will answer who benefits the most from audience engagement. Our episode will also touch on tools that can help you create an atmosphere that encourages audience engagement and create value at your event! You do not want to miss this!

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How To Get Work Done On The Road – Episode 109

April 24, 2018

Getting work done on the road is hard. Most event profs have experience trying to balance travel with their everyday work and sometimes the two can be difficult to mix. How do you stay in communication with clients? What do you do to keep the work from piling up? While it seems daunting there are some things you can do to help make traveling with work simpler! Traveling doesn’t have to be a major impact on your work, there is a lot you can do to get work done on the road.

In today’s episodes, our very own Will Curran of Endless Events and Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting are taking you through their very best tips to keep focused and get work done on the road. They will be discussing their favorite bags and gear, favorite devices. Do you ever wonder how you can be more efficient traveling and how to deal with working with clients in different time zones? We will deal with that too! If you are a road warrior, you can’t miss this episode they are going to walk you through everything you need to know to get work done on the road!

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SXSW – Everything You Need To Know – Episode 108

April 17, 2018

SXSW is one of the most iconic events around. It’s a celebration of creativity and provides a platform for creatives to achieve their goals. The iconic event is so successful because there are a boatload of experiences that create lasting memories for attendees, such as HBO’s Westworld experiential event.

Today the iconic Hugh Forrest of SXSW joins us to discuss everything an event planner would want to know about the event. We will discuss how the South by Southwest Interactive Festival turned into the event it is today. How they work with sponsors and brand activations. What to consider when you are accommodating international attendees, planning for security situations, favorite moments from the 2018 event and so much more! 

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How To Create Family-Friendly Events – Episode 107

April 10, 2018

Family-friendly events can be a challenge for event planners. Often times planning events with kids feels out of our realm or at least out of our comfort zone. Family-friendly events are unknown territory that sometimes we just don’t know how to navigate. That changes today! In today’s episode, we will teach you all about how to create family-friendly events!

Today our iconic guests Chad Collins of Open World Inc., and  Shelley Matheny of KidsAlong Events are here to teach you how to create family-friendly events. They will discuss how to integrate children into events. Talk about what you need to think about when planning events with kids such as staffing, security, and engagement tips. And how you can engage the entire family! You do not want to miss this episode!

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Digital Innovation At Events – Episode 106

April 3, 2018

In the in events industry data is the new gold. Wouldn’t you love to get inside your attendees minds to better your event? With digital innovation at events now you can. Find out how to get important data about your attendees such as what parts of your event they spent the most time in, who they are networking with and beyond. Having access to this type of data allows for you to create the best experience possible for your events in the future.

In this episode of #EventIcons we are joined by the iconic  Charles Truong of PixMob/klik and Victor Bohnert of Innovatis Group. They will discuss digital innovations in events and how to use technology to enhance engagement. They will share all about their platforms and how you can use them to gain insight into your attendees experience, and where they see personalization going for events. You can’t miss this!

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VR At Events- Everything You Need to Know – Episode 105

March 27, 2018

VR at events is a hot industry trend right now. The goal of virtual reality at events is total immersion. You want your attendees to feel like they are in a completely different world. But you also want to make sure your event still involves a human experience, so how do you marry the two? How do you use VR as a group experience and not have it be isolating? What are the challenges of virtual reality at events in the events industry? We will discuss all of this and more in today’s episode.

Joining us today is the ICONIC Jonah Brotman of House of VR. Along with our hosts,  Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting and Tahira Endean of BCIC they will discuss the challenges VR brings to the event industry, differences between AR and VR, advice for using VR in brand activations and experiential marketing and so much more! You can’t miss this!

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Best Social Media Groups For #EventProfs – Episode 104

March 20, 2018

Social media can be a challenge. With all the options available it can be overwhelming finding the right places to be or learning the tools. However, social media can be a great place to find community via social media groups. But how do you decide where to spend your valuable time and effort? What can you do to keep your group engaged?

In this episode of #EventIcons our iconic panel,  David Adler of BizBash, Brittany Bucceroni of BizBash, Lotfi SENHAJI of Event Pros will be weighing in how to find the right social media groups for event profs. They will discuss why you need to be in social media groups. How to find the right groups for you. And how you can build your community through them plus so much more! You don’t want to miss what we have in store so jump into the video below!

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Everything You Need To Know About Creative Event Team – Episode 103

March 13, 2018

Ever feel like event professional associations are all the same? Just pay your fee and boom you are in without any vetting. How do you know if the other members are actually good enough to refer clients to and work with? Are you looking for an organization that is truly full of professionals and high-quality partners? Look no further than Creative Event Team. Currently consisting of only 12 (by choice) of the top leaders in the events industry this is a group you want to strive to be a part of!

In this weeks episode, Terry Quick of ENTCO Intentional, Inc., Tracy Fuller of InnovativEvents Corporate and our very own Will Curran of Endless Events give you the inside scoop on what it is like to be a partner with Creative Event Team. They will discuss the differences between Creative Event Team and other organizations. How you become a member of Creative Event Team, as well as what the requirements are to apply. If you are a highly skilled event professional looking for an amazing tribe you can’t afford to miss this episode!

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The Evolution of Event Tech – Episode 102

March 7, 2018

The evolution of event tech and the evolution of event planners go hand in hand. Technology has completely changed the role of an event planner. In today’s world, you need to be a great event planner. But that is the tip of it, you also need to a marketer, a web developer, and tech guru.  If this overwhelms you, you are in the right place!

In this weeks episode, our iconic guests Liz King of Liz King Events,  David Epstein of Bizzabo, and Michael Judeh of Convene join us to reflect on the evolution of event tech in the last 8 years. They will discuss where they believe tech is heading, onsight engagement tools you can use to enhance your events and so much more! This is an episode you can’t afford to miss.

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Diversity at Events – Best Tips For Event Profs – Episode 101

February 27, 2018

Diversity at events is a crucial part of any successful event. There is more pressure than ever on event organizes to make their events diverse and inclusive. While it may feel overwhelming to do so, we can assure you diversity at events is a great thing. By taking the steps to make a diverse and inclusive environment your event will flourish. Furthermore, when there is diversity and inclusion at events the interactions are more authentic and conversations will bring innovation and challenge naturally.

So how do you ensure diversity at events? How can we take what is unique about every individual in attendance and use it as an advantage? What can you do to leverage diversity at events to make your programs and panels better? Our iconic guest, Adrienne Trimble of Toyota Motor North America and, Audrey Gallien of Catalyst Inc., answer these questions and more in our episode today! You can’t miss it!

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