2020

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Events Of The Future: How To Plan A Virtual Event

Endless Events

This week we’re diving into the dozy topic of how to plan a virtual event. And we’re not strangers to futuristic events here at Endless! We’ve covered topics such as how to plan an event without visiting the venue , how Virtual Reality can impact the events industry , and much more. So today, we’re diving deeper. Because we figured it’s high time to actually get into tactical tips related to events that don’t adhere to the in-person model.

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Episode 16: Diversity in the Events Industry with Leslie Short from The Cavu Group

Techsytalk

Let's talk about the elephant in the room - the lack of diversity in the events industry! I'm excited to be joined by LESLIE Short to talk about this topic and see how we can help make our industry more inclusive and diverse! Watch LIVE episodes each week on Tuesdays at 10:30am ET at www.facebook.com/lizkingevents. CONNECT WITH LESLIE: Website: [link].

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Please don’t call them virtual meetings

Conferences that Work

I’ve been noticing a strange trend, ever since COVID-19 caused just about all bread and butter meetings to vanish. Suddenly, people are calling the meetings we’re holding these days virtual meetings. In the immortal words of Bob Newhart. Stop it! Virtual. I’m sorry, but when I think of a virtual meeting, this comes to mind…. …together with content like this….

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The New World of Events After COVID-19

MeetingsNet

The events industry will bounce back once COVID-19 has been defeated, but it will look very different. Brought to you by: The coronavirus stopped meetings and events in their tracks. It’s an unprecedented time for the industry—but it will undoubtedly recover. “I am very strongly convinced that the physical event business will bounce back,” said David Meerman Scott , best-selling author and frequent public speaker who studies how neuroscience affects behavior.

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COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

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Presenter Tips and Tricks for Your Best Virtual Event

Stova

Do you want to learn how to be a successful presenter at a virtual event? Or, maybe, you are an event planner and you’d like to know how to train your virtual presenters to create the best virtual experience? If your answer to either of these questions is a resounding yes , you’re reading the right blog. We’ve done our homework and found the best of the best practices for presenting at your next virtual event. ( We’ve also included bonus training tips to help out all you event planners. ).

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How to Get More People into Your Venue

Special Events

Marketing a venue is a whole different ball game than promoting a product or service; venues serve as the backdrop of an event and clients seek out a space they can envision in their memories for years to come.

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35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020

Bizzaboo

We encourage every event planner to mark their calendars for the following 35 events and conferences in 2020. We know how hard it can be to find great events to attend, so we’ve made it easier for you. In this post, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the most important event industry conferences that every event professional should attend this year.

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How to Choose the Right Video Hosting Platform for Your Online Events

Eventbrite

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many creators are turning to virtual events to reach their audience. But as creators begin to plan and set up their virtual events, a common question arises: Which video hosting platform should I use? The answer to where you should host your virtual events depends on the type […].

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6 Stage Design Tips for Livestreamed Events

BizBash

Production pros discuss what color schemes work best on camera, tips for spacing presenters apart in a natural way, why proper lighting is crucial, and much more.

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Home Prices Up 13%, Biggest Increase Since 2013

Redfin

Buyers seem undeterred, as pending sales soar 28% and a 9% increase in new listings brings little relief. Key housing market takeaways for 434 U.S. metro areas during the 4-week period ending September 6: Median home sale price increased 13% from 2019 to $319,178—the highest on record. The 13% year-over-year increase was the largest since October 2013.

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

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Presenters & Attendees: Creating A Smooth Virtual Experience

Endless Events

Virtual events might not be something completely new at this point. But people everywhere are still learning how to navigate all the tech aspects that go into it. While there’s a lot that planners now need to focus on, from engagement to networking and more, we want to talk about something else today. Or rather, someone else. Because much like event profs had to adapt to the new normal, so did presenters and attendees.

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Revenue Integrity in Airlines: How to Solve Revenue Leakage Problems

AltexSoft Travel

During these times, when the number of flights has drastically dropped, every penny counts. Even before the pandemic, the industry was going through a crisis, so airlines fought hard to track down and close every loophole. There are, unfortunately, a lot of them, one being the revenue leakage. Often created by travel agents and customers (both accidentally and not), these holes account for about 3 percent of the airline’s revenue.

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The meeting industry new normal

Conferences that Work

Many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a meeting industry new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our businesses. We want to believe that, at some point, in-person meetings like the ones we’ve held for decades will return. Yes, there are a few world regions where cases of infection are currently very low. Such areas are already holding local in-person events, but safe inter-regional meetings are not possible.

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In-Person Events: Good News and Bad News

MeetingsNet

Two bodies of research highlight planners’ challenges and potential attendees’ preferences when it comes to meetings. In a late June webinar that drew more than 700 corporate and association meeting planners, 64 percent of attendees responded that they expect their organizations to return to holding in-person events by January 2021. Hosted by Global DMC Partners, “The Meeting Planner’s Reality in the ‘New Normal’” addressed a few topics, including hybrid events that connect small in-person gathe

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Does Virtual Networking Really Work?

Stova

It’s the question we have all been thinking. The event industry has been turned upside down, events that take months, even years to plan have been postponed or cancelled, and virtual platforms are all the rage, claiming they can be just as good as the real thing.

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The Self-Care Tips That Will Motivate You for 2021

Special Events

Self-care is an essential priority for all working professionals, but it’s particularly crucial for event pros that are accustomed to long hours and never-ending to-do lists.

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How to Set Virtual Event Speakers Up for Success

Skift Meetings

Planners aren’t the only eventprofs getting used to virtual events — speakers also have a steep learning curve. One of the most important factors in keeping an audience’s attention is production value. Here’s how speakers and planners can work to deliver it. The events industry has largely shifted to virtual over the past several months, […]. The post How to Set Virtual Event Speakers Up for Success by Victoria Copans appeared first on [link].

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The Commonsense Guide to Coronavirus for Events and Conferences

Bizzaboo

COVID-19 has landed. Here’s how to confidently communicate with your attendees, sponsors, and partners. Featuring examples from brands like Adobe, Google, and Qualtrics. Event marketers are no strangers to last-minute changes and crises. These usually have to do with speaker cancellations, unexpectedly long registration lines, poor WiFi, and other last-minute challenges that may seem like a big deal in the moment but absolutely pale in comparison to the global buzzkill that is coronavirus.

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Event Pricing: Attendees Paying What They Choose

Endless Events

What are the odds you’ve been thinking hard about event pricing? With all that is happening in the industry right now, we’re guessing they’re high. Because virtual events are now the norm. And figuring out how much you should charge your attendees is a challenge. With an in-person experience, it was easier. You had previous examples to draw from, and the numbers were a little more clear.

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Podcasting As A New Revenue Stream For Events: Learn How!

Endless Events

The events industry has been hit hard. Events need to consider new business models and revenue streams to keep themselves diversified and stable. Virtual events are one solution to the problem, but sponsors are rarely willing to pay the same rates for virtual events as they do for in-person events. So you need new revenue streams and new opportunities for your sponsors!

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Virtual Event Platform Features: What To Look For?

Endless Events

Plenty of things about planning a virtual event cause stress and confusion. But perhaps none other brings as many questions as the infamous choice of platform. In a matter of months, this particular industry segment witnessed an extraordinary boom. And as virtual events kept evolving, planners were bombarded with dozens of features and opportunities from platforms swearing they were the next big thing.

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How to Create Event Spaces that Spark Learning and Connection

Endless Events

If you read our last piece on why collaborative learning is the future of event-networking , you are already familiar with e180 as the creator of Braindate , an online platform and an in-person experience that helps participants at events meet for topic-driven, knowledge-sharing conversations called braindates. Since our founding, we have created collaborative learning experiences at iconic events around the world.

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Virtual Attendee Engagement: 8 Unique & Creative Strategies

Endless Events

As a production company, we get a lot of questions about virtual attendee engagement. Arguably one of the biggest pain points for planners, driving engagement isn’t quite as hard as one might think. And while we’ve discussed this topic before, we wanted to tackle it again. Because after producing dozens of successful virtual events over the past few months, we’ve learned a lot!

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Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry

Endless Events

Mindfulness in events. These three words might seem foreign to many. And to others, they can actually be scary. But what does mindless in events even mean? How does it help professionals in the industry? And most importantly, should we practice it? Well, the short answer to the last questions is yes. Because it’s no secret to anyone that event planners tend to use stress as a badge of honor, right?

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Virtual Event Speakers: The Ultimate Hacks For Success

Endless Events

If you’re currently reading this, chances are you fit into one of two categories. You’re either a planner eager to learn how you can set your virtual speaker up for success, or you’re a speaker looking to be trained in the art of virtual presentations. You might also just be a curious person, but for the sake of purpose, let’s assume you’re either a planner or a speaker.

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15 Virtual Event Sponsorship Ideas: Get Creative!

Endless Events

Last week, we explained how to deal and package your virtual event sponsorships. And today, we continue, with a second article about virtual event sponsorship ideas. Yes, convincing sponsors to be a part of your virtual event might seem like too daunting of a task. But just like we explained in the previous post, it’s not only necessary but also a plus for both parties involved.

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Do We Even Need In-Person Events? Let’s Discuss!

Endless Events

Yes, we’re finally asking the million-dollar question: do we even need in-person events anymore? And no, the Brew Crew isn’t trying to trigger anyone here. But rather, they’re interested in starting up a conversation about the challenges we are facing as an industry. And arguably one of the biggest is trying to convince people as to why spending so much money on live events is still worth it.

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Virtual Event Mistakes: 10 Things To Avoid Doing!

Endless Events

To kick off a new week, we’re going to lay out the most common virtual event mistakes. Even though virtual events are set to become the new normal, not many planners have experience with this paradigm. And that will, invariably, lead to a few mishaps. There are still plenty of misconceptions flying around in regards to virtual events. Because planners and companies aren’t sure which way is North right now, it’s easy to disregard the things that could make or break the virtual e

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10 Questions About Hybrid Events, Answered

Endless Events

It’s finally time to discuss the hot topic of hybrid events. Over the past few months, we’ve been focused on providing all the educational content we possibly could about virtual events. But now that restrictions slowly begin to lift, mentalities need to shift. Virtual events will continue to be relevant from here on. However, and as you’ve probably heard, hybrid is the future.

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Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking

Endless Events

We’ve all come across iterations of the classic headline, Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networkin g , like this article in Business Insider , or this podcast episode on TED’s WorkLife with Adam Grant. For event industry professionals, networking is of particular importance. After all, it’s one of the main drivers for attendance at events around the world, Still, many participants either don’t love it, or just aren’t very skilled at it. .

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Virtual Happy Hour Ideas: Entertain Attendees & Get The Party Rolling!

Endless Events

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally time we talk about virtual happy hour ideas. So far on the blog, we’ve been discussing many topics related to virtual events. Our main goals here has been to educate planners everywhere on the subject – and make them realize just how cool and engaging virtual events can be. But today, we’re putting the seriousness aside.

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Not Another One! 6 Tips To Combat Webinar Fatigue

Endless Events

New year, new challenges. And boy, has 2020 proved itself to be quite a challenging year! While shifts in consumer behavior have been one of the biggest concerns for marketers over the past few years, never before did event profs have to pay so much attention to it. Patterns of consumption have indeed changed drastically when compared to a pre-social media world.

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Your Ultimate Virtual Event Planning Checklist!

Endless Events

Virtual event planning is taking the stage as the next big thing in the industry. Ponder this – in a world where technology develops and improves at an impressive speed, it’s our job as events profs to keep up with the motions. So why not be the one who takes the first step into more engaging, sustainable events that can connect thousands of people from around the world at lower costs and increased flexibility?

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9 Virtual Thanksgiving Ideas Your Family Will Love!

Endless Events

2020 has been tough on all of us. Lockdowns, quarantines, masks, not being able to see our loved ones…it takes a toll. But human beings are nothing if not resilient! And while none of us wanted to go through the Holidays without gathering around a turkey with our families, we’ll have to make do. Much like everything else this year has thrown at us, this situation is far from ideal.

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5 Hybrid Event Examples To Inspire Your Process

Endless Events

Lately, we’ve been diving deeper into the exciting world of hybrid events. Because by now, we’ve all realized that these will make up a significant chunk of our work as an industry. And since topics such as networking and production value have already been discussed, we figured it was time to bring some inspiration to the table. In the form of hybrid event examples you can learn from!

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