Podcast: Should I stay or should I go, CIC Conclave Solution Lounge, The Knights that say Ni

308 – Should I stay or should I go, CIC Solution Lounge, The Knights that say Ni

Segment 1- Mike McAllen shares “Should I stay or should I go.” Talking about why you should attend all the cool upcoming events. Why making connections with people face to face is much better then over technology.

Segment 2- Jon Trask talks to Diana Hakenholz   Director of Meetings and Education? Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors- International (ACCED-I) and Matt DiSalvo  Chief Sales Officer at SER exposition services

Matt and Diana are the co-chairs of the Convention Industry Council education committee this year and bring us news about one of the new educational offerings that’s been added to this years’ Conclave.

“The Solutions Lounge” at the event will allow a full day of up close encounters and educational opportunities with presenters and fellow attendees attending the show.

Segment 3 -  Dana Freker Doody from The EXPO Group who shares Knights Who Say Ni

Sometimes creativity gets religion-like status, says Professor and Author David Burkus, because it seems so sacred and mysterious. Guess what? It’s not. Learn how the myths of creativity run counter to what actual occurs during the creative process so you can give yourself and your team a creative boost!

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World Domination, SocialTables, CAD and Who’s Local at your events?

#308 World Domination, SocialTables, CAD and Who’s Local at your events?

Permission to Fail 291x300 World Domination, SocialTables, CAD and Whos Local at your events?On todays show we have Mike McAllen talking about the World Domination Summit.  Jon Trask talking about SocialTables and other CAD type programs.  Adrian Segar talks about Who’s Local at your meetings.

Jon Trask segment Social TablesAuto CAD and Vectorworks are the focus today as Jon takes a look at
some of the various room diagraming options available to planners. Then briefly
examines some of the pluses and minuses involved in using each one of them.

 

Social Tables:

https://www.socialtables.com

Vectorworks:

http://www.vectorworks.net/index.php

AutoCAD by Autodesk:

http://www.autodesk.com

Autodesk 360:

https://360.autodesk.com

Adrian Segar Segment‘BEE: Building Exceptional Events (by improving learning, connection, engagement, and community).

Today’s show title is Who’s Local, where he’ll share a simple technique that allows participants to quickly discover others in the room who live and/or work near them.

Adrian is a meeting architect, facilitator, and author who has been running conferences for over thirty years. He loves to facilitate learning and connections between people and is the author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love. Adrian writes about many different aspects of meetings on his popular blog: Conferences That Work. Learn more by visiting www.conferencesthatwork.com and following @ASegar on Twitter.

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Podcast: InfoComm Roundup, Tamsen Webster TedXCambridge Executive Producer

Show 307  InfoComm Roundup, Tamsen Webster SVP from Oratium TedXCambridge Executive Producer

307 300x225 Podcast: InfoComm Roundup, Tamsen Webster TedXCambridge Executive ProducerTodays show we have Jon Trask and Tamsen Webster

Jon Trask gives meeting organisers the run down on InfoComm that happened last week in Las Vegas.  Lots of cool machines to make your next event really shine.

Tamsen Webster from Oratium talks to Mike McAllen about how she helps companies and individuals communicate better.  She gives some great nuggets of information and everyone who has listened to an executive who is not a good speaker should listen closely.  Tamsen has some great workshops coming up for everyone.  Plus she does one-on-one work on speaking training.   She also is the Executive Producer of TedX Cambridge.

Tamsen’s website http://tamsenwebster.com/

 

You can find Mike at Grass Shack Road.com

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Podcast: 5 Top Trends in the Meetings Industry, Freak King Chris Brogan

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On todays show we interview Chris Brogan talks about his new book. Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and Mike McAllen shares the top five trends in the second half of 2014.

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Podcast: INFOCOMM, Matter of Trust, Hack Your Event

305 Meetings Podcast INFOCOMM, Matter of Trust, Hack Your Event

trust 300x296 Podcast: INFOCOMM, Matter of Trust, Hack Your Event We are down at InfoComm in Las Vegas.  Show notes to come.

1) INFOCOM with Jon Trask

2) A Matter of Trust:  with Dana Freker Doody The Expo Group

Trust, as earned through the relationship stages between a planner and their general services contractor, is as vital to a successful business partnership as it is to a personal relationship.

“The ability to establish, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders…is the key leadership competency of the new, global economy,” writes Stephen M.R. Covey

GSCs play a vital role in looping together numerous stakeholders involved in producing a trade show or major event. This includes managing skilled laborers across several union jurisdictions, many suppliers of services and equipment, and of course the safe and efficient handling of materials into and out of a space.

Speed of Trust 

Dana’s Bookshelf on The Expo Group Pinterest boards

Union Work Rules Guide Coming Soon from ESCA and Trade Show Executive

3)  12 Habits of Unsuccessful Event Planners with Julius Solaris
In this episode Julius will talk about bad habits event planers have and how to fix them.

Some of them include:

- Carrying Massive Paper Binders
- Checking In Guests with Printouts
- Having Runners to Chase Those who want to speak

More info at EventManagerBlog.com

Thank yous to

Jon Trask of AvforPlanners

Dana Freker Doody of the Expo Group

Julius Solaris from Event Manager Blog  Also Event Manager Blog Twitter handle.

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Meetings Podcast Incentive Research Foundation, Convene Salary Survey, 3 Ways to be more Productive

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Show 304  Meetings Podcast Incentive Research Foundation, Convene Salary Survey, 3 Ways to be more Productive

1-Editors Sue Pelletier and Barbara Scofidio from MeetingsNet

Segment Title: What happened at the Incentive Research Foundation Invitational?

Discussion what happened down in Mexico at Incentive Research Foundation Invitational. They share some tips from the educational day. (Bonus nice bird sounds in the background)

Big Data

Millennials, Baby Boomers how do you plan for generations.

Google Glass

Writing with right hand or left hand and be an animal. (Dominate brain functions)

Seating designs

 

Segment title: What Are You Worth?

The all-time most-read Convene article on pcma.org is always the annual salary survey. Which makes sense. Meeting professionals want to know what their colleagues are making and if they are being compensated fairly. Convene Editor in Chief Michelle Russell has been told many times that this salary survey has been used by many meeting planners to negotiate for a raise. In this segment, she talks about some of the results of the survey, as well as provides strategies for salary negotiations for women. Because even though women dominate the meetings industry, they struggle with the same challenges as women in the overall workplace in terms of perception, pay inequity, and differences in negotiating styles.

Mike McAllen from AVforPlanners.com

Mike shares 3 Tips on being more Productive

1)    To-do Lists

2)    Don’t think about time. Think about productivity

3)    Stop Working.

Mike will be at InfoCom next week and would love to connect to listeners. Call /text him at 925 699 3190 or Email him @ MeetingsPodcast@gmail.com

Thanks to IMEX America and of course AVforPlanners.com

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Podcast: How To Keep Attendees Happy, Working With Vendors, Get Them On Their Feet

303 Meetings Podcast How To Keep Attendees Happy, Working With Vendors, Get Them On Their Feet

photo 1 225x300 Podcast: How To Keep Attendees Happy, Working With Vendors, Get Them On Their Feet I was on a webinar for MeetingsNet talking about Pricing for meetings and events. My portion was about A/V and production pricing.

Moderator Barbara Scofidio, Editor, MeetingsNet
http://meetingsnet.com/webinars/unraveling-mysteries-meeting-vendor-pricing
Presenters were:
Scott Eames, Global Sales Director, AlliedPRA
Brian R. Meyer, President, Meeting Expectations
Mike McAllen, Co-founder, AVforPlanners.com

The Q & A period was really lively and it was great to see all the faces I knew as virtual attendees. It also made me realize how audiovisual and the pricing is a pain point for planners and organizers. I am going to start a series of webinars with AVforPlanners to start to help organizers save time and money when renting or contracting AV and labor.

What is your favorite webinar platform? Webex, on24 (which we used) gotomeeting? Love to get some feedback here or on twitter what your favorite platform is- or easiest of use…

Finally, I wanted to also say we had our best month ever in May with several thousand downloads of our little podcast so thank you for listening and please email me with anything you want to hear or be included in the podcast. Please email me at Mike(@)GrassShackRoad.com

1) Dana Freker Doody Going to the Chapel from The Expo Group
Dana talks about Marrying your Education and Exhibition experiences can create a long, fruitful symbiosis to engage attendees. Some smart planners in corporations and associations are creating content on their show floor that directly brings in their conference speakers, further bridging the mental gap that often can exist between conference and exhibition.
Dana added these helpful links:
Community Connections & Hybrid Events
New Ways to Engage Adult Learners
#ExpoChat on Twitter, where education on show floor is a frequent topic

2) Pat Ahasey Working with Vendors P&V Enterprises
Pat talks about relationships between vendors and clients.

3) Adrian Segar Get Them On Their Feet! Conferences that Work
Today’s show title is Get Them On Their Feet, where he’ll share a simple technique for bringing your audience back into optimal condition for learning.

Thank you to our segment producers on the show:
Dana Freker Doody, The Expo Group, Vice President of Corporate Communications
Dana oversees all communication materials for in-ho use and client-side programs plus takes an active role in the innovative processes resulting in the creation of strategic and personalized experiential solutions. She is active in social media networks and has developed personalized solutions for several clients to take advantage of the impact of digital tools on trade shows in particular. Dana is a 13-year veteran of The Expo Group, a general services contractor and exhibit house, and the industry, to which she brings a strong service background from her days at Disneyland and a communications background forged in the newspaper industry. Her bachelor of arts
degrees in journalism and in history were earned at Southern Methodist University. Mom to a10-year-old sports nut, Dana enjoys cheering at whatever is in season and supporting charities in her local community. Dana is often heard speaking at industry conferences and meetings and otherwise questioning the status quo in our industry.
Email: ddoody at theexpogroup.com
Website: http://theexpogroup.com
Blog: http://theexpogroup.com/blog
Tweets: http://twitter.com/theexpogroup
Videos: http://youtube.com/theexpogroup
Fun: http://facebook.com/theexpogroup
Connect: http://bit.ly/theexpogroupLinkedIn

PAT Ahaesy, CMP. CSEP, helps companies have seamless and stress free events. She has over 25 years of experience planning and implementing corporate and non-profit conferences and special events, as well as incentive programs. The background that led to her collaboration in P&V began first as an educator, then in the world of corporate and incentive travel. Pat has planned CME meetings, conferences, trade shows, special events as well as tours for art and incentive groups.
She has been a Certified Meeting Professional from the Convention Industry Council for more than 10 years, and has held the Certified Special Event Professional designation from the International Special Events Society for 10 years.
Pat holds a BS in Education from Temple University and taught elementary school, tutored students with dyslexia and has taught ESL for the US Air Force.
Often quoted in industry professional publication, she is a co-moderator of the leading online community, MECO, for meeting professionals. She was also President of the National Association of Business Owners-NYC from 2009-2011. Pat was named Women in Business Champion by the Northeast Region of the SBA.
A believer, in the importance of education, Pat feels that events are a powerful tool to tell a story and to educate. The value of meetings and special events should not be underestimated. After attending several Event Camps, Pat realized that webcasting and hybrid events are the logical next step to extend the reach of meetings and events.
Since August, 2013, Pat has been an instructor at the online special Events Institute.

Pat’s company, P&V Enterprises is headquartered in New York City.
The website is www.pnventerprises.com.
www.linkedin.com/in/patahaesy
www.linkedin.com/company/pv-enterprises

https://www.facebook.com/pat.ahaesy

https://www.facebook.com/PNVEnterprises

https://twitter.com/pnv123

https://twitter.com/pnventerprises

www.pinterest.com/pahaesy

https://plus.google.com/+PatriciaAhaesy

https://plus.google.com/114064439521027434702

3) Adrian Segar Conferences that Work
Adrian is a meeting architect, facilitator, and author who has been running conferences for over thirty years. He loves to facilitate learning and connections between people and is the author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love. Adrian writes about many different aspects of meetings on his popular blog: Conferences That Work. Learn more by visiting www.conferencesthatwork.com and following @ASegar on Twitter.

Our awesome sponsors
IMEX America Coming up in October. Will you be there? I will!
AVforPlanners.com – easy way to find av companies and evaluate proposals from them to save time and money.

You can find Mike McAllen at my meetings and video production Company Grass Shack Events & Media or at AVforPlanners.com with my pal Jon Trask Take a picture of yourself and post to Instagram. Tag it #meetingspodcast I would love to see where you are listening to the show. Follow me there. Mike McAllen

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Social Tables IMEX Franfurt Visit, Handling Information Overload

302 Meetings Podcast Social Tables IMEX Franfurt Visit, Handling Information Overload

On todays show we feature 2 segments:

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Don Berger CEO Social Tables

 

Social Tables Goes to Europe

1) Claire Harrington CMP and Public Relations Manager of Social Tables talks to Dan Berger CEO & Founder of Social Tables. They discuss Dan’s recent visit to IMEX Frankfurt,  Marketplace Opportunities, Technology commoditization (fragmentation) and what that means for meeting planners, Meeting Automation/Strategy.  Check out SocialTables.com

You can find Dan on Twitter

You can find Claire on Twitter

 

2) Three tips for managing your information overload….(Or…a few simple ways to keep “big data” from crushing you each day)

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Elizabeth Glau of Building Blocks Social Media joins Jon Trask of AVforPlanners on the podcast to discuss some of the impacts of the big data overload that most of us end up facing each day. They provide some perspective, as well as some simple tips and ideas to hold back the flood of data and the associated distractions that bombard us all day.  So, put down the smartphone and take a few short minutes away from social media to hear a few ways that could make your in-box(s) be a bit less stressful and overwhelming when you get to desk tomorrow.

You can find Elizabeth on Twitter

You can find Jon on Twitter

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Podcast: Food Allergies, Google+, Facebook and Twitter Marketing

Show 301 Meetings Podcast Food Allergies, Google+, Facebook and Twitter Marketing

On todays show our segments are:

food allergies 300x165 Podcast: Food Allergies, Google+, Facebook and Twitter Marketing1) Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC from Thrive! Meetings & Events

10 things event professionals need to know about food allergies.

In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. Nearly two decades later, FARE is expanding this year’s Food Allergy Awareness Week by declaring the entire month of May as Food Allergy Action Month. This is a special opportunity to shine a spotlight on food allergies and anaphylaxis. There are many easy ways you can get involved in raising awareness, educating others and inspiring action.

 

like 300x188 Podcast: Food Allergies, Google+, Facebook and Twitter Marketing2) Jessica Levin, Chief Connector at Seven Degrees Communications and Jordan Schwartz, CEO at Pathable Event Apps, take a wonky look at social media and events, including the impending demise of Google+, Facebook changing newsfeed algorithms (and what it means for your hopes of having your event promotions “go viral”) and some new marketing products Twitter has introduced to help businesses promote themselves in their industry.

 

 

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Podcast: Easy ways to build energy at your event, ethics, 7 ways to utilize twitter at events

Show 300 Podcast:  Easy ways to build energy at your event, ethics, 7 ways to utilize twitter at events

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On todays show our segments are:

1) Sue Pelletier – Shares a few tips from the great article 48 easy ways to bring energy to your event.

2) Pat Ahaesy-Do event planners take the High Road or the Low Road.  which is a great ethics segment for the events industry.

3) Mike McAllen- 7 ways to utilize twitter at events.

 

You can find Sue:

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http://meetingsnet.com/app-faq

 

http://meetingsnet.com/

Get the iPad MeetingsNet app: http://meetingsnet.com/app-faq

https://twitter.com/spelletier

http://about.me/sue.pelletier

 

 

 

 

 

You can find Pat:

Pat’s company, P&V Enterprises is headquartered in New York City.

https://www.facebook.com/pat.ahaesy?
https://www.facebook.com/PNVEnterprises
https://twitter.com/pnv123?
https://twitter.com/pnventerprises?
www.pinterest.com/pahaesy
https://plus.google.com/+PatriciaAhaesy?
https://plus.google.com/114064439521027434702?
 
 
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