The Special Event completed their annual meeting in Chicago this past January 15-18. Tahira Endean of Cantrav Services Inc in Vancouver Canada gives you a taste of the buzz at this popular industry event. Tahira talks to different types of attendees, vendors and speakers from the show floor. Guests include Ray Gobberg, Dan Berger, Karl Heitz, Lenny Talarico, Lars Erickson, Emma Fortier and Bryan Bell.
San Francisco’s Cassandra Phillipps from WebWallFlower Events talks to Mike McAllen about running successful startup event. Her successful event FailCon has been called a “breath of fresh air” by NBC, a “resounding success” by Wired, and an event that “set a better tone for the coming era of entrepreneurship” by attendees. Cass shares some tips and tricks she has learned to keep audiences engaged, connected and informed year after year. Learn how she took her local event to a global audience and much more. You can find her on twiiter @webwallflower
This morning I checked my Twitter lists. I now use Twitter lists to curate my information. One post I saw was my friend and contributer to the MeetingsPodcast Greg Ruby was watching the eibtm conference from 4am earlier that morning. It peaked my interest and I checked out the Hybrid stream. I found the hybrid website service they used to be very easy to navigate. Nice welcome message and then a hybrid connector (host, virtual host, virtual emcee etc) and Paul Cook.
I reminised about our EventCamp.org hybrid streams that I produced in New York and Chicago. Around the time we were thinking up EventCamp I did an interview with Doug Keeley from Mark of a Leader. I thought it might be a good time to do a rewind of this interview for a post today. Of the more than one hundred interviews I have done for MeetingsPodcast his sticks out in my mind as the great use of video in presentations.
I am in Pacific time so I am around 9 hours behind Barcelona. I think you can still sign up for all the hybrid sessions here at the eibtm website
I enjoyed watching Doug Keeleys session and Mark of a Leader is something you should check out to inspire your audience. ( I reposted this audio interview and transcripts below. It might be a little funky sounding, the bit rates in 2009 were different. It sounds okay to me but ping me if you run into any problems.)
09:00 – 10:30 Agency Programme – Stories of Great Leadership in Times of Challenge and ChangeConference Room 5.1 Speaker Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller, Mark of a Leader
Mike McAllen: Welcome back to Meetings Podcast. This is Mike McAllen with Grass Shack Events and Media and today on the phone we have – or on the show I should say, on the show – on the phone is Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller of The Mark of a Leader and hi Doug.
Doug Keeley: Hi Mike. How are you doing?
Mike McAllen talked with Debra Benton about her upcoming IMEX Keynote called: Leaders Needed: Apply Within: Benton will dissect and decode the secret sauce of traits and nuance needed to elevate your presence in the world where you want to be – your authentic self. Learn how to tweak what you already have to present yourself in a way that people are receptive to you; build trust with colleagues and customers. Rearrange how you view yourself by differentiating yourself and still be comfortable in situations you normally don’t feel comfortable. And finally, sharpen how you think and behave so that people remember you for the right reasons – enhancing your business grace, connection and rapport.
Politicians what does Advocacy have to do with Meetings and Events? – Tom Hulton from the IMEX Group explains to Mike McAllen how IMEX America is helping government understand how important live face to face events are for local economies.
Where do event managers go to learn about meeting planning? IMEX America of course!
Mike talks with CEO of IMEX Group Carina Bauer about the upcoming October 9-11 IMEX America 2012 trade show in Las Vegas and what to expect from the new scheduling system, day of education, keynotes, the popular campfire sessions, green and CSR initiatives, and much more.
Full disclosure MeetingsPodcast is sponsored by IMEX America. You can find a full list of IMEX America Podcasts on the IMEX America website.