Joan Eisenstodt – Inclusive Hospitality CIC Conclave Speaker

cic Joan Eisenstodt   Inclusive Hospitality CIC Conclave SpeakerToday on the Meetings Podcast CIC edition, Jon Trask talks with Joan Eisenstodt about her Conclave session on Inclusive Hospitality and creating events that support all.  In the session she will look not just at the ADA, but how planners and suppliers can and should look beyond the minimal requirements to finding solutions that make events inclusive and meaningful for everyone in their audience.  The CIC Conclave will be held in New Orleans on September 6-8, 2014.

Joan Eisenstodt – Crisis Planning & Event Safety CIC CMP Conclave Speaker

cic Joan Eisenstodt   Crisis Planning & Event Safety CIC CMP Conclave SpeakerIn this Meetings Podcast CIC Edition, Jon talks with Joan Eisenstodt about the second of her two sessions at the CIC Conclave on September 8th.  Joan and co-presenter Brad Goldberg will in an interactive session talk about risks and risk evaluation for planners and suppliers within the meetings industry.  What are the “elephants in the room” that could affect your next event?  Attend this session and join in on the discussion.

CIC CMP Conclave Education Comittee Diana Hakenholz and Matt DiSalvo

CIC CMP Conclave Education Comittee Diana Hakenholz and Matt DiSalvo

cic CIC CMP Conclave Education Comittee Diana Hakenholz and Matt DiSalvoToday on the podcast, 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. They talk with Jon about the CIC Conclave and some of the many speakers and keynote session their committee has arranged.

They also spend time discussing some of the new learning approaches taken this year including some experiential sessions that have been added to the Conclave for the first time.

You can learn more about the CMP Conclave, September 6-8, as well as finding a wealth of information on the CIC and the CMP program in general at: www.conventionindustry.org

CIC Conclave Podcast: Speaker Tracy Stuckrath “Serve This Not That”

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Jon Trask talks with Tracy Stuckrath from Thrive Events about her upcoming talk in New Orleans for the Convention Industry Council CMP Conclave. September 6-8.

Tracy’s talk is called “Serve This, Not That!” in which she explains that no matter the reasons for the increase in requests include—growing international attendance, increase in chronic disease and aging workforce, rise in food allergies, more attendees choosing to eat vegetarian or vegan, diverse religious dietary requirements, growing acceptance of alternative diets or a general desire to eat healthier—we, as hospitality professionals need to learn how to accommodate their needs.

Understanding the basic guidelines for the most prevalent requests and planning properly can go a long way.

You can learn more about the CMP Conclave, September 6-8, as well as finding a wealth of information on the CIC and the CMP program in general at: www.conventionindustry.org

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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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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284 Meetings Podcast|Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

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Thanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.com
Todays show features Host Mike McAllen from Grass Shack Events & Media.
Segment producers
***Julius Solaris presents: ‘Hack Your Event – Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks to Make Your Planning Easier’   Todays show is Avoid No-Shows at Events one of the biggest plagues affecting our industry, no-shows.
- Using secondhand exchanges
- Delaying Charges
- Online Check-in
Get more information at http://eventmanagerblog.com/avoid-no-shows from the Event Manager Blog (Eventmanagerblog.com)
Read Julius popular blog Event Manager Blog (http://eventmanagerblog.com ) or follow @EventMB on Twitter (twitter.com/eventmb)  You can reach Julius on Twitter (http://twitter.com/tojulius) or at http://JuliusSolaris.com
***Jon Trask presents: Five tips to keep in mind about facilities from an AV perspective
-Room capacity charts can lie.
-Ceiling heights really do matter.Power is more than having a few wall plugs available.
-In house vendors may have contractual rules that you must adhere to.
-Those speakers up in the ceiling are good for some meetings…and really bad for others.
Get more information from Jon at AVforPlanners.com.  You can find Jon at Jon(At)AVforPlanners.com
Jon has offer a free show evaluation to Meetings Planners and organizers for their next meeting. A $1500 value. All you have to do is email Jon and say you heard the offer on the podcast.
*** Jonathan Shank from Learn To Find, Manage, and Hire Your First Virtual Assistant!
Jonathan discusses how using Virtual Assistants can make you more efficient with your time and money. He also gives shares his Apple method for finding Virtual Assistants. I added an S. So Apples.
Website: YourFirstVirtualAssistant.com
Twitter: @YFVAJonathan
Podcast: Your First Virtual Assistant

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Free Educational Opportunities at IMEX America- Show 236

Dale Hudson 244x300 Free Educational Opportunities at IMEX America  Show 236IMEX Group Director of Knowledge and Events Dale Hudson talks about Educational portion of IMEX America. Dale touches Smart Monday, deep dives, and the inspiration center and much more….

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MPI’s New Vision And Direction With Kyle Hillman- Show 224

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Meeting Professionals International

 

Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau catch up with Kyle Hillman at Meetings Professional International (MPI) at the World Education Congress (WEC)

They touch on advocacy in the meetings industry, competition with other associations, and the future of MPI and the fuzzy differences between the planner/supplier relationship.

 

 

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