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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Less Logistics and More Designing Experiences Show 212

Todays show we talk about two blog posts one from the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting written from speaker Jeff Hurt at Midcourse Corrections. Check it out here: Improving conference attendee experiences.  The other blog post from Jon from his registration experience “The Box” for Coachella Music Festival.  Both stress  that less logistics and more designing experiences are the way to go.

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PCMA 2012 Show

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Jon Trask and Greg Ruby discuss the 2012 PCMA and Virtual Edge Summit in San Diego. (Greg also did a facinating talk on Foursquare) Overall the show hit it out of the park!

General Session made some changes and using Skype to bring in speaker Sally Hogstead making the general session a actual Hybrid event.

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Other topics covered:

Jane McGonigal

John Medina, MD

David Rich George P Johnson

Amount of sessions

PCMA Tweetup

MeetingsPodcast Meetup

 PCMA 2012 Show

iMEX America Podcast Live Meetup Pt. 2 – Show 195

Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau meet the following afternoon to wrap up their comments on the first iMEX America show at the Venetian Resort and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.  This time we’re in the MPI booth and there’s no band to interrupt us before we’re done!

Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau recap last weeks Podcast Meetup in San Diego Show 192

4990237149 775e2c86d9 300x238 Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau recap last weeks Podcast Meetup in San Diego Show 192Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau recap last weeks Podcast Meetup in San Diego with a discussion of Linked in, Facebook, Google Plus and other industry social media sites like i-Meet and MPI.  Elizabeth shares a Linked in success story from a local San Diego based speaker and then goes through some refresher social media 101 tips and suggestions for meeting professionals.

We also announce our next live Podcast Meetup to be held October 12th at the Venetian/Palazzo Resort during IMEX America.  Listen in and then join us live in Vegas to network and have some fun on a Wednesday night!

FYI- For those who noticed the missing shows will be coming up soon- I had to get this episode up and I didnt want to go in and chage all the file names so the numbers would be in order!

 

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