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

Transcripts to come!

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IMEX America Brand Colors are the Rainbow. But it’s all Green in Las Vegas- Show 276

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Today, Jon Trask talks with Amy Spatrisano, CMP, Principal, MeetGreen. MeetGreen is IMEX America’s official Sustainability Consultant. They work with both IMEX America and IMEX in Frankfurt to help them establish and analyze their standards for sustainability.

Amy is a principal of MeetGreen and has an international reputation in the sustainable meeting and event management field as a leader, visionary and innovator. With over 22 years in the meetings industry her passion for bringing the sustainable conversation and practice to others is evident in the training and speaking she’s done both nationally and internationally.

Amy has been named one of “The 25 Most Powerful People in the Meetings Industry,” acknowledged as one of the “Growing Green Leaders,” included in the list of “Eco-Leaders,” and been awarded the Meeting Professionals International Oregon Chapter Supplier and Planner Award.  She is co-founder of the Green Meeting Industry Council and co-author of “Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events.”

 

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Audio Podcast to check out: AVNation.TV

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Here are a few links to get you started listening.

AVNation (main site)

AV WEEK

AV Social

Daily AV

 

 Audio Podcast to check out: AVNation.TV

Meetings Podcast Now Available On Stitcher App (Mobile: OnDemand)

The Meetings Podcast is now available on the Stitcher App available in all the App stores!

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The Stitcher Application is great because you never need to download the podcasts from your computer to your device. It is On Demand! As we launch a new show it will automatically appear on your mobile device!  Cool huh?

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Extra! Interview with Jay Smethurst of Illumination Galleries

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The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Today Mike interviews Jay Smethurst from Illumination Galleries Jay shares some exciting creative tools utilizing graphic facilitation to keep your attendees learning and collaborating though the whole event!!

Also check out Jays Blog for some great information.

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Meetings Podcast Show 43- Mike McAllen talks Top 10 Mobile Applications for Meetings & Events

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The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events Media talks about some nifty mobile applications for your phone for meeting planners and production peeps! icon smile Meetings Podcast Show 43  Mike McAllen talks Top 10 Mobile Applications for Meetings & Events

Easiest way to read more about these is to open up your itunes store and cut and paste each in the search box on the top right hand side. Please contact me if you have any great travel or meetings/event related mobile applications or ideas for one.

Find Bathrooms
Sit or Squat- (Free)
Find Restaurants

UrbanSpoon-(Free)
Yelp- (Free) [Read more...]

Meetings Podcast Show 42 The Highball Glass

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The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media
Jon Trask of Alliant Event Services

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Extra! Jon Trask interviews Robb Thornsberry of Infinity Events

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Today Jon Trask interviews Robb Thornsberry of Infinity Events

Check out the Infinity Events inc 411 Blog

The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media
Jon Trask of Alliant Event Services [Read more...]

Faces of the Meetings & Events and Travel Industry

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As you have heard on our podcast we brainstormed on how to best way to get the word out about how important Meetings & Events are to our economy and how many people are affected by the canceling of meetings and how important face to face meetings are. We decided to make a website and/or You Tube to showcase peoples stories. As I worked on figuring this out I was really happy to find out www.MeetingsMeansBusiness.com is having a contest to find the face of the travel industry.

I really think every Meeting Planner, Meetings company, corporate production company, audio visual company, hotel executives to the taxi drivers out front of the hotel should all produce a quick video for this contest!

The travel community has taken a big hit recently. Media and policymaker condemnation of spending by companies that have received taxpayer assistance has caused thousands of companies nationwide to cancel legitimate meetings and events. Local communities and travel industry employees are paying the price.

To help protect millions of travel-related jobs, we must show the real Faces of Travel.

Are YOU the Face of the Travel Industry?

Enter the Contest

It’s simple. Create an original, brief (45 to 60 second) video telling us why business travel is important to you and why you should be the Face of Travel. Fill out our contest entry form. Then upload your video to our Web site. Entries will be reviewed and posted to our YouTube channel. Then, a winner (or winners) will be selected to be a spokesperson for the campaign. The new Face of Travel will interact with the media, meet with policymakers and help to save millions of jobs across the United States.

So get over there and do a video and maybe become the new face of travel. More importantly let the world know how many of us are dependent on the meetings and events industry. Plus help get our economy back on track!

 Faces of the Meetings & Events and Travel Industry

Extra! Using Animals at Corporate Events!

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The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry!

Mike McAllen of Grass Shack Events & Media reads some tips and tricks about using animals at corporate events and meetings. Also shares some war stories from other event professionals who had experiences with animals at events. [Read more...]