E-Gaming Events Revolution – Episode 113

May 22, 2018

There are a lot of questions surrounding e-gaming events. Is it an event trend? What is e-gaming? How does it tie into events? Is there a difference between e-gaming and video games? E-gaming events are an emerging segment of events that you are going to want to know about, and you are in the right place to learn!

In this episode of #EventIcons our guests Kim Meltzer of KidKesty Productions, Inc, Donny Neufuss of PRG,  and Joe English of Event Futurist weigh in on e-gaming events. They will explain exactly what e-gaming is. How planning an e-gaming event compares to planning a traditional event like a conference, the vibrant communities that exist in the e-gaming events world and so much more! They will also discuss best business opportunities for this emerging segment and the numbers and statistics every event planner needs to know about e-gaming events! You really don’t want to miss this informative episode!

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Influencer Marketing – Episode 112

May 15, 2018

Influencer marketing can be a powerful way to attract more attention to your events. Many brands and events use influencer marketing that are looking to become more well known or position themselves with a certain audience. Using influencers is a really unique way to do this. Influencers have a strong understanding of their audience. They can help brands and events alike launch their businesses to new heights.

In today’s episode of #EventIcons our iconic panel Nick Borelli of Borelli Strategies, Melissa Brandle of August United, and Rachel Stephan of snöball event influencer marketing join us for an in-depth discussion on influencer marketing at events. They will discuss what defines an influencer. What size and types of events benefit from influencers. The difference between digital and in-person influencer campaigns. We will cover strategies for successfully using influencer marketing and so much more. If you have thought about using influencers to market your event you can’t miss this episode!

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Inbox Zero: How To Manager Your Inbox as An Event Prof - Episode 111

May 8, 2018

Inbox zero seems like a dream right? It doesn’t have to be. With the right processes in place, you can have an organized and manageable inbox! Today we will discuss how to manage your inbox as an event prof.

In this weeks episode, our host Audrey Gallien of Catalyst Inc. and iconic guest, Chris Ronzio of Trainual will teach you just how you can get to inbox zero! Chris will teach you ways to manage your inbox as an event prof. How to process everything coming at you. Tools you can use to help you manage your inbox as an event planner and how to train your mind to be more efficient and much more!

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How to Improve Audience Engagement At Event – Episode 110

May 1, 2018

It’s hard to keep your audience engaged. Audiences are often bored when speakers talk forever without giving the audience a chance to engage and ask questions. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Audience engagement is so important to the success of your event! How to improve audience engagement seems overwhelming but you are in the right place! We will show you what you need to know!

In this episode, our iconic guests Sam Smith of Interactive Meeting Technology, LLC and, Juraj Holub of Slido will walk you through how to improve your audience engagement. We will answer who benefits the most from audience engagement. Our episode will also touch on tools that can help you create an atmosphere that encourages audience engagement and create value at your event! You do not want to miss this!

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How To Get Work Done On The Road – Episode 109

April 24, 2018

Getting work done on the road is hard. Most event profs have experience trying to balance travel with their everyday work and sometimes the two can be difficult to mix. How do you stay in communication with clients? What do you do to keep the work from piling up? While it seems daunting there are some things you can do to help make traveling with work simpler! Traveling doesn’t have to be a major impact on your work, there is a lot you can do to get work done on the road.

In today’s episodes, our very own Will Curran of Endless Events and Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting are taking you through their very best tips to keep focused and get work done on the road. They will be discussing their favorite bags and gear, favorite devices. Do you ever wonder how you can be more efficient traveling and how to deal with working with clients in different time zones? We will deal with that too! If you are a road warrior, you can’t miss this episode they are going to walk you through everything you need to know to get work done on the road!

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SXSW – Everything You Need To Know – Episode 108

April 17, 2018

SXSW is one of the most iconic events around. It’s a celebration of creativity and provides a platform for creatives to achieve their goals. The iconic event is so successful because there are a boatload of experiences that create lasting memories for attendees, such as HBO’s Westworld experiential event.

Today the iconic Hugh Forrest of SXSW joins us to discuss everything an event planner would want to know about the event. We will discuss how the South by Southwest Interactive Festival turned into the event it is today. How they work with sponsors and brand activations. What to consider when you are accommodating international attendees, planning for security situations, favorite moments from the 2018 event and so much more! 

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How To Create Family-Friendly Events – Episode 107

April 10, 2018

Family-friendly events can be a challenge for event planners. Often times planning events with kids feels out of our realm or at least out of our comfort zone. Family-friendly events are unknown territory that sometimes we just don’t know how to navigate. That changes today! In today’s episode, we will teach you all about how to create family-friendly events!

Today our iconic guests Chad Collins of Open World Inc., and  Shelley Matheny of KidsAlong Events are here to teach you how to create family-friendly events. They will discuss how to integrate children into events. Talk about what you need to think about when planning events with kids such as staffing, security, and engagement tips. And how you can engage the entire family! You do not want to miss this episode!

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Digital Innovation At Events – Episode 106

April 3, 2018

In the in events industry data is the new gold. Wouldn’t you love to get inside your attendees minds to better your event? With digital innovation at events now you can. Find out how to get important data about your attendees such as what parts of your event they spent the most time in, who they are networking with and beyond. Having access to this type of data allows for you to create the best experience possible for your events in the future.

In this episode of #EventIcons we are joined by the iconic  Charles Truong of PixMob/klik and Victor Bohnert of Innovatis Group. They will discuss digital innovations in events and how to use technology to enhance engagement. They will share all about their platforms and how you can use them to gain insight into your attendees experience, and where they see personalization going for events. You can’t miss this!

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VR At Events- Everything You Need to Know – Episode 105

March 27, 2018

VR at events is a hot industry trend right now. The goal of virtual reality at events is total immersion. You want your attendees to feel like they are in a completely different world. But you also want to make sure your event still involves a human experience, so how do you marry the two? How do you use VR as a group experience and not have it be isolating? What are the challenges of virtual reality at events in the events industry? We will discuss all of this and more in today’s episode.

Joining us today is the ICONIC Jonah Brotman of House of VR. Along with our hosts,  Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting and Tahira Endean of BCIC they will discuss the challenges VR brings to the event industry, differences between AR and VR, advice for using VR in brand activations and experiential marketing and so much more! You can’t miss this!

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Best Social Media Groups For #EventProfs – Episode 104

March 20, 2018

Social media can be a challenge. With all the options available it can be overwhelming finding the right places to be or learning the tools. However, social media can be a great place to find community via social media groups. But how do you decide where to spend your valuable time and effort? What can you do to keep your group engaged?

In this episode of #EventIcons our iconic panel,  David Adler of BizBash, Brittany Bucceroni of BizBash, Lotfi SENHAJI of Event Pros will be weighing in how to find the right social media groups for event profs. They will discuss why you need to be in social media groups. How to find the right groups for you. And how you can build your community through them plus so much more! You don’t want to miss what we have in store so jump into the video below!

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