Behind The Scenes with INBOUND – #EventIcons Episode 119

July 3, 2018

INBOUND is arguably one of the most-watched, must-attend events in our current times. Everyone wants to go. The event continues to attract an incredible audience around brilliant programming and content. Content is at the heart of everything they do. The speaker line up is buzzworthy and has included in the past huge names such as Michelle Obama and John Cena. With the launch of the INBOUND Studio they now even have a year-round content, all focused on the business of growing business.

In today’s episode our iconic guests Kim Darling, Laura Moran, Elijah Clark-Ginsberg. and Meghan Kenney of INBOUND. They will be giving us insight into how they choose and curate content for the event. The team will share how they break up the types of sessions to make them exciting and effective.  They will explain how they bring in the right speakers, how they evaluate and improve their content, setting expectations and so much more. You really don’t want to miss this!

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Chatbots: Everything You Need To Know – Episode 118

June 26, 2018

What are chatbots? More or less a chatbot is a program which takes a process that is chat driven and makes it consistent for a user (they give the same answers each time unlike a human would) and a well-programmed bot allows easy interaction with a human. You typically see chatbots disguised as “live chats” on websites. It feels like a human speaking to you, but it’s a chatbot! It is a mix of AI and person-driven tech. So now that we know what chatbots are, what types of organizations use chatbots? How do they even get their information? As an event prof, you are probably also wondering how events can use chatbots. We are going to cover all this and more today.

In this episode of #EventIcons our guests Elizabeth Glau of EventBots by Sciensio and Paul Earnden of Prodo are going to answer the questions above. Our guests will also share their unique ideas on how to use chatbots. They will talk about what they like and dislike about chatbots. We will go over what types of events chatbots will be a good fit at and much more! This isn’t an episode you want to miss.

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Everything You Need To Know About CEMA - Episode 117

June 19, 2018

Cema (Corporate Event Marketer Association) is a booming community. With 800 members and growing, CEMA needs to be on your radar. CEMA focuses on relationships and conversations first. This is what allows the organization to continue to thrive and set themselves apart from other associations. If you are looking for an extremely valuable association to become a member of this could be for you!

In this weeks episode of #EventIcons our guests Kimberley Gishler of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association), and Tom Spano of OpenX will be giving you the inside scoop on CEMA. They will talk about how you could become a member and why it is the best association. Our panel will also tackle event sponsorship, the current state of the event industry and so much more!

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Planning Sustainable Events: What You Must Know – Episode 116

June 12, 2018

Events can be super wasteful, from water and energy consumption to food waste there are a lot of areas we can improve upon in terms of planning sustainable events. What does planning sustainable events mean? What do you need to keep in mind when making your event more sustainable? Why should event planners really care? Can you really make a big impact on our world by planning sustainable events? If these questions are spinning through your mind you are in the right place!

In today’s episode our Iconic guests Chance Thompson of Salt Palace Convention Center and Tracy Stuckrath of Thrive! Meetings & Events will guide you through everything you need to know about sustainable thinking at events and how you can implement some simple tactics to create a more sustainable event. If you ever wanted to know more about how to limit food waste at events, shrink your carbon footprint,  or how to have conversations with your venue about sustainability you are in the right place! We will cover this and so much more about sustainable thinking at events below!

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Alternative Event Venues – Think Outside The Ballroom – Episode 115

June 5, 2018

Alternative Event Venues are a huge and growing trend this year. In fact, we listed it as one of our emerging event trends for 2018. Attendees and planners alike are growing tired of the standard meeting spaces and ballrooms. As an industry, we are pushing the boundaries and definition of where events can be held. But how do you find these alternative event venues? What do you have to keep in mind when planning at an alternative venue? Are there really major differences from planning an event at a standard ballroom?

In this episode of #EventIcons our iconic guests Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP of Red Velvet Events and Babs Nijdam of Sequoia Partnership will discuss everything you need to know about alternative event venues. They will discuss what you need to know to be prepared for an alternative event venue. Why venue walkthroughs are so important. What benefits they see from offering clients to step outside the ballroom. The challenges they face working with clients at alternative event venues and so much more! You do not want to miss this episode! Lets jump in.

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Managing Client Expectations – Episode 114

May 29, 2018

As an event prof managing client expectations should always be top of mind. Managing client expectations helps both you and your client have clarity working together. This will also keep your clients happy, and ensure you are on the right track with what they have hired you to do.  Setting up expectations allows you to frame the groundwork for how the relationship will continue to grow. We can’t state how important this truly is!

In this weeks episode of #EventIcons our iconic guest Jeff Frank, a Event Producer, will talk to us all about how to manage client expectations. We will discuss how to say no to clients, when and how to seek clarification, how to process feedback and craft great responses when things get tough. As an event prof we are all handling clients so don’t miss this!

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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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