A personal message from Shawn Ellis, Founder of The Speakers Group These are interesting times we find ourselves in. Not only is the coronavirus spreading rapidly around the world–now officially being recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization–but fear and panic along with it. Did you stock up on toilet paper yet? For […]
photo credit: JeffSands This blog post is for business leaders, meeting professionals, and others who plan events. At The Speakers Group, clients expect us to offer innovative speaker suggestions to help them make their next event the best ever, and it has become clear that the topic everyone wants to know about today is social […]
*** Updated for 2011 *** Looking for a social media speaker for your next event? With hundreds of options to choose from, and with new “experts” popping up every day, how do you know who is the best — and more specifically, the best for your event? Knowing that social media is one of the […]
Our thanks to Ben Stein for speaking out about the importance of the meetings industry on CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5075350n%3fsource=search_video Way to go, Ben!
The online edition of MPI’s June 2009 One+ magazine includes an article about how meeting and event professionals can manage speaker costs in the current economic climate: “Talk Ain’t Cheap: How to secure a speaker for your event with as little fiscal pain as possible.” Robert Farmer, author of the article, writes: For planners, the […]
Benchmark Hospitality International announced its “Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2009” in March, based on observations from their 30 conference hotels, resorts and conference centers in the United States and Asia. A few notable highlights: Trend #1: The Business of Meetings is Business This year more than ever before, the business of meetings is straight-up […]