Looking for ways to build awareness of your event, create additional buzz, archive presentations and documents, invite registrations, etc.? If you organize events that involve presentations, SlideShare now has event functionality that you may want to consider. Check out their “Events on SlideShare” page for more info. I’ve not personally used the service, but if […]
If you’re a meeting planner (or one who plans meetings, whether that’s your official title or not), you’ve likely noticed the buzz lately in defense of the value of meetings. (If not, check out KeepAmericaMeeting.org.) There’s a great article on that theme in the February issue of Incentive magazine specifically related to incentive events (imagine […]
With corporate and association meetings budgets feeling the pressure from current economic conditions, e-meetings/virtual meetings/online meetings/webinars are becoming much more appealing alternatives to traditional live meetings. If you find yourself trying to evaluate whether the online medium is right for your next event, we came across this free webinar that you might find helpful, produced […]
Meetings, Events & Incentive Travel Industry Joins Together for Keep America Meeting Campaign New York – February 11, 2009 – Two days after the U.S. Travel Association and industry leaders from key organizations issued guidelines for recipients of TARP funding, members of the meetings, events and incentive travel industries have banded together in a grassroots […]
First, ground rules…
The purpose of this blog post is not to answer the question: “What is Twitter?” (Wikipedia offers a pretty good introduction, if that’s what you’re looking for. Also, check out Chris Brogan’s “Newbies Guide to Twitter.”)
Rather, the purpose of this post is to answer the question, “Does Twitter work for meeting planners?” (Yes.) And if so, how? I am by no means a social media guru (that’s Brogan, above), but having worked with meeting planners for nearly 10 years and being a Web 2.0 enthusiast, I’m happy to offer some insights into how you can benefit from including this popular tool in your event management toolbox.
What are the keys to success for your team and your organization in the year ahead? Among them: Create a positive, engaging workplace. Understand your target market and communicate the appropriate message. Put a well-trained, modern sales force on the ground (or on the phone, web, etc.). With a mix of new names and familiar […]