Meetings & Events

A Meeting Planner’s Role in Connecting: How to Facilitate Relationship Building Among Attendees

May 8, 2017

When it comes to pulling off a successful event, planners know that the real payoff comes after the event is over. Sure, we all want to make sure that the presentations roll out on schedule, without any technical glitches, and that the food and drinks are plentiful and satisfying. But the thing that makes any…

Live Streaming and Events: Top Five Predictions of Event Influencers

May 6, 2015

According to The Guardian, ESPN SportsZone was responsible for streaming the first live radio broadcast on September 5th,1995 of a baseball game between Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees with the help of the Seattle-based startup, Progressive Networks. Live streaming has progressed with tools including Livestream, Ustream, and Tourpedo making virtual attendance an option. A 2013 PCMA…

7 Tips To Picking Up The Pen

December 29, 2014

Our Top Takeaways of Ann Handley’s Everybody Writes With vocabulary, grammar, and organization in mind, the thought of writing can be, well, daunting.  From a simple tweet to an email, writing is a task we face on an everyday basis.  So instead of finding ways to escape this skill, why don’t we strengthen our writing muscle?  How…

You Don’t Have to Be A Techie to Buy Tech.

February 21, 2014

Yesterday I was giving a presentation on the concept of Social-Mobile-Local, fondly known as SoMoLo.  During the session a woman in the back of room said “I’m not techie so I don’t know where to start.”  My reply to her was simple…you don’t need to be a techie to buy tech. In fact, I probably…

A Few Mobile Technology Posts You May Have Missed.

February 3, 2014

I’ve been honored to be a guest blogger over at the Cvent‘s Event Planning blog for the last year. I primarily write about mobile technology and event technology over there.  If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, here are a few posts from there. Technology Education Prevails at PCMA Convening Leaders Applying the…