Virtual Conferences – the New Reality is Working

I had my first experience presenting at a Virtual Conference and it was a success, as far as I’m concerned. If this is the new reality going forward, I believe we’ll be fine. For all of the organizations that have

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Top Ten Apps for Keeping a To Do List

Most of us are so busy we need apps for keeping a to-do list. What’s normal is every day differs from the day before. There’s always something popping off, hopefully, it’s interesting and fun, but there are tasks and goals

Going Green Using the Whole Earth Calculator

With all of the talk about climate change, we thought it ws a good idea to repost this app from Jim Spellos on his Whole Earth Calculator.  He developed the app while working for Rock and Wrap It Up (They aim to

Make Your 2018 Events More Productive with One-to-One Appointment Scheduling

While most events feature numerous breakout sessions, speakers, and floor demos, ensuring attendees have the ability to connect with other professionals and suppliers for one-to-one meetings is becoming a must. People don’t come to events just to go from one

Meeting Rooms by the Hour: How These Services Can Save You Money

When planning a trade show or conference, most event professionals are focused on booking large spaces for a significant duration. But, these aren’t the only times when having access to a well-appointed room is crucial for business functions. You may

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Think Your Event Doesn’t Need a Mobile App? Think Again

It’s been over 10 years since the original iPhone was announced. Since that time, smartphones have become a go-to tool for our business and personal lives. In fact, many people don’t leave a room without their phone in tow. Even

UPDATED: PowerPoint Alternatives — Presentation Tools Roundup

It seems like more and more of us are expressing our ideas visually.  We know that presentations work great for sales and marketing, and of course as a mainstay of the events industry.  BUT, we also know that Microsoft® PowerPoint,

AIBTM Coming Attractions with Reed Travel Expositions’ Mike Lyons

AIBTM (www.aibtm.com), the Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition is just around the corner.  The Meeting Pool is excited to be partnering again this year with Reed to produce the Innovation Zone, a tech-centered area of the AIBTM show floor.  For

From the Minds & Mouths of Industry Leaders — Top Predictions for 2014

With 2013 behind us, and 2014 gearing up to be a stellar year, we asked our favorite event profs to get out their eight ball, and tell us what they predict are the top trends we should look out for.

The Power of Face2Face Meetings

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks have revolutionized the way we interact with one another, deconstructed physical barriers and flattened our world. At the same time, smartphones with location based services have taken over; analysts project that by 2015

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