Recently a Manager of Sales Administration emailed us and asked us the following question:
Subject: How do you keep attendees engaged during virtual meetings?
Do you have any suggestions on articles, books, etc. that address Virtual Meetings regarding how to engage the audience, stop multitasking and keep them engaged?
Here’s how we answered
You get what you ask for. (Well, at least you typically get what you pay for.) Sounds simple enough. There shouldn’t be a lot of room for interpretation there, right? Wrong.
It's funny to me how many people tell me that they want "steak" at their event, then go on and
When I look around me, I feel like the world is screaming for more interaction and dialog at meetings and events. (In fact, I've been noticing this for years as I mentioned in my first IMT blog post.) There are too many events where attendees are stuffed in chairs, lined
Let’s pretend that you are putting together an All-Employee Meeting. What do you think your attendees will prefer: 4 hours of PowerPoint or an Adventure?
I would go with adventure 10 times out of 10.
Boston Scientific chose adventure, too. They skipped the General Session that would have stuffed 5,000 employees into
Each year 3M spends over a billion dollars on R&D. One Billion dollars! They have thousands of people working on solutions to new problems, refining existing products and just creating mad science.
Event Camp Twin Cities is an innovation lab for the meetings industry. A tiny one. The event is about
Have you heard about the new IML Connector? It was announced in February 2010 and has been repeatedly delayed in coming to market.
Well, it is almost here.
Last month, IML demonstrated the Connector at an MPI Minnesota chapter meeting. Luckily, I happen to be there.
What is the IML Connector?
The IML Connector
If your annual education conference attracts only 20% of your members what are you doing for the other 80%? How do you create and deliver education for them? How do you bring your community together?
Meeting Professionals International is making some bold moves in 2011 to tackle some of these challenges.
What happens if I think that the ice sculpture and chocolate fountain at your event are off the hook? How do I tell my facebook friends and my twitter buddies?
I have to pull out my phone, take a picture, enter a short message and upload it. I miss valuable networking
When you get ready to start planning your next meeting, is your plan to make an incremental change or take a giant leap?
My guess is incremental change. And, I bet you then go look for new ideas that you can include in your event. Right now you might be excited