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What are the best online networking tools for events?

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The right gadgets can help you connect with others, explore products and follow up with helpful contact information.

This helps to make the most of your trade show experience and build lasting business relationships.

Read on to learn about the most popular online tools for networking at events and how they help drive meaningful connections.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/event-technology/online-tools-networking-events/

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Attract a Global Audience by Switching to a Hybrid Conference

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Eventbrite works with major online conference platforms and services so that you can easily take your conferences online. Not only will a hybrid conference connect you with virtual conference participants from around the world, but it will also create new networking opportunities for attendees as well as a much larger pool of potential customers.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/global-audience-hybrid-conference-ds00/

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The Complete Guide to Improving Event Audience Engagement

Audience engagement is the main key to having a successful event and hosting any future events! With both virtual and hybrid events on the rise, audience engagement can be tough to capture and maintain. This guide will help event organizers gain audience engagement and how to retain it for future events.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-improving-event-audience-engagement

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The Event Lifecycle: Your Guide to Using the Right Tech at Every Step

Event strategy is fairly easy to execute once you understand the three major stages of the event life cycle: building, measuring and learning. As an event host or planner, it’s critical to take pride in your events because they are an opportunity to impress your audience members and conquer your KPI goals. Although the process of event planning is pretty standard, it’s a must to familiarize yourself with the latest trends and technology because those are components that can contribute to the success of your event.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/the-event-lifecycle-your-guide-to-using-the-right-tech-at-every-step

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25 VIP Event Ideas That Are Sure to Impress Attendees ‍

VIP treatment for your guests will give them an exclusive experience they will never forget! Your guests will be willing to pay more for your event tickets if they include an enhanced experience. With VIP treatments and experiences, you’re also able to create tiered levels of tickets with different pricing. Event organizers can also integrate upgrades and add-ons for each ticket they sell!

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/25-vip-event-ideas-that-will-impress-attendees

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What event professionals can learn from the Super Bowl

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Find out what event professionals can learn from the Super Bowl as a showcase of building up attention, creating and engaging communities, leveraging technology, and advertising.

This Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Super Bowl will see the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Without a doubt, it will be the most-watched broadcast in the U.S. in 2022.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/marketing/what-event-professionals-can-learn-from-the-super-bowl.html

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The Importance of Presentation Skills in hybrid or In-Person Events and How to Improve Them

Presentation skills is what gives value to your insights, instead it is useless if you aren’t able to communicate them properly.

Communication is a soft skill that many organizations recognize but fail to look for when recruiting fresh talent. Yet, in marketing, communicating with presentations is something that will happen quarterly, monthly, and sometimes even more regularly.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/presentation-skills-for-events.html

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WHAT IS AN EVENT CHATBOT

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In today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, we tackle the question: What is an event chatbot? Chatbots and digital assistants have become our trusted companions at home and at work. They help us manage our schedules, fulfill our requests, and instantly answer questions we might have about the weather, the news, – and events.

In this 12-minute video, Brandt Krueger goes over the event chatbot basics. What they are, how to implement them, and their benefits. Consider adding one to your upcoming event and automate some of your event communications.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/what-is-an-event-chatbot/

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CAN WE RELY ON EVENT PLATFORMS FOR AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT?

The Event Brew squad is tackling a complex topic today; a topic most event planners have contemplated in the last two years. It’s time to talk about audience engagement on event platforms!

The topic was inspired by Encore’s article, titled ‘Keep Attendees Engaged with an Interactive Event Platform‘. The Event Tech Podcast has tackled this topic from multiple angles, but today, we can get an inside scoop from Dustin, Nick, and Thuy, as well.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/event-platforms-for-audience-engagement/

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Best Practices for a High-Quality Event Listing

Designing a high quality event is the key to creating a fantastic experience for your attendees and securing a community of repeat ticket buyers. High-quality event listings are those which comply with our Community Guidelines and make their content clear, accessible, and authentic.

Authenticity is at the heart of what makes your event incredible. This means posting content that is your own, or procured appropriately, and appeals to an audience that connects with your event’s purpose or cause.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-listing-best-practices/

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The Complete Guide to Increasing Event Audience Engagement

It’s no secret that event professionals are looking for new ways to increase audience engagement. The days of “Let’s have a show of hands for…” are in the rearview mirror for today’s speakers. With the arrival of virtual and hybrid events, old methods are now obsolete. Integrating technology that allows for audience participation is the new frontier.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/the-complete-guide-to-increasing-event-audience-engagement

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How has the game changed for immersive sporting events?

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As we hurtle towards the summer of 2022, with all its extra Bank Holidays, people are buying tickets for big, live in-person events and planning ahead again. Although, we are not returning to life as we once knew it, experiences have well and truly evolved. Consumer expectations and needs are different and the structure of physical events, such as sporting occasions, is one big area that’s absorbed innovation to reflect these changes.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/how-has-the-game-changed-for-immersive-sporting-events%ef%bf%bc

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Case Study: How Hanapin Marketing Used Attendee Feedback to Increase Engagement & Retention

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This two-and-half-day annual conference takes place in the US and UK. The event provides over 600 marketers with professional development and education related to paid search and advertising, and networking opportunities with the biggest and brightest in the industry.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/case-study-how-hanapin-marketing-used-attendee-feedback-to-increase-engagement-retention/

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How to Network at a Virtual Event: The Science Behind Successful Connections

Successful in-person event networking is a mix of common-sense (be friendly, don’t yell at people, avoid scowling), plus intuitive non-verbal language (eye-contact, confident stance, open posture). While the former is important, the latter accounts for 60%-80% of our face-to-face communication!

It’s reasonable to assume that when we network at a virtual event we should do the same things as we do in-person. However, while video does give us face-to-face contact, the way we communicate changes.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/7/21/network-virtual-event

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How Attendee Feedback Accelerates Your Event Planning

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Attendee feedback gathering is one of the effective ways of handling criticism, improving your standard event management practices, and turning your breakdowns into breakthroughs. Healthy criticism and feedback from your new and existing event attendees will help you showcase your logic-based event management style, approachability, and trustworthiness. Audience opinions that are valued proactively can go a long way in improving your event conversions.

Read more at: https://www.yapsody.com/ticketing/blog/how-attendee-feedback-accelerates-your-event-planning/

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Keep attendees engaged with an interactive event platform

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People are returning to in-person events. But the audience doesn’t look the same. One reason might be because the majority of Americans care more about their mental health, physical health and family than they did before the pandemic (Source: The Harris Poll, “The Great Awakening”), by 67 percent, 71 percent and 72 percent, respectively.

It’s clear that if you want to expand your in-person event’s reach, adding a hybrid element is the way to go.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/keep-attendees-engaged-with-an-interactive-event-platform/

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The metaverse journey and what this means for businesses

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There’s a lot of marketing hype surrounding the metaverse but what does it actually mean and how does this impact businesses?

Following on from Evessio’s well-attended speaking session at International Confex 2022 surrounding the new world of the metaverse, we published an article on the impact of the future of the metaverse and the impact on the events industry. (link to article) But what does the future of the metaverse mean for businesses on the whole?

Read more at: https://eventsroom.com/live/en/node/newsarticle-the-metaverse-journey-and-what-this-means-for-businesses?type=NewsArticle

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Popular Event Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2022

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Having knowledge of emerging event tech trends and implementing them gives planners a competitive edge. . Since the pandemic began, events have evolved colossally, thanks to rapid innovations and sophisticated tools, to keep up with consumer needs and demands. According to a study conducted by Enterprise Event Marketing, if the right event technology is utilized and implemented it can increase overall productivity by 27% and attendance by 20%.    

Now the question is, with ever-evolving tech trends, how should you determine which ones to consider to achieve business goals? We have highlighted some prominent event tech trends for 2022 that you cannot miss. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/886/popular-event-tech-trends-to-look-out-for-in-2022

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13 Keys to Engaging the Audience at Your Next Conference Event

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Attendees are increasingly looking for event formats that will actively involve them, facilitate the learning process, and keep them engaged throughout. Below, we shared few tips for engaging the audience at your next conference.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/category/event-technology/

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8 of the Most Impressive and Unique Virtual Event Examples

Virtual events are growing in popularity, and it doesn’t appear as if that’s going to change very soon. But as planners, venues, on-site teams, and everyone else involved in an event’s life cycle plan for a future full of virtual and hybrid events, there’s still a lot of unknown. That’s where these virtual event examples come in.

The following examples of virtual events span across multiple industries and vary in size, length, and technology. But they all have one thing in common:

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/virtual-event-examples/

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Ensuring A Secure & Private Virtual Event Experience

We take the opportunity to support your events very seriously, and as a result, we’ve built a secure and private virtual event experience that provides a high level of protection. Was it difficult to create? You bet. Is it complicated? It can be for some. But our unwavering desire to deliver premier services also extends to the security of our clients’ data. As so many planners are taking their event strategies virtual, it’s imperative that they understand the specifics of their platform’s security features. That’s why we’ve laid out a framework for our security systems below, which highlights the features that make our offering best-in-class.

Read more at: https://convene.com/catalyst/event-technology/ensuring-a-secure-private-virtual-event-experience/

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6 Attendee Retention Tips: Keep Your Audience Coming Back

Attendee retention rate is one of the most important event KPIs. When event planners measure how many attendees have attended their events before, they are getting insights into attendee loyalty. And as we know, loyalty is one of the most important qualities; not only in our attendees, but also in our employees, partners, friends, and family members.

So, how can event organizers measure and increase attendee retention? The answer is to lean on analytics. Registration analytics will show how many guests are returning, while session, engagement, and content analytics offer insights into attendee behavior.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/attendee-retention/

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How NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a game-changer for the Event Industry

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In recent years, NFTs have made a major impact in the digital world. Companies from all walks of life have taken notice and are searching for ways to use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to help their consumers, build brand recognition, and generate new income streams in order to improve their bottom line. The events business, particularly virtual and hybrid event platforms, is one area where NFTs are expected to have a significant influence.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/non-fungible-token-nfts-for-the-event-industry/

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5 Gamification Ideas to Drive Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Are you looking for exciting gamification ideas for your virtual events? We are well aware of the rising shift to remote work culture in past the two years. Every interaction has moved to Zoom, Teams or other virtual event platforms. While virtual events are certainly gaining an ample amount of popularity, chances are that without the correct engagement strategy and effective marketing tools you won’t probably get the right kind of engagement you are looking for.

Gamification has been keeping audiences engaged since the rise of smartphones. Interesting gamification ideas for your virtual events tend to create a positive memorable experience for all.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/872/5-gamification-ideas-to-drive-engagement-at-your-virtual-eve

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5 Event Ideas That Will Leave Your Attendees Flabbergasted

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Are you looking for fun virtual event ideas to delight your attendees? Fun activities add a quotient of entertainment which, in fact, can enhance the entire event experience. Hence, incorporating some unique and great concepts  will surely help you deliver a fun and memorable experience to your event attendees.

Also, a memorable event experience is something that could be a prominent point of discussion days or even weeks after your event is over. Besides, entertainment and other fun elements offer content choices to the event attendees. Therefore, it’s important to remember that while hosting events, even an iota of entertainment works great in keeping the overall experience ‘alive’ and ‘kicking’.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/878/5-event-ideas-that-will-leave-your-attendees-flabbergasted

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Indispensable Ideas to Woo Your Virtual Event Audience – Step Up Your Game in 2022

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Recently, in a conversation with Melissa Jones Clark, an event enthusiast and sales strategist, Eventcombo explored some incredibly interesting ways of making virtual and hybrid events stand out in this post-pandemic world. Today, almost everything has turned virtual which has a considerable impact on the attention span of audiences. Engaging them now requires a lot more efforts and strategy. Melissa, the Director of National Accounts & Brand Experience at Meeting Tomorrow, shared some valuable insights and unique ideas, gathered from her extensive experience and commendable expertise, on how to jazz up virtual events to ensure success.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/880/indispensable-ideas-to-woo-your-virtual-event-audience—ste

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Creating a Virtual Safe Space for Attendees: How to Make Events More Inclusive

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It’s confirmed: online and hybrid events are here to stay in the international events landscape. They have become an essential fixture of most event creators’ business plans. In fact, 71% of event organisers plan to continue running virtual or hybrid events after COVID-19 restrictions end.

The pivot to virtual events has made many aspects of event hosting easier, such as reaching communities across the globe and promoting accessibility, giving people who may not be able to attend in-person events the chance to connect, learn, and share their experiences.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/creating-virtual-safe-space-attendees-make-events-inclusive-2021-ds00/

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Virtual Event Engagement: A Q&A with Corey McCarthy of Socio

This is a great question. To be honest with you, I had a moment in early February when I freaked out and wasn’t quite sure.

I started with Socio in January, and on February 10, I made a trip from San Francisco to Indianapolis to see my team. The airports were already slowing down, and travelers were starting to give each other the side-eye for sneezing or coughing. I’ve been in the media and event space since 2002 and know how finicky attendees are. It’s hard to get them to commit and travel to an event — even in the best of times.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/virtual-event-engagement

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Boosting Attendee Engagement at Virtual & Hybrid Events

On November 4, 2020, Socio CMO Corey McCarthy gave a presentation at Event Tech Live on strategies for engaging attendees at virtual and hybrid events. Below is an excerpt of her presentation.

I’ve spent the better part of 20 years working in marketing at events from all sides — the organizer, the sponsor, and attendee. One thing we can all relate to is that it’s difficult getting attendees to events, even in the best of times.

For most of my career, I was the youngest person on the team and seen as the most “techy,” which put me in the position of figuring out how to blend the digital and analog worlds. And here we all are — figuring out that space between digital and analog.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/attendee-engagement-virtual-hybrid-events

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Virtual conference ideas to engage attendees

When compared to traditional conferences, businesses can reach a wider audience while hosting a virtual conference. But, engaging attendees in a virtual meeting is a challenging task as it lacks the face-to-face interaction that an in-person event possesses.

If you are planning to create a virtual conference soon, these ideas that we’re sharing below can certainly be helpful for you to host an engaging online conference.

Read more at: https://blog.eventzilla.net/event-resources/virtual-conference-ideas-to-engage-attendees/

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