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    Five LinkedIn Profile Tips for Meeting Planners

    In 2020, during the meetings’ industry’s largest crisis to date, LinkedIn saw a massive spike in new users, and content creation on LinkedIn rose 60 per cent. This social and professional media platform is not only growing in popularity for job seekers, but it’s become one of the best platforms for you to project your personal brand and share your thought leadership. If you are a corporate meeting professional, there’s no better social media platform than LinkedIn to connect with…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • How to manage your online reputation

    Between the rise of social networks, cloud apps, and 24/7 wireless connected solutions, online reputation management is now an essential topic to keep in mind when managing a personal or professional online brand. Luckily for meeting planners and industry vendors, maintaining a positive and professional image needn’t be as difficult as it seems – even in an age where access to virtually anything you could want to know about anyone or anything is just a click or tap away. Below,…

    Career Development, People & Profiles

  • Fake news can cause real damage to your business

    As we find ourselves at the end of the Christmas season, a time of profound faith for many, it may be helpful to reflect on what appears to be our modern era of disbelief. Faith in institution has eroded worldwide. From the U.S. to Spain, Gallup World Polls show declining trust in governments. A recent study shows that a minority of the population (40 per cent) in OECD countries trusts their governments. Keep in mind that all the OECD countries…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Digital fluidity and the human experience at meetings and events

    Digital fluidity – the premise that our lifestyle landscape is being forever changed by the ongoing onslaught of disruptive digital capabilities – can no longer be ignored by the meeting planning and hospitality communities. It is time to catch up or be left behind. What does being left behind look like? It is your hotel or venue not being selected because you are not optimized for search engines – traditional leisure/tourist sites and sophisticated e-RFP and site selection sites –…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • How to find key influencers online

    Online influencers are probably the most important component in the Internet marketing and promotion value chain. The challenge is to identify and connect with the right kind of authorities that can have a major impact on promoting a website, blog, business, brand, individual, or event. According to a Forrester Research study, 13.4 per cent of American adults on the Internet create 80 per cent of the content that influences people. Social media is the most powerful tool available to identify…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Seven tips to maximize your presence on LinkedIn

    Online networking is exploding. I continue to be amazed at the lightening speed at which people have the capability to connect with so many people in a short period of time. For instance, I own a life and leadership development firm, Potential Unlimited, and I have received as many new customers through my online networking as through my face-to-face meetings. It seriously pays to go online. Recently, I was ranked by LinkedIn as having one of the top one per…

    Career Development, Event Operations, People & Profiles, Social Media & Technology

  • Steps to promoting an event on Facebook

    With social media being the buzz of today and gaining momentum everyday, it is smart to get on the bandwagon and use these platforms to your company’s advantage. Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are providing a broad area to connect with people and other companies. It makes it a perfect platform to share real-time information and promote your events.

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Establishing trust and rapport in non face-to-face situations

    When I was approached to write this article I thought, “sure, no sweat.” After all, I run a company that helps meetings industry organizations grow their business through phone and email lead generation programs. I’ve been teaching my clients and employees how to build trust and rapport for the last 14 years we’ve been in business.

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Meeting Community, Social Media & Technology, The Business of Meetings

  • Survey reveals social media is a critical marketing tool for event planners; usage expected to increase

    A new survey from Constant Contact®, Inc. finds that social media marketing has become a critical marketing tool for small businesses and nonprofits planning events, with 77 per cent of event planners currently using social media to market their events, and another 14 per cent planning to do so in the next year.

    Breaking News, Event Operations, Meeting Community, Social Media & Technology

  • Top 10 Free iPhone/iPad Meeting Apps of 2011

    Meeting planners are continuously searching for ways their attendees can become more efficient. Mobile meeting apps have proven to be effective tools in increasing productivity and providing greater mobility. With over 500,000 iPhone/iPad apps available, simplifies the selection process. Here are our top 10 must-have apps of 2011 for meeting attendees to consider. They’re all free, too!

    Breaking News, Event Operations, Meeting Community, Social Media & Technology

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