face2face http://meetingsnet.com/blog/19583/feed en What's Your Meeting's "Ice Bucket Challenge"? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What meeting managers can learn from the "ice bucket challenge" that's sweeping the country in a wave of shivery viral goodness for the ALS cause.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whats-your-meetings-ice-bucket-challenge#comments Marketing face2face Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 43031 at http://meetingsnet.com Conference in Jeopardy Due to Ebola Outbreak: What Would You Advise? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-jeopardy-due-ebola-outbreak-what-would-you-advise <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We recently got a plea in a comment on an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/36-reasons-think-inside-room-block" title="" target="_blank">attrition</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/attrition-and-force-majeure-your-questions-answered " title="Attrition and Force Majeure: Your Questions Answered" target="_blank">force majeure</a></span>-related article about a summit in West Africa that's losing attendees due to the Ebola outbreak. What would you suggest the poster do?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-jeopardy-due-ebola-outbreak-what-would-you-advise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/conference-jeopardy-due-ebola-outbreak-what-would-you-advise#comments Risk Management face2face Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:04:00 +0000 42941 at http://meetingsnet.com Whole Earth Calculator Gets Nod from the White House http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whole-earth-calculator-gets-nod-white-house <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The Obama Administrations names the Whole Earth Calculator, developed by the meetings industry's own Meeting U in conjunction with Rock and Wrap it Up and app developer EventMobi, among the private-sector initiatives moving its Climate Data Initiative forward. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whole-earth-calculator-gets-nod-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/whole-earth-calculator-gets-nod-white-house#comments Mobile/Apps face2face Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:33:00 +0000 42791 at http://meetingsnet.com Random thoughts from MPI WEC 14 http://meetingsnet.com/blog/random-thoughts-mpi-wec-14 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Some of the many things that struck me at this year's Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/random-thoughts-mpi-wec-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/random-thoughts-mpi-wec-14#comments face2face Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 42771 at http://meetingsnet.com My Sad Smartphone Saga http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-sad-smartphone-saga <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How I went cold-turkey on my smartphone addiction (by accident, of course! Who would do that on purpose?)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-sad-smartphone-saga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/my-sad-smartphone-saga#comments face2face Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:39:00 +0000 42751 at http://meetingsnet.com Why Do Some Think Meetings Have to Be Boring to be Effective? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-do-some-think-meetings-have-be-boring-be-effective <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Some still view fun at meetings as frivolous, not as the learning tool it actually is.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-do-some-think-meetings-have-be-boring-be-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-do-some-think-meetings-have-be-boring-be-effective#comments Adult Learning Audience Engagement Meeting Formats face2face Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 42711 at http://meetingsnet.com One Person's "Lobby Rat" Is Another's Lost Learner Opportunity http://meetingsnet.com/blog/one-persons-lobby-rat-anothers-lost-learner-opportunity <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How do organizations handle those who don't see the value of registering for a meeting but who want to meet with your attendees anyway?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/one-persons-lobby-rat-anothers-lost-learner-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/one-persons-lobby-rat-anothers-lost-learner-opportunity#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Event Planning face2face Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 42631 at http://meetingsnet.com Emotion: the Missing Link in Too Many Event Promotions http://meetingsnet.com/blog/emotion-missing-link-too-many-event-promotions <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Just one of the many things the CMEpalooza grassroots meeting is doing right: an e-newsletter with just the right tone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/emotion-missing-link-too-many-event-promotions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/emotion-missing-link-too-many-event-promotions#comments Marketing Medical Meetings face2face Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:16:00 +0000 42541 at http://meetingsnet.com Forswearing Foursquare (and Why You Should Care) http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forswearing-foursquare-and-why-you-should-care <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What made this longtime user say good-bye to Foursquare, and how you can avoid making the same mistake with your meetings </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forswearing-foursquare-and-why-you-should-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forswearing-foursquare-and-why-you-should-care#comments Audience Engagement face2face Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:05:00 +0000 42511 at http://meetingsnet.com Shocking Truth: People Don't Like to Be Left Alone with Their Thoughts http://meetingsnet.com/blog/shocking-truth-people-dont-be-left-alone-their-thoughts <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>New research shows that people would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit along with their thoughts. What does this mean for learning at meetings?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/shocking-truth-people-dont-be-left-alone-their-thoughts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/shocking-truth-people-dont-be-left-alone-their-thoughts#comments Adult Learning face2face Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 42291 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Image: <span class="lightbox-meta-title"><a class="lightbox-meta-title-link rapidnofollow" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/2886288408/in/photostream/" title="Stillness">Stillness</a></span><span class="lightbox-meta-owner"> by <a class="rapidnofollow" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/with/2886288408/">h.koppdelaney</a></span> via Flickr</p> Happy Independence Day to All Our American Friends http://meetingsnet.com/blog/happy-independence-day-all-our-american-friends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A reminder that today is not just about barbecues and fireworks</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/happy-independence-day-all-our-american-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/happy-independence-day-all-our-american-friends#comments face2face Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 42281 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Image by Pixabay via Flickr</p> 7 Cool High- and Low-Tech Ideas for Meetings and Incentives http://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-cool-high-and-low-tech-ideas-meetings-and-incentives <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are three interesting/intriguing/downright great ideas I've seen in action at recent meetings and events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-cool-high-and-low-tech-ideas-meetings-and-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-cool-high-and-low-tech-ideas-meetings-and-incentives#comments Audience Engagement Tech News/Trends face2face Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:17:00 +0000 42271 at http://meetingsnet.com Networking Isn't for the Faint of Heart http://meetingsnet.com/blog/networking-isnt-faint-heart <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is your networking event not really encouraging people to actually try to meet people they don't already know? Here are some ideas that may help.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/networking-isnt-faint-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/networking-isnt-faint-heart#comments Meeting Formats face2face Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0000 42261 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Networking at Cvent&#39;s Corporate and Association Meetings Summits (photo courtesy of Cvent)</p> Bringing Big Data to Meeting Planning http://meetingsnet.com/blog/bringing-big-data-meeting-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The idea of using Big Data for planning meetings may sound intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/bringing-big-data-meeting-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/bringing-big-data-meeting-planning#comments News face2face Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:53:00 +0000 41881 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Speaker, writer, and tech consultant Stephen Nold, founder of TeccSociety and president of SCN Partners, literally sang the praises of &ldquo;Big Data thinking&rdquo; during a session on how incentive planners can benefit from all the data that&rsquo;s being crunched, analyzed, and spit back out these days.</p> Meetings in the World of Oculus Rift, Robots, and Augmented Reality http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meetings-world-oculus-rift-robots-and-augmented-reality <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How will new immersive technologies affect meetings? Think fast, because they're (almost) here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meetings-world-oculus-rift-robots-and-augmented-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meetings-world-oculus-rift-robots-and-augmented-reality#comments Tech News/Trends Virtual/Hybrid face2face Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:05:00 +0000 41841 at http://meetingsnet.com