face2face http://meetingsnet.com/blog/19583/feed An eclectic mix of news about meetings and events, hospitality, and business travel, along with helpful hints and the occasional rant. en 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 IRF Invitational 2014: Come On Let’s Get Happy http://meetingsnet.com/blog/irf-invitational-2014-come-let-s-get-happy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The Incentive Research Foundation has a lot to feel good about these days—beginning with its 2014 Annual Incentive Invitational.</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/irf-invitational-2014-come-let-s-get-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/irf-invitational-2014-come-let-s-get-happy#comments Incentive Planning/Management face2face Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:55:00 +0000 41711 at http://meetingsnet.com