At eVenues we like to stay on top of the best blogs about events, technology, and of course, event technology. We tweet and share the best blog posts we find but there always are a select few posts that we believe deserve special mention.
This week those posts are:
We here at eVenues like optimism (we're a startup after all!). What we like even more is optimism backed up with numbers. While business travel faced a lot of challenges last year due to the economy, this year is starting to look up. In this post business travel expert Rob Hard
goes one step further than hearsay and rah rah fluff, and provides real world examples for why 2012 should be a prosperous year.
When attendees sit silently in their seats listening passively to an hours and hours of presentations, talks and lectures, it doesn't matter how good or useful your content is. You have a "rotten" conference on your hands. Jeff Hurt
of Velvet Chainsaw points out that the reason your conference rots is because you use outdated methods used in traditional education. Not only does he point out the problem, but he offers some useful solutions. A must read.
It's hard to make a hybrid meeting successful--especially on the "virtual" side of it. In this tongue-in-cheek post Kristi Casey Sanders
offers a portrait of the worst possible virtual attendee--herself! When planning your own hybrid event, keep attendees like Kristi in mind. How would you keep someone like her engaged?
A thought provoking post by SocialFish's Maddie Grant
about how focusing too much on best practices may leave you blind to business opportunities.
From live streaming talks to event specific twitter hashtags, technology is rapidly changing the way we meet. A consequence of this, however, is that event suppliers are having trouble keeping up with the technology needs of meeting planners. In order to solve this problem, James Spellos and Corbin Ball created TechSpec, a list of guidelines that both event planners and suppliers can refer to so that they're on the same page. In this post Jenise Fryatt interviews Spellos about TechSpec--what it is and the reason for its inception.
Did you see a great post that we missed? Let us know! Contact our Community Manager Kenji Crosland at kenji -at- evenues dot com.
Photo by: Michael Ruiz