“It’s all in who you know,” they say. Fair enough; people are more likely to help those whom they know (and like) than those they don’t know (and actively despise.) But who are these “people” we have to know? And how do you get to know them?
The incomplete answer you’ll hear a lot is “get out there and network.” The complete answer is “get out there and network with specific groups of people.”
In today’s world of conferences and trade shows, no other communication tool is used more than event websites. The problem is that many organizers are just using the sites as a digital brochure and are not connecting the audience to each other like they could be. To get the most out of your event website, integrating it with mobile apps and third-party solution data is the best way to deliver matchmaking for exhibitors, customized attendee information, and the social networking that people expect from the marketplace today.
Five Things You’ll Forget That Your Event Planner Will Remember
Liz King Events
I talk to people all the time who plan their own fundraisers, parties, and events. While things seem to go off without a hitch, they simply don’t realize the amount of money they could be saving by hiring a professional. Yepp, I said it. Sometimes paying someone can save you money AND headaches. If your event goes just as it’s planned, you may only be losing money. However, if there’s a need to cancel or a natural disaster, you could find yourself up a creek.
10 New Hotels for Events and Meetings in New York
Matthew Williams, BizBash
These new (and newly renovated) venues have meeting rooms, conference facilities, ballrooms, and outdoor spaces, and are equipped to handle small or large groups. Here are the 10 best hotels in New York for events, meetings, seminars, and business entertaining.
Why I Stopped Giving It Away
Eric Markowitz, Inc.com
Recently I was in Portland, Oregon, and as I was walking to my hotel, some guy comes up to me and says, “Are you Dries?” It’s not like I’m a pop star, but I do get recognized. It happens at the airport, in supermarkets, and even at the beach. I’m not the kind of person who likes to be in the spotlight. But at the same time, I feel very natural in my role, and so when I get recognized on the street, it’s nice to have an opportunity to learn how that person is using Drupal.