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This is a workshop designed to help you think outside the box about what you can do to help your business through the Corona Virus. This is a virtual, interactive workshop where I will walk you through exercises to help you see where the opportunities are that will help get you ahead in the next few weeks and be ready for The Recovery. Now is the time to prepare and focus on that. How you react to this is within your control.
1. Ideas on where to focus to get back on track during and after COVID19
2. Time for YOU – how you react to this will determine how you bounce back
3. Hear from industry colleagues what they are doing to focus on revenue generation
Explore new facets of event video and learn how to plan, prepare, and work with your professional videographer for the best results. Learn the basics of video production lingo, what to ask your professionals and what elements in your event can work towards a more cohesive, one brand marketing strategy using video.
1. In order to gain Knowledge of specifics—terminology, specific facts and details to maximize your video execution
2. In order to apply learnings to maximize and leverage the visual and technological options available to you
3. In order to understand and create positive and recurring emotional responses from your audience through video
The webinar will introduce Risk Management for events. Starting from some ‘real’ live examples from the industry it will provide an overview of what risk is and its various forms for event planners. It will look into risk identification & assessment, crisis communication plans and insurance issues. An “initial checklist” of what to do, the aspects to consider and what not to forget will provide an actionable starting point for meeting planners.
Knowledge - Participants will gain knowledge on risks involved in event management; real life examples will create awareness of different risk situations and build a base for a systematic analysis of risks.
Analysis - Participants will be able to analyze risks involved in their specific events.
Organizing – Participants will be able to start building a risk management and crisis communication plan for their specific events.
The word “Negotiations” can be intimidating and candidly, the NEGative connotation can make some people cringe. In this informative session, learn from an expert why KNOWgotiations can actually be the best partnership building tool if handled properly. Hear what planners and salespeople are saying about one another and learn to build bridges to win-win situations. It’s what you KNOW that will help everyone WIN!
• What KNOWgotiations are and how they differ from Negotiations
• What Planners and Sales people REALLY want…
• How agreeing on the ground rules can really set both parties up for success
• What the outcomes are of KNOWgotiations and the importance of a win-win
• The Keys to success for KNOWgotiations
• Helpful tips to take with you to get you started
Every meeting and event has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.
Improving Listening Skills during difficult conversations or conflict;
Asking better questions through your conscious and unconscious bias; and
Taking responsibility for who and how you show up in relationship with key stakeholders, leaders, colleagues, etc.
Suppliers are always wanting to speak to and hear from the ‘elusive’ senior planner. Join our conversation today where you have a captive audience of three senior planners with over 60 years of combined experience, willing to answer any question and help you with whatever your pain points are. The three-panel representatives represent Association, Corporate and Independent planners and the discussion facilitator is a Senior Sales Director with over 20 years of experience. Join us as the planners answer your questions, give you some food for thought on best strategies to work with senior planners and make sure you have an eye into how decisions are made internally at organizations. This session will be highly interactive and relies on audience participation as we will reverse engineer some questions to help you get the most out of this session too. Please come prepared with your three burning questions for planners.
The meetings industry is made up of 75% women, yet a significantly smaller percentage land in c-suite positions. Why aren’t we seeing more women in executive leadership roles, and what strategies can we implement to diversify the top of the ladder? Buckle up and lean in to engage with a handful of the event community’s most successful women as they share inspiring stories of hard work, of adversity, and of triumph.