May Highlights from Around the Web
We're sure you have a great list of event industry influencers that you follow on social media. But getting through all the tweets and posts that come your way can become overwhelming,
To help you along, we pulled together a few of the best posts we saw on the web last month. We hope this quick summary will give you some great inspiration, and maybe even help you uncover someone new to follow!
Open Air Speaker Concept
This Meetings Today article shares a new spin on optimizing space for your speakers and expo based on an event in Madrid in which the two were combined. The pros seem to outweigh the cons for attendees who are able to actually find the speakers they want to hear, and discover others that might not have hit their radar. As the author mentions: "Why have speakers when people can’t find them". The most obvious question - what about all the noise?- is discussed as well. Read the full article here.
Dealing with AV Restrictions
AV can be a confusing topic, but it doesn't have to be. Endless Events consistently does a great job demystifying the entire experience, and in this guide, they do a deep dive into understanding how to work with, and sometimes around, In-House AV restrictions. They include tips for negotiating fees and clauses to consider in your contract. Download their guide here.
Pre-Event Engagement Tips
A lot of the conversation around event engagement tends to focus on activities while at the event. This is a great reminder from Votel Venues that engagement starts long before your event does. This quick statement has some impactful suggestions all #eventprofs should consider in advance of their event.
Eating Healthy While Traveling
As a meeting professional, how much travel do yo do? A lot. When you're on the road, it's easy t fall out of your healthy eating habits. Luckily, it's just as easy to follow healthy eating habits - just follow the tips in this article that TSNN posted. They are all completely manageable options for the next time you are on the road.
Fitness + Margaritas?
Move over, Peloton, there's a better use for that bike. Our friends at Conference Care Package shared this concept with our group during a recent #expochat about wellness at events: your bike powers your blender. Of course, you could chose to make delicious fruit smoothies to stay healthy, but a delicious frozen cocktail could be a great reward for all that work, too.
If you are interested in learning ways to incorporate wellness at your next event, you can read the full transcript from our tweetchat here.
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