It’s downright “cool” to be efficient and resourceful. Reduce, reuse, recycle – you’ve heard it before, but have you ever considered how to apply that same concept to your meetings? From a business perspective saving money is always ideal, from an environmental perspective reducing one’s carbon footprint is essential, and from a publicity perspective sound finances and sound Earth practices are great for one’s image.
Meetings are always trending, because they’re essential to success. On the other hand, meeting trends are constantly evolving, and it’s crucial to the success of your meeting or event that you keep up with, or stay ahead of the trends. Sitting for hours in a row, listening to monotone speakers, wasting resources with a million print outs and hard materials are all ways of the past. There are ample new trends to take a look at and consider the value they could have for your organization. Many dated meeting trends deal not only with wasting the time of the participants, but wasting the company’s money on over-extravagance or unnecessary items. We live in an ever-increasingly efficient society, where waste will simply not be tolerated. 2016 has arrived and it’s time set new precedents, better practices, and achieve your greatest successes yet.
2016 is nearly here and the demand for time and attention are at an all time high. Between work, duties, family obligations, social endeavors, fitness, traveling, so on and so forth, the average person is constantly trying to create more time. With needing more time, typically comes the need for more energy as well. So with an entire staff, most likely, of people who are being pulled in various directions constantly, how can you, as a leader, cultivate a meeting or event that is actually worth the time and energy that the attendees are asked to put into it? Of course, meetings and corporate events are often crucial to the success of an organization. Only so much can be accomplished via email, phone, etc. Every now and again everyone must meet in person and get on the same wave-length. Since you’re going to go through the effort of putting together a team event, wouldn’t it be swell if the participants actually enjoyed it, and benefited from it? Absolutely yes it would! We are rapidly moving towards a more creative environment, and it’s imperative to have stimulated and motivated team members, and you can help get them there. There’s truly just […]
Out with the old and in with the new. As the new year approaches, it’s essential to consider improvements needed to stay in step with, or ahead of, the technology curve. As the world becomes more globalized, the needs of meetings are evolving. Whether you plan events regularly, sporadically, or are just getting started, there are two main avenues to utilize for executing the most efficient, advanced, productive, and cost effective event possible. Tech Trends for Meetings Currently, the importance of apps is being emphasized. We use apps for all sorts of activities in our everyday lives – to track fitness, shopping, editing photos, socializing, and more. The same can go for meetings. Nearly anything you can imagine accomplishing in a meeting is now possible because there’s an app for it. For better organization, a smaller carbon footprint, and efficient communication, employ an app such as EventBoard. It allows you to create a mobile guide for the event, build an agenda, communicate with attendees, and more. There are a variety of apps such as this one available. Any app that allows you to streamline the process will be well worth it. As a meeting planner, it’s extremely useful to receive […]
Gone are the days of stuffy, lengthy, and often times non-engaging meetings. It’s nearly 2016, and the pace of society is constantly quickening, information is being absorbed rapidly, and time is more valuable than ever. Boring is no longer acceptable, technology is expected to be on the forefront, and interactivity is a must.