Did you ever stop to think about how different languages create different perceptions or cultural biases at meetings?
When American film director John Waters took the stage last year at the Rhode Island School of Design to give what should have been the usual “go get ‘em” commencement speech, the crowd grew quiet with the wrong kind of anticipation.
There’s an ancient parable about a wise farmer who went through different trials and tribulations with the same response: “Good or bad? Hard to say.”
As a meeting planner, have you ever asked yourself if talking amongst attendees helps or hinders collective decision-making?
Ideas for integrating the principles of feng shui in meeting room design from MeetWell speaker Debra Duneier of Eco Chi
When you are taken care of as a participant, your ability to make connections to other humans, and to the learning you are experience is stronger.
Meeting planners too often lose themselves in their work, especially before a big event. And lose their professional and personal "hum" in the process.
Some are fearful AI will take over human jobs, while others are embracing the technology at an unprecedented rate.
Do you ever wonder what it would take to live to 100 or beyond? The answer may lie in face-to-face contact.
Instead of goal setting, why don't you try fear setting this New Year's?
What if being indecisive or changing your mind wasn’t necessarily a bad thing?
While there are tons of untried ideas out there, people too often simply reshuffle ideas that have already been proven to be 100 percent reliable in order to avoid failure.
The state of California—known for its progressive recycling efforts—already shut down more than 450 recycling plants this year.
Everything from the use of 3D-printed booths and booths made of recycled materials will leave attendees questioning how trade shows were ever considered wasteful.
“If we’re talking about housing development, they probably should know how to swing a hammer and pound a nail.”
Thinking like a designer can help organizations develop products, services, processes and strategy by using creative tools—i.e., stories, drawings, stickers, you name it—to address challenges.
During a trade show, exhibitors can use VR to introduce attendees to products such as a ship or jet that can be difficult to transport to the exhibition floor.
“Over the long run we have the power to fill our lives with the things that deserve to be there.”
Face recognition systems are already available to determine someone’s gender, age, ethnicity and even mood.
The microphone is designed to enhance audience engagement because it can be tossed from participant to participant, creating more interactions.
At the very core, attendees have basic human needs that need to be satisfied before moving to the next step.
Forming a mentor-mentee partnership can be beneficial to both parties.
Are you making the most of the public spaces surrounding your event?
Recent studies have shown that approximately 65 percent of people are visual learners. There are lots of underutilized opportunities to engage attendees visually in between sessions, lunches and receptions, says Cynthia Hornketh, CMM, Experient’s VP, experience design.
How did the data company Tableau grow its user conference from 200 to 8,000 attendees in less than eight years?
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