Adrian Segar and Ruud Janssen have been co-facilitating a new type of session at meetings industry conferences that seems to be gaining fans. Check out Adrian’s description of the Solution Room here.
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We’re suspending the #eventtable Twitter chat for a short while, but don’t touch that dial: we’ll be back soon, with a new focus that will make the weekly conversation even more useful for the event and social media worlds.
While the chat is shut down, we’ll continue reposting some of the best blog posts we can find on the connection between events and social media.
Since we launched it early this year, the chat has covered a wide menu of topics that have pointed to the moment of transition in which we all find ourselves. The meetings scene is shifting rapidly. Social platforms are coming on strong—except that the platforms themselves are evolving at such a rapid pace that today’s hot new innovation is more than likely to become tomorrow’s ancient history. All the while, we see meetings, marketing, and communications professionals trying to sort out the do’s, don’ts, and emerging practices for building strong online communities.
The Conference Publishers launched #eventtable to provide a useful service to our professional community, and to learn alongside our peers. The learning has taken hold beyond our wildest dreams: we’ve begun reconfiguring our services, and the change runs deep enough that it’s looping back to transform the chat itself. We’ll use this short hiatus to map the weekly chat lineup more closely to our shifting sense of what this brilliant online community needs. And then—here’s a concept!—we’ll hold a couple of open chats, to get your feedback on whether we’re on the right track and, no doubt, what we’re missing.
So stay tuned. We won’t be gone for long, and we think you’ll like what you see when we return.
Social media’s “Content is King” catchphrase drives home the importance of high quality information as the fulcrum in most new media marketing strategies. As a result, event organizers are seeing conference generated content in a whole new light.
Storytelling is the heart of improv, an artform that’s near and dear to me. It’s also at the heart of how humans have communicated and processed information for centuries, something many events professionals believe has a great influence on their work.
Have you tried the social image sharing site known as Pinterest? Kari Rippetoe shares a few tips here for using it to effectively market your event or business.
Hi, I’m Kari, and I’m a Pinterest addict.
Our topic for Monday’s #Eventtable chat was “Blogging Tips for Event Websites” and plenty of prolific event industry bloggers showed up to provide their input.
Though I had originally planned to touch on such issues as search engine optimization and headline writing, the topic turned out to be so big that we didn’t have time. However, chat participants shared their thoughts about what makes an outstanding event blog, how to build community online and lots of resources.
Jeff Korhan isn’t just another social media “guru.” His website, New Media and Small Business Marketing recently ranked among the Top 100 Small Business blogs in the world by Technorati Media. He speaks and consults on the topics of social media and Internet marketing, relationship selling, and small business trends. Here he shares his nine steps for successfully starting a blog.
How can event professionals more easily create engaging events that employ brain-friendly techniques? Neuroscience researcher Andrea Sullivan will join the #eventtable Twitter chat to discuss this hot topic Monday, April 9 at 3 pm est.
The changes will penalize websites that are “over” optimized for search engines, said Google’s Matt Cutts recently at SXSW. This means that sites using lots of key words, links or other SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tricks will be penalized in Google’s rankings.