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No More Bad Events: Cruising with Carina Baur – Part 1

The IMEX America conference is next week in Las Vegas. I’ll be there and will report back with some industry insights. But to get you started, in our latest episode of No More Bad Events, we had Carina Bauer join us, CEO of the IMEX Group, organizers of trade shows for the international business events industry.

And according to Carina, her sole purpose as CEO is to help clients and partners make more profitable connections and create even better events.

In this episode (Part I of a two-part podcast), Carina sets the stage for the conference by reviewing the impact that the pandemic had on IMEX… how IMEX evolved as the pandemic subsided… and how she feels that next week’s show will be like a special homecoming for people from around the world… and from every sector of the meetings industry.

It’s a great interview and a great setup for “Carina Bauer, Part II,” a post-IMEX program that will include a bonus segment of IMEX attendee interviews.

For now, you can tune into Part I here (link in comments) or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. 

#NoMoreBadEvents is produced and presented by Speakers, the premier full-service platform for event organizers.  Thanks to Carina Bauer for joining the conversation.  And thanks again to Scott Bloom for being such an amazing podcast Host.

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No More Bad events podcast has launched!

No More Bad Events, is a podcast that event organizers will find insightful, funny, and downright useful. Executing great events is complicated, stressful, and hard, so don’t miss this great free resource for meeting professionals, no matter your experience level or the number of events you’ve planned.

Our podcast host, Scott Bloom, interviews some of the top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like On each episode, host Scott Bloom interviews top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like Michael Cerbelli, Sherri Wiseman, Erica Spoor, Danene Dustin, Michael Dominguez, and Daileah El Grazzar join Scott for can’t-miss episodes.

What can you expect? Each episode provides key insights to ensure your next event is met with rave reviews and resounding success:

  • An inside look into the world of flawless event execution, from locking in tech vendors to booking high-impact speakers to ensuring the cocktail hour goes off without a hitch
  • Proven event planning strategies, inside secrets, non-traditional approaches, and must-have tactics as shared by legendary event organizers and contributors
  • Unique and compelling stories from the most captivating personalities in the meetings game

Check out our first episode here, and subscribe to No More Bad Events on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

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Mic Drop is our brand-new podcast in collaboration with 3RC. Our podcast host, Josh Linkner, interviews some of the top performers in the speaking game. Marquee names like Ryan EstisCassandra WorthyAlison LevinePeter SheahanEric Termuende, and Seth Mattison join Josh for can’t-miss episodes.

What can you expect? Every episode will be packed with value, including:

  • Proven business strategies used by the world’s top speakers and their managers
  • Practical and actionable approaches that will upgrade your career, whether you’re an absolute beginner or an established speaker
  • Unique and compelling stories from the most captivating personalities in the speaking game

Check out the show trailer here, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out on this incredible free resource.

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7 Ideas for Virtual Event Sponsorship Revenue

There’s no denying things have changed due to COVID-19. And with that change comes new ways of doing things – including getting virtual event sponsorships!

Virtual event sponsorship is something that becomes a little more difficult to execute as the usual methods aren’t available. Sponsored banners, branded signage, face-to-face meetings, and individually named spaces are a lot harder to implement without the valuable in-person element.

Luckily, there are ways to now bring your events into the virtual space without losing current sponsorship opportunities. The online environment provides tons of ways to shift your current sponsorships and even develop new virtual event sponsorship opportunities.

Virtual Event Speakers and Hosts: 7 Questions to Include in Your Virtual Post-Event Survey

You’ve done it–you were successful in pulling off your first booking of a virtual speaker.! But your job isn’t entirely done. Now it’s time to create a virtual post-event survey to hear from your audience.

Whether for in-person or virtual events, post-event surveys are an incredibly valuable tool to have as a virtual speaker, host or other event stakeholder .

Since post-event surveys are taken by people who’ve actually attended your event, they’re an extremely reliable source of information for all your future virtual event speakers planning activities, in all respects. They provide you with critical feedback about what worked in your event and what didn’t. That way, you can use this information to improve your next event, and so on and so on.

Whether it’s in terms of the parts that worked best, areas that could be improved, or even some additions that could be a part of your future events, you can gain a ton of helpful tips from post-event surveys, especially after your first event as a host hiring online speakers.

But if you want your virtual post-event surveys to really be effective, you need to ask the right virtual event speaker survey questions. That’s why today we’re going to share seven survey questions for virtual meetings that can be invaluable in terms of gauging your audience’s opinion.