Hilarious sales advice from the worlds greatest door to door salesman

Sometimes to drive your business forward, you have to go out and sell yourself face to face. The client is in front of you and you know if you nail the pitch, then the job is yours. Just before heading out on that sales call, watch this spectacular 7 minute video from Kenny Brooks. Best…door...


Highlights from IMEX 2012

We didn’t make it to the IMEX conference in Frankfurt this year, but luckily social media helped us to get in on the action. We used Storify to round up our favourite highlights from the event. [<a href=”http://storify.com/corinamackay/imex-2012″ target=”_blank”>View the story “IMEX 2012” on Storify</a>]Image credit: Global Target in Motion...


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Review: tell your conference story with Storify

Storify helps you collect media from across the web and paste it together into a story that you can share online. Using media from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and more, you can create a story of highlights by hand-picking the content you want to include. You can also add your own text in-between content. Our...


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6 ways to make conference attendees into regular customers

Chances are you’re attending and speaking at conferences to get to know others with the same interests as you. You also learn from them and share ideas, but did you know you could gain additional customers from conferences? Okay, so you did know that, but maybe you’re not sure how to accomplish this successfully. Imag...


Friday Funnies for Event Managers – Episode 1

Each Friday we will be posting up our favourite GIFS for the week. If there are any you see in your travels that you think might be appropriate, let us know! Whenever I get an email from the client asking for major changes the day before the event, I’m like: When my event sells out...


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5 conference disasters and how to avoid them

It’s impossible to plan for everything, and sometimes things will go wrong no matter how prepared you are. However, planning ahead and having a back-up plan can’t hurt, especially when you have crowds of people relying on you to run a smooth and enjoyable event. Here are five potential conference fails you will want to...


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6 Internet memes explain how to pick the perfect conference venue

You’re an event organiser, and it’s time to start planning for your clients annual conference again. You did a spectacular job last year and if you get it right again, you’ve got yourself a client for life. This year though, you need to improve on the venue selection. Last year was okay, but it’s tim...


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How to promote your conference with email newsletters

Email newsletters are one of the few methods of online communication that give us direct access to customers. Although an email newsletter may be sent to hundreds or thousands of people, each of those receivers will interact with that content in their own inbox – a private, personal space. Image credit: Alexander Savin This makes...


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4 awesome techniques to promote your conference with social media

If you’re looking for some tips to start promoting your conference with social media, you’re in the right place. We’ve collected four awesome ways to do this, with some great examples. Image credit: Johan Larsson 1. Maintain a blog A blog can contain images, videos, text and sound clips. You can post news and updates...