In our last post, we looked at what should be happening before you attend your next trade show. Now, let’s look at what you should focus on during and after the show.
It’s that time of year. Time to gear up for trade shows. Some of the best time to showcase who you are and what you can offer.
Imagine you have been tasked with planning a conference for an organization for which you volunteer.
The committee looks at you and naturally, with your conference management experience, want you to handle arranging all the logistics. First, you have to find a venue. You start making phone calls to various venues to find out if they have availability.
Last month, I wrote about three of the biggest impacts a conference department can have on its campus. I firmly believe in those three ideas, but how do you prove it? It is one thing to detail what the impact is, but it also needs to be demonstrated for others to buy in to the concepts.
As many conference professionals head into the ‘busy season’ of summer, this is a good time to remind you of just how much impact you have on your university and your community.
In the day to day chaos of summer conference season, it is easy to forget the big picture when the focus is on the little details. Below are my top three choices detailing the powerful influence of conference services that go beyond the revenue you generate for the university.
Money, revenue, the bottom line. It is the primary reason why many conference departments exist. Get your university more money.
At this year’s annual ACCED-I conference, we led a session taking the revenue discussion outside of the box. We looked at activities and programs from others campuses that utilize campus space for additional revenue in an innovative direction.
How do we make our conference staff live up to that level of service? How do we "go above and beyond"?
Managing conferences and events is no small feat. There are many moving pieces for any conference and we all learn as we go along. Now imagine what you would learn about your team and events in general from an event on steroids... like a Presidential Debate.
Such was the case at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
The Student Union and Event Services at UNLV hosted an event to top most events. While some of their experiences may not be repeated again, the lessons learned can be carried on to help serve other groups.
We are excited to share their thoughts about about what they learned from hosting a Presidential Debate on campus.
Thank you to the UNLV Photo Services for the photos of the UNLV campus.
Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Yet, many of us in the event planning and conference management industry do this very thing. We find ourselves working harder, entering information twice, and missing out on opportunities.
Don't believe me? Let’s break it down into 5 areas where you are probably losing productivity.