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With the impact from the COVID-19 Coronavirus already being felt in the meetings and events industry – and likely to grow – we pulled together some options for presenters who are unable to make it to your event. (There are additional options available should you decide to take your entire event virtual, which we will address in an upcoming post.)
Each of us has at least one experience when technology didn’t do what it was supposed to or we had a question about the technology we were using. That in itself can be annoying and stressful. But what happens when you find yourself in that situation and you’re in a room with 30 people all looking at you because you’re the presenter?
I recently sat on a panel at the CESSE Leadership Conference in Baltimore where I spoke to a packed room on this topic. When my fellow panelists and I asked the room whether any part of their meeting(s) was virtual, it was about a 50/50 split – with half the room saying yes, and the other half responding that they have not “virtualized” any part of their meeting.
Alexa. Siri. Cortana. Bixby. More and more Americans are calling on these savvy assistants to help with everything from playing a song to reciting the weather forecast to keeping them informed of the latest news. According to Gartner, by 2020, the average person will have more conversations with bots than their spouses.
There’s a lot to love about Red Sox Nation (also known as Boston) – from downtown to the shores, there’s something for just about everyone. With all that the city of Boston has to offer, there’s little doubt as to why it has become such a highly sought-after destination for events.
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At this point in the news cycle, you have undoubtedly heard about, and may have even felt the effects of, Executive Order 13769 (or as it’s widely called, the “travel ban”). For meetings and events held in the United States, many of which depend on international presenters and attendees for their success, the ramifications of the ban could be huge.