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The Road Ahead for Virtual and Hybrid Meetings in 2021

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Techsy Talk Global Conference. One of the best sessions was called “The Road Ahead: Industry Landscape for 2021” by Howard Givner of the Event Leadership Institute. Howard provided an overview of the meetings and conference landscape, covering the latest news related to vaccines, state COVID regulations, […]

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Are you Team Live or Team Pre-Recorded During Virtual Meetings?

I’m attending and speaking during the techsytalk GLOBAL conference this week. Liz King Caruso, the organizer, ran a poll on the first day and asked attendees if they were on Team Live or Team Pre-Recorded. Turns out 100% of the attendees voted Team Live. And yet… I attended a couple of conferences last week where […]

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Should Virtual Conference Sessions Be Live or Pre-Recorded?

I’m attending a lot of conferences these days. I’m also helping clients plan and execute a lot of conferences. All of them online, of course. One of the biggest questions being asked by meeting planners is: Should my educational sessions be live or pre-recorded? Live streamed at a certain time or available on demand? Pre-recorded […]

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Should You Convert Your Conference to a Virtual Conference? TLDR: Yes

All Spring, one client conference after another was cancelled or rescheduled. A few clients converted their conferences to a series of Zoom meetings. With some states opening up, is there a chance that conferences will come back in the Fall, if not the summer? For organizations that have conferences coming up, should you wait or […]

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Navigating Your Responsibilities as a Leader During COVID-19 Crisis

There’s no question that this COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a test of leadership. As a CEO of Matrix Group, I have responsibilities to my employees, my clients, my clients’ customers, my employees’ families, and certainly our own family. Many of you know that I’m a member of Vistage, which is the world’s largest […]

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How To Turn Your Webinars into Interactive, Virtual Meetings

Over the past couple of weeks, client after client has cancelled meetings, tradeshows and conferences. They’re scrambling to find out if they can reschedule events or create an online experience worth good money for. For most of our association clients, their meetings are either in person events or live/on demand webinars. Since most organizations already […]