Rachel Sheerin, emceeing the SQF Unites Conference

Elevate Your Next Conference with a Professional Emcee

Want to elevate your next in person or virtual conference? Consider hiring a professional emcee! We recently hosted the SQF Unites conference for the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) in BeSpeake, our virtual meeting platform. SQFI wanted to elevate their virtual conference and ensure that their attendee journeys were meaningful and intuitive. To help with […]

Non Dues-a-Palooza Pre-Event Videos

Using Video to Promote Your Meetings and Conferences

We all know that video rules. Check out these amazing video statistics from 2021.  I recently attended Non Dues a Palooza (NDaP) in Nashville, TN. NDaP is devoted to helping associations and nonprofits learn new ideas for generating non-dues revenue. Yes, I attended in person and it felt great! Teri Carden, the conference organizer and […]

Non Dues-a-Palooza Pre-Event Networking on Zoom

Combine Virtual and In-Person Networking Before Conferences to Increase Engagement

I’m attending Non Dues-a-Palooza (NDAP) next week in Nashville, in person. NDAP is a conference devoted to helping associations and nonprofits increase their non-dues revenue by bringing together execs and solution providers, through case studies and panels. This will be my third NDAP event and I’m pretty excited. Even though the event will be in […]

Virtual Meeting vs. In-Person Meeting

What Have We Learned About Creating Engaging Meetings from Virtual Conferences?

Heinan Landa (CEO of Optimal Networks) asked me last week: As we’re slowly returning to the office and in-person meetings, what lessons from 15 months of virtual meetings should endure? It’s a great question. Over the past year, I’ve had many clients bemoan virtual, but I’ve also had many clients express joy over the benefits […]

US Capitol Building

Virtual Events Made the Conventions and the Inauguration Celebrations More Accessible

On January 20, I watched the Presidential Inauguration celebration from my couch. Normally, I would have been jonesing over the inaugural balls I’ve never been invited to, but this year, I had a front row seat as Tom Hanks hosted a star-studded musical extravaganza. How amazing to see John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Yo-Yo […]