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6 Picks: Fascinating TED Talks on Personal Growth

Posted by Angie Sloan on Jan 1, 2017 8:30:29 AM

The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about where we've been, where we want to go and how we'll get there. These six TED Talks, from the second half of 2016, will inspire and inform, make you laugh and challenge you to assert yourself or to think differently. Each deals with personal growth in some manner. Not a bad way to get motivated for the new year. 

We're kicking off the six picks with one that offers big lessons learned from the small screen—soap operas. C'mon, you know you're curious...

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Know Your Participants: What Your Event App Can Tell You and What You Can Do About It

Posted by Angie Sloan on Nov 5, 2016 9:51:41 AM

The holy grail of many meetings is learning more about your constituents. You can do your job better when you know more about the people you are serving. You can do all that with your event app.

The trick is garnering the most intelligent information—be it direct or behavioral feedback. And then, of course, knowing what to do with it. 

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Event App Login Choices Made Simple

Posted by Angie Sloan on Oct 21, 2016 6:39:57 PM

One of the considerations when creating an event app for your meeting, conference or trade show is the type of login, or authentication, you will require for your app.

Deciding the type of login you want can be a bit confusing because you have so many choices. Apps on the Apple App and Google Play Stores can be downloaded by anyone, but it’s up to you whether you give someone “an inside look” at your app or not.

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12 Ways Your Event App Can Delight Sponsors and Increase ROI

Posted by Angie Sloan on Aug 14, 2016 12:45:52 AM

Sponsors and exhibitors are crucial to the success of many conferences and events. As an event planning professional, you'll want to make those key partners happy and keep them coming back year after year. You can do it with a solid strategy for helping them get the most from your event.

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8 Great TED Talks from 2016 That Will Inspire You to Dream, Fail and Connect with Others

Posted by Angie Sloan on Jul 31, 2016 1:15:23 AM

In need of some inspiration? Try these eight great TED Talks. We’ve chosen these recent talks because they dare us to dream while embracing the idea of total failure, make us laugh, spark our imagination, help us connect with people, and fill us with the wonder of natural beauty.

(If a good laugh is what you're after right away, go directly to #7.) 

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How Event App Gamification Can Help Drive Event Goals

Posted by Angie Sloan on Jun 14, 2016 2:37:13 PM

A little friendly competition goes a long way to encourage participation at events. Gamification in your mobile event app is fun for meeting-goers, but at its core is a great way to engage attendees and help drive the behaviors that get to the very heart of your event goals. 

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