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How Meeting Design Leads to Higher ROI

Meeting design and ROI have been buzz words in our industry for quite some time now. But is there a connection between the two? Actually, there is and it’s key to understand it to plan more effective meetings.

Unlearning Our Old Patterns Of Conference Education To Relearn For A Socially Engaged Future

It’s past time for conference organizers to learn about learning! Our conference success depends upon it.

We’ve got to stop saying that it is someone else’s job to manage the content, programming and the attendee experience of the conference. That all we do is work on the logistics of the conference.

Exploring Meeting Formats: The Course of Meetings Design

Meeting formats are probably the most visible and impactful changes you can make in meetings or sessions and most of them come with zero or limited cost.

Is Your Conference Fostering Conscious Cognitive Misers?

Are you creating intellectually lazy conference participants?  Your conference programming may harbor bias toward minimizing cognitive efforts. In other words, your conference sessions and speakers may actual curtail participants’ thinking. Your conference could be creating happy fools.

7 Tips for Creating Networking Opportunities at Your Event

There are two main reasons why people attend events – for knowledge building and networking. While event organizers dedicate lots of attention to the former, networking activities are frequently neglected, which is a great pity.

IMEX13 Frankfurt FRESH Dinner



FRESH dinner is the place where you meet others with an interest in the content side of meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet meeting planners, meeting designers, facilitators, ROI specialists, technology suppliers, actors etc. Our last dinner at IMEX Frankfurt was a great success and was sold out with more than 120 people.

Learning: Actively Recalling Information from Memory Beats Elaborate Study Methods

ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) — Put down those science books and work at recalling information from memory. That's the shorthand take away message of new research from Purdue University that says practicing memory retrieval boosts science learning far better than elaborate study methods. "Our view is that learning is not about studying or getting knowledge 'in memory,'" said Purdue psychology professor Jeffrey Karpicke, the lead investigator for the study that appears January 20 in the journal Science. "Learning is about retrieving.

Give Participants Time to Talk

It is a common error, and one that I made early in my career. Because bringing participants together is so costly to the company, and because it happens so infrequently, there is a natural tendency to cram as much information as possible into the available time.

EXPERT on Micro Expressions: Yann Van den Branden

Yann is a speaker on micro expressions and how you can use them to learn more about your 'opponent' in a commercial situation. Yann mostly teaches interactive sessions, trainings, workshops with real exercises for the participants or as a keynote speaker for a larger group. Yann has reference in large corporations in the pharmaceutical, banking, insurance and automotive world, from the USA over Japan to Russia. As an Actor he is also a member of the international business communication theatre group called YESSI JADA.

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