Industry Insights


  • 5 Reasons Companies Use Off-Site Training

    “If employers want engagement and commitment, they must put money into training,” says Kristen Fyfe, a spokesperson for the American Society of Training & Development, in this Fortune article. Industry leaders create “a culture of learning” at their organization, which enables them to attract the best employees, she adds. Every organization…   Read More >

  • Get in the Game: Enhance Your Meeting with Interactive Solutions

    One of the first rules of meeting planning is that no two meetings are completely alike. Programs must be designed from a scalability standpoint, taking into account your goals, group size, and budget amount. The only element that is universal to all meetings is that attendees’ do not want another experience in which they are lectured for hours…   Read More >

  • Inspired Technology Applications to Engage Meeting Attendees

    Am I getting the most out of my event budget? What is the most efficient and cost-effective way to make an event come together? How can I ensure that participants are fully engaged with the presenter’s message? These are just a few of the questions meeting planners ask themselves on a regular basis. How do you ensure your meeting or event is…   Read More >

  • Tools & Strategies for Blended & Virtual Meetings

    As communication technology continues to evolve, an increasing number of business leaders are seeing the advantages of hosting virtual and blended meetings. Our expert staff has worked with organizations to make the most of these innovative events, at both a national and global level. Blended meetings create many possibilities for event organizers…   Read More >

  • Drive Engagement with Powerful Presentations

    Imagine a world where technology can help to produce a creative and engaging learning environment in which presentations go beyond the use of sight and sound. Envision a presentation so finely tuned that the presenter never even stops to press a button, but navigates through slides, videos and live conversations just by the movement of his hands.…   Read More >

  • Engaging and Affordable: Understanding the Modern Meeting Planner

    Companies are seeking innovative yet effective ways to link their teams through in-person, virtual and blended meetings. In response to this trend, meeting planners are looking for the following offerings for 2012: creative meeting spaces, flexible bundled packages, and team building events. Other critical components of selecting the venue include…   Read More >

  • Presenting? Don't leave home without reading this...

    If you're like most people, public speaking is one of the most stressful experiences you can imagine. The last thing you need is for some technical glitch to force you to entertain your audience by making shadow puppets on the projection screen! Before you leave your desk with your presentation, take a look at these tips. One of them just may be…   Read More >

  • Blurring the lines between video and computer images…

    Do you ever wonder how event producers can switch so quickly from one video feed to another? So many types of video signals in all different formats and resolutions… and many times it’s all done live, on the fly. It seems like you’d need some pretty slick gear to pull it off. You do… and it keeps getting better. One of the most important…   Read More >

  • Game Shows in the House

    Who can resist the drama of one hand behind your back and the other hovering above a buzzer just waiting to be smacked? The bells, the whistles, the “ZONK!” sound effect that comes up when the big red “X” indicates a wrong answer… it’s all so much more engaging than listening to a monotone presenter click through yet another PowerPoint…   Read More >

  • Building Blocks of Video

    Researching new video display options When you need to design memorable event that has a significant impact on your audience, how do you choose between the limitless options for video display? Even if you’re familiar with all the buzz words like LCD, LED, DLP, plasma and projection, how do you decide which one’s best for your event?  Is cost…   Read More >

  • Meetings Tech Tip - June 2011

    Are things getting dimmer? If your LCD projection seems to be dimmer than it used to be, it’s probably not your eyes. Projector lamps have a rated life expectancy just like light bulbs. (OK, it IS hard to notice the rating on a bulb when you’re frantically replacing it during an important presentation!) But paying attention to a projector…   Read More >

  • Doing Well by Doing Good

    Team building with a conscience What reaction did you get the last time you told your attendees or fellow team members that you were planning another team building event? Did you get the enthusiasm and support you expected? Or did people roll their eyes and mumble about how lame the last event was? Look around and you’ll find lots of theories…   Read More >

  • Continuing to Kick Our Bottled Water Addiction

    Filtered water for meetings In our last post we talked about the impact bottled water has on Americans’ carbon footprint. We also offered a short case study on what we did at Q Center to try and minimize the use of bottled water at meetings held here. By installing a building-wide water filtration system, we were able to provide a comparable…   Read More >

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