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Inpi shares experiences about audio conferencing solution

L’INPI (National Industrial Property Institute in France) is a public body that manages the registration of trademarks, drawings, models and patent applications, and checks that they are not already the subject of industrial property. The INPI actively...

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5 Books Every New Event Planner Should Read

Are you a newcomer to the events industry? Or a fascinated onlooker who's looking to jump on board this exhilarating career?  To excel as a professional event planner, you're going to need a unique set of skills. And the fastest way to develop...

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Event Technology that will Change Your Events, Forever

Since the advent of the smartphone, technology has dramatically changed the way we've lived and worked. And in the past few years, it's been radically changing the way event planners have been managing events. And this disruption, brought about...

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A TV Guide for Tech Entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs are on the cutting edge of technology, science, and some would say, fantasy. (Because of the incredible ground they're breaking with their work.) But hustle always needs to be balanced with relaxing downtime. And what better...

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Key Event Metrics that Affect Your ROI

As another event winds down, it's time to get back to the office and analyse the best (and worst) parts of the event - and ask yourself that all-important question, "What was my return on investment?" After all, your event had a budget, and...

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How to Organise Your First Gamified Event

If you’ve been around the events industry in the past few years, you may have heard of the gamification revolution that’s been changing the landscape of events. With gamification, suddenly even “boring” corporate events with lots of PowerPoint...

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Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever, in 3 Easy Steps

It’s that time of the year again – for the new year resolutions to come out, and commitments to making next “the best year ever” to start circulating around the family table.  Unfortunately, here's the sobering reality - research has shown that...

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Event Organisers

Christmas is just a few days away. Have you filled your Christmas tree with presents for all your friends and fellow event planners? …or have you left Christmas shopping till the last minute?  If so, stay calm! We’ve prepared a list of...

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Why Big Data, Means Big Marketing Potential

If you’ve been keeping up with technology news in recent years, you may have heard the war cry for big data.  “Big data means big opportunity, big leaps, big profits!” All this is true, but only if you know how to: Gather big data Analyse big...

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Collaborative Tools for Every Personality Type

Event planners may be excellent at getting a lot of things done themselves – but work always gets done faster, and better, when we’re part of a collaborative team.  Lucky for us, technology has made working in a team easy – whether we’re in the...

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Why an Event Chatbot May Be Your Best Employee

As an event organiser, wouldn’t you love to have an employee that would work around the clock, and make personal connections and speaking to event attendees wherever they are – answering (just about) every question they have about your...

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The 5-Step Guide to Being a Better Event Planner

Being an event planner involves so much more than showing up in the office at 9am every morning. To be an awesome event planner, you need to embody the working style and lifestyle that will propel you to the top of the field.  If you’re just...

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A Guide to Marketing Your Event to Millennials

Millennials are growing up, entering the workforce, and becoming the fastest-growing group of consumers around – with their newfound disposable income, and a young mindset that’s still focused more on enjoying the present, than saving for the...

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How to Drive (Lots of) Attendees to Your Event Booths

For many event planners, planning an exhibition means making sure the overall event is set up well. That means: Ensuring both human and vehicular traffic flows smoothly Facilities are working well Exhibition booths, signage, and Wi-Fi are set...

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The Starter’s Guide to Event Gamification

“Event gamification” is a term that event planners have been hearing about for several years now. But depending on where you live, the concept may not (yet) be a familiar one.  If so, that’s good news. Because it means that you can get the jump...

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Why Big Data Means Big Money for Your Business

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), where everything from our televisions, to our doorbells, are connected to the internet, we’re collecting more information than ever – information about user demographics, usage patterns, preferences,...

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How Augmented Reality Can Spice Up Your Next Event

  While augmented reality (AR) has been around for years, its applications have been sparse at best – with Pokemon GO arguably being the most successful demonstration of how AR can not only enhance an experience, but be at the centre of it.  As...

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What is Event Gamification, and Why Should I Bother?

If you haven’t heard of event gamification, you’re in for a treat. Gamification has been changing the way events have traditionally been organised – and are boosting audience participation, satisfaction and engagement levels, worldwide.  What is event...

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The ABCs of Event ROI

For modern event planners, one of the most important KPIs (key performance indicators) to take note of, is your ROI (return on investment).  After all, the only reason why organisations invest in events, is to get a profitable return. If you’re an event...

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The DO’s and DON’Ts of Working with Event Volunteers

As an event organiser, having a team of event volunteers to help at an event can be a real blessing – especially when budgets are tight and hiring a large team of part-timers isn’t a viable option.  Besides, volunteers tend to be interested in...

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The Biggest Misconceptions of a Career in Event Planning

For many people, a career in the events industry sounds like a dream come true. After all, event planners get behind-the-scenes access to the nation’s biggest concerts, exhibitions, product launches, seminars, conferences, and much more. Plus,...

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5 Ways to Stay Cool Under Pressure

If there’s one personality trait that event planners share, it’s our ability to stay cool – even when the building is on fire, the smoke alarms have gone off, and everyone else around us flails their arms around looking for the exit. Ok, so...

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How Can Virtual Reality Change the Events Industry?

Virtual reality (also known as “VR”) is making waves in the entertainment industry, specifically in video gaming and most recently, in theme parks with real-life roller coaster rides paired with VR headsets to transport visitors to incredible...

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Oops! Embarrassing Event-Related Fails

Even the best event planners can be caught with their pants down, when a creative idea doesn’t quite pan out the way they expected.  If you’ve felt horrible after having an event fall flat, we hope this list makes you feel a little better – and...

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Tantalising Desserts to Delight Your Audiences With

One of the easiest ways to win brownie points with your event guests, is to tickle their tummies with tantalising sweet treats. And what better way to do this, than with delectable desserts during meal times and snack breaks.  Need some ideas...

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Fun, Innovative Ways to Collect Event Feedback

One of the most important pieces of information you need to measure an event’s return on investment (ROI), is audience feedback.  Did your audience enjoy the events? More importantly, did their impression of your company, products, services and...

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Event "Booboos" to Avoid

Being grown up doesn’t make us immune to booboos.  It simply means that instead of bumping ourselves into the furniture and having a bruised knee, we slip up by mistaking mistakes at work – and as event planners, this means bruised and battered...

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Key Event Metrics You Should Track, Diligently

 Experts agree that the key to success in anything - be it a diet, finances, or event results – is tracking.  As an event planner, it’s imperative that you track your event metrics. It may take some time, but the results will certainly be worth...

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PowerVote is good value for money according to HSBC!

HSBC held an in-house event for its managers entitled “The HTS mysteries”. As this daylong event unfolded, the PowerVote voting system became a prominent feature. The whole exercise was set up to be entertaining, in a relaxed and easy-going...

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"Angage has the WOW factor" A testimonial from Pfizer

As a leader in the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, Pfizer knows what’s at stake when they put together a massive event. Success is non-negotiable - especially at their recent HCP Speaker Training Meeting, which brought together 180 physicians...

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Misys Chooses PowerVote (Again!)

When global financial services experts, Misys, were putting together their most recent event, they knew what the type of event they wanted, and the solution that would tie everything together successfully: The PowerVote Event App.  We chatted...

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FIX Trading Community’s experience with PowerVote

When FIX Trading Community decided to up the ante at their recent annual conference, their focus brought them to PowerVote. As an industry-driven organisation that’s dedicated to addressing real business and regulatory issues impacting their...

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Tetrapak steps up to the future with Powervote

Tetra Pak held its cluster meeting on March 27-28th in Cape Town, South Africa. The goal was to step up to the future, as the name of the event indicated! One way to do so: resorting to live polling with PowerVote Event App to engage the...

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Mitsubishi Electric Gives PowerVote a 10/10!

"PowerVote gave us a chance to capture information we never had before, and look more up-to-date using iPads and apps. The people cared for our needs, were very easy to work with and so calm. " Georgie Archer Operations Co-ordinator Mitsubishi...

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Improving Your ROI, Even in Low Budget Events

While big budget productions are exhilarating to work on, the reality for most event planners, is that a fair amount of the work that we do, will come with a limited budget. But “low budget” doesn’t mean “low returns”. In fact, getting a good...

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Eurovia (VINCI) Gives PowerVote a Thumbs Up!

  Their employees may not know this, but the PowerVote Voting System has been the secret ingredient powering the Eurovia’s Annual Inductions for a few years now! How did this all begin? A few years ago, Eurovia started looking for a smarter way...

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BMS ADOPTS A NEW FORMAT FOR ITS CLINICAL CASES

Simulation of clinical cases in the Healthcare industry is a very useful and efficient way to communicate and run training sessions. By watching concrete situations, doctors can discuss clinical cases and talk about how they would treat the...

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You Know You’re an Event Planner When…

Event planners are an interesting bunch. We relish stressful situations, love to run around (even if we’re not given a clue as to where we’re supposed to run toward) and bask in the glory of putting on an event that few people will know we had...

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PowerVote Event App went “all-inclusive” for ARUP!

PowerVote Mobile Event App went "all-inclusive" for Arup's Wet Networks event in Leeds. The British company specialised in Design, Engineering and Business consultation, chose PowerVote Mobile Event App for their event.The objective of the Event App was to...

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Genzyme tests its client’s knowledge

Genzyme first made use of the voting system developed by PowerVote during the Conference of the Nephrology Society in early October 2008. They recently decided to choose the PowerVote audience response system again to market their new products...

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Training workshops at Mercedes-Benz Global

PowerVote’s audience response system was selected for its ease-of-use, full integration into Microsoft standard software, and the strength of its technical support. Prior to the events, Comware (a leading provider of network security solutions)...

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Multi-location Medical Symposium in Mexico

In October 2011, The Taller Satelital en Psiquiatría brought together 650 participants in 13 different Mexican cities thanks to satellite communications. PowerVote joined the experience and brought a new dimension to multi-location...

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Raising money for the Breast Cancer Care charity

Each year, the International Photography Competition raises money to support younger women with breast cancer. The 2012 Renaissance Photography Prize received more than 5,000 entries from around the world, raising £55,000 for The Lavender Trust...

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A time saving and productive voting session for NHS

NHS Leicestershire regularly uses PowerVote Quiz Plus software to foster interactivity for their public meetings. Jo Tyler, Engagement Manager, tells us more about PowerVote Benefits for NHS public meetings:“We used them at a public voting event in...

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How to Help Your Event Planner Work More Effectively

A quick guide for professionals who have engaged event companies As event planners, we know what we need to get an event executed well — delivering the results and returns on investment (ROI) that our clients want and deserve. What we also...

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The Power of Bring Your Own Device

What are the impacts of using personal devices in the professional sphere? Using your own phone, tablet or laptop for work is increasingly common. This phenomenon is called Bring Your Own Device – or BYOD – and it is now a trend that many...

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