I was asked by PCMA to give a session on How Storytelling Turbocharges Event Engagement for Educon this year. This is a topic that is woven through the work we do with meetings, events, and within teams for our clients at Engagement Unlimited, but we had never fleshed it out into something that could stand alone before.
This course is for all types of leaders - not just the traditional CEO/C-Suite/Manager positions. This course is for YOU - parents, teachers, coaches, spouses. For all kinds of leaders across all walks of life.
The ultimate goal of passionate event professionals is to create a program that is not only incredibly valuable for participants and stakeholders, but also a truly transformational experience for all.
Adding meaning, whether it be connecting to the objectives in a visceral way, connecting with a destination, or connecting with each other, is a surefire way to keep your attendees coming back year after year and staying engaged with your meetings. Here are 10 ways to create more meaning at your next event:
Yesterday, our team hosted an amazing team building and CSR morning with Tourism Vancouver and our TED Press Tour guests at the beautiful Loden Hotel in Vancouver.
Our media guests had spent most of the week experiencing what it was link to be a true Vancouverite - with everything from cycling around Stanley Park (in the pouring rain!) to dining at iconic eateries like the new Botanist Restaurant in the Fairmont Pacific Rim. What better to cap off their Vancouver adventure than to give back to the community that hosted them?
Incorporating engaging entertainment is one of the easiest ways to promote networking, lock-in learning, and create a truly transformational experience for your attendees.
Why then is entertainment often perceived as risky, under-valued, and irrelevant to program planning? This is because most programs don’t align the biggest objectives (impactful education, amazing networking) with the one element that can boost them both: a playful, inclusive attitude.
Earlier this week, we were proud to launch the second in our ‘Playschool Playscapes’ line of team building give-back initiatives: Buddy Benches.
Following the success of Mud Pie Kitchens for Kids (launched in January 2016 at PCMA Convening Leaders), Buddy Benches were inspired by a session given by Vancouver Convention Centre’s Claire Smith, who spoke about their success at this year’s GMID (Global Meetings Industry Day)
Learning Coaches engage participants in a meaningful way and help them retain more information, network more effectively, and make the most out of your program. As the meetings industry continues to put more demand on participants and shift towards active, mindful approaches to our programs, the Learning Coach becomes an integral part of our success.
The concept of a Learning Coach goes by many names in the meetings industry: Conference Engineer, Content Weaver, or Meeting Maximizer to name a few. Whatever you call this person their role is the same: to engage the audience in a meaningful way and help them retain more information, network more effectively, and make the most out of your program.
Engagement Unlimited's flagship CSR give-back team activity has been featured on the uber popular publication for Event Professionals MeetingsNet! Read the full interview with our lead Event Producer Jenny Stanfield HERE!
In May 2016, We welcomed 400 corporate Chinese guests to the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver for a night of totally custom, WOW-factor entertainment. The group was made up of top insurance performers being honored for their hard work, and they wanted a one of a kind experience that their guests would never forget.
Our entertainment production for Cantrav Services Inc.'s "A Roaring Success" 1920s Cabaret Night has been nominated for a Canadian Special Event Award for Best Entertainment Production of 2015 across Canada! We are absolutely thrilled as this was one of our favorite projects of 2015 and we love working with Cantrav! #Eventprofs
Check out Roger Haskett's unique insight in the video below for MeetingsNet. Roger describes real solutions that support our philosophy for moving meetings from Passive to Active and how to make sure your PARTICIPANTS are engaged. .
Super simple Meeting Mantra for the week - Do LESS to achieve MORE. Jam packed schedules don't do anyone any favors. Remember, your participants are humans with human needs and wants. Focus on what you really want to accomplish to see the best results. And while you're at it, make sure you're having fun.
Check out Roger Haskett's unique insight in the video below for MeetingsNet. Roger describes real solutions that support our philosophy for moving meetings from Passive to Active. We believe that this is the most important shift in the meetings industry for all types of Event Professionals.