Welcome to the weekly Eventelligence Report! Ungerboeck is always on the hunt for industry insights, facts, stats, quotes and whatever else we come across that might be useful, and it would be such a waste for us to keep it all to ourselves! Here’s our pick of what’s hot this week. Enjoy!
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Respondents in a recent survey identified an ineffective moderator as the top cause of failed panel discussions. PCMA
Top F&B trends in 2015 include locally grown produce, meats and seafood, half portions and menus with health or nutrition related themes. Successful Meetings
“If you serve on a conference planning team—committee, board or staff—and you can’t remember the last time you made a major decision that changed the course of your conference strategy, your leaders are wasting time. If you spend your time debating menu selection, room set-ups or other logistics, you’ve lost the vision and strategy for that event. You’ve become focused on execution versus outcomes." –Jeff Hurt, EVP, Education & Engagement, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
Great reads for event organizers
The Aspirational R.S.V.P.: Saying Yes When You Mean No
By Sam Washburn, The New York Times
Leave it to The Times to come up with a fancy new name for an issue event planners know all too well. Check out their take on one of the greatest frustrations of the job.
Big Data v. Dark Data: What Event Planners Need to Know
By Rob Hamlin, Social Tables
Dark, big, what’s the difference? More than you’d think! Find out how to figure out which one is plaguing you and what you can do to get on the right track.
How to Plan a Healthy Menu on a Budget
By Michael Lowe, Successful Meetings
You already know it’s one of the hottest trends in food and beverage right now (see above), but how to make a healthier menu happen on a tight budget? A couple experts share their helpful tips and tricks.
The Rule You Need To Make Every One Of Your Speakers Follow
By David McMillin, PCMA
Apparently, there is a scientific secret to success when it comes to effective communication between speakers and attendees. Find out what it is and how to put it to work for you!
Great reads for venue managers
A Connected Culture in Your Venue
By Jason Judy, IAVM
Your customers and guests want to communicate with you. Are you creating the kind of culture in your venue that makes it possible?
How Outdoor Civic Venues Are Being Adapted for Events
By Harriet Edleson, BizBash
There’s more to attracting clients than a good view! Check out what outdoor venues across the country are doing to boost their appeal.
The Business Benefits of Being an Early Technology Adopter
By Lisa Oliveira, Ungerboeck Software International
There might be a few things in life you never want to lead the pack on (like, getting the flu, for example), but using management software is not one of them! Check out a few of the reasons you should be the first to jump on the bandwagon!
How Do You Reward and Recognize Your Team?
By Billy Langenstein, IAVM
Delivering an exceptional guest experience is always the goal. Is your team motivated enough to make it happen? Great insight from Nationals Park on the importance of building a strong reward/recognition program.