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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New report indicates that 87% of exhibitors and 76% of attendees rate face-to-face interaction as extremely important in the buying/selling process. CEIR
People sitting in uncomfortable chairs have been shown to be less agreeable. Smart Meetings
“If you take care of your people, then they’ll take care of your customers.” – Kevin Shinkle, Chief Communications Officer, Delta
Great reads for event organizers
The Best Way To Wrap Your Head Around Event Technology
By Michelle Bruno, Event Manager Blog
The event industry is nothing if not unique, but there might be one commonly used concept across a broad spectrum of industries that could be put to good use in helping organizers better understand event tech. Find out what it is and how you can apply it in your own organization!
5 Ways to Turn Panels from Boring to Brilliant
By Sue Pelletier, MeetingsNet
Panels can be deadly dull, but they don’t have to be! Find out how you can liven things up (Hint: It’s all about the moderator!).
How to Create Must-Read Event Correspondence
By Michele Laufik, BizBash
You need those R.S.V.P.s but there’s a fine line between friendly reminders and stalking. Stay on your guests’ good side and get timely responses with these expert tips.
12 Ways to Use Social Media Before and During an Event
Donna Vieira, Association Marketer
Here’s some great practical advice about how to focus your social media efforts for the greatest possible effect.
Great reads for venue managers
TrendWatch: Mixed-Reality Gaming
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
There’s a wire, cord and phone-free new way to make some additional cash and build buzz for your venue. Plus it’s super cool.
Disney Parks Consider Off-Peak Prices
By Ben Fritz, The Wall Street Journal
What’s the solution to long lines and uncomfortable crowding? Disney thinks it might be surge pricing.
The Importance of Venue Management System Adoption
By Jack Wagner, Ungerboeck Software International
A top of the line software system might look great on paper, but if no one in your organization actually uses it, it won’t do you much good. Find out how to get your team onboard!
Are Eventbrite’s RFID Wristbands The Death Of The Concert Ticket?
By John Paul Titlow, Fast Company
The jury’s still out, but printed tickets might be on the endangered species list.