Is the Web killing exhibitions?

An article on the Event magazine website reported that the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) exhibition has been deferred. The chief operations officer of BALI was reported as saying “Indications from other industry sectors as well as our own suggest that the appeal of traditional trade shows is on the decline and that biennial…

Event Apps – the decision

Every meeting planner needs apps – right? Well, not necessarily. It depends on how useful the app is to the attendees, how painful it is to set up and how reliable it is at the event. This is the balancing act that a planner needs to understand. The answer to the first question might seem…

Sales pitches won’t wash in seminars

We have all sat through seminars that looked excellent on paper but turned out to be straight sales pitches. Most of us in the UK sit and fume and then complain to each other in the following coffee break. Few have the nerve to stand up, make our way down a row of seats and…

On being a good presenter

A recent exchange on a website forum dealing with the subject of PowerPoint gave rise to this posting. I believe passionately that speakers should not put anything on screen until they can prove that it enhances their ability to communicate with their audience. The average PowerPoint presentation does the exact opposite. The slides get in…