5 Tips for hosting a successful virtual conference or event

Sprout Social

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting travel and crowded in-person gatherings, virtual conferences and events have replaced their in-person counterparts. If you’re hosting a virtual conference or event for the first time, arm yourself with these tips for a successful experience.

Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2020

Ignite Social Media

Social media conferences are an excellent way to learn about new strategies and approaches to social media marketing that other brands and industries are testing out. Check out our top picks for social media conferences to attend in 2020!


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You can communicate important information, encourage discussion You're reading Kinsta Managed WordPress Hosting Review , originally posted on Kikolani , authored and copyrighted by James Lang. The Ultimate Guide to 160+ Business and Digital Marketing Conferences in 2016. Reviews Blogging Cloud Hosting Google Cloud Platform Kinsta Managed Hosting Managed WordPress Hosting wordpress

Getting to the Heart of What Makes a Conference Amazing with #MDMC2019 Founders

Pam Moore

What makes an event or industry conference amazing? ease to get around conference sessions and special events. I have spoke and trained at hundreds of events, conferences and workshops. Creating an engaging, memorable and amazing experience should be a top goal for any event or conference organizer. The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) can teach us a lot about running and event. I’ll also be hosting a 2.5

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Virtual Conference


Want to plan a virtual conference but unsure where to start? While similar to planning an in-person conference, shifting to digital requires an extra layer of organization, communication, and creativity. . Choose Your Hosting Platform. Step #2: Choose Your Hosting Platform.

How to Hold Conference Calls That Don’t Suck

The Realtime Report

How to Hold Conference Calls That Don’t Suck. When you hear the phrase conference call, you’re probably not struck with a sudden urge to participate in one. Conference calls and business meetings are often the dread of working-class business professionals, and for good reason.

5 Ways to Host A Virtual Event For Your Business


Table of Contents: Why You Should Host a Virtual Event. Why You Should Host a Virtual Event. Host a Q&A? New Date* Join us Tuesday July 7th from 6-7pm for a creatively charged conversation hosted by @arcteryxtoronto, moderated by us, with guest @ben_johnston.

Facebook Cancels F8 Conference Over Coronavirus Concerns

Forbes Social Media

The company will instead replace it with “locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content

5 Tips for a Fantastic Marketing Conference

Cody Ward

I recently attended a marketing conference in Indianapolis, IN called Connections - “Inspire the Future” The event was put on by ExactTarget , an international email marketing service provider. Inspired by how well this event was executed, I thought I’d share 5 tips from what I saw at the conference that in my opinion made it successful. If you’re going to put on an event then be a good host and go overboard in providing the essentials.

Top 5 Benefits of Implementing Conference Call Systems 

The Realtime Report

Top 5 Benefits of Implementing Conference Call Systems . Did you know that nearly half of all business meetings take place via conference call? Clearly, a conference calling system is a very important communication tool in the modern workplace. But, if your business doesn’t already have a conference call system, is it really worth it to implement one? Many business owners think that implementing a conference call system will end up costing them a lot of money.

Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference – An Event Not to Miss!

Webbiquity SMM

The Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference is fast approaching, coming up on Thursday, May 22, in Duluth, Minnesota. Hosted by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and online agency aimClear, the conference will focus on “the strategy, tactics and tools necessary to conquer social media, boost online engagement, increase social market share and avoid wasteful social media campaigns.”

App of the Week Makes Conference Networking Easier

The Social Media Incubator

Are you attending a conference soon, or hosting one yourself? The Bizzabo app is great for event organizers and attendees and is used by more than 3,000 conferences worldwide. So, what can the app do for you if you’re attending a conference? Whether you’re attending an upcoming conference or hosting one, our app of the week can help you improve the networking experience for all.

Host A Hangout-On-Air

Small Business Mavericks

But did you know you can host a Hangout and record it live on YouTube? Whereas Skype allows up to 25 participants in a single web conference, Google+ Hangouts allows only 10. When you get your Hangout started, you click the “ON-AIR” button and the web conference goes live. Then you can share it on YouTube, which makes the web conference searchable by all of YouTube’s visitors.

Top 7 Web Conference Services of 2018


You can also put your pre-recorded webinars on auto-pilot so they can stream 24/7 or embed your other web conference streams (like YouTube Live) within Livestorm. You can also host one free webinar for 30 minutes with 10 attendees. Host interactive, on-demand webinars that are capable of turning “a presentation into a conversation and a conversation into a sale.” With one-click screen-sharing, you can make sure that everyone in the conference is on the same page.

How to Host a Successful Virtual Event: Tips and Best Practices


Even some of the largest conferences have gone partially or completely digital. These events can range from small question-and-answer sessions to large-scale conferences with thousands of attendees. Here’s a rundown of the different kinds of online business events your company can host.

SMI Heads to Duluth for the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

The Social Media Incubator

The Social Media Incubator prepares for Zenith Social Media Conference in Duluth this upcoming Wednesday, May 23. The conference will feature speaker from national and internationally known speakers including Rand Fishkin, Marty Weintraub, Laura Weintraub, Greg Jarboe, Merry Morud, Ric Dragon and many others. The advanced track will be hosted by aimClear , an advertising and social media company located in Duluth.

4 Technology Conferences to Create Your Traveling Schedule for 2013


Whether your interest is in the world of gadgets, or strictly corporate technology, the many upcoming tech conferences give each of us the opportunity to be better at everything that we do for both work and play. Aiming to take a broader look at the technology that powers our lives, the Technology Frontiers conference promises to help you to “transform your work, your life, your world,” and the wide-angle view that the event maintains should do exactly that.

20 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017

Buffer Social

Social media conferences are the secret to all that. These conferences, ranging from one day to a week, promise talks from top social media experts, workshops on the latest social media strategies , networking opportunities with fellow marketers, and more. Pro-tip: If you are traveling to any of these conferences, you could also turn it into a mini-vacation. Let’s jump right in… The 20 Best Social Media Marketing Conferences of 2017.

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012


Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses ). The Channel Partners Conference is for indirect sales organizations – agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and consultants – focused on transforming their businesses to become next-generation solutions providers.

8 Professional Speaker Tips to Ignite Trifecta Success for Audience, Event Hosts and YOU!

Pam Moore

Research past events if the event organizer has hosted the same or similar events in the past. What social networks are they using to communicate with other attendees, sponsors and event hosts? I also produce additional media and content pieces that incorporate conversations, the event hosts, sponsors and even attendees into my Social Zoom Factor podcast (with more than 1.6 Have you ever listened to and watched an amazing presentation?

Business Growth in a Digital World Conference | Oct 30 | 8:30-5:30


Conference in New Jersey . Conference. M ake the time to work ON your business, and not IN it. This full-day conference is going to be incredible! Full Agenda, Register: www.mahwah.com/conference . Fantastic Keynote Speaker Joe Connolly, host of the daily CBS-Bloomberg Business Report on CBS Radio. Again…full Agenda and to Register go to: www.mahwah.com/conference . Join me at the Biggest Business. on Tuesday Oct. 30th, at the beautiful.

The 10 Top Social Media Conferences of 2017


If you want to learn more about social media marketing, 2017 is jam-packed year of insightful top social conferences. Going to social media marketing conferences can help you to gain an edge over competitors and give you the opportunity to meet other social media marketing wonks like yourself! In this post, you will find a list of the top 10 social media conferences for 2017 with top notch speakers covering a wide variety of topics from influencer marketing to shoppable Instagram.

Top 10 Digital Marketing Conferences of 2018 (Part 1)


We wanted to present the top 10 must-attend Digital Marketing conferences of 2018, but there are simply too many to list. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of digital marketing, learn from the best in the industry, see the latest innovative technology up close and personal, and of course network, here are 10 conferences worth checking out in the first half of 2018. The conference also includes 18+ hours of networking time. Intelligent Content Conference.

The 10 Top Social Media Conferences of 2018


Luckily 2018 offers a plethora of insightful conferences to help you stay on the cutting edge of the industry. Going to social media marketing conferences is a great opportunity to network and learn from social media marketing professionals from all over the world. In this post, you will find a list of the top 10 social media conferences for 2018 with top notch speakers covering a wide variety of topics from influencer marketing to shoppable Instagram.

13 Signs That You're At a Tech Conference | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

While I truly love the energy and content at tech conferences, I’m struck (and, at moments, slightly entertained) by the differences in style and etiquette between the entrepreneurial tech events and those with a? On their computers, I see Gmail, Facebook, Tweetdeck, Skype, Flickr and a host of other apps and widgets. 4 Responses to “13 Signs That You’re At a Tech Conference&# Erez A.

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity SMM

Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. The conference, hosted by Marty Weintraub ‘s agency, aimClear, was an impressive affair. The post-conference free martinis were a nice touch too. While there’s no video of his keynote available, his YouTube channel will give you some sense of how Neal can wake up an early-morning crowd in a packed ballroom.

Chronicles Of A 50-Plus Entrepreneur: Attending Jason Calacanis' Launch Scale Conference

Forbes Social Media

In downtown San Francisco I’m a guest of the hosts of Launch Scale. The conference touts its purpose as: Learn how to raise money and grow your startup I’m heading into the epicenter of the pumped-up ‘startup economy’ next week.

The Most Underrated Marketing Tactic at Your Fingertips

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com Virtual conferences just may be my favorite marketing tactic that I have clanging around in my tool box. » Social Media Case Studies grouphigh how to host a virtual event social influencer case study social media case study social media influencers virtual conference Through two online events that I’ve organized for my company, GroupHigh, I’ve been able to generate more leads for my sales team than any of my other strategies combined.

5 Tips for Preparing for Blog World Expo (Or Any Other Conference)


Even if you only have a Twitter handle and a blog on WordPress.com (I would advise going on a self-hosted domain with WordPress, but that’s for another post), you can still have a business card – and should. You’re going to be networking with so many people, and you’ll want to connect with them and vice versa after the conference, right? Your Conference Prep Tips. What are your top tips for getting ready for Blog World or any other major conference?

15 Must-See Conferences for Digital Marketers in 2014

Writtent Blog

No one needs conferences more than digital marketers. Whether you’ve got the budget to attend two or twelve conferences next year, we’ve compiled a list of 15 of the most prestigious gatherings that are sure to inspire your outreach! The 2014 Carnegie Conference – January 30-31, 2014. Both education marketing specialists and traditional marketers can benefit from the annual Carnegie Conference, held in Orlando, Florida at Disney World.

Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth

I mentioned on Twitter that I would like to go to Australia Sharepoint Conference but can’t justify the price of the ticket (not core business for me). You can follow Sharepoint Conference on @AUSharepoint. According to Debbie Ireland, Conference Convenor, while thousands of Australian businesses, government departments and local offices of global organisations have implemented SharePoint, they are probably only utilising around twenty to thirty percent of its potential.

Could WhatsApp Be the Next Big E-commerce Channel?


During Facebook’s annual F8 Refresh conference , WhatsApp’s Head of Business Products, Ajit Varma, shared how the platform is evolving as a customer service and sales tool. . Facebook Marketing F8 2021 f8 conference Whatsapp

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What You Need to Know About Influencer Marketing in 2018: FREE Webinar Nov 30th

Pam Moore

I am hosting a training webinar to help you learn the influencer marketing trends for 2018 and understand how you can integrate influencer marketing into your business and marketing strategies and plans for 2018. Do you want to tap into the power of influencer marketing but don't know where to start?

ICYMI – Layout, Periscope and Facebook F8 Conference

Danny WhatMough

Facebook is to begin hosting content for media publishers including New York Times and Buzzfeed. Facebook announced a whole host of updates at F8, the key being… Apps for Facebook Messenger – third parties will now be able to produce apps for Facebook Messenger that will bring new features and functionality to the platform. Here’s my weekly round-up of things you need to know and might have missed this last week in the world of digital PR and social media.

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7 Ways to Use Social Media to Create Buzz-Worthy Events

Convince & Convert

My recommendations are based on my work with MarketingProfs and Salesforce to add social frosting to their already fabulous events, and my experiences speaking at several dozen conferences annually. Get your potential attendees interacting with you early on by enabling some measure of feedback or crowdsourcing on the conference programming. Plus, every conference has the same MVP attendee: some guy named Google.

Don’t Sell Your Brand’s Soul to the Facebook News Feed Algorithm and Vanity Metrics

Pam Moore

Yes, Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of a social media network that hosts over a billion users. There is no doubt 2018 is going to be a year of massive fear, shock, change and wasted time for even the smartest business and marketing leaders. By now we should know that when it comes to social media and digital marketing, the only guarantee we have is change. It is one thing we can count on.

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Top Takeaways for Bloggers from the International Food Blogger Conference 2015


Each year, the International Food Blogger Conference brings together USA-based and foreign food bloggers under the same roof. As a participant myself in this year’s conference held in Seattle, I share the highlights: FOOD –the center of all activities. Food was the main event of the conference, so to speak! Sara Rosso, Marketing Director at Automattic (WordPress.com) gave a presentation that focused on the Jetpack plugin for the self-hosted WordPress sites.

How to Capture Big Ideas and Be a Star at the Office

Social Media Strategies Summit

Hopefully, you’re ready with creative strategies to be a conference networking magnet and generate tons of content from the conference. Step 1: Decide what you want from the conference before you arrive. Invest a few minutes and imagine a few opportunities, challenges, and issues you want to impact with information presented at the conference. Beyond taking notes at a conference, keep a separate running list of ideas and points of inspiration.

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7 Ways to Use Social Media to Create Buzz-Worthy Events

Convince & Convert

My recommendations are based on my work with MarketingProfs and Salesforce to add social frosting to their already fabulous events, and my experiences speaking at several dozen conferences annually. Get your potential attendees interacting with you early on by enabling some measure of feedback or crowdsourcing on the conference programming. Plus, every conference has the same MVP attendee: some guy named Google.

Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media is Not Working in 2018 and How to Fix it

Pam Moore

I am hosting a free live training webinar to share the Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media is Not Working and How to Fix it ! . Are you doing everything the “experts” tell you to do but still are not seeing measurable business results with your online marketing, social media and digital marketing efforts? Don't be too hard on yourself. There are many other business leaders who feel the same way.