After months of living through a global pandemic, most people are becoming accustomed to participating in online meetings or events. So for many, Zoom meetings are a standard part of their lives at this point. But even after communicating with people virtually for this long, one unpleasant fact remains: virtual fatigue is real. Spending all […]
Due to the massive increase of virtual and hybrid meetings brought on by the global pandemic, event planners are now facing newfound challenges involved with presenting events on a virtual platform. Even people who have merely attended an online event can probably tell you some of the common pitfalls one must navigate when hosting a […]
Recently, I attended Cvent CONNECT Virtual, joining over 35,000 other meeting and event professionals in order to learn more about our recovering industry. After attending several breakout sessions, one stood out in my mind: “Understanding Your Virtual Attendees—The Antidote to Virtual Fatigue.” During the event, the presenter dove into how difficult it can be to […]
For 50 years, April 22nd has marked Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here’s our Earth Day tips for events planning professionals! This year, with international travel and global supply chains restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our shared existence on this planet is being felt […]
As corporate event planners, it is important that we stay healthy and support our immune systems year-round. When we feel our best, it supports our ability to execute flawless programs for our clients. As we have watched the effects of COVID-19 around the world, many have been taking into consideration how to take better care […]
Bishop-McCann has been allowing our corporate event planning associates flexibility in working from home for many years; we’re here to share some tips and tricks for telecommuting. There are many benefits that come with working from home for both employers and employees. In fact, two-thirds of managers report that employees who are given the option […]
Event professionals, check out these free resources! The presence of COVID-19 has certainly caused disruption and pause within the events industry, but with it planners may have some extra time for the things we have put on the back-burner. One of those things may be continuing education, and lucky for corporate event planners, there are tons […]
Engaging employees at home isn’t something we’ve had to worry about before. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has penetrated the entire globe, has shifted the way we work, learn, engage, and network. With bans on gatherings over ten people and many states and municipalities enacting shelter-in-place orders, the ability to gather together with our colleagues for […]
Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first Bishop-McCann Staff Retreat. This retreat brings our company together, from San Francisco to Chicago, into the heart of the Kansas City Crossroads. During this time, we reflected on the past year, conceptualized the year to come, and came together as a family to refuel our […]
Smart Badges Make Networking Easy at Meetings and Events Let’s face it—for many people, networking at events or meetings is a daunting task filled with a lot of awkward conversation. Most of the time, meeting attendees only get a name and maybe a business card from people they mingle with at a networking event. It’s […]
Earlier this week, I went out to Kansas City to attend my first Bishop-McCann Annual Holiday Party. It was a fantastic celebration that reminded me of the value of traditions, rituals, and the comfort of being with special people. Since most of us here spend our days putting together and delivering amazing meetings, incentives, and […]
Obsessed with Immersion by Ronan Vance originally posted to LinkedIn. I subscribe to a number of daily email newsletters because I am innately curious (and due to a case of FOMO when it comes to those organizations and individuals I find most informative and influential). Usually, I just scan them for highlights, but there is…
Conference relaxation can be hard to find. With all of the sessions and note taking, walking, eating and networking, sometimes you need to find a place to relax.
A client partner relationship is more than just being a vendor, it’s becoming a true extension of the client’s internal team.
Conference goodie bags can be one of the highlights of a corporate event. Everyone likes a free gift. That is, until you open it and realize it’s full of items you’ll be dumping as soon as no one is watching. The swag bags we’re given at industry events should be full of possibility, not disappointment. […]
Inspired and motivated! That’s how we feel after attending the Cvent Connect Technology Conference last month. Held in Las Vegas, thousands of meeting and corporate event planning professionals came together. Not only did they discuss how cutting-edge technology can enhance attendee engagement within the meeting and event experience, but they also talked about how to push […]
The 2019 IMEX America show is scheduled to take place on September 10-12th. Don’t miss the top 12 things to do at the tradeshow.
Facial recognition at events can be used for registration, security and improve your event social media.
Even the best meeting planner can’t be everywhere at once and that’s why we engage Travel Directors to help us manage the details of each event we plan.