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Virtual Conference Host

Ever been ahead or your time?  Six years ago Eliz Greene and I launched a product called "The Conference Talk Show".  With all the talk about online streamed events, we realized most lacked any connection with the audience. What was needed to make them more engaging...

Social Tightening in a Social Distancing World

With all the talk about social distancing, I am worried about people.  For fifteen years I have been talking about how we need to connect with people in a gadget crazed world. In society people have felt more lonely, not more connected, since social media took over...

Best Podcasts To Listen To While Quarantined

Due to Coronavirus many of us are finding our work and play activities cancelled. The public health experts are encouraging us to be quarantined at home to limit the spread of the virus.  Thus it is time to add to your podcast habit. I was recently at the last public...

Coronavirus Tips For Conferences -The Event Goes On

I live in Austin, TX and as of right now the 2020 SXSW Festival is still planning to happen. Live events are part of our world. People gather for any number of reasons, but throughout history people have convened. If your event is going forward in the face of...

Virtual Meetings Because of Coronavirus

There is a lot of talk in the meetings industry right now about what happens to live events during the Coronavirus health crisis. I have been monitoring conversations from MPI, PCMA, ASAE and other meetings industry organizations on how to proceed as the virus...

Online Event In Wake of Coronavirus

A client called me to ask some advice.  I had been the keynote speaker at her event two years ago, and had referred her to a few other speakers for he future events, (I know one thing is true, most event do not want the same keynote speaker two years in a row, so I...

Networking Events and the Corona Virus

First - I am not a doctor....so I cannot report on the medical side of the threat of corona virus.  I can only talk about networking events and the situation they may face in this worldwide threat. Second - I am concerned about all aspects of this virus and how it...

Connecting and Networking for Diversity: Speaker

LinkedIn is a great tool, but it mainly shows you who went to the same colleges, share friends in common, or worked for the same company. These are important things to know when networking, but it also tends to connect you with people who are similar to you.  Sameness...

The Relationship Driven Conference

All of us who are part of event planning and creation need to help cultivate a "Relationship Driven Conference" - Every Time!  A Networking Speaker sets the tone to get people engaged. People attend live events for two reasons: Education and Networking. So do not...

A Lonely Extrovert – Yes, That Is A Real Thing

It is hard to proclaim that you are feeling sad and lonely when you are an extrovert. People do not assume you can fall victim to loneliness or think you can be depressed.  Often you become really good at hiding you loneliness from everyone, and often from yourself. ...