We’ve designed a glossary for many popular terms that come up when it comes to planning virtual events and meetings.
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With events and meetings canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, the need for live streams is amplified. Get a quick primer on planning an effective live stream.
Most meeting planners rely on AV partners to provide equipment and expertise they lack. Here is some guidance for making the best choice.
A Run of Show is invaluable for your audio visual and technical crew as well as to provide clear expectations for your presenters and clients—keeping everyone on the same page.
Virtual events are events that are held entirely online. Usually these events are formatted as digital versions of their real-world counterparts.
Live streaming presents a unique opportunity to promote your event and reach attendees all over the world. There’s something out there for every event or meeting planner.
This is one of the easiest problems to prevent, and one that most planners can avoid through simple advance
communication. It involves making sure your content and screen use the same aspect ratio.
If the audience can’t hear the presenters or are distracted by feedback, you’ll lose their attention very quickly. Good audio starts with having the appropriate mics.
Watt are we talking about in today’s Smarticle? Learn the language of power so that your events don’t end up in the dark.
A virtual event is held solely online. What are the benefits of opting to host a virtual event over an in-person one?
The production booth can be a bit intimidating when you first walk inside, with a confusing maze of switches and buttons, and tons of unfamiliar gear.
Many events and meetings now have a virtual component, and yet there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. Event industry professionals need to keep themselves informed.
Some basics to help event professionals explain to clients who don’t understand the importance of using vector files, especially when enlarging logos.
An introduction to the main pieces of equipment that use power during events, event elements that use lots of power that are commonly forgotten about, and the different costs and fees surrounding power.
“I see people at our conferences stand up and take pictures of slides with their phones. I want to know which slides they are. For all of our sessions.” I was sitting with a new client, the chief marketing officer of…
Every so often a live televised event has a production screw up so flagrant it becomes Exhibit A when telling skeptical bosses or clients, “See?…
In this week’s Tech Thursday, Michael Granek, President & COO of ELI, and Kevin from Clark’s AV answer the question “What is a camera riser?”. Kevin shares what the difference is between a regular riser or stage deck vs. a camera riser, and why you need one when having a camera at your event.
In this week’s Tech Thursday, Michael Granek, President & COO of ELI, and Kevin from Clark’s AV answer the question “what is a snake?”. Kevin shares what snakes are used for, the cost benefits of using snakes, and more.
The Event Leadership Institute and Clark’s AV have teamed up to bring you Tech Thursdays, short, micro-lessons about AV equipment and event technology. In this week’s video, ELI’s President & COO, Michael Granek, and Kevin Rowe from Clark’s AV answer the question “What are lumens?”
One of the latest technologies that you’ll start to see more of over the next few years is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). You may have even heard of this type of tech before, but maybe you’re not quite sure what to do with it. To help you decide if RFID technology is right for your next event, we’re going to dive into what exactly Radio Frequency Identification is, what problems it solve, and additional benefits it can provide.
Communication is key to establishing a life-long donor. For fundraising events, it is so much more than generating one-night revenue (although that is important). The data we can collect before and during an event can translate into a much larger campaign that drives greater value.
Today’s event marketers are tech savvy and data driven. They understand the importance of engaging attendees long before and after the event itself. Delivering personalized experiences isn’t a “nice to have” anymore. Customers expect seamless experiences, interactions and personalization.
You’re excitedly planning your next event, and your proposal for event tech and audio visual (AV) just came in. You hastily grab the document and begin scanning. Without really knowing what you’re looking at, you say, “looks good to me!”, negotiate a little bit, and then…
Lighting is an essential part of every meeting or event, helping to craft the perfect atmosphere and experience. Discover three must-have tips for lighting success in this week’s featured video.
How do you know if you’re getting everything that you need for your event, or maybe more than you actually need? Simple… You just need to…
Brandt Krueger, meeting & event technology consultant, and ELI instructor, shares strategic insight from the field on how to negotiate your next AV contract.
If I asked 1,000 event professionals to give me the name of the upright piece of furniture with the slanted top that a speaker stands behind to deliver her speech, the vast majority of you would say “Podium.” And you’d be wrong. But really…
Two major, and very public, teleprompter gaffs were made in 2014 before we could even get to February. The first immediately went viral, as director Michael Bay walked off the stage at a keynote for Samsung at…
In the process of preparing the lessons for my upcoming 5 week online course, Technical Meeting & Event Production, I thought about the most common mistakes I’ve seen meeting and event planners make when it comes to ordering AV…
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