May 2015 Event Industry Blog Roundup

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May 2015 Event Industry Blog Roundup

Are you about to board your first flight to check out a venue?

Maybe you’re even afraid of flying!?

Perhaps you’re a newly minted event professional that wants to prepare for the challenges ahead in your career?

Or are you looking for a way to boost your productivity?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, read this round up of the best blog posts in the events industry from May. We’ve got the answers!

8 Quick and Easy Air Travel Apps for Road Warriors

You’re a tough road warrior – very much used to the train departure times you have to meet, keeping an eye on traffic forecasts, and able to endure ridiculously long rides.

That said, you may need to travel by air – and this is very different from the mode of transportation you’re used to.

Worry not!

This post from MeetingsNet shows you apps to guide you and keep your air travel as smooth as possible: from apps to book your tickets, check on flight delays, to apps that provide you with detailed maps and more.

Will Periscope And Meerkat Sabotage Corporate Events?

Periscope and Meerkat caught a lot of attention during the recent Mayweather-Pacquiao match (here are 5 biz lessons from the ring) – and maybe not for the right reasons.

Piracy accusations flew after the bout was illegally streamed via the live stream apps.

And this begs the questions: will apps like Periscope and Meerkat sabotage corporate events – stealing money from event organizers and their clients?

Traci Browne from Cvent’s blog doesn’t think so. Read on and find out why.

Top 10 Skills Every Event Planner Needs to Succeed

An event planner dons many hats: a social media marketer for events, a highly-connected PR guy that contacts suppliers and vendors, an inspector that looks at venues…it goes on!

Succeeding at event planning requires many skills. Being resourceful and having the grit to see your plans come to fruition are two – but the profession requires so much more.

Read this article post on EventSage – learn the skills you need to get to the top of the event planning game and see if you have what it takes.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

Not having the experience and knowledge for smooth air travel is troublesome enough, but being riddled with the irrational fear of flying makes things even worse!

But do not worry, this post on MeetingsNet will introduce you a definitive guide that will help you overcome your fear of flying.

Tim Benjamin’s Fear Of Flying School will show you how to get rid of those shaking legs and the sweat-inducing fear you experience each time you step on a plane.

How to Handle 6 Common Pressures of Being #Eventprofs

Knowing what an event professional should do is one step to taking your career to the next level. However, it’s just as important to prepare you for the pressures that you will face.

The events industry may seem to be all about being glamorous and fabulous, but it’s not.

There are difficult clients to pacify, short lead times and tight budgets to work with, time-consuming RFP process to go through and more.

Learn about the pressures and challenges you have to overcome in your career as an event professional – and equip yourself to come out on top!

How To Hack Deadlines For Better Work

Deadlines are not the most pleasant dates to look at.

When a project is due in a couple of hours and significant work still needs to be done, fear, panic, and frustration set in.

But things don’t have to be that way! Learn how you can hack deadlines and turn these otherwise not-so-pleasant dates in your calendar to a superpower that will help you boost your productivity by a ton!

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