Like you, we're experiencing a bit of shift in our daily routine in response to the current reality. And that's ok! The global MICE industry is all in this together and will come out stronger than ever before. As your routine shifts, you might be thinking about how to best utilize your time and be proactive. We've put together a list of resources for event professionals so you can continue to learn, grow, and stay connected to our industry as well all ride this out together.
Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day
In lieu of face-to-face meetings and events, here are three industry-wide opportunities to join forces with MMBC and the broader meetings industry on April 14, 2020:
Participate in the 12-hour broadcast, “GMID Virtual,” hosted by Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Join a first-of-its-kind 90-minute webcast, “GMID Goes Virtual,” and help break the world record for the largest virtual meeting in history.
Commit to taking action in your community and tell them about it at meetingsmeanbusiness.com/commit2community.
Cvent is committed to you during these challenging times. They're offering free Cvent Certifications to all event and hospitality industry professionals who could benefit from the opportunity to get certified. Click here to learn more and use the discount code LEVELUP2020 to access training and get certified online to elevate your skills. Expires May 31st, 2020.
Attend Free Webinars
Sip with SITE Texas Friday, April 10, 2020 at 4 p.m. CT Add to Calendar: Apple, Google, Outlook
Storytelling in Crisis: The Three Stories Leaders Should Tell Now Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. CT
SITE Texas Webinar Save the Date: Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12 p.m. CT (More Details to Come)
The Evolution of the Association Strategy and Business Model Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2 p.m. CT
Be sure to check out a great list of events compiled by Sheila Tuitele: Hospitality, Tourism, & Meetings Industry Virtual Webinars & Events.
Learn How to Present Virtually
As an industry, we were early adopters of communications technology and most of us know our way around Zoom, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts etc. However, on-line comms tools tended to be reserved for functional communication, rarely for social comms and, almost never, for important presentations. In this “all’s changed, changed utterly” age of Covid-19 we must now rely on virtual for those crucial, critical business pitches. To help, Jason Thomson, one of the most highly-rated speakers at SITE Global Conference in Vancouver, has prepared this useful ebook and has made it available free of charge to SITE members. Click here to download the free ebook.
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