How to Host a Marketing Conference That Doesn’t Tank

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I travel a lot, either to present at conferences or to facilitate workshops. The difference between hosting a memorable, worthwhile marketing conference and an expensive waste of time lies in the planning. This seems so simple, and yet so many conferences start late.

55

Four new effective presentation techniques you can use right now

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I recently had the opportunity to observe some great speakers — Mitch Joel , Tom Webster and Laura Fitton and I learned a few things that I am incorporating into my keynote presentation style. Tom Webster did something I had never seen before in a presentation and it was very effective.

92

Trending Sources

10 Fun and Interesting Presentation Ideas

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

At some point in every business person’s life, you will have to give a presentation and if you’re like me, it can still be an anxious experience. Sometimes that’s OK, but images can also help you create a more fun and interesting presentation.

115

How to Create an Engaging and Effective Presentation

Act-On

I used to think presentation decks were an afterthought. Here are some lessons I’ve learned (somewhat painfully) about putting together clear and effective presentations. Start there and work backwards to create your presentation. Tell ‘em – this is the meat of the presentation.

59

Stop presenting- Start engaging!

Kaon

Here is an “inconvenient truth” that all sales and marketing professionals need to understand immediately: No-one wants to sit through a presentation on your products and services. No more sales presentations – these have gone the way of the printed brochure.

47

MarTech Conference: Chief Marketing Technology Officers Come Out and Play

Customer Experience Matrix

I got home late last night from the inaugural two-day MarTech conference in Boston, which was simply terrific. I guess I should note that I also presented and contributed a few thoughts on the agenda, but credit for the success goes elsewhere.)

64

Presenting a Webinar? Build an Emotional Connection with Your Audience

Act-On

The success of the webinar is largely contingent on how articulate and trustworthy the presenter is, and how well the presentation addresses genuine audience concerns. Caution: Don’t choose subject matter that your organization, or the presenter, is not extremely familiar with.

92

What If Your Conference “Presentation” Should Actually Just Be a Story?

SnapApp

I just spent a great few days at the Uberflip Experience, the first-ever marketing conference hosted by Uberflip in Toronto. The setup of the conference was simple: two days of excellent speaking sessions, punctuated by networking breaks and afterparties. Whoo-wee!

29

Hubspot Inbound Conference Recap 2 of 9

Kaon

More in depth information about her presentation can be found here from the event. The Neuroscience of Memorable Content, by Dr. Carmen Simon from Rexi Media.

72

Five insanely simple ideas to make your next presentation sizzle

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Creating effective PowerPoint presentations is a skill that is rarely ever taught, but somehow we’re all expected to create dazzling presentations. The idea of what a presentation “is” is being reinvented over and over again as new technologies emerge.

107

How to Make Your Presentations Wow Like a TED Talk

Modern Marketing

So, how do you capture a little of that magical quality when creating your own presentations? For more on effective slides check out How to Create a Captivating Presentation. No one ever says what that means, which is unhelpful when you’re developing a presentation for an organization, a conference, or committee that you need to persuade. Content Marketing b2b marketing Event Marketing marketing events marketing presentations Steve Farnsworth TED Talks TEDx

80

How TED Talks Can Help You Create Better Client Presentations

KoMarketing Associates

One of the challenges of client presentations is they are often given over the phone or through a web conferencing system. I spend time watching videos of other people speaking, reviewing Slideshare presentations, and of course reading books.

91

5 Predictions From The World’s Most Intense Marketing Conference

Contently

“I have to admit I’m Twitter stalking you because I’m intrigued that this conference has you turned into a tween at a Harry Styles concert,” she wrote. Last night, a close friend who works in content marketing DMed me on Twitter. She was very concerned.

31

See You At The 2017 LIMRA Marketing Conference

distribion

We’re excited to be an exhibitor at the 2017 LIMRA Marketing Conference on May 31st. For a full agenda of the 2017 LIMRA Marketing Conference you can visit the official agenda page on the LIMRA’s website. Plane tickets booked? Check. Hotel rooms reserved?

28

Is Content Marketing Killing Your Customer Conference?

Act-On

I consistently hear from clients and colleagues how hard it now is to drive attendance to annual customer and user conferences. Many of us remember when customer conferences were all the rage in the early-to-mid 2000s. Customers hungered for the vital information and vendor connections conferences gave them—needs that weren’t met in other ways at that time. So vendors raced to launch inaugural annual conferences, despite the years it usually took to break even on them.

17

How to Own Your Next Presentation

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Maggie Jones Be honest: could you get through an entire presentation without saying “um”? And lastly, do you know the one thing you want your audience to take away from your presentation? With our own user conference fast approaching (only one week away!),

51

2017 Conference Preview: Discover, SMX, Pubcon & More!

KoMarketing Associates

The nice thing is, conference organizers also know this so they hold conferences in warm places like Arizona and Florida. As we kick off 2017, several KoMarketing team members will be getting out of the cold and making their way across the US to attend a number of conferences, including Digital Olympus , Discover Global Markets , HIMSS , Pubcon SFIMA and SMX West. Digital Olympus is a one-day, online digital marketing conference.

36

FlipMyFunnel Conference on Account-Based Marketing Comes to Austin on June 7

Customer Experience Matrix

As often happens with these presentations, putting together a coherent treatment of the topic forced me to think things through in a bit more detail than I had previously. The other thing that often happens with these presentations is I spend way too much time picking images for my slides.

76

CRM Evolution Conference: Mobile Really Does Change Everything About Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

I snuck down to Washington DC yesterday for a few hours at the CRM Evolution conference, where a critical mass of industry experts triggered a chain reaction of interesting thoughts. Despite these issues, several practitioners and vendors at the conference said they were using the approach and had found it more practical than moving all customer data into a central repository.

47

Hubspot Inbound Conference Recap 3 of 9

Kaon

“If you don’t understand the past and make changes in the present, the future is out of your control.” Measuring PR in the 21st Century: What Actually Works, by Christopher Penn SHIFT Communications.

56

MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

I spent last Tuesday and Wednesday at the MarTech Conference in San Francisco, where close to 1,000 marketing technologists heard sage advice, shared experiences, and otherwise frolicked with their peers. That said, the conference was still tremendously valuable, with a wide range of speakers covering the organizational, operational, and technical issues surrounding marketing technology management. The full list is available here on the MarTech Conference site.

59

20 Inspiring SlideShare Presentations Every Marketer Should See

Hubspot

Some SlideShare presentations are better than others. But the best SlideShare presentations represent all three. To help you kick your own SlideShare presentations up a notch, here are 20 awesome SlideShares to check out. Do you have any other favorite SlideShare presentations?

62

Hubspot Inbound Conference Recap 4 of 9

Kaon

The Relevance Imperative: B2B The Way It Should Be, Presented by Russell Glass from LinkedIn Marketing Solutions.

47

Keeping Up with KoMarketing: Fall 2015 Conference Preview

KoMarketing Associates

With September comes the first official day of fall and of course the wonderful things that come with fall, including apple picking, autumn leaves, sweaters, and of course…conferences!

63

Hubspot Inbound Conference 6 of 9

Kaon

Sales and Marketing Alignment- Don’t listen to the Marketing Consultants, presented by CMO of SmartBear, Bryan Semple.

44

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare]

Hubspot

It was Jobs’ unique presentation style -- which Apple fans referred to as a “Stevenote” -- that helped make this among the most awe-inspiring, memorable keynotes ever delivered. People who witness a Steve Jobs presentation for the first time describe it as an extraordinary experience.”.

62

How to Present a Compelling Argument When You're Not Naturally Persuasive

Hubspot

Whether you're pitching a new idea to a client or giving a presentation to your colleagues, these tips will help you take your case up a notch. Your audience isn't grading your presentation for logical validity. Start by sketching out a simple emotional map of your presentation.

43

PPC Hero Conference 2014 (Recap)

Fathom

This year’s PPC Hero conference lived up to its claim of being “more than just sessions and soundbites”. You can download her presentation here ). See our presentation here). Wednesday was a shorter day, featuring one-on-one sessions and group presentations.

25

Your 2017 Resource Guide to Digital Marketing Conferences

Act-On

You know what that means ‒ it’s almost conference season! Every year, in nearly every industry, businesses organize conferences that attract the best and brightest professionals. If you’ve had a chance to attend a conference you know that it can be a bit overwhelming, with many decisions to be made: Which sessions should I go to? In this guide we hope to dispel myths, share resources, and highlight a few helpful best practices so you can get the most out of conference season.

26

Why Your Presentations Are Putting People to Sleep

Hubspot

We use presentations every single day to tell stories, pitch ideas, share data, and even connect with our audience. But, there’s a small problem: 32% of people have fallen asleep during a PowerPoint presentation. Steve Jobs was known for being a presentation master.

44

The 12 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Conference

Hubspot

To all the conference-goers out there, I’d like to challenge you to think long and hard about one simple question: What’s your goal? To help you discover the which goal you should have at your next conference, I broke each out into specific personas below.

60

Marketri's President and Owner Presents at Rusk O'Brien Gido + Partners Growth and Ownership Strategies Conference

Marketri

DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania (November 12, 2012) – Marketri LLC, a full-service business-to-business (“B2B”) marketing consulting company, announced today that Debra Andrews, President and Owner, delivered a keynote presentation at Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners’ Growth and Ownership Strategies Conference on November 9, 2012 in Boca Raton, FL.

22

Fathom Presenting on Manufacturing Marketing at 2015 PMA Sales & Marketing Conference

Fathom

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) boasts that its Sales & Marketing Conference is the only one of its kind that is dedicated solely to this purpose. In fact, the 2014 conference had 100 sales and marketing professionals from the manufacturing industry in attendance. Opportunities for networking and learning manufacturing marketing tips from peers were abound last year—and this year’s conference promises more.

12

Hubspot Inbound Conference Recap 9 of 9

Kaon

Three long days of sessions and presentations bundled up in short descriptions. Here it is, the last post about my INBOUND 2015 experience. Hope you learned something from my series of posts. The Unified Business Model (The Future of Sales & Marketing) by Oliver Lopez from Structsales.

36

Check Out The 20 Best Slideshare Presentations of 2015

B2B Marketing Insider

And check out my list of the Best Marketing Conferences of 2016. The post Check Out The 20 Best Slideshare Presentations of 2015 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. It’s that time of the year again!

37

You Are What You Learn: The Best Marketing Conferences to End 2016

Vidyard

Go to awesome industry conferences! Now that Dreamforce 2016 is in full swing this week and some of the top industry conferences are behind us, don’t think you can just go home and take a nap until 2017. 404 Conference. Which conferences are you going to to end off the year?

46

14 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Conference

Hubspot

So you’re going to a conference. If you’re a conference-going expert, you probably have your own short list of tried-and-true tactics for making the most of a conference. (If Make sure to attend conference-wide events like keynote addresses.

48

How to create an amazing social media marketing workshop

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I have no idea of how many hundreds of hours I have been in front of companies, graduate students, and conferences delivering content to people all over the world but I’ve picked up a few best practices along the way.

94

Conference Attendees: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Hubspot

Go to a conference without having any goals. For a conference, you really just need a basic, high-level goal such as, “I’m here to learn,” or “I want to meet people” -- you don’t need to get into the nitty-gritty details.

46

Design Your Best Marketing Technology Stack and Plan the Transition: Sneak Peek at FlipMyFunnel Conference

Customer Experience Matrix

My own contribution will be a presentation on designing your marketing stack. I'll present a checklist for evaluating your stack design along those dimensions. -

43