Oct 10 2019
Encore's Editorial Team

When we first become meeting planners, we quickly realize that there’s a whole new world of terminology to familiarize ourselves with. From contract language and event orders to taxes and food and beverage minimums, the knowledge we have to accumulate – at a fast pace, and on the job – is simply overwhelming. Today, I’m …

Plan Your Meetings with a Purpose

Sep 3 2019
Encore's Editorial Team
As a meeting planner, do you ask yourself if attendees leave your events happier and more productive than when they arrived?  All too often, the business-side of a meeting becomes so focused on cost-savings and ROI that the human element is forgotten. Attendee engagement, problem-solving, and behavior-changing goals get pushed aside for these “results-based” aspects.    It’s time to reignite that conversation and think about creating meaningful, lasting experiences for attendees. We ...

Driving Industry Collaboration for the Greater Good

Aug 27 2019
Encore's Editorial Team
As the pandemic spread throughout the world, it became clear that the events industry was about to turn upside down. While no one expected it to last this long, leaders in our industry have been hard at work to ensure that when events return, planners and their organizations have tools to make decisions, and attendees ...

How to Leverage In-House AV

Aug 15 2019
Encore's Editorial Team
As a meeting planner, we’re faced with tough choices every day. From selecting venues to coordinating stakeholder travel, the details are endless. Selecting an AV provider might be one of the biggest – and toughest – choices to make. The decision to stay in-house or to go with an outside vendor is a constant conundrum. With such fierce ...

Despite Technology, Face to Face Meetings Still Prevail

Jul 25 2019
Encore's Editorial Team
Advancements in technology have certainly made our lives easier in many ways, including how we choose to meet. Thanks to videoconferencing solutions like Skype, Zoom, WebEx (among others), employees across the globe are able to connect without even having to take a step. But despite the convenience of virtual substitutes, in-person events are still the ...

Improve the Mood with Color

Jul 11 2019
Encore's Editorial Team
It’s the same reason you go through multiple swatches before painting a room: colors impact how we feel. Planning the look of an event is no different.   Making informed and careful decisions about design before the meeting even starts is crucial to support attendee well-being and high performance – and a lot of that is anchored to something as simple as the color palette you ...

Is VR Dead in the Meetings Industry?

Jun 20 2019
Encore's Editorial Team
In 2012, VR first grabbed the attention of the world with Oculus Rift’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The almost 2.5 million dollars raised proved it was easy to see the potential of a technology capable of transporting users to another perceived environment. This rings especially true for the meetings and events industry. From the initial event ...