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The Conference Name Badge

As a fan of unique and different ways of doing things, I've never been comfortable with a conference name badge. It's a hard one to innovate/disrupt, don't you think? In my creative thinking workshops I will often have blank name badges on the tables at the start of...

#pesa14 Internet Conference, Gold Coast : Review

It is a VERY good day when I'm engaged to speak or produce social media at an event which centres around my interest areas! The PESA Internet Conference for Online Retailers is one such event. Run by my very good and long-time mate Phil Leahy, it started out as the...

How to run Expert Round-Table sessions for events

When organising events, it can be challenging to come up with different ways to provide content to the delegates. One particularly effective scenario is to set up round-tables as a 'breakout' option at some stage during your event. This consists of an expert hosting...

Tips for the budding MC (emcee)

Since 1996 I've been a professional conference speaker and MC. Most speakers arrive at the event an hour or so before their speech then leave quite quickly afterwards. I have always found it imperative to attend as much of the event as possible before my talk, so I...

Audio guided brainstorm

Need ideas quickly? You can use this audio piece I created ... it is a guided brainstorm. Let me know how you go!

Fancy some Koinonia?

Koinonia (Greek) means ‘spirit of fellowship‘. Einstein and his colleagues spent years freely corresponding and brainstorming with each other. They exchanged and dialogued about ideas. They did this without trying to change the other’s mind and without argument. They...

Event review :: Alzheimer’s Australia Blog Trivia Tournament

The event : Alzheimer’s Australia Blog Trivia Tournament ‘To celebrate International Brain Awareness Week. Give your brain a workout by taking on the best bloggers in town.’ Background: Everyone knows I hate trivia nights. I say ‘everyone knows’ because I haven’t been...