Part 2: Ten Industrial-Strength Awesome Trends Poised To Disrupt Your Conference Education

Awesome bySamHowzit

More powerful than your current offerings. More effective than your current industrial-strength-stupid monologues and ineffective-panel-methods. These trends are poised to give you the upper hand and differentiate you from your competitors or send your conference committee suggestions into a downward spiral that will take years to recover from. Take heed. These trends will be knocking on your conference door whether you realize it or not. The Next Five Industrial-Strength Education … [Read more...]

Ten Industrial-Strength Awesome Trends Poised To Disrupt Your Conference Education Part 1

Industrialstrength by JermeyBrooks

They are unusually strong and potent. They are more durable than your current conference education strategies. And they are highly-concentrated ready to improve your attendees' learning ROI. That is assuming that you are open to understanding, adopting and applying them. The choice is yours. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is convincing your superiors and your conference volunteer team that now is the time to invest in them. The First Five Industrial-Strength Education … [Read more...]

Five Super Effervescent Sparkling Fresh Conference Education Ideas

WaterLemon by Darlo

As a conference organizer, do you replicate last year's conference schedule and experience and just change the filling? Or do you mix it up? Constantly looking for new ways to freshen up the attendee's conference experience. The best conference organizers proactively seek fresh, new ideas to implement at their next annual meeting. They work hard at coming up with the next big idea. They are willing to make at least 25% of their annual meeting a new experience for everyone. Changing The … [Read more...]

Your Conference Is Offering Learning Scrap That Is Not Even Worth Recycling

ScrapMetalMountain by Ard Hesselink

Your conference and association value proposition is under attack! Education and networking are two benefits of conference attendance and association membership. Yet, education is being disrupted in major ways. When employees spend too much time in education offerings that do not translate into increased performance and productivity, it is learning scrap. It’s wasted information, knowledge and education that is not applied back on the job. And it’s not even worth recycling and sharing with … [Read more...]

We Are Drawn To Effortless Education Which Results In Temporary, Fleeting Illusions Of Grandeur

7 Faces Optical Illusion - by RevXanatosSatanicos

There are no shortcuts to learning. Yet, we believe there are. We rush to see the top 20 tips in 60 minutes. Or the six best pointers an expert has learned from their own success. Our brains love lists. And our brains will take the easy route to alleged learning anytime. The Illusion Of Knowing If you are a speaker or conference organizer, consider the following: Creating sessions that provide a list of tips and tricks does not lead to authentic learning. It leads to the illusion of … [Read more...]

Speakers: Covering Content Actually Obscures Understanding

Dress wrist shot by Guy Sle

Education is one way to improve ourselves personally and professionally. Whenever we find ourselves lacking knowledge, understanding or skills for a specific job task, we take a class. Or attend a conference. Or participate in a webinar. Or read a book. Sounds really simple. Right? Well, it’s not. The challenge with most education is our belief that learning something we don’t know requires an expert (the speaker) or another means (books, online, computers). The Watch Analogy Note: I … [Read more...]

Your Conference Needs To Offer Transformational Learning Not Informational Learning

Transform by Durakovich

Which word describes the type of conference education sessions you prefer to attend? Pick one. Informed or transformed? The Best Learning At Conferences For me, I want to be more than just informed. I can be informed by reading information online. I don’t need to travel to a conference to become informed. I prefer a conference experience that is transformational! It transforms my thinking, my perspective, my attitude, my actions and my habits. Those are the type of conference experiences … [Read more...]

You Must Recruit The Powerhouse Of Your Attendees’ Brains For Real Engagement

braincomputerinterface by ARS Electronica

Have you ever had a slap-your-forehead-duh-moment? Without realizing it, you have literally tapped, one of the most important regions of your brain: the prefrontal cortex (PFC). It’s the area directly behind your forehead. The PFC is a powerhouse region of your brain. It controls whether your attendees are engaged at your event. You need to know how to kick-start the PFC if you want your attendees to pay attention and be involved. And how to avoid shutting down your attendees’ PFC. The … [Read more...]