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No More Bad events podcast has launched!

No More Bad Events, is a podcast that event organizers will find insightful, funny, and downright useful. Executing great events is complicated, stressful, and hard, so don’t miss this great free resource for meeting professionals, no matter your experience level or the number of events you’ve planned.

Our podcast host, Scott Bloom, interviews some of the top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like On each episode, host Scott Bloom interviews top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like Michael Cerbelli, Sherri Wiseman, Erica Spoor, Danene Dustin, Michael Dominguez, and Daileah El Grazzar join Scott for can’t-miss episodes.

What can you expect? Each episode provides key insights to ensure your next event is met with rave reviews and resounding success:

  • An inside look into the world of flawless event execution, from locking in tech vendors to booking high-impact speakers to ensuring the cocktail hour goes off without a hitch
  • Proven event planning strategies, inside secrets, non-traditional approaches, and must-have tactics as shared by legendary event organizers and contributors
  • Unique and compelling stories from the most captivating personalities in the meetings game

Check out our first episode here, and subscribe to No More Bad Events on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

The Newly Designed Profile Manager Helps You Maximize Your Online Profile, Improving Exposure and ROI.

We’re excited to announce the 2022 My Profile update, which features a fresh new look that’s 100% mobile-friendly. Why? Because we want it to be as easy as possible for you to maximize your exposure through directory marketing.

This update focuses on increasing your eSEO score and helping event organizers find you through new and refreshed profile content that matters to them.

We’re proud of the new update to My Profile, and we think that you’ll love it! To see your new eSpeakers profile editor in action, log in below and click MY PROFILE from the left-hand menu to update your profile.

Here at eSpeakers, we’ve long believed that if we can put you in front of more of your perfect audiences, you can help them change and improve. Our focus this year is to help event organizers find you through our software tools. This My Profile update is the first of many improvements you’ll see over the next year.

Update your profile now!

News for speakers from IMEX 2021

We’re writing this as we wrap up a visit to the IMEX 2021 event in Las Vegas. If you’re not familiar with IMEX, it’s one of the largest conferences in the meetings industry. They call themselves “The heartbeat of the global business events community.” The attendees are primarily meeting planners and event organizers: the people who hire you. This year, there were 12,389 total participants from 150 countries.

We’ve been coming to IMEX for many years because we learn things about the meetings industry that we use to guide our own ship and that we use to help our friends who are speakers/trainers/coaches.

We took some notes on a few things we learned here that we think you’ll find helpful in making intentional plans for growing your business in 2022-23

A Guide to Booking Motivational Keynote Speakers

Whether you’re still hosting virtual corporate events or getting ready for in-person gatherings again, booking the right speaker is a vital part of the event planning process.

But how do you begin to choose the right speaker for your event? In the United States alone, there are 40,000 public speakers––and the industry is expected to grow by 4.1% every year until 2025. 

Work Life Balance Speakers To Help Your Employee Love Life Again

As the world becomes increasingly connected, and the options for employees to work from home continue to increase, it gets harder and harder for people to maintain a comfortable work life balance. This is not because employers are encouraging that more work be completed over longer hours, simply, the shift has happened on its own due to the accessibility of information and communication.

GigOS is the integration between eSpeakers EventCX and SpeakerFlow CRM.

We’ve been cooking up something BIG with the team over at SpeakerFlow. And after over a year of development, we’re excited to introduce GigOS.

It combines everything you need to run your speaking business in one place: custom CRM for speakers, EventCX specialized calendaring and automation platform, marketing exposure through the eSpeakers directory network, access to eSpeakers Lead Center, and 40+ other tools to run your business end-to-end. And they’re all integrated!

If you’re a professional who presents to or teaches remote audiences over a live video meeting tool like Zoom or GoToMeeting, this course is for you.

Nothing kills a presenter’s credibility, frustrates attendees, and buries the message faster than a presenter who is hard to see, hard to hear, or who is struggling with basic technology.

This course will help you avoid all of those issues. If you implement the practical guidance in this course, your content and presentation skills will be able to shine through the screen and impact everyone in your virtual meeting. This course includes about 2 hours of materials, and then you’ll be prepared to schedule your assessment to get the Certified Virtual Presenter — or CVP — badge. Follow this link to get started https://zcu.io/g84u or go to www.vpi.institute.

Choosing the Best Virtual Event Software

Events have quickly taken themselves online as 2020 has brought on serious limitations when it comes to in-person gatherings. We all had to make these adjustments with little warning, which means that a lot of us went for the first virtual event software we could find.

Now that we’re a bit more settled in and better adjusted to this virtual world, we can take the time to evaluate software choices. Choosing the best virtual event software is a common problem many event planners have today.