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#Expochat – Summertime Freedom for Trade Show Professionals

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No more pencils, no more books but still plenty of learning from #Expochat!

 

Summer evokes a sense of freedom, an opportunity to don a sunny outlook, go out and get inspired. It’s the season for brightly colored popsicles and spontaneous kickball games in the cul-de-sac.

 

On this week's #Expochat, join guest Moderator Dana Freker Doody from The Expo Group as she helps us step out of trade show professional mode and into creative person mode.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions:

 

  1. Where do you feel most inspired and why?
  2. How can or do you recreate that feeling for yourself?
  3. What is the most inspiring event, show, meeting or festival you’ve attended in the past couple years?
  4. What do you read to get inspired? Enter book, blog and article recommendations now!
  5. What do you listen to that makes you more creative or successful? Any podcasts or videos to recommend?
  6. What event objectives might a summertime attitude help advance at your org/event/show?
  7. How can we bring the freedom of summer to our trade shows and events?

 

When: May 30, 1-2 p.m. ET

Where: Use hashtag #Expochat and any Twitter chat tool! (Tweetchat, for example)

NEW: Come to the chat with questions about anything trade show-related. We will use our community to address your issues or maybe even hook you up with some help.

What is #EXPOCHAT?

Expochat is a Twitter-based conversation on topics related to the trade show industry. It takes place most Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (new time slot) and tackles a single topic each week - a recurring pain point, innovative ideas, evolution of the industry, best practices, and what works. Expochat is alternately moderated by four industry thought leaders: Stephanie Selesnick (International Trade Information, Inc.), Terence Donnelly (Experient), Michelle Bruno (Bruno Group Signature Services) and Michael Doane (CadmiumCD).

Expochat has been reformatted from previous years. The discussion (new format) will last a very fast-paced 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes during which participants may ask questions of the group on any topic. To participate, sign up on Twitter.com and follow the #Expochat hashtag at the appointed time. Questions will be identified as Q1, Q2, etc. Responses from participants should be written as A1, A2, etc. Tools like Tweetchat.io and others can make it easier to participate. Ideas are welcome on Expochat but commercialism is not.

Trade Show News Network, the leading online exhibition industry news resource, sponsors the chat, and topics are listed in advance on TSNN.com. Reminders will be tweeted out prior to each week's discussion, but if you miss a chat, Storify transcripts will be available on TSNN after each chat. We gladly accept requests for topics at expochat@tsnn.com. Guest moderators are also welcome. #Expochat, now in its fourth year, works because the community supports it. Join us for the best live conversations about the industry that signs your paycheck. Rants welcome!

Missed #Expochat? No Problem!

Check out our past chats:

May 23 – It’s All About #ExhibitionsDay on June 6! – https://wakelet.com/wake/af1ce614-9873-4904-8e0f-ceb4353aaa40

May 16 – Giving Buyers What They Want – https://wakelet.com/wake/d4ba7e00-70bb-4e64-8449-d9b6b430ec20

May 9 – What Would a Standalone Event Technology Trade Show for Exhibition Organizers Look Like? – https://wakelet.com/wake/29c11d7d-bb96-4c57-86fb-ffaf1d710191

May 2 – Integrating Influencer Marketing into Event Strategies – https://wakelet.com/wake/d9924543-b400-45ba-8678-15bde9b1867a

April 25 – Re-Hashing ASAE’s XDP Conference, Co-Creation and Experience Design for Events and Trade Shows - https://wakelet.com/wake/b978a04d-28c0-418d-a0e5-9cb79bd3d6f7

April 18 – Are You Engaging In Sustainable Event Management? - https://wakelet.com/wake/6d155456-863e-434f-9e81-fd214a8096e1

April 11 – How the Consumer Experience Is Changing the Expectation of Trade Shows – http://wke.lt/w/s/rj5h2

 

April 4 – The Impressive Gen Z and What It Means for Events – https://wakelet.com/wake/8626fdfe-555b-4206-8571-3f1b1b1294a6

 

March 28 – Maximizing Operational Logistics – https://wakelet.com/wake/c3b1f286-0802-42c2-9b66-9f85b8d215c5

 

March 21 – Putting an End to Manels– http://wke.lt/w/s/aH5Oo

 

March 7 – The Evolving Art of Collecting Data Before, During and Post Event – https://wakelet.com/wake/1ddbce48-75cc-4b3d-963b-c004a7240273

 

Feb. 28 – Developing the Sponsor/Planner Relationship: https://wakelet.com/wake/3178d685-1b1e-486e-9d02-6a5e9ba6a595

 

Feb. 21 – Revisiting Social Networks – https://storify.com/michellebruno/revisiting-social-networks

 

Feb. 14 – What’s Old Is New Again – Or Is It? – http://wke.lt/w/s/p3oXo 

 

Feb. 7 – To Exhibit or Not to Exhibit…That is the Question! – https://wakelet.com/wake/385f1a2d-df6a-44fc-9c3a-d9716c5d1b45

 

Jan. 31 – Understanding & Addressing GDPR – https://wakelet.com/wake/341f939c-2112-44c2-8b13-5d76817400bd

 

Jan. 24 – How to Take Advantage of Digital Data and Analytics – https://storify.com/michellebruno/how-to-take-advantage-of-digital-data-and-analytic

 

Jan. 17 – Remedies for the Exhibition Industry’s #MeToo Moments – https://storify.com/michellebruno/remedies-for-the-exhibition-industry-s-meetoo-mome

 

Jan. 10 – #CES2018 and Its Impact on Trade Shows – http://wke.lt/w/s/jPD4h 

 

Jan. 3 – 2018 Predictions & Resolutions for the Exhibitions Industry – https://wakelet.com/wake/3d1ac86b-a168-4769-ae4b-71e3a5cea45d

 

Dec. 13, 2017 – Crowdsourcing the Best and/or Worst of Expos & Events in 2017 – http://wke.lt/w/s/a5JaF 

 

Dec. 6, 2017 – The Pros and Cons of Using Technology at Events – https://wakelet.com/wake/1654a575-8561-41f8-a747-e985a007f7f0

 

Nov. 15, 2017 – Non-Traditional Methods and Strategies for Attendee Growth – https://wakelet.com/wake/8fb39d36-0258-4e1c-aa48-ff75e33a14da

 

Nov. 8, 2017 – Free Advice for Trade Show Professionals: What to Keep, Start and Stop! – https://storify.com/theexpogroup/free-advice-for-trade-show-professionals-what-to-k#publicize

 

Nov. 1, 2017 – What Could/Should Machines Do in the Trade Show Environment? – https://storify.com/michellebruno/what-could-shouldmachines-do-in-the-trade-show-env

 

Oct. 25, 2017 – Current Political Attitudes and Their Impact on U.S. Exhibitions – http://wke.lt/w/s/iKilt 

 

Oct. 18, 2017 – Leadership, Diversity and Career Goals – https://wakelet.com/wake/daacf757-ffa8-4acb-b663-47e74fab2a8b

 

Oct. 11, 2017 – Experience Design: Is Your Trade Show Ready? – https://wakelet.com/wake/756677f3-6b73-4d64-9092-bf69d9ac0c5f

 

Oct. 4, 2017 – Digital Transformation in the Global Exhibition Industry – https://storify.com/michellebruno/digital-transformation-in-the-global-exhibition-in

 

Sept. 27, 2017 – Disruption in the Event Industry – https://storify.com/michellebruno/disruption-in-the-event-industry

 

Sept. 20, 2017 – What’s on Tap for IAEE’s Expo! Expo! in San Antonio? – https://wakelet.com/wake/dc17e331-d5b2-4afe-bbc4-f7f0181f52b6

 

Sept. 13, 2017 – Hosted Buyer Events – http://wke.lt/w/s/GrvKt 

 

Sept. 6, 2017 – Disaster Preparedness and Recovery – https://wakelet.com/wake/7897c53e-d33d-4bc8-9ba7-1ec5bfdc7287

 

July 26, 2017 – Growing Engagement & Partnership Strength Through Technology APIs – https://wakelet.com/wake/882c3cef-1b98-40ef-9e39-a70c43656a4d

 

July 19, 2017 – Taking advantage of O2O – Online to Offline – http://wke.lt/w/s/NTW9j 

 

June 28, 2017 – Exhibition Re-Design…Are You Ready? – https://wakelet.com/wake/908907a2-5bcb-4d02-92f0-00b60477b861

 

June 7, 2017 – #Exhibitions Day and #GED17 – Celebrating Trade Shows! – http://wke.lt/w/s/94umI 

 

May 31, 2017 – Taking Risks With New Event Formats – https://wakelet.com/wake/5e42c7f0-abf9-48a7-8c54-0249b22f5962

 

May 17, 2017 – Transportation and Logistics at a Trade Show –https://wakelet.com/wake/952cb95a-e783-4b59-9daf-806d21158535

 

April 26, 2017 – Tricks of Attendee Acquisition for Events – https://wakelet.com/wake/210a903e-858a-490a-820e-8ab3ee3b6a25

 

April 19, 2017 – Creating Education that Excites – https://wakelet.com/wake/7b8d2f5e-9b01-42ff-9a9e-3ee3692ffd58

 

April 12, 2017 – Is Your Event Technology Secure? – https://storify.com/michellebruno/is-your-event-technology-secure

 

April 5, 2017 – Is the Old Conference/Educational Session Model Dead? – http://wke.lt/w/s/c2q7X 

 

March 28, 2017 – How Attendee “Personas” Impact Trade Shows & Events – https://wakelet.com/wake/210a903e-858a-490a-820e-8ab3ee3b6a25

 

March 22, 2017 - Trends In Exhibition Sponsorships – https://wakelet.com/wake/aeba5085-9ef6-475b-b51a-df21a3069124

 

March 8, 2017 - Taking Your Brand Overseas – http://wke.lt/w/s/eKEZD

 

March 1, 2017 - Trade Shows and the Gig Economy – https://storify.com/michellebruno/trade-shows-and-the-gig-economy

 

Feb. 22, 2017 - Bringing Up Baby: How to Prepare the Next Trade Show Industry Workforce – https://storify.com/michellebruno/bringing-up-baby

 

Feb. 15, 2017 - How "Green" is the Trade Show Industry, Really? – https://wakelet.com/wake/217dd9c7-f303-4857-adef-95515cde83fa

 

Feb. 8, 2017 – Are You Leaning In? – https://storify.com/michellebruno/are-women-in-tradeshows-leaning-in

 

Feb 1, 2017 - The Impact of Travel Bans – http://wke.lt/w/s/ISFni

 

Jan. 25, 2017 – How Are Shows ‘Giving Back?’ – https://wakelet.com/wake/9d117957-ebe3-4bd9-9079-900116e5c07c

 

Jan. 18, 2017 – Using Hackathons to Re-Invent & Grow Your Trade Show – https://wakelet.com/wake/a5b35cc9-7725-4351-8bb2-683bf9c1b928

 

Jan. 11, 2017 – Review of #CES2017 & What Expos Can Learn from It – http://wke.lt/w/s/bWDtx

 

Jan. 4, 2017 – New Year’s (Event Technology) Resolutions – https://storify.com/michellebruno/new-year-s-event-technology-resolutions

 

Nov. 30, 2016 – Is the Trade Show Industry Ready for Artificial Intelligence? – https://storify.com/michellebruno/s-the-trade-show-industry-ready-for-artificial-int

 

Nov. 9, 2016 – What Makes a Good Leader in Today’s Environment? - https://wakelet.com/wake/f110f894-f4b1-4e3c-8434-2a43ea28c689

 

Nov. 2, 2016 – TSNN Awards: Education, Inspiration, Celebration – https://storify.com/theexpogroup/expochat-from-nov-2-2016

 

Oct. 26, 2016 – “Matchmaking: Can Technology Bring Exhibitors More/Better Matches and Leads?” - https://storify.com/michellebruno/matchmaking-can-technology-bring-exhibitors-more-b

 

Oct. 12, 2016 – All There Is to Know About IAEE's Expo! Expo! – https://wakelet.com/wake/c930bffb-56ba-426e-9359-9c84533f365b

 

Oct. 5, 2016 – How Can You Build Community on the Show floor? – https://storify.com/theexpogroup/community-spaces

 

Sept. 28, 2016 – How Can We Increase International Attendance at Our Shows? – http://wke.lt/w/s/ulpP0  

 

Sept. 22, 2016 – Does Gamification Work for B2B Trade Shows? – https://storify.com/michellebruno/does-gamification-work-for-b2b-trade-shows

 

June 8, 2016 – De-Bunking Myths of Attracting Millennials – https://wakelet.com/wake/9db167c2-3229-469d-8bc9-6d00b44d735e

 

June 1, 2016 – #GED16 – Global Exhibitions day with UFI MD Kai Hattendorf – http://wke.lt/w/s/7TRMc 

 

May 11, 2016 – Exhibitions Day June 8th! It’s Up to ALL of Us! – https://wakelet.com/wake/69e59948-cd46-4797-abff-7baa0978a44a

 

May 4, 2016 – The Sharing Economy & Impact on Exhibitions – http://wke.lt/w/s/GRRFc 

 

April 13, 2016 – Focus on IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) – http://wke.lt/w/s/503gA 

 

March 30, 2016 – Overcoming the Arduous Tasks of Exhibiting –https://wakelet.com/wake/e467e36b-d94f-4278-98d5-6aaf6e83c90a

 

March 2, 2016 – Networking on the Trade Show Floor – https://wakelet.com/wake/18aad541-d3c4-4234-ae8b-71a9fc576e00

 

Feb. 17, 2016 – The Pros & Cons of Co-Locating B2B and B2C Trade Shows – https://wakelet.com/wake/2fc049cd-20cc-46de-ac8d-c13e8e2fb436

 

Jan. 27, 2016 – Health & Wellness for Trade Shows & Events – https://wakelet.com/wake/1f34a173-5ab1-4f25-b9c3-f2e9d560b7b2

 

Jan 13, 2016 – Content Marketing – Not the Same old, Same Old – http://wke.lt/w/s/9IryZ

 

Dec. 16, 2015 – Understanding Supplier Relationships – https://wakelet.com/wake/9e179c86-b345-46ec-8b6e-d3070f92fc66

 

Oct 28, 2015 – Attendee Marketing – https://wakelet.com/wake/a18cb276-c9bb-480a-974e-a50719226e4a

 

Oct. 21, 2015 – Trends In Exhibitor Sales & Sponsorships – https://wakelet.com/wake/a83f4980-8966-4111-89fd-7a95119bf368

 

Oct. 7, 2015 – Collecting Attendee Data: How Much Is Too Much? – https://wakelet.com/wake/386b37e2-f82e-43fb-96f9-328143c00bc6

 

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