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Ice breaker
9 Apr

5 QUICK ICE BREAKER ACTIVITIES

These are the first of a myriad of Ice Breakers that Solutions Group Events is sharing with you in a series of animated and real feel activities to include in your online events to  ‘life up’ your delegates’ screens at Hybrid and Virtual meetings.  They...

Solution Group Events | Event Management Sandton
8 Apr

RESUMING IN-PERSON EVENTS : ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

How can event design and session scheduling be altered to make my conference/event safer? The effort starts with event registration. “At our registration desks, each attendee’s ID is scanned without being handled, and then the attendee takes the badge and lanyard themselves, i.e. there is no...

Networking
19 Mar

OWN THE VIRTUAL ROOM IN YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION

Recently, I was one-third of the way through delivering a virtual, high-stakes client presentation when my screen went blank – that’s right - blank…  When I went to grab the document I had been sharing, it was gone. Stressed, I took a deep breath and asked...

Team Building
1 Mar

Team Building Benefits and Trends

Surprising Team Building Benefits for Your Team Most organisations choose team building to encourage collaboration and teamwork through engaging, fun and motivational activities. Teams build vital skills like communication, planning, problem-solving, and conflict resolution through a series of planned events that drive results. However, in this post,...

Networking
18 Jan

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO AVOIDING VIRTUAL EVENT DISASTERS

By now, you have likely heard some of the virtual event horror stories floating around the events industry. Live streams going down and no one knows what to do. Platforms crashing. Keynote presenters freezing up and botching their presentations. Speakers getting kicked out of their...

Hotel
5 Jan

OUR TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN STAYING AT A HOTEL

OUR TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN STAYING AT A HOTEL So 2021 is here and business un-usual is going to be upon us shortly. Although we won’t be travelling with immediate effect, the thoughts of slightly anxiety inducing as to how to stay safe as possible...

Covid picture
21 Dec

OUR TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN FLYING

OUR TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN FLYING As you head off on your Festive season break, you may be dealing with some anxiety on how to keep safe, especially if you’re going to be flying. Thankfully, the stats show that flying isn’t nearly as scary...

Networking image
2 Dec

TOP ZOOM TIPS FOR BETTER CONFERENCING IN A CHANGED WORLD

              Top zoom tips for better videoconferencing in a changed world Video conferencing is here to stay even though lockdown may have eased up slightly. Here are some tips for better video conferencing on zoom : Use good video conferencing etiquette : If you don’t typically join a...

Virtual web
16 Nov

PROS AND CONS OF VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON EVENTS

LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS - WHICH APPROACH IS BEST?   When planning a professional or social event, the common goal is to always bring people together for a shared purpose. Whether this purpose is to educate, inform, debate or celebrate. Types of events that can take...

Covid picture
29 Oct

HOW TO STAY SAFE DURING THE POTENTIAL WAVE 2 COVID

How to Stay Safe during the Potential Wave 2 Covid It’s easy to get tired of wearing masks and practicing social distancing. There has even been some talk from the White House about herd immunity — the idea that if enough people get infected, the virus...

Gala dinner
19 Oct

PLANNING FOR 2021 EVENT SUCCESS

EVENT PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: 6 THINGS TO CONSIDER Unexpected and unprecedented. For meeting and event planners, 2020 has been unlike any other year. While you plan every day for the unknown, the “new normal” you’re facing has been met with cancellation, re-scheduling, strong pivots from...

Virtual events
21 Sep

WAYS TO RAISE THE BAR FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS

Ways to Raise the Bar on virtual events Good technology and smart marketing are only the basics for online meetings. The harder part is to get attendees to pay attention. Anyone can get attendees on a virtual meeting, but it takes a lot to get people to...

Solutions Group events
11 Sep

5 DO’S AND DON’TS FOR VIRTUAL EVENT SUCCESS

Here is what you need to know in order to take your virtual event from good to great. Make your content stand out from the crowd and wow your attendees.  Technology is just one piece of a virtual event puzzle. Keeping your audiences engaged and...