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Work from home
19 Jul

HOW TO ROCK WORKING FROM HOME

We are going to share some tips from industry professionals and work-from-home veterans on how to stay healthy while successfully managing event planning, work, life and family while staying at home. Start early and mentally prepare : Without the stress of having to commute to the...

Virtual Events Checklist
30 Jun

VIRTUAL EVENTS BLUEPRINT AND CHECKLIST

DOWNLOAD THE PDF DOCUMENT HERE It is our job as event architects to be ahead of what is evolving technology wise in the event space currently. Take a look at our handy checklist to cross check yourself for things to take into account for your next Virtual Event. BEFORE...

Socially distanced conference
31 May

COVID CONSIDERATIONS AT CONFERENCES

For Conferences and Events scheduled to go on, the CDC has offered the following recommendations: Considerations for Cancelling or Postponing How many people are expected to attend? The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer those interactions are, the higher the risk...

Covid masks
24 May

TIPS ON PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AT IN-PERSON EVENTS

Fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask or maintain social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings. However, face masks are still required for travel. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say that fully vaccinated people do not need...

Zoom ice breaker
17 May

18 BEST VIRTUAL ICE BREAKERS FOR ONLINE MEETINGS

Virtual Ice breakers for online meetings: With a good icebreaker, you can set the mood for the meeting, give your online participants a chance to speak, and make them more comfortable sharing and interacting throughout. For your inspiration, here are 18 ideas for virtual icebreakers that worked...

Phone
3 May

A RADICAL GUIDE TO SPENDING LESS TIME ON YOUR PHONE

It’s there: in your pocket. On the desk. In the cup holder of the car. It’s everywhere..! You want to use it. Just grab it and alleviate the boredom or discomfort. Might as well check the headlines instead of struggling to type words on a blank screen...

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...

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