Before working for IMS Technology Services, I was a freelance event planner. I started off planning for friends and family, which led to further connections and snowballed into a side job. It is an accomplishment I am very proud of because I learned from research, networking, hard work, and my own mistakes. It was through my love for the corporate event planning industry and my full-time job in sales that lead me to IMS Technology Services.
I recently received my CMP certification, and one thing I did to prepare was take a prep course offered by MPI PHL. While I was worried about how many gallons of coffee to order for a hypothetical meeting, my fellow course takers were understandably anxious about the subject of “Technical Production” since they didn’t have a background in audio visual. If you’re in the same boat, here’s a refresher on key points to remember about event video/projection.
IMS Technology Services, an award-winning provider of event staging and systems integration solutions, is pleased to announce that Paul Wedesky, CASE, CMP has joined IMS as Chief Operating Officer for the event staging division.
The learning curve is steep, not only on the way up, but on the back-end as well – learning experts call this “The Forgetting Curve”. As event and learning professionals, it may make you uncomfortable to hear that only 20% of the knowledge presented at events will be retained.
"Suppose for a second I can help you with all of the things we just talked about. Reducing stress on-site, improving the attendee experience and providing consistent pricing/staffing from location to location. I’m sure that will be good for the organization. What will it mean to you personally?”
As everyone knows, talking heads and basic PowerPoint presentations at meetings are almost extinct. EVERYONE (not just Millennials) wants to be entertained and be brought personally into the meeting experience. This has been proven to be most effective with carefully planned video pre-production and on-site live streaming. It is crucial to work with your AV/Video Production team at the very beginning stages so that you get the best possible ROE – Return on Experience - for your meeting attendees.