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Stuck. In. Head. Could be worse, at least I love this song.
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The most awesome piece of swag I have gotten in a ton of months.... Way to go +Eved LLC , this is an example of event/conference giveaways that work..

This unassuming little marshmallow is not the stupid pen that goes into the garbage, it is not the t-shirt I wear while painting the basement, and it is not the flash drive that ends up in the kitchen junk drawer... this is something that I will use over and over and have already added to my go bag.... Sweet! 
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Sunday morning..... Music and working on event stuff....
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Some great apps here and because they work with Evernote, all the better....
Evernote is one of our favorite multipurpose note-taking tools, so it's not surprising that so many apps out there work with it. These apps do everything from using Evernote for storage to making use of your Evernote notebooks to do clever new things. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Nice shot from last nights Site Chicago networking event at the Wit Hotel in Chicago.... Great time, packed house!
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Twitter introduced custom timelines yesterday. Here is what #eventprofs   need to know.

http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/twitter-custom-timelines-events
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This conference center is freaking amazing and opened this spring. Check out the video (you can skip ahead to 1:43) to see how they are handling room turns, it boggles the mind (in a good way)... here is the link to the place... http://www.tstcc.ch/en/index.php
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You know you have awesome attendees when they put the conference logo on their fingernails.....
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Another fabulous problem solving sponsorship for conferences and trade shows...
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I go and watch this from time to time because it reminds me of why I have made Chicago my home for so long.... it is also a commercial for the local NBC affiliate. 

I guess my point in sharing is that event marketers can do the same type of piece for their events... There are no special effects, not crazy camera angles. Just powerful words and powerful images....
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My poor little conference center desk....
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Meeting and Event Planner | Social Web and Content Marketing Consultant | Technologist | Writer
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Keith Johnston is the publisher of PlannerWire, a Managing Partner at i3 Events, an award winning writer, and most important…a meeting planner.

Keith’s focus is helping his clients, meeting planners, and event professionals gain knowledge of trends and technology in the meetings and events industry. Fifteen years of planning strategic meetings, conferences, and incentives for clients worldwide, combined with a deep understanding of how social media, content marketing, and technology impact the attendee experience has been instrumental in giving his clients a significant advantage over their competition.
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2013 Azbee Award Winning Writer | Published in Multiple Industry Magazines | Featured on the Cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine
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