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Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

It's been too long since my last Blog....the reason for this is that my largest client, IEEE, has been keeping me very busy. I have been really enjoying my experience working for the IEEE, the worlds largest professional association, advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit ...

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by Sarah Michel

On a recent visit to a nice resort in Santa Barbara, I was struck by how friendly and helpful the staff was.

It was evident from the moment I stepped out of the car and encountered the first employee in the parking lot. He welcomed me and asked how he could help.

Being An Ambassad...

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Does your conference have connexity?

Not sure what that means? Or even if your conference has it?

Well, the success of your face-to-face meetings depends on it!

Connexity Happens When…
Connexity happens when community and connecting collide! In a good way of course.

Your attendees crave these t...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

BY JEFF HURT

As young children, curiosity made us jump in a mud puddle. Try to catch fireflies. And chase our shadows.

It was our motivation for learning and play.

When we discovered that if we mixed red and yellow finger paint, we created orange, we went on a frenzy mixing all types of colors. O...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

Conference professionals suck at measurement.

If you trust your conference smile sheet evaluations as a barometer of how effective your conference education was, you are just being foolish says learning research psychologist Dr. Will Thalheimer.

Ouch! The truth hurts!

The Emptiness Of Smile Shee...

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Win a Two-Day Corporate Meeting or Event Planning for up to 100 Attendees

Whether you're looking to plan a corporate or non-profit event, Dragonfly is committed to making it a success through creativity and perfection. Dragonfly Events is an independent planning company dedicated to making your mee...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

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Gamification is catching more attention in conference and expo circles. Typically, conference organizers will create a game within the context of an event to increase attendee exposure to a product or service. Gamification is often used to shine a light on sponsors and exhibitors. Things like “Vi...

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Michael Douglas 

Michael Douglas, business development director, GenieConnect - an event participation solutions provider for the events industry - has released his top 10 predictions for the event technology industry in 2014.

1.  Organizers will seek integrated solutio...

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Me, me, me, me, me!

No, it’s not the latest Sesame Street song sung by Beaker.

Nor am I talking about the “Me Generation.”

I’m talking about today’s conference audiences focused on their own ROI and not the speaker as entertainer.

Me, Me, Me!

Today’s audience’s see conference keyn...

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Obamacare–aka The Affordable Care Act–recently went into effect. Lost in the controversy over the federal budget and its implementation is an issue critically important to the meetings industry: using independent contractors instead of employees to get jobs done.

Why is this important? Because ...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

As artist Candy Chang grieved the death of a loved one, she thought about death a lot. She wondered if other people did too, and if they did, what exactly they were thinking about. So, she and some friends painted a giant chalkboard on the side of a dilapidated building in their New Orleans neighbor...

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I’d like to point you to a great article published this weekend in the Orange County Register: “The Conference Industry is Booming, and It Is Only Getting Bigger,” written by David Ferrell.

Ferrell’s article is a godsend of a piece that shows the value of conferences. What’s more importan...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

I have been a part of many face to face meetings and have seen and felt the difference in connecting with my peers, which is why I'm proud to announce that Dragonfly Events is off to a busy start helping others make those same kind of connections! 

I am making preparations so the members of the N...

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Posted by on Oct 03, 2012

I am proud to announce the launch of my new business website. Dragonfly Events is not your typical meeting and event services company, we can provide expertise in many different aspects of planning and preparing for your next business meeting, annual conference, trade show, or seminar. 

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