Sli.do Live Slides

Sli.do Live Slides

Sli.do’s new Live Slides feature promises to make it easy to share presentations with your audience in real-time. Could this be a valuable tool for amplifying events? Earlier this week Juraj Holub from Sli.do kindly gave me a live demo of Sli.do’s new Live...
Amplified Event Risk Assessments

Amplified Event Risk Assessments

Amplified events can involve a mixture of activities and third party services, all of which come with risks and failure points. In this post, we discuss our efforts to assess the key risks.   Amplifying events can be very exciting, with new tools coming out all...
Periscope vs. Meerkat: Live Video Apps for Events

Periscope vs. Meerkat: Live Video Apps for Events

Will streaming video directly from your smartphone be the next big thing at amplified events? We review the two new apps that could hold the answer: Periscope and Meerkat.   Live video apps Periscope and Meerkat are attracting growing media attention. Much of the...
Averting Online Criticism

Averting Online Criticism

Have you been stung by the online crowd criticising your event? Are you worried about encouraging the use of social media in case you end up looking bad?   Any heated debate surrounding your event should be about the issues pertaining to the conference, not about...
Do Amplified Events Need a Quiet Area?

Do Amplified Events Need a Quiet Area?

Should amplified events include a quiet area for delegates who do not want to take part? In this post we consider attitudes towards noise and privacy at amplified events and ask whether the quiet area still has a role to play in an effective event amplification...
How to Amplify a Small Workshop

How to Amplify a Small Workshop

Small workshops can be valuable spaces for discussion, knowledge sharing and problem solving, but often pass by unnoticed by the wider community. Can event amplification help?   We have been considering how to combine online social tools and channels to get...