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IMEX 2022

Hello friends!

We just returned from the IMEX 2022 event in Las Vegas. If you’re unfamiliar with IMEX, it’s one of the largest conferences in the meetings industry. This year, the show attracted over 12,000 attendees — a 45 percent increase compared to last year. After spending the week at IMEX and talking with meeting professionals, it’s clear to us that business in the meetings industry is back and booming!

Attending IMEX helps us learn things about the meetings industry that we use to guide our own ship and that we use to help you, our speaker friends.

We took some notes on a few things we learned that we think you’ll find helpful in making intentional plans for growing your speaking business in 2023. Hot off the press, In no particular order, here they are:

No More Bad Events: Cruising with Carina Baur – Part 1

The IMEX America conference is next week in Las Vegas. I’ll be there and will report back with some industry insights. But to get you started, in our latest episode of No More Bad Events, we had Carina Bauer join us, CEO of the IMEX Group, organizers of trade shows for the international business events industry.

And according to Carina, her sole purpose as CEO is to help clients and partners make more profitable connections and create even better events.

In this episode (Part I of a two-part podcast), Carina sets the stage for the conference by reviewing the impact that the pandemic had on IMEX… how IMEX evolved as the pandemic subsided… and how she feels that next week’s show will be like a special homecoming for people from around the world… and from every sector of the meetings industry.

It’s a great interview and a great setup for “Carina Bauer, Part II,” a post-IMEX program that will include a bonus segment of IMEX attendee interviews.

A Guide to Booking Famous Celebrity Speakers

You’ve done it — you’ve grown your event, and it’s ready for a celebrity speaker. So how do you book one?

Celebrity speakers are in another league. When someone reaches a certain level of fame, they have whole teams working for them to handle their reputation. 

That means they won’t speak at just any event. The event needs to be worthy of their time, and you need to understand exactly what that means for the celebrity you’re trying to book. 

5 Steps on How to Become a Public Speaker

Are you passionate about speaking in front of large groups of people? Do you have a life-changing story to share that can resonate with others? Becoming a public speaker can give you the platform and opportunity to be a relatable figure with valuable information that can benefit others. Even if you consider yourself shy and want to learn how to get comfortable with amplifying your voice, public speaking is a great way to step outside of your comfort zone and take the leap of faith.

No More Bad events podcast has launched!

No More Bad Events, is a podcast that event organizers will find insightful, funny, and downright useful. Executing great events is complicated, stressful, and hard, so don’t miss this great free resource for meeting professionals, no matter your experience level or the number of events you’ve planned.

Our podcast host, Scott Bloom, interviews some of the top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like On each episode, host Scott Bloom interviews top performers in the meetings game. Marquee names like Michael Cerbelli, Sherri Wiseman, Erica Spoor, Danene Dustin, Michael Dominguez, and Daileah El Grazzar join Scott for can’t-miss episodes.

What can you expect? Each episode provides key insights to ensure your next event is met with rave reviews and resounding success:

  • An inside look into the world of flawless event execution, from locking in tech vendors to booking high-impact speakers to ensuring the cocktail hour goes off without a hitch
  • Proven event planning strategies, inside secrets, non-traditional approaches, and must-have tactics as shared by legendary event organizers and contributors
  • Unique and compelling stories from the most captivating personalities in the meetings game

Check out our first episode here, and subscribe to No More Bad Events on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

The Newly Designed Profile Manager Helps You Maximize Your Online Profile, Improving Exposure and ROI.

We’re excited to announce the 2022 My Profile update, which features a fresh new look that’s 100% mobile-friendly. Why? Because we want it to be as easy as possible for you to maximize your exposure through directory marketing.

This update focuses on increasing your eSEO score and helping event organizers find you through new and refreshed profile content that matters to them.

We’re proud of the new update to My Profile, and we think that you’ll love it! To see your new eSpeakers profile editor in action, log in below and click MY PROFILE from the left-hand menu to update your profile.

Here at eSpeakers, we’ve long believed that if we can put you in front of more of your perfect audiences, you can help them change and improve. Our focus this year is to help event organizers find you through our software tools. This My Profile update is the first of many improvements you’ll see over the next year.

Update your profile now!