Thursday, March 24, 2011

Does Your Conference Have A Catalyst?

This week I served as "The Conference Catalyst" for two conventions.  This presentation has become a popular product with meeting planners and other event professionals as it helps transform the networking at events into high impact connecting. 

I get a kick out those in the audiences who tell me they were skeptical of a talk on networking and communication skills at a high-learning conference who then are inspired to get out of their comfort zones and meet new people.  It is common that people inform me they have run out of business cards (and talked to more people than ever before at an event) or that they started up a conversation with "just the right person".

The first event this week was the MTO Summit in Chicago.  It was made of of conference planners who came to Chicago to experience the latest technologies that are impacting and changing the meeting business.  It was a great gathering and in addition to doing an action oriented presentation, it was also a learning experience that helped me shape my own business...AND I met some great people.

I then flew home to Austin and went straight from the airport to a dinner to kick-off the Troux Technologies Worldwide Conference.  Industry events and "users conferences" have become a great venue for "The Conference Catalyst".  Troux was very focused on creating an experience that was all about maximizing this event for their clients, prospects and other Enterprise Architecture (EA) professionals who would be in attendance. It was fun to work with everyone and make so many new contacts with these cool people.

The "Catalyst" program is designed to encourage engagement with a focus on making meaningful connections.  While each event is unique, I can be involved with the conference from the planning stages through every breakout session and meals. I often help the organizers design the schedule, host pre and post-event webinars, conduct training programs for vendors, and then inspire the audience to take their new connections beyond their time at the event.  I am thrilled to be "The Conference Catalyst"!

I enjoyed meeting those who were in attendance at both events.  If your event could use a new exciting spark, please contact me for more information:

Have A Great Day.

thom singer

Thom Singer is known as "The Conference Catalyst". He works with meeting planners and conference organizers to set the tone for a meeting. His presentations educate, inspire and motivate attendees to engage deeper in the event and make meaningful connections.

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