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5 Classes in London to Help You Launch Your Startup (March 2014)

We’ve curated a list of some of the best classes for startups in London. They’re run by the British Library or the General Assembly, two of the most esteemed groups in the country, so the level of quality will be [...]

March 7, 2014 Attendees, Management

4 Top Tips on Using Social Media as a Professional Networking Tool

Networking at events is fantastic. However, if your only methods of contacting people afterwards are email or by phone, maintaining contact can be difficult, and you’ll often end up falling out of contact with some of the great people you [...]

March 6, 2014 Attendees

5 Things To Do After Your Event Is Over

The speakers have left, the tables pushed away, the floors swept. Your event is over, and it has been a runaway success. At this point, it’s easy to think your job is over, but some of the most important work [...]

March 5, 2014 Event Organisers

7 Types of People You Will Meet When Networking

Events are great places where you can meet a massive variety of people. That said, when networking, you’re bound to meet some individuals that fit these archetypes perfectly. 1. The Salesman One of the most affable people in the room, [...]

March 4, 2014 Attendees

Should you encourage tweeting during your next speech?

Twitter is a great tool for networking and getting to know top influencers. More and more speakers are providing their own hashtags at the beginning of speeches, and encouraging their audiences to tweet during the speech, but we can see [...]

March 3, 2014 Speakers

6 Amazing Public Speaking Tips From a Surprising Source

What can public speakers learn from comedians? According to Mike Michalowicz, a lot. In his article, ‘6 Things Comedians Can Teach You About Public Speaking’, Michalowicz argues that we should make speeches less formal; lose the powerpoint and lectern, and [...]

February 28, 2014 Speakers

16 Things We Desperately Want to See at Events in 2015

At Pickevent, we love innovation. Inspired by Nike’s announcement that they’ll be making self-lacing trainers in honour of Back to the Future, we decided to look ahead and think about what we want to see at events in 2015. 1. [...]

February 26, 2014 Event Organisers

6 Reasons Why Your Elevator Pitch is Failing

You’re waiting for an elevator in the lobby of the Rockefeller center. You’re alone – it’s dawn on a Sunday, the building is practically deserted. The elevator pings. You walk in. Just before the doors sink together, a hand shoots [...]

February 25, 2014 Attendees

Marketing Events Easily – an Interview with Abidemi Sanusi

Want to hear from a real expert in copywriting? Abidemi Sanusi spoke to the Pickevent blog, answering our questions regarding marketing your event, and how to handle making mistakes. Hi Abidemi. Can you tell us a little about you and [...]

February 24, 2014 Event Organisers

5 event problems attendees HATE

There are little things that can make (or break!) the event experience for attendees. Below, we’ve listed the 5 pet-hates that eat at almost every attendee. 1. Extended speeches Ideally, a speaker leaves the audience wanting more. That’s not going to [...]

February 23, 2014 Event Organisers