Digital Meeting Tech Sympo/Xpo

Theme: Moving Minds, Not Matter – Digital Meetings/Media Xpo – Showup-Showoff-Shoutout

This is a call for papers, award submissions and exhibitors for the Digital Meeting Technology (DMT) SympoXpo Symposium and Exposition to be held in Boulder, Colorado scheduled for early October 2019 at the Boulder Hilton.

Papers are sought on but not limited to:

  • Digital Meeting Tech – integrating DMT into business communications including social media, decision-making, the tough issues
  • Digital Meeting Tech business strategies – extending DMT into staff-channel communications mix
  • Digital Meeting Tech – for professional networking and telecommuter applications
  • Digital Meeting Tech – headsets, cameras, speakerphones, wearables, devices, presentation systems
  • Digital Meeting Tech – communication room tech including augmented/virtual reality
  • Digital Meeting Tech – cloud, hybrid, mesh cloud
  • Digital Meeting Tech – consumer applications for DMT in retail, banking, arena
  • Digital Meeting Tech – new communications methodologies
  • Digital Meeting Tech – streaming, gamification, simulations
  • Digital Meeting Tech in selling technologies – e.g. chatbots, kiosks beyond the contact center
  • Digital Meeting Tech – startups and new business models
  • Digital Meeting Tech using AI and emerging technologies like car-to-car video conferencing – out of the box ideas
  • Digital Meeting Tech view from venture capital and investors
  • Digital Meeting Tech as good public policy – “move minds, not matter”
  • Other special topics – tell us your new ideas

Deadline for papers and presentations is June 15. Keep “non-sales pitch” presentations to 15-minutes max including Q&A (if people find your presentation interesting they can discuss with you at the cocktail reception or exhibition time).

If you would like to sponsor or provide hallway booth or register please contact cross@gocross.com

Early bird registration is available for $995 for the first 30 people and $1,495 afterward. Group discounts are also available  We can email registration form and invoice.

Details subject to change without notice.

Media Sponsor

If you have any questions, please email cross@gocross.com or call 303-594-1694

Come for the show and then go !

PRE SYMPO COURSE – 9-4 DAY BEFORE

SEAL Team Training – SEAL-Speaking, Engagement, Audience, LogisticsB

Business has been and always will be about being faster, cheap, better. To accomplish that strategically, the faster you can communicate, the faster you can change, and those corporations that change the fastest will be the most successful. Yet organizations struggle because to increase the speed you need to increase the speed of the people who work there. The world is moving faster and faster as what I call “organizational velocity” (OV). OV is the speed by which information travels throughout the organization. We all know where information is but how it is used and how fast it is used is critical to making decisions faster.

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Decision making is more than a yes-no but often a carefully orchestrated process that looks at what needs to be done and through the lifespan until the decision changes. The concept of the mythical man month effectively describes that if you are an organization of one, you can make decisions instantly, but you can only do the work of one.

When you add more and more people, decisions take almost infinitely longer as more and more people are involved but you can do more like sending a person to space. To accelerate the process means getting people “on the same” page faster. See Exhibit A for details. The process of collaboration in today’s environment requires the “buy-in” from more and more people. However, as each day delays any decision the value or ROI-return on investment declines faster and faster. In other words, the long the delay the lower return. Giving that people involved in many decisions are not just sitting around waiting for what you need but working on their own work. Indeed, we need better collaboration, but we also need not just faster but better improvements in the collaboration technology process. If you consider that meeting participants may need time to research, complete a task, visit a customer, work with others you can see that the more complex the decision the more indepth the development to determine validity or potential outcome. In those situations, in which factual information is being exchanged in order to solve a problem, studies show that only about half of the person’s time is actually spent communicating—sending or receiving information. Searching for information, taking notes, and other organizing efforts took up the rest of the time.

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If the meeting situation is one of negotiation or conflict requiring an exchange of opinions and argumentation, the person spends as much as 75% of his or her time actually communicating with verifying each step of a document or process along the way. Nonetheless, other non-communicating activities, such as information retrieval and document reading, still make up 25% of the person’s time. In addition, another overlooked challenge do meeting attendees really understand what the presenter/speaker was trying to convey. That is, did they all agree on what was said, was what was heard? The goal of the course is not just to overlay technology to a fundamental problem of poor communication but to integrate enhanced technology with better business communications processes.

Summary – SEAL team training for digital meetings  is providing faster, cheaper and effective ways for improved business communications. Enhanced meeting technology options are complex and getting more so as there are fewer and few people in one place with more and more people in customer, technical labs, research centers, working at home, co-working, mobile, onsite each using often very different technology. SEAL can bring technology with business processes and operations that accelerates decisions faster with more involved and allow for more thoughtful analysis.

Exhibit A – SEAL Team Training – SEAL-Speaking, Engagement, Audience, Logistics

Any meeting online or off is comprised of some or all of
the following components:

  • Speaker preparation, rehearsal, development and delivery
    • Agenda and purpose of the meeting
    • Meeting announcement and scheduling
    • Research and presentation preparation
  • Engagement discussion, dialog, attention retention and interaction
    • Exchange and analysis of information, discussion and optional decision-making
  • Audience engagement and feedback – voting, polling, testing
  • Logistics – technology selection, implementation, testing, usage, feedback and reports
    • Meeting report and analysis
    • Ratification of the report and distribution of results or actions

SEAL-Speaking-Engagement-Audience-Logistics Team Training for Digital Meetings

The following course is available for webinar and onsite delivery. This is for meeting and travel planners, technology developers, presentation creators and speaker/presenters.

Session 1 – Speaking

  • Agenda Planning – review of more than 20 types of meetings
  • Audience Interaction – 20 tips for enhanced interaction
  • Speaker Planning and Delivery – 50 tips for packing, venue, room, starting, during, finishing
  • Personal Speaker Tips – 20 tips for speaker warmup and delivery

Session 2 – Audience

The following topics will be discussed digital meeting technology for different audience types. Note this session will apply traditional delivery methods with enhanced meeting technology.  Understanding that what is said, is not what is heard nor what is acted upon.  Designing presentations for different audiences is key.  In this session, we will explore various kinds of audiences such as:

  • Job training
  • Status update
  • Telecommuter
  • Executive and leadership
  • Public
  • Voting/Polling survey
  • Sales
  • Legislative/Hearing
  • Sales/Channel Partners/Agents
  • Court
  • Internal
  • Event
  • Hiring/termination
  • Press/crisis
  • Investor/analyst

This session is closely aligned with the following Engagement session which means there will be some overlap.

Session 3 – Engagement

In this session, there will be a discussion of what meeting technology enhances what type of meeting such as:

  • Sharing information by audience type
  • Solving conflicts
  • Providing status
  • Presenting reports
  • Convincing
  • Negotiation
  • Information seeking
  • Giving information to get “one the same page”
  • Problem solving
  • Discussion of ideas
  • Delegation of work
  • Policy decision making
  • Presentations strategic, reports, updates
  • Training
  • Product review, inspection, evaluation
  • Crisis condition
  • Conflict resolution
  • Disciplinary interview

Within key sections a review of “how to listen” will be discussed like the problem of “what is said is not what is heard,” being engaging, less boring as technology only enhances presenters flaws and using video to improve presentation skills.

Session 4 – Logistics

An introduction to various types of digital meeting technologies will be discussed such as:

  • Video – real-time, still-frame, broadcast, streaming
  • Audio – multi-person conference, speakerphones, headsets, broadcast, podcast, streaming
  • Graphic – whiteboards, graphics and other webinar style presentations
  • Augmented – emerging technologies, virtual, augmented, artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Room preparation: HVAC, lighting, sound and room preparation including paint color
  • Scheduling and coordination

In this session, various kinds of business meetings using enhanced technology will be presented.

Session 5 – Q&A

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Delivery methods – this is a PRE SYMPO/EXPO course available for $395 for one day. Other options include three- or six-hour onsite delivery with webinar option available. Scheduling is extremely limited due to previously scheduled seminars. If you have an agenda, topic or scheduling questions, please call 303-594-1694 or email cross@gocross.com for proposal or other questions including customizing.

Scheduling and Terms – Tuition and travel are prepaid prior to confirmation of delivery date. Payment methods include credit cards, PayPal, ACH/wire. Due to the breadth and depth of this seminar, all topics may not be discussed due to student questions and class interaction. Course topics or terms may change without notice.

Disclaimer

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The author and presenter have used their best efforts in preparing this seminar and the programs contained in it. These efforts include the development, research, and testing of the theories and programs to determine their effectiveness. The author and presenter make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to these programs or the documentation contained in this seminar. The author and presenter shall not be liable in any event for incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the furnishing, performance, or use of these programs.



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