I get my info from a lot of sources, many are not in the meetings and events industry.
The meetings and events community as a whole is a pretty closed group and we keep to ourselves (mind you, we are like a gazillion people) and although I am simply making a generalization about us, you know it is true.
That being said – Here are 5 Blogs from non event people that can help you do a better job of being an event planner, event marketer, event whateverer….just get out there and read:
Erika Napoletano – Red Head Writing
Anyone who has a middle finger as their Favicon and a series called the Bitch Slap is OK in my book. In addition to being witty, scary smart and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, “she keeps companies from looking like assholes online”, her words not mine.
Lorelle VanFossen – Lorelle on WordPress
Use WordPress for your conference or event website? Go here, learn more about blogging, plugins and stuff you didn’t know you needed to know!
John Jantsch – Duct Tape Marketing
You have an event, you need to market it, get off your butt and get reading. THese are simple, effective tips. Some will be relevant, some will not, skip the ones that are not.
Brendan van Son – The World is My Jungle Gym
Dude travels the world taking pictures and talking about his travels, what could be more entertaining. What it will teach an event professional is to take in where your events take you……….
Francisco Rosales – Social Mouths
Blog designer, social media strategist, all around cool guy, this blog is always a good read.