With most of the world being in lockdown we are all looking for new ways to continue to lead our lives as normally as possible, from personal Zoom quiz nights with family to gathering market research at work from sources that don’t require personal contact. For healthcare professionals, they are adapting their day-to-day as well … Continue reading What Doctors think about virtual congresses!
The whole world is waiting for a coronavirus vaccine so that life can get back to normal. It feels like all of us are characters in Waiting for Godot. But unlike Samuel Beckett’s play, where the protagonists are waiting for something that probably will never happen, we can expect that a cure will be found. Until that time, … Continue reading Patience in impatient world
The virus struck swiftly, stoking panic, fear and mistrust as it sickened millions and killed thousands — and now, more than a century later, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic offers lasting lessons for a world in the grip of COVID-19. “The questions they asked then are the questions being asked now,” said Christopher Nichols, an associate … Continue reading Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
Organisers have found new ways to engage with clients and keep in regular contact when events aren’t taking place As an industry that evangelises about, and thrives on, face-to-face interactions, adjusting to the lockdown and relying on remote communication has been quite an abrupt adjustment to make. When interacting remotely, it’s difficult to pick up … Continue reading Rethink… How to Pitch for Business
“No Man is an island”, John Donne famously wrote, and yet, here we are today—islands, every single one of us. Men, women, children, communities, countries, we all have our own experience of acute loneliness. As we mourn how life used to be, loneliness and uncertainty looms over us like a dark cloud, and we scuttle … Continue reading We are Lonely and That’s a Good Thing!
If you’re new to working remotely, or even if you’re a regular teleworker, you may not know all the tools and hacks that can make virtual work a little simpler. Here are a few you may want to try. As you get used to working remotely for possibly the first time in your professional life, … Continue reading Working Remotely?
“For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X Imagine a future, in which disruptions are not simply seen as enemies to avoid, but also as containing opportunities yet to be discovered. At present, the outbreak of Covid-19 is a very disruptive force which is ripping apart the events industry. … Continue reading Reimagining Virtual Meetings and Events
C&IT’s international survey of nearly 2,000 MICE professionals has found that 69% of events were not covered by insurance amid COVID-19 cancellations. Just 6% of events were insured against COVID-19, while a quarter of people said they didn’t know whether or not they were insured. The figures were reflected fairly evenly across the UK, Asia … Continue reading Are event contracts changing forever?