Every week seems to bring new technology tools aimed at making a meeting or incentive planner's job easier. But sorting through this growing volume of apps and devices can create new challenges. With this in mind, event app company Bizzabo
has released a white paper that offers the "Ultimate Event Planning Toolbox
," complete with 100 tools, platforms, and services that planners can use to enhance meetings and incentive gatherings.
The 25-page report
aims to cover the gamut of available tools, beginning with major social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, and moving in to "social bookmarking platforms" like Reddit and Stumbleupon, as well as covering media sharing platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. For each entry, Bizzabo provides a summary of the tool and how it can serve a planner's purposes.
For example, it includes an entry on Yelp, suggesting that planners "consider setting up a Yelp account to provide attendees with an outlet for writing great feedback." A section on Presentation Tools includes Keynote and Google Slides, while the "Apps that Save You Time" section includes Buffer, Clarity, and of course Bizzabo.
"Corporate incentive events are a chance where employers can reward their employees for a job well done," Alon Alroy, CMO and co-founder of Bizzabo, told Incentive. "Whether it is facilitating communication and networking opportunities or creating enthusiasm for the next business period, it is an important aspect of any working environment to feel you're hard work paid off."
He added that the white paper aims to serve as "a great go-to for the modern event planner," by laying out the range of apps and services available to enhance productivity, presenting, editing photos, and using social media.
"These tools have the power to boost organizers' proficiency and overall planning prowess to not only achieve, but possibly surpass sales goals," he added. "Having this host of information at your fingertips, event planners have the means of becoming more productive and efficient, thus allowing for more time to develop creative ways to reward their employees."