In the spirit of understanding each other better, let’s start with the importance of good event sound in a venue for meetings and events, the equipment that you should have at a minimum and what are some of the common problems when it comes to sound. So here’s a true fact that many of you might disagree with: Hearing someone speaking at an event is more important than seeing them. Think about it for a moment. If you’re sitting in the audience at a sales meeting and there’s a problem with the slides, it may not be ideal, but the speaker can still deliver his presentation and hopefully carry their point across. If you’re attending a fundraising event and the benefit auctioneer can’t be heard, not only would that be very frustrating but they literally can’t do their job effectively and you just lost thousands of dollars in possible donations. If the sound is garbled, not clear, distorted or not eq-ed properly bidders won’t bid. As simple as that.
So, what does EQ-ing mean?
What’s up with watts? What is a watt? What is an SPL and why is it all this important?
What is one rule of thumb when it comes to loudspeakers to audience ratio?
What is a time alignment processor and why do you need one?
What is the other one most important ingredient in the making of good sound for your events?
What’s the one tip to get presenters and speakers to show up for sound check?
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111: Employing neuroscience and psychology knowledge and tools to improve our events ft Victoria Matey
byTree-Fan Events Podcast
My featured guest today, Victoria Matey, an event psychology advisor and co-founder of Matey Events, provides science-based solutions for your event challenges, andbelieves that experiences take place in people’s minds first and foremost. By offering insight into human behavior, she helps event profs deliver more remarkable events with less effort. She provides ideas, strategies, and science-backed solutions for increased engagement, retention, and revenue.
Victoria is the author of the 'Event Psychology Lab' online course and the '10 Principles of Strategic Event Planning” book. She leads the Event Psychology club, a community and the top resource for event profs looking to transform events with brain science insights, and hosts the podcast ”What If I Told You” where she interviews behavioral scientists and practitioners about human psychology and the mind.
In addition to receiving Ford Foundation IFP Fellowships and IFP Alumni Awards, Victoria has been recognized by Smart Meetings as a Top100 Smart Women in Meetings, a ChangeMaker by MeetingsNet, and in 2022 she was named the Meeting Professional of the Year.
1. Better event experiences come from understanding human psychology.
2. Rethinking event design based on research insights.