7 Awesome Free Downloads to Help You Do Your Job Better

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Event app provider Cvent has packaged 3 of its marketing eBooks as a free download.

We trolled the internet and social media to find these 7 free downloads—so you don’t have to.

Check out these 7 free downloads:

APEX Accepted Practices: Contracts

Thought the Events Industry Council’s APEX initiative is 10 years old, this downloadable PDF is invaluable and evergreen, with 25 pages of clauses and contract language explained in laymen’s terms.

Corbin’s Meeting Software Technology Tools

Corbin Ball has been reviewing and reporting on tech tools for meeting planners for decades, from audience polling to SMMP. He has combined his findings into one very long list that includes dozens of technology categories with links, as well as downloadable tools, such as Excel spreadsheets. Click here

IRF Research

If you plan incentives, the Incentive Research Foundation web site is a gold mine, regularly turning out niched surveys (like a recent report on gift cards), as well as general trends info. And it’s all free by registering! Here’s a list.

New Sustainable Event Management (2018 Edition)

Brought to you by the Event Manager Blog and written by green guru Shawna McKinley, it’s packed with checklists and easy steps to take to green your meeting. Download here. 

Build a Sense of Place Into Your Meeting

This white paper by CWT and Prevue offers dozens of ideas and solutions for adding local immersion into your meetings and incentive programs. Great section on making F&B more immersive!

Cvent Event Marketing eBooks

Cvent has made three of its eBooks downloadable: Social Media Power Plays for Events, Event Marketing 2.0 and the Mobile App Marketing Playbook. Just click here.

ABCs of  Event Tech

This downloadable PDF is basically an A to Z dictionary of event tech. Not sure what a chat bot is or does? Just look it up here! Brought to you by Evenium on LinkedIn.

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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