Virtuoso or Zoombie: Which One are You?
Most of us have participated in so many virtual meetings by now, but is the experience getting any better? What keeps your attention and what’s distracting? In this fun, interactive and somewhat outrageous session, join Brad Weaber to learn how to elevate the virtual meeting experience for attendees, speakers, and organizers. We’ll review everything from camera positions, lighting, and audio to clothing choices and backgrounds. Be prepared to share your experiences and opinions, but not your nostrils!
SPEAKER: BRAD WEABER
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
THE BRAD WEABER CONSULTING GROUP
Brad Weaber is a veteran to the meetings industry with over 30 years of meeting, events and hospitality industry management roles. Weaber is the founder and Principal of the Brad Weaber Consulting Group, a firm focused on professional board and panel facilitation as well as management efficiencies and event strategy review for all market segments. Weaber's meeting and event experience comes from every facet of the meetings industry where he served most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Connections Housing, a leading provider of event and housing management to some of the largest events in North America in every market segment - association, government, corporate and sports. Previously he was Executive Vice President of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau where his focus was on attracting and creating meeting and event experiences in the metro New Orleans Area. In addition Weaber served as Executive Vice President for association management company Smith Bucklin’s largest division, Event Services, which includes Courtesy Associates, the meeting and event planning firm that he also over saw as its President. Prior, he was EVP and Chief Customer Officer for Experient, Inc. the world's largest event management corporation.
Weaber is active with American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); has served on advisory boards for cities and hotel properties including Marriott, Hilton,Omni and the cities of Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Vancouver and many more as well as a featured speaker at industry events, and a frequent trade publication contributor and additionally as an industry expert quoted in both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.