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Navigate the Digital Wave

Posted by  Matt Green on September 2, 2020

Crush is hands down the coolest Disney Pixar character ever. The 150-year-old sea turtle and duuuuude of the ocean has a laid-back surfer attitude that lets him go with the flow. But Crush is no drifter, he’s more than happy to help Marlin and Dory find their way when he encounters them on their search for Nemo.

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What Now?

Posted by  Diane Carters on August 24, 2020

Planning for an uncertain future in the new events landscape

If you work in events, you live in the future. That future is your next event and could be anything from one week, to one month or even a year away – if you have the luxury of a lead time that long! During lockdown, live events ceased to exist almost overnight and calendars that were packed with site visits, client meetings and events were completely erased. For those of us used to running on adrenaline and flat whites, it was like someone had pulled the plug.

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Topics: Industry Insights

The Art of Showcalling

Posted by  Anna Green on July 30, 2020

Q&A with Broadsword’s Production Director, Bruce Teggart.

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Topics: Industry Insights

Presenting in the Virtual Arena

Posted by  Anna Green on July 16, 2020

At Broadsword we pride ourselves on our attention to detail. The little (and sometimes most obvious) things really do make a difference. As presenting in the virtual event arena is the new norm, we’d like to share a selection of top tips.

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Topics: Industry Insights, Tips

Attention to Detail

Posted by  Matt Green on June 10, 2020

Come on. I’ll be honest. Certain aspects of attention to detail are not my strongest skillset. On the Insights Personality Test, you have those that sit in the colour ‘blue’, most of whom love a good spreadsheet and those who sit in the colour ‘yellow’ and often just have a feeling! I am very much a sunshine yellow. Detail is someone else’s game. Or is it? 

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Topics: Insider

Being Adaptable

Posted by  Martin Walton on May 29, 2020

The Swiss Army Knife Model

Right now, especially in the events world, being adaptable is just about the best quality you can have. That, and resilience of course.

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Topics: Industry Insights

The End of Virtual Events

Posted by  Martin Walton on May 15, 2020

Our Need to Meet

We have built our business on bringing people together at meetings. It was a fantastic business, thriving and growing, run by people who loved spending time together.

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Topics: Industry Insights

My Office Dog is going to be heartbroken when I actually have to go back to the office.

Posted by  Matt Green on May 12, 2020

I know that’s an oxymoron.

However, my whippet, Meg won’t be joining me when I eventually leave the confines of my kitchen diner for the real world. It’s not because she’s not allowed in our Somerset House office, or our warehouse/workshop. It’s more that the journey will probably kill her!

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Topics: News

Quarentunes

Posted by  Matt Green on April 30, 2020

I’ve been at home now for almost 10 weeks. Prior to the global pandemic and UK lockdown I had contracted an illness, and subsequent infection that had seen me in isolation at home for almost three weeks before everyone else! It’s a tough gig, but I am lucky. I have more than one living / dining / kitchen room and a garden that catches the sun. Even so you still need your routines and triggers to stop each day blending into one. For me this is music. It always has been. I love it in (almost) all forms. It picks me up when I’m low. It fires me up when I’m getting ready to go! It sets the tone for everything I do. I’m also not fussy; currently I am writing this on my breakfast bar streaming to Kacey Musgraves simply because my daughter is making cookies. It’s not my cup of tea but she’s singing along and that makes me smile.

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Topics: News