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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

The Broadsword Community

Posted by  Anna Green on April 3, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, our lovely community has been growing more than ever before.  Our team has come together, sharing ideas and inspiration with each other.

We are all very distant from each other and not in our normal routine. So, it’s more important than ever to keep our community going.

Our community has always been bubbling alongside our events and growing within the company. But, it’s more important now than ever before to keep us all connected while we're all so far apart.

Here are a few things the Broadsword team have been doing...

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Topics: News, Tips

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

Posted by  Alice Taylor on February 26, 2020

Today is Event Wellbeing Day. A day to focus on wellbeing in the events industry. 

Statistics from the EventWell website say that one in three event professionals suffer from mental ill health each year.

So, what can we do to change this? 

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Topics: Industry Insights, Tips

Five Wellbeing Tips for Event Professionals

Posted by  Alice Taylor on November 6, 2019

How many times have you felt tired? Under pressure at work? Stressed about the day ahead?

A yearly report from Careercast says an Event Coordinator is the 5th most stressful job in the world. We’re facing more pressure and stress as time goes on. Early starts, late finishes and making sure that each event is as perfect as the last. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a work bubble.

It’s important we focus on ourselves once in a while. We’re lucky that wellbeing is becoming more accepted. Not only in our everyday lives but in the workplace too.

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Topics: Tips

Ways to make events more inclusive

Posted by  Anna Green on July 5, 2019

As Stephen Covey said, “Strength lies in differences, not similarities.”

Embracing diversity is a critical step for business to grow and as a company in the communications business working with global organisations, we feel we have a real opportunity to support and advise our clients in how to cultivate diverse event environments.

Why is it so important?

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Topics: Tips

Public Speaking in Madrid – Some Useful Tips

Posted by  Anna Green on June 18, 2019

It’s never too late to try something new.

When asked to attend the second C&IT International Forum as a speaker, I was a little apprehensive. These were unchartered waters for me; I love conversation of course, but the responsibility to add value and contribute meaningful content, was rather daunting. Let’s face it: most of us experience public speaking butterflies, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A little nervousness raises our level of performance but it’s important that the balance doesn’t tip from nerves to anxiety.

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Topics: News, Industry Insights, Tips

Tips for Time Lapsing

Posted by  Anna Green on October 11, 2018

If the venue is being gutted, where do you put the camera? This was the conundrum Broadsword faced when a well-known restaurant chain requested a time lapse video to record the renovation of one of their sites. (The answer, as it turned out, was on the window frame). If the mention of time lapse video has your fingers itching for your camera, read on to discover Broadsword Creative Director Martin Walton’s tips for effective time lapsing. 

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Topics: Tips