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Personalisation is a type of customer experience strategy. Whether it provides real-time interaction or helping attendees to network, event apps can enhance overall event experience. All thanks to these apps, attendees can participate in more exciting ways. However, if everyone is using the same interface, there is no point of differentiation. This is why personalising your attendees' experience is important.
Cai Ling

Cai Ling

As a Digital Marketer at Micepad, Cai Ling is always eager to share new content and updates with you.

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By Cai Ling

February 22 2017

Importance of Personalisation

Personalisation is a type of customer experience strategy. Whether it provides real-time interaction or helping attendees to network, event apps can enhance overall event experience. All thanks to these apps, attendees can participate in more exciting ways. However, if everyone is using the same interface, there is no point of differentiation. This is why personalising your attendees' experience is important.

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Features

By Cai Ling

February 15 2017

5 Reasons to Digitise Your Next Event

If you organise events frequently, event apps should not be new to you. Event apps help organisers digitise all of their planning processes from registration to uploading of agenda, content, delegates listing and so on. More importantly, it synchronises the work across all your fellow organisers to keep everyone in the loop.

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Features

By Cai Ling

February 8 2017

How to Deal with Last Minute Changes?

Last minute changes? Even the most experienced event organisers will encounter this during an event. Pulling off a successful event requires countless hours of planning and detailed consideration but a small change is enough to ruin all the efforts.

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Features

By Cai Ling

February 1 2017

Conferences and Exhibitions at a Glance

How do you use an event app for your conferences and exhibitions? Why do you even need an app for it, you may ask. Many companies are shifting their focus to technology, especially FinTech, if you have noticed over the past year. You can also see many tech start-ups venturing into the different industries these days. That said, how can you maximise your event experience with an app?

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Others

By Cai Ling

January 25 2017

Happy Rooster New Year!

The team at Micepad wishes everyone a prosperous Happy Chinese New Year. May the Year of Rooster bring new opportunities and bless you with happiness and prosperity. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Events

By Cai Ling

January 18 2017

Meetings with Mobile App

Going mobile is on top of everybody's mind but what does it mean to make your meetings mobile? Why would your attendees care about an app in a meeting? If mobile is the face of digital, then mobile app is the face of engagement.

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Events

By Cai Ling

January 11 2017

Unified Platform for Greater Convenience

Consistency is crucial in your event. With Micepad's unified platform, you can reduce the hassle and communicate with a single vendor to synchronise all your event information.

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Features

By Cai Ling

January 4 2017

Improving ROI with an Event App (Part II)

In an earlier post, we talked about using event app to save time and costs, increase sponsor opportunities and engage attendees. You may still have many questions running through your mind - what else can an event app do for event organisers? Today, events of all sizes leverage event app for different purposes.

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Others

By Cai Ling

December 28 2016

2016, You Were Great. 2017, You'll Be Better!

Happy 2017! The team at Micepad would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. May you be blessed with good health, good fortune and good times!

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Insights

By Cai Ling

December 14 2016

2016 Milestones

Before 2016 concludes, let's take a look at our Milestones for the year. It has definitely been a great year with many new hires and new features!

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Insights

By Cai Ling

December 7 2016

Summary of the Year

As 2016 approaches an end, here is an infographic to summarise our work for this past year. Micepad would like to thank all our clients for their kind support throughout.

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Events

By Cai Ling

November 30 2016

Improving ROI with Event App (Part I)

For event organisers to get larger budgets for future events, you have to prove your ROI first. Like anyone else, the management needs to see returns before they are willing to invest more. So how do you ensure that you will get the maximum return on your events?

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Events

By Cai Ling

November 23 2016

Project Inspire Grand Finals for a Better World

November has been a busy month for us but no, we are not complaining. It is a good thing for us to be busy. For the past few weeks, there were a lot of events especially during the Singapore FinTech Festival week that was held from 14 November to 18 November.

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Features

By Cai Ling

November 16 2016

Understanding Your Audience Personas

Whether you are presenting to a small group or big group, there are many things you can do to achieve your communication goals. The simplest way to understand your audience is to ask them a simple question – How are you feeling right now? While it helps to warm up the atmosphere, you can also modify your presentation to fit in accordingly.

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Events

By Cai Ling

November 9 2016

How to Network Like a Pro

Why is networking important? It opens up opportunities, so learning how to network effectively is one of the essential skills you need especially if you want to advance in your professional life. You need these networking skills to be acquainted with the right person to help you get to places that you might not otherwise reach. If you are lucky, you might even land yourself in a dream job.

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Events

By Cai Ling

November 2 2016

Singapore Productivity Conference and Exhibition 2016

SPCE 2016 was held on 1 – 2 November and it aimed to help the industry builds capabilities for holistic productivity. There were discussions about the challenges companies faced in increasing productivity as well as strategies for transforming companies into profitable enterprises through innovation, collaboration, technology and people development.

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Others

By Cai Ling

October 26 2016

Happy Deepavali!

Micepad extends our wishes to all our Hindu friends on this auspicious festival of lights! Let's enjoy this festive of joy with our family and friends!

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Events

By Cai Ling

October 19 2016

Event Tech Trends You Need to Know

Today, we are more likely to see people staring at their smart devices rather than engaging in verbal communication. The developments in digital technology are shaping the future generation, future society and increasingly, the event planning industry.

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Insights

By Cai Ling

October 12 2016

Events Sponsorship – Do’s and Don’ts

You probably would have thought about having sponsorship to raise your brand awareness and create positive public relations. True enough, it can bring positive return on investment to your company but if the events are not carefully selected, your sponsorship would seem like an act of charity.

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Events

By Cai Ling

October 5 2016

Turning Your Audience Into Participants

Audience and participants. Same same but different. While audience connotes a passive receiver, participant on the other hand is usually proactive in giving and engaging in deeper conversations

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Insights

By Cai Ling

September 28 2016

Boost your Sales with Email Marketing

What is email marketing? Simply put, it’s the process of marketing your products or services and directing your target audience’s attention via email.

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Features

By Cai Ling

September 21 2016

Future of Event Technology

Event Technology or what some people would call it, Event Tech, has changed the way people organise and attend events now.

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Insights

By Cai Ling

August 17 2016

Delivering Your Best Speech

Whether you are an experienced presenter pitching your proposals or a student delivering your graded presentation, there were definitely times when you felt nervous and stuttered. But you don’t have to be the best public speaker to deliver the best speech.

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Insights

By Cai Ling

July 27 2016

Going Digital vs. Human Interaction

Name any social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and you’d probably have one account with it. But even in the digital world, human touch still matters a lot. Technologies are meant to complement our capabilities, not replace.

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Others

By Shane Meyer

July 6 2016

Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri!

Micepad wishes all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya! Enjoy the holidays and feasting!

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

June 29 2016

World Summit Award Social Innovation Congress

The World Summit Award Social Innovation Congress was held recently at Parkroyal Hotel from the 29th of June to the 1st of July 2016. The award recognises digital innovations that not only create sustainable social change but also have an impact world-wide. As one of the 40 global WSA winners, we were connected to international thought-leaders, ICT experts and regional stakeholders to enable knowledge transfer.

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Features

By Cai Ling

June 15 2016

Business Matching Creates More Business Opportunities

If you asked any event organisers what metrics they used to assess their event success in the past, they would probably tell you that it is the number. The number of visitors and booths that have registered and turned up for the exhibitions or conferences. Today, they want more than numbers, they want to create business opportunities.

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Recruitment

By Shane Meyer

April 13 2016

Reinforcements have arrived!

2016 is becoming to look like a very promising year here at Micepad with newer features in development, new clients and many more exciting events. To help out in the busy periods ahead, we are please to introduce the three newest members to our team!

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Others

By Shane Meyer

April 6 2016

We have shifted!

It may not have been very far, but we have officially shifted! In the midst of all the upcoming events, we have begun operating from110 Lorong 23 Geylang, #06-06 Victory Centre, Singapore 388410, a short distance from our previous location at 124 Lorong 23 Geylang #08-01 Arcsphere Singapore 388405.

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Others

By Shane Meyer

March 23 2016

Happy Easter!

Micepad wishes everyone a Blessed and Happy Easter! Enjoy the holidays!

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Features

By Cai Ling

March 9 2016

QR Codes Check-in at Your Next Event

Running events can be time-consuming. The check-in process can also be annoying for the attendees if the queue gets too long. But what’s worse than having to spend hours at the doors checking in your attendees with papers and spreadsheets. Having the appropriate resources can help you manage your event effectively. Earlier, we talked about the RSVP app.

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Features

By Cai Ling

February 24 2016

New RSVP Feature

Event coordinators are ranked the fifth most stressful job in 2016. For obvious reasons, attention to detail matters a lot in this job because you can’t afford too many things to go wrong during your event. Like many organisers out there, you must have found the registration process to be extremely bothersome especially if you still have a lot of administrative and logistics matters to handle. Yet without registration, you will have no attendee to even start your event.

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Others

By Shane Meyer

February 3 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

Micepad Wishes Your a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Monkey!

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

January 27 2016

What’s Happening in Taiwan

It has been a great start to the year in Taiwan with many new exciting deals, new hires as well as new initiatives! On top of having many new clients onboard in the banking and pharmaceutical industries, here are just some of the many exciting things happening!

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

January 20 2016

Micepad Featured in M&C Asia!

2016 is off top a good start here at Micepad! With new projects and new features coming right along, we are on our way to becoming Asia Pacific's top event and conference application. In the latest edition of M&C/Asia, a meeting and convention publication for the travel industry, Micepad has been recognised as one of the Top 10 apps to revitalise and transform events!

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Events

By Shane Meyer

January 6 2016

iPads Engage at First Event of the Year

Panel discussions, polling questions and two way communication, that's exactly what happened at our very first event for the year! Held at St. Regis Hotel, dinner guests were treated to an engaging discussion among the wealth panel moderated by the very experience moderator Lisa Oake, the former anchor for CNBC for 16 years!

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Others

By Shane Meyer

December 30 2015

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

2015 has been a great year for Micepad and on behalf of the team, here's wishing you all the best for 2016. Happy New Year!

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Others

By Shane Meyer

December 25 2015

Micepad Wishes You A Merry Christmas!

Micepad wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for the support throughout the year! We hope to bring you more exciting things in the coming year so stay tuned!

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Others

By Shane Meyer

December 16 2015

A Big Thank You!

With Christmas and the end of the year fast approaching, the team at Micepad took the time to thank the people who have contributed in one way or another to our success.

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

December 9 2015

Our Website has been revamped!

2015 saw many exciting milestones here at Micepad from the launch of our Taiwan office to our Mobile version. Our newly revamped website now reflects all these changes! Here are some highlights below.

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

December 2 2015

2015 Milestones

Here is a quick snapshot of some of the key moments that has made this year so exciting for us!

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Insights

By Shane Meyer

November 25 2015

Summary of the Year

As we approach the year end, here is a quick infographic with you some facts and figures on the work we have done this year!

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Features

By Shane Meyer

November 18 2015

Have full control with Synchronised Slides!

While mobile applications have proven to be a lot more convenient, effective and efficient, this technology has still not yet reached its full potential across the world. Why? One reason could very well be the control the organisers' feel they lose, as well as the distraction that they perceive.

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Event Master

By Shane Meyer

November 11 2015

Things to Look Out For During an Event

New to organising an event? Not to worry! While we can't assure you that everything will go according to plan all of the time, we can definitely help make sure that it runs smoothly for the most part. Let us teach you to observe the tell tale signs and warnings that might just help you save your event from any major hiccups.

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Features

By Shane Meyer

November 4 2015

Engage your audience with Word Clouds!

Having a room full high level executives or fresh minds is pointless if you're not going to take advantage of the collective intelligence. Truth is, it doesn't really take much to engage them and tap on their insights. Try using a Word Cloud we guarantee you'll be addicted. The best part? It only takes 30 seconds to quickly get a feel on the sentiments in the room!

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

October 28 2015

Micepad goes Mobile!

The middle of October saw the launch of Micepad Mobile for our first an event here in Taiwan organised by 30 Magazine! Micepad was the official app for the 2015 Innovation Workshop for Young Entrepreneurs. Combining all the features we love from the iPad into a compact mobile design with added News Feeds and moving banners for greater sponsor visibility. What's more, it is now available for both iOS and Android devices. With Micepad, attendees' were able to rate each startup and vote for their favourite using our Poll feature.

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Event Master

By Fung Yun Shan

October 21 2015

How to Make the Most Out of Your Meeting in Singapore

Most MICE events are annual affairs at another country. If your meeting or conference happens to be in Singapore, you’re in luck! Singapore has been ranked as Asia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination (World Travel Awards, 2013) and is one of the most consistently rated countries for MICE tourism. In 2011, it contributed 33 per cent of the Republic's tourism receipts excluding sightseeing and entertainment expenditure. MICE tourism is still consistently booming and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) wants it to reach 36 per cent by 2020.

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Press Release

By Fung Yun Shan

October 14 2015

Micepad Wins at World Summit Awards 2015 in e-Business and Commerce!

Singapore, October 12, 2015 – Micepad won at the World Summit Awards 2015 at Salzburg in the e-Business and Commerce category. There are 40 winners this year spanning across 24 countries, each featuring a unique product that drives change. Micepad is the only company from Singapore to be nominated and subsequently win an award.

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Recruitment

By Shane Meyer

October 7 2015

Formula One and the Impact to Singapore

The Singapore Grand Prix has had a positive effect on the MICE Industry without a doubt. Many events and conferences are now scheduled around that period for a good mix of work and play. With the Singapore Gran Prix in it's 8th year, let's take a quick look of the impact and spillover effect it has through a quick infographic.

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Insights

By Fung Yun Shan

September 30 2015

5 Sneaky Ways to Be Innovative

They say change is the only constant despite the fact that, for the most part, humans are creatures of habit. It is important to always be on the alert for ways to improve. Today, new products are constantly being introduced to the market that even big businesses struggle to stay relevant. There is a need to ensure that you do not end up as a one-hit wonder.

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Recruitment

By Shane Meyer

September 23 2015

What you Need to Make Mobile Applications Work for You!

Event Technology has been around for quite some time and has evolved over the years changing the way events are held all over the world! From lights, effects, staging, projection, audience engagement systems, and the list goes on. In our field, while polling devices was once all the rage, such systems are now merged seamlessly with mobile conference applications which has seen a boom in North America and many parts of the world.

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Press Release

By Tan Jie Hao

September 16 2015

Micepad from Singapore receives nomination for international UN-based Award

Micepad from Singapore is nominated to enter the next round of the 2015 World Summit Award (WSA) in Business & Commerce. Micepad will compete against almost 400 outstanding digital nominations and applications from 86 countries and be evaluated by the WSA’s online Jury from August 10 to September 17. The online jury will evaluate the ventures, creating a shortlist of 15-20 projects in each of the eight categories.

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Features

By Fung Yun Shan

September 9 2015

Beacons Shine/Connect at IBM Connect 2015 Executive Xchange

IBM and Tech in Asia collaborated to organise IBM Connect 2015, an event that provided attending startups tips on growth hacking their business. The event was held over two days, from 2-3 September at the Compass Ballroom at Resorts World Sentosa.

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Event Master

By Shane Meyer

September 2 2015

10 Tips for a Better Survey

Like many people out there, you probably find the feedback process a chore, time consuming and repetitive. Yet, feedbacks are one of the most important things in any event or conference as it is the only tangible and quantifiable thing that you can take away. As the only return of investment from all that money spent during the event, you better do it well!

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Event Master

By Shane Meyer

August 26 2015

How Can Polls Improve your Meeting Experience

If you were around in the events industry many years ago, you will probably be used to something like this if you wanted to conduct a poll. While effective, voting through one of these keypads not only seems unresponsive as it is a one way communication, it look outdated and clunky. Managing a large number of devices in a crowd without one of them going missing, getting damaged or not working is also a big logistical issue.

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Event Master

By Fung Yun Shan

August 19 2015

Why You Need Post-Event Surveys

As minutiae as the time you spend on answering survey questions might be, you will be surprised to find that what little time you spent translates to billions of dollars. Tech companies such as SurveyMonkey, which bases their living off the need for surveys, is the living proof of that. Survey is their raison d’etre; survey is king.

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Others

By Fung Yun Shan

August 12 2015

Micepad Celebrates SG50

Singapore has come a long way since our humble roots as a colonised country to become the triumphant nation we are today. To celebrate 50 glorious years of Singapore, Micepad would like to take this opportunity to make our tribute to Singapore in the way we know best, by taking a tour of some of our nation's best and most memorable sights--with our iPads in tow!

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

August 5 2015

We Are Hiring!

When Micepad began in 2011, we sought to change the way meetings and conferences were carried out. Changing mindsets and reinventing age old methods was no easy task. It took a while for the idea to catch on, but catch on it did. Since 2011, we have served a broad range of clients from government organisations to well-known MNCs across Asia becoming one of the leading engagement and event applications. Our platform enables conference attendees to collaborate and connect with one another through real-time modules such as Q&A, Polls, Quizzes, Live Slides and many more exciting features in the pipeline.

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Recruitment

By Shane Meyer

July 29 2015

Farewell to our Hardworking Interns!

So quickly ten weeks have passed and we bid farewell to our interns from NTU and SMU. While there was much to learn for them, there was just as much to learn for us.

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Event Master

By Fung Yun Shan

July 22 2015

Uneventful: How to Prevent Your Event from Going Wrong

Sometimes, the very thing we want least is to have anything particularly eventful happening at an event, because it might be what we dread the most: utter disaster. Or as Lemony Snicket so rightly puts it: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Despite all the praying for good fortune, backup plans, and hoping for the best, bad luck just seems to happen. Talk about striking a man when he is down, huh. Ever heard of the superstition to have a virgin girl put chilli and onion on a satay stick to prevent rain for outdoor events? And God forbid she lies about her virginity. Here are some ways we prepare for that rainy day.

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Insights

By Fung Yun Shan

July 17 2015

Let Everyday Be Dress Down Friday

Much too often, what we wear is viewed as a reflection of our character, and to that end, a reflection of how other people perceive us. It is essentially you, defined by your dress code. Coming from a startup where ‘Casual’ is clearly stated as the company’s dress code, everyday is dress down Friday.

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Event Master

By Fung Yun Shan

July 15 2015

Tricks to Up Your Public Speaking Game

Mark Twain puts it into perspective for us: “There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.” By identifying that you have a fear of public speaking, you are already taking the first step towards solving it. Here are some of the tricks recommended by industry experts to improve on your public speaking skills.

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Event Master

By Fung Yun Shan

July 8 2015

5 Ways to Increase Audience Engagement

During a conference, the ideal is to have all eyes on the speaker and to have the participants be fully involved in the event. However, that is often far from the reality. You would count yourself lucky if you even manage to capture half of their attention. What’s more, a MICE event often involves hundreds of participants, making it difficult to connect with every member in the audience. It might seem like unimaginable to engage hundreds of participants at a go. No worries, we are here to help.

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Press Release

By Shane Meyer

July 3 2015

Micepad Goes to Taiwan!

It's been a dream of ours for quite some time to expand our operations overseas. After months of planning and preparation, we are very excited to inform you on our expansion and new office in Taiwan!

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Insights

By Fung Yun Shan

June 24 2015

Inside Micepad

From humble beginnings at NTU to winning the Ideas Inc Most Innovative Startup award in 2013, we have come a long way since we started 5 years ago in Singapore as a small startup renting iPads. As we celebrate our milestones, we would also like to showcase what the company culture is like in Micepad. We do our best to embody what it truly means to be a startup and over the years, we have adapted to include some aspects which are unique to Micepad.

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Event Master

By Shane Meyer

June 17 2015

Top 5 Worries of a Meeting Planner

Love it or hate it, at some point in your life you were probably tasked to organise and arrange a meeting. From small meetings to large conferences, each event comes with its own unique set of challenges and unpredictability that will cause some to toss and turn and others to pull their hair out. Yet some can’t seem to get enough of it. Whether you are just starting out in this industry, a seasoned professional or simply an unwilling “volunteer”, here are our Top 5 Worries of any meeting planner.

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Event Master

By Fung Yun Shan

June 10 2015

Your Meeting Is Boring. Here’s How You Can Change It.

There is an undeniable consensus that meetings are not exactly what we would call the most exciting event of the year. We have all been guilty of it at one point, when we strain our ears to pay attention and, oops-a-daisy, find ourselves falling asleep during a meeting. Try as you may, but you just cannot seem to resist the soporific voice luring you to sleep. Nevertheless, eschewing meetings is not the solution to the problem.

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Event Master

By Fung Yun Shan

June 5 2015

Event Master Series (Prelude)

Planning a meeting or an event for hundreds of participants is indeed a daunting task, but not an impossible one. With some guidance and determination, you can pull it off successfully. Micepad presents a three-part series of blog posts aimed to help you do just that. We kick start you on your event-planning journey and guide you to host a great event from the start to the finish, covering lesser-known information and frustrations that comes along with it.

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Features

By Shane Meyer

June 3 2015

Creating a Unique Event App Is as Simple as 1… 2… 3.

A common question we often hear is: “What is the lead time for something like this?” Our question to you is: “How ready is your content?”. With the shortest lead time we’ve had is less than a week from start to finish. Say goodbye to pen and paper and go digital today!

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Insights

By Fung Yun Shan

May 27 2015

The Micepad Process

Learn how we can help you excite, engage and empower your audience with this short infographic on our processes and the services we provide.

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Insights

By Shane Meyer

May 27 2015

An Eco-Friendly Guide for Your Events

Saving the earth one event at a time, Micepad brings to you a short infographic on the positive effects that you can have on the environment.

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Events

By Fung Yun Shan

May 20 2015

Micepad: Swipe Your Way to a Great Conference!

Built and designed with the end user in mind, Micepad is integrated to run across any device, ranging from iOS, Android and even the web, to increase audience engagement and generate valuable insights during MICE events.

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