Comments on: The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2020/03/meeting-industry-coronavirus-silver-lining/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:02:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 By: Irene M Kelly https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2020/03/meeting-industry-coronavirus-silver-lining/#comment-71375 Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:34:33 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=16988#comment-71375 interesting comment from Mary re hand shake … It’s occurred to me how valuable it would be to adopt the Asian custom of “bowing” or “nodding”. I’ve always thought it to be much more honoring of the person than a hand shake. Actually my favorite greeting is a hug which has become more common among professionals as women take on more leadership. Should that become the greeting of choice, it will be long time coming after Covid 19!

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By: Mary Padron-Radians, Inc. https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2020/03/meeting-industry-coronavirus-silver-lining/#comment-71379 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:14:03 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=16988#comment-71379 Just like we were never the same after 911, meetings and trade shows will not be the same again from a hygiene and sanitation perspective; it will probably add new sponsorship opportunities. I can see it now—there will be a sponsorship opportunity to sponsor hand-sanitizing stations or to sponsor hand wipes or 2 oz. bottle of hand sanitizers to go into attendee bags. Plus, I think the hand-shake needs to go away completely at trade shows and everywhere for that matter. It’s not a safe gesture and should be replaced with a non-touching gesture like a peace sign, head nod, or casual salute.

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