Sendsteps wins FRESH Award 2013 for “Best Meeting Tool”

"In 2013, dialogues will add the real value to corporate meetings"

16 JANUARY 2013, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Summary
Yesterday was the last day of the “FRESH 2013 Conference” in Copenhagen. During this international conference best practices on meeting design are exchanged. At the final presentation the “FRESH Award 2013” for “Best Meeting Tool” was handed to Sendsteps. Mike Coumans, Director of Sendsteps received the award. “This is the icing on the cake for the work Sendsteps so firmly believed in the past few years and which is still carried out with great passion”, says the 29-year old entrepreneur.

FRESH is a conference where professionals from the international meeting industry gather to discuss trends and the future of meeting concepts. One of the recurring elements was the importance of audience participation during corporate events. Sendsteps anticipates to this and offers an application that makes it possible for the audience to react to the speaker in a direct and anonymous manner. Reactions are sent in through mobile phone (SMS, web and Twitter) and subsequently displayed on the screen. From there on the dialogue between audience and stage is easily achieved. Together with a dedicated partner network, Sendsteps facilitates 350 events per year in their home country The Netherlands and around globe.

“Contact moments in the form of events and conferences are costly and become more important from a strategic point of view. Visitors of these meetings, the stakeholders of organizations, want to be heard too and want to be taken seriously,” says Mike Coumans. This can be accomplished by letting them enter into discussion, involving them online, giving them exercises they can do together or letting them participate through their tablets, smartphones or regular cellphones.

This is a very promising year for Sendsteps. Already last month Coumans was nominated for “Most Influential Event Professional” by Event Branche, the Dutch platform for live communication and MICE. “I see that we are at a tipping point; corporations realize that monologues during meetings are not done anymore. Dialogues are the real value adders to corporate events,” says Coumans. All event professionals present reviewed Sendsteps on simplicity, affordability and ease of use for both audiences and organizations.

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"I see that we are at a tipping point; corporations realize that monologues during meetings are not done anymore. Dialogues are the real value adders to corporate events." Mike Coumans
"Contact moments in the form of events and conferences are costly and become more important from a strategic point of view. Visitors of these meetings, the stakeholders of organizations, want to be heard too and want to be taken seriously." Mike Coumans
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Sendsteps faciliteert mobiele interactie tijdens bijeenkomsten. De presentator of dagvoorzitter kan via PowerPoint open- en/of gesloten vragen aan het publiek voorleggen. Het publiek reageert middels mobiele telefoon via SMS, internet of Twitter. Reacties komen direct en anoniem binnen en worden real-time op het scherm geprojecteerd. Met Sendsteps van monoloog naar dialoog; een stem voor iedereen!