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Landing the Job as a Corporate Event Manager 

Landing the Job as a Corporate Event Manager  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Finding a job in events is tough. But being an event manger, I believe, is one of the best jobs in the world if you find the right one. Obviously, I’m biased, but I believe one of the best event roles is as an in-house, corporate manager, as for the past 10 years I have been lucky enough to work as one in the law field. I also actually do love Mondays, which not many people can say.

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How Big Data is Driving Conference Success

How Big Data is Driving Conference Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are two key factors that contribute to the success of a conference. On one hand, we have attendee satisfaction, and on the other, the need to ensure the best possible Return on Investment (ROI).

The integration of technology to attendee-centric conference management, creates unique and impactful experiences in revolutionary new ways. The immersion of big data in our industry is a true catalyst for success and – if used properly – can lead to more accurate and faster ROI measurement in addition to greater delegate engagement.

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Don’t Forget To Ask These Questions At Your Next Summer Site Visit

Don’t Forget To Ask These Questions At Your Next Summer Site Visit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After visiting multiple venues in multiple locations, it can be easy to forget what questions you need to ask to ensure that you get all the information you need to make an informed decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you tour each venue. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a good place to start if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed.

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Distractions are Everywhere- How to Get Your Visitors Full Attention

Distractions are Everywhere- How to Get Your Visitors Full Attention | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Studies show that we have 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention. That means your trade show booth must be designed with the correct intentionality. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can become a better “attention grabber.” What are the goals of your booth? Are you looking to distribute giveaway items, trying to get direct sales, or simply collect information of the visitors? No matter which it is, understanding what your goals at the trade show are will help you dictate the appropriate ways to grab an individual’s attention.

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8 Ways to Negotiate a Fair Attrition Clause Both Sides Can Live With

8 Ways to Negotiate a Fair Attrition Clause Both Sides Can Live With | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If there’s one thing that’ll set a meeting professional’s teeth on edge, it’s a costly surprise—especially when it’s one that could have been addressed in the contract up front, and even more especially when it comes to costly attrition. While there are any number of ways to approach attrition in negotiations, here are some strategies that attorney, speaker, and College of Coastal Georgia professor Tyra Hilliard, Esq., PhD, CMP, outlined in a recent MeetingsNet Master Class webinar that can help you negotiate an attrition clause that’s fair to both parties.

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How to Keep the Momentum Going AFTER Your Meeting or Event: 4 Tips

How to Keep the Momentum Going AFTER Your Meeting or Event: 4 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You spend SO much time planning your meetings and events - especially the big ones. So isn’t it a shame when after months and months of planning, suddenly it’s all just...over? Well it doesn’t have to be!

There are actually several things you can do to keep that post-event excitement (and chatter) going. Take a look!

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5 TED Videos That Will Help You Organize Better Meetings

5 TED Videos That Will Help You Organize Better Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As event professionals, we’re constantly hunting for new ideas that could help us design better meetings. With this in mind, we browsed through the TED archives and discovered a few amazing videos that will give you a dose of inspiration.

Give them a watch. We believe these ideas are worth adopting at your next event.

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Beware: Third-party procurement can cost you your commission

Beware: Third-party procurement can cost you your commission | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Caution: Always have the person who contacts you on behalf of a company check to see if the organization uses a third-party procurement company or agency. I have posted before about third-party procurement models coming to North America. They have been popular in Europe for some time. I have just had the most horrendous experience so I am sharing it so you can avoid similar drama.

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Do You Have an Emergency Plan?

Do You Have an Emergency Plan? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” This quote comes from Mike Tyson who probably meant it literally, but it applies just as well to situations outside the boxing ring where your plan can be derailed by any number of surprises, leaving you struggling to come up with a new one. You may think you have the perfect event response plan in place for your meetings, but until you test it you won’t find the holes.

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4 Reasons Your Sponsorship Prospectus Fails 

4 Reasons Your Sponsorship Prospectus Fails  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your team spent countless hours putting together tiered sponsorship packages. But then you send your proposal to prospective sponsors — just to get no response.Event sponsorships are won (or lost) by how well you can demonstrate the value of sponsoring your event. If your sponsorship prospectus isn’t making a splash, it’s time to revisit the what you’re including — and how you’re presenting it.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Successful Virtual Event

The Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Successful Virtual Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As consumers and attendees increasingly rely on smartphones and digital tools, marketers look to bridge the online and physical worlds to maximize engagement and create unique moments. Virtual and hybrid events offer the perfect solution by combining the best of brand experience with the digital engagement people crave. According to Market Research Media, virtual events will grow from $14 billion in 2018 to $18 billion in 2023, with a steady increase of five percent annually. Beyond effective marketing, going virtual is an excellent way to further monetize an event and efficiently reach a global audience. 

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It’s Time to Work Out Your Time-Management Muscles

It’s Time to Work Out Your Time-Management Muscles | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Some of us, by nature, organize and get tasks out of the way before we relax. Others play first and work later. Which type are you, and is your style allowing you to have the life you really want?

Maybe you are super-organized at work, but burned out because you don’t know how to make time for yourself. Maybe you are naturally someone who knows how to relax, but you are dissatisfied because you aren’t fulfilling your goals and dreams.

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Eight new rules for career success 

Eight new rules for career success  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ever feel like the corporate ladder is broken? That’s because you’re making the mistake of trying to climb it. As we discovered through our research, an increasingly uncertain business world requires all-new methods of thinking and strategies to navigate. Following are eight new rules needed for career success in increasingly unpredictable professional environments – and how to use them to vault yourself straight into the executive suite.

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33 tips for #EventProfs Wanting to Grow Their Career

33 tips for #EventProfs Wanting to Grow Their Career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event professionals around the globe begin their ascent into the industry in a plethora of different ways. From 'always knowing' to 'being thrown in' - how an event professional becomes part of the industry is not as important as how determined and how successful one is in the industry. After all - events are depending on the professionals behind them, to ensure success! 

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Elevate Human Interaction

How Artificial Intelligence Will Elevate Human Interaction | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The PCMA European Influencers Summit will gather approximately 40 European business events leaders in Monte Carlo, Monaco, June 25–27, to address the future of the events industry. Although the event is invitation-only — intended to be a discussion by Europeans for Europeans — Convene will be covering the summit and passing along key insights and takeaways.

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Stop Wasting Your Valuable Small-Meeting Spend Data

Stop Wasting Your Valuable Small-Meeting Spend Data | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Marketing, sales, and team culture are still driven by human contact, perhaps now more than ever—the main difference is that meetings are getting smaller as the need to connect face-to-face to offset digital fatigue and isolated working conditions grows.

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Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce

Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millennials is a strange word people use – often with some derision – to refer to a younger generation of workers. Many falsely believe they’re different from other generations, and that something might be wrong with them. What’s probably driving much of this sense of enigma is that Millennials are less engaged at work than older generations. Much ink has been spilled on the topic of engaging Millennials more.

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From Engagement to Connection- 12 Steps to Start Genuine Business Connections

From Engagement to Connection- 12 Steps to Start Genuine Business Connections | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A big mistake made by many……not having an objective prior to a conference or event!  You have objectives for most business-critical processes, why not before you attend a conference or event? Most people attend to learn something new, to see what new products are offered in the industry and possibly to make new business connections.

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Five ways to radically multiply your time and boost productivity

Five ways to radically multiply your time and boost productivity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here's how to multiply your time, boost productivity, and get the most out of any given workday.
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5 Ways Meetings & Events Make an Impact #GMID17

5 Ways Meetings & Events Make an Impact #GMID17 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As an event management software company, it’s not shocking to hear that at etouches, we take pride in helping to facilitate successful meetings and events all…
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The right way

The right way | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everyone is a watchdog or whistleblower these days thanks to pervasive social media and deep searches on the internet. Companies can no longer hide their worst traits and habits—and this is a good thing. The more ethical big businesses are, the better off the world will be. At least that’s the theory. Whether it’s true or not is for time to judge.
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How to Go Beyond Leads- Event Hospitality & Networking

How to Go Beyond Leads- Event Hospitality & Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your trade show booth staffers can act as brand ambassadors for your company at your next show. Learn how to train them accordingly.
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A Digital Marketing Checklist for Events

A Digital Marketing Checklist for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s a popular book within productivity circles that focuses on one simple tool that makes a world of difference when it comes to planning. It’s called “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande. In the book, Gawande discusses the value of using checklists in order to organize teams, increase efficiency, and cut down on mistakes and mishaps when dealing with complex operations (like flying a fighter jet or performing surgery).

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Why You Should Consider Getting Your Digital Event Strategist Certification

Why You Should Consider Getting Your Digital Event Strategist Certification | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Miranda Connon, CMP, DES, is meetings manager for the Montreal-based Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU), which has been an aggressive entrant into the world of digital events. The organization’s SIU Academy is a standard-setting e-learning portal that offers videos, webcasts, livestreamed surgical procedures, and more, while its annual Congress is a hybrid meeting with dozens of hours of livestreamed content.

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Are You Ready for the Extreme You?

Are You Ready for the Extreme You? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sarah Robb O’Hagan isn’t happy with the search results when she googles her name. Which is surprising, considering the accolades that show up immediately,  including being named to such lists as “Most Creative People in Business” (Fast Company), “Most Powerful Women in Sports” (Forbes), and “Women to Watch” (Ad Age). “I just started feeling super uncomfortable about it,” Robb O’Hagan told Convene. “I was like, ‘Well, that’s fine, but you’re missing the big pieces of the story where I was a train wreck and having to deal with some really, really tough experiences.’”

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