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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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5 Attention-Grabbing Trade Show Booths 

5 Attention-Grabbing Trade Show Booths  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Showing up to your trade show booths with company collateral and a stack of business cards isn’t going to earn you any ROI. Attendees want innovative, eye-popping concepts with wow factors they’ll talk about long after the show—like these five attention-getters, for example. Sure, they cost a pretty penny, but they’re sure to increase foot traffic to (and engagement with) your booth.

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7 Event Ticketing Platforms for Your Next Conference

7 Event Ticketing Platforms for Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ticketing can be a critical part of the event and conference planning process. Often, you have ideas regarding how you want to manage ticket sales and need a solution that can bring your vision to life. Luckily, there are numerous options available in the ticketing platform space. To help you find the one that is right for you, here are seven event ticketing platforms (and a bonus option) to consider for your next conference or event.

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Know Your Sponsor (KYS) Part 2: View Sponsors as Investors 

Know Your Sponsor (KYS) Part 2: View Sponsors as Investors  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Surprisingly often, event organizers consider their sponsors as cash cows instead of what they actually are: partners who contribute to the success of their events. I am very active both in the startup scene as well as in the world of events and sponsorship, and I cannot help but see a lot of parallels between a startup seeking investors and an organizer reaching out to sponsors. The interesting question is: what can organizers learn from a startup/investor relationship?
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Are Mobile Apps Taking People Away From Your Room Block?

Are Mobile Apps Taking People Away From Your Room Block? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attendees used to rely on one screen for all their housing needs: their desktop computer. But as the mobile revolution shrinks the size of their devices, they’re enjoying the anywhere-anytime ability to compare room rates from their smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. And their searches are taking them to many digital destinations outside the “Hotel & Travel” section of the typical conference website.

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A Guide to Serving F&B on the Exhibit Floor

A Guide to Serving F&B on the Exhibit Floor | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At the Duty Free Show of the Americas, which takes place in Florida each spring, attendees come face-to-face with almost every conceivable item that might be sold in an airport duty-free store — from necklaces and perfume to cigars, luggage, and, of course, booze. “They serve a lot of alcohol, and they’d like people to sample this, that, or the other thing,” said Mark Gatley, regional general man-ager for SMG at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, which hosted the show for a few years before it moved to the Orlando World Center Marriott.

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Brand USA: How To Market America in the Trump Era

Brand USA: How To Market America in the Trump Era | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
 

Brand USA has a big job. Only created in 2010, the destination marketing organization is tasked with promoting travel to the United States. All of it. “By law,” President and CEO Christopher Thompson said in an interview, “we’re required to promote the entirety of the destination — all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.

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This Is What Medical Meetings Will Look Like In The Future

This Is What Medical Meetings Will Look Like In The Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., attended his first medical conference more than 20 years ago, when he was a neurology resident at the University of California, San Francisco. It was organized by the American Neurological Association, and what Johnston most remembers is “the awkward feeling of everybody else knowing each other,” he said in a recent interview, “and me not knowing anyone and sitting in gigantic auditoriums trying to absorb the basic science of what was shown on the gels and all that.”

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Three Workforce Mega-Trends for 2017

Three Workforce Mega-Trends for 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Conferences are about people first and content second. You need to determine who you’re designing for (target audience) before you address what (content) and how (experience design). Here are three workforce mega-trends that I believe will significantly affect our future conference audiences:

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15 Event Planning Job Boards to Find Top Talent

15 Event Planning Job Boards to Find Top Talent | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Looking to hire an event marketer for your company? Maybe you need a set of extra hands to manage your event? Or maybe you’re just looking to hire someone to design a sweet event logo? If you’re looking to hire talent for your next event, you have options. While you technically could place an ad in the classifieds of your local paper, or reach out to your network, at some point you will likely end up searching on the internet.

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The New Rules For Business Success In the Digital Age

The New Rules For Business Success In the Digital Age | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leadership of progressive organizations is becoming increasingly difficult as technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly impacts the corporate landscape. Rather than one ingredient for assuring business competitiveness, innovation is now being seen as the key to relevance and survival in the digital age.

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How to Protect Your Venue’s Reputation in the Booking Process

How to Protect Your Venue’s Reputation in the Booking Process | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For live music venues, reputation is everything. According to a survey of nearly 50 live music venues, nearly a quarter consider the industry’s brand perception of their venue the single most important measure of success.

 
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5 ways to promote positive conflict in meetings for more effective collaboration

5 ways to promote positive conflict in meetings for more effective collaboration | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Here’s a good reason why conflict and collaboration go hand in hand. Always agreeing might be your default when you lack confidence in your idea and want to save face, however, it functions more as a one-way street to boring town. How can innovative ideas find their feet when there’s only room for same-same?

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