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I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It

I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 13 June 2017 Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do list obsession—and here’s why you might want to ditch yours, too. A Love Affair with Lists I’m not sure anyone…
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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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5 Strategies to Effectively Integrate Collaboration and Competition

5 Strategies to Effectively Integrate Collaboration and Competition | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

But some see collaboration and competition as two opposing ends of a spectrum; you get one or the other. Fortunately, it’s not an either/or. Building a successful collaborative culture, while maintaining competitive success, requires business leaders to understand the meanings and advantages (and even disadvantages) of both styles, and what these mean to business success. Broken down to their most simple forms, we might say competition equals success, and collaboration equals buy-in.

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10 Ways Inspired Leaders Can Create a More Inclusive Workplace

10 Ways Inspired Leaders Can Create a More Inclusive Workplace | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

An inclusive workplace is a critical component to individual as well as corporate well-being. But did you know being ostracized, or excluded, at work can be more harmful than bullying? How can we explain this confusing dichotomy?

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Through the Looking Glasses

Through the Looking Glasses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

He’ll have you at the intro. James H. Gilmore credits a conference with inspiring him to create the framework for Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills in the very first line of his introduction to the book.

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12 Best Practices to Name Your Event

12 Best Practices to Name Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What’s in a name? Branding is an important step during the planning phases and many make the mistake of choosing a name and working their way outwards. What you should do is pick the name, part way through the process after you have thoroughly thought about what your event will include and what you want to get across so that you don’t trap yourself with a name that no longer fits with your vision.

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Hackathons: Where Discovery & Networking Blend Beautifully 

Hackathons: Where Discovery & Networking Blend Beautifully  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Per Wikipedia, a “hackathon” is a “sprint-like event in which programmers, designers and others… collaborate intensively to advance projects.” To make one thing clear, I don’t typically cite Wikipedia for professional references; however, the dictionary definition refers to cyber hacking, and that’s definitely not what we’re talking about today. While that type of “hackathon” is designed to tear down, what we are referring to builds up and creates new ideas and opportunities for a brighter future.

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"Must Read" Business Books from 2016

"Must Read" Business Books from 2016 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A friend of mine, Jake Kostan, sent me a question asking: What is your number 1 must read book of 2016 in each category for sales & marketing, business and culture?

That’s really tough question, I read more than 100 business books this year (not all of them were written this year), many of them very good, but if I had to list just one in each one of those categories, here they are…

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The seed of all innovation

The seed of all innovation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Often companies will say that their employees attend meetings to gain knowledge and establish contacts. They are unlikely to say that they attend meetings to get ideas. But it is their ability to capitalize on both knowledge and networks found at meetings that can result in new ideas and innovation. Goran Ekvall describes the way companies harness creative ideas and creative people as a company’s creative climate. The problem is that what a company does with the outcomes from a meeting are often outside the control of the meeting planner.

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Why Team Building Is Crucial For Your Company 

Why Team Building Is Crucial For Your Company  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Every leader strives to develop teamwork among the team. Yet it is more difficult than expected. So, why do we need team building and how do we do it?
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Gamification: How to Win at Work

Gamification: How to Win at Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What if you could change your business so that workers got more done because they were having fun? Enter the world of gamification.

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10 of the Best Business Books to Read This Summer

10 of the Best Business Books to Read This Summer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share with you their suggestions for the best business books to read this summer.
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5 TEDxSydney Talks For Event Managers & Marketers 

5 TEDxSydney Talks For Event Managers & Marketers  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Today a few thousand lucky individuals are sitting in the Sydney Opera House experiencing the unique community of TEDxSydney 2016. 

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Healthy Conference MindShifts That Thwart Poisonous Thinking

Healthy Conference MindShifts That Thwart Poisonous Thinking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes, we just have to stop using old-school thinking. We have to move beyond, “Well, it’s worked for us in the past so it must be the right now."
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Blogging As an Effective Marketing Tool for Events

Blogging As an Effective Marketing Tool for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Blogs are a marketing force that generate sales and conversion of leads. Learn how blogging can be used as an effective marketing tool for your event.

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3 Vital Ingredients For The Success of Your Next Conference

3 Vital Ingredients For The Success of Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The success of future conferences lies in your ability to engage attendees today. 

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Slow Down, Learn More

Slow Down, Learn More | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It began as a lament among professional colleagues. Late last year, as Janet Sperstad and Paul Salinger were chatting about the state of their industry, they agreed that something was missing from many of today’s corporate and association events where learning was the primary goal.
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Do You Need a Conference Experience Officer?

Do You Need a Conference Experience Officer? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To achieve market differentiation in the 21st century, progressive conference owners will organize around their customers, not their internal functions.

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How to Creatively Market Without Using All of the Senses

How to Creatively Market Without Using All of the Senses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Three seconds. That’s the tiny window you have to capture someone’s attention with your ad. That window seems especially tiny when the mute button’s been pushed by the platform hosting your material.

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Top 5 Podcasts for Meeting Professionals

Top 5 Podcasts for Meeting Professionals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Why not turn all your time on the road into an opportunity for edutainment? Whether you’re interested in improving speaking skills or brushing up on site inspection know-how, there’s a podcast for you.

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7 Inspiring TED Talks Every Event Pro Should Watch

7 Inspiring TED Talks Every Event Pro Should Watch | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With an library of nearly 2,000 talks collected from its conferences, TED offers plenty of ideas and inspiration for meeting and event professionals. 

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Ann Windham's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:51 AM

Get inspired ted talks for events  & #tradeshows #eventprofs #meetingprofs

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Four Visionary Leadership Conference Mindsets Needed In The 21st Century

Four Visionary Leadership Conference Mindsets Needed In The 21st Century | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Vision…it’s easy to talk about. It’s hard to create and implement. And it’s often even harder to upgrade.
What’s your vision for the 21st Century conference? How are conferences evolving?

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5 Ways To Ditch Top-Down Recognition For A More Personal Approach

5 Ways To Ditch Top-Down Recognition For A More Personal Approach | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

CEOs define success in terms of revenue and money. Knowing that, VPs focus on numbers and justifying decisions. Managers worry about costs while trying to make sure the team is strong enough to accomplish goals.

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Is Your Job Title Dynamic Enough?

Is Your Job Title Dynamic Enough? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

TCG Events isn’t a new player in the event industry. The company, based in North Carolina, has been helping clients plan, design and execute events for almost 30 years. But a few years ago, company leaders decided they needed a rebranding.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get the Most out of Any Conference

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get the Most out of Any Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In the last few month, I’ve been lucky to attend a number of conferences both as a speaker as well as a delegate. I have to admit I’m a maximalist and I always want to see all the sessions, get to know everyone and capture all the content. Sounds familiar?

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