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Can a Conference Be Fun? 3 Ways to Hit the Mark

Can a Conference Be Fun? 3 Ways to Hit the Mark | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Can your next conference, corporate get-together, or annual meeting be fun? Yes—in fact, unless you are dealing with a truly serious matter, I would say it needs to be. Whether you’re building brand awareness, promoting a new product, or team bonding, kicking up the level of fun may be the difference between “It was the event of the year!” and your participants playing games on their phones.

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10 Conference Marketing Tips to Hone Efforts and Boost ROI

10 Conference Marketing Tips to Hone Efforts and Boost ROI | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Marketing a conference means being everywhere at once. You want the professional world abuzz with anticipation, your event’s name popping up everywhere they turn. That sort of cultural infiltration takes more than basic social and web presence. Especially if you’re still building your conference brand, you have to infuse your marketing with extra oomph.

Here are 10 conference marketing tips to help stand out from the slew of conferences all around you this year:

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Questions speakers should ask planners

Questions speakers should ask planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Over the years, from various sources I have collected questions that many meeting professionals would welcome hearing from speakers, either those whom they have booked or with whom they are considering booking.

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10 Icebreakers To Kick Off Your Conference

10 Icebreakers To Kick Off Your Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Icebreakers are one of the most effective ways to kick off a meeting or conference. These interactive sessions are widely used to help attendees to get to know each other, feel more comfortable in a group and have some fun before the official program starts.

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Is Your Conferencing Treating Its Customers As Tourists Or Explorers?

Is Your Conferencing Treating Its Customers As Tourists Or Explorers? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How does your conference treat its participants? How do you and your leadership team view them? Are your conference customers more like tourists? Seeking conference swag, amenity room drops, welcome bags and quick ideas? Or are they more like explorers? Craving authentic experiences, no matter the size, that enhance their lives and change their attitudes, behaviors and skills?

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IMEX Frankfurt to Launch “She Means Business” Event

IMEX Frankfurt to Launch “She Means Business” Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“It has long been noticeable that whilst women are in the majority in the meetings industry, they are in the minority in leadership positions,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group. “We want to play our part in highlighting the challenges that women face, but more importantly helping to introduce solutions. The best way to do this is to bring people together for open conversation, collaboration and learning.”

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How You Can Master Your Small Meetings

How You Can Master Your Small Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This infographic, courtesy of our friends at CBTS, outlines some of the usual pitfalls that plague most workplace and other small meetings, from being ineffective time wasters to actually stressing people out—and how using the wrong technology can actually make matter worse. Fortunately, it also has some good ideas on how using the right tech, some of which you probably already have, can make these meetings much, much better.

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7 Steps to Simplify and Prioritize Your Conference Budget 

7 Steps to Simplify and Prioritize Your Conference Budget  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Conference budgets take complexity to a new level. Minute details, endless line items, unorganized expenses. Oh, and in last quarter’s planning process, 25% of your budget was reallocated. It’s time to get into number-crunching mode. By being both critical and creative, you can take your conference budget from overwhelming to ruthlessly prioritized.

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Beware! AV Fees and Infrastructure Costs You Absolutely Need To Know

Beware! AV Fees and Infrastructure Costs You Absolutely Need To Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

AV Fees and infrastructure costs are things that you may not think about when planning your event. However, it is a must to keep on your radar! If you don’t find out venue capabilities ahead of time you may be in for a world of surprises in fees and additional costs.

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5 Tips to Add to Your Sponsors & Exhibitors’ Bliss

5 Tips to Add to Your Sponsors & Exhibitors’ Bliss | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sponsors and exhibitors are investing significant amounts and efforts to gain more visibility at your events. Therefore, it is crucially important to ensure a smooth and rewarding experience on the exhibition floor, not only by supporting them in driving more traffic to their booth but to making them feel that they were key components of an overall rewarding experience.

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15 Ways to Tailor Event Education to Your Audience

15 Ways to Tailor Event Education to Your Audience | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If marketers, and more generally business people, have discovered anything over the past few years it’s that everyone wants to be unique. Some of us even want to be our own planet with orbiting satellites that are interested in our every move. We share what we eat, love, places we go, superheroes we are most like, celebrities we are most likely to date, and a host of other ridiculous things, but this egocentrism has created a new challenge for event planners.

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Everything you need to know about professional speakers 

Everything you need to know about professional speakers  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re planning a corporate meeting or special event for your company, your choice of professional keynote speaker to kick off the itinerary can be every bit as important as the venue, theme and timing for the occasion. While not every conference may call for the services of these individuals, who typically take the form of subject matter experts, thought leaders or bestselling authors, many promise to enhance team-building exercises, training programs and executive summits.

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What Fans Want at Fandom Conventions and Comic Cons

What Fans Want at Fandom Conventions and Comic Cons | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With fandom conventions setting attendance records all over the country, it's no secret that gaming, anime, and pop culture cons are big business. Check out what we uncovered about fans who are attending these cons.
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EntreCulturas's curator insight, November 5, 2017 11:30 AM
Hay un incremento en el numero de gente que forma parte de fandoms. Lo cual ha generado un beneficio para los creadores de convenciones para los fandoms. Este articulo se enfoca en aspectos de estos fans y lo que buscan cuando van a estas convenciones. 
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Protected: We’re Stepping into an Area of Conversational Presenting

Protected: We’re Stepping into an Area of Conversational Presenting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the audience expectations shift, speakers incorporate energizing elements and conversational activities into their presentations. Our meeting designer Juraj Holub shared his thoughts on conversational presenting and the trends in the event design.

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4 Tips for Introducing Your Next Keynote Speaker

4 Tips for Introducing Your Next Keynote Speaker | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A good introduction can get your audience excited about what they’re about to listen to. So if you’re ever in a position to introduce someone, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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There’s No Business like Trade Show Business

There’s No Business like Trade Show Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Trade Shows and events are strikingly similar to shows performed on the stage. The similarities don't stop at thorough preparation and stage set up.
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A Survival Checklist for Organizers

A Survival Checklist for Organizers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every day I speak to event organizers about what they need to do to grow and evolve and how they can achieve measurable returns on their investments. So, I put together a white paper, How to Structure the Events Organizer of the Future. Essentially, it’s a survival checklist that I believe all organizers should follow. 

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5 Unique Networking Events To Try Out For Your Next Conference

5 Unique Networking Events To Try Out For Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Unique networking events that might surprise your event attendees at your next conference:
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5 Strategies to Uncover Event Participant Preferences

5 Strategies to Uncover Event Participant Preferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Knowing event participant preferences can help ensure an incredible event experience. These 5 key strategies will get you started! Read now.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting a Successful Virtual Event 

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.
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Why Your Conference Should be Target-Audience Obsessed

Why Your Conference Should be Target-Audience Obsessed | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In order to design relevant education and networking experiences at our conferences, we need to be focused to the point of obsession with our target audience. Over the past 18 months, we’ve carefully scrubbed and analyzed the attendance of 20 major conferences. These projects had an aggregate attendance of 110,000-plus participants with registration revenue in excess of $30 million.

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Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog

Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Deciding on a city to host a global meeting can be a challenging decision when everyone’s travel preferences differ. From choosing a fine hotel to deciding…
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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Speakers

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In this new video, we’re talking about speaker management at conferences.
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7 Learning Styles to Incorporate at Your Next Conference

7 Learning Styles to Incorporate at Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know that running a conference takes a lot of time, money, and energy. But running your conference so that you’ll get maximum engagement is a whole other level. So, what’s the trick? You need to remember to tailor your conference so it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” for your attendees!

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