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8 Tips for Corporate Event Photography That Isn’t Boring

8 Tips for Corporate Event Photography That Isn’t Boring | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s no denying it: capturing a compelling picture of a corporate or business event can be a challenge. After all, shots of people in suits networking at a conference can start to blend together. But boring corporate event photography doesn’t just reflect poorly on your brand — it can also hurt registrations. In fact, consumers use imagery as a primary way to determine the value of an event before they register.

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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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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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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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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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7 Secrets of Game-Changing Event Networking

7 Secrets of Game-Changing Event Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an event organizer, one of the biggest game-changers you can offer at your event is the ability to connect your attendees, exhibitors and delegates in new and meaningful ways.

Plenty of event apps out there now say they offer ‘event networking’, or even ‘event matchmaking’, as part of their deal. But what do these actually mean? Here are 7 insights you can use to get ahead with the business networking you can offer.

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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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Event Invitations: A Modern Day Guide

Event Invitations: A Modern Day Guide | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event invitations offer so many options nowadays. From traditional paper invitations, to digital evites, it is hard to know which is right for your event. We get the lowdown on modern day invitations and etiquette.

While the format may have changed, invitations themselves are still just as relevant today as they were.

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How to Make the Most of Content Production Opportunities at Events

How to Make the Most of Content Production Opportunities at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When people think of events, they often focus on the opportunities of the day. This can include the ability to attend sessions, network with other professionals, and generate sales leads. But an event can offer much more than what you can see in a day.

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What Planners Need to Know About Meeting Logo Design

What Planners Need to Know About Meeting Logo Design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In a world saturated with conferences, don’t just slap a logo on your event. Instead, make it strategic and thoughtful. “It’s always worth the effort,” says Kate Silva, design director at Freeman XP. A well-designed conference logo offers the first glimpse into what an attendee can expect from the live experience and helps maintain connections over time. It should be given the same consideration as every other touchpoint of your brand.

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Making Big Events Feel Small Again: 3 Tips for Association Pros

Making Big Events Feel Small Again: 3 Tips for Association Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If your annual meeting or event keeps growing, first of all, that’s AMAZING news! You put so much time and energy into planning that event, and the fact that people not only want to attend but are attending is huge.

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Conference Panel Discussion

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Conference Panel Discussion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Panel discussions are a popular part of many conferences but there are lots of things to consider to ensure a successful session. Break away from the norm and shake up your panel using these pro tips and by taking inspiration for interesting layouts and furniture options from pictures of real life events.

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10 Old Event Tactics It's Time to Ditch

10 Old Event Tactics It's Time to Ditch | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event professionals need to stay on top of current trends. Not doing so can place their client list in jeopardy. Are you doing any of these 10 things? If so, it’s time to let them go. A former boss of mine came of age in the late 70s and early 80s. You know the years where banana curls were hot, hot, hot and Aqua Net hairspray could solve any bad hair day dilemma?

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Got Shrinking Room Blocks?

Got Shrinking Room Blocks? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Although the percentage of room pick-up has remained steady over the last decade, the numbers have dwindled while attendance has grown. Is it time to think differently?

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9 Ways to Save Money on Event AV

9 Ways to Save Money on Event AV | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Good AV is essential to your meeting success and a great way to bring the wow factor to your event, but it can also eat up a lot of budget too. Here are 9 tips to save big bucks on your audio visual expenditure. Having a solid AV set up at your event, provided by a tech team you can trust to deliver, is essential to keeping an event planner smiling.

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50 Pro Tips to Reduce Event Non Attendance

50 Pro Tips to Reduce Event Non Attendance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

No shows and non-attendance are one of the biggest frustrations for event planners. This mega list of 50 tips will help to boost numbers and avoid wasted places at your events. You scan your event room proud of the job you did organizing and then what do you see? Empty chairs peppered in throughout the room.

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Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters

Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think about the last conference you attended and try to recall: was there an all-male panel? And what about the conference before that? In fact, have the majority of panel discussions you’ve attended, organised or - if like me, you identify as male – participated in been all-male? Sadly, for most the answer is “yes”…

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3 Ideas to Make Sessions a Little More Interactive and Engaging

3 Ideas to Make Sessions a Little More Interactive and Engaging | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It never hurts to go back to basics and dig in to see where you can improve your events. One thing many planners always seem to be on the hunt for are more opportunities, techniques, and ideas for injecting a little more interactivity into their events in order to coax a little more engagement from their attendees.

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What to Consider When Choosing an Event Venue: 20+ Ideas to Help You Make the Best Choice

What to Consider When Choosing an Event Venue: 20+ Ideas to Help You Make the Best Choice | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the most common questions I’m frequently asked is how to find the right venue. As with most things, striking a balance between experience, budget and emotion is a tricky business and requires a bit of a professional’s touch. (Ahem…cue the pro planners stage right.)

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Getting Attendees Involved in the Content Mix

Getting Attendees Involved in the Content Mix | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Creating a great brand experience and creating great content are not distinctly different activities. A successful brand experience maximizes all the ways you can engage attendees, setting the stage for them to interact, network, and share information. And as they say, content is king.

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How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event? 

How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Each speaker you select for your event can make a massive difference to its attractiveness to attendees. However, this doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of pounds for a high profile celebrity.

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Indoor Lighting Best Practices and Inspiration for Your Next Event

Indoor Lighting Best Practices and Inspiration for Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When it comes to indoor venues, the possibilities are endless for event lighting. From corporate parties and fundraisers to weddings and other social get-togethers, an indoor space can act like a blank canvas that is just waiting to be transformed.

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Your Guide to Breaking Down Badges

Your Guide to Breaking Down Badges | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Few things in the event space are more symbolic of networking than badges. They invite personal introductions, legitimize events as professional, and they are a great outlet for extra corporate branding. But while badges for conferences, summits, and the like are a staple, they can also become quite a task to secure. 

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How to Win Back the "Dones" and Increase Attendance - Connect Corporate

How to Win Back the "Dones" and Increase Attendance - Connect Corporate | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Have you met the “dones”? Businesses are feeling the effects of a general shift toward distrust of institutions, and with that comes a struggle to grow attendance at conferences and events. Sociologist Dr. Josh Packard identifies four areas conference planners should focus on to win back the “dones”—those who have become disillusioned with organizations—as they shift to new models.

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Fresh Picks: 18 Speakers Who Belong at Your Podium in 2017

Fresh Picks: 18 Speakers Who Belong at Your Podium in 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Who is apropos for your podium this year? To protect, update, and motivate your organization, the in-demand speakers for 2017 will be those who can shed light on the new administration, the changing workforce, and growing risks both online and globally.

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