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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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Why Face-to-Face Events Are Critical In Today’s Complex and Changing World

Why Face-to-Face Events Are Critical In Today’s Complex and Changing World | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last month, we had the opportunity to come together as a meetings and business-events industry to promote the value of face-to-face meetings. On April 6, more than 100 events were held in nearly 25 countries across six continents as part of the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day, a Meetings Mean Business Coalition initiative.

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7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient

7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An infographic outlining some of the things that can breathe new life—and enhanced productivity—into your next event.
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Why Event Gamification Is Not What You Think It Is

Why Event Gamification Is Not What You Think It Is | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Along with live video and chatbots, gamification is one of the most talked about event trends at the moment. Even though the term has spread like wildfire throughout the events industry, there is misunderstanding about what gamification is and how it can be use to enhance an in-person event.

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Best Practices for Gathering Feedback Using an Event App 

Best Practices for Gathering Feedback Using an Event App  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

hen it comes to launching surveys to collect feedback at your event, the faster you can launch them, typically the better the response! While event apps have made the process of launching surveys and collecting feedback faster (remember how painful paper surveys were?), the actual quality of the feedback is still dependant on the questions you ask.

 That’s why we’ve put together the following best practices for gathering feedback using your event app. With your EventMobi event app, you can launch 3 different types of surveys: live polls, session surveys and event surveys.

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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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Outdoor Event Planning: 8 Practical Considerations 

Outdoor Event Planning: 8 Practical Considerations  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Now that the calendar has passed the Easter season and the warmer weather is returning, event participants will welcome the opportunity to spend some time outdoors.Taking the group outdoors, even for a little, will breathe new life into what could be just another mundane indoor meeting or event. Even if the entire event can’t be outdoors, arrange an outdoor break, snack, lunch dinner, concert, or other entertainment

Here are 8 practical considerations that need to be built into your plan for outdoor events.

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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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