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Confessions of an Event Volunteer

Confessions of an Event Volunteer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a serial event volunteer, here is my confession. I first started volunteering when I was studying at college, to get some work experience under my belt, and I really enjoyed it on the whole, so I ‘got the bug’. I am lucky enough to live in a big city with a lot of events happening and plenty of opportunities to get involved. 

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How Will Millennials Change Meetings? – PCMA Convene

How Will Millennials Change Meetings? – PCMA Convene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In ten years, millennials will make up 70 percent of the workforce and, as they become the majority, their preferences will shape and shake up the meetings and events industry at large.
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6 Surefire Strategies for Engaging Younger Participants

6 Surefire Strategies for Engaging Younger Participants | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This trend can no longer be ignored as employees born between 1977 and 1995 now represent the largest demographic in the workforce. It is now essential to adjust both event marketing and programming to address the needs of shifting demographics and for engaging younger participants in your content and events.

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VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job

VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The best way to summarize design leader Katie O’Brien’s approach to work and life is a nugget of wisdom from our interview for Making Ways: “Being able to find something interesting about each project [I] work on, no matter the industry or business, is really my job. So if you’re not able to turn every single one of your projects into a dream job, then I think you are doing it for the wrong reasons.”

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18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job

18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Interviews can be your one chance to sell yourself effectively to a new boss and it is vital that you are well prepared and ready to impress. Difficult interview questions are there to put you under pressure to see how you cope. Navigating them effectively not only answers the specific questions but also gives an insight into your mindset. Here are some common interview questions and advice on how to respond to them. 

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12 Best Books Every Leader Needs to Read

In previous posts, I provided the best motivational books of all time, as well as the favorite books of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates's summer reading list. However, I've never really listed out the books that every manager should read to become a better one. Featured below are books that hone your management skills, usually by providing examples, both good and bad. (The final book is a real hoot.)

 

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Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences 

Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It can be very exciting to be able to attend a conference or a trade show. However after the adrenaline of excitement wears off, One can be easily overwhelmed. What exactly should you bring to make sure you are prepared for any and all the conference has to offer? Keep reading you will find my picks on the top 10 things to bring to conferences.

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Landing the Job as a Corporate Event Manager 

Landing the Job as a Corporate Event Manager  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Finding a job in events is tough. But being an event manger, I believe, is one of the best jobs in the world if you find the right one. Obviously, I’m biased, but I believe one of the best event roles is as an in-house, corporate manager, as for the past 10 years I have been lucky enough to work as one in the law field. I also actually do love Mondays, which not many people can say.

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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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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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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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Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you want to innovate and grow as an event professional? Do you want to plan better events? If so, it’s time to get uncomfortable. The magic begins where your comfort zone ends. Growth never occurs within your comfort zone. Have you seen these quotes making their way on the internet as inspirational image memes? While it’s easy to write them off as new-age, feel-good sentiment, there’s a lot to be said for them.

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The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About

The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s a common refrain from younger professionals, “I’m good at my job, so why can’t I get promoted?" You may want to be promoted after a few months of work. Are you capable of doing some or most of the work that bigger job will require? Maybe you are. But I believe that time has value in and of itself.

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The ‘New’ Event Professionals: 6 Key Roles to Consider (part 2)

The ‘New’ Event Professionals: 6 Key Roles to Consider (part 2) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Following the first part of the ‘new’ event professionals, it is time to explore the remaining roles that have already had a great impact on the event industry. In the digital world that we live in, it is noticeable that the roles and responsibilities in event design and management increase and expand their functionalities further. Similarly to the new types of events and new ways of engaging with your audiences, the event industry’s workforce has been growing significantly with the creation/addition of new roles that complement the work of ‘traditional’ event professionals.

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15 Behaviours To Make You An Unstoppable Eventprof

15 Behaviours To Make You An Unstoppable Eventprof | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Eventprofs earn their reputation by being exceptional at what they do. Here are the behaviors you should adopt in order to be unstoppable in the event industry.

With high competition, fast-paced deadlines and plenty of pressure, the event industry isn’t for everyone but if you are cut out for this career there are a number of ways you can get ahead.

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The ‘New’ Event Professionals: 6 Key Roles to Consider (Part I)

The ‘New’ Event Professionals: 6 Key Roles to Consider (Part I) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How many people does it take to organise, communicate and evaluate an event’s impact? Of course, the number of professionals involved in event production and management depends upon its size and format (meeting, conference, etc.), but in the last years new roles keep emerging mainly due to the noticeable shift towards a more digital world.

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5 New Job Titles That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

5 New Job Titles That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your job may have changed over the past few years, but it’s got nothing on these roles. See how five new job titles that didn’t exist five or 10 years ago are helpful to events today.

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6 Things to Do Before Starting an Event Coordinating Business

6 Things to Do Before Starting an Event Coordinating Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are a lot of things to consider when starting an event coordinating business, but I wanted to take some time to detail out a few key pieces that were vital to me researching and starting a successful event business!

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17 New and Emerging Roles in the Event Industry

17 New and Emerging Roles in the Event Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A role in the event industry doesn’t just mean planning events. Here are 17 different career paths related to events.

As technology continues to evolve we are presented with a very exciting time in the event industry. Along with all of the advances in the event world comes a new series of career choices that are available to anyone seeking an opportunity to work in events. Here are a few roles that you’re sure to see popping up all over the event space in the coming years.

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Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders - Part Two

Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders - Part Two | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In this series, I want us to take a look at the obstacles to raising up leaders, and how we can overcome them. We’ll also include some practical ways you can coach and inspire future leaders.

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Want to Make a Career Change? What You Need to Know About Working in Events

Want to Make a Career Change? What You Need to Know About Working in Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think event planning is for you? Ready to leave your current industry for a life of parties? Here’s what you need to know before making the big leap.

Many people are attracted to event planning because they notice they have a knack for organization. They get involved as a volunteer or throwing a party for themselves or their company and suddenly they’re hooked. They love the details, the entertainment, and the fun in making people happy. But if you’re considering a career transition into becoming an event planner, there are a few things you should know first.

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Building a Strong Events Team From the Ground up 

Building a Strong Events Team From the Ground up  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know in the world of mobile event technology. Follow us for valuable resources, big feature releases, and the latest gossip in event tech!
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9 Reasons Why 9 to 5 Doesn't Work If You Are An Event Planner

9 Reasons Why 9 to 5 Doesn't Work If You Are An Event Planner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you are an event planner you soon realize that you don’t have a traditional 9 to 5 job, which can be good and bad in equal measure!
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