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Project Management Tactics Event Planners Should Never Use

Project Management Tactics Event Planners Should Never Use | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Traditional project management is a great way to stay organized but there are several tenets of PM work that should never find their way into event planning. Are you currently using any of these organizational tactics? If you are, you may be sacrificing your own efficiency and wasting valuable time.

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Event Professionals Basics: Timing in Event Planning

Event Professionals Basics: Timing in Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Is “better late than ever” even an option in event planning? While opinions may vary, the truth is that timing is a key factor that contributes to an event’s success. In terms of choosing the right moment for employing the selected marketing & communication strategies, or when planning ahead to structure your tasks and activities more efficiently, timing can be an event planner’s both friend and foe.

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5 Easy Steps to Better Corporate Meetings

5 Easy Steps to Better Corporate Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetings are necessary, and yet one can argue just how productive they actually are. But, productive or not, you can’t avoid them. You can, however, make them better. Here are five easy and smart ways to do just that.

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The Trust Factor

The Trust Factor | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In the era of Bernie Madoff and Enron, Shakespeare’s “Love all, trust a few” rings truer than ever. And yet trust also is the basis for a whole new economy. Uber and Airbnb turned into multimillion-dollar companies within three years of inception because both consumers and contractors were prepared to trust each other. And their interactions prove that the trust-based model works.  

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Do Your Delegates Have the Meeting Planning Mindset?

Do Your Delegates Have the Meeting Planning Mindset? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I have been fortunate to study the outcomes of meetings for more than 1,300 participants in Europe and the U.S. Now with my doctorate completed and a new title to add to my name, I will be sharing more of this new knowledge with the meeting industry.

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Interesting research on delegate types & how best to manage them
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Improve Your Planner–Supplier Relationships with Better QBRs

Improve Your Planner–Supplier Relationships with Better QBRs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The quarterly business review is an important part of the supplier-management process. QBRs are periodic meetings between the client and supplier partners to review performance metrics, revise priorities, and examine industry trends. Below are seven tips to help meeting professionals ensure more effective QBRs.

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Design-Driven Project Management for Event Planners

Design-Driven Project Management for Event Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planners juggle a lot of roles and responsibilities. But no matter how good you are at your job, you will at some point be relying on someone else to do something. Sometimes those people are your staff, other times suppliers. Some you will have “jurisdiction” over, while some will be completely independent of you. Still, from a client perspective as the event planner or manager, you will be expected to make sure that everyone is working well together and exceeding expectations. After all, it’s your name and reputation at stake. That’s why it’s beneficial for all event planners to have a basic knowledge of project management and best practices. You’ll save yourself a lot of headache and operate more efficiently if you master the basics.

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5 Ways To Guarantee Your Event Fails 

5 Ways To Guarantee Your Event Fails  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your event is doing fine. You sell the same amount of tickets every year, more or less. You’ve got the production dialed. Sure, there’s competition, and you’ll keep your eye on it. But could you be doing better? It’s so easy to fall into a status quo of event operation. It takes gumption to make big changes. But in the hyper-competitive event world, “good enough” is no longer good enough. Today, people attending events of all types expect engaging experiences, memorable takeaways, and technology that always works.

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How to write a perfect event proposal  

How to write a perfect event proposal   | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event proposal often evoke mixed feelings among event professionals. Some see them as an opportunity to shine and share their brightest ideas to win a new business, others take a more cautious approach due to risk of copying ideas, and see them rather as time consuming and tedious. One way or another, every event business needs them to grow and prosper.

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Association Conundrums With Compliance Issues In Learning Offerings

Association Conundrums With Compliance Issues In Learning Offerings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you ever feel caught between a rock and a hard place regarding your association’s education programming? For years, you’ve offered education to your constituents to meet industry or profession CE requirements. You’ve kept detailed data on content alignment with obligations, program and speaker approvals from governing boards, attendance, test scores and customer certification status.

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What Makes A Great Event? 6 Tips for #EventProfs

What Makes A Great Event? 6 Tips for #EventProfs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From sourcing the right venue to choosing the best mobile event app to the speaker to the connections built - of the many different things that event professionals are tasked with, what exactly makes great events, great? 

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5 event planning traditions that will always be in style

5 event planning traditions that will always be in style | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you interested in educating yourself on some of the best traditions in event planning so that you can improve your approach? A lot of event planners have their own style, but sticking to a proven formula is a good recipe for success. With that thought in mind, here are some of the top event planning traditions you should be aware of for your next project.

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Home Runs and Base Hits

Home Runs and Base Hits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Chances are good that you’re a business-events professional passionate about our industry, eager to make your events the best they can be, and committed to ensuring the continued success of face-to-face meetings — even in a rapidly evolving world. We know that our attendees and their expectations are changing. In fact, sometimes it feels like everything is changing, from the way we do business and the way we travel, to the way we build community and gather information — the list goes on and on.

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The 90-Minute Rule for Peak Performance

The 90-Minute Rule for Peak Performance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The best events make meeting the core energy needs of attendees as important as  the content of the event itself. The research of Anders Ericsson [a psychology professor at Florida State University] on the role of practice in expert performance makes clear that great performers characteristically focus for periods of no longer than 90 minutes, and then take breaks to rest, renew, and refuel. By inserting breaks every 90 minutes, you’ll have an engaged audience throughout the day.

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The Essential Six Cs of Learning Every Meeting Pro Should Know

The Essential Six Cs of Learning Every Meeting Pro Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s no arguing that the adult learning environment has changed dramatically. With the answer to almost any question a quick Google search away, people don’t need to go to a meeting to learn—at least, not the traditional one-way information exchange model of meeting that is still the most-offered option. Today’s professionals need learning more than ever as they compete in an increasingly competency-based marketplace, and they’re learning on their own through gamified, infotainment-based, just-in-time experiences.

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Empowered Connectivity: How Virtual Teams Create a Human Connection

Empowered Connectivity: How Virtual Teams Create a Human Connection | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Technology and the internet have made telecommuting a convenient choice for today’s businesses and workers. The incentives are clear: for employers, lowered office expense; for employees, flexible work location. Businesses that utilize virtual teams know personal connections are important for team engagement and productivity. Several tactics can help virtual groups create the needed human connection.

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Recycle, reduce, reuse – Resourceful ways to stretch a small budget 

Recycle, reduce, reuse – Resourceful ways to stretch a small budget  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meeting planners don’t generally lack original ideas for how to wow attendees. It’s fun to daydream about having a limitless budget and all of the things we could do, from infamous speakers, to the highest quality of food and beverage, and holding events in the most breathtaking destination locations and venues.

Now, back to reality. Many of us face small or shrinking budgets for meetings, especially in the not-for-profit world. Here are a few ways that you can help stretch what you have in order to still bring that wow factor to your meetings.

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Get Relief for These Top 6 Meeting Planner Pain Points

Get Relief for These Top 6 Meeting Planner Pain Points | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More planners identify attendee satisfaction as the key indicator of an event’s success than financial gain, engagement, and number of leads generated, according to a recent survey of 239 event planners worldwide conducted by global event management and venue-sourcing cloud company etouches.

But figuring out how to use today’s event technology to increase that satisfaction rate is still a little painful for many planners, the survey found. Here are some specific areas planners find most painful pre-, during, and post-event, along with suggestions on event tech that can help.

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Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator

Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a Special Events Coordinator, I take concepts for new event initiatives from my manager, break them down into actionable items, and communicate logistics to all of the pieces of the puzzle that will bring the event to life. I specifically work in the municipal sector of the event planning world, meaning that my end game is to promote, brand, support and unite local businesses, the community, city officials and anything else that makes us unique. Generally, our “special events” are large festivals based around music, arts, holiday traditions or food and are intended to cater to as many people in the community as possible. The latter half of that sentence is what I absolutely love about my job, but it’s also what makes my job challenging.

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Gain Control of Small Meeting Spend in 5 Easy Ways 

Gain Control of Small Meeting Spend in 5 Easy Ways  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Travel and procurement directors now have unprecedented visibility into meeting and event spend.

Recent innovations in venue sourcing shine a light on a trove of data that was previously in the dark. With new visibility into spend and savings, successful travel professionals are finding it’s easier than ever to mitigate risk and drive significant savings throughout their organizations.

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Is the Events Industry Disruption-Resistant?

Is the Events Industry Disruption-Resistant? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The shopping center industry is the latest disrupted business model that events can learn from. According to a research report from Credit Suisse, 25 percent of today’s malls will close by 2020.

What makes us think 25 percent of our shows won’t exist in their present form in three years?

The fall of the traditional shopping center is pushed along by the demise of brick-and-mortar retailing. The same Credit Suisse report tells us that, by 2030, 35 percent of all apparel in the US will be purchased online, up from 17 percent today.

What makes us think our attendees won’t be finding twice as many of the products and services they need somewhere besides our exhibit halls in 15 years?

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How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme

How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Don't host another boring corporate event. To attract attendees and set apart your company's brand, you need a memorable corporate event theme. 

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How to run a top-notch business event without breaking the bank

How to run a top-notch business event without breaking the bank | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Leverage these seven essential tips to bring in the cash, attract clients with ease and network like a ninja through small business events.
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5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi

5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi | 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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