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How Expectations Management Can Break or Make Your Event

How Expectations Management Can Break or Make Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Working in corporate events can be a challenge, especially when the senior management team expects magic. Here are a few tips to help you set expectations early and look like a rock star.

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Can Your Force Majeure Clause Weather Today’s Storms?

Can Your Force Majeure Clause Weather Today’s Storms? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Most garden-variety force majeure clauses specify that both parties to a contract can cancel without invoking damages if unanticipated occurrences outside the control of either party make it illegal or impossible to go forward with the event. But that’s not enough in today’s environment, says attorney Joshua Grimes, president of Grimes Law Offices LLC. With today’s 24/7 news cycle and a growing national obsession with the Weather Channel, more attendees are getting spooked by potential events—anything from a hurricane bearing down on Houston to a service workers strike that threatens to shut down an airport—and deciding to skip the meeting several days ahead of time.

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10 Tips for Working with a Difficult Venue

10 Tips for Working with a Difficult Venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If event planners could always handpick our teams, life would be a giant meadow full of frolicking unicorns. But sometimes we get stuck. We get stuck with a crew we don’t get along with or a vendor who doesn’t share our vision. Sometimes, we even have a client who is less than cooperative. But one of the hardest to deal with is a difficult venue. The venue affects every area of our event so it’s hard to ignore differences. Plus, because it has such a huge effect on your event, having a bad relationship with the venue personnel will make it very difficult to have a successful outcome. Here are a few tips to help you improve your relationship with the venue and increase your event’s chances for success.

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Company Values: The Foundation of Effective Hiring

Company Values: The Foundation of Effective Hiring | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Without a clear identification of company values, the phrase “cultural fit” rings hollow. You must define what type of culture you want to take part in.
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Building positive working relationships with speakers

Building positive working relationships with speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Speakers are the core of your meeting or conference. Carefully select a speaker to ensure they will engage participants and boost the quality of your event. Here are some tips to developing a positive, mutually beneficial relationship with your speakers.

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8 Ways to Negotiate a Fair Attrition Clause Both Sides Can Live With

8 Ways to Negotiate a Fair Attrition Clause Both Sides Can Live With | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If there’s one thing that’ll set a meeting professional’s teeth on edge, it’s a costly surprise—especially when it’s one that could have been addressed in the contract up front, and even more especially when it comes to costly attrition. While there are any number of ways to approach attrition in negotiations, here are some strategies that attorney, speaker, and College of Coastal Georgia professor Tyra Hilliard, Esq., PhD, CMP, outlined in a recent MeetingsNet Master Class webinar that can help you negotiate an attrition clause that’s fair to both parties.

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4 Hotel Negotiation Tactics Every Event Planner Should Know

4 Hotel Negotiation Tactics Every Event Planner Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
For many event planners, negotiating with venues is just slightly more enjoyable than a root canal. But to make these events happen – especially in a…
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4 Hotel Negotiation Tactics Every Event Planner Should Know
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Experts share insights on the art of the hotel deal

Experts share insights on the art of the hotel deal | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There is a hotel negotiation in your future. No reason to panic, but can you tackle it with the finesse of a seasoned professional?
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4 Hotel Negotiation Tactics Every Event Planner Should Know

4 Hotel Negotiation Tactics Every Event Planner Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For many event planners, negotiating with venues is just slightly more enjoyable than a root canal. But to make these events happen – especially in a seller’s market – negotiations is a key strategy to getting the venue and budget you need to pull it off. Hotel negotiations don’t have to be difficult, as long as you know the landscape. Here are four tactics to take to the bargaining table that will help you negotiate a killer deal.

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5 Tips for Evaluating Hotel Proposals

5 Tips for Evaluating Hotel Proposals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Negotiation is often considered an art form! Perhaps, it is because of all the complex components that must come together for a perfect picture. Negotiation by its very nature is collaborative. It requires a keen eye and a host of support to get it right when evaluating RFPs for your meeting.

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25 Essential Tips to Become a Negotiation Ninja

25 Essential Tips to Become a Negotiation Ninja | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Negotiating a good deal is an important skill for every event planner. Here are some top tips to get more from your next deal.
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25 Essential Tips to Become a Negotiation Ninja
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25 Essential Tips to Become a Negotiation Ninja

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25 Essential Tips to Become a Negotiation Ninja

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The 7 Ways to Negotiate a Bigger Events Budget for Next Year

The 7 Ways to Negotiate a Bigger Events Budget for Next Year | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Budgets are growing for some but not others. You need to show how you can drive money back to pockets. Here are 7 ways to negotiate a bigger events budget.

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How to Save Money on Event Rentals with These 6 Steps

How to Save Money on Event Rentals with These 6 Steps | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Here are some event rental savings tips that can help you get what you need without sacrificing your relationship with the party you are negotiating with.

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One Company’s Concession Wish List: Take a Peek!

Take a look at this major company’s list of 45 potential concessions and then leave a comment: Best concession you ever got for your meeting? Craziest request a planner ever hit you with?
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