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The Wide-Ranging Impact of Exceptional People Skills

The Wide-Ranging Impact of Exceptional People Skills | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From the moment you leave your house in the morning until you come home at night your day can consist of hundreds of professional and personal interpersonal interactions, and research suggests that if you could improve the experience for both parties in each of these interactions the benefits could be greater than you think.

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The Power of Group Interaction in Winning Events

The Power of Group Interaction in Winning Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Engagement keeps attendees coming back, right? And that adds to the pressure of needing to create more interactive sessions. So what do you do when group interaction isn’t living up to your expectations? Here are a few ways to increase engagement and interaction in your breakout sessions.

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35 Event Buzzwords that Nobody Likes

35 Event Buzzwords that Nobody Likes | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s something killing intelligent conversation these days. And the irony behind it is that people think using these words makes them sound more intelligent. It’s time we put an end to these overdone buzzwords. Join us in our quest to identify the 35 most annoying buzzwords in the event industry.

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How to Maximize Networking at Your Meetings and Events 

How to Maximize Networking at Your Meetings and Events  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While the purpose of meetings and events is for knowledgeable speakers to share information with their audience, there’s another important reason why attendees go to events. Many of them are seeking to increase their network and meet valuable people to build connections with.

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Bien Venue's curator insight, September 4, 1:18 PM
Always an important part of any business event.
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Networking Through Roundtable Discussions: A How-to Guide for Your Next Event

Networking Through Roundtable Discussions: A How-to Guide for Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking is too important for the success of your event to simply leave it at “we’ll give our participants a 15 minute coffee break to network.” According to the latest IAEE report, 75% of delegates attend conferences with the aim of building new connections.

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Bien Venue's curator insight, August 3, 5:39 AM
Networking with structure - give it a try.
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The One Conversation That Can Instantly Improve Your Career

The One Conversation That Can Instantly Improve Your Career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you generally prefer emailing, texting or talking on the phone? Do you love it when people write their whole message in the email subject line or does it make you cringe? How do you feel about voicemail? Emoticons? Infographics? What these types of questions reveal is commonly known as your “communication style,” that is, your preferences about how people ideally should communicate with you. And understanding other people’s communication styles is essential to building successful working relationships with them. But, oddly enough, it’s a topic we rarely discuss.

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Meeting Planners Tell Us: How Can Your Venue Make the Cut?

Meeting Planners Tell Us: How Can Your Venue Make the Cut? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Our recent survey of more than 180 meeting planners from around the world for the IACC Meeting Room of the Future  report delivered many interesting insights. We heard from people who are new to event planning as well as long-timers, and many provided candid comments.  Some of their remarks were anticipated, but some certainly surprised us. So what do meeting planners say venues need to do to appeal to the changing nature of today’s meetings? Here are ten of my insights into the most essential elements of sought-out venues.

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Tips on how to get through your next networking event 

Tips on how to get through your next networking event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you love networking events or do you rather feel uncomfortable? Maybe you don’t have any problems when you are entering the room, when you look in the faces of all those strangers, maybe you are not insecure to join the conversation but maybe the exact opposite is the case.

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The Humblebrag: Is this the Most Devious Form of Self-Promotion? 

The Humblebrag: Is this the Most Devious Form of Self-Promotion?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Research from the world of neuroscience suggests that there is one specific subject that our brains love to talk about above all others – ourselves! In studies, the part of the brain that lit up when we did so was the same part that fired when we had sex or food. However, relatively recently a phrase has been coined that relates to a way of self-promotion that is a little bit devious – introducing ‘the humblebrag’.

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The Top Questions To Ask To Get A Good Member Testimonial

The Top Questions To Ask To Get A Good Member Testimonial | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Getting the trust of a potential member is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to building your member base. So, what’s the best solution? While you can work on your member acquisition strategy, we also recommend including the tried and true method of word of mouth marketing into your plan. It can be hard for people to trust organizations - they can feel distant, sterile and impersonal. That’s where member testimonials come into play: People want to trust the word of other people. We’ve included the top questions we think you should ask current members to get the best feedback for those considering joining your association.

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Should You Pursue That New Social Media Platform?

Should You Pursue That New Social Media Platform? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The thing about social media is there are new platforms popping up every single day. And what works well for some associations, may not work well for others. How do you know which social media platforms your organization should be using? Three questions tell it all.

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Tips for Increasing Interactivity of Your Conference Sessions

Tips for Increasing Interactivity of Your Conference Sessions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When it comes to building powerful experiences for delegates,there's no one-size-fits-all solution.Read these tips to increase your session interactivity.
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5 Unique Networking Events To Try Out For Your Next Conference

5 Unique Networking Events To Try Out For Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Unique networking events that might surprise your event attendees at your next conference:
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Adding Micro-Influencers to Your Marketing Mix

Adding Micro-Influencers to Your Marketing Mix | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Micro-influencers are a powerful resource to add to any brand’s marketing mix and overall strategy. They are individuals who specialise in a particular topic or industry and have gained their followers’ trust by publishing and sharing high-quality content on their personal social media accounts.

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7 Resources to Help Event Professionals Build Professional Networks

7 Resources to Help Event Professionals Build Professional Networks | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

7 Tips for Event Professionals to Build Their Professional Networks

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Beyond Email: Grow Your Event With Smart Digital Marketing Strategies

Beyond Email: Grow Your Event With Smart Digital Marketing Strategies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Despite the unfathomable growth of social media (Facebook now has over 2 billion users), the continued migration from print and television ads to mobile (ad spend on the web will soon surpass TV), and the increasing performance reached by retargeting, show organizers and event marketers continue gaining most registrations through email marketing.

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12 Tips to Help Exhibitors Get More Conversions

12 Tips to Help Exhibitors Get More Conversions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you really need one more thing on your plate? That question was likely met with a resounding NO! But helping your exhibitors have more success in their booths and more foot traffic will also make your event more successful as they will decide to come back and possibly invest more with you next year.

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The Wrong Time to Email Your Association’s Members

The Wrong Time to Email Your Association’s Members | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You probably read a lot about email best practices - when to email your members; what day, time, etc.

And while all of that is important (and definitely good to follow!), there’s something a little bigger we should all keep in mind, and that’s the context of our emails in relation to other emails.

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5 Actions to Take Immediately After Attending a Conference 

5 Actions to Take Immediately After Attending a Conference  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attending a conference is an excellent way to network and gain contacts. As well as to glean valuable science and industry insights and to pass this information across to a team. However, many participants place all of their focus upon the event itself. There are several steps which should be taken after attending a conference to leverage its benefits in the most efficient manner possible.

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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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From Engagement to Connection- 12 Steps to Start Genuine Business Connections

From Engagement to Connection- 12 Steps to Start Genuine Business Connections | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A big mistake made by many……not having an objective prior to a conference or event!  You have objectives for most business-critical processes, why not before you attend a conference or event? Most people attend to learn something new, to see what new products are offered in the industry and possibly to make new business connections.

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How Well Do You Know Your International Phone Etiquette?

How Well Do You Know Your International Phone Etiquette? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Meeting professionals who plan events for international audiences will invariably find themselves having multiple phone conversations with their planning partne
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How to Go Beyond Leads- Event Hospitality & Networking

How to Go Beyond Leads- Event Hospitality & Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your trade show booth staffers can act as brand ambassadors for your company at your next show. Learn how to train them accordingly.
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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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The Power of Social Capital – PCMA Convene

The Power of Social Capital – PCMA Convene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Building relationships, both online and in person, is more critical than ever to career growth. So how can event professionals foster those meaningful connections among their attendees ?

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