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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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Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal

Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Going it alone can be hard, especially when you’re one of a few thousand conference-goers. Here’s how some groups are helping their attendees find a buddy.
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The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age

The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A guide to using social media and other digital tools to get the most out of the face-to-face opportunities that conferences provide.
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How to Turn Networking from Nerve-Wracking to Nourishing

Although many find networking to be nerve-wracking, I find it nourishing.  It energizes me, provides a source for innovative ideas, and gives me sense of belonging, connecting me with people from all over the world and reconnecting me with dear industry friends!

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Be a Better Leader - Communicating Across Cultures

Be a Better Leader - Communicating Across Cultures | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Culture differences impact how effective we are as leaders. In our emerging global society, we need to understand how we lead affects those cultures
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With Braindates, PCMA Helped Attendees Receive More Customized Networking and Learning Experiences at Convening Leaders

With Braindates, PCMA Helped Attendees Receive More Customized Networking and Learning Experiences at Convening Leaders | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Imagine turning those sometimes awkward event networking experiences into more meaningful encounters that lead to valuable connections. Attendees at PCMA’s recent Convening Leaders had a chance to do just that with Braindates, an online matchmaking platform that puts like-minded people together to share knowledge face-to-face, one-on-one.
 Sort of like Tinder, but for peer-to-peer networking, Braindates was created five years ago by Montreal-based E-180 with the philosophy that everyone has a story to tell and lessons to teach. 
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How To Avoid Fumbling These Four Common Work Conversations

How To Avoid Fumbling These Four Common Work Conversations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes being spontaneous can hurt your career. Here's how to stay on message without seeming fake or forced.
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4 Tips to Build More Successful Relationships Between Event Professionals

4 Tips to Build More Successful Relationships Between Event Professionals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In any professional environment, it’s the combination of radically different opinions that often lead to the best results. However, in some cases, those differing opinions come with differing personalities which can bring tension to any situation. In the events industry, this can be especially distressing if it starts to get in the way of progress. 

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How to Network Successfully With Event Networking Technology

How to Network Successfully With Event Networking Technology | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned veteran, the introduction of new event networking technology is shaking up the way we network at conferences and meetings. Even the way attendees are matchmade with each other at events is changing, so it makes sense to get to grips with how to present yourself, to make the most of new networking opportunities.

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Humans, Machines, And The Hard Work of Relationship-Building

Humans, Machines, And The Hard Work of Relationship-Building | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

On paper, face-to-face events are fantastic opportunities to develop new relationships. In reality, many fail miserably. Why? Because it’s mathematically impossible for most people, unaided, to build meaningful new relationships—discover complementary interests, have a fulfilling conversation, and commit to pursuing common goals—with more than a small group of people inside of three days. One software company is doing something about the difficulties of event networking by staying true to the ideas it has had all along about social, community, and experience.

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4 Ways Getting Word-Nerdy Will Make You a More Effective Networker

4 Ways Getting Word-Nerdy Will Make You a More Effective Networker | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an admitted word nerd, I can state categorically that, while the benefits of power poses may come and go, words will always matter. And never more than when you cross the threshold of one of those necessary conference evils, the networking event. So here are some thoughts—albeit from a not-very-effective-but-always-looking-to-improve networker—on how to power up your networking conversations and make connections that count.

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7 Deadly Interaction Sins and How to Fix Them

7 Deadly Interaction Sins and How to Fix Them | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Despite our best intentions, each of us has committed a sin or two against audience interaction when organizing an event. Despair not, dear brothers and sisters!
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20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking

20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Networking is an important part of events. Here are 20 ice breaker ideas that are easy, fun and should loosen everyone up.
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The Ultimate Guide To Meeting People at Events

The Ultimate Guide To Meeting People at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
I wrote this free guide for entrepreneurs like you – self-starters who are looking to grow their businesses and turn the people they admire into friends, mentors, and clients.
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The Ultimate Way to Accelerate Business Networking at Your Event

The Ultimate Way to Accelerate Business Networking at Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If we boil it down to the basics, people attend events for two reasons – to build knowledge and make new connections. And while we, as event planners, allocate ample resources to bringing i
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5 Trade Show Secrets for Networking Success

5 Trade Show Secrets for Networking Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Blending digital networking with face to face meetings can deliver event networking success through extended conversations and strengthened relationships.
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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are three things your LinkedIn profile must tell others, but the vast majority of LinkedIn’s 400-plus million members fail to provide clear and concise answers. The result is that LinkedIn does not work very well for them. Let’s make sure that you avoid this trap. Your profile needs to tell casual readers the following.

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Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network

Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you swap out you standard "What do you do?" questions for a more open ended inquiry, you create the space for someone to share a passion that may run deeper than their profession, and increase your chances of making an authentic connection.

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4 Reasons Why Evening Events Matter at Conferences

4 Reasons Why Evening Events Matter at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Evening events at conferences and trade shows are important. Here are 4 reasons why they are worth the investment and not to be missed.
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Why you Should Build Offline Relationships with your Attendees

Why you Should Build Offline Relationships with your Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Technology and the rise of digital media have significantly changed the way your company, your customers and your brands interact.
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