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Forget the Impossible Dream of Achieving Work/Life Balance

Forget the Impossible Dream of Achieving Work/Life Balance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While I’d be the first to say that I love technology and have quite the crush on my iPhone, our constant connectedness has changed the pace at which we work. And it is making the whole work/life balance thing even more of an unachievable dream, especially for meeting professionals.

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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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Five ways to radically multiply your time and boost productivity

Five ways to radically multiply your time and boost productivity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here's how to multiply your time, boost productivity, and get the most out of any given workday.
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T-Shaped Event Professionals (And How to Learn it All)

T-Shaped Event Professionals (And How to Learn it All) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
10 Ways to Become a Stronger Event Professional - The t-shaped #eventprof by MeetingPlay, the most engaging mobile event app.
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Why You Should Consider Getting Your Digital Event Strategist Certification

Why You Should Consider Getting Your Digital Event Strategist Certification | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Miranda Connon, CMP, DES, is meetings manager for the Montreal-based Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU), which has been an aggressive entrant into the world of digital events. The organization’s SIU Academy is a standard-setting e-learning portal that offers videos, webcasts, livestreamed surgical procedures, and more, while its annual Congress is a hybrid meeting with dozens of hours of livestreamed content.

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Are You Ready for the Extreme You?

Are You Ready for the Extreme You? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sarah Robb O’Hagan isn’t happy with the search results when she googles her name. Which is surprising, considering the accolades that show up immediately,  including being named to such lists as “Most Creative People in Business” (Fast Company), “Most Powerful Women in Sports” (Forbes), and “Women to Watch” (Ad Age). “I just started feeling super uncomfortable about it,” Robb O’Hagan told Convene. “I was like, ‘Well, that’s fine, but you’re missing the big pieces of the story where I was a train wreck and having to deal with some really, really tough experiences.’”

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Three Workforce Mega-Trends for 2017

Three Workforce Mega-Trends for 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Conferences are about people first and content second. You need to determine who you’re designing for (target audience) before you address what (content) and how (experience design). Here are three workforce mega-trends that I believe will significantly affect our future conference audiences:

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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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Beyond Face-to-Face: Mind-to-Mind Is Where the Innovation Happens

Beyond Face-to-Face: Mind-to-Mind Is Where the Innovation Happens | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When we meet face-to-face—across our cities or around the world—something powerful happens. Ideas flow more freely. Collaboration comes more naturally. Mutual commitment can form more quickly. As valuable as face-to-face interaction is, it’s time to take the power of live conferences, meetings, and events to the next level ... to something I call “mind-to-mind meetings.”

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5 ways to promote positive conflict in meetings for more effective collaboration

5 ways to promote positive conflict in meetings for more effective collaboration | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Here’s a good reason why conflict and collaboration go hand in hand. Always agreeing might be your default when you lack confidence in your idea and want to save face, however, it functions more as a one-way street to boring town. How can innovative ideas find their feet when there’s only room for same-same?

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3 Ways Planners Can Integrate Life into Work Meetings

3 Ways Planners Can Integrate Life into Work Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The concept of “work-life balance” is outdated. As traditional 9-to-5 jobs become less common, “work-life integration” or “work-life harmony” are becoming more apropos terms. Modern employees are eager to find new, nontraditional workplace environments that spur inspiration and are enjoyable, while also enabling their productivity.

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Leadership Styles: What Type of Leader Are You? [Infographic]

Leadership Styles: What Type of Leader Are You? [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Everyone has their own way of dealing with others. Especially when it comes to motivating and inspiring our employees. However, research from Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee suggests we all fall into one of six leadership styles. The more we know about these styles, the easier we can use them to our advantage. So, what kind of leader are you?

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10 Things Event Planners Should Do Before 9am

10 Things Event Planners Should Do Before 9am | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Rising early can start your day the right way, make you more productive and boost your career above the rest and here’s how you get there.

We’ve all heard of the early bird getting the worm. While night owls can have increased creativity, studies also show that they procrastinate more, making them less productive.

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Entitled, selfish and lazy? This blog is our voice

Entitled, selfish and lazy – three words I commonly hear when describing Millennials. As a millennial in the Meetings and Events industry, however, what I see and feel is worlds’ apart from the words above.

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What You Need to Know About Language Professionals for Events

What You Need to Know About Language Professionals for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Business people don't have to communicate with extraterrestrials (yet), but they can still learn a few things from the sci-fi thriller Arrival. The blockbuster film put a language professional in the leading role. Hollywood star Amy Adams plays Dr. Louise Banks, a linguistics professor asked by U.S. Army Intelligence to help communicate with an alien species that has arrived on Earth.
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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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Great Ideas Learning Formats Reflect Self-Directed Learning Trend

Great Ideas Learning Formats Reflect Self-Directed Learning Trend | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A recent blog post by the National Conference Centerhighlighted six trends in experiential learning. Among them: hands-on training in a lab-like setting, as opposed to the traditional meeting room, and learning by silence, where facilitators allow more time for reflection and meditation. Another research project from the German Convention Bureaushows that groups are turning to formats that allow attendees to not only self-select their learning interests but also share knowledge informally.

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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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5 Strategies to Effectively Integrate Collaboration and Competition

5 Strategies to Effectively Integrate Collaboration and Competition | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

But some see collaboration and competition as two opposing ends of a spectrum; you get one or the other. Fortunately, it’s not an either/or. Building a successful collaborative culture, while maintaining competitive success, requires business leaders to understand the meanings and advantages (and even disadvantages) of both styles, and what these mean to business success. Broken down to their most simple forms, we might say competition equals success, and collaboration equals buy-in.

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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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How to Avoid Becoming a Hermit When You Work From Home

How to Avoid Becoming a Hermit When You Work From Home | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
I like people, but I’ve always been kind of shy and I cherish my alone time. When I started working from home, I looked forward to that time: no more meetings, small talk, or awkward happy hours. It was fine for a while, but then I got lonely. Worse, I developed mild social anxiety. Even a trip to the grocery store seemed like an obstacle. I had to do something about it.
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15 Ways to Work Happier with Help from Science [Infographic]

15 Ways to Work Happier with Help from Science [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We spend a large part of our adult lives at work. Many of us, however, aren’t happy about it. We wake up in the morning and force ourselves to go somewhere we don’t really want to be and spend the day mumbling, “This job sucks!” There has to be a way to work happier, right?

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How Employee Health Impacts Productivity [Infographic]

How Employee Health Impacts Productivity [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What can employers do to help employees improve their health? Hunger can be a productivity-killing distraction – so skip the sugary sweets and supply healthy snacks instead. Encouraging physical activity is another simple way to help employees keep their minds fresh and focused.

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Through the Looking Glasses

Through the Looking Glasses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

He’ll have you at the intro. James H. Gilmore credits a conference with inspiring him to create the framework for Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills in the very first line of his introduction to the book.

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5 Podcasts for Association Pros

5 Podcasts for Association Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You may not be producing a podcast for your association, but you should definitely be listening to some - both for yourself and on behalf of your association. See, podcasts are a great source of inspiration and professional development, and the more you’re able to listen to them/soak up ideas, the more you’ll be able to do for your association.

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