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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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Yes, Employee Happiness Really Does Boil Down to This Simple Equation

It's time for a simpler solution to employee happiness. It's time for...math?
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Company Culture; a snug fit. Search & co-create!

it is hugely important to work in a place that shares similar core values with you; where colleagues work with each other in a way that you feel is right, or feel comfortable with; where objectives are in line with your own and these are met in ways that are in agreeance with your own moral compass.

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Neuromarketing 101: Inside the Science of Decision-Making

Neuromarketing 101: Inside the Science of Decision-Making | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The rise of neuromarketing, a field of research that studies consumers’ cognitive and sensory responses to marketing stimuli, is challenging the status quo.
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11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Business Communication

11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Business Communication | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Based on my observations, here are some ideas you can implement when faced with difficult business communication in your organization.
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How to Inspire Employees to Speak Up and Choose to Lead

How to Inspire Employees to Speak Up and Choose to Lead | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are some tactics you may use as a parent that you can also apply to your management style to inspire employees to step up and lead.
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Psst: These are the Negative Impacts of Keeping a Secret

Psst: These are the Negative Impacts of Keeping a Secret | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Meetology® Lab’s Jonathan Bradshaw explores recent research into the negative impact of keeping information from others.
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I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It

I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 13 June 2017 Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do list obsession—and here’s why you might want to ditch yours, too. A Love Affair with Lists I’m not sure anyone…
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Why Event Planners Should Doodle More

Why Event Planners Should Doodle More | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your stick men and scribbled stars may actually help you to become a better event professional. Here are 11 reasons why you can justify your doodling.
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Why Being Overconfident Can Hurt You Professionally

Why Being Overconfident Can Hurt You Professionally | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Feeling good about our abilities or trusting in the abilities of those around us — isn’t that a good thing? Certainly, but as Ulrich Boser points out in his new book, Learn Better:Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything, overconfidence can be a big reason adults cease to learn.

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Get the Most from Your Everyday Productivity Tools with These Tips

Get the Most from Your Everyday Productivity Tools with These Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Most people have preferences regarding how they want their notes to look. If you’re frequently copying and pasting your favorites, then you might be better served by adjusting your default formatting settings. This ensures every note features the same font sizes and colors, line spacing, and more.

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How This CEO Effortlessly Handles a Workforce of 84 Percent Millennials

'As one of the biggest demographics ever, millennials have enormous power, not just as consumers, but as workers and entrepreneurs, too. In fact, according to Pew Research Center, they've already surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the American workforce. But you're not alone if you don't have a clue about what makes them tick or how to handle them as employees'

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6 Tips to Stay Energized at Trade Shows 

6 Tips to Stay Energized at Trade Shows  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The energy at a trade show is enough to keep us awake at our booth on its own, but does that mean we are performing to the best of our ability? Are we creating a pleasant and informative experience for booth visitors? Are we picking up on the subtle hints in conversations about how we can help potential leads? Are we expressing our enjoyment and interest in the products or services offered at our booths? 

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8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout

8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Burnout is a common occurrence in many creative fields, including event planning. As planners, we run the gauntlet of stressful situations: financial decisions and their impact, long hours, difficult people, lots and lots of decisions, extreme levels of multitasking, and never-ending details. There is no doubt that event planning is challenging, but it’s conquering those challenges that makes us love it!

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How diverse is the events industry?

How diverse is the events industry? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The events industry has traditionally been predominantly female, but are women managing to break the glass ceiling and take on senior positions? Sam Robson, group events director at The Appointment Group has noted a worrying trend, commenting: "I think the events industry provides great opportunities for women however I am always disappointed at awards ceremonies when the company owners or chief executives receiving the awards are generally men and the events teams are mostly women."

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VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job

VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The best way to summarize design leader Katie O’Brien’s approach to work and life is a nugget of wisdom from our interview for Making Ways: “Being able to find something interesting about each project [I] work on, no matter the industry or business, is really my job. So if you’re not able to turn every single one of your projects into a dream job, then I think you are doing it for the wrong reasons.”

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EQ: Three Benefits of Emotional Intelligence for Today's Business Leaders

EQ: Three Benefits of Emotional Intelligence for Today's Business Leaders | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Not long ago, promotions went to employees with the most technical expertise. Companies bent over backward to gain specialized industry knowledge, so it made sense to promote based on its merit. But the times, as they say, are a-changin’. At a certain point in history, technical ingenuity began to take a back seat to interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence (EQ). In fact, a recent study by Harris Poll found that 77 percent of employers believe these “soft skills” are as important as talents directly related to specific job functions.

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18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job

18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Interviews can be your one chance to sell yourself effectively to a new boss and it is vital that you are well prepared and ready to impress. Difficult interview questions are there to put you under pressure to see how you cope. Navigating them effectively not only answers the specific questions but also gives an insight into your mindset. Here are some common interview questions and advice on how to respond to them. 

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Negative Feedback: Turning a Negative into a Positive [Infographic]

Negative Feedback: Turning a Negative into a Positive [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With summer come thoughts of sunny beaches and lazy days filled with sunscreen and exotic, tiny-umbrella-adorned drinks. At least, that’s where our thoughts are. First we have to deal with Mid-Year Performance Reviews. Although reviews are becoming a thing of the past, replaced by more frequent, regular feedback, they remain in widespread use.

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12 Best Books Every Leader Needs to Read

In previous posts, I provided the best motivational books of all time, as well as the favorite books of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates's summer reading list. However, I've never really listed out the books that every manager should read to become a better one. Featured below are books that hone your management skills, usually by providing examples, both good and bad. (The final book is a real hoot.)

 

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15 Ways Eventprofs Can Be More Productive On Their Commute

15 Ways Eventprofs Can Be More Productive On Their Commute | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Travelling to and from work and meetings can seriously eat up a big part of your day and dampen your productivity. Event professionals can spend a lot of valuable time commuting but that doesn’t mean that it has to be “dead time” as there are plenty of activities you can do to work towards your career goals or to achieve what you need to whilst in transit. Here are 15 ideas to make your commute more productive.

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The Surprising Way That Virtual Reality Can Help Your Career

The Surprising Way That Virtual Reality Can Help Your Career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
VR isn’t just for playing games or going on tours of far-away places. The emerging technology can also play a role in enhancing your presentation skills.
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5 Habits of Highly Successful Event Managers

5 Habits of Highly Successful Event Managers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From being an avid lifelong learner to a willingness to unleash creativity, here are some habits that are actually good to pick up.
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15 Monster Ways To Master Your To-Do List

15 Monster Ways To Master Your To-Do List | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When your to-do list is looking a little stale and you aren’t sure how to make the most of it, we can help with these monster ways of getting it done!

We all know the secret power of to-do lists but what can we do to make them realistically useful to boost productivity? If you are feeling swamped with work, a to-do list can help you make sense of it all, keep you focused and on task and avoid that temptation for social media procrastination. 

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Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences 

Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It can be very exciting to be able to attend a conference or a trade show. However after the adrenaline of excitement wears off, One can be easily overwhelmed. What exactly should you bring to make sure you are prepared for any and all the conference has to offer? Keep reading you will find my picks on the top 10 things to bring to conferences.

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