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5 Ways to Make Learning Stick

5 Ways to Make Learning Stick | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you a visual learner? Auditory? Kinesthetic? Kristi Casey Sanders, CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC, director of the MPI Academy at Meeting Professionals International, led with what turned out to be a trick question at a session on the show floor at IMEX America 2017. You can’t be any of those learning styles we all have relied on in the past, she said, because there’s no scientific backing that these things even exist.

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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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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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Bien Venue's curator insight, March 31, 6:00 AM
Love the idea of 'mind-to-mind meetings'
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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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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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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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Mastering the Art of Online Education

Mastering the Art of Online Education | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The program at the American Distance Education Consortium 2016 EdFuture Conference, held at the University of California, Los Angeles in September, revolved around the challenges of online education—from the opening keynote presentation, “The Increasing Importance of Knowing How to Learn—On-Line and Off-Line,” to the closing keynote, “Re-Setting the Fulcrum—Access, Personalization, and Success in the Age of Educational Technology.” 

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12 Best Practices to Name Your Event

12 Best Practices to Name Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What’s in a name? Branding is an important step during the planning phases and many make the mistake of choosing a name and working their way outwards. What you should do is pick the name, part way through the process after you have thoroughly thought about what your event will include and what you want to get across so that you don’t trap yourself with a name that no longer fits with your vision.

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15 Creativity Boosting Ideas for Eventprofs

15 Creativity Boosting Ideas for Eventprofs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you are lacking vision or experiencing a mental block, these 15 ways to be more creative will help to get you out of the slump. Creative thinking leads to innovation and original ideas, which for the event industry is an essential tool to set you apart from the competition. Creating unique events not only makes you more memorable but makes it more likely to be discussed on social media and that is natural brand marketing and awareness that you cannot buy, and this all stems from creativity on the ideas board.

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"Must Read" Business Books from 2016

"Must Read" Business Books from 2016 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A friend of mine, Jake Kostan, sent me a question asking: What is your number 1 must read book of 2016 in each category for sales & marketing, business and culture?

That’s really tough question, I read more than 100 business books this year (not all of them were written this year), many of them very good, but if I had to list just one in each one of those categories, here they are…

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11 Motivational Audiobooks for Event Planners

11 Motivational Audiobooks for Event Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If work or event life has been getting you down recently you need a pick me up. Polish your skills with these fun and motivational audiobooks for every eventprof!

You know how to do your job but here are a list of audiobook resources that will help to boost the skills you already have and make you better equipped to deal with every day work and stress.

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Gamification: How to Win at Work

Gamification: How to Win at Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What if you could change your business so that workers got more done because they were having fun? Enter the world of gamification.

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14 Ways Event Professionals Can Crush a Creative Rut

14 Ways Event Professionals Can Crush a Creative Rut | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
All #eventprofs and creative individuals find themselves in a creative rut from time to time. Here are 14 ways to crush that creative rut and get back to being productive!
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5 TEDxSydney Talks For Event Managers & Marketers 

5 TEDxSydney Talks For Event Managers & Marketers  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Today a few thousand lucky individuals are sitting in the Sydney Opera House experiencing the unique community of TEDxSydney 2016. 

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The Science of Thinking and Writing Better [Infographic]

The Science of Thinking and Writing Better [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Quick Sprout created this infographic to give you the specific low down of how you should handle writing whether you're a morning or night person.
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Why Bother With Conference Education Peer Discussions?

Why Bother With Conference Education Peer Discussions? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Is audience participation worth it? Are the benefits of conference peer discussions sufficient to justify giving up lecture time to cover content? Yes!

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Time To Pivot: Rethinking Human Memory And Remembering For Conference Education

Time To Pivot: Rethinking Human Memory And Remembering For Conference Education | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How does the mind work, especially how does it remember things from your event? Well, it’s probably not like your currently believe. Creating a memorable event is not enough!

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Business Improvement Conference Education Trends

Business Improvement Conference Education Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Does your conference education drive attendees’ business performance?
Or are your offerings more a roll of the dice, leaving it up to chance that they impact the attendees’ job performance.

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Top 5 Podcasts for Meeting Professionals

Top 5 Podcasts for Meeting Professionals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Why not turn all your time on the road into an opportunity for edutainment? Whether you’re interested in improving speaking skills or brushing up on site inspection know-how, there’s a podcast for you.

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7 Inspiring TED Talks Every Event Pro Should Watch

7 Inspiring TED Talks Every Event Pro Should Watch | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With an library of nearly 2,000 talks collected from its conferences, TED offers plenty of ideas and inspiration for meeting and event professionals. 

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Ann Windham's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:51 AM

Get inspired ted talks for events  & #tradeshows #eventprofs #meetingprofs

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The Language of Innovation: We’re Using the Wrong Words

The Language of Innovation: We’re Using the Wrong Words | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A New Way of Taking Notes During this week’s Great Ideas sessions, I’ve been trying a new strategy for taking notes.

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Is Your Job Title Dynamic Enough?

Is Your Job Title Dynamic Enough? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

TCG Events isn’t a new player in the event industry. The company, based in North Carolina, has been helping clients plan, design and execute events for almost 30 years. But a few years ago, company leaders decided they needed a rebranding.

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Escape Your Conference Comfort Zone To Become Happier And Smarter

Escape Your Conference Comfort Zone To Become Happier And Smarter | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Conference organizers, whatever scares you when planning your event, plan to do it now! That’s right, run to your fear and escape your conference comfort zone! Why?

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