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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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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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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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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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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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Networks without flaws

Networks without flaws | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I don’t know whether You have ever heard what Matt Youngquist (the president of Career Horizons) said “At least 70%, if not 80%, of jobs are not published” but there is this magical skill that only some of us have possessed – knowing people. While I am getting ready to attend a fair in Frankfurt this week, IMEX 16 and work on the project “Networks in Action”, I follow the primary objectives of NIA16, communication, and network.

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5 Things Expert EventProfs Do To Boost Networking

5 Things Expert EventProfs Do To Boost Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking is one of the main reasons people attend your event, meeting, or conference. As event professionals, we want to ensure we are creating a valuable, inclusive experience for everyone to ensure success. 

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13 Must-Haves to Bring to Every Conference You Attend

13 Must-Haves to Bring to Every Conference You Attend | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Because business cards are so last year. 

No, you’re not a stalker. You’re an awkward conference goer. One who didn’t come prepared. All you have are a few business cards in your back pocket. And you’ve already realized that’s not enough to save you.



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Career advice for millennials (and really, anyone) from Margaret Heffernan

Career advice for millennials (and really, anyone) from Margaret Heffernan | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How do you thrive in today's companies? Margaret Heffernan's advice is to invest time in getting to know people and ask for their help.
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Killing the Cliques and Other Networking Tips for a Successful Annual Meeting

Killing the Cliques and Other Networking Tips for a Successful Annual Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For association events staff, networking is essential to future attendance. Keeping returnees mingling and newbies involved takes effort.

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To Fear or Not to Fear – Networking Events

To Fear or Not to Fear – Networking Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At the end of your meeting with the big boss he tells you that you have to attend a networking event and mingle around!
If you are a social person by nature and you find it easy to talk to strangers then it shouldn’t be too much hard work.

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10 Battle Tested Networking Tips For Introverted Event Goers

10 Battle Tested Networking Tips For Introverted Event Goers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine: you are standing in the middle of a conference with a sea of people surrounding you. What are you feeling?

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Tips for Surviving and Thriving

Tips for Surviving and Thriving | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Being that the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) Expo! Expo! is next week, I figured it was the perfect time to share my unique perspective. When I stumbled into the exhibition industry, I didn’t have a mentor to steer me through the inevitable career potholes. After learning from various mistakes and wins, I figured my wealth of knowledge would help steer the next generation of industry leaders.

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5 Quick Tips To Get People to Talk to You

5 Quick Tips To Get People to Talk to You | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you find event networking difficult? The first step is initiating a conversation, which can be a tricky task. In order to get people to talk to you, try implementing the following tips to get the conversations flowing.


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3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows

3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Trade shows may be one of the only occasions in which a company is able to get quality face time with potential customers and brand champions.
The post 3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows appeared first on Bartizan's Blog .

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