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The Power of Personal Vision to Drive Organizational Change

The Power of Personal Vision to Drive Organizational Change | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Well-known author and political activist, Helen Keller, once noted that “the most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” Stricken by serious illness at age 2 that left her both deaf and blind, Keller’s dogged perseverance over seemingly insurmountable odds is a testament to her personal vision. Keller’s quote leads me to consider contemporary visionaries like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk who have radically transformed our realities regarding what is possible. But for every Steve Jobs and Elon Musk there are countless other brilliant individuals whose visions will never be realized simply because they cannot effectively communicate the organizational vision in their heads to the hearts and minds of their teams.

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The 3 Habits of Highly Productive People

The 3 Habits of Highly Productive People | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When Chris Bailey graduated from business school, he declined to take one of the full-time jobs he was offered and instead shuttered himself away from the world for a year to dig into what’s known about productivity. 

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Pay Attention to What’s Killing Your Productivity

Pay Attention to What’s Killing Your Productivity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you ready to increase your value to your clients and boss, reduce your stress level, and achieve your strategic meeting planning goals? Here are five strategies that’ll get you there

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Event Industry Re-loaded: 3 Trends That Are Shaping its Future

Event Industry Re-loaded: 3 Trends That Are Shaping its Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What does the future hold for meetings and events? It is paramount that event professionals understand and foresee how the social and economic dynamics can influence the industry and be open to new opportunities for attracting and activating new audiences.

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Hug Your Haters, and Other Digital Ways to Grow Attendance

Hug Your Haters, and Other Digital Ways to Grow Attendance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Ten things to keep in mind in your efforts to attract participants to your events.
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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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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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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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Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career

Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

C&IT speaks to Fiona Batten, general manager Australia, cievents, on juggling a career in the events industry with being a full time mother.

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How to Lower Stress at Work

How to Lower Stress at Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What stresses out your employees? Deadlines? A never-ending to-do list? An overflowing inbox?

While the concept of work-life integration is designed to reduce workplace stress, sometimes it can have the opposite effect, as schedules become blurry and we try to cope with being “always on.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Storytelling With Data 

Storytelling With Data  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, a leading authority on effectively communicating with data, talks about why this is the next skill you need to add to your resume.

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9 Ways Business Travel Is Trending Now

9 Ways Business Travel Is Trending Now | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Half of respondents to the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index said their companies now allow them to use ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber, a jump from 44 percent in June 2016. Seventy-one percent expected their use of ridesharing services to continue at the same pace over the next three months, while 18 percent said they planned to use them more often.

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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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Making the brain and body happy

Making the brain and body happy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your brain is a battery. Unlike a mobile device, which performs at 100 percent on 30 percent power, your brain’s ability to make decisions, prioritize to-do lists and pick up nuances in a meeting does not do as well when you’re tired or overburdened. The prefrontal cortex is the brain’s data-processing center. It’s powerful yet delicate, and neuroscientists say it adheres to the Goldilocks Theory because everything has to be just right for it to perform well. Lucky for us, the brain can recharge at a faster rate than a mobile device.

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A History of Event Planning & Coordinating (And Why It’s So Important)

A History of Event Planning & Coordinating (And Why It’s So Important) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetings catalyze change. They influence participants’ thoughts and behaviors. Meetings enable business exchanges and establish bonds that strengthen alliances and form lifelong friendships. They generate new ideas and facilitate learning. They’re essential both to prevent and respond to crisis.

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Report - Benchmarking the Modern Meeting Planner

Report - Benchmarking the Modern Meeting Planner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Across every industry – meeting and event planners are some of the hardest working people out there. They’re expert coordinators and communicators, and ultimately they’re responsible for creating an event experience that brings the client’s vision to life. As a modern meeting planner, how do you compare to your peers in the field?
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