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5 Essential Ingredients to Facilitating a Killer Brainstorm 

Some of the most innovative and influential ideas for brand experiences come when people with diverse perspectives come together. We believe in “intersectional design thinking” – the power of bringing together diverse viewpoints to solve a challenge or think creatively about an opportunity.

But the act of bringing people together doesn’t always result in breakthrough thinking. The difference between a great brainstorm and a KILLER brainstorm is not leaving it to chance. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Conference Panel Discussion

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Conference Panel Discussion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Panel discussions are a popular part of many conferences but there are lots of things to consider to ensure a successful session. Break away from the norm and shake up your panel using these pro tips and by taking inspiration for interesting layouts and furniture options from pictures of real life events.

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3 Ideas to Make Sessions a Little More Interactive and Engaging

3 Ideas to Make Sessions a Little More Interactive and Engaging | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It never hurts to go back to basics and dig in to see where you can improve your events. One thing many planners always seem to be on the hunt for are more opportunities, techniques, and ideas for injecting a little more interactivity into their events in order to coax a little more engagement from their attendees.

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How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event? 

How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Each speaker you select for your event can make a massive difference to its attractiveness to attendees. However, this doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of pounds for a high profile celebrity.

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Why You Should Speak at Conferences & How to Overcome the Barriers

Why You Should Speak at Conferences & How to Overcome the Barriers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Companies spend a lot of money and time creating a unique and compelling exhibit or event presence that will make them stand out and connect with potential and existing clients.  There is another way to stand out and to garner attention for your company and for your brand.  That is to have someone in the company speak at the event.  Speaking at an event can seem daunting and, depending on the size and quality of the audience, some question if it is worthwhile.

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Preparing Presenters for your Conference - A TED Video

Preparing Presenters for your Conference - A TED Video | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Every conference speaker is different, some are charismatic, some scared, some funny, some frantic. As organizers its our job to help them succeed.
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Fresh Picks: 18 Speakers Who Belong at Your Podium in 2017

Fresh Picks: 18 Speakers Who Belong at Your Podium in 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Who is apropos for your podium this year? To protect, update, and motivate your organization, the in-demand speakers for 2017 will be those who can shed light on the new administration, the changing workforce, and growing risks both online and globally.

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6 Great Ways to Make Your Boss Look Good on Stage

6 Great Ways to Make Your Boss Look Good on Stage | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Jerry Seinfeld once mused, “According to most studies, people’s number-one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

 

This is what we’re up against in the world of events and, as a meeting planner, you’re often charged with making your glossophobic speakers look good. Many times it’s your own CEO.

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Improving the Flow of Your Conference’s General Sessions

Improving the Flow of Your Conference’s General Sessions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Often during conferences, event organisers worry that they might face challenges in keeping the delegates’ interest during the live general sessions. Similarly, attendees feel that they have been exposed to the same proceedings again and again, particularly if they are participating to an annual conference that follows the same build-up every year.
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7 Tips for Leveraging Your Speakers as Event Advocates

7 Tips for Leveraging Your Speakers as Event Advocates | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With more and more conference and event organizers competing to attract participants, it is important to use every strategy available to “get the word out”. Conference and event speakers are a largely untapped resource.

Many keynote speakers and breakout session facilitators have extensive and active networks both on and off-line.

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Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event 

Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hiring the right keynote speaker for your corporate event or conference isn’t getting any easier. There seems to be more speakers than ever, on just about any topic. If you Google the term “keynote speaker,” there are over 19.2 million results. So what are some tips that will help you find the best possible speakers for your events?

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10 Awesome PowerPoint Alternatives for 2017

10 Awesome PowerPoint Alternatives for 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Effective presentation skills reduce miscommunication, which is likely the biggest cause of work-related stress. Better presentation skills also reduces the stress on presenters which means they will be more willing to present and more effective with their communication. (George Torok) Here are 10 PowerPoint alternatives to better your presentation skills in 2017.

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How to Host Successful Campfire Sessions 

How to Host Successful Campfire Sessions  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Learning comes in many forms and that’s important to remember when building your event or conference program.

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Pitching: what makes a winner

Pitching: what makes a winner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What makes a pitch stand out? What are the top tips for pitching to corporate clients? What about the budgets, presentation formats and the absolute No No’s?
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Six Steps to Creating a Presentation GenZ’s Will Actually Pay Attention To

Six Steps to Creating a Presentation GenZ’s Will Actually Pay Attention To | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Catch (and keep) the attention of younger audiences
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Why don’t participants want to ask questions at events?

Why don’t participants want to ask questions at events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Picture this scene. The presenter finishes their session, the moderator steps on stage and asks the audience “are there any questions?” Tumbleweed rolls by as delegates shuffle nervously in their chairs.
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Perfecting the Pitch — Tips from Four Top Brands

Perfecting the Pitch — Tips from Four Top Brands | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last week’s C&IT Agency Forum in London brought event professionals together to network and discuss a variety of industry relevant topics. To kick things off, a handful of top corporate marketers took to the stage to chat about what they expect from companies in the lead up to and during the pitch, plus practices that should be avoided. The panellists provided corporate marketers with the chance to see how their peers approach the process, and also shared insights that can be applied to event agencies, suppliers, partners, and organisers.

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Five Smart Ways to Turn Your Next Presentation Into a Conversation

Five Smart Ways to Turn Your Next Presentation Into a Conversation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What attendees really want out of a presentation is interaction. Learn five strategies that combine traditional and tech ways to achieve great engagement.
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Panels as if the audience mattered

Panels as if the audience mattered | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You may be wondering how to effectively structure a panel where the panelists don’t necessarily dominate the proceedings, letting attendees contribute and steer content and discussion in the ways they want and need. There’s no one “best” way to do this of course, but here’s the format I used for these two particular sessions.

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Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers 

Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Keynote speakers should be chosen wisely. How your audience responds will have a direct impact on your conference’s brand image and credibility.
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8 tips for picking pitch perfect speakers

8 tips for picking pitch perfect speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event planning and conference management can be really stressful! Most concerns revolve around budget allocation or venue selection, but what about choosing the right speakers?
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Turn Your Event Speakers into Online Marketing Machines

Turn Your Event Speakers into Online Marketing Machines | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are 10 ways event planners can increase the impact of their speakers, to help sell more tickets, and get attendees excited about the event.
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