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All-too-common reasons speakers mess up

All-too-common reasons speakers mess up | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While this article is directed at speakers, meeting professionals can sneak a peek to better understand the preparation undertaken by effective speakers. From this, planners can learn to better ascertain the suitability of a specific speaker—and even do some advance prep to ensure things run smoothly.

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10 Creative Ideas for Speaker Thank You Gifts

10 Creative Ideas for Speaker Thank You Gifts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Speakers are at the heart of business events and fundraisers. A solid lineup can mean the difference between “wow” and “meh” for your attendees. After all, they come for a great experience, quality networking, and actionable advice — all things speakers contribute to.

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Yes, and…

Yes, and… | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you know anything at all about improvisation, it’s likely to be the phrase “Yes, and….” Those two words — shorthand for acknowledging an idea and then adding to it — are the cornerstone of improvisation, according to Bob Kulhan, founder and CEO of the consulting company Business Improv.

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The Essential Six Cs of Learning Every Meeting Pro Should Know

The Essential Six Cs of Learning Every Meeting Pro Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s no arguing that the adult learning environment has changed dramatically. With the answer to almost any question a quick Google search away, people don’t need to go to a meeting to learn—at least, not the traditional one-way information exchange model of meeting that is still the most-offered option. Today’s professionals need learning more than ever as they compete in an increasingly competency-based marketplace, and they’re learning on their own through gamified, infotainment-based, just-in-time experiences.

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How to Use Aristotle’s Modes of Persuasion to Boost Membership

How to Use Aristotle’s Modes of Persuasion to Boost Membership | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever taken a college philosophy class, you’ve probably heard of Aristotle and his modes of persuasion. He believed that there are three key strategies, the modes of persuasion, that can provide any speaker the power to influence others to understand their personal perspective. Since we believe one of the biggest challenges with effective marketing is establishing a real connection with your audience, we thought that we could all take a brief lesson from Aristotle. Take a look at each technique to see how you can best persuade potential members to join your association.

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Empowered Connectivity: How Virtual Teams Create a Human Connection

Empowered Connectivity: How Virtual Teams Create a Human Connection | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Technology and the internet have made telecommuting a convenient choice for today’s businesses and workers. The incentives are clear: for employers, lowered office expense; for employees, flexible work location. Businesses that utilize virtual teams know personal connections are important for team engagement and productivity. Several tactics can help virtual groups create the needed human connection.

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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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9 Ways You Should Never Announce Your Event

9 Ways You Should Never Announce Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Announcing an event opens you up to all sorts of mishaps. Try these ideas to avoid something going terribly wrong at your event.
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Building positive working relationships with speakers

Building positive working relationships with speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Speakers are the core of your meeting or conference. Carefully select a speaker to ensure they will engage participants and boost the quality of your event. Here are some tips to developing a positive, mutually beneficial relationship with your speakers.

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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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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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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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15 Reasons You Didn’t Win that Event Pitch

15 Reasons You Didn’t Win that Event Pitch | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you didn’t land a recent pitch, you might be wondering why. Here are the most common reasons.
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Presentation Tips Organizers Should Share With Speakers

Presentation Tips Organizers Should Share With Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Discover 5 proven principles for teaching event speakers to better serve the needs and wants of the audience. Must read presentation tips at the link!
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A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We asked Gina Barnett, longtime TED speaker coach, to share some tips to help every speaker feel their best the day of their talk.

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7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations

7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.”

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Event Planners - should you book a professional speaker?

Event Planners - should you book a professional speaker? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
 Professional speakers? They're expensive, aren't they? Sid from Marketing can probably do a few jokes and keep the crowd happy, can't he? Well maybe. But if you were ill, you'd go to a doctor. If you were really worried, you'd go to a specialist. That big event you're planning could be the most important event of the year. Your reputation (and maybe even your job) hangs on it being a success. The cost of hiring a professional to entertain the audience, or host your event could be less than the
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