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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Speakers

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In this new video, we’re talking about speaker management at conferences.
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How to run a top-notch business event without breaking the bank

How to run a top-notch business event without breaking the bank | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Leverage these seven essential tips to bring in the cash, attract clients with ease and network like a ninja through small business events.
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5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi

5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know in the world of mobile event technology. Follow us for valuable resources, big feature releases, and the latest gossip in event tech!
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Evolving to Personalized Conference Experiences

Evolving to Personalized Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the hottest topics in our industry is mass personalization. As consumers, we receive smart recommendations in near real time based on our behaviors, preferences, and past actions. Machine learning, flexible manufacturing systems (small-batch production), and improved interfaces are all evolving to meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumer.

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6 Surefire Strategies for Engaging Younger Participants

6 Surefire Strategies for Engaging Younger Participants | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This trend can no longer be ignored as employees born between 1977 and 1995 now represent the largest demographic in the workforce. It is now essential to adjust both event marketing and programming to address the needs of shifting demographics and for engaging younger participants in your content and events.

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7 Ways to Make Your Meeting More Introvert-Friendly

7 Ways to Make Your Meeting More Introvert-Friendly | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Isn’t it interesting that, while up to half of meeting participants are introverts, most meetings are designed for extroverts? But it doesn’t have to be that way, said Play With a Purpose Chief IdeaSparker Sharon Fisher at a session at the 2017 Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress. With just a few tweaks, you can design an event that both introverts and extroverts will love.

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The Metrics That Matter Most

The Metrics That Matter Most | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When crafting a post-conference survey, it’s important not to overwhelm attendees with questions — so every question should matter. 2017 PCMA Education Conference speakers Lisette Sheehan and Lyndsay Merbach, measurement experts at the Sparks agency, shared the metrics that planners must measure if they want to create better events in the future. They also shared the results in each category that organizations should benchmark themselves against.

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Maximizing the Value Attendees Get From Your Event

Maximizing the Value Attendees Get From Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a business author and professional speaker “living mouth to hand” (as Winston Churchill once described the speaking circuit), over the last 20 years I’ve made presentations in 63 different countries. Which means I have personally had a ring-side, up-close view of literally hundreds of conventions, conferences, and single-company events–big and small, some with trade shows and some without, some open-enrollment and some single-company, both exciting and boring, entertaining and academic.

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5 Innovative Meeting Formats

5 Innovative Meeting Formats | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attendees who want more from their meetings don’t want to sit and listen passively to a formal presentation. They have expectations of involvement. They don’t want to hear canned answers to prepared questions, and they have a radar for inauthentic content and rigid control. They are accustomed to having input on all kinds of institutional reform, and aren’t averse to disrupting the model if the model doesn’t work for them.

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Configurable and Personalized Conference Experiences

Configurable and Personalized Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The mass-personalization wave that is dramatically changing what and how we buy as consumers has application to conferences. I’ve been doing a lot of research and have learned that personalization can be achieved in a number of ways.

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3 Ideas to Breathe New Life into Medical Meetings

3 Ideas to Breathe New Life into Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a result, every year the APA’s education team introduces a dozen or so new formats to its annual meeting. Not only do these innovations make for a better learning experience for APA annual meeting attendees, “Some of the most fulfilling and rewarding parts of being in continuing education are designing these experiential learning opportunities,” he said.

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5 Tips to Capitalize on Your Conference Participation

5 Tips to Capitalize on Your Conference Participation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are many ways to participate in meetings and events: It’s no longer just about traditional general and concurrent sessions, but also campfires, learning labs, Ted-style talks, and experiential tours.  The ability to continue the learning has evolved, too. There are discussions during CSR activities, curated round tables, pop-up learning pods, and networking events.

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8 Steps to Help You Design “Wow” Moments

8 Steps to Help You Design “Wow” Moments | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“Can you think ‘beyond better sameness?’” Gary Schirmacher, senior vice president, Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company, asked the participants at a recent Cvent session on designing “wow” moments. Schirmacher went on to define “better sameness” as making incremental changes to improve old ideas. 

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The Future of Crowdsourced Group Learning

The Future of Crowdsourced Group Learning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Future of Meetings & Events A lot of different event tech companies have been building matchmaking platforms to help conference attendees meet othe
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Case Study: Capturing the Essence of Discussions @IMEX Future Leaders Forum

Case Study: Capturing the Essence of Discussions @IMEX Future Leaders Forum | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This year, one of the sessions covered the IMEX annual theme, “Purposeful Meetings – how to plan with deeper meaning, innovation and insights in mind,” and its five aspects (Behavioral Science, Technology, Meeting Design, Positive Legacy and Wellbeing).

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New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design

New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At the end of the day,” according to Janet Sperstad, CMP, “we’re all human.” 

That observation is at the heart of a new study that Sperstad, program director of the meeting and event management degree at Madison College, is writing with Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, associate professor and chair of Indiana University’s School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

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7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient

7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An infographic outlining some of the things that can breathe new life—and enhanced productivity—into your next event.
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4 Ways To Personalize a Large Meeting

4 Ways To Personalize a Large Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I’ve been doing research into and thinking about the mass-personalization wave that is dramatically changing what and how we buy as consumers. I’ve learned that personalization can be achieved in a number of ways.

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The Meeting Design Practicum 2017

The Meeting Design Practicum 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Fourteen adults from 8 different countries are standing in the four corners of a sandbox in a children’s playground. Coloured sheets of paper are strewn all over the sand, kept down by little hillocks because the wind is strong and chilly. At the command of a fifteenth colleague, they all run around until they have …
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The Value of Experiential Event Design 

The Value of Experiential Event Design  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It seems that over the last 12-24 months, our industry’s lists of trends and buzzwords have frequently reflected the popularity of incorporating interactive elements into event design. Long before our industry’s trade shows, educational events, and news publications started focusing on this “trend,” however, many of us were already racking up success stories driven by effective experiential event design. The companies who have been doing this for years are typically those who take a more strategic approach in helping corporate clients achieve their meeting, event, and incentive goals. Here at Kuoni, we refer to the practice as “client enculturation.”

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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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Making Big Events Feel Small Again: 3 Tips for Association Pros

Making Big Events Feel Small Again: 3 Tips for Association Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If your annual meeting or event keeps growing, first of all, that’s AMAZING news! You put so much time and energy into planning that event, and the fact that people not only want to attend but are attending is huge.

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Neuromarketing - And How Event Planners Can Use It For Events

Neuromarketing - And How Event Planners Can Use It For Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ever wish you had a magic ability to convince people to buy tickets to your event? If only everything you said or created could immediately win hearts and minds and get your potential attendee to drop everything and sign up? With neuromarketing, you can begin moving that needle. Here’s how.

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Why Design Thinking Is the Future 

Why Design Thinking Is the Future  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than ever, attendees are better educated and more aware of their purpose both within an association as well as the world around them. They are demanding better meeting results from their boards and management. Thus, the experiences of Maritz and other incentive houses that have embraced design thinking can serve any planner well, no matter what type of group or meeting they plan for.

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