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Top Tips: Crowd Management for Event Success

Top Tips: Crowd Management for Event Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Crowd management is critical for maximising your event’s impact, as this is shaped through the fostering of an inviting, pleasant and safe environment that encourages networking and entertains. But, what is the right number of event attendees that pushes the ‘need’ for crowd management? Of course, looking at crowd management only through the prism of event attendance will only give you a limited overview of your event’s needs. It is the combination of attendees, venue and location that will indicate the right actions to eliminate the risk of having overcrowded areas where people might feel uncomfortable, and even worse, less secure.

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9 Event Planners Share Their Biggest Frustrations 

9 Event Planners Share Their Biggest Frustrations  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Managing events has more than its fair share of frustrations and stressors. From last-minute changes to procrastinating clients, the profession isn’t for the faint of heart. Luckily, executing a successful event makes everything else (like the crazy long hours) worth it.If you’ve been feeling a little fed up lately with a certain aspect of the job, don’t worry — you’re not alone! Here are the biggest frustrations experienced by nine of your fellow event organizers.

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Case Study: What would you do if your keynote speaker canceled on you?

Case Study: What would you do if your keynote speaker canceled on you? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Getting a call from a keynote speaker cancelling a session is the nightmare of every event professional. It is even worse when the announcement comes in the middle of the night! This is exactly the situation that the MPI event team behind World Education Congress (WEC) had to face when Magic Johnson backed out of his All Attendee Lunch keynote late in the evening of the second day.

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The CX Manifesto: Are You Designing Event Experiences with a Blindfold On?

The CX Manifesto: Are You Designing Event Experiences with a Blindfold On? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When you design your event, are you creating a customer experience that you think they want or are you using behavioral data to know what they want.
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The Anatomy of a Volunteer Strategy That Works

The Anatomy of a Volunteer Strategy That Works | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are the 7 key elements of a volunteer strategy for your organization or event that will save time, effort, and trouble.
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Incorporating slow food best practices into your meeting

Incorporating slow food best practices into your meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last September, Tracy Stuckrath, CMM, CSEP, CHC, CFPM, of the MPI Georgia Chapter attended Slow Food International’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto event as one of 300 U.S delegates. Below are just a few of her takeaways from that experience.

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Important Clauses You Need To Know in Speaker Agreements

Important Clauses You Need To Know in Speaker Agreements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With minutes until the curtain draw, you peer into the sold out stadium as the crowd roars in anticipation. This is the moment you’ve been dreaming of. You see, ten months prior, this moment was all but a dream. You knew you were ready to take your events to the next level but wasn’t sure how. Although you have access to the top presenters within your company, you knew it was time to book an outside speaker.

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Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements

Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you ready to take on your next biggest client? Then you will need to know about the 11 most important sections in an event AV agreement.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security

6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the organiser of an event, you’re going to be faced with numerous challenges, and one that should be a top priority is safety. Outdoor events tend to cover a much bigger area than indoor events, which requires more planning and depending on the type of crowd, more advanced security. It’s important to make sure …
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5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget

5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Without money there is no event and without the event there may be no money. The event budget is vital to the success or failure of your project. This how-to guide explains what you should be thinking about and common mistakes to avoid.

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What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting?

What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s up to meeting professionals to identify all the possible things that could go wrong, then find ways to avoid, minimize, or eliminate unacceptable risks.
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3 Ways to Plan for the Unthinkable

3 Ways to Plan for the Unthinkable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Managing risk is a balancing act for meeting planners — but being aware of your surroundings may be the most powerful weapon of all.
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Don’t Let Murphy Ruin Your Event

Don’t Let Murphy Ruin Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Anybody who works in event management business knows that, worries of almost all event organizers are usually the same and most of them are prepared for bad weather scenarios with a backup plan. But do you think yours is good enough? Are you sure that, flights will not be delayed because of the heavy snow storm, your famous speaker will be able to attend your event even he got flu and there will be electrical power in the event scene after the hurricane or roads are still safe after the terrorist attack somewhere in downtown?

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Event Planning and Special Dietary Requirements

Event Planning and Special Dietary Requirements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As an event planner you must be prepared to meet the special dietary needs of your attendees including vegan, gluten free, paleo, allergies, halal and more.
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Your Complete Guide to Organising a Fantastic and Safe Fireworks Night

Your Complete Guide to Organising a Fantastic and Safe Fireworks Night | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Roger Jones, Bonfire Chairman at Winchester Round Table, shares his experience of organising a successful annual fireworks night for an audience of 21,000.

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How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events

How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Experts offer their tips for accommodating attendees with disabilities. Accommodating different types of disabilities is a necessary, and sometimes overlooked, part of a successful event or meeting.“Can all guests, despite any ability level, attend and enjoy the event just like all others?” asks Susan Nicholl, executive director of the Special Olympics Chicago.
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The Art of Security at Meetings

The Art of Security at Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Have you heard the one about the women in high heels running down a hotel lobby with stolen flat-screen televisions and a blue Rubbermaid bin full of event supplies?
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Are the questions essential?

There have been many articles written about successful registration strategies. The majority tend to have a hidden agenda relating to the author’s own services or products, whilst the rest follow whichever trend is on topic that particular week. This article falls into neither of those camps. When it comes to registration, success is relatively easy to achieve if you apply common sense and stick to the obvious necessities. 

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6 Tips for Securing Large Outdoor Events

6 Tips for Securing Large Outdoor Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Festival security isn’t just about crowd control and safety—it’s about hospitality too. Festival organizers face a specific set of challenges when it comes to security.

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Food Allergies and Preferences: How Far Do You Have to Go?

Food Allergies and Preferences: How Far Do You Have to Go? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Now that everyone seems to have special dietary needs or wants, meeting planners are perplexed at the lengths (and costs) to which they have to go to satisfy attendees’ appetites.
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SMMP in 2015: Time to Evolve

SMMP in 2015: Time to Evolve | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
SMMP stands for Strategic Meetings Management Program; In other words, ROI (return on investment). Having spent over a decade in the Meetings and Exhibition business, I have to say that the idea of...
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A Moveable Feast: The Art of the Dine-Around

A Moveable Feast: The Art of the Dine-Around | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For success in planning a dine-around, look no further than the skills required to create a great meal: Prepare extensively, be flexible with ingredients and know who will be sitting at the table.

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Where Meetings Management Strategy and Interior Design Overlap

Where Meetings Management Strategy and Interior Design Overlap | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A well-known phenomenon in Meetings Management is mistaking the implementation of a meetings technology system, or the contracting of sourcing and planning services to a third-party planning compan...
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Francois Raulin's curator insight, December 18, 2014 3:05 PM

A good way to get info on FF&E - OS&E management

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How Accessible Is Your Meeting For Attendees With Disabilities?

How Accessible Is Your Meeting For Attendees With Disabilities? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Planning a meeting is about more than helping attendees with disabilities get around the venue.
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