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How Businesses Stay Afloat In the Face of Great Disruption

How Businesses Stay Afloat In the Face of Great Disruption | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Bonnie Canal is a managing partner of The Resiliency Institute, a New Orleans–based company that specializes in business continuity — how to keep a business operating in the face of disruptive events. As a New Orleans resident, Canal has witnessed more than her share. From the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the city “just seems,” she said, “to be in the epicenter of these terrible disasters.”

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6 Tips to Stay Energized at Trade Shows 

6 Tips to Stay Energized at Trade Shows  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The energy at a trade show is enough to keep us awake at our booth on its own, but does that mean we are performing to the best of our ability? Are we creating a pleasant and informative experience for booth visitors? Are we picking up on the subtle hints in conversations about how we can help potential leads? Are we expressing our enjoyment and interest in the products or services offered at our booths? 

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8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout

8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Burnout is a common occurrence in many creative fields, including event planning. As planners, we run the gauntlet of stressful situations: financial decisions and their impact, long hours, difficult people, lots and lots of decisions, extreme levels of multitasking, and never-ending details. There is no doubt that event planning is challenging, but it’s conquering those challenges that makes us love it!

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How Two Meeting Professionals Find Balance

How Two Meeting Professionals Find Balance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Convene asked two meeting professionals to talk about how digital overload, burnout, and mounting workloads have affected their careers and lives.

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How to Create a More Personal, Productive Workspace

How to Create a More Personal, Productive Workspace | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you think of your workspace, you probably think about a featureless desk you labor at every day. The truth is, you spend more time at your desk than anywhere else except your bed. And just as an uncomfortable bed means you won’t get good sleep, an uncomfortable, impersonal desk means you won’t be productive. Get more out of your work hours by creating a more personal, productive workspace.

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A Better Way to Work

A Better Way to Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In many offices, clocking in and out on time carries a stigma. If an employee isn’t feeling overwhelmed, there are always more assignments waiting to be crammed into a workweek that already pushes the standard 40 hours. But what if instead of working more — harder, longer, with the hairpulling and nail-biting that often lead to burnout — employees concentrated on simply working smarter?

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5 Ways to Beat Association Burnout

5 Ways to Beat Association Burnout | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re an association professional, you probably…

  • Work practically 24/7
  • Wear many, MANY hats
  • Struggle to get things done - and get them done RIGHT
  • Know what burnout feels like

Yup, burnout is REAL, especially in the nonprofit space. So how can you overcome it, so that you don’t resent your job?

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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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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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It’s Time to Work Out Your Time-Management Muscles

It’s Time to Work Out Your Time-Management Muscles | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Some of us, by nature, organize and get tasks out of the way before we relax. Others play first and work later. Which type are you, and is your style allowing you to have the life you really want?

Maybe you are super-organized at work, but burned out because you don’t know how to make time for yourself. Maybe you are naturally someone who knows how to relax, but you are dissatisfied because you aren’t fulfilling your goals and dreams.

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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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10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices - EventMobi

10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices - EventMobi | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With more and more attendees under doctor’s orders to reduce their intake of calories, sugar, carbohydrates, and salt, it’s important for event planners to give more attention to healthy choices when making menu selections. Participants don’t have to attend many events and meetings to realize that healthwise event menus are hard to find.

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10 Things Event Planners Should Do Before 9am

10 Things Event Planners Should Do Before 9am | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Rising early can start your day the right way, make you more productive and boost your career above the rest and here’s how you get there.

We’ve all heard of the early bird getting the worm. While night owls can have increased creativity, studies also show that they procrastinate more, making them less productive.

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Stretch goals: Why your special event should have an exercise program 

Stretch goals: Why your special event should have an exercise program  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Any presenter will tell you that one of the worst times to make a presentation or give a speech is immediately after lunch. The end of the day also ranks high in the least favourite times to speak.

There is a long held adage, “What the bottom cannot endure, the mind cannot absorb.” The reality is that the more people remain sedentary at a special event, working in an office or indeed throughout the whole day, the less well they function.

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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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How Employee Health Impacts Productivity [Infographic]

How Employee Health Impacts Productivity [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What can employers do to help employees improve their health? Hunger can be a productivity-killing distraction – so skip the sugary sweets and supply healthy snacks instead. Encouraging physical activity is another simple way to help employees keep their minds fresh and focused.

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Reduce Job Stress: 6 Simple Strategies Anyone Can Follow

Reduce Job Stress: 6 Simple Strategies Anyone Can Follow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you have an overwhelming amount of stress at work, consider some of these tactics to help yourself and your colleagues reduce job stress today.
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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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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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Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.
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Staying Sharp: Sanjay Gupta Weighs in on Well-Being

Staying Sharp:  Sanjay Gupta Weighs in on Well-Being | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In a rare window of free time, the prominent neurosurgery expert and CNN chief medical correspondent checks in with Mediaplanet to discuss stress management, keeping active despite a demanding schedule.

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Work Positive: The Impact of Positivity in the Office - Next Level

Work Positive: The Impact of Positivity in the Office - Next Level | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Most of us spend 40 hours a week (at least!) in the office with our coworkers. So it’s important to engage in office culture as well as to cultivate a productive environment within your work space. Developing an appreciation for your workspace, your office, your tasks, and your colleagues isn’t just a work style choice – it’s crucial to your success. For one-third of your life, the office is your home, and these people are your family.

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The Wellness Factor: Why Your Event Needs a Wellness Pavilion

The Wellness Factor: Why Your Event Needs a Wellness Pavilion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While phrases like “work-life balance” and “workplace wellness” have been part of the business lexicon for some time, it has become a hot topic as of late. Even if some interpret wellness efforts within a business as altruistic, the fact remains that healthy employees perform better. Not only can this increase morale amongst workers, but it can also make your company more attractive to potential applicants. And, along the way, it will benefit your bottom line too.

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Event Planner Burnout: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Event Planner Burnout: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Year after year, in survey after survey, event planning has earned a reputation as one of the top 10 most stressful careers. When one considers the fact that the other occupations that make these lists involve life and death situations, it’s so unnecessary. Why should planning events be just as stressful as careers in the military, police force, and hospitals? Let’s look at the reasons why event planning is so stressful and discuss strategies for preventing and recovering from stress and burnout.

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15 Tips to Separate Your Personal Life from Your Events Business

15 Tips to Separate Your Personal Life from Your Events Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event professionals seem to struggle to keep their personal life and career separate. Here are 15 tips to achieve a better balance.
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