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Infographic: Easy Ways to Fly Greener - SmarterTravel.com

Infographic: Easy Ways to Fly Greener - SmarterTravel.com | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It's no secret that air travel is hard on the environment. But there are ways to lessen the impact of each flight you take. In the spirit of Earth Day, we teamed up with carbon-offset company Terrapass to highlight some of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint when you fly. Check out the infographic to discover why flying nonstop is key, which airlines are experimenting with alternative fuels, and why choosing airports with fewer delays is good not just for your sanity but for the Earth as well.

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10 Common Time-Wasters at Conferences

10 Common Time-Wasters at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After working with thousands of conferences at Bizzabo, and attending hundreds of events, we saw too many professionals spending their time on the wrong things. Not scheduling meetings beforehand, sitting at the content stage the whole day, and letting yourself get pitched consistently are a few actions that can lead to a huge waste of time and money. 

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6 ways to make green habits a priority

6 ways to make green habits a priority | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to a recent PYM LIVE survey, most meeting planners choose a venue because of its location (33 percent) or the way the sales staff treated them (33 percent). Cost is the deciding factor for only 22 percent. An unusual amenity persuades 11 percent to sign a contract. 

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Event

The Anatomy of a Perfect Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In the meetings and events world, complexity is the kissing cousin of failure. Don’t think that is true? Event registration systems that try and hook you up with hotels, CRM systems that swear they can be event registration systems, and accounting systems that want to call your Grandma when you make a deposit are all examples of poorly executed complexity.

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Need to build better teams? Let the games begin!

Need to build better teams? Let the games begin! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Thinking a ropes course or trust circle might help you bring a disparate group of co-workers or meeting attendees together? Yawn … been there, done that.Why not shoot your people over the treetops on a zip line instead? Or have them strap on helmets with tiny video cameras that record the entire heart-stopping ride for viewing once they get back on the ground.

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5 easy ways to survive soul-deadening trade shows

5 easy ways to survive soul-deadening trade shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re a supplier or have ever represented an organization, you’ve exhibited at a trade show. So you know the drill: Load in at 7 a.m., stand for eight hours without sufficient food or water, hope to hook people who studiously avoid making eye contact with you so you can’t collect their business cards (if they have any left).

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Three Tips to Get Them Talking

Too often, meetings get knocked — by everyone from employees to senior executives — as being wastes of work hours. The problem that often occurs — beyond obvious errors, like lacking a clear agenda — is the underlying current of competition that each person brings to the table. 

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10 Event Startups To Try

10 Event Startups To Try | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Startups are the propellers of innovation for most industries. This is no different when it gets to the events industry. Innovation is in details. This article offers an overview of 10 event startups innovating the event industry. They take care of small details that can have a BIG impact.

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Why Existing Customers Matter at Your Trade Show Exhibit

Why Existing Customers Matter at Your Trade Show Exhibit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re taking your trade show exhibit to an event, you probably have all sorts of ideas that will help you meet new customers and increase your lead base. While this can be a primary reason for businesses to exhibit at trade shows, it’s important that you don’t neglect your existing customers.

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Use the AIDA model to market your events

Use the AIDA model to market your events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
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How to Leverage the Power of Social Media

How to Leverage the Power of Social Media | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Before the advent of social media, event promotion was done through public relations programs and paid advertising. The key was to get the word out to as many people as possible and increase attendance.
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For Team-Building Events, a New Ingredient: Fun

For Team-Building Events, a New Ingredient: Fun | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Popular activities now include cooking, ice sculpting, fencing and donning fat suits for sumo wrestling.


While big, far-flung organizations still use team building in attempts to improve communication and camaraderie, many who participate end up wishing everyone had just stayed at their desks. In a 2012 survey of more than 1,000 office workers by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix, nearly one-third said they had attended team builders that either weren't in line with company culture or that put employees in embarrassing or uncomfortable situations.

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Getting Started with Strategic Meetings Management Programs

Getting Started with Strategic Meetings Management Programs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A step-by-step action plan for starting a strategic meetings management program.


The first step in developing a strategic meetings management program is one of the most challenging — getting your arms around meeting spend. Spend is typically decentralized and rarely falls into a consistent “meetings and events” line item in the general ledger.

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Conference Execution As Attendee Learning

Conference Execution As Attendee Learning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Most conference organizers believe that the delivery of information in an efficient, timely, productive manner is the key to attendee satisfaction, success and financial stability.
We focus primarily on the efficient execution of delivery of content.
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Defining Next-Gen SMM: The Evolution of Strategic Meetings Management

Defining Next-Gen SMM: The Evolution of Strategic Meetings Management | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Experts envision a new approach to strategic meetings management focused on aligning events with corporate objectives and with customer and employee engagement.

What will the next generation of strategic meetings management look like?
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WTTC Big Data Report

Deeper knowledge; greater insights; risk-free product development - these are just some of the claims of a Big Data age. But in travel and tourism, where planning, spontaneity, risk, adventure and expectation all weigh so heavily on the journey, Big Data offers huge gain; but does it also stifle creativity and serendipity? How do we reconcile the conflicting needs of today’s travellers - the need for tailored experience yet hassle-free itineraries - with Big Data’s promises?

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The Secret to Member Engagement is…Developing Brand Ambassadors

The Secret to Member Engagement is…Developing Brand Ambassadors | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When the phrase “member engagement” is typed into Google, about 219,000,000 results are returned. Let’s take a moment to let that sink in. Over 200 MILLION results. Among those results reside all types of LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter group discussions, as well as blog posts, webinars and case studies on the subject. Needless to say, we can all agree that member engagement is a hot topic and is crucial to an association’s sustainability and growth.

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Why “Giving Back” Isn’t What You Need From Volunteers

Why “Giving Back” Isn’t What You Need From Volunteers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Having volunteers is great, but you need more than people who are looking for a sense of purpose. Are you setting the right standards for them? What’s your volunteer problem? The answer is likely different for every association.

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5 Ways to Make Corporate Events More Engaging

5 Ways to Make Corporate Events More Engaging | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Corporate events can sometimes be a bit predictable, but the great news is that more and more meeting planners are thinking outside the box and finding ways to make corporate meetings and events more engaging. Here are a few quick tips to make your next meeting something to remember!

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The Value of an Eco-Friendly Trade Show

The Value of an Eco-Friendly Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

 Being eco-friendly is both a matter of organizational development and a marketing tactic. Becoming less dependent on inefficient forms of energy and products that are bad for the environment can help a company craft better budgets. On the consumer side, it's safe to say that a meaningful effort to go green can help build an organization's reputation with environmentally conscious customers.

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The Future of Travel 2024

The Future of Travel 2024 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This is the world that Skyscanner's Future of Travel report explores as it reveals and explains the range of technology being developed today that will evolve to shape the global travel industry of tomorrow.

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How to Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice: The Best Examples, Questions and Guides

How to Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice: The Best Examples, Questions and Guides | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Among the many ways to stand out on social media—killer content, amazing visuals, specific formatting, and more—one that often gets overlooked is voice.

We don’t want brands talking at us as if we are dollar signs. We want authentic communication. 

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Green Meetings for the Win

Green Meetings for the Win | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

And while many in the industry say going green is just “the right thing to do,” the savings that often come along with it can make it even more compelling. 

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What Attendees Really Want From Trade Shows

What Attendees Really Want From Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At its core, the trade show is about establishing a meaningful connection between the organization's product or service and the attendee. Of this dichotomy, one side is fairly set in stone. The product is the product – while there is some wiggle room for its presentation or the opportunity to make slight adjustments to the top selling points, its true nature can't be changed on a dime.

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Snack Bite-Size Learning Rules The Roost At Conferences

Snack Bite-Size Learning Rules The Roost At Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Bite-size learning as well as bite-size instruction improves an attendee’s psychological engagement. It prevents cognitive overload and mental burnout. It also encourages us to process information and consider its application.



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