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How to Create Flawless Events

How to Create Flawless Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A flawless event is the key part of any 10 rated event. Event planners, event producers, DMCs, are always on the search for something innovative and different that could make an event special and memorable. 

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8 Trade Show Ideas That Pay Off

8 Trade Show Ideas That Pay Off | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Successful trade show exhibiting isn’t something that just happens. The most successful exhibitors have done a lot of legwork before the show to set themselves up for success.

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4 Tips for Planning and Hosting a Successful Roundtable

4 Tips for Planning and Hosting a Successful Roundtable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When I first started out organising conferences they weren’t the most sophisticated events. One person standing in front of a big screen. They would have a Powerpoint deck projected on the screen and we’d work through a dozen speakers a day. 

As we’ve matured and our audience has changed we’ve tried out a variety of different formats. Each with differing degrees of success. One of the most successful has been the roundtable.

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How to Grab Attention Online

How to Grab Attention Online | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How many of you know someone who dumped a bucket of ice water on their heads for charity? How many of you have dumped a bucket of ice water on your head? Even though some people may be missing the point and just dumping the ice and not writing the checks, most nonprofits are wishing they had that amazing reach and surge of donations. 


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Upset the Status Quo

Upset the Status Quo | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of your company’s biggest competitors isn’t another company at all… it’s the status quo. Today’s companies and the people who “are” the company, don’t have time or energy to change. Change is scary.

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IACC releases top 10 insider tips for meeting planners

IACC has released their top ten “insider tips” for meeting planners. The tips include advice on venue selection, connectivity, social media, negotiating rates, and budgeting tips with contributions from the IACC community.

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Live Tweeting: How To Master The Art

Live Tweeting: How To Master The Art | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Want to try your hand at live tweeting an event but aren’t quite sure where to get started? No problem, we’re here for you. To master live tweeting, you must practice young grasshopper.

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Five Ways to Maximize Your Investment in a Keynote Speaker

Five Ways to Maximize Your Investment in a Keynote Speaker | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A good keynote speaker can transform a good event into a truly unforgettable one. The keynote should be a rallying point, an opportunity to inspire audiences to action, and deliver your brand or organization’s messages with authenticity.

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Catherine PB's curator insight, August 21, 2014 8:04 PM

I've been keynoting for 25 years on resilience, change and cross-cultural leadership - and this is truly good advice!!!

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The New Age of Event Marketing

The New Age of Event Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Well, according to research carried out by Eventbrite and Hubspot, 43% of event attendees feel that events marketed to them are not relevant to their job or industry. And yet 84% of respondents feel that attending events is an important part of their job, with 75% feeling that events are a valuable source of content and 79% attending events to learn. 

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Social Media & Events Report 2014: Organisers continue to rely on Social Media Marketing

Social Media & Events Report 2014: Organisers continue to rely on Social Media Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Almost every organiser is planning on increasing social media activity further. It is evident that organisers are seeing even more marketing potential for events in social media.

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8 Ways to Promote, Sell, and Deliver Successful Sponsorships

8 Ways to Promote, Sell, and Deliver Successful Sponsorships | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sponsorships, along with exhibitions, are a key revenue streams for most associations. But giving sponsors mere visibility among their key customers is no longer enough. To get those sponsorship dollars—and keep them coming in year after year—it’s not enough for associations to offer measurable opportunities. They have to be able to help sponsors do the actual measuring as well.

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How to Avoid the Number One Mistake of Failed Events

How to Avoid the Number One Mistake of Failed Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This is the number one mistake that many people make when organising an event, and it’s a great way to lose lots of money quickly! It applies equally to event organisers, entrepreneurs and small businesses, whether your event’s purpose is to make a profit, promote a product or generate leads.  If you don’t know who your audience is, then your event is unlikely to be a success.

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20 Attendee Retention Tactics to Keep Them Coming Back

20 Attendee Retention Tactics to Keep Them Coming Back | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How do you make sure that attendees will come back next year? This post shares some astute tactics to keep your guests loyal for life

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5 Ways to Keep Connections Alive

5 Ways to Keep Connections Alive | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Who knows why we fall out of touch with colleagues. There could be a million reasons ranging from changes in the industry and your career to a shake-up in someone’s personal life. Sometimes proximity plays a role, or perhaps a big project dominates.

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Study: What Millennials Look For In An Exhibition

Study: What Millennials Look For In An Exhibition | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A new report from two exhibition industry organizations details how young professionals choose an event to attend and what they seek out once they’re there. What do millennials want out of your meeting?

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Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant

Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s smart. It’s social.It’s green. It’s a movement towards a sharing economy. And the direction your next-gen attendee is headed.
Collaborative consumption is about shared access to products and services.

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Networking: A Trade Show Staple

Networking: A Trade Show Staple | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When people think about trade shows, a few things come to mind – booths, hoards of people and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and attendees in the eternal pursuit of lead generation. 

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Classic Trade Show Exhibitor Mistakes

Classic Trade Show Exhibitor Mistakes | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If it's an attendee or exhibitor's first time at the trade show, it's easy for an person to make age-old mistakes that stick out like a sore thumb. Much like the first day of high school, people heading into a new environment can be nervous and react in ways that are not conducive to the venue – however, when it comes to major shows, this can cost a company quite a bit of money.

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6 Ways to Create a Must-Attend Conference

6 Ways to Create a Must-Attend Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetings and conferences are a large percentage of nondues revenue for most associations. So you better create one that can’t be missed, right? Here’s how to get started.

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All Brains Use These Four Things To Survive Conference Experiences

All Brains Use These Four Things To Survive Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Our brains survive most conference experiences. Regardless how good or how bad they are. It is rare to hear of someone dying from a bad conference experience. Although many of us have zombie-like near brain-death experiences because some of them are so boring.

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Top Social Media Tools for the Busy Event Marketer

Top Social Media Tools for the Busy Event Marketer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re an event marketer, you’re required to create a lively online presence for your event, keeping up with all of your social media accounts and ensuring they’re keeping your attendees engaged...


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Let’s communicate: Start-to-finish strategies

Let’s communicate: Start-to-finish strategies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When it comes to meetings and events, creating the live-event experience is becoming an ever-shrinking piece of the complete solution. What vies with meetings for time, attention and budget dollars is actually pre- and post-event participant engagement. 

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How to make the most out of an audience response system at your event

How to make the most out of an audience response system at your event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The event organisers are realising the value of building an event around the audience and their needs. They have started leveraging the crowd-sourcing potential via different tools before, during and after the event in order to increase engagement, knowledge learning and networking.

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6 Tips for Boosting Your Trade Show ROI

6 Tips for Boosting Your Trade Show ROI | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You’ve invested a hefty sum of money into your trade show display. You hope that it will perform well enough to deliver a positive return on your investment. The good news is that your success is within your control.

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How to Get Young Professionals to Your Trade Show

How to Get Young Professionals to Your Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A recent exhibition survey showed that young attendees prefer printed programs, weekday events, and email communication. Exhibitions looking to attract young attendees should offer interactive education sessions, hands-on opportunities with exhibitors’ products, free Wi-Fi, and printed programs.

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