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True Blue: Should Your Meeting Rooms Be Different Colours?

True Blue: Should Your Meeting Rooms Be Different Colours? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Psychological research suggests that exposing people to particular colours can nudge them into different behaviours. Could this be useful at meetings too?
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Five Insanely Simple Tips To Improve Your Next Conference

Five Insanely Simple Tips To Improve Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There’s no getting away from it, organising a conference, is complicated. There are lots of moving parts. So many things to consider and often not a lot of time.
We know it’s the details that make an event great though.
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Creating a Powerhouse Event Website

Creating a Powerhouse Event Website | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event websites have come a long way. The days are gone when they were your only source of content. They are now part of the digital ecosystem for your event; an ecosystem that includes your blog, social media, video, etc.
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Top 12 Healthy Food-and-Beverage Tips for Meetings and Events

Top 12 Healthy Food-and-Beverage Tips for Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Simple and cost-effective advice for making your meetings and events healthier on a budget. Here are just a few simple and cost-effective F&B examples and tips from experts and planners that pack a powerful nutritional punch.

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Corporate Events Are Leaving Guests Hungry

Corporate Events Are Leaving Guests Hungry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Report from event caterers Jackson Gilmour and the Science Museum finds the majority leave receptions hungry. Almost four-fifths of guests at corporate evening receptions don't get enough to eat, according to a new survey.

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About Time: 7 Time Related Ways to Improve Meetings

About Time: 7 Time Related Ways to Improve Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the post-Oscar parties in full swing as I type, this week’s blog starts with a cinematic reference. Oscar winner Sir Michael Caine is one of Britain’s best loved actors and was once asked what he thought the secret was behind great comedy.
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Accommodating Special Needs and Effectively Guaranteeing Fair Access to Your Meeting Is Ultimately Your Responsibility

Accommodating Special Needs and Effectively Guaranteeing Fair Access to Your Meeting Is Ultimately Your Responsibility | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Learn about the two main components you need to consider when planning an accessible meeting or event: physical access to the meeting space and access to the meeting contents and proceedings.
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Training for the Storm

Training for the Storm | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The effects of global uncertainty create huge challenges for financial and insurance meetings. First it was the U.S. debt ceiling talks. Then it was the ObamaCare rollout debacle. Then it was the nail-biting, end-of-the-year budget debates. Not to mention a government shutdown, a confusing economic outlook, and widespread global unrest.

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10 Simple Laws of Trade Show Success

10 Simple Laws of Trade Show Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You don’t need a law degree to grasp the simple rules of trade show success. To ensure you don’t get jailed by poor trade show performance, or judged guilty of wasting your company’s scarce marketing resources, don’t break these 10 laws.

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20 Event Planning Fails Our Guests Hate

20 Event Planning Fails Our Guests Hate | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It has happened to the best of us. Sometimes things go wrong. Some other times, it is actually our fault. This post is about the latter case.
If you plan events, you will be familiar with failure. It is around the corner at every moment of our event.
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The Top 10 Meeting and Event Trends for 2014

The Top 10 Meeting and Event Trends for 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Taking a closer look at this year, Miller sees a heavy emphasis on meetings and events that “play on the senses” as well as those that play up a destination’s local resources. Here are her top 10 predictions for the biggest meeting and event trends that we’ll see this year:

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Creating a Show Floor Education Sponsorship

Creating a Show Floor Education Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Show floor education is one of my favorite topics. Show floor education is a win for everyone. For the show organizer and exhibitors it’s a way to draw attendees to the exhibit hall. For attendees, it’s yet another opportunity to learn.

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From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives

From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

These major shifts are having an impact on corporate incentives, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. These five business trends are affecting the use—as well as the delivery—of incentives.

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How to make it easy to do business with your event planning company

How to make it easy to do business with your event planning company | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Before I started my own business, I worked at a few companies that did many things right. Like hire good people and then figure out where they fit. Or encourage a healthy competitiveness in the workplace.
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Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls

Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An online survey by the Global Gateway Alliance (GGA) found that a majority of residents in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania metropolitan area are against allowing in-flight cell phone calls.
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Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games

Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Russian organizers are predicting that after the Games, Sochi will become one of the most important Russian meetings industry centres. To this end, the organizers opened the Sochi Convention Bureau.
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Boardroom or Broadway?: The Similarities between Meetings Design and Theatre Production

Boardroom or Broadway?: The Similarities between Meetings Design and Theatre Production | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We are very proud to have had London’s Barbican Centre (www.barbican.org.uk) as a client for a number of years and due to this, and the fact I am a member of their Business Events Advisory Board, I tend to visit this iconic and multi-function venue...
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CEIR Report: Exhibition Industry Performance Up in 2013

CEIR Report: Exhibition Industry Performance Up in 2013 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released a study indicating that the overall performance of the exhibition industry significantly improved during the fourth quarter of 2013, with a year-on-year increase of 3 percent compared to just 0.4...
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5 Tips For Keeping Your Client Sales Funnel Full

5 Tips For Keeping Your Client Sales Funnel Full | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Oh the proverbial sales funnel. Much talk, many articles, and a whole lot of fancy diagrams have been written (and drawn) on this magical sales funnel. Your event planning sales funnel basically refers to following a person through the entire sales process, from seeing them first as a contact through to the completion of an eventual sale. And then it starts all over again, hopefully.

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The Top 3 Reasons People DON’T Attend Your Event

The Top 3 Reasons People DON’T Attend Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many event planners focus on why people would attend their event, but it is also important to consider why people DON'T want to attend your event. This allows you to address those issues and easily increase your attendance to reach and surpass your objectives.
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Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup

Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What makes you happy about having dinner at a restaurant? Is it the setup, the service, the menu, the taste of your food, the atmosphere? What if everything is perfect, but the service terrible? What if the food is exceptional, but the place is shady? What will your user experience (UX) be given each of those components (the user interface or UI)?

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Where Have All the Volunteers Gone?

Where Have All the Volunteers Gone? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the number of people in the U.S. willing to volunteer their time decreases, meetings who rely on volunteers are likely to feel some heat.
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GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns

GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The GBTA study, Business Traveler Mishaps: The Real Risk of Business Travel, found that during the past 12 months, 75 percent of travelers encountered a mishap while traveling to their business destinations.
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World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures

World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every year a number of airports around the world announce new measures aimed at greening their operation. Learn about some of the eco-friendly projects at the European airports, in Turkey or even Hawaii.

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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.