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What Happens When a Crisis “Attends” Your Event?

What Happens When a Crisis “Attends” Your Event? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last week, I went to Orlando to meet clients for a pre-event site visit. I knew that with airport and car rental hassles in two cities, flying would only save me an hour over driving, so I opted to drive. Then I decided to leave at 11 a.m. instead of early afternoon.

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17 proven ways to boost your event attendance

17 proven ways to boost your event attendance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Nothing is more deflating than spending countless hours (as well as lots of money) planning an event only to have a paltry turnout. Empty chairs are the bane of every event planner's existence, and so we decided to compile a list of tactics for improving the attendance at your events.

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If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business

If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The word conference has become so laiden with negative connotations that we‘re going out of our way to avoid it. We’re awash with – fests, camps, stocks, meet-ups, and of course unconferences.
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How One Conference Reinvented Its Call For Education

How One Conference Reinvented Its Call For Education | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A standard call for proposals may not be delivering the most cutting-edge topics. Find out how one conference makes sure it caters to the real needs of its attendees.
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11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge

11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Of the 450 destinations listed on Skift's social data dashboard SkiftIQ, only 12 marketing organizations reply to travelers' tweets in less than 2hours.
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Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species?

Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In response to steep federal cutbacks in travel and meetings spend, the meetings and hospitality industries have regrouped to help steer policy and prove the value of face-to-face gatherings.
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U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off

U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off. More than 420 Million Unused Days of Leave Cost U.S.

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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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