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Share Secrets, High-Five and Turn the Heating Up! 3 Ways to Boost Group Bonding

Share Secrets, High-Five and Turn the Heating Up! 3 Ways to Boost Group Bonding | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Many of you will be involved in planning meetings at which maximising levels of group bonding and trust is paramount. Perhaps you’re about to embark on a difficult long term project and know that what lies ahead will test team relationships or maybe you’re heading a team dealing with sensitive information and you want to increase the levels of trust and connection. 

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5 Types of Speakers (not) to Learn From

5 Types of Speakers (not) to Learn From | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We’ve all been there. Sitting at an event, trying to stay awake while listening to a speaker droning on and on about a topic that you should be paying attention to; it’s the reason you came to the event in the first place.

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21 ways to gauge your work-life balance

21 ways to gauge your work-life balance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Still, the challenges of planning successful meetings and of maintaining a work-life balance seem to become more acute with each passing month. With that in mind, we offer 21 scenarios that show how those with a work-life are different from others. On which part of the spectrum do you fall? This list might open some eyes.


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How To Win and Influence Attendees

How To Win and Influence Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How do you convince people to attend your event? This article offers 25 techniques to influence your guests and make sure your event is a success. I’ve always researched the topic of influence and persuasion in marketing. I can call it a passion, possibly the reason why I studied marketing to begin with.

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3 Tips to Talk Like TED

3 Tips to Talk Like TED | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With more than 2 million subscribers and hundreds of millions of views on its YouTube channel, TED has set a benchmark for capturing people’s attention. What make TED talks so compelling? Carmine Gallo, author of the recent book “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds,” offered these three suggestions in a Harvard Business Review blog. Keep them in mind as you’re designing your programming and prepping speakers for your next event.

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5 Quick Tips To Get People to Talk to You

5 Quick Tips To Get People to Talk to You | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you find event networking difficult? The first step is initiating a conversation, which can be a tricky task. In order to get people to talk to you, try implementing the following tips to get the conversations flowing.


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15 Myths We Hold As Truths About Conference Education

15 Myths We Hold As Truths About Conference Education | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all believe in myths. Some of us don’t know that our own personal beliefs are actually based on fiction. Some of us hold on to our own personal experiences as supporting evidence of our beliefs. We don’t realize that our realities are often grounded in confirmation bias. We fail prey to the adage, “But I know better because my own experience says so.”


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The Business of Staying Busy

The Business of Staying Busy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all like to be considered over-achievers. Why else would we inordinately fill our schedules? Does it make us feel important, successful? I’ve asked myself this same question a million times, but it isn’t until I’m flying off the rails when I realize that I’m in over my head. But, this isn’t a sustainable way to live and/or do business.

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The Small Staff Association Leader Who Volunteers

The Small Staff Association Leader Who Volunteers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Chances are as a small staff association leader, you don’t get to do a lot of traditional volunteering. Don’t get me wrong- you work hard, and for free, volunteering your spare time A LOT. But the long hours and the late nights you put in working for your association isn’t quite the same as volunteering for another local nonprofit. I know what you’re thinking: where the heck am I going to find the time for that? 

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Top 10 must have skills of today’s event planner

Top 10 must have skills of today’s event planner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Recently, I attended a wonderful Bridal Show in NYC hosted by a well-known celebrity.It made me really think about my profession and the skills and attributes necessary to be a successful event planner, corporate or social, in today’s market. Here’s my top ten list of must haves.

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Think, Feel, Do: The Trade Show Marketer’s Loop

Think, Feel, Do: The Trade Show Marketer’s Loop | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you open up your body, you not only occupy more space, your confidence level gets a major boost. A recent study conducted by Amy Cuddy and her colleagues from Harvard Business School, shows that open postures reflect high power and closed postures reflect low power. 

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3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows

3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Trade shows may be one of the only occasions in which a company is able to get quality face time with potential customers and brand champions.
The post 3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows appeared first on Bartizan's Blog .

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12 Habits of Unsuccessful Event Planners

12 Habits of Unsuccessful Event Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attention to details, attendee engagement, expectations management. There is consensus about the anatomy of outstanding events. What about when things go wrong? Are there habits we can change to make our events successful?

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The Twitter Strategy Guide: 14 Twitter Tips to Take Your Tweeting to the Next Level

The Twitter Strategy Guide: 14 Twitter Tips to Take Your Tweeting to the Next Level | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Our list of Twitter tips for beginners contained a lot of basic information about how to engage, discover, and grow your Twitter profile. Some of the advice even has carryover potential beyond those of us just starting out. Here are a few tips that could be keepers.

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Three Amen-Astonishing Ways To Improve Your Conference Networking

Three Amen-Astonishing Ways To Improve Your Conference Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking can be the most subjective and variable portion of your conference value proposition. For some, one or two meaningful interactions can more than justify the price of admission.

High-value networking experiences initiate or accelerate deals. They expedite problem solving and innovation. They grow referral channels and trust. They advance careers.

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Feeling Frustrated? How To Stand Up For What You Need At Work

Feeling Frustrated? How To Stand Up For What You Need At Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Lea McLeod encourages all professionals to develop one extremely important skill as early in their careers as possible: self-advocacy. This ability to assert what you need (even if that means having difficult and potentially awkward conversations) can be rewarding and confidence-building—and it plays a major part in ensuring that you get what you need to move your career forward.

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Four Things You Can Do to Improve the Quality of Your Speakers Talks

Four Things You Can Do to Improve the Quality of Your Speakers Talks | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s lots of interesting formats you could program for your event. Chances are though, you will still have at least part of your day where someone is stood in front of a projector and talking over slides.

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How to Engage Introverts at Conferences

How to Engage Introverts at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Participative learning, collaborative working, audience led content – events are changing, and for the better. But with this shift to more involved formats there’s a danger that we alienate a large part of the audience. As conferences shout about ‘speed networking’ and ‘rocket pitches’ a growing number of people quietly decline to attend. In the world of internal communications, where attendance is often mandatory, these formats can cause real stress.

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Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth

Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes (paraphrase author Rita Smith).

Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. But most of us attend conferences to learn and grow professionally.


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Escape Your Conference Comfort Zone To Become Happier And Smarter

Escape Your Conference Comfort Zone To Become Happier And Smarter | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Conference organizers, whatever scares you when planning your event, plan to do it now! That’s right, run to your fear and escape your conference comfort zone! Why?

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More Spring Cleaning Ideas for Membership Pros

More Spring Cleaning Ideas for Membership Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Is it finally spring yet? It’s time once more to declutter your membership practices, and these five ideas are a great place to start.
The winter of 2014 was a long, cold slog for many of us, but the end is in sight.

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The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck

The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the best things about being a business owner is that you don’t have to answer to anyone. Unfortunately, one of the worst things about owning your own event company is, also, that you don’t have to answer to anyone.

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Advice for the Emerging Association Professional by Callie Cady

Advice for the Emerging Association Professional by Callie Cady | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a fairly new addition to the association world (I've really been completely submerged in it for a little over two years now), I can honestly say I have already learned so many valuable lessons that pertain to my professional life, as well as my personal life.

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My Advice for Emerging Association Professionals by Deirdre Reid CAE

My Advice for Emerging Association Professionals by Deirdre Reid CAE | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As many association professionals know, careers can sometimes take an interesting turn. Many of today's association leaders would say that while their careers didn't necessarily start out with association management, they're delighted that the path led them there and they found a very rewarding career in the association community.

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