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Will the real millennial please stand up?

Will the real millennial please stand up? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During the workshop we delivered in Paris earlier this month on millennials as colleagues and members, we realised for some people it is not yet about ‘how best to deal with younger colleagues in the workplace’ but more about ‘why should we care’. We had skipped a step in our thinking. Because we know so many millennial colleagues - so many talented, value-adding, clever millennial colleagues - we had forgotten that some of our participants might not know ‘who the true millennial’ is and why they even matter.

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Anne Berrevoets's curator insight, April 6, 10:18 AM
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Are Digital and Face-to-Face Marketing Frenemies?

Are Digital and Face-to-Face Marketing Frenemies? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think about the last time you went a trade show, conference or networking event. There was a hubbub of noise and conversation. You are there to learn, meet, listen and, if you are booth staff, greet and teach. Imagine that you are approached by someone, or maybe are seated next to someone, and you exchange mutual hellos. 

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The Small-Staff Guide to Association Marketing

The Small-Staff Guide to Association Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As as association professional, you understand the importance of marketing. But actually doing it, well, that’s a different story. If marketing isn’t necessarily your forte, allow us to help. Here are a few tips for marketing your association through your organization’s website, email, social media sites, and word-of-mouth marketing.

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7 Secrets of Game-Changing Event Networking

7 Secrets of Game-Changing Event Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an event organizer, one of the biggest game-changers you can offer at your event is the ability to connect your attendees, exhibitors and delegates in new and meaningful ways.

Plenty of event apps out there now say they offer ‘event networking’, or even ‘event matchmaking’, as part of their deal. But what do these actually mean? Here are 7 insights you can use to get ahead with the business networking you can offer.

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Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0

Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We now know the landscape of sustainable events is constantly shifting, improving, and growing. Our experience has taught us some green meeting practices are simply better at addressing negative impacts or creating benefit than others.

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How to Protect Your Venue’s Reputation in the Booking Process

How to Protect Your Venue’s Reputation in the Booking Process | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For live music venues, reputation is everything. According to a survey of nearly 50 live music venues, nearly a quarter consider the industry’s brand perception of their venue the single most important measure of success.

 
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Beyond Face-to-Face: Mind-to-Mind Is Where the Innovation Happens

Beyond Face-to-Face: Mind-to-Mind Is Where the Innovation Happens | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When we meet face-to-face—across our cities or around the world—something powerful happens. Ideas flow more freely. Collaboration comes more naturally. Mutual commitment can form more quickly. As valuable as face-to-face interaction is, it’s time to take the power of live conferences, meetings, and events to the next level ... to something I call “mind-to-mind meetings.”

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Bien Venue's curator insight, March 31, 6:00 AM
Love the idea of 'mind-to-mind meetings'
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Interview with Joseph Pine on Experiential Trends

Interview with Joseph Pine on Experiential Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We sat down with the co-author of The Experience Economy, Joseph Pine, to get his take on trends happening in the meetings and events industry. Adding experiential elements to enhance face-to-face gatherings is nothing new, but it’s not going away either.

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The Power of Social Capital – PCMA Convene

The Power of Social Capital – PCMA Convene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Building relationships, both online and in person, is more critical than ever to career growth. So how can event professionals foster those meaningful connections among their attendees ?

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Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey

Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every year, when we compile the latest Meetings Market Survey results, we compare them to the previous year’s survey. With some data points, we’ll even go back a few years in time, to demonstrate how far we’ve come, and during economic downturns, how much we’ve slipped. This year, we decided to take a longer look back — over the span of 10 years, from right before the U.S. recession hit December 2007, through post-recession (mid-2009), to the recovery.

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4 Event Photography Tips to Capture Compelling Images

4 Event Photography Tips to Capture Compelling Images | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Capture the most compelling images using these 4 event photography tips & techniques that professional photographers swear by.
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How Meeting Planners Book, Plan, and Execute Their Events

How Meeting Planners Book, Plan, and Execute Their Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What Meetings Market Survey respondents told us about the tools and technology they rely on.

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Inside Information

Inside Information | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The National Association of Realtors creates an engaging online experience with the help of experts — its own attendees.
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Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region’s tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

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5 ways to promote positive conflict in meetings for more effective collaboration

5 ways to promote positive conflict in meetings for more effective collaboration | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Here’s a good reason why conflict and collaboration go hand in hand. Always agreeing might be your default when you lack confidence in your idea and want to save face, however, it functions more as a one-way street to boring town. How can innovative ideas find their feet when there’s only room for same-same?

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Disruption is nothing new

Disruption is nothing new | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Disruption in financial services has been a topic for as long as I can remember. I can vividly recall sitting in a Board room at New Jersey National Bank in ‘ 86 listening to one of our senior executives discuss how ATMs will disrupt financial services. Tens of thousands of ATMs later, we’re still talking about disruption in financial services, at the hands of fintech “disruptors”.  

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Your Burning Wi-Fi Questions, Answered

Your Burning Wi-Fi Questions, Answered | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How many connections can an access point handle? Will the day come when we don’t have to worry about Wi-Fi because all attendees have unlimited cellular data plans? Do hotels really block data signals to force planners to buy Wi-Fi?
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Anne Berrevoets's curator insight, April 6, 10:24 AM
One of the few articles that actually tackles the real questions! great content!
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3 Ways Planners Can Integrate Life into Work Meetings

3 Ways Planners Can Integrate Life into Work Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The concept of “work-life balance” is outdated. As traditional 9-to-5 jobs become less common, “work-life integration” or “work-life harmony” are becoming more apropos terms. Modern employees are eager to find new, nontraditional workplace environments that spur inspiration and are enjoyable, while also enabling their productivity.

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How Benchmarking is Driving Progress in Destination Sustainability Performance

How Benchmarking is Driving Progress in Destination Sustainability Performance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The GDS-Index is unique in that it focuses on the ability of the destination and its supplier base to support corporate, association and government planners to organise sustainable events. The GDS-Index helps destinations to engage clients around sustainability, align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of sustainable practices in their city.
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3 reasons why trade shows are worth the expense

3 reasons why trade shows are worth the expense | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Trade shows are expensive. Plain and simple. They can devour the lion’s share of your marketing budget. Nevertheless, trade shows should be part of your marketing plan if a significant portion of attendees comprise your target audience, you are interested in building relationships, or your product or service is typically underrepresented at trade shows. Of …
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Leadership Styles: What Type of Leader Are You? [Infographic]

Leadership Styles: What Type of Leader Are You? [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Everyone has their own way of dealing with others. Especially when it comes to motivating and inspiring our employees. However, research from Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee suggests we all fall into one of six leadership styles. The more we know about these styles, the easier we can use them to our advantage. So, what kind of leader are you?

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Easy Ways to Engage Attendees with Virtual Reality

Easy Ways to Engage Attendees with Virtual Reality | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As event planners and marketers, we all know how important it is to stay on top of trends, especially when it comes to event technology. Having new technology can increase attendee engagement, which is frequently the most important KPI for measuring event ROI. Implementing new trends at events sounds easy, but the difficult part is choosing the right ones for your event and deciding the specific ways to showcase them to your attendees.

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Tips to Get More Sponsorships for Your Next Corporate Event

Tips to Get More Sponsorships for Your Next Corporate Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sponsorships are not just about securing financial support.When done properly, they can turn into long-term business relationships.
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10 Things Event Planners Should Do Before 9am

10 Things Event Planners Should Do Before 9am | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Rising early can start your day the right way, make you more productive and boost your career above the rest and here’s how you get there.

We’ve all heard of the early bird getting the worm. While night owls can have increased creativity, studies also show that they procrastinate more, making them less productive.

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