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Event Professionals Basics: Choosing the Right Staff

Event Professionals Basics: Choosing the Right Staff | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The first people with whom your attendees interact, are your event’s staff. ‘Building’ your event team is a key part of the planning process, as it helps to bring you a step closer to achieving your bigger goals. That being said, what are the best practices for choosing the right event staff? 

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How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme

How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Don't host another boring corporate event. To attract attendees and set apart your company's brand, you need a memorable corporate event theme. 

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See How YouTube Created Five Distinct Events at One Convention

See How YouTube Created Five Distinct Events at One Convention | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The online-video service dominated the conversation at this year's VidCon, creating five different events and activations inspired by its new original programming. The eighth annual VidCon—a online-video convention held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center—ran from June 22 to 24, drawing roughly 26,000 fans and industry leaders from across the country.
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25 #Eventtech Startups To Watch This Summer

25 #Eventtech Startups To Watch This Summer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Thanks to the injection of new life by VR/AR/AI new eventtech startups are taking on the event industry. Here are some fresh ones for your hot summer.
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When AI Becomes the New Face of Your Brand

When AI Becomes the New Face of Your Brand | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In the world of marketing, brand anthropomorphism can be a powerful mechanism for connecting with consumers. It’s the tactic of giving brand symbols people-like characteristics: Think of Tony the Tiger and the Michelin Man. Today some companies are taking brand anthropomorphism to a whole new level with sophisticated AI technologies.
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5 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Market Your Event

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Market Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When used properly, LinkedIn can help you bring more attendees to your next event and keep previous attendees coming back. How? Here are five ways to
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The Revolution Will Be Texted

The Revolution Will Be Texted | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During an American Farm Bureau Federation conference, farmers and ranchers used their cellphones to tell Congress what they thought about a pending bill critical to their future.

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Five Trade Shows and How They Grew

Five Trade Shows and How They Grew | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Five trade shows in varied fields — healthcare, hotel design, marijuana cultivation, woodworking, and baseball coaching — share the secrets of their success.

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4 Science-based Ways to Boost Productivity in Staff Meetings

4 Science-based Ways to Boost Productivity in Staff Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With some attention to these basics, you can transform workplace meetings from boring to better.
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Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog

Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Deciding on a city to host a global meeting can be a challenging decision when everyone’s travel preferences differ. From choosing a fine hotel to deciding…
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How to run a top-notch business event without breaking the bank

How to run a top-notch business event without breaking the bank | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Leverage these seven essential tips to bring in the cash, attract clients with ease and network like a ninja through small business events.
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I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It

I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Originally published by Lindsey Pollak 13 June 2017 Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do list obsession—and here’s why you might want to ditch yours, too. A Love Affair with Lists I’m not sure anyone…
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Why Event Planners Should Doodle More

Why Event Planners Should Doodle More | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your stick men and scribbled stars may actually help you to become a better event professional. Here are 11 reasons why you can justify your doodling.
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5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi

5 Strategies for Uncovering Event Participant Preferences - EventMobi | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know in the world of mobile event technology. Follow us for valuable resources, big feature releases, and the latest gossip in event tech!
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Hosting Events at Your City: A Catalyst for Growth

Hosting Events at Your City: A Catalyst for Growth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From economic growth to innovation & sharing of expertise knowledge, meetings and events have a significant impact on their host cities. Read more here.
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Confessions of an Event Volunteer

Confessions of an Event Volunteer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a serial event volunteer, here is my confession. I first started volunteering when I was studying at college, to get some work experience under my belt, and I really enjoyed it on the whole, so I ‘got the bug’. I am lucky enough to live in a big city with a lot of events happening and plenty of opportunities to get involved. 

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4 Essential Traits You Need From Your Association’s Board Members

4 Essential Traits You Need From Your Association’s Board Members | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Often you’ll find articles that highlight the legal duties of your association’s board members, but what about the basic qualities that you hope they embody? First and foremost, each board member’s primary goal should be to manage the affairs of your association and create policies that will help streamline your association’s day-to-day processes. 

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Evolving to Personalized Conference Experiences

Evolving to Personalized Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the hottest topics in our industry is mass personalization. As consumers, we receive smart recommendations in near real time based on our behaviors, preferences, and past actions. Machine learning, flexible manufacturing systems (small-batch production), and improved interfaces are all evolving to meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumer.

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How Will Millennials Change Meetings? – PCMA Convene

How Will Millennials Change Meetings? – PCMA Convene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In ten years, millennials will make up 70 percent of the workforce and, as they become the majority, their preferences will shape and shake up the meetings and events industry at large.
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2017 Social Media Updates Your Marketing Missed

2017 Social Media Updates Your Marketing Missed | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Major updates and features have been added to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Learn what they are and how they will impact your marketing.
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Getting the Double Take – 10 Tips for an Exhibit Display that Stands Out

Getting the Double Take – 10 Tips for an Exhibit Display that Stands Out | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How do you stand out at the conference, trade show or event? How do you have the exhibit or environment that represents your brand well yet rises above the rest?  Here is a hint… it is not all about having the tallest booth on the floor.   Having a great designer who can help translate your brand into a three-dimensional space is ideal.  They can take your marketing strategy and brand and create an experience. 

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Seating Plan: A Factor for Success?

Seating Plan: A Factor for Success? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The “You are where you sit” mindset is omnipresent in the business world. Just like in all cases where seating needs to be arranged for the public, the development of a detailed seating plan for your upcoming conference is a crucial part of the planning process. Some of the most frequent issues to tackle when working on seating arrangements, revolve around the event type, the number of potential attendees and of course, the venue.

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