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26 different ways to meet with your team

26 different ways to meet with your team | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The word ‘meeting’ likely conjures up an uninspiring image for you — talking through an agenda (if there is one) point-by-point, some people dominating, others zoning out. The typical format is so easy, it’s almost automatic, without really thinking whether it’s what we really need to make progress. We’re getting of tired meetings.

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12 Best Practices to Name Your Event

12 Best Practices to Name Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What’s in a name? Branding is an important step during the planning phases and many make the mistake of choosing a name and working their way outwards. What you should do is pick the name, part way through the process after you have thoroughly thought about what your event will include and what you want to get across so that you don’t trap yourself with a name that no longer fits with your vision.

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15 Creativity Boosting Ideas for Eventprofs

15 Creativity Boosting Ideas for Eventprofs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you are lacking vision or experiencing a mental block, these 15 ways to be more creative will help to get you out of the slump. Creative thinking leads to innovation and original ideas, which for the event industry is an essential tool to set you apart from the competition. Creating unique events not only makes you more memorable but makes it more likely to be discussed on social media and that is natural brand marketing and awareness that you cannot buy, and this all stems from creativity on the ideas board.

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Hackathons: Where Discovery & Networking Blend Beautifully 

Hackathons: Where Discovery & Networking Blend Beautifully  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Per Wikipedia, a “hackathon” is a “sprint-like event in which programmers, designers and others… collaborate intensively to advance projects.” To make one thing clear, I don’t typically cite Wikipedia for professional references; however, the dictionary definition refers to cyber hacking, and that’s definitely not what we’re talking about today. While that type of “hackathon” is designed to tear down, what we are referring to builds up and creates new ideas and opportunities for a brighter future.

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15 MORE Creative Sponsorship Ideas

15 MORE Creative Sponsorship Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you want to stand out from the crowd as a brand you need a constant stream of sponsorship ideas that are creative, fun and ahead of the game. Here are 15 more ideas to keep in your back pocket for next time. Using creative ideas will help you to create a perfect sponsorship proposal for trade shows, exhibitions or conferences. Event planners need to step up their game from previous sponsorship success so here are 15 more creative sponsorship ideas to see you through.

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Designing Events That Activate Emotion

Designing Events That Activate Emotion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Much has been written about experiential events, those that strive to bond attendees with the corporate brand or event organization by immersing them in fun, engaging experiences. But, there is more to experience creation than delivering fun. To truly connect with an audience, the event has to plumb the depths of human emotion by addressing four key drives: acquiring, bonding, learning, and defending. It may require some new thinking about what attendees really need and how to give it to them.

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"Must Read" Business Books from 2016

"Must Read" Business Books from 2016 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A friend of mine, Jake Kostan, sent me a question asking: What is your number 1 must read book of 2016 in each category for sales & marketing, business and culture?

That’s really tough question, I read more than 100 business books this year (not all of them were written this year), many of them very good, but if I had to list just one in each one of those categories, here they are…

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11 Motivational Audiobooks for Event Planners

11 Motivational Audiobooks for Event Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If work or event life has been getting you down recently you need a pick me up. Polish your skills with these fun and motivational audiobooks for every eventprof!

You know how to do your job but here are a list of audiobook resources that will help to boost the skills you already have and make you better equipped to deal with every day work and stress.

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Three Exceptional Panels That Sparkled with Interaction

Three Exceptional Panels That Sparkled with Interaction | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Pulling off an engaging panel discussion is not easy. As an event planner, you need to tick a number of boxes in order to achieve a great result. It starts with a trending topic that will attract a critical mass of delegates. Then, it continues with getting together a group of smart panelists, ideally with diverse opinions to create some tension. And most importantly, you need to invite a great moderator who will be able to facilitate a discussion on behalf of the audience.

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The Next Biggest Thing In Events

The Next Biggest Thing In Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I get this question at every event, interview, webinar, guest post I participate in. It’s a question I hate. I hate it because it forces me to make predictions. Something I despise with all of myself. Predictions are awful, they are the most preferred tool of the ignorant. If it were for predictions in the event industry, we would be having this conversation with holograms. If it were for predictions, blogs should be dead by now. I hate predictions.

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Event Technology: The Strongest Driver for Change in the Event Industry

Event Technology: The Strongest Driver for Change in the Event Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meeting planners are no longer simply coordinating details. They are now offering personalized, engaging experiences. Are you ready?

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Using Corporate Events to Drive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives

Using Corporate Events to Drive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives | 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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20 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics to Promote Your Next Event

20 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics to Promote Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Guerrilla marketing involves low-cost options that make you memorable so that you don’t have to worry about splashing out big to be trending on social media
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10 Conferences That Are Pushing the Industry Forward

10 Conferences That Are Pushing the Industry Forward | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are you leading the industry in experimentation or playing it safe? Here are some conferences that just might inspire your next one.
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The UnConference

The UnConference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We’re excited to see how this concept works in May 2017. In the meantime, it got us thinking of other unconference tactics that could be employed at any event.
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Quick and Easy Brainstorming Tips for Event Planners 

Quick and Easy Brainstorming Tips for Event Planners  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As an event planner, you’ve got a lot on your mind. Brainstorming can help you organize your thoughts, problem-solve, and put on an awesome event.
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20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking

20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Networking is an important part of events. Here are 20 ice breaker ideas that are easy, fun and should loosen everyone up.
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Great Questions Define Great Conference Experiences

Great Questions Define Great Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It is much more effective to provide opportunities for conference participants to solve their own problems, then telling them how to solve it.
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Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant

Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are 50%-80% of your conference attendees in your programming at any given time? Or are they filling the hallways, hotel spa and lounge, local restaurants, coffee shops and bars conversing with others?
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Stop Promoting Conference Fast-Track, Artificial, Butt-In-Seat, Surface Learning

Stop Promoting Conference Fast-Track, Artificial, Butt-In-Seat, Surface Learning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How are your conference attendees learning? Yes, of course we should ask, “What are they learning?” More importantly, we need to ask, “How are they learning?
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Spend Your Budget on the Experience, Not Marketing

Spend Your Budget on the Experience, Not Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Need to do more with less in your event budget? It’s the experience you need to concentrate on, not the marketing.
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The seed of all innovation

The seed of all innovation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Often companies will say that their employees attend meetings to gain knowledge and establish contacts. They are unlikely to say that they attend meetings to get ideas. But it is their ability to capitalize on both knowledge and networks found at meetings that can result in new ideas and innovation. Goran Ekvall describes the way companies harness creative ideas and creative people as a company’s creative climate. The problem is that what a company does with the outcomes from a meeting are often outside the control of the meeting planner.

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Why Team Building Is Crucial For Your Company 

Why Team Building Is Crucial For Your Company  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Every leader strives to develop teamwork among the team. Yet it is more difficult than expected. So, why do we need team building and how do we do it?
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