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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are three things your LinkedIn profile must tell others, but the vast majority of LinkedIn’s 400-plus million members fail to provide clear and concise answers. The result is that LinkedIn does not work very well for them. Let’s make sure that you avoid this trap. Your profile needs to tell casual readers the following.

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Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network

Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you swap out you standard "What do you do?" questions for a more open ended inquiry, you create the space for someone to share a passion that may run deeper than their profession, and increase your chances of making an authentic connection.

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4 Reasons Why Evening Events Matter at Conferences

4 Reasons Why Evening Events Matter at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Evening events at conferences and trade shows are important. Here are 4 reasons why they are worth the investment and not to be missed.
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Why you Should Build Offline Relationships with your Attendees

Why you Should Build Offline Relationships with your Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Technology and the rise of digital media have significantly changed the way your company, your customers and your brands interact.
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Speed Networking Strategies For Corporate Events

Speed Networking Strategies For Corporate Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression" .
This quote by Oscar Wilde fits perfectly with speed dating : meetings which you attend to find a soul mate and try to impress (or get a nice impression) in a matter of minutes.
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Using Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership: 4 Tips

Using Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership: 4 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Events are a great way to engage your association’s membership. But did you know they’re also a great way to grow your association’s membership?

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Six Steps to More Productive Networking

Six Steps to More Productive Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s connections that count in the PA world. Making connections that benefit your business as a whole can be a daunting, even to seasoned PAs. Networking events remain central to forming lasting
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Networks without flaws

Networks without flaws | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I don’t know whether You have ever heard what Matt Youngquist (the president of Career Horizons) said “At least 70%, if not 80%, of jobs are not published” but there is this magical skill that only some of us have possessed – knowing people. While I am getting ready to attend a fair in Frankfurt this week, IMEX 16 and work on the project “Networks in Action”, I follow the primary objectives of NIA16, communication, and network.

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7 New and Innovative Networking Ideas for Your Events

7 New and Innovative Networking Ideas for Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Shake up your next event with these 7 super and innovative networking ideas straight out of th
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9 Ways to Make a Good First Impression 

9 Ways to Make a Good First Impression  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Here are some tips that can help assure that others will judge you favorably.
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5 Things Expert EventProfs Do To Boost Networking

5 Things Expert EventProfs Do To Boost Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking is one of the main reasons people attend your event, meeting, or conference. As event professionals, we want to ensure we are creating a valuable, inclusive experience for everyone to ensure success. 

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Building Relationships Online With Social Media Marketing

Building Relationships Online With Social Media Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What´s the issue with building relationships online? Thеѕе days а lot оf uѕ аrе online, wе socialise, purchase, run businesses оr аrе part оf а community.
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5 ways to ask your network for help

5 ways to ask your network for help | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Starting a conversation is one of the easiest ways to expand your network. Add value, add your expertise by sharing one or two items of interest that will make you memorable.
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Networking Tips: How to Give a Good Referral

Networking Tips: How to Give a Good Referral | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Not all referrals are good referrals. Sometimes they can even have a negative impact on the referral giver or recipient. Discover networking tips on how to give a good referral.
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16 Conversation Starters That Work 100 Percent of the Time

16 Conversation Starters That Work 100 Percent of the Time | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Starting a conversation with a stranger can be daunting, but it really isn't that hard. There are really only three rules: Be pleasant and upbeat; be open and straightforward; and say something the other person will want to hear.

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How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences

How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from conferences and other networking events. 

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How to talk to anyone at a networking event

How to talk to anyone at a networking event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You get to an event filled with impressive people you normally don't have the chance to speak with. You'd like to pick their brains and maybe even arrange a coffee meeting to discuss ideas.


The only problem is you've never met any of these people before, and you're terrified of making an awkward first impression.

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Networking for Millennials: How to Make It Useful

Networking for Millennials: How to Make It Useful | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Building strong relationships with others is one of the best things people can do for their careers. But finding and maintaining connections takes time, so directing efforts to where they will be most profitable makes sense. The below tips will help make networking for millennials a cinch!

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5 Steps for Networking With Powerful People (It's Easier Than You Think)

5 Steps for Networking With Powerful People (It's Easier Than You Think) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Oprah Winfrey? Sheryl Sandberg? Richard Branson? The CEO of that hot new startup? Think about it for a minute: If you could connect with anyone, who would it be?


Fantasy isn’t just for football. As Steve Jobs advised: It’s time to stop dreaming big, and start dreaming bigger. Here are five simple steps you can put in motion today to network with people who can change your career—and maybe even your life.

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13 Must-Haves to Bring to Every Conference You Attend

13 Must-Haves to Bring to Every Conference You Attend | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Because business cards are so last year. 

No, you’re not a stalker. You’re an awkward conference goer. One who didn’t come prepared. All you have are a few business cards in your back pocket. And you’ve already realized that’s not enough to save you.



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Innovators Network Differently

Innovators Network Differently | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After studying a whole bunch of professional conferences, it’s very clear to me what separates a thriving event from one on life support. For multi-day conferences, a growing number register and return because of who else will be there.

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7 Conference Icebreakers That Aren’t Awkward

7 Conference Icebreakers That Aren’t Awkward | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As you know, the topic of icebreakers is very sensitive and polarizing. If done right, icebreakers can energize people and kick off a session on a high note. If done poorly, they can become a total flop trashing the first impression.


So I scoured the web. I read endless comment threads. And I dusted off my past experience to bring you the icebreaking activities that won't ridicule your delegates but will help them enjoy your event more deeply.

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