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Your Q&A Sucks. 8 Ways to Make It Better

Your Q&A Sucks. 8 Ways to Make It Better | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A Question & Answer session is a well known ingredient in meeting design. It can be a powerful tool, but one that is often underrated. It is however also a format that is scarcely used to its full potential.

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4 Ways To Get the Most From Your Speakers

4 Ways To Get the Most From Your Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From her 20-plus years as an agent and business coach for speakers (including celebrities, athletes, and authors), Jane Atkinson has a pretty solid idea of what makes a speech compelling — and it encompasses everything from room design to content...
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How Many Questions Should You Ask an Audience?

How Many Questions Should You Ask an Audience? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A recent question from reader and creator of the great blog and book about inquiry, A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger, had to do with involving the
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10 Science-Backed Tips for Rocking Your Next Public Speaking Opp

10 Science-Backed Tips for Rocking Your Next Public Speaking Opp | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Want to nail your next speaking gig? Check out these 10 science-backed tips that will help you overcome fear and be more confident.

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7 Conference Icebreakers That Aren’t Awkward

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

I was sitting in the audience waiting for the panel discussion to begin. It was pretty late in the evening and the energy in the room was low. I was dozing off

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Game Changing Tips To Keep Attendees On The Edge Of Their Seats

Game Changing Tips To Keep Attendees On The Edge Of Their Seats | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Have you attended a conference session because the speaker was an expert in his or her field, only to be bored to death once in the session?

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Don’t Mess Up Your Event With These Moderation Mistakes

Don’t Mess Up Your Event With These Moderation Mistakes | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meeting formats change and get ever more complicated. Moving away from ‘speakers only’ to more interaction and engagement calls for moderation.

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Are You Finding the Best Speakers for Your Events?

Are You Finding the Best Speakers for Your Events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You spend most of the year looking for them, and a sizable chunk of your budget paying for them. You rely on them to generate buzz and lure attendees.

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Picking the Perfect Professional Speaker for Your Event

Picking the Perfect Professional Speaker for Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hiring a professional speaker for your event is a big decision. Not only is the actual speaker expensive, but the overall costs that include all of the attendees, the hotel rooms, the food and drinks (especially the drinks!)

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7 Hacks to Creating Presentations that are Painful to Watch

7 Hacks to Creating Presentations that are Painful to Watch | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

About the only thing worse than watching a presentation that is fun and engaging is… actually, there is nothing worse. Anyone can create a great presentation, but it takes a certain set of skills and determination to create a presentation that is painful to watch.

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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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5 Ways to Turn Panels from Boring To Brilliant

5 Ways to Turn Panels from Boring To Brilliant | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Panels can be deadly dull, but they don’t have to be. Here's how you can make them much, much better.
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7 Tips To End A Speech With A Bang

7 Tips To End A Speech With A Bang | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An effective speech can motivate an audience to do great things. Learn how to give a great speech by reading this article!
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The Rise of the Speaker 2.0 | blog sli.do

The Rise of the Speaker 2.0 | blog sli.do | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Presentations are still waiting for their evolutionary step. Read three major forces that will possibly evolve presentations and give rise to the Speaker 2.0.

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7 public speaking tips to improve your next presentation

7 public speaking tips to improve your next presentation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Eventually, your ability to rock the mic will be the key success factor in a big meeting or presentation. Are you prepared to deliver?

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10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking

10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Don't make these rookie mistakes—learn how to give great presentations and become a better presenter.

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How to Warm Up for a Presentation

How to Warm Up for a Presentation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Today’s the day. You have a presentation to give. It’s your biggest audience yet. The organizers tell you there could be as many as five hundred people in the room. You can’t afford to screw up now.

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Volume and the Public Speaker: Be Heard and Be Effective

Volume and the Public Speaker: Be Heard and Be Effective | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you give a great speech, but nobody can hear you, does it really count?

Before your message can transform your audience, the sound of your voice must be heard by your audience. It sounds really simple, but I’m shocked by how often I have to strain to hear a presenter.

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The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience

The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When preparing a presentation, we all remember to think about the basics: what you want to say, the data you need to back it up, any visuals that might help. But what about the people you’re presenting to? The following excerpt from the book Presentations will help you better understand your audience and cater your message to their needs.

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Case Study: Creating Immersive Experiences For Your Delegates With #EventTech

Case Study: Creating Immersive Experiences For Your Delegates With #EventTech | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Organized by IMEX, Exclusively Corporate is the dedicated education and networking event specifically for corporate meeting and event planners. For the IMEX 2015 edition, over 80 corporate executives gathered to participate in interactive sessions to expand their knowledge of organizing business meetings.


Advocating the importance of interaction at meetings, Exclusively Corporate @IMEX aimed to lead by example and, therefore, deployed a range of audience engagement techniques and tools, including sli.do, to engage its participants.

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Adding Interaction Concern #1: Losing Control of the Content

Adding Interaction Concern #1: Losing Control of the Content | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Perhaps the most pervasive concern I hear presenters raise when contemplating interaction is that they will lose control of the session.


Newsflash: you ain't never had it. At any given moment, people are talking about unrelated topics, scanning the program book for the next session, buying something on their smartphone, or sneaking out early to get to lunch.  But we feel like we are in control because we are the only ones providing content and we do so on our own terms.It's a false sense of security.

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The Art of the Panel

The Art of the Panel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it …
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Best Event Talks: 33 Public Speaking Tips for Max Audience Engagement by Pat Flynn

Best Event Talks: 33 Public Speaking Tips for Max Audience Engagement by Pat Flynn | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Public speaking, argh! Sure you can force me to introduce a guest or maybe tell everyone to line up properly for the buffet, but having to talk about something of substance in front of dozens of strangers makes me all tingly, but in an embarrassing...
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9 Unshakable Tips for Choosing Conference and Event Speakers

9 Unshakable Tips for Choosing Conference and Event Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When most people think back on an event and the things that left the strongest impression on them – both positive and negative – the first things that come to mind are 

  1. The food
  2. The venue/setting
  3. The speakers, content and/or entertainment


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7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations

7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.”

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