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The biggest unconference mistake you can make

The biggest unconference mistake you can make | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I was a skeptic myself when I started using participant-led formats back in 1992. A number of years passed before I stopped worrying whether this new-fangled way of running events would work for the next group I tried it with. It turns out that when a participant-led session or sessions are the only conference activities going on, people dive in and nearly everyone likes what occurs. But when you give people a choice between what’s familiar and what’s not, all but the bravest take the safer path.

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Inspire Creativity at Work With All 5 of Your Senses

Inspire Creativity at Work With All 5 of Your Senses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard of the debate about whether open offices or the oh-so-dreaded traditional cubicles are better in the workplace.
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7 Fundamental Ways To Drastically Improve Conference Breakouts

7 Fundamental Ways To Drastically Improve Conference Breakouts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Concurrent sessions, often known as breakouts, are the meat and potatoes of conferences. They are also one of the most difficult areas for your continuous improvement efforts.

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The Neuroscience of Networking: Why Networking Matters To Your Conference

The Neuroscience of Networking: Why Networking Matters To Your Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your brain is passionate about one thing.
So much so that when it is not thinking about a problem or focused on something specific, it defaults to doing this one thing.
Neuroscientist Dr.
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How To Choose Education Content That Leads to a Treasure of Learners

How To Choose Education Content That Leads to a Treasure of Learners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Pirates are treasure hunters that don’t always play by the rules.
As an association education professional, you too can buck tradition by searching for hidden treasures of content and delivering them to your members.
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Your Conference Needs To Go On An Education Session Diet

Your Conference Needs To Go On An Education Session Diet | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your conference attendees and prospects are less satisfied with an extensive list of education offerings than a narrow one.
Too much information overwhelms them. And they walk away without any action.
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Helping Conference First Timers And Solo Attendees Move Beyond Hello

Helping Conference First Timers And Solo Attendees Move Beyond Hello | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Imagine that you’re a first-time attendee at a conference that draws thousands.
To make matters even more challenging, you’re flying solo. No safety net of colleagues to meet-up with every now and then.
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17 Ways to Use Google Glass at Events

17 Ways to Use Google Glass at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event professionals currently testing Google’s wearable device suggest ways to incorporate it into events and meetings.Google Glass is Google’s entry into the wearable technology market.
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Is unmembership the future of associations?

Is unmembership the future of associations? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Unmembership? What s that? It s a word invented by my creative friend Mitchell Beer during a wonderful ninety minute coffee break during the 2014 PCMA Convening Leaders conference a few weeks ago. Let me explain.

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How We Learn: The Books That Changed Meetings

How We Learn: The Books That Changed Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In an era of ultraportable tablets, smartphones, glasses and even watches connecting us to the Internet, Google can find the answer to all of your big questions in .0001 seconds.
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Breathing Easy

Breathing Easy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If any question leaves planners and F&B managers scratching their heads, it’s this one: Why have special meal requests and allergies exploded among groups?

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17 proven ways to boost your event attendance

17 proven ways to boost your event attendance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Nothing is more deflating than spending countless hours (as well as lots of money) planning an event only to have a paltry turnout. Empty chairs are the bane of every event planner's existence, and so we decided to compile a list of tactics for improving the attendance at your events.

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If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business

If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The word conference has become so laiden with negative connotations that we‘re going out of our way to avoid it. We’re awash with – fests, camps, stocks, meet-ups, and of course unconferences.
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How One Conference Reinvented Its Call For Education

How One Conference Reinvented Its Call For Education | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A standard call for proposals may not be delivering the most cutting-edge topics. Find out how one conference makes sure it caters to the real needs of its attendees.
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True Blue: Should Your Meeting Rooms Be Different Colours?

True Blue: Should Your Meeting Rooms Be Different Colours? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Psychological research suggests that exposing people to particular colours can nudge them into different behaviours. Could this be useful at meetings too?
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Five Insanely Simple Tips To Improve Your Next Conference

Five Insanely Simple Tips To Improve Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There’s no getting away from it, organising a conference, is complicated. There are lots of moving parts. So many things to consider and often not a lot of time.
We know it’s the details that make an event great though.
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Top 12 Healthy Food-and-Beverage Tips for Meetings and Events

Top 12 Healthy Food-and-Beverage Tips for Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Simple and cost-effective advice for making your meetings and events healthier on a budget. Here are just a few simple and cost-effective F&B examples and tips from experts and planners that pack a powerful nutritional punch.

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Corporate Events Are Leaving Guests Hungry

Corporate Events Are Leaving Guests Hungry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Report from event caterers Jackson Gilmour and the Science Museum finds the majority leave receptions hungry. Almost four-fifths of guests at corporate evening receptions don't get enough to eat, according to a new survey.

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About Time: 7 Time Related Ways to Improve Meetings

About Time: 7 Time Related Ways to Improve Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the post-Oscar parties in full swing as I type, this week’s blog starts with a cinematic reference. Oscar winner Sir Michael Caine is one of Britain’s best loved actors and was once asked what he thought the secret was behind great comedy.
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20 Event Planning Fails Our Guests Hate

20 Event Planning Fails Our Guests Hate | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It has happened to the best of us. Sometimes things go wrong. Some other times, it is actually our fault. This post is about the latter case.
If you plan events, you will be familiar with failure. It is around the corner at every moment of our event.
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The Top 10 Meeting and Event Trends for 2014

The Top 10 Meeting and Event Trends for 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Taking a closer look at this year, Miller sees a heavy emphasis on meetings and events that “play on the senses” as well as those that play up a destination’s local resources. Here are her top 10 predictions for the biggest meeting and event trends that we’ll see this year:

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Creating a Show Floor Education Sponsorship

Creating a Show Floor Education Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Show floor education is one of my favorite topics. Show floor education is a win for everyone. For the show organizer and exhibitors it’s a way to draw attendees to the exhibit hall. For attendees, it’s yet another opportunity to learn.

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Boardroom or Broadway?: The Similarities between Meetings Design and Theatre Production

Boardroom or Broadway?: The Similarities between Meetings Design and Theatre Production | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We are very proud to have had London’s Barbican Centre (www.barbican.org.uk) as a client for a number of years and due to this, and the fact I am a member of their Business Events Advisory Board, I tend to visit this iconic and multi-function venue...
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Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup

Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What makes you happy about having dinner at a restaurant? Is it the setup, the service, the menu, the taste of your food, the atmosphere? What if everything is perfect, but the service terrible? What if the food is exceptional, but the place is shady? What will your user experience (UX) be given each of those components (the user interface or UI)?

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