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A Tale of 10,000 Tablets

A Tale of 10,000 Tablets | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
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The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ordered tablets for its annual meeting attendees to access education content — and swiped a few important lessons in the process.

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Convene Article Rethinking Risk

Convene Article Rethinking Risk | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Risk-management plans tend to focus narrowly on catastrophic possibilities and to approach risk strictly as a negative proposition. But each new element you introduce into your meeting represents a calculated risk - and sometimes the payoff is positive.

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Food Movement Meets 'Chopped'

Food Movement Meets 'Chopped' | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cooking competitions make for excellent teambuilding opportunities, and Atlanta-based culinary and event company The Food Movement has seen the results with its own cooking-show inspired activities. The company has created culinary challenges reminiscent of the Food Network TV show Chopped, which pits four chefs against each other in a race to turn mystery ingredients into amazing meals.

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3 Top Takeaways From the World’s Largest Medical Meeting

3 Top Takeaways From the World’s Largest Medical Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Dustin Sparks, VP of Experience Design, shares advice and takeaways from his experience working with RSNA
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Pods and Popcorn: How to Engage Pharma Meeting Attendees

Pods and Popcorn: How to Engage Pharma Meeting Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At a session at the 2013 Pharma Forum, life sciences meetings managers explored how planners can add value by creating more meaningful experiences, gaining a better understanding how their attendees learn, and encouraging more attendee engagement during live events.

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The Meeting Virus: The Psychological Phenomenon that Occurs in Almost every Meeting

The Meeting Virus: The Psychological Phenomenon that Occurs in Almost every Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Although it occurred in the mid 1990’s such was the hilarity of the situation those who were present still talk about it to this day.
I was working in my second proper job after university and was attending our regular weekly sales meeting.
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Playful Meetings?: Why Juggling in the Boardroom May Just Improve Productivity

Playful Meetings?: Why Juggling in the Boardroom May Just Improve Productivity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Psychology advocates distracting the brain for a while if you want to maximise creative ideas and one of the most innovative ways of doing this is by introducing an element of play to your meeting.
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Why TED talks are better than the last speech you sat through

Why TED talks are better than the last speech you sat through | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new book analyzes the presentations that have attracted millions of YouTube hits, and explains what makes them so compelling.
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It’s a Deal: The Secret Science behind the Perfect Handshake

It’s a Deal: The Secret Science behind the Perfect Handshake | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Some of the most fascinating research related to the psychology behind physical movement that our team uncover is, unfortunately, not always of real use in my blog.
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Understanding Event Medical Planning

Understanding Event Medical Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event Management can be stressful. It’s #1 on event management for dummies. Even the most consummate professional will face an unexpected situation that causes them to get some grey hairs.
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Successful Networking at Events – Old Ways, New Ways & Not Working Ways

Successful Networking at Events – Old Ways, New Ways & Not Working Ways | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Technology and social media have changed the face of events. In the past, you would go into an event blind-folded as to whom you would meet.  Now you can see who is attending an event via Facebook, LinkedIn, or one of the many amazing event software technologies out there—etouches, for example (shameless plug). Let’s look at the old way of networking, the new way of networking, and what is not working by today’s standards.

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Change is Good: How to Keep Group Creativity Levels High in Meetings

You may have a 'dream team' of people who, when they meet, deliver great results. However psychology suggest that, over time, changing that team is the only ...
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The Social Media Strategy Checklist for Events

The Social Media Strategy Checklist for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a flowchart and spreadsheet junkie, it should come as no surprise that I also enjoy a good timeline. Besides the fact that timelines bring me peace, they are also an excellent way to keep on track while juggling a variety of factors to consider. Here is my checklist for social media event strategy, as a well as a few tips that I’ve noticed often get overlooked.

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4 Tips for Training Event Staff

4 Tips for Training Event Staff | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It's your event staffers, whether volunteer or contracted, who ensure that guests experience the event as you've envisioned it. Are they up to the task? Try these four training best practices.

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Kyle Garber's curator insight, October 25, 2015 5:37 PM

The article includes success strategy for event planners and sport facility managers through providing four generic tips.

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Meeting Mythbusters: Vinyl vice?

Meeting Mythbusters: Vinyl vice? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If every meeting held in the USA used one banner, it would use enough vinyl to cover approximately 750 American football fields. And while some meetings go without vinyl, many also use much more than one banner.  A single trade show may use tens of thousands of square feet of banners to acknowledge sponsors, inform attendees and brand event space.

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The Undercover Boss and the Gamification of Corporate Values

The Undercover Boss and the Gamification of Corporate Values | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Modern television can be rather formulaic but every once in a while a new show is created that is truly original, refreshing and swiftly franchised across the globe.
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Show Up! 15 Tips to Avoid No-Shows at Events

Show Up! 15 Tips to Avoid No-Shows at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

No one in the event industry likes no-shows. Yet this awful plague affects all types of events, small or big, free or paid, popular or fairly new. Here is your definitive guide to avoid no-shows at events.

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Tricks of the Trade Show: Engagement

For any trade show to truly deliver value, participating brands must focus on not solely themselves, but the people standing in front of their booths. Audience engagement is a necessity during these events.

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Want Your Event Technology To Add Real Value? Learn to Facilitate

Want Your Event Technology To Add Real Value? Learn to Facilitate | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Designing conferences used to be straightforward. Get together a bunch of clever speakers with interesting things to say, arrange into an agenda. Job done.
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Should Attendees Have Access to Some Content Before a Meeting?

Should Attendees Have Access to Some Content Before a Meeting? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sharing content, starting conversations, or giving your attendees some homework to do pre-meeting may create better learning and community onsite.
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The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you hear the word “networking?” One might immediately associate it with an event of some sort; an opportunity to exchange business cards while sipping on a crisp glass of wine or a cold beer. You meet a few people; engage in small talk, hoping to spark a great conversation that might eventually lead into something bigger.

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Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings

Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In today’s ever-changing and challenging regulatory environment, there are two kinds of medical meetings: those likely to survive and prosper, and those not keeping abreast of regulatory changes and legislation.

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How to organise the event that no one would want to miss?

How to organise the event that no one would want to miss? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than 1200 Dutch event organisers exchanged their best tips in a series of live masterclasses.

 

"How can you turn your standard meeting into the-event-no-one-would-want-to-miss?"

 

This whitepaper offers concrete tips for anyone who wants to turn his event into a big success. The masterclasses were organised by Aaaaha! the Actor Factory, which is an international production company of session formats and live interaction.

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Your Questions about Participant-led Events, Answered

Your Questions about Participant-led Events, Answered | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You want to make your event more interactive and engaging, but formats like "unconferences" and "conferences that work" that don't have a pre-set agenda can be a tough sell. We recently held a webinar (now available on demand) in which the guy who literally wrote the book on "conferences that work," Adrian Segar, and Curtiss Reed, who uses the format to tackle some really wicked problems during his organization's Vermont VIsion for a Multicultural Future conference, talked about how and why participant-led meetings work.

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