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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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Creating a Tech Sponsorship

Creating a Tech Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What a difference a decade makes! Remember when an exhibitor manual was a 5 pound, 250 page binder? Remember when most our event registration was done via fax? Remember when show guides were thick printed directories? Now exhibitors are being
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Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths

Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, the Millennial generation has dominated headlines in the meetings industry. What can planners do to engage this emerging group of attendees? How will these tech-savvy post-graduates impact the future of face-to-face? Will their preferences completely disrupt the exhibit floor?

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When It Hits the Fan: What to do When your Big Event is not Going as Planned

When It Hits the Fan: What to do When your Big Event is not Going as Planned | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We all hope it won’t happen to us – but here are some pointers on what to do if your carefully planned event gets thrown curveball.
You’ve spent months planning your event and finally the big day arrives.
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Get Them on the Floor: Attract New Attendees to Your Tradeshow

Get Them on the Floor: Attract New Attendees to Your Tradeshow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on how associations can attract desirable new attendees to their exhibitions: executives with buying power.
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8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference

8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How storytellers, a house band, and a knitting machine help attract attendees to Montreal's C2-MTL conference.At first glance, Montreal's C2-MTL conference might seem like Canada's answer to TED.
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Using Content Marketing Principles to Promote Your Event

Using Content Marketing Principles to Promote Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Content marketing isn’t anything new. But it can be a tricky challenge for event and conference businesses to really take advantage of content marketing to drive more registrations for their event ...
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How to Help Introverts at Conferences and Events

How to Help Introverts at Conferences and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

So with nearly a quarter of event attendees needing a different environment than their more extroverted colleagues, how can event planners make sure everyone has the best experience? “We have to plan events with a focus on the experience that attendees have instead of a primary focus on efficiency,” Hurt told International Meetings Review. “Most people who attend events want to share. It's not about an attendee monopolizing a session by speaking out while the others have to listen. It's about finding ways to allow everyone the chance to share.”

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11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers

11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many association meeting managers are dealing with slashed budgets, decreasing attendance, and shrinking room blocks. However, convention centers are under their own financial pressures to generate revenues. How has the equation changed when it comes to planners getting the best value for their dollar? Here are 11 lessons from convention experts.
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A New Approach To Improve Networking at Conferences

A New Approach To Improve Networking at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new research gives fresh insights to improve attendee networking at meetings and conferences. Learn all about it here.
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17 New Rules of Guest Etiquette at Events

17 New Rules of Guest Etiquette at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Don't stockpile Swedish meatballs, don't play Candy Crush, and other tips to offer your guests for polite behavior at meetings and networking events.When it comes to meetings and networking events, some rules of etiquette stand the test of time (yes, you should wear that name tag).
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6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions

6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The life for a manager inside an organization has an unrelenting pace, with very few occasions where there is uninterrupted time. As a result, relationship building and development opportunities may fall by the wayside.
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Get the Most Out of Your Next Trade Show

Get the Most Out of Your Next Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A successful trade show requires a carefully orchestrated dance between planners and exhibitors, one in which each side is attuned to the objectives of the other. The lines of communication need to be kept open from start to finish. Here are a few ways to ensure profitable and long-term relationships, as well as successful trade show experiences.

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The Secret to Marketing to Millenials

The Secret to Marketing to Millenials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millenials want to experience your brand, not be sold to—give them what they want. Sometimes it feels like there is a lot of pressure to design trade show exhibits that are all about selling. Sometimes it feels like the kids just want to play—why not let them?

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9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your main goal is to tell a story that will inspire your audience — who will then share it with others.
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Why People Hate Your Event Name Tags + Ways To Make Them Better

Why People Hate Your Event Name Tags + Ways To Make Them Better | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event name tags don’t have to be a “necessary evil.” They can be readable and effective. Here’s how to make better name tags people will like and wear.
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Convene Article 3 New Ways to Engage Webinar Attendees

Convene Article 3 New Ways to Engage Webinar Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We've trained webinar audiences to be passive bystanders, says an e-learning expert. That can change — if we change how we think about webinar design.

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4 Top Trends in Medical Meetings

4 Top Trends in Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In-person medical education conferences and scientific meetings are a huge delivery vehicle for the healthcare initiatives that are on everyone’s minds these days. Medical associations and societies fill education gaps, establish care standards and protocols, influence legislative and regulatory decision-making, and much more.
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How to build an event budget - Infographic

How to build an event budget - Infographic | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Building an event budget isn't always the easiest thing to do, which is why we created the How to Build an Event Budget infographic .
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Quick Guide to Event Floor Plans and Seating Arrangements

Quick Guide to Event Floor Plans and Seating Arrangements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Get an at-a-glance look at the basics of creating an event floor plan / seating arrangement / table layout with this helpful infographic.
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