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How to Really Budget for a Trade Show

How to Really Budget for a Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many people don’t know what a proper exhibit budget looks like. You book a show, get your space and now need to decide what goes in it. What does it all cost?
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16 Ways to Help Your Exhibitors Get the Most Out of Trade Shows | BizBash

16 Ways to Help Your Exhibitors Get the Most Out of Trade Shows | BizBash | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Consider these ideas to help your exhibitors keep costs down, generate publicity, and drive traffic to their booths.Happy exhibitors are repeat exhibitors.
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Speaker Management 101: Help Your Speaker Help You

Speaker Management 101: Help Your Speaker Help You | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event planners can significantly improve their event by helping their speakers help them & it's not terribly difficult or time-consuming.
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World of Concrete’s Rig Racin’ Mobile Game App Scores 100,000-plus Downloads

World of Concrete’s Rig Racin’ Mobile Game App Scores 100,000-plus Downloads | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hanley Wood Exhibitions’ World of Concrete just wrapped up in Las Vegas and not only did the show fare well, but also the mobile game app made specifically for it – Rig Racin’ – scored a whopping 100,000-plus downloads

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Creating a People Connector Sponsorship

Creating a People Connector Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the top three reasons people attend conferences and trade shows is to network. People want to get together with their peers and exchange ideas, make connections, find help, and sometimes even find a new job.

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7 Tips to Not Mess Up the Registration Process

7 Tips to Not Mess Up the Registration Process | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In the first month of the New Year it's critical to make sure you take the steps to have successful events during the year. In order to save you a headache down the road you need to STOP and take ...
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UK: Why Meeting Planners Shouldn't Skimp on Catering

UK: Why Meeting Planners Shouldn't Skimp on Catering | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Food causes the most dissatisfaction says report from Warwick Conferences.
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Why You Should Apply Salman Khan’s Approach to Your Next Education Program

Why You Should Apply Salman Khan’s Approach to Your Next Education Program | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
At Convening Leaders 2014 in Boston, Salman Khan, founder and executive director of the Khan Academy, challenged attendees to think about the shortfalls of traditional education in his keynote address.
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Wait! Before You Sign That Next Contract…

Wait! Before You Sign That Next Contract… | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Signing your name on the dotted line can carry serious consequences for your organization. Whether you’re a meeting planner or hotel sales representative, here are some key considerations to remember before you ink your next agreement.
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4 Steps to Create Your First Event Budget Like a Pro

4 Steps to Create Your First Event Budget Like a Pro | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There are two distinct sides to planning an event. There's the creative side, where event planners use their artistic, right-brain skills to help a client's vision come to life.
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Not Just Fun and Games: Why Event Professionals Should Care About Gamification

Not Just Fun and Games: Why Event Professionals Should Care About Gamification | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Gamification is being touted by some as the biggest thing since social media. But, what is Gamification and is it relevant to Event Professionals?
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10 Clever Event Startups You Need to Try Right Now

10 Clever Event Startups You Need to Try Right Now | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s been a while I haven’t served you a proper fix of innovation. Here are 10 startups with new ideas to help event professionals.
I had that feeling I was missing a proper innovation roundup on the blog.
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3 Ways to Avoid the Drain of a Tradeshow

3 Ways to Avoid the Drain of a Tradeshow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you and your employees dread working at trade shows?  You are not the only ones that feel this way, since there is no doubt that working a trade show event can be tiring and draining both physically and mentally.

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Make Your 2014 Resolution Aligned With Your Promotional Strategy

Make Your 2014 Resolution Aligned With Your Promotional Strategy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
January 26, 2014 by Lisa Apolinski I recently read some interesting data on Statistics Brain about New Year’s...
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The Who’s Who in Your On-site AV Production Team

The Who’s Who in Your On-site AV Production Team | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
I am sure many of you will be left bemused when you first arrive on-site and are surrounded with flight cases, staging, cables, various forms of AV equipment and a multitude of different technicians busily working away, and quite frankly, we don’t...
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How Social Media Is Changing Event Design — A Discussion with Debi Lilly

How Social Media Is Changing Event Design — A Discussion with Debi Lilly | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Featured image by Anthony Thalier. Pinterest, designers’ blogs, and TV shows are changing the face of...

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Unleashing the Power of Community

Unleashing the Power of Community | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What is a community? A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common? Or is “community” something deeper, more intimate, more powerful— a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of having common attitudes, interests, and sense of purpose?
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How to Get More Sponsors for Your Events

How to Get More Sponsors for Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re hosting a trade conference, wedding show or even charity event there’s a good chance that, in order to be profitable, you will have to get sponsors involved in proceedings. However in many cases, that’s significantly easier said than done.

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How to Create Community by Thinking Like a Small Event

How to Create Community by Thinking Like a Small Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Small events where people can really meet are best, I am a big fan of serendipity and always running around trying introduce people, so small is good for me.
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Entertainment, a valuable change agent?

Entertainment, a valuable change agent? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
  Entertainment, a valuable change agent?   In the beginning of December last year Intel, the global leader in computer chip production, decided to sign a sponsorship with FC Barcelona, the famous Spanish football club.
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How to Supercharge Your Speaker Prep

How to Supercharge Your Speaker Prep | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Making sure your attendees are happy starts with making sure your speakers understand their needs. Here’s an inside look at some secrets to how PCMA prepares Convening Leaders presenters.
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Five Qualities for Top User Conferences

Five Qualities for Top User Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A recent report shared insights on how businesses can create better user conferences for their clients...and their potential clients. Take a look at some of the tips...
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Unpredictable weather can cause travel problems for speakers

Old Man Winter doesn't care that you’ve chosen the perfect keynote speaker and confirmed every conference detail a year in advance. Think of the two recent winter storms that paralyzed much of the country, one ruining many a Thanksgiving dinner and the second dropping snow and ice from Texas to Tennessee—a region of the country you’d expect to be well above freezing.

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How to Navigate Cultural Differences in Global Meetings | International Meetings Review

How to Navigate Cultural Differences in Global Meetings | International Meetings Review | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As more businesses go global, and as more events bring in international attendees, the chances are fairly good that you will have to plan a meeting or conference for an international crowd.
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Reminder: You Can't Overprep a Speaker

I almost feel sorry for director Michael Bay, who had a bit of a melt-down at a Samsung presentation at CES.

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