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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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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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What Event Planners Can Learn from Amazon

What Event Planners Can Learn from Amazon | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is there anything Amazon won’t try? The worldwide e-commerce company is now working with the embattled U.S. Postal Service to test out Sunday deliveries for Amazon Prime customers.
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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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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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Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species?

Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In response to steep federal cutbacks in travel and meetings spend, the meetings and hospitality industries have regrouped to help steer policy and prove the value of face-to-face gatherings.
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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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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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10 Simple Laws of Trade Show Success

10 Simple Laws of Trade Show Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You don’t need a law degree to grasp the simple rules of trade show success. To ensure you don’t get jailed by poor trade show performance, or judged guilty of wasting your company’s scarce marketing resources, don’t break these 10 laws.

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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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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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How to make it easy to do business with your event planning company

How to make it easy to do business with your event planning company | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Before I started my own business, I worked at a few companies that did many things right. Like hire good people and then figure out where they fit. Or encourage a healthy competitiveness in the workplace.
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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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5 Tips For Keeping Your Client Sales Funnel Full

5 Tips For Keeping Your Client Sales Funnel Full | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Oh the proverbial sales funnel. Much talk, many articles, and a whole lot of fancy diagrams have been written (and drawn) on this magical sales funnel. Your event planning sales funnel basically refers to following a person through the entire sales process, from seeing them first as a contact through to the completion of an eventual sale. And then it starts all over again, hopefully.

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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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Where Have All the Volunteers Gone?

Where Have All the Volunteers Gone? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the number of people in the U.S. willing to volunteer their time decreases, meetings who rely on volunteers are likely to feel some heat.
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The Speaker Report

The Speaker Report | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Speaker Report: The Use of Professional and Industry Speakers in the Meetings Market offers some of the most comprehensive information available on how speakers fit into the educational landscape. This report looks at how organizations use professional and industry speakers at their meetings, conferences, and other events—how they select them, what they expect from …
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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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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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