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How to use online travel reviews to plan your next business trip

How to use online travel reviews to plan your next business trip | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A 2012 report by Trip Advisor found that travel review websites surpassed feedback from web-based travel agencies, social media and even family and friends as the “most useful” source of information when researching and planning a trip
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When an Event Becomes a Legend: Inside SXSW

When an Event Becomes a Legend: Inside SXSW | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What’s not to love about a citywide event that encourages visitors to use every third-party intermediary site out because its block sells out every time?
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Meetings Podcast - Show 284: Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

Meetings Podcast - Show 284: Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Mike McAllen interviews Jonathan Skank about Virtual Assistants, Julius Solaris talks about Event No Shows, and Jon Trask ives you 5 AV Tips
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Top 7 Reasons Why People Did Not Attend Your Event

Top 7 Reasons Why People Did Not Attend Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What is the biggest nightmare of an event manager? A well decorated and organized event, without any guest! When you organize an event, you have to take care of several issues such as venue arrangement, hiring the catering service provider, finding the performers or speakers, promoting the event, etc.

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Event marketing—you can’t do it all yourself

Event marketing—you can’t do it all yourself | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
I recently consulted with a client who was new to meeting planning. Mike had bravely decided to create a new conference featuring his talents and those of over twenty friends and colleagues, all of whom had followings in their realm of expertise.
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Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work

Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Having too much work has become the new normal. However, until there is a clear directive that the workplace will change, your work still needs to get done. Here are 5 strategies for coping with too much work:
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8 Ways Generating Content Before Your Show Will Increase Engagement

Digital content is the means and social media is the medium by which we can do this. We need information to make informed decisions before a show starts as most exhibitors have that readily available months in advance and are just looking for a place to put it. 

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Why We Love Magnetic Name Tags (And You Should Too!)

Why We Love Magnetic Name Tags (And You Should Too!) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When people say it's the little things in life make us happy, they must be talking about magnetic name tags because these babies are little and they make me super happy!
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Five Steps To Take Your Education Programming From Blah To Wickedly Smart

Five Steps To Take Your Education Programming From Blah To Wickedly Smart | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Curation: it’s more important than you think.
And it’s extremely critical to the success of your education programming.
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With a Master Services Agreement, Contract Negotiation is “One and Done!”

MSAs save time and effort by getting legal terms agreed upon between your company and suppliers you use often.
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3 Tips To Be A Better Negotiator

3 Tips To Be A Better Negotiator | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Negotiation is part of every meeting professional’s life. From working for a salary increase to sorting out the details of a hotel contract to securing a big name keynote speaker, many days are dominated with the back-and-forth of brokering a deal.

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The Newcomer’s Guide to Conference Planning

The Newcomer’s Guide to Conference Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you a first time conference goer? Well, if that’s the case the good news is you’re not alone. Conferences are one of the best places to network, learn, and get inspired, but being a newbie on the scene may prove to be a bit unsettling if you don’t come properly prepared. Not too long ago, I was representing imonomy as first timer on the conference scene and at times it certainly felt as though I was wearing a neon “New Girl” hat as I walked through the exhibit hall. Suffice it to say, after a few solid tours around the conference ring, I now consider myself a seasoned pro. 

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4 Advantages to Holding a Digital Event

4 Advantages to Holding a Digital Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Technology has made it easy to connect with others without even leaving your office. This now includes events. Why not give your attendees a taste of what your event is like by adding a virtual component to your meeting?

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The 100 Most-Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences

The 100 Most-Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We dug into our database of more than 3,000 conferences, compared our speaker popularity metrics with social media insights and search engine results, and asked event organizers for their dream line-up to come up with a list of the most wanted speakers.
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Do Not Poke the Conference Feedback Bear Unless You Are Willing to Act

Do Not Poke the Conference Feedback Bear Unless You Are Willing to Act | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There’s a local meeting I attend each year. What I value most about this event is the chance to reconnect with colleagues. Every now and then, I meet new and intriguing people, but it’s the “regulars” who keep me coming back.
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5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations

5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Room block walk occurs when the hotel oversells causing your attendees to select an alternate hotel.
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Catching Up With Membership Stories, Part 1

Catching Up With Membership Stories, Part 1 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
One association launched a tiered membership structure. Another was on a 29-month membership growth streak. I followed up with both to see how they’ve fared since we shared their stories.
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How to Create a Sell-Out Event Website

How to Create a Sell-Out Event Website | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your website is the primary point of contact with your event and is your most important marketing tool. This article looks at ways that you can make a great first impression.
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5 most effective marketing tactics for an event planning business

5 most effective marketing tactics for an event planning business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Building a service-based business like an event planning business is no easy task, mainly because you are essentially marketing and selling yourself and your ability to do what you say you can do.

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Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings

Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As younger travelers bring an urban sensibility to their accommodations, hotel chains are renovating old office buildings, warehouses and other spaces.
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Trade Show Booths

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Trade Show Booths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Trade show newbies can face a lot of stress and worry when they’re getting ready to exhibit with their trade show booths.
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MeetGreen® Resource Kit

MeetGreen® Resource Kit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Don’t reinvent the wheel!  MeetGreen® has distilled our knowledge into the MeetGreen® Resource Kit, designed to break down the planning process into manageable steps. The Kit is filled with tested, useful forms, checklists, best practice guidelines and contract language to use with your vendors. With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll save time and instill a sense of confidence in asking the right questions and assessing the information received.

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Guest Column: Why You Need a Music License for Your Event

Guest Column: Why You Need a Music License for Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Don’t break the law: Every planner needs to obtain a license to play copyrighted music in a public setting—including at corporate holiday parties.Cassie Brown (@TCGEvents) is the chief experience officer at TCG Events, a full-service event planning company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that works for nonprofit and corporate including Wells Fargo, Ikea, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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