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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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The CMP Quiz: Test Yourself!

The CMP Quiz: Test Yourself! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you think you could pass the test for the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional?

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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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Brainstorming Convening Leaders 2015

Brainstorming Convening Leaders 2015 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Convening Leaders 2015 had its opening brainstorm meeting on March 4, 2014 at McCormick Place. Reps from PCMA, Freeman, McCormick Place, Savor Catering, and Choose Chicago gathered together to discuss the event.


Here’s how you can plan your brainstorm to ensure you are always focused on engagement and experience as well as creating excitement for your team.

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20 Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths

20 Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How can you help drive more attendee traffic to booths? This post gives you clever tactics to make your exhibitors happy.
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The Most Secretive Speeches Any Conference Will Secure In 2014

The Most Secretive Speeches Any Conference Will Secure In 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When you think of big name keynotes, you probably wouldn’t expect to see these guys. Find out how one conference managed to add two of the most wanted men in America to its list of speakers.
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How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel

How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes you feel like you need to enlist the Marines when the unexpected happens in travel. Actually, following their unofficial mantra helps just as well.
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8 Tips for Getting More Publicity for Your Events

8 Tips for Getting More Publicity for Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Publicity pros stress the importance of creating exclusive content, targeting select press, and taking the long view when it comes to relationships.Publicity is key to spreading an event's message far and wide, so here's what PR professionals say will score more—and better—press coverage.
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Mònica Sensat Figueras's curator insight, April 21, 2015 11:43 AM

1. Make it as easy as possible for press

2. Know that more press doesn’t necessarily mean better or wider coverage

3. Give them something to photograph

4. Create exclusive content for key outlets

5. Arrange a photographer escort

6. Propose pre-event coverage

7. Let the event details speak for themselves

8. Take the long view when developing relationships

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Ctrl, Alt, Belief: How to Reboot Your Association

Ctrl, Alt, Belief: How to Reboot Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Fear and doubt can be fatal to associations, but rebooting the way you think about problems (they’re actually opportunities) and about trying new things can bring an organization back to life, said leadership consultant Holly Duckworth, CAE, at...
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Membership at Scale: Lessons From Costco and Amazon Prime

Membership at Scale: Lessons From Costco and Amazon Prime | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Two of the best private-sector examples of membership programs have impressive reach, but that doesn’t mean their models are immune to weaknesses. Read on for some examples.
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Inspire Creativity at Work With All 5 of Your Senses

Inspire Creativity at Work With All 5 of Your Senses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard of the debate about whether open offices or the oh-so-dreaded traditional cubicles are better in the workplace.
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John Spence: A Simple Formula for Business Success

John Spence: A Simple Formula for Business Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Thought leader and business strategist John Spence laid out several cutting-edge ideas and actions to take your organization from good to great at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference Sunday.
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7 Fundamental Ways To Drastically Improve Conference Breakouts

7 Fundamental Ways To Drastically Improve Conference Breakouts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Concurrent sessions, often known as breakouts, are the meat and potatoes of conferences. They are also one of the most difficult areas for your continuous improvement efforts.

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