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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, 21 April 2015, 16:43

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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Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know

Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons to hire a security contractor. Knowing what questions to ask when looking for the perfect event security team can be a bit more difficult to figure out.
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Christiana Taylor's curator insight, 24 March 2014, 02:35

Tips on the criteria on hiring security for your events.

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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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