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Event Planner WANTED!

Event Planner WANTED! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everyone has heard this phrase a million times over by now, “the events industry is changing.” And it’s true, the industry is changing.
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Successful Networking at Events – Old Ways, New Ways & Not Working Ways

Successful Networking at Events – Old Ways, New Ways & Not Working Ways | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Technology and social media have changed the face of events. In the past, you would go into an event blind-folded as to whom you would meet.  Now you can see who is attending an event via Facebook, LinkedIn, or one of the many amazing event software technologies out there—etouches, for example (shameless plug). Let’s look at the old way of networking, the new way of networking, and what is not working by today’s standards.

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All Well-Designed Trade Show Booths Should Have These 4 Key Features

All Well-Designed Trade Show Booths Should Have These 4 Key Features | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s no surprise that as design trends change we see more complex and elaborate graphics and content on trade show displays. These elaborate designs can be overwhelming and can also cause other very important factors to be overlooked.
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Change is Good: How to Keep Group Creativity Levels High in Meetings

You may have a 'dream team' of people who, when they meet, deliver great results. However psychology suggest that, over time, changing that team is the only ...
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4 Tips for Training Event Staff

4 Tips for Training Event Staff | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It's your event staffers, whether volunteer or contracted, who ensure that guests experience the event as you've envisioned it. Are they up to the task? Try these four training best practices.

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Kyle Garber's curator insight, October 25, 2015 1:37 PM

The article includes success strategy for event planners and sport facility managers through providing four generic tips.

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The Undercover Boss and the Gamification of Corporate Values

The Undercover Boss and the Gamification of Corporate Values | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Modern television can be rather formulaic but every once in a while a new show is created that is truly original, refreshing and swiftly franchised across the globe.
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Creating a Virtual Event Sponsorship

Creating a Virtual Event Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Just as show organizers want to reach a wider audience by including a virtual component to their events, so too do your exhibitors/sponsors. Incorporating a virtual event component into your conference or trade show is an added expense but one that, if done well, will pay off for both the event organizer, the online audience, and the sponsor associated with it.

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How Frank Van Massenhove Broke the Rules

How Frank Van Massenhove Broke the Rules | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Various presentations and workshops tackled the theme in their own way throughout the event, but as far as leading by example goes, no one could best keynote speaker Frank Van Massenhove.  President of the Federal Public Service of Social Security since 2002, Van Massenhove was granted the title Public Manager of the year in 2007. Who better to talk about breaking rules and conventions than the man who turned the lumbering bureaucratic dinosaur that is a federal office into a modern, flexible and attractive work environment?

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Should Attendees Have Access to Some Content Before a Meeting?

Should Attendees Have Access to Some Content Before a Meeting? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sharing content, starting conversations, or giving your attendees some homework to do pre-meeting may create better learning and community onsite.
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The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you hear the word “networking?” One might immediately associate it with an event of some sort; an opportunity to exchange business cards while sipping on a crisp glass of wine or a cold beer. You meet a few people; engage in small talk, hoping to spark a great conversation that might eventually lead into something bigger.

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Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings

Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In today’s ever-changing and challenging regulatory environment, there are two kinds of medical meetings: those likely to survive and prosper, and those not keeping abreast of regulatory changes and legislation.

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Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? This challenge presents a major opportunity for associations, but it also calls for a big shift in thinking.

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How to organise the event that no one would want to miss?

How to organise the event that no one would want to miss? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than 1200 Dutch event organisers exchanged their best tips in a series of live masterclasses.

 

"How can you turn your standard meeting into the-event-no-one-would-want-to-miss?"

 

This whitepaper offers concrete tips for anyone who wants to turn his event into a big success. The masterclasses were organised by Aaaaha! the Actor Factory, which is an international production company of session formats and live interaction.

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Economic Significance Study

Economic Significance Study | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This study quantifies the economic contributions made by the more than 1.8 million meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings that take place across the country.

 

The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy conducted by PwC US was spearheaded by an alliance of CIC members representing the collective meetings, travel, exhibitions and events industries in the U.S. 

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8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference

8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How storytellers, a house band, and a knitting machine help attract attendees to Montreal's C2-MTL conference.At first glance, Montreal's C2-MTL conference might seem like Canada's answer to TED.
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Using Content Marketing Principles to Promote Your Event

Using Content Marketing Principles to Promote Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Content marketing isn’t anything new. But it can be a tricky challenge for event and conference businesses to really take advantage of content marketing to drive more registrations for their event ...
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The Nonprofit Marketer's Guide to the Millennial Persona

The Nonprofit Marketer's Guide to the Millennial Persona | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With many Millennials wanting to join organizations and back their causes, learn how your nonprofit can appeal to the younger generation.
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11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers

11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many association meeting managers are dealing with slashed budgets, decreasing attendance, and shrinking room blocks. However, convention centers are under their own financial pressures to generate revenues. How has the equation changed when it comes to planners getting the best value for their dollar? Here are 11 lessons from convention experts.
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How to Use a Contest to Drive Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth

How to Use a Contest to Drive Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you’re planning on taking your trade show display to an event, you need to know how to encourage visitors to stop by and learn more about your company! One of the best ways to do this is with an in-booth contest.
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A New Approach To Improve Networking at Conferences

A New Approach To Improve Networking at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new research gives fresh insights to improve attendee networking at meetings and conferences. Learn all about it here.
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17 New Rules of Guest Etiquette at Events

17 New Rules of Guest Etiquette at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Don't stockpile Swedish meatballs, don't play Candy Crush, and other tips to offer your guests for polite behavior at meetings and networking events.When it comes to meetings and networking events, some rules of etiquette stand the test of time (yes, you should wear that name tag).
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6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions

6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The life for a manager inside an organization has an unrelenting pace, with very few occasions where there is uninterrupted time. As a result, relationship building and development opportunities may fall by the wayside.
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The Secret to Marketing to Millenials

The Secret to Marketing to Millenials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millenials want to experience your brand, not be sold to—give them what they want. Sometimes it feels like there is a lot of pressure to design trade show exhibits that are all about selling. Sometimes it feels like the kids just want to play—why not let them?

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9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your main goal is to tell a story that will inspire your audience — who will then share it with others.
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5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters in our Content Strategy

5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters in our Content Strategy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a platform that helps people, businesses or organizations with their content strategy, it's always been natural for us to use content ourselves in our communication. For a lot of companies - including Scoop.it - communicating through content means having several distribution channels - including email - and today we'd like to share a few things we've learned using email newsletters as a content marketing distribution mechanism.

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