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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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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, 25 October 2015, 17:37

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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