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Tips for Surviving and Thriving

Tips for Surviving and Thriving | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Being that the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) Expo! Expo! is next week, I figured it was the perfect time to share my unique perspective. When I stumbled into the exhibition industry, I didn’t have a mentor to steer me through the inevitable career potholes. After learning from various mistakes and wins, I figured my wealth of knowledge would help steer the next generation of industry leaders.

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7 Tips For Creating Networking Opportunities at Your Event

7 Tips For Creating Networking Opportunities at Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are two main reasons why people attend events – for knowledge building and networking. While event organizers dedicate lots of attention to the former, networking activities are frequently neglected, which is a great pity.

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How to sell me stuff right

How to sell me stuff right | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Libby O’Malley rocks. I haven’t met her (yet!) but she read my 2012 post A letter to event technology companies trying to sell me stuff and—wow!
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Why Community Involvement is Important for DMOs

Why Community Involvement is Important for DMOs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When I first started teaching in 2004, one of my responsibilities was to attend recruitment events that functioned very similar to the average trade show. Universities and colleges set up table top displays and sold their programs to prospective...
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Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Find the type of gathering that works for you.


The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New York — I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people whom I’ll probably keep in touch with. But when I walked out the door an hour later, I was thrilled with my revelation: I’m never doing that again.

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5 Ways to Keep Connections Alive

5 Ways to Keep Connections Alive | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Who knows why we fall out of touch with colleagues. There could be a million reasons ranging from changes in the industry and your career to a shake-up in someone’s personal life. Sometimes proximity plays a role, or perhaps a big project dominates.

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Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant

Why You Need to Adopt a Sharing Economy to Keep your Conference Relevant | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s smart. It’s social.It’s green. It’s a movement towards a sharing economy. And the direction your next-gen attendee is headed.
Collaborative consumption is about shared access to products and services.

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Networking: A Trade Show Staple

Networking: A Trade Show Staple | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When people think about trade shows, a few things come to mind – booths, hoards of people and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and attendees in the eternal pursuit of lead generation. 

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Tips for a successful conference. Check out this list!

Tips for a successful conference. Check out this list! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A recipe for a successful conference. Conferences are what you make of them. These events can be engaging or boring, depending on your focus and networking skills. Check these tips for a successful conference.

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New Survey Reveals Some Networking No-No’s

New Survey Reveals Some Networking No-No’s | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you have trouble asking for a favor or keeping in touch with your network? These are just two common networking mistakes identified in a new survey.

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8 Secrets From Power Networking Pros

8 Secrets From Power Networking Pros | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
To ace networking, you need to do more than just collect cards. Take it from these hard-core networkers, who share their top tips.
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8 Ways Introverts Can Succeed at Networking | Switch and Shift

8 Ways Introverts Can Succeed at Networking | Switch and Shift | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are you a natural networker? Does making new connections come easily to you? Or have you taught yourself the behaviors you need to succeed and connect? How do
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Networking Isn't for the Faint of Heart

Networking Isn't for the Faint of Heart | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking is hard, people! Especially for those who aren't traveling with coworkers or customers, and who don't have acquaintances they can meet up with—those who, by choice or circumstance, find themselves having to actually try to find some way to make connections with total strangers.

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Why your event feels like an 8th-grade dance

Why your event feels like an 8th-grade dance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We can now look back and laugh at the awkwardness of the eighth-grade dance with its clusters of kids standing around trying not to look too eager or uncool. Instead of taking a risk and walking across the room, many of us watched and waited, hoping someone would approach us.

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How To Win At Professional Networking Every Time

How To Win At Professional Networking Every Time | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking.Everyone does it — but how do you really win at it?Woody Allen was credited with saying that ”showing up is 80 percent of life,” it’s that final 20 percent that really makes the difference.

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Networking Mistakes for Association Pros to Avoid

Networking Mistakes for Association Pros to Avoid | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you ask an association leader to list his or her strengths, “networking” would probably be near the top, and for good reason! Association leaders work with a lot of people and have to delegate tasks, wrangle volunteers, and head up programs.

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Emilie Turbiez's curator insight, June 2, 2014 8:24 AM

Good advices to follow...

 

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5 Quick Tips To Get People to Talk to You

5 Quick Tips To Get People to Talk to You | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you find event networking difficult? The first step is initiating a conversation, which can be a tricky task. In order to get people to talk to you, try implementing the following tips to get the conversations flowing.


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6 Networking Tips for IMEX Success

6 Networking Tips for IMEX Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You pause at the door but then decide on another trip to the restroom. You’ve been at the entrance to the ballroom twice before but, each time, found compelling reasons not to go in. First time, when you looked into the room, there was nobody there. Second time the room was too packed. Now you’ve just got to touch up your make up. As you leave the Restroom you see a familiar face. Happy days! You enter the room together and stand there for an hour sipping drinks and smiling hopefully at anyone who makes eye contact. You then convince each other it’s a crap party and leave.

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What Attendees Really Want From Trade Shows

What Attendees Really Want From Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At its core, the trade show is about establishing a meaningful connection between the organization's product or service and the attendee. Of this dichotomy, one side is fairly set in stone. The product is the product – while there is some wiggle room for its presentation or the opportunity to make slight adjustments to the top selling points, its true nature can't be changed on a dime.

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3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows

3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Trade shows may be one of the only occasions in which a company is able to get quality face time with potential customers and brand champions.
The post 3 Ways to Improve Face-to-Face Interactions at Trade Shows appeared first on Bartizan's Blog .

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Improve your soft skills for better networking

Improve your soft skills for better networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Assess your own networking soft skills and find out how to improve them (What are your soft skills and how can they help you network?

Via VirtualJobShadow.com
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Helping Conference First Timers And Solo Attendees Move Beyond Hello

Helping Conference First Timers And Solo Attendees Move Beyond Hello | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Imagine that you’re a first-time attendee at a conference that draws thousands.
To make matters even more challenging, you’re flying solo. No safety net of colleagues to meet-up with every now and then.
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