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The Rule You Need To Make Every One Of Your Speakers Follow

The Rule You Need To Make Every One Of Your Speakers Follow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From scheduling pre-conference prep calls to reviewing and editing PowerPoint slides, meeting planners invest plenty of time and energy into making sure each speaker on the program has the right tools for a successful presentation. However, there is one essential component that can  make the difference between just another presentation and a memorable experience with actionable takeaways

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Top 10 Reasons Your Panel Discussion Might Fail

Top 10 Reasons Your Panel Discussion Might Fail | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As meeting planners look to increase engagement and deliver more compelling educational sessions, one of the first solutions is adding more panel discussions to the conference program. More voices and fewer PowerPoint slides equals a better experience, right? Not necessarily.

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5 Signs You Made a Bad Speaker Choice

5 Signs You Made a Bad Speaker Choice | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hiring a speaker for your event can be a daunting task. Finding someone who can speak knowledgeably within your niche and also gel with the vibe of your event can, on occasion, feel like attempting to set up a friend on a blind date.

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Never Give A Boring Presentation Again

Never Give A Boring Presentation Again | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The experience of sitting through a truly terrible presentation is nearly universal. The dozens of identically-themed PowerPoint slides stacked with text, the useless handouts, the tense, miserable minutes of silence during the time allotted for Q&A–presentations rarely energize a team or allow the speaker to fully display the depth of their knowledge.


Most people have attended one of these monstrosities and, whether anyone would willingly admit it or not, quite a few of us have likely also given one of these anaemic performances.

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The Art of Organising Successful Q&A Sessions at Conferences

The Art of Organising Successful Q&A Sessions at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Q&A sessions are loathed by many event planners because they are the least predictable part of many conferences. As an organiser, you have no idea if your attendees will have any questions for your speakers.

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4 Criteria to Select an Amazing Event Moderator

4 Criteria to Select an Amazing Event Moderator | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Chemistry is a simple thing. The right mix of elements will get you a chain-reaction, leading to whatever you want: heat, cold, light, electricity, oxygen… even explosion or fireworks.

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Sleeping Audience? Revamp Your Presentation Style

Sleeping Audience? Revamp Your Presentation Style | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Have you ever been really excited about a presentation? Only when you actually attended the session, the speaker had a lack luster presentation with an impersonal delivery style that didn't make you want to listen.
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Event Planners - should you book a professional speaker?

Event Planners - should you book a professional speaker? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
 Professional speakers? They're expensive, aren't they? Sid from Marketing can probably do a few jokes and keep the crowd happy, can't he? Well maybe. But if you were ill, you'd go to a doctor. If you were really worried, you'd go to a specialist. That big event you're planning could be the most important event of the year. Your reputation (and maybe even your job) hangs on it being a success. The cost of hiring a professional to entertain the audience, or host your event could be less than the
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10 Public Speaking Tips to help you ROCK your Next Speech

10 Public Speaking Tips to help you ROCK your Next Speech | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Not everyone is comfortable with public speaking. Here are 10 public speaking tips that will train your brain and boost your confidence.

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How To Give a Killer Presentation Your Audience Won’t Forget

How To Give a Killer Presentation Your Audience Won’t Forget | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Delivering a presentation that captures and maintains audience’s attention is one of the greatest challenges for most of speakers.

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How to get the most out of a debate

How to get the most out of a debate | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Perhaps the broadcasters think that the public will only accept and understand a format involving politicians if they call it a debate. This was anything but. An interview of each leader followed by an audience Q&A. A true debate is a great format when it is done properly.

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A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s a chance for the speakers to get to know the space, for our curators to give last-minute suggestions on talk content, and for our speaker coaches to give advice to help each speaker feel their absolute best the day of their talk. 

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Best Selling Author Carmine Gallo On How To Up Your Presentation Skills

Best Selling Author Carmine Gallo On How To Up Your Presentation Skills | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Want to really up your game as a public speaker? Polish your presentation skills? Hear the ring of enthusiastic applause? Then listen to this!

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5 Principles to Make Every Minute of Your Conference Count

5 Principles to Make Every Minute of Your Conference Count | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There is nothing so annoying as a conference running late. It irritates the attendees, who then will go home on a negative sentiment; no matter how great the programme was. Furthermore it has a negative effect on the succes of the meeting, because running late leaves less time for reflection, harvesting and implementation.

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Why do you need to present in meetings?

Why do you need to present in meetings? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Have you wonder why do you need to present something in a meeting? Be honest, if you do it just to share information with others then you probably do not need to attend the meeting. You can send your presentation to others or just share it in the cloud, why bother to meet?


You know like I do that this is far from the truth. To present in meetings is much more than just to share information with others. This video gives you some ideas of why do you need to offer excellent presentations and how to improve your personal effectiveness in a meeting.

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More Than Showing Up - Speakers can elevate event ROI with engagement, content marketing and collaboration

More Than Showing Up - Speakers can elevate event ROI with engagement, content marketing and collaboration | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The demands of the professional speaker are increasing. On-the-mark content is critical to driving overall event ROI for both attendees and event sponsors alike. Great content is the prime attendance driver and greatly increases the likelihood that attendees will return year after year. It can make a big difference in the success of a conference or meeting if planners are able to strategize on creating unique content and retain the comfort that they’ll stay within budget for talent and entertainment.

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The Event Within Your Event: Managing a Speaking Slot

The Event Within Your Event: Managing a Speaking Slot | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Next time you get offered the chance to be a session leader of a group speaking slot, stop and think about the amount of time and effort it is going to involve. Are you ready to be the event planner of your speaking slot?

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9 Presentation Tips All #EventProfs Should Give Their Speakers

9 Presentation Tips All #EventProfs Should Give Their Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Speakers are the backbone of any conference. They have the power to make or break your event. More often than not, your line-up is the main reason why your delegates pay big bucks for the ticket and fly hundreds of kilometres to the venue. They want to see their ‘heroes’ live. They want to get awed and inspired.

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Two powerful ways to open a conference

Two powerful ways to open a conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If we’re creating conferences primarily for the benefit of attendees, rather than organizers/sponsors/presenters/etc.—yes, I know, it’s a radical concept—what are good things to do during the opening after the customary welcome and housekeeping?

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How to transform your panel discussion attendees into active participants

How to transform your panel discussion attendees into active participants | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We can’t think of  any other session format than would be more ideal for active audience involvement than a panel discussion.
Unfortunately, the execution of many panels doesn’t always live up to its full potential.

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4 TED Talks to Spark Event Planning Ideas

4 TED Talks to Spark Event Planning Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

TED, Technology, Education and Design, is a nonprofit organization that gathers innovative thinkers together to share new ideas. 

The marketers here at Bizzabo are just as excited about sharing ideas (especially with our event profs!), and have compiled a list of 4 TED Talks catered to the event planner in you!


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Letting Go Of Past Conference Planning Experience To Foster New Ideas

Letting Go Of Past Conference Planning Experience To Foster New Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I have a fairly inquisitive mind. I like to ponder things and ask tough questions. Wondering who, what, why, why not, how and when. I’m always chewing the cud so to speak. Thinking about how to improve things.

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5 Strategies For Creating A Conference Panel People Actually Want To Hear

5 Strategies For Creating A Conference Panel People Actually Want To Hear | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Panels are ubiquitous at conferences. There’s a practical reason for this—panels allow the organizers to bring in three times as many speakers as solo speeches would. With enough big names on the conference program, you can draw in a bigger crowd.

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You Have 8 Seconds to Make Your Event Count!

You Have 8 Seconds to Make Your Event Count! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s a big problem event planners today must solve as we creep into 2015 and begin mapping out our event marketing strategies for the year ahead. If you have not noticed, attendee knowledge has increased year over year, and the rate is accelerating rapidly. 

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7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Simon Sinek delivered TED Talks' third most-watched presentation ever. Here are his top secrets for capturing, captivating and connecting with your audience. 

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