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Just Because You Speak Does Not Mean Your Audience Learns: Eight Presenter Principles To Master

Just Because You Speak Does Not Mean Your Audience Learns: Eight Presenter Principles To Master | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Most speakers are good at talking. They are not good at facilitating their listeners' learning. Here are eight brain-friendly presenter tips to increase listeners' learning.
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How to Battle Procrastination

How to Battle Procrastination | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We’ve all done it. Waited until the last possible moment to finish a project. Barely getting the project in on time, much less in quality condition. We do it to ourselves all the time. The battle with procrastination is real and can be somewhat emotional. Although working alongside procrastination can be a delicate dance, to win the battle is very simple. Yet, although winning the battle is simple, it is not easy. I may not have the final answer on how to beat procrastination, but I do have some helpful tips that could help you.

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Improve Networking at Your Event: 6 New Methods

Improve Networking at Your Event: 6 New Methods | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think about how difficult it once was for two people attending a conference to arrange a meeting. 

First, you had to figure out who was going to be there by browsing a printed directory. Then, you would look up the email address (or phone number!) of the person you wanted to meet and contact them to see if they were interested. If they were, you would check your schedule, hoping for an overlap, and agree on a time.

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An AV Crash Course for Planners

An AV Crash Course for Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Audiovisual services are technically challenging and sometimes a bit mysterious, so it’s nice to lean on your partners for support. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Understanding the basics of event sound, video, and lighting technology will help you know what’s available and how those options align with your goals when you meet with AV providers.

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Hot Tips for Planning a Private Event

Hot Tips for Planning a Private Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Planners have a thousand details to consider when organizing a private event. So how can they keep the vision aligned?

A webinar by Skyline Exhibits aimed to answer that, hosted by Sofia Troutman, senior digital marketing and product innovation manager, and Jon Althoff, senior director of global marketing. The industry experts described how to keep the process focused, as well as some underestimated details that will help ensure your event’s success.

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Cost Savings of Going Green 

Cost Savings of Going Green  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s budget season again, when everyone is looking to the coming year and hoping for a crystal ball to tell them what the future holds.  While we can’t answer that, what we can say for sure is going green with your events can save money. When you consider the typical conference attendee produces more than 4 pounds (1.89 kg) of waste per day, more than 2.5 pounds (1.16 kg) of which are landfilled, there has to be a better way!  Our “Environmental Footprint of an Event” infographic has more examples like this to learn more about impacts at events.

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7 Tips for Finding Conference Speakers

7 Tips for Finding Conference Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Finding speakers is vital for any conferences, as well as conferences,  are essential for interacting with people within your profession. With the increasing number of congresses, you would think it is easy to find a great speaker. There are thousands of speakers, but most of them do not have what it takes to appeal to the audience. The success of an event relies on engaging the audience through effective keynote speeches. The last thing you want is someone who will stand on the podium and talk throughout the session.

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Tips from an Executive Chef for Nailing a Customized Menu

Tips from an Executive Chef for Nailing a Customized Menu | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The most important trend I’ve seen in food and beverage in 2019 is customization. By curating the perfect menu tailored to guest preferences, event professionals can ensure a higher quality experience for everyone involved. Delivering personalized meals allows planners to stand out—and it can be fun. Here are some my top recommendations on how to utilize current food trends to create a memorable and lasting event.

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Gen Z Wants Face-to-Face Opportunities

Gen Z Wants Face-to-Face Opportunities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A recent survey of the newest members of the workforce found that while they expect the organizations they work for to be technologically proficient, it does not mean that they want all communication to happen through electronic means.

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How to Cultivate an Inclusive Event Brand

How to Cultivate an Inclusive Event Brand | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You thought your check-in process was smooth as butter — until one of your friends told you that she and her friends feel intimidated coming through your doors. As a result, they frequent your venue less often. 

Today, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind concerns for all kinds of event creators. Whether you’re in charge of a giant recurring festival or a tiny one-time pop-up, you want as many people as possible to enjoy it. And you certainly don’t want anyone to feel excluded. 

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2020 Event Trends - How Will the Industry Evolve?

2020 Event Trends - How Will the Industry Evolve? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Just like that, we blinked and it’s time to talk about the 2020 event trends. You might be asking yourself, what will be shaking up the industry this year?  How will the industry evolve? We have some predictions! This year we stepped it up and surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest trends for 2020. We could list out hundreds of trends but at that point is it even a trend? We don’t think so. Instead, we’re bringing you a curated list of the top event trends for 2020. Buckle up it’s going to be an exciting ride! 

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How Crowdfunding Can Work for Conferences and Events

How Crowdfunding Can Work for Conferences and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re wondering how to fund a fantastic new conference or expand an existing one, a crowdfunding campaign could be your non-traditional route to event growth.

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Simple Tips to Eliminate Flight Anxiety

Simple Tips to Eliminate Flight Anxiety | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Headlines about airplanes failures, inconveniences on the way to the gate and the idea of being stuck on a plane full of unpredictable strangers can put the planner brain on high alert, but it doesn’t have to be a white-knuckle experience. With busy holiday and conference travel season in full swing, here are some easy tips to manage in-flight anxiety.

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How Planners and CVBs Can Solve Social Problems Together

How Planners and CVBs Can Solve Social Problems Together | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planning veteran Brad Weaber, founder of the eponymous Brad Weaber Consulting Group, has some news for meeting professionals who may have written off destination organizations as not relevant. “It used to be all about heads in beds; now CVBs are involved in subjects ranging from advocacy and safety to climate change; the role of a destination organization has changed dramatically,” he said.

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Tips for Communicating with Your Event Safety and Security Team 

Tips for Communicating with Your Event Safety and Security Team  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Accessing and sharing information among various event, venue, agencies and organizations is challenging, but necessary for developing effective situational and operational awareness, and your information must be “consumable” and “actionable” to be useful. Here are some helpful steps to establishing communication with your safety and security team and how to empower them to situational assessment.

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How Your Meeting Can Make a Fabulous First Impression

How Your Meeting Can Make a Fabulous First Impression | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While most associations know that marketing an event is as important to success as planning the event, many strategies for enticing the greatest number of people to attend are simply not used, said Jeff Fugate and Gary Schirmacher, both senior vice presidents for Experient, during a session at September's IMEX America show in Las Vegas (pictured below).

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Collaboration that Produces Innovation: A Guide

Collaboration that Produces Innovation: A Guide | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

High energy but rational: That's the way Tim Sanders delivers his presentations, and it's also how he recommends that planners build out meetings when a group needs to move innovative ideas towards real-world execution.

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5 Different Kinds of Online Education Initiatives for Members

5 Different Kinds of Online Education Initiatives for Members | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“We’ve been trying to get an online educational initiative off the ground for (2, 5, 10+) years...we just don’t know where to start.”

Sound familiar? More and more, having some kind of formal education in place for members isn’t an option, but a must-have. Education is a major join reason, it’s something that your organization can uniquely offer, and (if you want to get real savvy) it’s a huge opportunity to generate some non-dues revenue. And with the all learning management tools out there, you can easily make that program available to all members, all the time.

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Master the Emergency Action Plan For Your Event

Master the Emergency Action Plan For Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even the best planned events can fall prey to emergencies. And whether this emergency is an active shooter, a natural disaster or a medical issue, those responsible for the event are responsible for the well being of all attendees and speakers.

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15 corporate event engagement ideas 

15 corporate event engagement ideas  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When it comes to entertainment ideas for corporate events, things have pretty much been done a billion times over. There’s the photo booth, cooking classes, live bands, not to mention the escape room. Aimed at creating bonding opportunities for employees, sharing company culture initiatives and sparking collaborations, corporate events usually have strong mandates in mind, yet one of the biggest challenges is that people are pretty much dragged into going there, and end up either leaving early, leaving drunk and/or missing the point entirely. 

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Jumpstart Your Career to the Power Table

Jumpstart Your Career to the Power Table | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Would you like to be seen as an event professional whose opinion is valued and can have a permanent seat at the table where strategic decisions are made? Howard Givner, founder of Event Leadership Institute, shared the secrets to attaining trusted advisor status in an exclusive interview with Smart Meetings.

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12 Questions to Ask to Get the Wi-Fi You Want

12 Questions to Ask to Get the Wi-Fi You Want | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Wi-Fi is an intangible meeting requirement that can be the Fairy Godmother of your event—enabling attendees to use your app, participate in polling, and download educational materials. It can also be an evil spirit, causing complaints from guests who can’t check their email and disruption for presentations requiring an internet connection or access to audience devices.

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6 Cool Ways To Use AR And VR At Your Next Expo

6 Cool Ways To Use AR And VR At Your Next Expo | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Virtual and augmented reality continues to make big waves in marketing, thanks to its positive effect on consumer engagement.

Expos and trade fairs offer brands the perfect opportunity to get their name out there and pull in new customers. The catch? There are often hundreds of exhibitors competing for attention, meaning standing out is imperative.

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2 Tactics for Building Better Planner-Supplier Relationships

2 Tactics for Building Better Planner-Supplier Relationships | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Most of the people I work with across the meetings and events industry know that I’m a huge fan of investing the time to develop deeper relationships. For instance, I always encourage suppliers to evolve from a transactional relationship with clients into the role of trusted advisor whenever possible. And while it’s unrealistic to become a trusted advisor for every client, I urge people to put in the extra effort in any instance where it seems the relationship can be elevated and maintained over time, and they’ll certainly reap benefits from that.

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Behaviorial Science Powering Business Events

Behaviorial Science Powering Business Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It was April 2005 when the thought first struck me. I was in Hall 8 of Messe Frankfurt, walking down one of the aisles of IMEX—the international trade show I was working for at the time. It was 3 p.m. and the noise was incredible; everywhere I looked people were interacting: discussing, debating, gesticulating, negotiating, smiling, sharing, influencing and convincing and it was then, as I surveyed this sea of human connectivity, that I realized what powered the most successful global business events.

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4 Ways to Use Email to Hype Your Next Event

4 Ways to Use Email to Hype Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Marketing an event is all about delivering the right message to the right person at the right time, and if there’s a medium that has withstood the test of time—it’s definitely email. While it’s among the oldest channels out there, almost half of marketing specialists consider it is still the most powerful channel to hype up your event.

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