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How Do You Know If Your Corporate Incentive Travel Program Is Working?

How Do You Know If Your Corporate Incentive Travel Program Is Working? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
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How to Run Inclusive Events - An Organiser's Top Tips

How to Run Inclusive Events - An Organiser's Top Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an events organiser, my mission is to create platforms for voices and ideas which are misrepresented and excluded by mainstream narratives. The events we produce at Thorny are provocative, colourful and sometimes a bit silly, and bring together artists from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines in unlikely spaces around the city.

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How to Create a Brand Presence Off of the Trade Show Floor 

How to Create a Brand Presence Off of the Trade Show Floor  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Successful brands must differentiate themselves to stand out to their target audience and from their competitors. For many, trade show marketing is a major component of the integrated marketing mix because it offers unique brand engagement opportunities. Atypical B2B marketer’s single largest budget item is trade show and event marketing – averaging 20 percent of the total marketing budget, according to Advertising Age, How to Triple Your TradeShow Marketing Results.

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Contract trends: What’s old may be new again

Contract trends: What’s old may be new again | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

MPI’s Meetings Outlook 2018 Summer Edition planner responses indicated that while “66 percent predict favorable business conditions, only 3.1 percent say negotiations are becoming simpler.” In contrast, 54.9 percent of respondents claim contract negotiations are becoming more complex. Today’s hotel meeting contracts are getting longer and longer and that would certainly indicate more specificity, if not more complexity. Whether contract trends are new or old, it is the meeting professional’s responsibility to read every single word of the contract carefully and seek advice from their legal counsel as warranted.

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How to Be More Productive on Event Days

How to Be More Productive on Event Days | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s good reason why the position of event planner is consistently named to the top ten most stressful jobs each year. There are so many moving parts, demands, and unexpected complications that can arise. And through it all you not only have to find viable solutions, you need to ensure you keep your composure and remain gracious to attendees, sponsors, and vendors.

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How to Get Your Best Meetings Job Yet

How to Get Your Best Meetings Job Yet | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Before you can perform meeting magic, you first have to find your next gig. That requires a killer resume. When you have a lot to brag about, it can be easy to overlook important skills that you bring to an organization and emphasize irrelevant information. Let’s take your CV one section at a time to make sure your event cred is obvious even at a glance.

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Trade Show Social Media Checklist

Trade Show Social Media Checklist | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Effective social media marketing means taking the proper steps before, during, and after the show. To ensure you cross everything off your social to-do list, refer to the following checklist:

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Meeting Trends that Have Shaped the Last Decade

Meeting Trends that Have Shaped the Last Decade | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Having helped to plan and oversee thousands of meetings during my career, it has been interesting to see how the meeting and convention industry has changed and continues to evolve to this day. From today’s high-tech capabilities and mindfulness practices to more experiential and cultural influences, we are working in a really exciting time where we have more access than ever to technology, unique activities, and authentic experiences that can provide an unforgettable event for attendees.

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13 Things That Thrill Event Planners (and No One Else)

13 Things That Thrill Event Planners (and No One Else) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planners know that work and life are all about the little details. Small luxuries like a coffee bar with the type of milk you take or a swag bag that you won’t immediately throw away are what make an event great. Here are thirteen things in life that thrill event planners — to the bewilderment of most of your friends.

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Program update: Fresh Start Mobile Showers in Las Vegas

Program update: Fresh Start Mobile Showers in Las Vegas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A year has passed since we unveiled the Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers program with our partner, Las Vegas Sands, and to celebrate, we want to take a look at its impact. The story behind this inner-city mobile shower truck began when Las Vegas Sands’ humanitarian arm, Sands Cares, approached Clean the World with a proposal: they wanted to focus their outreach on the homeless community in Las Vegas, which has one of the highest concentrations of homelessness in the United States. 

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The Thoroughly Modern Event Budgeting Checklist

The Thoroughly Modern Event Budgeting Checklist | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Building your event budget can be a daunting task. With details changing daily and even more unknown elements, it can be hard to know where to begin. But begin you must. Your event budget becomes your guide throughout the event planning process to help you make key decisions. Creating a detailed and realistic budget template goes hand-in-hand with a successful event. All good event professionals know the first step to making sure nothing gets left out is to start with a checklist.

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Are Networking Events Worth It for Your Business?

Are Networking Events Worth It for Your Business? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking events are always a useful way to get people to come together and form professional and personal bonds. As with any other event, though, there is a way you should approach the function. Otherwise, it’s just a social event with no direction. That means it ends up being a money waster with no long-term benefits for your company or the attendees. We’ll explain all there is to know about these come-togethers and how to follow up after a networking event for best measurable results.

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Mindful Planning: Minimizing cognitive fatigue in event design

Mindful Planning: Minimizing cognitive fatigue in event design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sleeplessness. Overeating. The pace of change. The stress of everyday life. Information overload. It all contributes to fatigue. Fatigue is the collateral damage of our time. Whether chronic or non-chronic, most of us have experienced it. So how do we design events that optimize energy and minimize physical and cognitive fatigue?

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8 Tips to Let Distractions Fuel Your Productivity

8 Tips to Let Distractions Fuel Your Productivity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Distractions—a constant in the workplace, a thorn in a boss’ side, the enemy of the common employee. While a few workers may be able to power through for eight hours, with only a short lunch break and a phone in their bag all day, distractions are inevitable.

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How to Negotiate Hotel Blocks

How to Negotiate Hotel Blocks | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Arranging a hotel block and finalizing the contract is one of the most important parts of planning an event. It can also be one of the most overwhelming and confusing processes. There’s hotel jargon, legal terms, and the idea of facing off against someone over the negotiating table. We’re here to walk you through the basics of negotiating hotel blocks.

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Take a Page Out of Jeff Bezos’ Meetings Book

Take a Page Out of Jeff Bezos’ Meetings Book | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Jeff Bezos of Amazon banned the PowerPoint. It’s a bold move, especially when it is the standard. But going through photos, graphs and data can be, well…boring. Meetings are difficult enough, let alone meetings that revolve around clicking slide after slide. Consider pulling a Bezos, or at the least, incorporating something unique to keep morale and spirits high.

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6 Things Only an Event Pro Will Notice

6 Things Only an Event Pro Will Notice | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attention to detail is one of the more important qualities of a great event manager. After all, perfectionism is a natural side effect of making a living providing people with flawless live experiences. Once your perfectionism starts creeping into your social life, though, you know you’ve really been in the biz for a while. Especially when you’re at a friend’s wedding and you find yourself paying more attention to the coordinator’s choices than the reception. (Oops.)

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Upgrading Association Membership With a Clean Database

Upgrading Association Membership With a Clean Database | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Members are the lifeblood of any association. Trying to retain new members is one thing, but how can associations ensure that their existing members are engaged? Now that’s a conundrum for almost all association leaders. While an organisation might be seemingly thriving within the highly competitive market, a closer look at its membership status may reveal significant gaps in the membership databases, and subsequently, in the overall engagement approach.

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Your Conference Speaker Outreach Checklist

Conference-goers are willing to travel far distances for the right speaker lineup. But finding and securing conference speakers isn’t always easy. In fact, a majority of conference creators (89%) say it’s their greatest challenge this year.

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How to Build the Perfect Event Registration Landing Page in 2018

How to Build the Perfect Event Registration Landing Page in 2018 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Master the principles of landing page copywriting and design to build the perfect event registration landing page that will help you register more attendees. Learn how to build an event registration page, capable of converting visitors to event registrants efficiently in 2018.  

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The Complete Guide to Break Into the Event Planning Business -Eventbrite

The Complete Guide to Break Into the Event Planning Business -Eventbrite | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You love meeting new people, are calm under pressure, and are a whiz at prioritizing tasks. But is the event planning business right for you? Whether you’re a student looking for advice on how to break into the event planning business or an experienced professional wanting to change tracks, this roadmap can help guide your way. Discover the skills, tools, and tactics you need to know before becoming an event planner.

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How to Transform Your Attendees into Networking Butterflies

How to Transform Your Attendees into Networking Butterflies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Thanks to social media—and a whole host of event marketing platforms—it’s never been easier to set up a networking event. The challenge is ensuring that the event is a genuine success for those in attendance. Before starting, it’s worth asking the following questions: Will the event make it easy to facilitate introductions? Will there be enough engaging activities? Will there be a good balance between party and genuine networking opportunities?

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Public Relations for Maximum Event Reach

Public Relations for Maximum Event Reach | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The business world has radically changed in the last decade with the introduction of social media and ‘upgrade’ of data configuration and analysis. Core segments of any successful business, from marketing to business development and procurement, develop their strategies around this change, making PR pros the true ambassadors of the shift as they find themselves in the intersection of marketing, sales and customer service.

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How to Win at Negotiating AV Prices for Events

How to Win at Negotiating AV Prices for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Have AV quotes bamboozled you before? You’re not alone there. And if you don’t understand the quote, it can be tricky to know how to negotiate on the price, or if you hold any power to negotiate whatsoever! The good news is, you do have that power. And all you need to put it into action is a little knowledge, which we’re about to arm you with.

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4 Effective Examples of Twitter Event Promotion

4 Effective Examples of Twitter Event Promotion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Using social media to promote your next live event? Of course you are. In this blog post we highlight the use of Twitter as an incredibly useful platform for event promotion, featuring four examples of how other industry leaders have leveraged Twitter as part of their event strategy. 

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11 Life Lessons Event Managers Learn the Hard Way

11 Life Lessons Event Managers Learn the Hard Way | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

People in the events industry are witnesses to a wide range of human behavior. From sponsors with unreasonable demands to attendees who are more high-maintenance than your star performers, every day is a new experience. After all, working in events is a like a crash course in keeping calm and carrying on!

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