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From Engagement to Connection- 12 Steps to Start Genuine Business Connections

From Engagement to Connection- 12 Steps to Start Genuine Business Connections | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A big mistake made by many……not having an objective prior to a conference or event!  You have objectives for most business-critical processes, why not before you attend a conference or event? Most people attend to learn something new, to see what new products are offered in the industry and possibly to make new business connections.

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How Eventprofs Can Take Advantage Of Binge Attending

How Eventprofs Can Take Advantage Of Binge Attending | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The new way to consume content is to binge. A familiar concept with TV shows and movies but the same behavior is emerging as a trend in events too. We take a look at the binge attending phenomenon and see what’s in it for eventprofs.
I want it all and I want it now. When it comes to consuming content, this appears to be very much the default position these days. Constant FOMO (fear of missing out), combined with an ever-growing all you can eat buffet of desirable content are two of the main drivers of this behavior.

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How Suppliers Can Win Eventprofs Hearts

How Suppliers Can Win Eventprofs Hearts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At Event Manager Blog we’re dedicated to helping event planners succeed.  One of the critical parts in achieving success for eventprofs falls on the suppliers they choose to work with. So for the suppliers out there who are wondering how they can create lucrative opportunities for themselves with the right event planners, we have some insights.

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How Embracing Change Leads to a More Vibrant Event Future

How Embracing Change Leads to a More Vibrant Event Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Change. It’s all around us. And the change machine never idles. Change is that disruptive, double-edged sword that tees up both exciting opportunities to seize and perilous threats to thwart. Within the events and hospitality industry, we’re certainly encountering our fair share of change. For some, that’s causing a few more sleepless nights.

Yet as I study today’s most successful event organizers, I see a brave new breed of trailblazers emerging who are embracing change. These folks are studying the events landscape very carefully and they’re constantly honing their knowledge and skills to capitalize on the next change wave to take their events to the next level.

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Top Tips: Prevent Event Technology From Becoming a Hassle

Top Tips: Prevent Event Technology From Becoming a Hassle | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Despite being one of the hottest trends in the events industry, event technology is also one of the most effective tools to deliver immersive experiences and dazzle the audiences. While its impact on optimising event planning and engaging attendees is evident, event technology shouldn’t be adopted just for the sake of it. Nor should it act as an extra burden on the shoulders of event planners.

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3 Social Media Tools to Boost Your Event Marketing 

3 Social Media Tools to Boost Your Event Marketing  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Savvy event planners know they have to stay on top of social media, but which tools are worth the time and energy to invest in? Which ones are worth the effort and truly the MUST HAVES for any event planner? This video is brought to you by EventMB,  the number one blog for event professionals.

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How to Manage Event Planning Stress

How to Manage Event Planning Stress | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you are an event planner it’s safe to say you’ve been stressed out a time or two. But how do manage event planning stress? Dealing with stress as an event planner is a part of our every day. Event coordinators juggle so many jobs under the main job title of “event planner. One minute you might be dealing with pressures from your clients, maybe because of a budget restriction or a last-minute change. Another moment you might be traveling across the country to your next event. Perhaps it’s the actual day of the event that stresses you out, with the timeline not on schedule or unexpected problems that pop up. Regardless of the reasons you are stressed learning how to manage event planning stress is crucial to your success in the industry!

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Event Professionals Basics: Event Attendees’ Needs First!

Event Professionals Basics: Event Attendees’ Needs First! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leveraging the power of technology  to build strong relationships with your event attendees is more than just making a good first impression. It is delivering a great experience. And as today’s focus is on providing attendees with such as experience, driver to increased attendee retention, event professionals ought to continuously show they put their attendees’ needs and expectations at the forefront from the moment they display the first signs of interest, until they leave the venue.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Event ROI But Never Dared Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Event ROI But Never Dared Ask | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ahhhh, the elusive event return on investment (ROI). When referring to it, some cringe, others shrug, others change the subject. It seems like everyone wants to speak in nebulous terms and no one wants to give exact ways to measure it. That might be because when it comes to return on investment and events, there’s more than one way to figure it all out.

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An Event Producer's Guide to Putting Out Fires (Literally) | ELI Blog

An Event Producer's Guide to Putting Out Fires (Literally) | ELI Blog | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last October, I was working at an event where the main entertainment went up in flames minutes before it was scheduled to venture out into the crowd. I’m talking full-on, “turn the sprinkler system off quick before the exhibitor booths, activity stations and high-end sponsors get soaked” flames.

The entertainment was a 9-foot robot and the event was an international conference.

After we extinguished the flames and lugged the large piece of metal outside through the dock doors (and pulled out all the industrial-sized fans we could find), I apologized to our client and assured her she would not be charged, thanked the venue profusely for not kicking me out, canceled our payment to the vendor and prepared for the onslaught of incoming conference attendees who would be none the wiser, all with an external smile.

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How To Drive Traffic To Booths With A Low Budget

How To Drive Traffic To Booths With A Low Budget | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The problem with having a low budget at a trade show means that regardless of the swag you provide (that you can’t really afford), it will probably be overshadowed and won’t stand out among the rest of the booths, unless you come up with some original ideas. The key to driving  booth traffic on a low-budget then amounts to user experience and memorability, by tying gifts or ideas to your brand message, and always ensuring that you are providing quality will help you to stand out!

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What Am I Most Grateful For?

What Am I Most Grateful For? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As I started thinking about people I need to talk with for an upcoming story, I ran into the weirdest problem—there are just too many options! The meetings, events, and hospitality industry is ridiculously rich with thoughtful, interesting, independent thinkers and researchers. It’s an almost embarrassing wealth of brilliance I have to tap into.

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10 Ways to Negotiate a Better Deal With Venues

10 Ways to Negotiate a Better Deal With Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Venue costs represent a sizeable chunk of your event budget… if only there was a way to cut them down without making sacrifices. There is! These 10 top tips will help you negotiate a better deal with venues. Learn how to get discounts and value-adds that will make your chosen venue both more affordable and better value for money. Negotiating like a pro could save you thousands of pounds so never book a venue again without deploying these canny tactics.

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18 Ways To Make PR Work For Your Event

18 Ways To Make PR Work For Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s no such thing as bad PR, right? That’s highly debatable in the age of social media. What would’ve once been a localized brand disaster, can now fester and grow into something that hits the Interwebs within minutes, and can damage a brand to the point of plummeting stock prices within an hour. While that’s likely not something you need to worry about with your next event, a public relations firm cannot only help you navigate when you find yourself in hot water but it can also help you garner a lot of attention for your event.

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How to Express Gratitude at Work 

How to Express Gratitude at Work  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, so it seems like a good time to talk about gratitude and the attention that it has been getting in a new context: at work. While the benefits of gratitude on personal well-being are well-known, there has been less research on the effects of gratitude in the workplace — until recently.

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Can Eventprofs Win Back Mobile Addicted Attendees?

Can Eventprofs Win Back Mobile Addicted Attendees? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When was the last time you checked your phone or tablet? If recent research from Deloitte is to be believed, it was probably only a few minutes ago and you’re probably due another look anytime now. If you can’t resist the temptation, you’re far from alone and your attendees are in the same boat. Here we look at the numbers and see what can be done to keep attendees engaged in the age of mobile.

 
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How to Get More out of Your Corporate Event Video

How to Get More out of Your Corporate Event Video | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Video is vital for events. From growing your audience to marketing and promoting your event, it’s one of the most engaging and cost-effective tools you can use. In fact, 52% of marketers worldwide name it as the content type with the best ROI. But in today’s content-rich world, creating a boring old event wrap-up simply won’t cut it. If you want to grab people’s attention and get them excited about your event, you need to create content that’s useful and interesting. 

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3 Tips for Cold Emailing Event Sponsors

3 Tips for Cold Emailing Event Sponsors | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sponsors unlock a world of opportunity for your event and its attendees. But approaching sponsors without an introduction can be awkward at best. The challenge is especially daunting when you don’t have a point of contact within the organization. Which is why many sponsorship-seekers turn to the internet’s oldest and most trusted tool: email.

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2018 Food Trends: Shakshuka, Anyone?

2018 Food Trends: Shakshuka, Anyone? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s a tricky business picking top food and beverage trends for the New Year. What’s going to stick? What’s not? The team at hospitality consulting firm AF&Co., along with a panel of more than a dozen experts, annually cooks up a stew of predictions for what will be emerging on menus across the country. For 2017, they saw the rise of grain bowls, draft lattes, and wine in a can. From the just-released 2018 Trends Report, here are four food fads we’re looking forward to:

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How to Boost Staff Collaboration in a Diverse Association

How to Boost Staff Collaboration in a Diverse Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know how it goes: Your to-do list is a mile long, your schedule is slammed, and now you’re waiting on someone else to finish a project you needed yesterday. Sound familiar? No matter what industry you work in, understanding out how to efficiently use your time will always be a top priority! But what about when it comes to working with your various co-workers?

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“We Didn’t Give Ourselves the Trophies” — Millennials

“We Didn’t Give Ourselves the Trophies” — Millennials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If I had to vote for the most unfair cliché to describe the supposed problem other generations have with millennials, I’d say it’s the concept of young people being the “trophy generation.” Although many of today’s twenty- and thirtysomethings did receive trophies and praise more than other generations, here is why I believe the stereotype is unfair. As one millennial client recently pointed out to me, “We didn’t give the trophies to ourselves.”

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Sustainability Awards Recognize Innovation and Improvement

Sustainability Awards Recognize Innovation and Improvement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Global Destination Sustainability Index has released its second annual ranking of 40 meeting and events cities. The index rates cities on convention bureau strategy and initiatives, social sustainability performance, industry supplier support (including hotels and restaurants), and environmental strategy and infrastructure. The GDS Index is a collaborative partnership between the International Congress and Conventions Association, European Cities Marketing, IMEX Group, and MCI Group.

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5 Ways to Network, and Feel Good Doing It!

5 Ways to Network, and Feel Good Doing It! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Networking can be a tricky thing. It's best to yourself for your networking experience. Checkout these tips to help you network and feel good doing it! You’ll find that the connections you make happen may not have an immediate advantage. However if you keep in contact over time, stay engaged to you will find that contacts will have more value as time passes.

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7 Event Technology Trends to Explore in 2018

7 Event Technology Trends to Explore in 2018 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The latest technology trends can improve your event and help you stand out from the crowd. Give your event a competitive edge with these seven technology trends.

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Creating a Video Strategy? Answer These 4 Questions First

Creating a Video Strategy? Answer These 4 Questions First | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

These days, the written word seems to shrink by comparison to what your eyes see (live and in living color) and what your ears hear (even so, PLEASE don’t stop reading this blog; we love and value you). And, why shouldn’t this be the case? As we have fewer moments in the day to consume massive amounts of information, videos are super easy for an audience to ingest, process and act upon.

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Project Management Tactics Event Planners Should Never Use

Project Management Tactics Event Planners Should Never Use | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Traditional project management is a great way to stay organized but there are several tenets of PM work that should never find their way into event planning. Are you currently using any of these organizational tactics? If you are, you may be sacrificing your own efficiency and wasting valuable time.

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