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What Planners Want and Need from Speakers Today

What Planners Want and Need from Speakers Today | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Putting the right people on stage and making sure the experience is optimized for your audience is a lot more difficult than swiping right on an agency’s page of headshots. Smart Meetings asked veteran event professional (and Smart Women in Meetings Award winner) Sharon Bonner her tips for finding, negotiating, marketing and teaming up with thought leaders to deliver messaging to attendees. As CEO and founder of Bright Ideas Events in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Bonner has hired hundreds of speakers over the years, and says it starts with strategy.

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2020 Outlook for Meeting and Events

2020 Outlook for Meeting and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In its 2020 Future Trends Report for Meetings & Events released during this week’s IMEX America show in Las Vegas, CWT Meetings & Events revealed the destinations that are landing the most meeting and event bookings for the next two to three years, as well as regions that are seeing fewer bookings due to issues larger than their hospitality and tourism industries. The report also provides insight on technology trends affecting attendees’ meeting experiences.

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EIC Launches New Sustainability Resource at IMEX America

EIC Launches New Sustainability Resource at IMEX America | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At a press conference held September 10 at the IMEX America show in Las Vegas, the Events Industry Council announced the creation of a new EIC Centre for Sustainable Events in partnership with, among other entities, IMEX Group, the United Nations, Freeman, and MGM Resorts International.

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Delta identifies sign language-speaking staff

Delta identifies sign language-speaking staff | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Call this a good sign: hearing-impaired travellers can now identify Delta Air Lines employees who can communicate in sign language with a quick glance at their nametag.

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A Year of Inspiration in one Free Report

A Year of Inspiration in one Free Report | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We are very excited to once again release research that will inspire event professionals for the next year.

 

Just for you: 50+ actionable tips from a 350-event research report on sustainability, collaboration, transformation, and inclusion.

What if you could change your event forever?

 

This is the burning question that fuelled this report. We will showcase how some event professionals innovate by thinking differently.

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IMEX Breaks Attendance Records in Ninth Year

IMEX Breaks Attendance Records in Ninth Year | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Some 14,000 event professionals walked into Sands Expo this week to talk about advances in hotels, destinations and event services, and then an imaginative career development program broke out.

 

The theme for the ninth annual IMEX America, which ran Sept. 9–12 in Las Vegas, was the Power of Imagination. IMEX paired the hosted buyer appointments with Smart Monday powered by MPI sessions (900 people strong) and She Means Business content to add value for planners who came from all over the world to share best practices.

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IMEX America 2019: The Magical Moment

IMEX America 2019: The Magical Moment | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Nothing at IMEX America quite matches the excitement and energy of participants when the trade show floor opens at Sands Expo Convention Center on Tuesday morning.

 

“When the doors open, the crowds rush in—and keep in mind that the booth staff are already inside,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group. “People don’t just stroll in; they want to get inside, to get new ideas, make new contacts and learn about new venues, sources and suppliers. They are keen and ready to do business, and the electric show floor atmosphere reflects the excitement that comes with people doing business and meeting both old and new friends.

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What You Missed at IMEX America 2019

What You Missed at IMEX America 2019 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

IMEX America, the Super Bowl of the meetings industry, always generates excitement as professionals from around the globe gather to do business, learn and socialize. This year’s event delivered on its promise, with a Discovery Zone full of innovative ideas and a record number of participants and booths.

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Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care

Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mobile devices are making us feel lonelier–at least according to one-third (33%) of Americans who reported feeling that way in a recent survey of 2,020 U.S. adults (conducted by the Harris Poll* on behalf of Eventbrite). Even major tech companies are aware of the negative side effects of constant screen time and are building features to help recalibrate user behavior. But beyond yearning for social connection, most of us also count on our phones for productivity, entertainment, or just a surefire way to zone out – and it’s starting to take a toll.

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B2C vs B2B: Marketing Ideas for Events

B2C vs B2B: Marketing Ideas for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The key to a great marketing strategy is understanding the needs of your target audience. When it comes to B2C vs B2B marketing, businesses are aiming to capture the attention of two very different audiences: consumers vs other businesses, and therefore need to adopt different approaches to succeed. In this post, we’ll discuss the main differences and similarities between B2C and B2B marketing, as well as our top tips for successfully engaging with your customers at events.

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Meeting and Event Legacy

Meeting and Event Legacy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Corporate and association meetings often leave a positive impact across a destination that goes beyond simple financial benefit. But while most organizations do understand the impact of their events’ social-responsibility initiatives, there is another legacy component that’s often overlooked: event content.

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The 30 Best Event Survey Questions to Steal Now

The 30 Best Event Survey Questions to Steal Now | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

54% of event planners cited surveys as a tool they use to gauge attendee satisfaction and overall event success, but how do you know what questions to ask and when? Achieving a good response rate and obtaining useful survey data is a matter of asking the right questions at the right times. The first struggle with event survey questions is knowing what to ask to get the most actionable insights. The second is getting attendees to engage with the surveys so you have a good enough response rate to accurately reflect the thoughts and feelings of your audience.

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Advice From Emergency Management Experts

Advice From Emergency Management Experts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hope for the best but plan for the worst. We hope that everything goes to plan at all your events but sometimes it doesn’t. A glitchy AV system or a sick keynote speaker may seem like disasters on event day, but are you ready if a real emergency hits? At the end of the day, the safety of attendees (and planners) is of utmost importance at any event, so while you have those emergency chargers for your laptop and emergency power bars for when you can’t find time for lunch, do you have an emergency plan to protect the most important thing—your guests? 

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How Is the Incentive Industry Changing? Contribute Your View

How Is the Incentive Industry Changing? Contribute Your View | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The second annual Incentive Travel Industry Index survey is underway, and the three organizations partnering on this effort to better understand trends in the incentive travel market want your help.

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Finding Your Meetings Mojo

Finding Your Meetings Mojo | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We’re all in the meetings business. We understand how effectively meetings can increase collaboration and communication among teams and help organizations reach their business goals. But, in our efforts to plan a successful meeting, sometimes we lose sight of the “why.” Why are your attendees being asked to gather in the first place? What do they hope to get out of the event? When they return home, will they reflect positively on their time away? Can we get them to put their phones away?

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Simple Practices to Encourage Wellness at Your Next Meeting

Simple Practices to Encourage Wellness at Your Next Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to Incentive Research Foundation’s 2019 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study, 64 percent of planners consider meetings and events as only “somewhat healthy,” while less than 10 percent say meetings are “very healthy.” Most respondents report that while they and their companies agree on the importance of wellness in the industry, they disagree when it comes to implementation. And although planners were vocal about budgets being an issue, 39 percent agreed that increasing the budget will only make meetings somewhat healthier. Here are some of the most effective wellness practices for meetings, according to respondents.

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4 Steps for Overcoming a Personality Clash at Work

4 Steps for Overcoming a Personality Clash at Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Throughout your career you’ll build professional relationships with a LOT of different personality types, and some of those personalities will be very different from yours. And that’s ok! Different perspectives allow for more creative problem-solving, thoughtfulness, and innovation...but, that doesn’t mean you won’t clash with someone from time to time.

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Vegan inclusion tips for meetings and events

Vegan inclusion tips for meetings and events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re planning a modern meeting or event, there’s an increasing likelihood that some of your attendees are going to be vegan. While this may seem like a nuisance at first, it is not that difficult to accommodate them. By doing so, you’re sure to earn their appreciation and good graces. Follow these simple tips and guidelines and we promise the process will be easy.

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Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work

Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We’ve all heard how we must practice being more human to avoid turning into robots. But how about practicing humanity to make sure we don’t become monsters? Whether it’s the emotional cues spinning by in a meeting headed for disarray, curiosity that could turn a business-as-usual day into an internal spark reminding you why you got into this darn job in the first place, or the art of making space for conflict resolution that’s going to save us all, here are ten ways to salvage our better selves and keep us from mutating into workplace monsters.

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Talking with the C-Suite: Advice for Meeting Pros on Making Their Case

Talking with the C-Suite: Advice for Meeting Pros on Making Their Case | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Frequently, meeting professionals have challenges linking with leadership to get their sponsorship for new programs, such as strategic meetings management. It is important to connect with them to get their buy-in for an initiative’s governance, value drivers, and outcomes.

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21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Event

21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You’ve just wrapped a major event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. What did your attendees think about your event? How about sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year? Surveys tell you exactly what attendees, sponsors, and stakeholders loved about your event and what you can do to make it even better next time. So how do you ensure that they’re worthwhile for the respondents too?

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Working Smarter, Not Harder During Your Organization's Busy Times

Working Smarter, Not Harder During Your Organization's Busy Times | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you in the middle of your organization’s busy season? Conference season, perhaps? If so, you’re not alone. But even if you aren’t, chances are, that time is coming...soon!

So when that happens, how you can you stay productive and get done what you need to get done without wanting to pull your hair out? It’s all about working smarter, not harder. 

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How to Make Your Organization's Emails Stand Out

How to Make Your Organization's Emails Stand Out | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Raise your hand if you get (what seems like) a million emails per day? Yup, we can ALL relate.  And your members are in the same boat. So when they’re receiving email after email after email, how can you make sure yours stand out? 

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12 Stress Relief Tips for Event Leaders

12 Stress Relief Tips for Event Leaders | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leaders go through unique situations that only they have to navigate. It is only logical to conclude that leaders need to be able to relieve stress just as much as the people they lead do. The problem is, many times leaders are working so much without much downtime. So what are some ways that leaders can relieve their stress all while keeping up with the pace of what they do? Well here are 10 stress relief tips that can help.

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Practical Tips to Creating Sustainable Exhibits

Practical Tips to Creating Sustainable Exhibits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Despite all the wonderful elements of our profession, there is one unfortunate aspect to exhibiting that can be hard to ignore: it can often be extremely wasteful. From shrink wrap to marketing collateral to packing material to obsolete booth components, we exhibitors are constantly discarding our excess. Add to that the fossil fuels burned when traveling to conventions or shipping our materials, and exhibition suddenly starts to look like one of the least “green” sectors of the business world.

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