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How to Prioritize Your Never-Ending To-Do List

How to Prioritize Your Never-Ending To-Do List | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you ever get so overwhelmed with work that you start to feel paralyzed? The to-dos keep coming, and you don’t even know where to begin. It’s ALL important, and it all HAS to get done. 

If so, you’re certainly not alone. Even if you’re an extremely organized person, it can be hard to determine what tasks to tackle first. If your to-do list is no longer cutting it, and prioritization is starting to become an issue, try this alternative approach to time and project management.

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How to Create the Ultimate Event Timeline

How to Create the Ultimate Event Timeline | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Keeping on top of everything in the run-up to the big day is essential. But what is an event timeline? Put simply, it’s an overview of what needs to happen before, during and after your event. It’s something every coordinator should have in their back pocket – after all, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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You Come First: Event Planners & Staying Healthy In 2020

You Come First: Event Planners & Staying Healthy In 2020 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Get your green smoothie ready to go, because it’s time to talk about staying healthy in 2020! So, it’s no secret to anyone that event planners have one of the most stressful jobs in the world. And it’s not uncommon for the events industry to be considered one of the most draining. But our health is something we should always prioritize. So much so that we’ve even done an episode in the past tackling the topic of burnout. And is there a better time than the year 2020 to start getting serious about your health goals?

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The Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Should Avoid at Trade Shows

The Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Should Avoid at Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Planning for your next trade show can be hectic. And sometimes, mistakes can be made when you are trying to juggle several tasks all at once. With that in mind, check out our list of the top mistakes exhibitors make and do you best to avoid them.

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Event Sustainability: News You Can Use

Event Sustainability: News You Can Use | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Three months ahead of its flagship Frankfurt, Germany, show for meeting and event planners, IMEX Group is promoting the topics and presenters for day one of the May 11-14 event, known as EduMonday. With the organization’s central talking point for 2020 being “Nature: What we can do for nature and what nature can do for us,” a full session track on EduMonday will be devoted to how corporate planners can improve the sustainability of their internal meetings, customer events, road shows, and more.

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5 Tips for Including Mocktails and Booze-Free Options at Your Event

5 Tips for Including Mocktails and Booze-Free Options at Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Libations have been a part of social gatherings for ages, and have certainly been a big to-do in event planning of all types. However, as we continue to shape this new millennium, it’s time to reconsider how we include a growing number of attendees who don’t consume alcohol. Read on for our thoughts on why mocktails and/or booze-free drinks are important, and how to serve them at your next event. 

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The Ubercool Approach to Planning Events

The Ubercool Approach to Planning Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In a meetings world that is changing faster than the table set-ups from business lunch to gala dinner, event professionals have to be able to spot trends and leverage them quickly to meet the needs of evolving audiences. That is why serial entrepreneur, author and futurist Michael Tschong kicked off the first Smart Meetings Experience of 2020 at Hyatt Regency Renaissance at SFO.

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Road Warrior Tips For Managing Relationships at Home 

Road Warrior Tips For Managing Relationships at Home  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mental health in the workplace is gaining more attention these days as study after study is revealing how stress can negatively impact employee wellness and performance. As road warriors, there are ways that you can mitigate the strain on your relationships that frequent travel can cause. While you may love your job and don’t mind the travel, being away from family and friends can still take a toll in part due to something called ambiguous loss, which is a term that describes the uncertainty about how a relationship with a loved one may change due to separation. Below are strategies for keeping your relationships strong when your job keeps you apart.

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Planners to Boost Efforts in Sustainability, Diversity, Immersion

Planners to Boost Efforts in Sustainability, Diversity, Immersion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Nearly 60 percent of planners surveyed said that they would be taking steps to address environmental issues at their events, according to the 2020 Events Trends Report recently issued by Eventbrite.

The survey included feedback from 6,800 event and experience planners worldwide—one-third of them from North America—to find out their expectations for 2020. Planners expressed more satisfaction with their jobs and indicated they’re focused on sustainability, inclusivity, and upping the original and immersive nature of their events. The biggest challenge they face is finding ways to involve more attendees.

Overall, the findings present insights into taking no “green” initiative for granted, navigating the needs of an evolving, diverse market and deconstructing the hot term “experiential.”

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How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report 

How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As sustainability has taken on a new importance in the global meetings and events sector, planners have struggled to make the right decisions to reduce their events’ impact on the environment.

Evidence shows, however, that planners are beginning to make the hard choices to improve their events despite the increased costs that often come with them.

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How to Prioritize Your Never-Ending To-Do List

How to Prioritize Your Never-Ending To-Do List | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you ever get so overwhelmed with work that you start to feel paralyzed? The to-dos keep coming, and you don’t even know where to begin. It’s ALL important, and it all HAS to get done. 

If so, you’re certainly not alone. Even if you’re an extremely organized person, it can be hard to determine what tasks to tackle first. If your to-do list is no longer cutting it, and prioritization is starting to become an issue, try this alternative approach to time and project management.

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52 Sustainability Questions Every Planner Should Ask Themselves

52 Sustainability Questions Every Planner Should Ask Themselves | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Any step toward more sustainable meetings and events is a step in the right direction, and new resources created by talent buyer and booking agent Stefan Lohmann, based in Hamburg, Germany, provide some good ideas and food for thought.

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The Importance of Site Visits for Meeting and Incentive Planners

The Importance of Site Visits for Meeting and Incentive Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Most planners travel a lot. They are productive people, making it happen from California to Paris and everywhere in between. Traditionally, sourcing venues starts when a meeting or event is presented (or assigned), we seek out the right venue and then book the perfect space. One secret for finding that just right venue is maintaining a practice of continually seeking out other spaces to site while traveling.

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Trends, By Default, Shaping Our Future

Trends, By Default, Shaping Our Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Harris Poll’s John Gerzema, who is the CEO of Harris Insights and Analytics, spoke at last year’s CEIR Predict Conference. His session, Trends Shaping Our Future, was the highest-rated session of the conference. Monitoring trends and being proactive in questioning how emerging trends might impact exhibitions are helpful in developing proactive strategies.

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Our most powerful, high-tech climate solution? Our forests

Our most powerful, high-tech climate solution? Our forests | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The latest IPCC report does not mince words about the state of our planet: we must act now to achieve global change at a scale that has “no documented historical precedent” in order to avoid the climate catastrophe that would result from a 2 degree C rise in average global temperature. Climate change already disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people including poor rural communities that depend on the land for their livelihoods and coastal communities throughout the tropics. Indeed, we have already seen the stark asymmetry of suffering resulting from extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires and more.

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Why 2020 is the year to reset humanity’s relationship with nature

Why 2020 is the year to reset humanity’s relationship with nature | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The pace of change over the past 50 years has been extraordinary. The global economy has expanded four-fold, over a billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, we live significantly longer and childbirth mortality had significantly dropped. However, this 19th and 20th century model of economic growth has come at a significant cost to nature.

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Improve Your Work Space with Feng Shui, Plus Science

Improve Your Work Space with Feng Shui, Plus Science | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You may be vaguely familiar with feng shui (uhm…it’s a Chinese organizing thing, right?). Whether you feel the flow of chi or not, the issues that the practice aims to tackle with energy optimization have scientifically established effects on your performance.

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How to Manage an Industry of Change

How to Manage an Industry of Change | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“We have a lot of uncertainty out there,” Mike Dominguez, chief executive officer and president of Associated Luxury Hotels International, started off by stating in the first Smart Meetings’ Accelerator “2020 Hospitality Marketplace: Everything You Need to Know.”

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5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events

5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

CES just happened. 100,000 attendees ventured to the Las Vegas jungle to find out what’s new in technology. Event planners shouldn’t care about 95% of what is presented at CES. That remaining 5%, though, may have quite a big impact. 

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Six Tips To Generate Traffic To Exhibition Booths

Six Tips To Generate Traffic To Exhibition Booths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In-person events like conferences, conventions, and trade shows remain crucial to associations and organisations who want to attract new members and draw people to understand the value of their products or services. These events require reliable sources of funding, which means organisers must be willing to work side-by-side with sponsors, who can benefit from enhanced exposure and access to a highly targeted audience at conferences and exhibitions.

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Tips for Supporting Gender Equality

Tips for Supporting Gender Equality | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Women in the event management industry, just as everyone else in the industry, have a lot to worry about day-to-day. However, expecting equal salaries and respect to match shouldn’t be on those virtually endless to-do lists. Unfortunately, securing both remains a persistent issue that requires an unprecedented amount of attention. Three issues are at play when it comes to the gender pay gap.

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Elevating Your 2020 Events: 2 Tactics to Try

Elevating Your 2020 Events: 2 Tactics to Try | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

2020 is here! With a new year AND new decade, why not try some new ideas at your association or chamber’s upcoming event(s)?

To bump up attendee engagement and elevate the overall attendee experience, here are two tactics worth a try.

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Do Your Events Help Retain Young Members?

Do Your Events Help Retain Young Members? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Engaging those who have been in an association for less than three years is perhaps the single most difficult task for associations,” according to Shaun O’Reilly, vice president of marketing for MemberSuite. It might also be one of the most critical. “Retention directly correlates to revenue,” notes O’Reilly, and associations “with a solid engagement plan will lose fewer of those newer members.

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4 Findings from 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast

4 Findings from 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event professionals of all types—corporations, associations, vendors and agencies—around the world are “very optimistic” about the outlook for the events industry in the coming year. That’s one of the key findings from the just-released 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express. Following are four of the most important takeaways from the survey.

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Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking

Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What do our attendees really want when they ask for more networking opportunities? We’re here to suggest a brand new way to think about connection experiences at events: What if instead of networking, event organizers planned for collaborative learning? 

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Nonalcoholic Drinks Take Stage in Dry January

Nonalcoholic Drinks Take Stage in Dry January | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For many, January is a month replete with resolutions. Goals often include some kind of improvement in healthy behavior—exercise more, eat better, drink less. One way to keep committed to the latter is to share the effort in a monthlong (totally hashtaggable) campaign.

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