Social Media Roundup: It All Begins With Inspiration

How to find inspiration in others' creations, and then make your idea a reality. Also: some lessons from the TED presentation model.

You’re inspired. You think of an idea for your next event. But how do you plan to see it through?

That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Led By Inspiration

One of the toughest tasks for today’s associations is implementing fresh and new ideas at your events. It’s a rough, uncharted path, which begins with inspiration. “Running a successful event usually involves growing a powerful idea and implementing it in a bulletproof concept. The thing is that inspiration is the truffle of our industry, very tough to find,” writes Julius Solaris of the Event Manager Blog. He rounded up a series of ideas from events, based on themes like collaboration, marketing, community, and experience, among others. How can you implement these ideas in your plan for your next event? (ht @etouches)

Quality Over Quantity

Short and fascinating: In a nutshell, that’s the formula for a TED presentation. Other conferences have tried to emulate it by reducing presentation length, but what makes a TED presentation great isn’t just brevity, it’s quality. From intriguing topics to stage-ready speakers, TED delivers inspirational presentations that don’t have much to do with length. “What makes TED talks so compelling is the quality of the presentations. If you’ve watched any of them, you know that 18 minutes is irrelevant. You could easily watch them for 30 minutes, or even an hour,” says Cvent’s guest blogger. (ht @jstonemeetings)

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Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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