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Innovation. It's the heartbeat of today's economy. It's also where meeting professionals need to focus their attention, time and resources to compete in the meetings marketplace. ...

Innovation. It's the heartbeat of today's economy. It's also where meeting professionals need to focus their attention, time and resources to compete in the meetings marketplace.

Average meetings are planned by average meeting professionals. Yet, most conference attendees don't want to pay for an average conference. They want a unique experience.

Innovative conferences are planned by innovative meeting professionals. Innovators think and act differently. Discover the Conference Innovators DNA

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    • 1. Identify common traits of todays conference innovators.2. List 4 behaviors & questions to consider that lead to innovation3. Explore idea networks for diversity and innovation. 3
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    • Born with ability 14
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    • Individualism & merit 16
    • Innovators can be made & notjust born that way 17
    • Innovation starts with you 18
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    • Paul Salinger 21
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    • Questioning 24
    • Questioning 25
    • Gain understanding & empathy Questioning 26
    • Gain understanding & empathy QuestioningWhat is? 27
    • Gain understanding & empathy QuestioningWhat is?What if ? 28
    • Gain understanding & empathy QuestioningWhat is?What if ?What caused this to happen? 29
    • Gain understanding & empathy QuestioningWhat is?What if ?What caused this to happen?Why? 30
    • Gain understanding & empathy QuestioningWhat is?What if ?What caused this to happen?Why?Why not? 31
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    • Observe customers & watch for workarounds 33
    • Observe customers & watch for workaroundsLook for surprises; customers don’t behave as expected 34
    • Observe customers & watch for workaroundsLook for surprises; customers don’t behave as expectedWhy did they do that? 35
    • Observe customers & watch for workaroundsLook for surprises; customers don’t behave as expectedWhy did they do that?Observe with all senses Power of three 36
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    • Linking ideas in yourarea with ideas of otherswho play in differentSandboxes, outside yourtypical sphere 38
    • We typically network for Resources Further Careers Jobs 39
    • During networking we target People like us People with resources, power authority, influence 40
    • Innovators network for Ideas Learning new things Gain new perspectives 41
    • In networking innovators target People not like them Experts & non-experts w/ different backgrounds & perspectives 42
    • Innovators createIdea NetworksLook for diversity & innovation 43
    • Experimenting 44
    • Experimenting 45
    • Questioning, observing Experimentingnetworking providedata about past andpresent. Experimentinggives data about future. 46
    • A. Try New Experiences Experimenting Cross borders Try new foods Develop new skills 47
    • B. Take apart processes, services Experimenting products Deconstruct ideas Map processes Disassemble a process 48
    • C. Test New Ideas Experimenting Pilot a project Launch a new initiative 25%-30% experiment 49
    • Associating or AssociationalThinking 50
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    • Associating Associating or Associational Thinking1. Create odd combinations 52
    • Associating Associating or Associational Thinking1. Create odd combinations2. Zoom in & zoom out 53
    • Associating Associating or Associational Thinking1. Create odd combinations2. Zoom in & zoom out3. Lego Thinking 54
    • Associating Associating or Associational Thinking1. Create odd combinations2. Zoom in & zoom out3. Lego Thinking4. Create metaphors 55
    • 4 Behaviors1. Questioning2. Observing3. Experimenting4. Networking Which do you need to work on? 56
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    • Planning & Serving Meetings & Events… Not A Piece Of Cake 60
    • Adult Ed & Meetings 61
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    • Jeff Hurtjhurt@velvetchainsaw.comvelvetchainsaw.com 64