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No shows and non-attendance are one of the biggest frustrations for event planners. This mega list of 50 tips will help to boost numbers and avoid wasted places at your events. You scan your event room proud of the job you did organizing and then what do you see? Empty chairs peppered in throughout the room. What went wrong? This was a sold-out event. Why all the no-shows? Don’t worry. There are things that can be done to lower that number the next time. When you are planning a conference, or even hosting a party for that matter, there are always those who RSVP and then don’t show up. They’re frustrating and costly for you and the client. Sure, things […]
Setting goals can help your workload and eventprof career. Here are some expert tips to help you utilize them to your advantage. Organization is key in the fast-paced event industry and goals are an excellent tool to get what you want. Many people set goals or aims subconsciously when they want something when you write a to-do list or during event planning, you know you want it to be a success. This counts as a goal, but the main mistake that most eventprofs make is not honing the skill or deliberately holding themselves accountable to it. Setting goals can be incredibly rewarding if done properly, and here’s why.
When you want to stand out from the crowd as a brand you need a constant stream of sponsorship ideas that are creative, fun and ahead of the game. Here are 15 more ideas to keep in your back pocket for next time.
Event planners, there are a number of simple things that get them overexcited. Here are 19 things which are irresistible to event professionals, but which others outside the industry may not understand or appreciate. Sometimes the simplest of things can evoke disproportionate joy. Many of these items are inexpensive and commonplace but to a professional event planner they can mean or be worth so much more. Here are some of the things guaranteed to make me happy (and I don’t think I am alone!). Lists Whether you like paper or electronic lists this is often an essential part of an event planners daily life. Obsession, necessity or comfort, the real thrill however really comes from crossing (or striking or […]
To use a to-do list to its full potential you first need to know how to construct one that is going to allow you to meet your goals and targets. Choose your platform – Whether it’s on a tablet, smartphone app, piece of paper or in your calendar, pick the platform that is most suited to you. Many find that physically writing a to-do list down helps to make it more memorable and “real”, whereas others feel that a digital copy is more convenient and easily updated. Either way pick your platform to suit you and stick to it. Consistency – It is not going to happen overnight and sometimes you can forget to look at your list but ensure […]
Picking a name to encompass your whole event can be high pressure, but choosing an epic event name could have attendees talking (and tweeting) about it for years to come. What’s in a name? Branding is an important step during the planning phases and many make the mistake of choosing a name and working their way outwards. What you should do is pick the name, part way through the process after you have thoroughly thought about what your event will include and what you want to get across so that you don’t trap yourself with a name that no longer fits with your vision. Effective branding and the right name can create customer recognition, loyalty and makes marketing much easier, […]
THE POWER BEHIND EVENTS Many companies include event marketing in their communication strategies. Technology changes our lives but marketing specialist still believe in the power of face to face contact. Conferences and other meetings may enable companies to build stronger bonds with their current and potential clients. If your event is a success, you might have a chance to develop new business opportunities. How to make event app useful and help you outfight adversities? GAIN IS THE CHALLENGE Are there any drawbacks of event planning and execution? No matter how small is your meeting, it is probably going to be dynamic. That is natural and there is no sense in fighting it. Any changes or misunderstanding between you and your […]
The ever increasing use of technology means that day to day there is no time anymore; being constantly online and never switching off, always available to the rest of the world. Making it harder to find space in the diary to attend various meetings and events, has increased the popularity of online virtual events, taking away the need to travel to a particular destination blocking out the whole day. For event attendees, that’s great – this allows attendance to the relevant parts only, meaning you can switch on your concentration for what really matters and can continue with other parts of your lives for the rest.