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Top 10 Things You Need at Your Event Registration

You've spent months on end planning for your upcoming event. You've likely thought through where you want to locate the registration tables, how to best check people in, and all the finer points of getting everyone from Point A to Point B during event registration. However, there are dozens of little things that will happen [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|Planning|

How to Increase Pre-Registration for Your Event

Pre-Registration is vital to the success of any event. Online registration offers you one of the best ways to achieve this goal. There are several techniques you can incorporate in your event promotional efforts to increase pre-registration. Use Mnemonics for Event Name Getting people to remember your event is often a challenge. If they can’t [...]

By |June 30th, 2017|Planning|

How Stand-Up Meetings Can Get Everyone on the Same Page on Event Days

You've likely heard of daily stand-up meetings in the business world. These meetings are sometimes called daily scrum, huddle, morning roll-call, and 15-minute meetings. Regardless of what you call a stand-up meeting, the benefits of meeting first thing and getting everyone on the same page are multiple. Forbes recently reported that holding a stand-up meeting [...]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Planning|

Food Amounts to Serve at an Event

Determining how much food you need for your event, such as a dance studio, martial arts or other event doesn’t need to be stressful. Smaller events don’t necessarily warrant a catering service. In fact, most owners prefer to provide the food for cost considerations. This is easy to do once you decide on your menu. [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Planning|

Outdoor Cooking Events for Summer

Whether you run a restaurant, offer cooking classes, or both, summer is the perfect time for outdoor cooking events. Not only can you bring your talents outside, but moving things outdoors can open up the opportunity for larger events than ever before. Cooking Fair Do you offer cooking classes? An outdoor cooking festival is the [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Planning|

Party Theme Ideas for a Spectacular Conference

Evening parties are anticipated by attendees who are ready to relax and have fun after a day of classes, workshops and training sessions. The last thing you want to do is disappoint them. Party theme ideas can help you meet those expectations. Party Theme Ideas Choose a fun and exciting theme as a treat for [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Planning|

Creative Event Sponsorship Ideas

Are you planning on having sponsors at your next event? If so, you’ll want to think through how best to attract and satisfy sponsors. Creative sponsorship ideas can get you past the hurdle of financing your event. Businesses sponsor an event, or part of an event, to receive advertising in return. Sponsorship can be great [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Planning|

5 Biggest Mistakes Cooking Classes Make

Cooking classes are a lot of fun both for the instructor teaching the techniques and the students. However, there are some mistakes that will cost you money and customers. There are five big mistakes that cooking classes make, but that you can avoid. Mistake # 1: Buying Too Much Food One of the biggest costs [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Planning|

Planning Your Summer Cooking Class Schedule

Get ahead by planning your summer cooking classes now. Cooking class owners know the value of preparation. There are many benefits to planning ahead. Benefits of Early Planning Perhaps the biggest benefit of planning ahead is the reduction in stress. Having plenty of time to think about the details of your cooking classes is far [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Planning|

Best LinkedIn Groups for Event Planners

Previously, I talked about joining Facebook groups for online networking and brainstorming opportunities with other event planners and now I'd like to talk about the same thing but for LinkedIn groups. Meeting in person isn't always doable for event planners. First of all, you are busy seeking new clients, planning your event, and working at [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Planning|