Frugal Cooking Class Planner

When planning a cooking class on a shoestring budget, there are several things you can do to save money. Your frugal cooking class can still have a big impact that doesn’t look as though it was done on a tight budget. Frugal Cook Class Shopping Tips Before you spend any money, get quotes from suppliers [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Planning|

Why Breweries Are Perfect Event Venues

Finding perfect event venues is easier said than done. Not only do you have to find the right venue, in the right location, at the right time, but you have to compete with every other event planner out there trying to secure the same perfect venue. It's enough to make your head spin, or at [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Planning|

5 Unbeatable Methods for Choosing Speakers

Choosing a speaker can be easy and fun if you build a framework to guide you. This includes setting a budget and finding out what attendees want. You can assess the speaker’s performance, review testimonies and then determine their value to your attendees. #1 Budget You need to set a budget for the cost of [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Planning|

Free Time Balance at Multi-Day Events

Attendees of multi-day events need free time. How much free time is enough and what is too much? The location of your event may dictate how much free time you allot. Tourist Destination Cities For events held in a city that’s a tourist destination, you’ll want to pencil in enough free time for attendees to [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Planning|

Tools You Can Use to Analyze Events

There are many tools you can use to analyze events - both during and after your event. You can use specific apps designed to provide marketing metrics for your current and upcoming events. Taking Pulse of Event By analyzing recent transactions, you can view attendee details for greater understanding how your event promotion is doing. [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Planning|

How to Reduce and Handle Event No Shows

Most event companies understand the problem of event “no shows”. When attendees don’t show up, their absences can impact your vendors, sponsors and speakers in a domino effect. There are several things you can do to reduce the number of no shows for your events. A few proven techniques include, RSVPs, real-time metric tools, a [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Planning|

15 Minute Stand-Up Meetings for Event Planning

There are many advantages to stand-up meetings, particularly for event planning. These meetings are also called scrum meetings, flash meetings, and 15-minute meetings. They can run anywhere from five minutes to fifteen minutes, but the key is to keep the meeting short, to the point, and on topic. Using Stand-Up Meetings for Event Planning Stand-up [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Planning|

5 Tech Trends that are Changing the Face of Events

Technology has the power to forever change our world. This includes the event industry. Each year, technology advances and there are new trends for event planners to experiment with. What is trendy and fresh one year might not be so the next. So, it’s important for event businesses to stay up to date with the [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Planning|

How to Offer Small Event Food that is Amazing

If you are hosting a small event, you are likely on a pretty tight budget. People seem to expect decent if not gourmet food at events, but those types of catered foods are pretty expensive. The good news is that you can provide small event food that will impress your attendees without breaking the bank. [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Planning|

10 Tips to Hosting Perfect Outdoor Event

Hosting an outdoor event might seem like a scary proposition for any event planner. There are so many variables with an outdoor event. What is your backup plan if it rains? How will you keep food fresh? Fortunately, there are many good reasons to host an event outdoors as well. 10 Outdoor Event Tips There are [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Planning|