Why You Should Ditch Your Event Binder

In the past, event planners used binders to plan out events and stay on track. However, with today's tools, an event binder really isn't needed anymore. With a heavy binder, you run into issues such as: Having to carry around a cumbersome binder to meetings Potential to lose the binder and lose everything you've worked [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Planning|

Escape Room Bachelor Parties

The popularity of escape room venues embraces all types of events and businesses. A bachelor party is an excellent candidate for such a venue. Escape Rooms and How They Work In 2007, the first physical escape rooms appeared in Japan. The goal of an escape room event is to lock a group of attendees inside [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Planning|

Team Building Activities to Connect Your Event Crew

Team building activities to connect your event crew should be an important part of your team training. How your event team works together plays a vital role to the success of your events and your company in general. Actionable activities for team building should be a priority and can help your team learn to work [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|Planning|

7 Characteristics of a Successful Event

What is it that defines a successful event? Attendees should walk away feeling they got great value for their time and monetary investment. Workshop presenters should hope to be invited back. The overall event should pay for itself so it doesn't lose money and can be put on again in future. 7 Characteristics of a [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Planning|

Host a Beat Bobby Flay Type Cooking Event

Your target demographic for cooking classes is likely a group of people who enjoy watching the Food Network and shows like Beat Bobby Flay. Bobby Flay is a well-known chef who is adored by many people. On the television show, a cooking event is held where people face off against each other in a cooking competition. [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|Planning|

Planning Traffic Flow for Event Exhibitor Booths

Have you ever visited an exhibit hall only to find out that the event exhibitor booths block the aisles, are difficult to get to and not well planned? This is often due to event planners misunderstanding some basic traffic flow truths and planning ahead for high traffic booths. While you can't plan for everything, you [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Planning|

Expand Your Biz with Paint and Sip Home Parties

Paint and Sip events have continued to grow in popularity. Everyone from bachelorettes to families have discovered paint and sip studios for a night of entertainment. However, these events tend to be centered around certain holidays, days of the week, and how full the class is can be dependent upon a number of factors. Expanding [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Planning|

Top 5 Conference Cities to Host an Event

There are numerous conference cities for small businesses to consider when planning a conference. By selecting a conference friendly city, your attendees are assured to have a wide variety of entertainment, food and hotel choices. Conference cities depend on visitors for their livelihoods and tend to be more welcoming than cities unprepared for conference events. [...]

By |July 26th, 2016|Planning|

Appointing and Training Conference Ambassadors

During your event, a conference ambassador can be used to welcome first-time attendees and even to create goodwill between conference organizers and keynote speakers. However, you can also utilize an army of ambassadors to help spread the word about your event and easily increase your outreach efforts. An ambassador may be the face that attendees [...]

By |July 13th, 2016|Planning|

Top Ways to Get Celebrity Guests at Your Event

A proven way to attract more attendees and generate greater interest for your event is to have celebrity guests. You can choose a local, regional, national or worldwide celebrity. Obviously, it depends on your budget and what your company can afford to pay a celebrity guest to be a speaker, judge, etc.  Select Appropriate Celebrity [...]

By |July 12th, 2016|Planning|