Pitfalls of Event Management

There are few things as rewarding as bringing together a diverse team and putting together an event from start to finish, especially when things go well. However, there are also some pitfalls of event management. Knowing what the pitfalls are can help you avoid them and reap more of the rewards with fewer of the failures. [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Planning|

Crash Course in Event Project Management

An event planner is also a project manager. The beginning of a project sets the stage for the rest of the processes to unfold through event project management. Traditionally, there are five basic disciplines or steps from the beginning to the end of the project. Step #1 Initiation of Project According to Meeting Professionals International [...]

By |July 4th, 2016|Planning|

PoS Tools for Walk-In Attendees

You want attendee Point of Sale (PoS) for events to be an easy process for walk-ins. Not everyone attending your event will pre-register. A certain number of attendees will wait until the day of your event. These clients are just as important as those who pre-planned. You can make their experience efficient and fast by investing [...]

By |June 27th, 2016|Planning|

Project Management Tools for Planning Events

Technology is extremely handy when it comes to event planning. Event managers can choose to write everything out on paper and constantly sift through notes, or they can explore new project management tools to increase planning efficiency and reduce stress. Many small business event planners rely on email to communicate with their team and organize [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Planning|

How to Best Leverage Your Time Management

Time is one of those things that slips away, especially when you are busy juggling multiple tasks. Events seem to converge to a point where there aren't enough hours in the day for even the best time management expert to get everything completed. However, there are some ways you can leverage your time better, so [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Planning|

What Is the Best Time to Host an Event

Event planning takes time. Part of this time involvement includes deciding on the best time to host an event. It’s important to get the timing right. Whether you decide on a time during the morning, afternoon, or evening, do your research first. This means asking questions like: Should you schedule that movie event in the [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Planning|

The Importance of Picking the Right Event Venue

Quality content might be enough to grab attendees’ attention, but is it enough to drive them to your event? Experts say no. It also takes the right event venue and location to excite and motivate people to attend an event. There are several things to consider when making a decision about the right venue. Location [...]

By |May 17th, 2016|Planning|

Should You Plan a Prince Tribute Event?

On April 21, 2016, the American singer and music producer Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) passed away. During his eclectic career, he won seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Purple Rain, and a Golden Globe. More than awards and accolades, though, he was beloved by his millions of fans. A Prince tribute seemed the natural thing [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Planning|

Tips for Reducing Event Cancellations or No-Shows

The not-so-secret key to great events? Attendees. There’s nothing like an event that draws a full house. Packed rooms have an energy that leaves people starving for the next event, or leaves them just glad to have attended. When there are too many empty seats, the quality of your event suffers. This makes reducing event [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Planning|

Mobile Apps to Help You Plan Your Event

Putting together an event of any type requires a lot of hard work, organization, and the ability to respond to issues as they arrive. Mobile apps provide a great way to help you stay on top of every aspect of your event planning from start to finish. No matter where you are or what you're [...]

By |March 12th, 2016|Planning|