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Keeping on Task – Completing Event Tasks

On of the hardest parts of planning any event from beginning to end is keeping on task and ensuring that tasks are being completed in a timely manner. Most people have trouble staying focused on the task at hand. We live in a multitasking world. The phone rings, the cell phone dings to notify that [...]

By |August 19th, 2015|Planning|

How to Maintain an Effective Budget

Keeping an event on budget is one of those tasks that seems insurmountable. The price of something will go up, you'll encounter an unexpected (and costly) glitch, or you will simply have something crop up that you weren't planning for in your budget. Whether this is your first event or you've planned several in the [...]

By |August 12th, 2015|Planning|

Preparing for the Day of the Event

You've spent months preparing for the day of the event. You have a team in place, a plan in place and everything should go off without a hitch. Except - it never does. Part of preparing for the day of your event means ensuring that last minute details aren't forgotten, little tasks are finished and [...]

By |August 4th, 2015|Planning|

Ideas to Schedule Better Workshops for Your Event

You already know the importance of choosing the right mix of topics and speakers for your event workshops. Now, it's time to figure out how to make those workshops the absolute best they can be. Early in the process, you'll still have time to offer input and requests to scheduled speakers. Review Past Workshops Once [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|Planning|

Figuring How Many Rooms You Need and Capacity for Your Event

One of the biggest challenges when searching for a venue is figuring out how much space you need to hold your event. There are many different factors you have to take into account to calculate just how much space you need. A lot will depend on the type of meetings you'll be holding. For example, [...]

By |July 13th, 2015|Planning|

Using Mass Emails to Education Event Attendees

Can you imagine a world where attendees know exactly where to go and how to get the most out of your event? Mass emails are one way to help educate conference registrants before they arrive at the event. This will also save your staff valuable time and effort giving out instructions, because these well-educated attendees [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Planning|

When a Natural Disaster Forces You to Cancel Your Event

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, in 2014, natural disasters resulted in more than $7 billion in damages. Even though there are things you can do to minimize the chance of a disaster interrupting your event, such as avoiding hurricane season on the coasts and staying away from frequent earthquake zones, no one can [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|Planning|

What Are the Latest Trends with Events?

The world of event planning changes frequently. Thirty years ago, streaming live videos into an event venue wasn't something an event planner would have worried about. No one had ever heard of social networking either. Today, live tweets about an event are pretty much the norm. What new trends are impacting events today and how [...]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Planning|

Fostering Networking at Event Lunches

Event luncheons can be one of the best opportunities you have for fostering networking. At event luncheons, people have a chance to let their hair down and spend a bit more time talking and getting to know the other people sharing a meal with them. You could just leave it up to chance and hope [...]

By |April 14th, 2015|Planning|

How to Select Great Sessions

You've put out the call for session proposals and you have a nice variety from which to choose. Unfortunately, many planners stall in this point of the process. Knowing how to not only choose but how to select great sessions is vital to hosting a successful event that gets people talking. Tips for How to [...]

By |April 7th, 2015|Planning|