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What Makes a Great Event Organizing Team?

If you're just starting to put together the team of people who will lead you from the planning stages to a stellar event, you're likely wondering just what makes a great event organizing team. Not only do you need to find people who have the ability to put together a conference plan, but those people [...]

By |March 31st, 2015|Planning|

How to Organize and Utilize Event Volunteers

Gathering a team of people willing to give their time and resources to your event is a big endeavor. Once you've gathered this team of experts, knowing how to organize and utilize event volunteers is important. If a volunteer's skills are not used to the advantage, the volunteer may grow discouraged and you risk losing [...]

By |March 17th, 2015|Planning|

How to Ensure Registration Goes Off Without a Hitch

Registration is the face of your event. It is the first thing your attendees experience. Fortunately, there are some tried and true ways to ensure registration goes off without a hitch. Although most people will pre-register for the event, you'll still have to check them in as they arrive, give them an agenda, name tag [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|Planning|

How to Drive Attendee Satisfaction

One of the most important elements in the success of your event is how to drive attendee satisfaction. Because your event is competing with other events, demanding schedules and online options, keeping attendees engaged is more important than ever before. Top Ways How to Drive Attendee Satisfaction Making sure conference attendees are satisfied is simply a [...]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Planning|

What Makes for an Engaging Topic

Most people have probably seen the memorable scene from the movie Ferris Beuller's Day Off where Ben Stein, playing a teacher, drones on and on in a monotone voice and students struggle to stay awake. Unfortunately, some conference presentations leave attendees with the same struggle as those students faced. The last thing you want to [...]

By |February 24th, 2015|Planning|

How to Recruit Speakers

When it comes to recruit speakers for your event, finding the right ones can be vital to how successful the event is. Not only do you want to attract a few heavy hitters in your industry and at least one big name keynote speaker, you'll also want to ensure you cover different areas so that different [...]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Planning|

How to Attract a High Profile Keynote Speaker

A good keynote speaker will make an emotional and mental connection with conference attendees. He or she likely has a big name in the industry your conference is in and thus will draw people to register for the event for the chance to interact with the keynote speaker. This can mean that the speaker is [...]

By |January 29th, 2015|Planning|

Building the Perfect Event Team

How well your event goes has a lot to do with how well your event team works together. The perfect event team works together from day one, ensuring that every aspect of the event goes off without a hitch. While not everyone on the team has to be an experienced event planner, it's a good [...]

By |January 26th, 2015|Planning|

Figuring Out Your Event Budget

There are a lot of different categories that make up the event budget and it’s easy to forget some of the smaller details. The event budget should predict both the income and outflow of cash for your event, so you have an idea if everything is going to be covered and what kind of profit [...]

By |January 19th, 2015|Planning|

Venue Questions to Ask Before Booking

If you've been doing your research, you may already have an event venue in mind. If you've done your research, you know the costs involved and you know that the date of your event is open at this particular venue. However, there may be a few things you’ve not considered. Before you sign a contract [...]

By |January 15th, 2015|Planning|