The Best Event Planning Tips from the Last 365 Days
To succeed as an event planner, you have to be a special breed. You need to be very organized, display grace under pressure and always wear a smile — even when you’ve been on your feet for 16 hours straight. And whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned veteran, there’s always room for improvement.
Reading industry blogs is a great way to hone your event-planning skills. But because we know how busy you are, we did the legwork for you. Here are “The Best Event Planning Tips from the Last 365 Days.”
When organizing your event — no matter if you’re putting together a fundraising event, a conference, a concert, or any type of event — there are four important basic questions you should ask yourself: Who, What, Where, and When.
Event Planning Survival Guide: Four Top Tips – BostonCoach
Planning a major event like a conference or company meeting can be stressful. There is NO room for error, and you need to have a backup plan for your backup plan.
While lead times of a few weeks have become common, for the purpose of this discussion, we will define last-minute planning as anything with less than a 2-month lead time. (The reasons will become apparent as the discussion evolves.) Corporate event planners would do well to take a leaf out of the book of their association event planning colleagues and encourage clients to use an annualized approach to the planning cycle
When planning an event or meeting, one of the most important tasks is the site inspection. Not only can examining a venue in person help determine the best space for an event, but also the advantages and limitations of what’s available. With a thorough site inspection, planning and production teams can avoid unexpected costs, last-minute changes to layouts, and even mishaps during an event.
5 Tips for Social Media Event Planning and Activation – MediaBistro
Cara Kleinhaut, founder of award-winning event creative, production and design agency Caravents, presents 5 best practices and two case studies in effective social media event promotion and “activation.”
Proactive planning, preparation and promotion are keys to any successful event. This arsenal of tips should get you ready for battle on the tradeshow floor or hotel ballroom.
Good luck and go get ’em!