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September 2014 – Top 5 Event Management Blog Posts
How do you Plan the Perfect Venue?
Adam Parry, Event Industry News
The venue is often at the top of the list for event organisers and clients. Just because a venue looks ideal doesn’t always mean it will suit your needs however. Parry picks the five most important things to consider when picking an event venue, including amenities, IT facilities, decor, catering and budget. This will help planners figure out their priorities and make sure they don’t miss anything vital.
Professional Speakers and How to Work with Them
Micah Soloman, Forbes
Hiring professional speakers can make the difference between a good event and a great event. They will be more likely to engage well with your audience, establish themselves as an authority in their field and be able to handle last-minute changes and disruptions that can happen in events. Solomon interviews Dr Nick Morgan who recommends that event organisers interview potential speakers before the event and fills them in on the types of people who will be attending their talk.
So You’ve Created an Event Website, Now What?!
Ricorda Molina, Event Manager Blog
The content of an event website can often be more important than the design itself. Molina discusses the 3 main rules to follow including “Must be informative”, “Must be inviting” and “Must be timely, dynamic, engaging”. An event website will change to reflect ticket prices, announcements of speakers and when the event is over, the website serves to host videos and information on the event which has passed.
Build Relationships, Both External and Internal
Steve Bova, Meetings.net
Bova highlights that meeting planners are also great relationship builders. When you consider all the relationships with suppliers from a variety of backgrounds and the amount of trust that needs to go into these relationships to put on a successful event, it is no wonder. It’s not only important to get this trust with suppliers, it’s also necessary within your corporation. Get to know influential people in your company and show yourself as a thought leader. This will create an appreciation of what you do within your organisation.
The Little Black Book of Corporate Event Planning
Holly Krenek, Event Manager Blog
Event planning is for the over-organised, especially in the corporate world. Krenek gives tips on how to make your own guide to use for corporate events. Create lengthy checklists for dates, budget, venue, stakeholder management, and event agenda. Ensure your PR department is informed of anything newsworthy and that you have plans in place for a marketing campaign at all levels. Have a vision for your event and try to bring this into as many components of your event as possible. Above all, go about your plan methodically and stick to your checklist, so you can be sure you have covered all bases.