It’s the final stretch, and the day of the conference is fast approaching. In Parts 1 through 3, we looked at the strategic, logistic, and ‘people side’ of planning a large-scale event.
Now it’s time to perfect some more details along the road to providing attendees the best conference experience possible:
16. Family Program
Multiple-day conferences often come with the difficult decision of spending time with family vs. spending it on education. Consider offering a family program to ease this dilemma for attendees.
“Sometimes it can benefit the event to encourage Continue reading
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we focused on the planning processes and logistics that lead to a successful conference. Now, it’s time to look at the most essential part of the puzzle: the people side of planning large events.
11. Staff Communications
Many hands are on board, and it is your responsibility to communicate effectively and efficiently with all. My advice: Listen to your team’s needs, be predictable, and live by what you preach. Continue reading
Stocking up on candy for Halloween, I am allowing my mind to wander to a recent corporate event I organized. I am noticing similarities. Similarities between the guests at the corporate function, and the young trick-or-treaters I am expecting at my house tomorrow night.
Would it be fair to say that they both are cut from the same cloth? I will let you be the judge:
Corporate Event Attendees and Trick-or-Treaters often …
… make themselves up before stepping out the house.
Event guests and trick-or-treaters put lots of effort into presenting themselves in the best light. First impressions count after all – for executives, as well as for little princesses. Shine on!
… stick to their neighborhood. Continue reading
Love it or hate it! I attended a Justin Bieber concert this past weekend. My brother advised me not to tell anyone – anyone! – about the experience. Well, here I am, telling.
While being surrounded by high-pitch screams, I turned into event planner mode. And, in addition to finally being able to name a Justin Bieber song, here is what I took away from the experience.
Bieber does it, and event planners should follow suit!
1. Know your audience!
Make your audience believers [Beliebers???] and give them exactly what they came for. Know your attendees just like Bieber knows his fans. Having two teen Continue reading