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
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
There are many aspects that affect a guest’s impression of your corporate event. Recruiting an enticing speaker, and selecting a trendy topic, no longer suffice. So what does the trick? How do you turn attendees into happy guests?
The answer is simple: Improve the event experience for your attendees!
Follow these rules, and your guests will keep coming back again for more! Continue reading