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The management and logistics of planning an event; including contracts, managing time, finding venue, finding speakers, working with staff and volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, catering and much more.

6 Tips to Boost Attendance Without Breaking the Budget

Events present amazing opportunities for everyone involved, but it is event planners job to fill the seats with attendees to make it a huge success. Here are 6 budget savvy tips to help you increase attendance to fill the venue.

4 Steps to Create Your First Event Budget Like a Pro

Follow these 4 practical steps to create your first event budget without any hassle to deliver memorable events to your happy clients on budget. All successful event planners know how important it is to create and follow a budget, and now you will know how too.

Events in Crisis: You Need a Plan

What happens when a catastrophic happening, manmade or via nature, strikes your event? And how do you plan to handle it? Follow these guidelines to create a simple yet effective crisis plan to make sure your planning and client's money does not go to waste.

6 Last Minute Forget-Me-Nots for Event Planners

A quick list of important, yet commonly forgotten items by event planners. These items will come in handy to save your event, so make sure you have it with you at your venue. You don't want small things ruin your entire event.

The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Fundraising Event

If you don't know where to start planning a fundraising event, this short guide for beginners will give you solid foundation to start with. Take these tips and build upon them, don't limit yourself but explore all possibilities to maximize your success.

The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Trade Show

Plan your trade show with the goal of making it a lasting memory for attendees. The beginner's guide will give you 15 practical tips to help you plan a successful trade show event on budget and profitable, not just hitting the bottom line.

The Job of the Speaker is More Than Being a School Teacher

We perceive speakers as teachers. But what if we perceived them as storytellers that rivet us? That's the type of speaker you need to be if you want to be a successful public speaker.

“Intensive” Education, from the Dance World

An hour talk is normal. How about 12 hours? It could be the best thing if your audience will learn things better than you thought possible. Experiment with session times to help attendees better receive information thrown at them at your event.

16 Tips to Plan a Successful Outdoor Event

Outdoor events have a host of problems unique to themselves, from permits to being prepared for bad weather. With proper planning you can ensure your event succeeds satisfying not only your client but your attendees as well.

Is Your Event a Class or a Show?

When you go to an event, a seminar, a presentation, is it a classroom for all practical purposes, or are you enjoying a show while learning? Many event planners fail to realize that events are shows in disguise and treat them like a good old classroom.

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