7 Often Overlooked Event Planning Details

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When it comes down to it, event planning is a game of details. s enough to make any event planner’s head spin! So, what details in particular tend to trip event planners up the most when onsite prepping for an event or the day-of?

?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

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Ask the Experts: Event Planning Pro Tips

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Regardless of how long you’ve been doing it, event planning never seems to come without its own unique twists and turns. There are a LOT of event planners out there who’ve dodged those curveballs before, and who are willing to share their experience - and pro tips - with you. In fact, we tapped into our own little event planning hub here at MemberClicks and asked those folks, “In your experience event planning, what’s one major hack or pro tip you’d offer others?”.

Straight from the Pros: 5 Event Planning Tips

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There’s a lot to juggle with event planning and sometimes, you just need a refresher. So we have asked a few fellow event planners — what are some of your MUST-KNOW tips and hacks for planning events? Check them out: event planning event planner

?6 ways AMS technology can make your small association’s event planning easier

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There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Email Marketing Social Media Non-dues Revenue Event Management

6 Steps to Successful Virtual Event Planning

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When planning a major event or conference, it’s best to investigate all of your available options in order to maximize your event’s success. Many people and organizations have heard of a virtual event, but have no idea how to pull one off. If you count yourself among them, then these 6 Steps to Successful Virtual Event Planning are sure to set you on the right course to maximizing the success of your event! event planning and promotion

7 Event Planning Details That Associations Often Overlook

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But what details, in regards to event planning, tend to trip association professionals up the most? We’ve got seven: event planning member engagement membership management Association ViewsThe devil is in the details. We’ve all heard it, and most of us have lived it.

World Health Organization Publishes Coronavirus Event-Planning Guide

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As concern about the coronavirus grows, the World Health Organization recently released a report with recommendations about keeping attendees safe at large events. However, with people worldwide growing increasingly concerned about the spread and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), many organizers are weighing whether they should still hold their conferences as planned—or if cancellation or postponement is the better option.

Win your independence over event planning chaos

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What can the American Revolution teach us about event planning? Let's discuss how to take control over your events and ensure their success Plenty!

Need Help With Event Planning?

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If you are new to events and need some help with next year's planning, here are some resources to help you get started. events event management

Association Event Planning: The Complete Guide

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Event planning is tough, especially if you’re a small-staff association professional with limited time and resources. We understand the process can be overwhelming, so to help you out, we’ve put together a list of best practices to take before, during, and after your event. association management event planning member engagement Association ViewsThere’s SO much to keep track of: budgets, registrations, volunteers - the list goes on and on.

Event Planning Software: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

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Planning an event of any kind takes organization, teamwork, and a lot of manpower. However, one of the most important elements you should include in your event planning process is something that might be easy to take for granted at times: Event planning software. Event planning software can help your team streamline all sorts of event planning tasks, from registration to event engagement. event technology

Event Planning Is a Team Sport

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Read about these few tips from MemberSuite customers to make event planning less stressful for your entire team

4 Event Planning Ideas to Kick-start the New Year

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If you're planning events for the new year, here are 4 ideas and a round-up of resources that might help. events

A Royal Affair: Event Planning Lessons from the 2018 Royal Wedding

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News , you’re likely at least semi-familiar with dare I say THE event of the year: the 2018 royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Scheduled to take place on May 19, this seems to be all people are talking about, which got me thinking.what can association professionals and event planners learn from all this? Take a look: association management event planning membership management Small Staff Chatter

Event Planning Playbook: How to Get the Most out of Your Event Data & Eliminate Big Surprises

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Guest post by Aura Innovative Technology Planning an event may sound simple, but with a vast amount of data to keep track and making sure it all ties back to your accounting system appropriately, it is not an easy task. events.

Event Planning Is a Team Sport

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Ask any event planner and they’ll tell you that planning any event, big or small, can be a stressful ordeal. While the majority of the responsibility falls on the event planner, make no mistake, event planning is a team sport. And since event revenue is the lifeblood of many organizations, it’s critical that everyone gets on board It requires creativity and a knack for multitasking all of the moving parts.

Up in Flames: Event Planning Lessons from the (Disastrous) Fyre Festival

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I mean, how does a heavily promoted event just NOT happen.with attendees being kept in the dark the whole time?). Small Staff Chatter event planningEven though the failed Fyre Festival took place (or rather, didn’t ) in 2017, it’s still very much the talk of the town. And a lot of that has to do with the fact that Netflix and Hulu recently released documentaries, exploring what really happened. (I

Bananas! Event-Planning Takeaways from “Minions”

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Being leaderless leaves them all depressed, so one of them—Kevin—comes up with a plan. After they arrive in New York City, they come across a secret villain TV channel advertising Villain Con in Orlando, an event billed as “the biggest gathering of criminals anywhere.” (Now Clearly, she put some thought into her arrival and the audience she would be addressing—something that every speaker needs to do no matter the event.

Event Planning Lessons From the Jeopardy! “Greatest of All Time” Tournament

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It also offered a few ideas when it comes to planning unforgettable events. While I selfishly wish it had lasted another few nights, as I was watching, I couldn’t help but think there were some takeaways in it for event planners. The post Event Planning Lessons From the Jeopardy!

Lessons in Event Planning From Hollywood

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And while the show’s main attractions are the fashion and celebrities, it also provides plenty of food for thought for meeting planners as they go about executing their next events. Here are five things I saw at the Golden Globes—which just so happen to be presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association —that I think associations can apply to event planning. After all, everyone should want to avoid a Michael Bay moment at a meeting or event.

Event-Planning Reminders From “Christmas Vacation”

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Event- and conference-related takeaways from the holiday comedy classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and its lead character, Clark Griswold. And, as I was watching Christmas Vacation last weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the film has a lot of good takeaways related to conferences and events. So, as you’re designing your upcoming events , keep in mind that a little can go a long way.

Left brain vs. right brain: Which wins the event planning game?

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And so, I encourage you to take the aforementioned into account after reading this sentence: New research by London and Partners, the official convention bureau of London, and MICEBOOK.com indicates that event planners aren’t as creative as they thought. Research suggests the event management industry is filled with left-brained thinkers. So what does the right brain vs. left brain debate mean for event planning? So event ROI is important.

Association Event Planning: Tools to Elevate Your Conference

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However, conferences are notoriously tough to plan. Consider these alternatives that can not only strengthen your internal processes but also help your conference stand out: An intuitive event microsite. An intuitive event microsite.

Lessons in Event Planning From a Rock Concert

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Steal these five ideas from a recent concert to make your next event a sellout. Here are five things that I took away from this particular show that I think planners should think about as they go about executing their upcoming conferences and events. I realize it’s unlikely your attendees will want to do exactly this, but do give some thought to how you can engage them and get them excited about what’s coming up next—whether that’s a speaker or some other event.

Keep the Light: How to Avoid Event Planning Burnout

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Event season is a pivotal point in the association world. If your association does it right, your members will think that your event came into fruition without a hitch: Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Your staff works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a successful event. At some point, your event staff may get burnt out It’s that time of year again! This is the time when association’s can showcase their personalities and put their best foot forward.

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There’s no need to struggle through event planning because you have a small staff. An AMS system with modern event technology built in can make your association’s event planning easier. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Email Marketing Social Media Non-dues Revenue Event Management

Thursday Buzz: Event Planning for a Million People

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Take a look at the tremendous effort it takes to produce a world-famous event. How do you begin to plan an event that 1 million people will attend? Event-planning pro Jarno Stegeman, also known professionally as The Event Tutor, spoke with George Ridgely , the executive director of San Francisco Pride, about how he and his team prepare for the world-renowned San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration.

What Hollywood’s Award Season Can Teach Us About Association Event Planning

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Which got me thinking: How do these networks get people (like me) so excited about events that they’re not even attending? And more importantly, how can associations incorporate those tactics to get their members (and potential members) excited about events? Award season is officially here. It started off with the Golden Globes last week, and soon will be the SAG Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Oscars (upon many others).

Social Media Roundup: An Exotic Take on Event Planning

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Partying in a cemetery sounds weird, but it’s not the strangest place that event planners have taken over lately. Also: Is now the time to plan an event in an emerging country? The Craziest Venues We've Seen Events Take Over [link] #eventprofs. According to BizBash , all three have doubled as event venues for marketing firms or others. RT @EventMB Are Event Planners Overlooking New and Emerging Destinations?

Social Media Roundup: A New Tool For Event Planning

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The event-planning site Splash challenges ticket-service sites with its full-fledged event-planning platform. What are some of the key details that go into planning events? Splash = Facebook of event websites ow.ly/k6YM2 The event-planning service Splash is giving Eventbrite a run for its money. Not only can event planners sell tickets, but each event page can have photo galleries, contact management, and promotion services.

Social Media Roundup: Add Google+ To Your Event-Planning Strategy

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How Google+ can widen your connectivity in promoting your next event. It has plenty of tricks for event planners, such as SEO and segmented notifications. This means that when someone goes to Google and searches ‘Event Planner’ they are first seeing the accounts which rate highest on Google—many of those rating higher because they are posting on their Google+ pages,” Nicolette Anderson explains on BusyEvent.

Leveraging Your Own Event for Membership Sales: 4 Steps

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Your own events are a great place to recruit new members! Planning this event is time consuming enough, how do I add in recruitment efforts and stay sane? Check it out: event planning Small Staff Chatter

Engaging Virtual Events Offer Value, Opportunity, and Connection for Members

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One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has not changed is the mission of all chambers to help their members boost business through active participation in chamber events, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities. event planning Small Staff Chatter virtual event

15 Event Ideas for Young Professionals

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Engaging young professionals can be tough, especially when it comes to events. The next time you are planning an event or event activity for young professionals, keep these ideas in mind: event planning

Social Media Roundup: Starting an Event Planning Company? Read This First

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Before taking your event planning solo, keep in mind the business factors that come with the territory. If you’ve been doing this event-planning thing for a while, you might be wondering to yourself what it’s like to strike out on your own. Starting Your Own Event Company via @hgivner [link] #eventprofs #mpi. You’re good at planning events, but does that mean you could launch your own event-planning business?

How to Add Sponsor Value to Your Organization's Virtual Event

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Many events wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of sponsors. But what about when your event has to be taken virtual? Below are a few ideas for before and during your virtual event: event planning Small Staff Chatter

Elevating Your 2020 Events: 2 Tactics to Try

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With a new year AND new decade, why not try some new ideas at your association or chamber’s upcoming event(s)? To bump up attendee engagement and elevate the overall attendee experience, here are two tactics worth a try: event planning Small Staff Chatter event engagement

Amplify Attendance: 4 Ways to Drive Conference Registrations

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Event season is here, and a big part of planning is promoting. To drive interest AND actions (AKA members and prospects actually registering), check out these four promo tactics: event planning Association ViewsIt’s all about those registrations!

Thursday Buzz: Put Event-Planning Goals Before Tech Ones

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There are many tech options for events, but what’s really necessary from a planning standpoint? All the decisions required when putting together an important event, conference, or convention—including deciding what event-focused technology to use—can be overwhelming. It talked to a couple of leading minds in event technology : Sli.do’s Juraj Holub and blogger Liz King.