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.

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.

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.

Event Planning - A New Normal

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Technology and social media are changing events and creating a "new normal" in terms of how we "market, consume and measure events." Here are some thoughts and tips to help small organizations update their events. technology events social media

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!

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.

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

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. So event ROI is important.

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. So, as you’re designing your upcoming events , keep in mind that a little can go a long way.

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 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

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. After all, everyone should want to avoid a Michael Bay moment at a meeting or event.

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

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

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.

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. Pay homage to your event’s location.

Meetings 411: Event Planning Tips for Generation Z - Part 2

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I recently discussed the implications of what we already know about Generation Z for designing meetings and event planners. Here 5 specific tips for designing meetings and events that are effective and engaging for Generation Z participants.

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.

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? “Sure, there are some slower times, but there is never a time that you are not planning,” he says.

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?

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.

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

Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

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Consider these major responsibilities: Membership Development, Membership Benefits, Membership Administration, Governance, Volunteer Development, Meeting/Event Management, Government Affairs, Market Development, Education, Operations, Communications and Cheerleader. Event Planning Checklist. My volunteer leaders were struggling with the complexities of planning a small event for our trade association so I prepared this checklist to help guide them.

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

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.

And the Winner is … Your Organization

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Whether we’re motivated by the appreciation of excellence or the wagers and debates these events often generate, we do pay attention to awards, as the 32.9 Association Management Event Planning Experience ManagementThe Oscars. The Nobel Prize. The Palme d’Or.

Is It Time for a Paperless Conference?

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Small Staff Chatter event planning event technologyIn terms of disseminating information onsite at your organization’s conference, how are you currently doing it? Do you give people printed handouts and booklets when they check in at registration?

The Four Secrets to Making a Big Impression at Your Member Event

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Does the meeting room make someone feel like they’ve arrived at a real “event.” Pillar number three is the first reception of the event. People come to events to network. Meetings Conference Planning Event Planning

Turning One-Time Event Attendees into Long-Term Members

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If you market your organization’s events to prospects, in addition to members, good for you! Read on for a few tips: Association Views event planningIt’s a great way to showcase your organization’s value and give prospects a taste of what membership is like.

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How to Use Postcards to Stay on Member's Minds

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small staff association event planning Small Staff Chatter chambers conference marketingThis year for ASAE Annual, we decided to get a little creative and extra thoughtful about our messaging.

14 Ways to Promote Your Association's Next Event

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One of the most difficult aspects of event planning is actually getting people to register and attend. So how can you drive awareness and registrations for your association’s next event? Here are 14 ideas: event planning Small Staff Chatter marketingYou’re putting so much time and money into this. You need to make sure the ROI exceeds that.

Finding the Right Speakers for Your Association's Event: 4 Tips

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A big factor in whether or not people register for an event (depending on the type of event) is the speaker lineup. Finding speakers who meet those qualifications can definitely be a challenge, but to help you out, we’ve put together four tips: event planning Small Staff Chatter

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30 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Association Event

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Events are a great member benefit but can become a huge expense without proper planning. Here are 30 great ways to consider saving money: Small Staff Chatter event planning

Should You Host a Virtual Conference in 2019? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Nowadays, it seems like everything is going digital - including events. More and more companies and organizations are hosting virtual events and more and more people seem to be attending those events.

Small-Staff Engagement Hack: Members Helping Members

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Here’s one hack in particular we think you’ll love: event planning ASAE member engagement Association ViewsAs you may know, a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

3 Details That Can Make or Break Your Association's Event

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We’ve all heard it: The devil is in the details, and boy if that isn’t true of event planning. It’s the little things that often have the biggest impact on people, and these three details, in particular, can actually make (or break) your association’s event…. event planning Association Views

How to Engage Your Event Attendees

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You spend a lot of time - and money - planning your association’s events. Here are a few tips: association management event planning member engagement membership management Association ViewsSo naturally, you want them to be successful and for your attendees to be engaged.

Virtual: A Day in the Life – Events Planner

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Q&A with Brittney Burns, Events Manager at Virtual. At Virtual, I manage events for a technology-focused, non-profit association management company. This might mean planning conferences and member meetings. We run events in 35 countries for participants including the U.S.

Your Guide to Gen Z: Will They Be at Your Next Conference?

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Born into the age of innovation and technology, Gen Z can be the perfect target market for anyone’s next event. event planning member engagement Small Staff ChatterSpeaking as a Gen Z-er, myself, I know we can be a tough crowd to please.

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