Resources

A carefully curated collection of essential articles, vendors and inspiration for planning your event.

Topics for 2015 include Planning a Wedding, Planning a Corporate Event, Planning a Social Event, Event Planners, Wedding Photographers, Vendors and Suppliers.

9 CREATIVE WAYS TO DISPLAY COMPANY LOGOS AT EVENTS

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Today’s event planner is expected to ‘think outside the box’ and create unique experiences rather than run-of-the-mill corporate events. One of the main criteria that event planners must decide upon is where and how to display company logos at events. As expectations grow – and audiences and clients demand more ‘wow factor’ experiences – so every element of an event must be well thought out and individually tailored to an event.

Just relying on banners and flyers to be a sufficient way of displaying a logo is out of the question if you want your event to really stand out. Branded goody bags and logoed photo walls are no longer ‘new’ ideas. With the use of interactive technology, new ideas, entertainment and plenty of creativity, event planners can ensure that company logos are displayed in a variety of ways; some clever or modern and others simply mind-blowing!
 


HOW TO ENSURE YOUR CORPORATE EVENT COMES OFF WITHOUT A HITCH

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There are many moving parts that take place when planning a corporate event. You want the event to come across as educational, inspirational, informative and, most importantly, enjoyable for those who attend the event. Nobody really understands the hard work that happens behind the scenes when planning a corporate event.

There are numerous daunting tasks, checklists, vendors to wrangle and manage, and steps from beginning to end to get through while keeping your cool and making sure everything gets completed on time and seamlessly. Here are a few ways any Event Planner can ensure your corporate event comes off without a hitch!


THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF CORPORATE EVENT PLANNING

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They say you can never be too organized. Warning – if you’re anything but too organized corporate event planning, or any other type of event planning may not be your cup of tea. 

As an event planner for over ten years, I’ve found the most successful way for staying organized when planning a corporate event is to come prepared with what I deem the holy grail of the events world – a corporate event survival guide.

A complete checklist and how-to guide for anyone preparing to plan a full-blown corporate event. 


5 TECHNOLOGIES EVERYONE IN EVENT MANAGEMENT SHOULD BE USING

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Many event planning professionals are looking for tools that make their life easier and their event planning efforts more organized and hassle free. Here are five useful technologies that will make your event management experience a much more pleasant one.


WHY YOU SHOULD MEET YOUR EVENT PLANNER IN PERSON

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If you are selecting someone to oversee the creation of a major event, whether it's an awards reception or a business conference, then you are delegating a major responsibility. Understanding that you need help with event planning makes it all the easier to see the value in scheduling a face to face meeting with the planner. Here are some reasons why those meetings are so crucial.

 

Building Rapport and Trust

While it is possible to build rapport using email or telephone calls, it does take more time and effort. When the planning needs to get underway immediately, an initial face to face meeting goes a long way towards establishing that rapport. Meeting at the start of the planning makes it easier to relax, and trust that the work is in the hands of someone who knows what he or she is doing...


42 TIPS FOR PRODUCING A MEMORABLE SMALL BUSINESS EVENT

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Memorable events don’t just happen.  Organizing and holding an event takes planning. Whether it’s a conference, seminar or a customer appreciation day, and whether you have three weeks to plan or an entire year, your event’s success is in the details. We’ve collected 42 small business event planning tips from the experts, including some of the organizers of the annual Small Business Influencer Awards.


HOW TO PLAN A CORPORATE EVENT

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Whether you are a professional planner or you got stuck with the task for your business, knowing how to plan a corporate event can be a tricky endeavor to ensure that you cover all of the details. From food, to location, to atmosphere and more, the perfect event takes planning and effort to come off seamlessly.

Step 1: Conceptualize your big idea, a.k.a. come up with your theme.

  • Whether you are doing a cocktail party, a workshop or the company picnic, setting a theme gives the tone of the event and gives you a starting point when picking your food, your music, your decor and more.
  • Make sure that your theme is appropriate to the crowd for which you are planning. You can find a large variety of theme ideas online to get you started.