Category: Event Management

10 Best Practices for Building Event Websites – INFOGRAPHIC

When it comes to building an event web site, everything you do should be focused on 1) maximizing traffic to your site and 2) maximizing the number of registrations or RSVPs via the site. With those two goals in mind, here is an infographic that lays out 10 best practices for building event websites for

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5 ways to grow your events business by giving back to your community

One of my good friends (whom I met in a leads group years ago … very fitting for this post ) once said that networking isn’t about getting; it’s about giving and being proactive about it (so giving first). And anyone who has had any success with networking has learned this over and over again.

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10 Do’s and Don’ts on how to turn event issues and complaints into victories

Event Customer Support - Addressing Complaints

Very few events happen in which there are no issues or problems encountered, mainly because there are so many moving parts when planning and staging an event. Frankly, any event that goes off without even a minor snag should be considered a miracle, and you should really always expect there to be last-minute changes and

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5 most effective marketing tactics for an event planning business

This is the first in a series of posts on marketing tips for the events industry. _________________ Building a service-based business like an event planning business is no easy task, mainly because you are essentially marketing and selling yourself and your ability to do what you say you can do. It’s tough to scale and

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17 proven ways to boost your event attendance

Nothing is more deflating than spending countless hours (as well as lots of money) planning an event only to have a paltry turnout. Empty chairs are the bane of every event planner’s existence and can be discouraging to the point of giving up, and so we decided to compile a list of tactics for improving

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Client Sales Funnel Full

A warm welcome to today’s guest blogger , Cheryl Bailey. Cheryl runs Wedding Industry Rescue (the business coaches to the wedding industry) and Yellow Umbrella Events. She has successfully built more than a couple wedding/event related businesses to more than $100K in less than a year, so she knows what the hell she’s talking about

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How to make it easy to do business with your event planning company

Before I started my own business, I worked at a few companies that did many things right. Like hire good people and then figure out where they fit. Or encourage a healthy competitiveness in the workplace. Or providing good, continual mentoring to help employees achieve their career goals. Or simply by stocking gratis snacks, drinks

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The Quick Guide to Event Floorplans and Seating Arrangements – INFOGRAPHIC

To commemorate the launch of our new seating arrangement / event floor plan software tool, we would like to offer up this infographic entitled: The Quick Guide to Event Floorplans and Seating Arrangements. It covers the basics of laying out event floor plans, including customary event and table layout formats; table and chair placements; suggested

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How to build an event budget – Infographic

Building an event budget isn’t always the easiest thing to do, which is why we created the How to Build an Event Budget infographic . This walks you through the basics of building an event budget and creating your event budget categories and line items. Feel free to post this on your site by cutting

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8 event management and planning trends for 2014

2014 Event Planning Trends

Tis the season to reflect on the past year and look forward to what awaits us in 2014. And as we here at Planning Pod prepare for a year of growth and new tools and features, we wanted to give you the inside scoop on what we’ve been hearing from event professionals and what we’ve

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