Tag: Business Practices

The Best Way to Pitch Event Ideas to Executives

NOTE: Even though this article is written for getting executives to sign off on your event idea, I have also used the 11 steps outlined below to successfully pitch event sponsorships or marketing partnerships to executives. Business executives are an odd bunch. They are uber-competitive. Think strategically. Almost always have a plan. Don’t mind taking ...

Event Registration Software Infographic

How to Compare and Review Event Registration Software [ Infographic ]

As you may already be aware, no two event registration software platforms are alike, and each person and organization has specific requirements regarding the features and functions you need to properly collect event registrations online. To this end, we have provided below a complete checklist for comparing online event registration software tools. Feel free to ...

Event Planner Holiday Poem - Twas the Day Before the Big Event

“Twas the Day Before the Big Event” – A Holiday Poem for Event Planners [Infographic]

We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and thank event professionals especially for bringing such joy and cheer to people throughout the year through your events. With that said, here is our holiday poem for event planners, with all apologizes to Clement Clarke Moore, author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.   ...

Event Planning Templates - Drawbacks

7 Big Drawbacks of Event Planning Spreadsheet Templates

If you have been using a computer for any length of time, it seems that spreadsheets have been around as long as computers and are as familiar as word processing programs and email. The story of spreadsheets really starts with academics back in the 60s and 70s who needed an easier, faster way to make ...

Event Binders Are Dead

6 Reasons Why the Event Binder Is Dead

Before laptop computers were commonplace, before tablets were even a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye, event planners and managers carried around massive event binders full of printed documents and spreadsheets as well as tons of notes regarding each and every event. These event planning binders were the event “bible” for each event and contained all ...

Tips for Choosing a Caterer

10 Insider Tips for Choosing the Right Caterer

When it comes to the things that can make or break an event, few are as important as the quality, flavor and appearance of the food and beverages you serve. A lot is riding on your decision of which caterer to hire, and if you think this decision really isn’t that important, look at it ...

Lessons for Event Planners from Startups

5 Lessons Event Professionals Can Learn From Startups

Since launching Planning Pod as a beta version in 2012, we have had the pleasure to speak with thousands of event professionals and learn about their challenges in managing events and – for event planners, venues and caterers in particular – in growing their businesses. Over that time, as we have grown from dozens to ...