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How to Start an Event Planning Business from Home

Many Event Planners start out working from home. This can be a great model for setting up an event planning business as it keeps overheads down in those critical early stages of trading and can maximise productivity. If you are considering whether it could work for you and how to make a success of… Read more

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How to Fall in Love with Your Event Attendees

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the people you care about and in this article we celebrate that very special relationship between event planners and their event attendees. I recently organized and facilitated a seminar series for a group of 50 people…. Read more

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11 Steps for How to Handle a Customer Complaint at Your Event

Dealing with customer complaints effectively is an important skill, particularly if the feedback comes in the middle of a live event. How do you handle an event complaint situation? If you get it wrong you will probably lose a valued attendee forever. However if you get it right you could manage to… Read more

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10 Essential Tips for Planning a Wedding Like an Event Professional

A wedding is one of the most important days in any couple’s lives. From engagement photos, to selecting vendors, to making checklists and choosing your wedding party, there are lots of items that need to be planned out in an orderly fashion up until you say those two magical words – “I… Read more

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Top 9 Practices Event Organizers Should Stop Doing in 2015

This is a sponsored post by Alon Alroy, Co-Founder & CMO at Bizzabo. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. While it may be 2015 and there are no hoverboards to be seen (bummer), we are still well-immersed in the age of technology, but is your event? Are you truly a… Read more

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Measure up Your Meetings

Whether you are trying to lose weight, run your best marathon or host an awesome event, measurement is the key to your success. In this article we look at the benefits of creating a measurement strategy for your events and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can take you off… Read more

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How to Create the WOW Factor in Event Customer Service

A happy customer (attendee) is often a returning customer (repeat attendee). This post looks at how to create the WOW factor in event customer service. Ensure your event is memorable for all the right reasons and to keep your guests happy, loyal and most importantly coming back to your… Read more

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The Event Within Your Event: Managing a Speaking Slot

This is a sponsored post by Kristen Carvalho, Content and Social Media Manager at etouches. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Next time you get offered the chance to be a session leader of a group speaking slot, stop and think about the amount of time and effort it… Read more

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6 Essential Reasons Why You Should Share Your Event Workload

Finalize the attendee list, post on social media, contact the caterer, arrange transportation, meet with the venue, etc… Does this sound anything like your daily agenda? Event planning professionals have an endless list of tasks that need to be accomplished on any given day and the… Read more

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The Transformational Event: Creating Meetings with Meaning

Over the last decade a new kind of attendee has emerged. This attendee wants to do more than sit in their chair and absorb information. They don’t attend events simply to be entertained or educated. This new kind of attendee is looking for an experience that somehow leaves them a better… Read more

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