Planning an event can be stressful as there are many details Event Organisers need to consider with a tight timeline. Here are 7 tips we would like to share on how to go about to plan events more successfully.
First and foremost, Event Organisers will need to set the goals to achieve by the end of the event as well as the format is taken. Be it from conferences, trade shows to shareholder meetings. It is important to understand the format of the event as the details and tasks to be completed differs greatly from one event to another.
2. Create Shared Documents
With technology advancements, there are many platforms available now that allows multiple users to collaborate and work on the same document. Having shared documents are extremely useful as event planning usually involve a lot of people. By allowing multiple users to work on the same documents will allow the entire event planning team to be on the same page and communicate more effectively.
3. Have Clear Deadlines
Due to the huge amount of workload and tight timeline to plan for the event, it is important to have clear deadlines on the tasks to be completed. This ensures that the entire planning team is advancing at a good pace and put together everything before the actual event day.
4. Delegate Tasks
Effective delegation of tasks is critical to the planning process of an event as it ensures utilisation of each team member’s specialisation and prevents burnouts. Hence it is important to have departments such as logistics, marketing and programmes to delegate specific tasks to these different departments. This will ensure the effectiveness of the entire team as they focus on their own area of specialisation and not be overloaded with too many tasks.
5. Engage an Event Management Software
Many Event Organisers are increasingly finding event management software attractive. Event management software such as EventNook streamlines the registration process for events by enabling Event Organisers to create an online registration event page within minutes and allowing attendees to check-in easily using QR code. The biggest benefit Event Organisers will receive must be the amount of time and money saved!
6. Have a Contingency Plan
In events, it is extremely important to have a contingency plan as there may be unforeseen circumstances during the event. Hence, having a contingency plan will help Event Organisers be prepared with alternative solutions to handle issues that may arise on the actual event day.
7. Conduct a run through of the event with the team
A run through should be conducted with the team around 2 weeks before the event to inform them of the event schedule and clear any questions or doubts. This will ensure that everyone is on the same page and understand their roles in making the event a successful one. A run through should also be conducted a few days on the actual venue before the event to ensure everything runs smoothly on-site.
Make them into a Checklist
Try making a short checklist with these tips, tick them off after you completed each of them. After you finish ticking off the 7 tips, you will notice that stress got minimized and productivity increased.
EventNook’s registration software system streamlines the registration process, making it fast, simple and efficient. If you are planning to hold an event, do check out our website for some of the events that we have supported here: http://overview.eventnook.com/p/event-checkin-showcases