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Announcing Recurring Events and EE4 Beta Releases for Event Espresso!

Recurring Events Manager

Includes an Improved Date and Ticket Editor and Support for Recurring Events.

We are excited to announce that Event Espresso 4.11 core Beta and the Recurring Events Manager add-on Beta are now available in the pre-release channel. We can’t wait for you to check it out! We call on everyone in the Event Espresso community to explore, test, and try them both out!

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The Top 5 Virtual Event Ideas to Replace Live Events

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With virtual events becoming a more popular option for companies, you need to come up with virtual event ideas that can help boost attendee engagement with your brand.

Many real-life events make for great virtual event ideas but this isn’t always the case. Some great event ideas (such as hands-on workshops or trade shows) still cannot be implemented as virtual events.

Since virtual events are more popular now than ever before, you need to think of ways to deliver a good user experience with the tools and digital environment you’re working with.

For this reason, you need to think of popular, trendy event ideas that can make for good virtual events that attendees will enjoy. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best event ideas that make for great virtual events. 

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Event Registration Tools: What Features Do You Need?

Event registration and marketing are tough. There are tons of small details in the event registration process that you have to work out and get right. Plus, the event registration data you collect from prospective attendees can get overwhelming really quickly.

The good news is that, with the right event registration tool, you can make the entire process much less complex. You just need to make sure you’re investing in the right tools for the job.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the features you should look for in an event registration tool.

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60 Event Planning Skills to Hone Your Craft

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Event planning and management requires a sophisticated set of skills. There are a lot of moving parts that you need to manage in order to pull off a successful event. Whether you are planning events on your own or as part of a team, you should cultivate a very well rounded skill set. In this article we discuss the specific skills within these categories that you will need to successfully plan your events: organization, creativity, leadership, communication, people skills, finance, marketing, customer service, technology, and sales.

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Event Planning Timelines: How to Create Yours

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So, you’ve decided to plan an event? Awesome! As experts in the field, we can tell you one thing for sure—when the excitement slows down, you’re going to start to feel the weight of the long list of things you need to do to prepare, no matter if the event is in person or running a virtual event.

Luckily, event planning doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming. By taking the time to understand and map out an event planning timeline, you can set yourself and your up for event success!

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How to Promote an Event on Social Media

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Some people love social media and for some, it’s a sore subject. No matter how you feel on the topic, though, one thing is for sure—using social media to promote events is important if you want to drive great attendance numbers and sell tickets online. It’s the single easiest and most cost-effective way to get your message out, reach the masses, and scale appropriately within your budget constraints.

And while more is always best, it’s easy to get lost in the passel of different social media platforms and the need for different strategies for each. What we recommend when using social media to promote events is to focus on the core four—Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Best Practices for Planning and Promoting a Community Event

A tight-knit community can be an incredibly rewarding thing to be a part of. It provides a support system, creates social benefits, is a great source of entertainment, and helps to protect the longevity of the group as a whole.

One of the best ways to build that camaraderie is to run a community event such as a festival, a fun run, car show, church event, etc. But turning an idea for a community event into a reality involves more than just a will to bring people together. With the right practices and tips, though, planning a community event can be fun and a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

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How to Start an Online Cooking Class

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If you’re a chef or someone that loves to cook, you have a great opportunity to take advantage of the rising popularity of online classes, also known as virtual learning. Starting an online cooking class is the perfect opportunity for you to launch your side business and generate an income from your side hustle. The best part is that you can reach a much wider audience since you are not constrained by geographic limitations. Anyone who has an interest in your offerings or style of cooking can join your classes right from the convenience of their own kitchen, no matter where they are located in the world! 

While all of this may seem overwhelming at first, it’s actually pretty easy to start an online cooking class. In this article, we’ll go over what you need to start an online cooking class.

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The Ultimate Guide to Crafting the Perfect Event Confirmation Email

As an event organizer, you need to send out important event details and communications with your event attendees. Sending automated event confirmations emails is one of the most efficient and modernized ways that this can be handled. If done correctly, the event confirmation emails can support your event business and goals and provide great customer service.

One of the easiest ways to understand the purpose and power of an event confirmation email communications is to consider the overall process as compared to an in-person registration process. If you think about what has to happen to make the in-person event registration, or ”sign up” process a success you’ll begin to realize all the actions and communications that also have to happen. Because the process of registering or buying tickets online is remote, or not “face to face”, the event confirmation emails are going to have to be even more sophisticated, accurate and timely so that attendees have confidence in your event. The event confirmation emails are an essential part of the selling process.

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