Archive for the ‘Event Planning’ Category

9 Unique and Fun Online Holiday Event Ideas

As the holidays draw near, tis’ the season for holiday parties, celebrations, and events. And if this year you’re thinking about getting creative, you may be considering hosting an online holiday event. By taking your celebrating to the digital stage, you open up a lot of unique opportunities to engage with your people, and you remove the geographical limitations that might normally be keeping some people from being able to attend.

Today, let’s take a look at nine of the best and most fun online holiday event ideas you can do.

(more…)

Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

Creating a More Engaging Virtual Conference: A 5 Step Guide

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led many businesses to shift to the virtual format for organizing events, including conferences. Aside from the lockdown situation, businesses that want to save money, time, and resources can also organize and host engaging virtual conferences. In other words, they can connect with their target audience online, virtually anytime and it can be good for business..

The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out on your own. There are tried-and-tested tips that can help you get comfortable with organizing virtual conferences, connect with your target audience, and boost attendee satisfaction.

In this guide, we’ll go over some useful tips for event organizers to plan, manage, and organize successful virtual conferences. We’ll also cover some event metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) you should be tracking and recommend tools that you can use to get started with a step in the right direction.

(more…)

Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

How To Host a Virtual Conference

women-virtual-meeting

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown situation, more and more companies are turning to hosting virtual conferences online as a means of bringing communities together.

Aside from the obvious benefit of saving resources and reaching out to a wider audience, hosting a virtual conference gives you an opportunity to create a library of video content that you can repurpose to generate qualified leads for your business.

In this article, we’ll explain step-by-step how to host a virtual conference and share some actionable tips to help you get started with a step in the right direction.

(more…)

Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

Eight Best Practices for Planning an Online Event

women at laptop

Planning an online event carefully is the key to success. To ensure your event’s success, here are eight best practices to follow:

  1. Identify your target audience
  2. Select an engaging topic
  3. Outline your event
  4. Choose a charismatic host
  5. Incorporate digital support tools
  6. Create a digital marketing plan geared towards your virtual audience
  7. Set up your online registration process
  8. Rehearse your event

Read on to learn more about what makes online events different than live functions, what types of events do well online, and how to make your online event a success.

(more…)

Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

8 Unique Virtual Fundraising Event Ideas

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for companies, small businesses, and individuals working to react and adapt to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while these particular groups dominate the news cycles, there’s another area of society equally affected—charities and fundraisers. Many of these organizations are also looking for innovative and unique ways to continue raising the funds required to meet the needs of those that count on them.  

One way many organizations, large and small, are adapting is by taking their events online. While it may require some creative planning, there are plenty of virtual event ideas that can help organizations connect with their supporters and raise the funds they need.

(more…)

Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

How to Write a Press Release for an Event that Attracts Attendance

Knowing how to write a press release for an event provides you with a powerful tool for cost-effective publicity. But to use a press release effectively to generate registrations, you need to follow certain best practices, ideally combined with the right event ticketing technology. To maximize your registrations, follow these five key steps:

  1. Identify where to send your press release
  2. Study your publicity outlet’s guidelines
  3. Format your press release correctly
  4. Make your press release persuasive
  5. Optimize your press release results

Here’s what you need to know to put these steps into practice.

(more…)

Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

Why You Don’t Want to Add Eventbrite to Your WordPress Site

image of stop sign

As an event organizer, there are a number of different ways you can manage event registrations and ticketing through your WordPress site. What you shouldn’t do, however, is add Eventbrite to WordPress.

Eventbrite is a hosted event ticketing platform. This means you can create an account, create events, and allow prospective attendees to view event details and purchase tickets from your event page. Eventbrite also gives you the option to embed checkout on your WordPress site.

The main problem with adding Eventbrite to WordPress is that it takes away from the user experience you’d otherwise be able to deliver if you were using an integrated event management plugin that is designed specifically for WordPress, like Event Espresso

In this article, we’ll step through some of the main reasons why you don’t want to add Eventbrite to WordPress and explain what you can do instead.

(more…)

Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

Event Espresso Helps the Dog School of Cadolzburg (Nuremberg) Teach Dog Owners How to Connect And Build Trust With Their Dogs

Meet the Dog School of Cadolzburg

The Dog School of Cadolzburg, Germany provides “dog training with a heart.” They provide dog owners with consultations, puppy classes, as well as individual and group dog training courses. To easily accommodate all of their requests to join these classes, they chose Event Espresso to help them to automate the sign up process and to help streamline their online registrations for their weekly classes.

In this customer success story, we highlight a project that web designer Anna-Lena Ganster developed to help the Dog School ‘Hundeerziehung mit Herz’ by Desiree Höck. We talked with Anna-Lena to learn more about how she built a robust website using Event Espresso integrated with WordPress for the dog trainer’s busy class registrations.

(more…)

Tags:
Posted in Event Planning | No Comments »

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
[gravityform id=116 title=false description=false]
<div class='gf_browser_unknown gform_wrapper' id='gform_wrapper_116' ><form method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data' id='gform_116' action='/category/event-planning/'> <div class='gform_body'><ul id='gform_fields_116' class='gform_fields top_label form_sublabel_below description_below'><li id='field_116_5' class='gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_hidden_label field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label gfield_label_before_complex' >What is your first name?<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_complex ginput_container no_prefix has_first_name no_middle_name no_last_name no_suffix gf_name_has_1 ginput_container_name' id='input_116_5'> <span id='input_116_5_3_container' class='name_first' > <input type='text' name='input_5.3' id='input_116_5_3' value='' aria-label='First name' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" placeholder='First name'/> <label for='input_116_5_3' class='hidden_sub_label screen-reader-text'>First name</label> </span> </div></li><li id='field_116_1' class='gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_116_1' >What is your email address so we can follow up with you?<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_text'><input name='input_1' id='input_116_1' type='text' value='' class='medium' placeholder='hello@example.com' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /></div></li><li id='field_116_2' class='gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_116_2' >Tell us about your concerns below<span class='gfield_required'>*</span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_textarea'><textarea name='input_2' id='input_116_2' class='textarea medium' placeholder='What kind of events are you planning?' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" rows='10' cols='50'></textarea></div></li><li id='field_116_6' class='gfield field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' >GDPR Agreement</label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_checkbox'><ul class='gfield_checkbox' id='input_116_6'><li class='gchoice_116_6_1'> <input name='input_6.1' type='checkbox' value='I consent to have this website store my submitted information so they can respond to my inquiry.' id='choice_116_6_1' /> <label for='choice_116_6_1' id='label_116_6_1'>I consent to have this website store my submitted information so they can respond to my inquiry.</label> </li></ul></div></li><li id='field_116_3' class='gfield gform_hidden field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><input name='input_3' id='input_116_3' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' aria-invalid="false" value='' /></li><li id='field_116_4' class='gfield gform_hidden field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><input name='input_4' id='input_116_4' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' aria-invalid="false" value='https://eventespresso.com/category/event-planning/' /></li><li id='field_116_7' class='gfield gform_validation_container field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible' ><label class='gfield_label' for='input_116_7' >Comments</label><div class='ginput_container'><input name='input_7' id='input_116_7' type='text' value='' autocomplete='off'/></div><div class='gfield_description' id='gfield_description_116_7'>This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.</div></li> </ul></div> <div class='gform_footer top_label'> <input type='submit' id='gform_submit_button_116' class='gform_button button' value='Send my message' onclick='if(window["gf_submitting_116"]){return false;} if( !jQuery("#gform_116")[0].checkValidity || jQuery("#gform_116")[0].checkValidity()){window["gf_submitting_116"]=true;} ' onkeypress='if( event.keyCode == 13 ){ if(window["gf_submitting_116"]){return false;} if( !jQuery("#gform_116")[0].checkValidity || jQuery("#gform_116")[0].checkValidity()){window["gf_submitting_116"]=true;} jQuery("#gform_116").trigger("submit",[true]); }' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='is_submit_116' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_submit' value='116' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_unique_id' value='' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='state_116' value='WyJbXSIsIjBiNjdjZjkyMDUzOWUxOWY5Y2NiZjIwMzM4YjA1Mjk4Il0=' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_target_page_number_116' id='gform_target_page_number_116' value='0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_source_page_number_116' id='gform_source_page_number_116' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' name='gform_field_values' value='' /> </div> </form> </div><script type='text/javascript'> jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_render', function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 116) {if(typeof Placeholders != 'undefined'){ Placeholders.enable(); }} } );jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_conditional_logic', function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} );</script><script type='text/javascript'> jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [116, 1]) } ); </script>
[i]
[i]