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Guide to Corporate Events Planning: How to Plan the Perfect Event for Your Company and Employees

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Organizations and businesses plan corporate events to reorient business goals, reinforce corporate values, foster relationships, and strengthen teamwork. No matter how small the event is, there are a lot of details that need to be considered during corporate event planning. To break down how to successfully plan a corporate event, let’s first define what corporate events are. (more…)

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How to Add an Events Calendar to WordPress Page

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Are you looking for a way to boost event attendance? Adding an events calendar to your WordPress site is a great way to attract new registrations for your upcoming events.

Ideally, you want to display all details related to your upcoming event on your WordPress site. This makes it easy for prospective attendees to discover events and register for them.

Displaying an events calendar is one of the best ways to promote upcoming events for your business and enhance the user experience on your event website. In this article, we’ll show you how to add an events calendar to your WordPress page using Event Espresso. (more…)

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5 Effective Hybrid Event Ideas for Newbies

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Hybrid events are the most common trend in today’s event industry. In fact, statistics show that “73 percent of event planners now think hybrid events will continue to be more common in the future.”

While most are in the hype with hybrid set-ups, some are still hesitant, and uncertain about the transition. If you are still venturing out the new waters of hybrid events, then this guide is perfect for you. Find out everything you need to know about hybrid events. Let’s keep the ball rolling. (more…)

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4 Positive Effects of Events: Happiness, Human Connection, and More

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People are constantly looking for ways to better their life and promote positivity. Attending events is a great way to experience happiness, connect with like-minded people, and foster positive well-being.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some positive effects of events on your attendees and how you can organize events to fully cater to them. (more…)

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The 6 Basic Steps on Hosting a Conference

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Hosting a successful conference involves a lot of planning and can get quite intimidating if it’s your first time.

Ideally, you want to create “checklists” of the things you need to do and cross them off as you go. This helps ensure everything is in place to successfully host a conference. In this guide, we’ll go over six crucial steps you should follow when hosting a conference. (more…)

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10 Best Event Planning Resources

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If you’re thinking about hosting an event, the first step is to start planning for it. It helps to have high-quality event planning resources at your disposal.

Ideally, you want to plan ahead so that when it’s time to host the event, you and your staff members know exactly what to do. This also helps keep all the important timelines of the event in place and ensures you’re able to effectively manage your event.

In this article, we’ll go over various event planning resources that will help you easily plan your event and effectively execute it. (more…)

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How to Plan a Workshop Checklist

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Planning a workshop can be quite challenging, especially if you don’t know where to start. You have to do a lot of things in such little time and make sure nothing goes wrong. In this guide, we’ll explain how to plan a workshop checklist. (more…)

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How to Create Your Event Planning Questionnaire (Like a Pro)

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Events are one of the more effective marketing methods for businesses and organizations. For non-profit organizations like churches, events are utilized to generate funds, empower their congregation, teach and inspire, and serve communities.

For businesses, it generates sales, increases brand credibility and awareness, and allows you to know your customers. A Bizzabo marketing report suggested that 60% of business leaders believe that events are the most crucial marketing channels for attaining business goals.

Whether you are preparing for your company’s internal event or for a client, starting event planning with a pre-event consultation is vital. And to get the best out of it, you’ll be needing this essential tool: your event planning questionnaire.

This article will teach you the practical steps to construct your event planning questionnaire and the essential questions you need to include in it. (more…)

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How to Host A Gala Fundraiser

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An easy way of raising funds for a nonprofit or charity is to host a gala fundraiser. A gala is a dinner that raises funds through sponsorships, table purchases, and individual ticket sales. A gala sometimes is referred to as an annual fundraising gala benefit dinner, the organization dinner or gala, or a black-tie gala.

It’s a simple way for charities and non-profit organizations to generate some funds for future or upcoming projects. It might seem like a challenge at first but once you have the right tools in hand, it’s really easy to host a gala fundraiser.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can host a gala fundraiser event for your business or organization in five simple steps. (more…)

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How to Make Your Own Customized Church Event Planning Checklist

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Photo credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters

Last year’s youth conference was a bomb! All the tickets were sold out. The preachings were great and you saw lives touched and changed. You even saw Gary “The Black Sheep” cry!  The same boy who was often dragged by her mother to Church is now a regular at Sunday service. He even volunteered to teach children about God. And if that’s not a success for you, I don’t know what is.

Everything was great not until you went through the evaluation. You found out that a lot of things were overlooked. There was a shortage of food. The banner was not put up. The decorations were a little bit off. And to make matters worse, a set of speakers malfunctioned during the event and many participants didn’t hear the message well enough.

You looked at the faces of the volunteers, especially the leaders and you saw how exhausted they were. One of the things they said was: “Thank God it went fine. We were panicking the whole time. We thought that we had it all figured out but it turns out that we forgot to bring a lot of things. Great to hear that the youth enjoyed it because we were definitely stressed. I didn’t even have the time to drink coffee.”

As the event organizer, you feel that you failed. You want to motivate them but you can’t because you feel the same way. All you feel is being burnt out. And you just found out that the couple’s retreat will be next month! (more…)

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