Event planning tips – What more you can do to enhance your event

  • By The Waridi Events Team
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  • 18 Feb2016

All events are centered on one goal – success –  and you should incorporate it in your list of event planning goals to ensure your event makes a mark in history. But, how can you do that? How can you bring all the pieces together to make a complete and memorable impact in the minds of your attendees? Of course, by hiring an efficient and seasoned event planner. That will solve a lot of your problems of running to and fro, making arrangements, speaking with the vendors, etc. You can just sit there (or stand or walk) monitoring the arrangements and see if there is any loophole.

Not really! You can do much more than just that. It is not wise to put the entire responsibility on the event managers and just sit back and watch. You can use your spare time to look for ways that can make your event better. No idea of what you can do? Well the following points will surely give you some:

  • Event planning is based on goals and objectives. your event should have a proper objective so as to make it more effective. You can’t just hold a corporate event for fun and pleasure. There are marketing goals, engagement goals, productivity goals, inspirational goals, branding goals and so on. You can make a list of all these goals and objectives and discuss with your event planner to achieve them with the help of the event.
  • While setting goals, you can talk to your stakeholders and manage a healthy conversation to find what they want this event to feature and how they want it done. Also, you can talk to the potential attendees and ask them what are their expectations regarding this event. If you work with the stakeholders and your attendees in mind, chances are, your event will be loved by people.
  • Research for the most appropriate event planning partners to build an event that satisfies all your business needs. Right from design planning and venue selection to implementation, you need to keep in touch with your event managers to see what they are doing and whether it caters to your specific requirements.
  • Use the social media platform to hold pre-event discussions. Invite your guests and stir a buzz regarding the upcoming event to ensure their presence and also bring out what they want your event to feature. Social media holds huge significance in event planning and management. Create polls, start discussions and increase chances of engagement for your event. Let your attendees feel enthusiastic about the upcoming event. And furthermore, create attractive posters and keep updating them in social media with top notch content so that the buzz remains.
  • You can also go for venue inspection and see if it is going to meet your event requirements. It is advisable not to take the event manager’s decision hands down. Yes, you should have faith in your event manager, of course but do put in your recommendations as well. After all it is your event and any reputable firm will always be all ears to listen to what you have to say.

Now, that you know what you can do personally to enhance your event, get on with it as soon as possible. Time is limited and your event date is close. So make sure you have your hands full and work in collaboration with the pros to create an event that makes your attendees feel proud of you and come back year after year for more.

The Waridi Events Team

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We are a Kenyan events agency solely focussed on corporate event design, planning and management. Stuck in a rut and need any event planning assistance for your upcoming corporate event? Write to us on hello@waridievents.com.

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