Pro Planners Offer Advice on Covering the Bases
Where and how we do our jobs puts us in high-risk situations all the time.
Are you doing your part to keep everyone safe?
Where you place your guests plays a big role in how they interact.
Certified planners share insights on how the accredited pros avoid those quality issues the nontrained coordinators often face.
We often hear how Millennials love technology. In fact, they don’t know life without it.
But while these future business leaders appreciate the power of technology to enhance knowledge and facilitate life’s simplest tasks, technology shouldn’t overshadow the important role of meetings, finds a new report by Imago Venues.
The report asks whether the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire this generation, and the resounding answer is no.
Are you an event planner who can be both calm and kind under pressure? If not, choose another profession.
Your clients, however, may not possess those same traits and unfortunately you cannot suggest they move on. We must work as a team to achieve event goals, despite the heat of the moment, occasional personality conflicts, tight deadlines and sometimes even tighter budgets.
And that’s just during the pre-planning!
In matters of pricing, patron relations and vendor-to-vendor interactions, our industry’s ethics in metro Detroit are evolving. Vendor ethics aren’t often discussed, but they’re there in every question we answer and every decision we make. It is up to us to hold each other, our clients and the perception of our industry to a higher level and to look out for one another.
Adhering to a handful of key ethical pillars can help ensure we serve our customers and our industry to the extent that they deserve.
Q: Our current website is no longer meeting the needs of our internal and external audiences. I’m in the market for a web redesign, but I don’t know where to begin. Do have you any pointers?
A: Whether the site is narrowly focused on a signature event or more broadly focused on your overall organization, there are a number of steps you can take to build a successful and buzz-worthy website. Having recently undergone a significant web redesign, here are seven of my key lessons learned.
Social media has drastically changed since I was in college. Thanks to Instagram, Twitter and FB, the hashtag symbol is becoming a larger topic when it comes to following, reporting and engaging with companies, friends or events. I personally love following the buzz during events that I cannot attend via hashtags. Savvy event planners can use hashtags to help our industry and business grow.