“I’m still standing, yeah, yeah, yeah,” proclaims my friend and event management colleague, Marcus White, in this blog post. It’s his victory shout about dealing with the changing world of events management, and life in general, since COVID-19 hit. He offers brilliant...
The world of event management has gone full virtual. I think it’s safe to say we’re now in full swing with virtual experiences. Over the last five months, we’ve all watched and experienced how companies, non-profits, government agencies, and more have shifted their...
An event security team isn’t just a physical presence at event, it also offers peace of mind to you, your guests, and your event team. You’ll have professionals on hand who are adept in handling a variety of situations that might not be in your wheelhouse — altercations, crowd flow challenges, an unexpected fire drill. When you arrange your event insurance, consider adding event security as another standard measure of insurance.
When I bring up the issue of event security with my event management clients, they can get nervous. Sometimes resistant. “Security” brings to mind news headlines and politicized events that require specialized protection. But event security is actually a standard resource to consider and arrange for many kinds events.
When discussing my favorite topic—event management—with colleagues and clients, I’m often asked: what’s the best way to get the word out about an event and attract attendees? Given the nearly endless ways we can communicate with prospective attendees, what’s the most effective and efficient way to publicize an event?
I hope you’re enjoying a merry season of sipping mulled wine, munching holiday treats, and making a hearty thank-you toast to employees and clients!
Another major event completed. Whew. I put my tired feet up, pour myself a glass of wine, and can’t help but think back, contentedly, on events produced over the years. So many guests, PowerPoint slides, and miles in so many conference venues!
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, company employee, or freelance wizard, I suspect that you—like me—are often flirting with the dangers of burnout. We work hard, move fast, and probably say “sure, I can do that!” far too often. Our candles are not only burning at both ends, they’re burning in the middle, on top and below—running the risk of getting snuffed out.