This time of year is always the busiest for everyone at Konnect PR! With trade shows and events happening it can be easy to get distracted and loss track of things. So to help you out, I have compiled a list of successful steps I have learned through out the years on how to plan a successful event! Feel free to take notes 🙂
Step 1: Know what you have to work with before planning. Know your expectations from the client and overall goal.
Step 2: Brainstorm ideas. What do you want your event to look it? What do you want your attendees to take away from it? Once this is done, review each idea and assess it for feasibility.
Step 3: Develop a time line. Make a list of everything that needs to be done to plan the event. Make a schedule that shows when each task needs to be completed.
Step 4: Develop a budget. Most likely you have a set amount of money available to spend on the event. List all associated costs and allocate the available funds.
Step 5: Contact anyone and everyone who will need to be apart of the event. Volunteers, speakers, performers and make sure they are all available.
Step 6: Confirm all details pertaining to the event.
Step 7: Have fun!
Step 8: Write a brief synopsis of the event, including participant and planner comments, attendance, suggestions for future events, and final costs.
Step 9: On to the next event!
Written by: Charlotte Sandler