• Book Review: “The Non-Obvious Guide to Event Planning: For Kick-Ass Gatherings That Inspire People”

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    POSTED August 13, 2019
     

Andrea Driessen, chief boredom buster at No More Boring Meetings based out of Seattle, has written a helpful book about creating hugely entertaining events. This is a guide for both the newbie and seasoned event planner. Chapters include “When You Need Events—And When You Don’t,” “Unconventional Event Formats that Boost Engagement,” and “How to Curate a Kick-Ass Speaker Lineup.” The book is liberally sprinkled with smart planning tips about everything from engaging audiences across generations to improving your event’s Q&A, and Driessen offers templates and resources online that can be downloaded to accompany the information. The book is available through her website at nomoreboringmeetings.com or wherever books are sold.

Skip the ballroom and take your meeting to sea!

 

Ten years ago, when celebrating the 10th anniversary of my company, Elias Events, I wrote an article about the 10 changes I witnessed over the years. Now at the 20-year mark, I feel the need to write another article. This time around the changes in the special events industry are astounding, and to say advances in technology are a driving force behind special events is an understatement.