With the fast-paced speed of events, follow-up is often forgotten, or the effort put forth is minimal. As the event host or planner, devoting more time and resources to the follow-up offers many benefits yet to be tapped by the broader event planning community. Professional event planners are experts in logistics, details and the experience, and often solely focused on executing a flawless event. Their engagement ends when the event ends.
Organizations take valuable time out of important face-to-face retreats to engage in what many organizations refer to as “team-building.” Buyer beware, as much of what you are seeing is team-building junk food. It’s time together, but just as in the true nature of junk food, these experiences can have a damaging effect on teams and the experience.
First row, left to right: Amy Leyden, Christie Altendorf, Lindsey Schneider, Devie Hagen, Jaimie Mattes, CMM
Back row, left to right: Lauren Segelbaum, Jim Leighton, Meghan Gustafson, Connor Myhre, Sean Schuette, CMP, Katie Numedahl, Rosemarie Kelly Ndupuechi, Jessica Miller
Meeting Notes: Key takeaways from the spring 2019 meeting.
Downtown Denver venue shares ideas for shaking up the format and keeping it within budget boundaries.
Tips From a Pro: Safety First
LET’ S TALK ABOUT BUDGETS
When I first started in the industry as a corporate event planner, budgets were hefty and guest experiences were top-notch until they weren’t once the market crashed. Thankfully it seems as though now organizations are investing budget dollars back into events to boost customer and employee morale.
EVENT SPECIALIST, EVENT LAB
The experts talk trends, inspiration and how to make an event shine on a budget.
Long-Distance Relationships That Work