Staying up to date on event industry trends is vital to your success, but there are so many industry magazines and blogs to keep track of. (If you are in the market for ideas - take a look at this list from our friends at Endless Events "40 Outstanding Industry Events to Follow". You'll recognize a familiar face at #17.)
If you've been receiving weekly or monthly updates from our blog here at MeetingPlay, chances are that you've missed a few along the way. To help, we wanted to provide a round-up of our 5 most popular posts from last year.
14 Questions to Ask in Your Post-Event Survey
Post-event evaluation surveys can provide valuable insights, helping you get a sense of attendee satisfaction and improve things for your next event. But to get the most useful feedback, you need to ask the right questions, at the right time, and in the right way. Take a look at the fourteen post-event evaluation questions we shared to get your survey started in this post.
11 Questions You Need to Ask Attendees Before an Event
Looks like event surveys were a popular topic for our audience!
The most effective way to understand the needs of your attendees is to ask them through pre-event survey questions. This valuable feedback will help you plan around your crowd and show your attendees that you are organized and responsive. Plus, pre-event surveys are a great way to generate some additional buzz and excitement.
You can see the survey questions to consider here.
6 Ways to Shake Up the Traditional Breakout Session Format
We've heard loud and clear that event planners are looking to break out of the same-old same-old. This applies to every aspect of the meeting - from presentation style, to food and beverage to technology. In particular, we know planners are looking to change up the traditional meeting format, making it more interactive to avoid conference fatigue. We examined that idea and offered ideas to get guests moving, interacting, and making lasting connections.
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Contracts for Event Planners | Force Majeure and More
We wanted to help you wrap your head around the force majeure clause and give you some useful contract-creation pointers. While we’re not lawyers offering legal advice on contracts, we want to make you aware of some best practices concerning contract language. And to get you the best advice possible, we’ve recruited an industry expert to help us out.
Event Planning Problems & Solutions
You know that feeling when you’ve put months of work into an event — researching, budgeting, planning, promoting — and when the big day rolls around, you realize that you forgot something so obvious that all you can do is put your face in your palm. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. If you want to avoid that feeling at your next event, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most common event planning mistakes — and how to avoid them.
And what do we have in store for 2019? Lots more insightful and entertaining posts for you. We're certainly always open to feedback, so drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if there's something you would like to see.
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