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Posts by Dan McCarthy

Event Security 101: Tips & Best Practices to Minimize Your Risk

Event security entails far more than just dotting the venue with security personnel. The process is quite complex and requires extensive coordination and communication. With the right security practices, you’ll ensure the safety of your guests and staff — plus you’ll prevent damage to the venue and related property. Day-of security We cannot stress enough…

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5 Tips to Ace Your Upcoming Event Management Job Interview

So, you have aspirations to be an event planner and you’ve turned in a job application. You got a call back for an interview, congrats! Now you have to undergo the interview part where you’ll be in the hot seat and grilled by an interviewer. Your answers, conduct, demeanor, and body language will determine if…

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Crowd Control Tips: 3 Best Practices for Venues

Venue managers and staff all have a duty to their attendees to provide a level of crowd management and safe, fun experiences at events. This is first and foremost vital for guest and staff safety, as well as minimizing complaints that may lead to a poor event review. As part of the planning process, be…

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6 Clauses to Include in Your Event Planning Contract

When you take on a new client for your event planning business, a verbal agreement is never enough. You need a written event contract to outline the terms and conditions of your service. The contract will be the go-to source if a dispute arises. Verbal agreements are not enough: an event planning contract will outline…

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7 Quick Wins for Sports Event Management

There’s nothing like a good sporting event to promote sportsmanship and friendly competition. When it comes to sports event management, you might have some questions about what’s required in terms of logistics and venue layout. Whether you’re planning a charity run, a company outing, or a just-for-fun competition, we recommend starting with these tips. Here…

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27 Unique Gala Ideas for the Ultimate Fundraising Event

When you think of a gala, you probably imagine a formal, regal event. This might mean a black-tie dress code, catered dinner, live band, and speeches or presentations on the guest (or cause) of honor. Sometimes, though, galas can also describe a casual social outing or festival with a large guest list. Either way, gala…

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PR Event Planning: 6 Ways to Get the Word Out

A public relations event is your opportunity to showcase your company, client, or products or services to the general public. With a PR event, the press is there and the pressure is on. More than ever, you want to be professional, presentable, and engaging. Here are a few tips to help you plan an effective…

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Mobile Event Check-In

7 Easy Steps to Successful Virtual Event Planning

Thanks to video streaming services, companies can achieve virtual event planning without geographical constraints. Virtual events can be a standalone venture or accompany a live event. Whichever the case, event streaming is definitely something you should be exploring if your company caters beyond a local demographic.  Here are a few tips to help you kick…

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How to Plan Charity Events

The Charity Event Planning Process: 5 Simple Steps

A charity event serves two purposes: to raise awareness for a specific cause and raise money. People by nature are very charitable and are willing to give to your organization to make a difference. It’s up to you, though, to explain what your charity is and how it’s impacting lives. For better charity event planning,…

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Preparing for a Busy Event Season

How to Write an Effective Sponsor Prospectus

Acquiring sponsorship is just like applying for a job. Like job hunting, you will send a lot of emails and enquiries and get very few responses in return. You can, though, tip the odds in your favor by writing a detailed prospectus. Think of a prospectus as your cover letter when reaching out to potential…

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