Over the past few months I came across very insightful blog posts written by industry professionals and event entrepreneurs. I was very inspired and decided to do a short write-up with recommendations. I hope you’ll also find them inspiring and informative as much as I did!
As You Start Your Event Career: Letter to a Departing Employee
I stumbled upon this post on Facebook through mutual friends. In this post, rental expert Damon Holditch of Marquee Event Group gives advice to a departing employee on how to make money and enjoy an event career. Among the 23 top tips my favourite is “No matter how great we think we are, we are only as good as our last event!”.
The Future Has Not Been Cancelled
New event called Future of Events (FOE) which was supposed to take place in Amsterdam this summer was cancelled last minute because of poor ticket sales. Within just few hours, the industry came together to create the Ctrl + Alt + Del event to replace FOE and stream it online for free. Immediately #eventprofs also set up regional events to watch the streams together. There are big lesson to learn from this and Nick Borelli, founder of Borelli Strategies, shares them on his blog.
What is an Event Consultant?
The term ‘event consultant’ is used often nowadays but what does it actually mean? In this post, Kelly Brown, Founder of event agency KC Events, shares what it means to her company. She makes good point by saying that “event consultancy is not and should not be confused with event direction or event management”. By understanding what is important commercially and strategically for her clients, she helps businesses achieve their commercial plans.
EWL and what it means to me
Eventprofs Who Lunch, launched by Helen Moon, is the event industry’s boutique networking club, bringing like-minded event professionals together to develop their network, exchange information and debate business challenges. From London it expanded to The North and The Midlands and launched a mentoring programme, Evolve.
They organise lunch and breakfast events, and I attended few as well. In this post Helen shares that she launched the club after identifying a gap in the market. There were no industry events for event professionals to network, share knowledge and get advice from event industry peers.
EWL Breakfast event at the Royal Exchange about closing the gap between event education and experience, May 2016
How to start an event planning business
This post is a write-up of #EventPlannersTalk LIVE event about how to start an event planning business. Kelly Brown, Founder of KC Events, and Jason Allan Scott, author, speaker, podcaster and entrepreneur shared how they started their career in events and how to succeed in this industry. Kelly talked about managing small business and Jason shared what’s the one reason start-ups succeed.
#EventPlannersTalk LIVE at Balls Brothers Minster Court, November 2016