ISES Quick Tips For Event Planners: March
Utilize New Technology
Try a throwable mic or have guests download an app that turns their cellphone into a microphone. This can be used to break the ice and to encourage attendees to participate in a fun, new way.
Switch It Up
At your next fundraiser, prevent “giving fatigue” by moving your fundraising ask to the beginning of the event before guests have hit their maximum giving limit.
Join industry organizations relevant to your niche—both your industry and that of your clients (like ISES, NACE, MPI, etc.). But don’t just join—engage. Volunteer, network, lead. No matter what stage in your career, this type of engagement will enrich your life.
Let the guest be the event planner for the night. Create a variety of ways for guests to participate in the event so they each have the opportunity to customize their experience which will resonate with them long after the event is over.
Be a good event partner. Provide clients with over-the-top customer service and reward good vendors with your loyalty and respect. Both will pay huge dividends over the long term.
Susan Diamond, CSEP, is owner of Jigsaw, a professional event production firm passionately dedicated to creating relevant and rewarding experiences for corporate and non-profit clients.
The International Special Events Society (ISES) is the world's largest community of event professionals with over 5,000 members worldwide. The Minnesota Chapter of ISES is comprised of leading professionals in every aspect of the event products and services industries. For more information on how an ISES professional can help you with your event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.