How to stay up to speed on
PLANNING AN EVENT
The events industry is climbing in growth every year. Now is a better time than ever to be in the event planning business!
An important part of our job as event planners is to learn new skills and stay on top of recent trends. With the plethora of blog posts and tips, this can get overwhelming. That’s why we created this page to gather the best resources for planning an event in one place.
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS
1 Follow smart people
2 Consume quality content
3 Join Linkedin groups
4 Use Awesome Tools
5 Attend awesome events
1. Follow Smart People
Keep in touch with these influencers on Twitter. They are experts on a variety of topics and provide up to date commentary on planning events.
2. Consume Quality Content
There’s a ton of useful info on the web for planning an event. Keeping up on all the hot trends can be daunting and might drive you up the wall!
To bring organization to the learning process, we’ve gathered all the best event planning sources in one place.
3. Join Linkedin Groups
What better place to find like-minded event profs then the de facto social network for professionals. In these groups, you'll find discussions across many topics. This is also a great opportunity to connect with others in the event industry.
Many of these groups require approval but you should be fine if you've updated your profile with your event planning experience.
4. Use These Tools
There are hundreds of products & services to help market, manage and plan your events. We've cherry picked some of our favorites below.
The key here is to find the tools automate your repeated, manual tasks. This equates to freeing up more time to focus on the stuff that matters when planning an event.
5. Attend Awesome Events
It only makes sense that there’s hundreds of industry events where event planning is the focus.
Participate in workshops, catch a keynote, and network your butt off. Who wouldn’t want to meet like-minded people and learn about best practices?
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