All posts tagged: event planner

Should You Work With An Event Planner?

Decided to host an event? A very real dilemma a lot of people face is whether to rely on their own people internally to execute an event or work with an event planner. We hope to answer that question for you. An event is a significant opportunity for you to connect with your stakeholders – whether they be your clients, your employees, analysts or your fans. When you put people in a room together (or in the garden, if you are hosting an outdoor event), they will remember the time based on their interaction with you. And that means, not just the conversations had, or lessons imparted, but also the ambience, the decor and maybe even the food and beverages served. Irrespective of how long or short an event is, it is an opportunity for you to create something memorable. What good will a jam-packed hall be if your audience does not even enjoy the show? More importantly, how would you even get those seats filled in the first place, if you cannot at least …

What You Need to Get a Job at an Events Company

Being in the events management business is like being on a rollercoaster ride. The adrenaline rush. The speed. The sometimes scary, sometimes thrilling adventure. The fact is, once you’re on this ride, it is almost impossible to get off. Whether you are a fresher, who is stoked every time you see a stage being prepped up for a concert at your college festival, or whether you’re a seasoned marketer who has been dabbling in other verticals and is now keen on entering the events space, there are some qualities you MUST have. You will need creativity to be your mantra As an events manager, you are responsible for taking a project from concept to fruition. This calls for an exceptional amount of creativity. Events are never dull, so neither are the jobs, and neither can be your concepts. In fact, creativity helps establish a unique style to the event, setting it apart from the rest and affording a novel experience to the attendees. From designing interactions to crafting email invitations to even the food being …

7 Occupational Hazards of Being a Professional Event Manager

Throwback from Saurabh Garg’s Medium blog, thoughts every bit as relevant today as they were when first written. Last three years, apart from dabbling into other small time things, I spent most of my time as an event manager. And as an event manager, I planned, executed and managed events of all sizes. From audiences as small as 5 guests to a crowd as big as 20,00,000 over a period of five days, I managed it all. So first things first. Unlike other “office” jobs where you are supposed to just play the role of an email jockey, you need to be out there on the ground and be a live witness to all the “action”. In most cases, rather than being a mere witness, you end up being part of the “crime scene”. I did not mind any of this action; on the other hand, I loved being in the middle of all these crime scenes. And more time I spent in the middle, more time I wanted to spend. It was like an …

Things you do after an event is over

7 Things That You Do After An Event Is Over

A hard and a long day at work comes to an end. Well, almost. After an event is over, irrespective of how it goes, almost all event managers end up depressed after all the adrenaline that an event pumps into their system. I wrote about this last week. Here read it. Quite a few friends from the industry read it. And a handful of those who read it in entirety (it was a long piece at some 2000 words) called to say that they could relate to it, word by word. Of course everyone had a different perspective. This is what makes life awesome — multiple perspectives, multiple personalities, each as different as chalk and cheese. But then, everyone who called, invariably agreed on one thing. The thing about post-event depression. And then I thought may be it would be a good idea to explore this depression in little more detail. Actually not depression but things that people do, after an event, to get over their depression. I mean I reckon that most men in jobs that …