Administration aids that can benefit any company

As a creative personality, administration has never been my strong point. I have always worked very hard at not falling behind in admin tasks, as the stress of sitting and sorting it all out a few months down the line is not worth it for me – I just don’t have the attention span! As…

6 ways to save money when organising a year-end function

1  SAY NO TO OPEN BARS There is no need for guests to be drinking expensive alcohol on the company’s bill. Offer a range of soft drinks, local beers and wine and have a cash bar for the rest. 2  BOOK EARLY Last-minute bookings are quoted a slightly higher-than-normal rate – book your venue and…

How to increase your event attendance

Every single event practitioner wants to ensure that their events are well attended. Terry Sutherland shares her top tips on how to ensure great event attendance. Whether you’re tasked with running an exclusive product launch or a high-profile awards evening, your event is nothing without its guests. If you want to avoid the embarrassment (not to…

Pump it louder!

Nietzsche once said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” For Barine Steynberg and Larry Pullen, any event without music would be a mistake. Most of the time, if you ask delegates what they remember about an event, you will be told it’s the food and the music. Since we are no food experts, let’s…

Hiring a great speaker

Michael Jackson, internationally renowned professional speaker, master of ceremonies, writer and specialist, on how to choose the right speaker for next event. What five things should an event planner consider when booking a speaker? WELL KNOWN Choose a speaker with a good reputation PROFESSIONAL The speaker’s professionalism should reflect on their introductory documentation TYPE OF SPEAKER…