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Author: Heather Hook

Want to become an event planner?

Are you interested in studying in events management and planning? Think that you can handle the pressure that comes with pulling off flawless events? Then getting a qualification behind your name is certainly the way to go. But don’t worry – you can now study part time with a variety of online and short courses available from a...

Take your sales targets through the roof

According to Bill Gibson, (Spoken To Over One Million People World Wide) and the author of the book Boost Your Business In Any Economy, “the best and most easiest time to grab market share is in a down or turbulent economy.” Why? The competition are depressed, without energy and immobilised with fear. The “advertising and marketing noise level”...

25 key questions to ask your wedding venue

The following list of questions and tips will help you through your venue search. Use them as a guide while you’re talking with or reviewing a potential venue. Make sure to get everything in writing in your final contract! Don’t forget to have a notebook, digital device or your planner handy so that you can record answers to all these...

It’s festival time with le Franschhoek

Its festival time in Franschoek, offering everything from literary  wonders to culinary delights!! Choose your favourite festival from the list below and get: – 15% off our best available rate for a one night’s stay. – Stay 2 nights or more, get 15% off our best available rate AND 2 tickets to the festival. Upcoming events:...

Event gamification

The main attribute behind gamification is that games can teach us about how to make our normal life more engaging. Events are a perfect area to introduce gamification because they put an unknown group together for a short period of time to learn and connect with each other. For the event planner, the aim is not to turn the event into a game, but...

Choosing a venue for your event

Over the years I have developed a few key partnerships with venues with whom I have good relationships, and with whom I have worked with well in the past. Things to keep in mind when looking for your ideal venue are: –          How many people are you expecting? –          What type of people are you expecting – international...

Event management software

If you are lucky enough to be able to afford professional events management software to track tasks, develop programmes, handle registration and marketing etc then there are a variety of options available to you – but we suggest doing detailed research and reading up on the pros and cons of each of your top options. I have been involved in events...

Creating an onsite speakers’ room

The Speakers’ Room is one of the most important areas at any multi-speaker event. The Speakers’ Room, which can also be known as the Green Room, a term which is rooted in theatre terminology, as the waiting rooms of performers prior to, during and after their performances on stage are historically painted green. I can only assume that this is due...

Selecting your party venue

The type of event is obviously the first thing to take in to consideration when selecting your venue and the second thing will be your budget. A wedding, gala dinner etc would certainly need an upmarket venue – the only drawback with using a well know hotel is not only the cost involved – but also the rigidity of not being able to supply your own...

USB Speaker Showcase at Meetings Africa

Calling all events planners and industry marketing decision makers – join the team at Meetings Africa 2016, at Sandton Convention Center and find speakers, trainers, facilitators, MC’s and conference suppliers/venue providers for your next event. Meetings Africa is where the top events business minds meet – don’t miss out....