Event Budget Health Check

Practically Perfect PA

One of the most important tools to control any event is the event budget. Despite it being just a humble document the budget is what underpins every successful event. It’s normally just a simple excel spreadsheet or perhaps its a page on your accounting software.

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Tech tools to organise any event

Practically Perfect PA

When it comes to managing an event, there are so many moving parts and so much to think about. Using technology to help manage your events will make the task so much easier. Here are our favourite tech tools to organise any event.

2019 200

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Thinking about taking your events online?

Practically Perfect PA

We know that many Assistants are heavily involved in organising events. Events Management for Executive Assistants

2020 156

How to network at any PA event

Practically Perfect PA

I organise a lot of events, and I also attend a lot of events so I get to see a lot of networking take place and I can tell you straight away, most people find networking scary. That is why people avoid it at all costs, they either don’t go to events at all, or […].

Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite. Eventbrite Event Management.

2015 200

Venues + Events Live 2019

Practically Perfect PA

We are delighted to invite you to attend Venues + Events Live this Autumn (18-19 September, Old Billingsgate, London & 24 September, Manchester Central) where you will discover the best tips and tricks to help you plan your next event.

2019 130

The ten best Event Management blogs for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are asked to organise a lot of events; this is nothing new! But the events we organise are getting more and more complex with lots of moving parts, technology and ever-growing expectations.

2019 151

Event feedback form

Practically Perfect PA

Congratulations, your event is finished. Feedback from the events you organise is really important for a number of reasons. Firstly, your organisation will have spent substantial amount of money on the event and the feedback will help demonstration the return on investment.

Forms 209

10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know, when it comes to organising events there are a million decisions that have to be made. The venue choice is a significant consideration and something that can make or break an event. Core Skills Events Management Featured admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Skills TasksFrom catering through to goodie bags and badges, there are a ton of things to think about.

2018 181

Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events. However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist. Core Skills Email Management Featured Writers admin assistants Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant

2018 227

Nine steps to fantastic events

Practically Perfect PA

Here is a snap shot of the Practically Perfect PA questionnaire, which has now been filled in by almost 300 of our readers, it shows that one of the main functions of an assistant’s role continues to be events management. It covers every possible type of event.

2014 221

Event Schedules and Speakers

Practically Perfect PA

Organising an event is a tricky tricky thing with lots of moving parts and details that have to be well managed. In this blog I want to share some tips on two aspects of the event management process. Here are my top 5 tips on putting together an event schedule and dealing with speakers.

2013 210

Squaremeal Venues + Events Live

Practically Perfect PA

I have also used both the website and the Squaremeal guide for numerous events, from small external meetings to week long residential conferences. Squaremeal Venues + Events Live. The post Squaremeal Venues + Events Live appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2016 137

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! So, how can you go about organising the best team building event ever?

2017 165

Eventfulness

Productivityist

First off, I''d like to thank everyone who turned up or messaged me during my book event at Chapters Victoria last week. Finally, I''ve got events lined up every week between now and mid-July, so the writing here will be no more than twice per week during that timeframe.

2013 72

Social Engineering – The “Coronavirus Event”

Brilliantly Better

This will probably go down in history as one of the biggest social engineering events of humanity, probably one that will mark the beginning of a new era.

2020 82

Technology to make events simpler

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are using technology to help them manage their events and also to make their events better. Event Management Systems – taking all of the administration away from your events. Mobile Event Apps have come along way in the last couple of years.

2015 169

Joining instructions for company events

Practically Perfect PA

Most of us will be involved in organising an event at some point in our career particularly if your company does not have a dedicated events department. General information about the event programme. Contact details of the event organiser or trainer on the day.

2013 224

Planning music for business events

Practically Perfect PA

All business events, from client socials and staff parties to corporate awards dinners, benefit from a considered soundtrack. When it comes to organising a work event, the expectation for the music extends beyond your a personal playlist.

2015 172

Great venues for your 2015 events

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that the venue is a crucial part of an event, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before you book the venue but the number one priority is that the venue suits the event that you are holding. Here are eight great venues for your 2015 events.

2015 221

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! So, how can you go about organising the best team building event ever?

2017 130

Tips for booking entertainment at your events

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I have booked many different types of entertainment for events I have been asked to organise. So all in all I can definitely give you a few tips when it comes to booking entertainment for your events. What effect will the entertainment have on the timing of your event?

2014 225

The 2019 Top Tech Events to Attend for Your Business

Dumb Little Man

For business owners in the UK, there are a number of interesting technology events happening this year that are worth attending. It runs from April 24th to 25th in the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. User experience is a key component of the week-long event.

2019 212

Using social media when organising an event

Practically Perfect PA

Yesterday I attended the BNC Global Event Show and on a number of occasions I was asked if I work in the event industry. I do not work in the events industry but a strange voice irrupted from my month with the answer ‘yes…well sort of… I’m an EA’. Event page on LinkedIn.

How to increase social sharing at events

Practically Perfect PA

So here are my top 11 tips on how to ensure that your attendees share the content and the excitement at your event. Display the rich feed during your event. At your event you can now display the “twitter wall on steroids!” It feeds beautifully in to your rich feed at the event.

2015 194

How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish. Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating.

How to Plan Events Your Team Will Love (Without the Stress)

Eat Your Career

The benefits of team events are well known. As the editor for All Hands and an event organizer myself, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from event planning experts. Before you launch into planning, define the purpose of your event. Choose a venue that fits your event.

2018 178

The wonderful world of events – roundup

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing a series of blogs on events, well more specifically how assistants can organise and run great events within the context of their role. Here are the links to my previous blogs: How to negotiate when planning an event.

2013 226

Five top tips for using a unique event space

Practically Perfect PA

Event Management is now one of the main tasks for assistants – practically every assistant I talk to has organised something! Be it the office Christmas party, team building events, off site board meetings and committee to large scale global conferences.

2016 176

How to organise a fantastic social event for your organisation

Practically Perfect PA

I would imagine that most assistants have been asked to arrange a social event for their team or organisation as we do tend to be the focal point for social activities in the office. So here are some tips on how to organise a fantastic social event for your organisation.

2014 261

Eventfulness

Productivityist

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who turned up or messaged me during my book event at Chapters Victoria last week. Finally, I’ve got events lined up every week between now and mid-July, so the writing here will be no more than twice per week during that timeframe. You can check out all of my event appearances on the Events page — and sign up for several of them through the links provided for each.

2013 48

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Since administrative professionals are usually the ones planning events, managing catering, speakers, binders, and AV/tech, it was wonderful to celebrate their learning achievements through a great event celebrating each of them as a stellar assistant!

2018 199

How to make your event more environmentally friendly

Practically Perfect PA

Sustainability certainly hasn’t been a priority for assistants organising events, particularly as we often have to manage events alongside our actual day job and the budgets we have to spend on events are still quite a bit smaller than they were a few years ago.

2014 230

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier?

How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish. Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating.

20 do’s and don’ts for team building events

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve organised a variety of team building events from week long forums to after work drinks in the local pub. it is also so important that we get team building events right. Link the challenges faced by the team with the challenges you set them during the event.

2013 260

8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

We can however use the events industry to make small but significant changes. Think of the amount of food waste during any one event. Whether it is a corporate dinner, a lunch buffet or a mass participation sporting event. Assist Travel Core Skills Events Featured

2016 169

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier?

Attending an Assistant industry event? Best to be prepared!

Practically Perfect PA

If you are going to attend an Assistant industry conference, you will get much more value if you spend a little bit of time preparing correctly for the event. We all know this, and yet all too often an event pops up on our calendar for the next day, and we think, is this tomorrow […].

2019 137

The art of finding the perfect venue for your corporate event

Practically Perfect PA

Organising a business event or corporate hospitality can be a tricky and time consuming task. The art of finding the perfect venue for your corporate event is never easy. The post The art of finding the perfect venue for your corporate event appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2017 173

Our Event Management Training course is two weeks away!

Practically Perfect PA

I just wanted to remind you that our Event Management Training course is two weeks away! The first course is for assistants who organise events for their organisations. Events Management for Assistants. Training sessions include: Nine steps to fantastic events.

2016 156

A great event idea for 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Keeping event ideas innovative and fresh can be an extremely difficult exercise. Stick It On has been carving a niche for itself for a while now by providing it’s unique branded entertainment that sits nicely in a number of event briefs.

2014 244

3 Rules For Live Music At Corporate Events

The Small Business Blog

When planning and booking live music for corporate events, as the organiser you will need to ensure you’ve done research and planned your entertainment in conjunction with your venue and needs.

2015 213