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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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 […].

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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Promoting your SME with events marketing

The Small Business Blog

Guest Blog business event business events event marketing SME owners should always pursue new marketing channels to ensure that their business continues to grow.

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.

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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 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.

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.

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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?

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.

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Infographic: What an Event Looks Like to Small Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Has your business ever hosted an event? Many small businesses rely on events as a cost effective way to promote themselves in the local area or farther afield. Business Events Business Infographics business event business events infographic

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sme3 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.

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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.

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Five Steps to Holding a Welcome Event

The Small Business Blog

If you’re a new small business, or your client base seems to have diminished, hosting a welcome event is a great way of generating new business. Holding such an… Read the full article here: Five Steps to Holding a Welcome Event on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Five Tools To Improve Your Online Event Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Event promotion is none of these things: easy, stress free, glamorous. Guest Blog analytics business event business events event marketing

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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 176

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Register Now, It’s a free event! Invite your female friends and fellow colleagues for this life- and career-changing event. Sign up today and you’ll receive: Admission to the live event with Joan on May 7 at 10 a.m. Will you be joining us for this free event? .

2015 170

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 164

Entrepreneurial events have tangible impact

The Small Business Blog

million people are going to be getting involved with the events in 130 countries all across the world.… … Read the full article here: Entrepreneurial events have tangible impact on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2013 197

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.

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Your invitation to a very special event this September

Practically Perfect PA

Do you organise meetings, away days, conferences, private dinners, summer parties, teambuilding or other events? The events show from SquareMeal. Your ticket to an exceptional event. Venues + Events Live is legendary for its visitor perks, including….

2017 176

Business Event Promo Video Demo 1

Andrea Kalli

Here is an example of a really nice colorful and professional business event promo video. The post Business Event Promo Video Demo 1 appeared first on Video Design, Editing, and Marketing Virtual Assistant.

2017 141

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.

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