B is for Brands

As part of our #EventprofsAtoZ series we have lined up a number of guest bloggers to post on their area of expertise. First up is Freelance Graphic Designer, Nicola Darwen. Nicola has experience working for some of the worlds top brands; now living and working in the North West of England she brings that same […]

Is This the Best Twitter Wall Ever?

There are a number of event Twitter Walls (feeds) available and we have experimented with a number of different (largely free) solutions over the years. Recently however I discovered Tweetbeam and I was delighted when they offered me the opportunity to test the product at a few of our conferences and events…. The Tweetbeam Twitter Wall is really visually […]

How To Maximise Tweets at Conferences, Seminars or Workshops

We often get asked how to maximise tweets at conferences, seminars and workshops.  We are big believers in social media and it is an essential and integral part of almost every event we run nowadays.  Twitter is often the platform of choice and can really enhance the event experience before, during and after the event. […]

Why I Love Organising Conferences

Recently I was talking to a fellow event manager who is tasked with organising various conferences and they were saying that they would much prefer to be organising a dinner or team building exercise, or indeed any other type of event rather than conferences. This is the complete opposite to myself – I love organising […]

Ensuring Your Attendees Stay Relaxed and Happy During Your Event

Following on from yesterdays post ‘Ensuring Your Event Attendees Arrive Relaxed and Happy‘ I wanted to continue the theme with some basics for keeping your attendees relaxed and happy throughout your conference or event. 1. Have a good Chair who keeps people informed and gives clear instructions. Key information the Chair will cover at the start […]

Social Media for Women

On 26th November 2013 I will be speaking at Social Media for Women 2013 (#SM4W13), in Preston, Lancashire.  Everyone, male and female, can attend the conference but the line up of speakers are all female. A recent survey conducted in the UK found that a greater proportion of women are using social media than men. It was […]

Conference Trends 2013

We can’t believe the first month of 2013 has gone already! This inspired us to think about the changing landscape of the events industry and changes and developments we foresee for conferences in the next 12 months. It will be interesting to review this post in early 2014 and see if our predictions were right! […]

Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day

I am a social media convert; I believe that social media is good for business and also often adds value to the conferences and events we organise.  I also appreciate however that it can take up a lot of time; time which can often be in very short supply when running a business and juggling […]

Business Etiquette Tips for Event Managers

The Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Event Management at the University of Central Lancashire recently asked for my top ten hints and tips on professional business etiquette for budding Event Managers.  I started thinking about my personal experience and the standards that are important to me and this provided inspiration for this blog post. […]

Top Tips for a Successful Career in Event Management

The recent A-Level and GCSE results got me thinking about what advice I would give to anyone interested in event management.  You may be considering studying an Event Management degree and/or want to embark on a career in event management? I was 17 when I set my mind on my future career path and I […]