Thanks for saying hello, Stephen. What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of organising your training courses?
With regards to making sure registrants turn up, it’s better to levy at least a small fee for tickets. You might be interested in the discussion on this thread:
Signing up to the community to allow me to gain new ideas and info from the group.
I have been working in the Events industry for about 15 years, in various sectors, currently I arrange Exhibition stands in Trade shows for a distribution company.
Not really facing any big challenges at the moment.
I really just wanted to join an event professional community.
Looking forward to being a part of things to come!
Welcome! If you see any threads where you can share your experience, please do
Good evening everyone!
As a newbie, I thought it would be a good idea to post on this topic! I have recently taken a big step and start my own events planning business. I will also be organising my own events too.
I am in the process of organising my first event to help gain some recognition and experience. It is going to be a fundraising evening, raising money for ‘Rethink Mental Illness’ (a mental health charity). As I personally experience anxiety and depression, I want to be able to give back to those who work tirelessly to help others living with mental health issues but also, my event will be to raise awareness and stamp out the stigma against mental health.
I still have an awful lot to learn but my dedication and ambitious attitude will help me on my way to success I am very happy to be a part of this community and I look forward to learning more from fellow event planners and organizers.
Have a great weekend everyone!
That sounds like a great event to get started with, Leon. What are you planning for the evening? How far along are you? Have you booked your venue yet?
Thank you Belinda! I am quite far with the process already. It is going to be a nightclub environment targeting party goers and tourists that are here in Blackpool as the season is still in full swing but also, will appeal to the locals.
I am organizing a raffle during the night and I have already networked with friends, local businesses and business owners who have kindly offered to donate prizes. Prizes range from a case of wine to 25% on a hair or nail beauty session and a pamper package. Originally, the event was going to take place in one venue which I have already sourced at no charge as a friend of mine owns the venue. Now however, I have been approached by another friend of mine who owns one of Blackpool’s newest and best bars with the prospect of using their venue to. instead of turning down the opportunity, I have been proactive and have changed my idea to one that can benefit the use of both venues and I have had the idea of running the charity event over consecutive days! One venue on a Friday and one venue on a Saturday. Although the use of the second venue isn’t set in stone, I have conversed with the owner and have an arranged phone call tomorrow in the AM to pitch the event ideas to him. Either way, I am prepared for both outcomes, whether it is a go ahead for both venues over 2 nights or just the one night in one venue.
So I am very much looking forward to proceeding with the event and being able to have a time and day/s in mind for the event to take place. I want to raise as much money as possible.
Thank you for your reply Belinda and I hope you like the details and update on my actions so far.
(Mr Venue Pro)
PS, I have also attached the graphic design I have had made for the event so far (I hope you all like it)
Its William here on behalf of Afrobeats Fridays Bristol a growing event promoter in Bristol promoting African Culture and Music in the South West. We are looking to stage what we call a Mini Festival or “Park Event” here family friendly type. If there are any festival organisers or event production manager able to organise on our behalf please get in touch. Thanks.
Looks great, Leon. Definitely too good an opportunity to turn down the second venue - the fact that it’s new should help attract attention. We have a quite a lot members in the charity/fundraising event sector, so do post a question if you get stuck.