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Events are complicated things. You need to get a lot of things right to create memorable events. That’s why as an event manager, you need to have a bagful of tricks up your sleeves at all times. You need to know the best practices, as well as the best way in which to apply them.

From getting in the minds of top event influencers to knowing how to get sponsors for an event , you’re sure to find tons of useful information you can immediately apply to the projects in your pipeline.

1_dec14-2Learn from the Masters: Top 12 Event Influencers

There’s just no better way to learn something than by seeing how the experts do it. This article lists the top 12 event influencers in the whole of Central and South East Europe. Their work has helped advance not just their businesses, but the entire industry as well. Read about the man behind the revolutionary Belgrade Design Week, the woman who helped advance the industry for more than 15 years, and many others. There are lots of lessons to learn from their work!

27 Ideas for an Interactive Presentations

Event regulars have seen it all, so event planners and organizers are always looking for new ways to wow the crowd. Experience is king nowadays, with more and more people paying for an experience rather than a physical item. To make your event a blast, read up on seven ways you can engage the audience in your presentation. Have you ever considered an “unconference” for your event? It’s high time you should.

3_dec148 Ways to Spice up your Booth Design

Back in high school, you had booths made of wood or carton panels, complete with colored paper designs. You wouldn’t carry that over to your events, right? Check out eight examples that will give you the inspiration you need for an amazing booth design. Because the first way to engage an audience is to actually have an audience. Make sure they come by giving them the eye candy they deserve.

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4_dec14Write the Perfect Sponsorship Proposal

Try as you might, an event can never be pulled out of thin air. Your level of funding is often directly proportional to the impact your event will be making. You’ll need to know how to write a sponsorship proposal that works. But do you know the best way to do so? This article shows you how, from including graphics to sizing up possible competition, you will learn the killer formula that can pour money into your event.

5_dec14Meet Shoflo, Your New Must-Have Event Tech

The Technology and Innovation Award 2016 was one of the most important event-related competitions of the year, because the products showcased can influence the entire industry moving forward. And that’s just what this year’s winner Shoflo is setting out to do. Shoflo took the top spot after beating out more than 60 other submissions. Get to know the team behind it, and find out how your next event could use their event production app.

6_dec14The Logic Behind AirBnb’s Trips

Recently, AirBnb debuted a new service called “Trips”, which uses the company’s system as a means to capitalize on the booming “experience economy”. Read about the company’s growth and the factors that influenced it. Who knows, you might be able to incorporate the ideas that made AirBnb successful into your next event.

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7_dec14Top 10 YouTube Channels You Should Be Following

We all know that video will continue to be on top this 2017, and all successful events will have videos at its center. However, there’s another way event planners and managers can use videos to their advantage. Check out these 10 YouTube channels that will keep you updated on the latest and greatest trends in the industry, all without costing a single dime.

8_dec14Improve Your Online Sales Through Social Media

Social media is a very potent platform, but not everyone gets to use it to the fullest like the big players in the industry. The good news is that you don’t really have to spend your fortune on ads to get a strong following. All these can be done by following the seven tips given in this article. From providing native chat to giving customers a share of the spotlight, you’ll be equipped with the actions you need to boost your sales presence and sales numbers.

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luggageHere’s an Easy Way to Make Your Own Snapchat Geofilter

Snapchat has broken all records by being the fastest-growing social media platform ever. It’s hip, it’s easy to use, and its geofilters option gives you the perfect branding opportunity. This article shows you how you can easily make your own Snapchat geofilter for any event. Imagine if all posts that come from your venue are tagged with this? Boom, instant viral advertisement!

10_dec14Boost Your Networking Know-How With These Three Email Templates

Getting to meet people during events comes naturally for most of us. However, networking through emails can be a pain in the neck, especially when you don’t know how to start. This article gives you the three emails you’ll need to create a fast connection with anyone online. Get the best sponsors and influencers to join in on your event, all without breaking a sweat.



Every event planner wants to create memorable events. We hope that these tips got you thinking about how to make you future events stand out. Any tips for us how to make our events pop? Shout out in the comments below.

Glenn Santos

Author Glenn Santos

Glenn has been writing about technology, productivity and lifehacks for 10 years now. He was previously an editor for Android Authority and Geeky Gadgets, and was one of the first contributors for Startup Weekend's main blog.

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