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Do you plan events? Don't repeat these trivial mistakes over and over. Make sure your guests enjoy the show! See the original article here -> http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-fail

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HATE20Event Planning

your guests

Fails

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If you planevents

you willbe familiar

with failure.

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of our event

It is aroundthe corner at

every moment

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you haveto embrace it

Failureis your friend

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The difference between

Failureand

Repeated Mistakes

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RepeatedMistakes

are not cool

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20 event planningmistakes

a bit more curious

Here are

you can dowithout

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the Same

Speakers/Performers

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Always

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Don’t hire always the same people

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talking about

the same stuff

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not WorkingWifi

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Wifi is as much of a requirementfor any venue RFPas toilets are.

‘We’re having issues with the Wifi’is a mantrathat does not apply anymore

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PDF3

schedule

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having a dynamic schedulecan be very easily achieved in hundreds of ways,

event mobile apps included.

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4No Slides

in ONEplace

Collected

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use slideshare

Create a Content Hubon Your website

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NOT KNOWING

Where to Goand

What To Do

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5Clearlycommunicate the schedule

make sure everybodyis informed aboutwhat happens next

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THE HASHTAGNot knowing

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communicatethe Hashtag Clearly

Pick anEasy and Short one

everybody understands

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Crappy

EVENTWebsite

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7The event websiteis your home base.

Make itclean, easy andsimple to read

Make it responsive

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fromPrevious EventsNo Video

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Too MuchTechnology

&Social

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Know what

technology and social networksyour attendees use

Choose wisely where to engage

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No Tech

at all

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Embracing

the basic techthat makes events modern

is a requirement.

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White MaleSpeakers

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Registration Forms

Faxing

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inline event registrationis all around us

Use this to choose yours

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Not Cateringwith Disabilities

for people

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SlowRegistration

on-Site

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There is nothing appealing

about waiting in line.Nothing.

Have you done

everything in your powerto speed upthe registration process?

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UsualBORING formats

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All events are special,

even recurring ones.

What are you changingin your format

to make it so?

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Nervous staff,

Managerand

Coordinators

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If you are feeling tired

it s often times better

to ask someone in your teamto cover rather than turning up

on the show floorto vomit your stress.

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When

Alcoholis the Objective

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17The promotion of alcoholto compensate

for lack of concept or contentis upsetting.

There aremuch better waysto foster networking

than makingeveryone drunk.

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Live

Rates

NOHotel

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19aboutthe Environment

NOT THINKING

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ATTENDEES’ DATA

Giving Away

for Wild Marketing

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20Setting rules and

restricting what sponsors and partnerscan and can’t do

with data meansprotecting your attendees

and securing repeated business.

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In

conclusion

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TO CHANGEIt’s easy

these recurringmistakes

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and eagerto learn.

just beinga bit more curious

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by

Julius Solaris