Ask the Expert – Plan an Event Edition

Get those needed answers to your plan an event questions. Ask the Expert is back for another information filled month. And this time it’s all about addressing your Plan an Event queries. Our mission is to be that voice for all things in the event planning industry. We are committed to sharing our journey, experiences, successes and mistakes. And to be that place where anyone feels comfortable to come and ask questions and find answers. Our Ask the Expert professionals are happy to make suggestions, provide direction, help troubleshoot and share experiences.

Ask the Expert – Plan an Event Question One

When meeting a client for the first time what is the top question to ask?

Meeting a client for the first time can be an intimidating and overwhelming feeling. Figuring out the where to start, what to ask and how much information to get questions ahead of time always helps. After the usual but needed date and anticipated number of participant information is shared. There are a couple of important questions that will help to get the info needed to begin. Starting with what is the event goal? The answer to that question will help you to get to know the client better. And understand the purpose of the event and what the client is looking to accomplish. Recognizing a client’s goals and expectations will help you to get started designing and customizing the plan that will ensure event success.

Ask the Expert – Plan an Event Question Two

How important are budgets when planning events?

One of the most important parts of planning an event is knowing your finances. Understanding how much you have to spend will help determine the how and what you plan. This question should come right behind the “What is the event goal?” It’s doesn’t matter what kind of event is on tap, every single one is an investment. And there is always going to be some unanticipated costs that happen. Having a budget and sticking to it will in the long run help to cut and add costs when needed. So once you know the goal and budget of the event you can start realistically putting things in motion.

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