A perfectly planned event appears effortless, but it is anything but that. Whether you are organizing an important proposal meeting, convention, workshop, incentive, professional development, or other special event, it’s crucial to get it right the first time. There are no second chances, so it’s always best to prepare for the unexpected.
It’s important to remember that the failure of even a small event can have a huge impact on morale. Many years ago, a former colleague of mine planned a golf outing as an incentive for his sales team. What should have been a positive, morale-booster turned into a disaster. Bad weather, poor customer service, and a cheesy resort made the team feel undervalued instead of rewarded. Of course this mistake had a ripple effect on the entire team, driving sales down for months to come. The moral of the story is plan, plan, plan. Use this event planning checklist to ensure your next event is perfect from start to finish:
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