For over 20 years I have been in the [first habit…and then] business of planning events. And whether it’s a meeting, product launch, political rally, or baby shower, I’ve found that they all share one critical element…the goal. You, as the host, must know what the take away is for the attendees, and the attendees should know when the event is over that they’ve received the benefit of the event.
For your meeting, determine what message(s) you want to convey. Decide how long should it take to convey that message, and how that information will be delivered?
The same applies for your party. Establish first who or what are you celebrating What elements should be included to enhance the celebration, and then identify the guests to invite who will be pivotal to setting the tone of the event?
In most cases, the elements of planning the event will be aided by referring back to the intention.
In the months to come, I will regularly share tips, ideas, strategies, and precautions for you to consider when planning an event. I’ll even include some ‘good guest’ suggestions for attendees.
And consider using the Guest House for your next meeting or celebration. We can eliminate a lot of the worry and stress in making your gathering a tremendous success.