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No Stress! Plan That Big Event and Relaxe

by admin on December 25, 2013

Four Tips on How to Create Your Event with Ease

In general, planning an event is hard work. Planning a big event can be even harder. Feeling overwhelmed by all of the components a large event comes with is normal, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. If you are feeling a bit out of sorts about how to plan your huge event, here are some steps you can take to get your event off the ground and set up without a hitch.

Know your vision: When planning an event, great or small, you have to know the exact purpose of the event. When developing the vision for your event, establish your event’s purpose and the goals you want to achieve. According to eHow, keeping the event’s purpose and goals in mind will help you stay on track.

Develop a checklist: With so many moving parts that come with a large event, it’s  imperative to have some type of guide that shows what must be done at what time. Checklists will keep you on track as to what you need to accomplish for your event. Without a checklist, or some type of guide, you might get off track and begin to feel overwhelmed.

Allow enough time for setup: Let’s say that it’s 30 minutes until your big event gets started, but you’re far from prepared. It’s only a few minutes before the event is set to start, and the DJ hasn’t arrived yet, the catering is doing a completely different menu than the one agreed upon, and guest speakers are still preparing speeches. If you don’t want to run into this horrifying predicament, make sure to plan for ample time, just in case things don’t go according to plan. Eventplanning.about.com suggests having everything set up 15 minutes before your event is scheduled to begin. Schedule your time so that when problems come up—and they will—you’ll have enough time to solve any issues before the event is supposed to begin.

Have a backup plan: Are you having an outdoors event but don’t have a plan for inclement weather? Are you having a concert and haven’t thought about the off-chance that the venue’s equipment is faulty? For any event, it’s best to have a backup plan. For instance, if you are holding an outdoors event, it’s best to have an indoor venue picked just in case the weather turns for the worst. Without a backup plan, all of your hard work to be prepped and organized could go down the drain. Even when you’ve planned for the best, problems will still crop up.

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How to Throw a Great Halloween Party

While Halloween has been considered an American holiday in the past, in more recent times, Halloween has been gaining steam in Australia, with many children across the country planning to go trick-or-treating, families carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, and Halloween events popping up all over the place.

From creepy haunted houses to the incredible Magique Halloween Circus, events of all kinds have been organised for Halloween 2012, promising a spooky good time for all who attend.

But if you’d rather organise your own freaky-themed party to celebrate All Saints’ Day, you’re in luck. Here, we’ve got an itemised list of everything we think you’ll need to plan a spooktacular party all on your own.

What You Need to Host a Great Halloween Party

  1. Costumes – Not only will you need a costume yourself, you’ll also need a few extra for anyone who forgets to dress up. If you have back up, no one at your party will feel left out because they didn’t come dressed to impress. Have a few extra masks on hand that are easy to slip on.
  2. Tricks – To get the party started and keep it flowing, gather your guests together for some freaky Halloween games. These games are a fun way to break the ice or get over any lull that your spooky event may encounter.
  3. Treats – One word: Lollies. If you offer an array of colors, there should be something to keep everyone happy. And if you’re hosting a party in your own home, you’ll want to be ready for the trick-or-treaters who come by too.
  4. Invitations – Get a good turnout for your Halloween party by sending personalised invitations to everyone on your guest list. You can find some freakishly fun Halloween themed Invitations that will remind your guests exactly where to be and what time the party starts.
  5. Event Tickets – Make your party into an EVENT by printing Event Tickets with a haunted Halloween image on them. Especially if you’re in the run to supply your partiers with food and drinks, you’ll want to charge an appropriate amount that recoups the cost so you can break even.

Keep it simple, and keep it scary. You don’t need to go all out to throw a great Halloween party. With a bit of planning and organisation, you can host such a horror-bly good party that your guests will be begging for you to throw one again next year.

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Remember When…

by admin on April 28, 2012

Event Ticket Stubs as Keepsakes

Once in a while, you come across your old box of keepsakes, and the memories come flooding back. It may be a shoebox, an old tin, or even a jar, but when you run into it and start to look through it, every piece in there brings back a distinct feeling, as though you were reliving the whole experience.

Many people (especially young people) collect ticket stubs for this exact same reason. They want to cherish the experiences they’ve had and be able to remember what it was like to be there when they hold their ticket stubs in their palms, for years to come.

Why should anyone be deprived of such a delightful exercise in nostalgia as collecting ticket stubs? They shouldn’t! People should be given the opportunity to collect ticket stubs from any and every event they want to.

Stub-born

Some people were born to collect stubs. For some, collecting ticket stubs from events they’ve been to is akin to taking pictures with relatives; when the time comes, it’s just what they do. But seeing as it’s a pretty popular trend (collecting stubs from events you’ve attended, that is), we’re here to tell you that no event should be left behind.

Think about the last event you planned or hosted. Even think about the last gathering you had for a specific cause or purpose. Was it important to the community in some way? Did you sell tickets? If your answer is no, you’re missing out on some big opportunities.

Opportunity # 1: Give people an easy way to remember you! Even if you don’t plan to charge, giving out individual, personalized Event Tickets with specific designs or themes printed on each is a thoughtful way to offer a keepsake, which will in turn help people remember you and the cause you support.

Opportunity # 2: If you’re not charging for people to enter your event, perhaps you should consider it! Event Tickets are a great way to encourage your guests to donate to your fund. And with hundreds of different ticket templates to choose from, you can pick the right design that compliments your cause.

Opportunity # 3: Event Tickets are the perfect way to advertise your event in advance. Send out your unique Tickets to as many people as you want as soon as they’ve been printed, and watch as the RSVPs come rolling in.

Don’t let any guest miss out on a new grand addition to their ticket stub collection, or a treasured keepsake that reminds them of your organization time and time again.

 

 

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Every Day It’s Getting Closer

by admin on December 18, 2010

Christmas is coming!

As a child, you anticipated the parties and presents. As an adult, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the details. Particularly if you’re selling tickets to a Christmas party, New Year’s celebration, or other seasonal event, you’re so busy talking to caterers, musicians, and professional Santas that actually selling those tickets takes a back seat to planning.

Yet, you must sell those Event Tickets if you hope to have a party. Here are some simply steps you can take to help generate more interest in your event and sell more tickets.

  • Print and mail Invitations (it’s not too late!).
  • Create an event page on Facebook. Ask guests to RSVP online.
  • Print and hang Flyers and Posters where potential guests may congregate/
  • Create a logo for the event, have it printed on Stickers, and distribute them everywhere.
  • Leak some of the exciting details to generate extra buzz for word-of-mouth advertising.
  • Using chalk, leave intriguing messages on sidewalks and walls.
  • Create a short video advertising your event. Post it online and share the link.

Creating a page with a unique URL dedicated just to your event helps you help your guests. It’s easy for you to share that link, and, as long as you include all the important details on your page, people will be able to learn everything they need to know about your party in one place.

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The Hottest Ticket This Christmas

by admin on November 29, 2010

Did you remember to plan ahead?

If your Christmas celebration is to serve as a fundraiser for your favourite charitable organisation, don’t forget to print your own event tickets online. It’s a brilliant way to save you time and money. Your personalised event tickets will be printed quickly and shipped right to your door, so you can start selling seats sooner. Custom printed free ticket templates in full colour or black and white help you send a proper message: we’re ready for a party!

What sort of service will the best ticket manufacturer offer? Besides free designs and fast delivery, you can expect standard security features such as individual numbering to help keep your event safe and secure. In addition, matching event kits allow you to promote the festivities with invitations, posters, and more. You can even add a prize draw to the gala with matching raffle tickets, which you can sell in advance to earn even money for your charity.

Party planning can be complicated, but event ticket printing is easy!

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It’s in the Details

by admin on August 3, 2010

Have you checked out Ticket River recently? Normally, I don’t like to go on about one website, but this company, based on the experiences learned from well over a decade of online ticket printing and sales, gets quite a bit right. Event Ticket printing is a whole-package operation. Certainly, anyone can purchase a general role of “Admit One” tickets, or perhaps print their own tickets at home, but a high quality printer offers those special touches that make a difference to those who notice.

Of course, any printer should offer you some basic professional touches: high-resolution images, in full colour and full bleed, with ink that doesn’t run or fade. Card stock should be thick and durable, with a professional finish in glossy or matte. Turnaround ought to be quick, with multiple delivery options, so you get your ticket when you need them. All Event Tickets, Drink Tickets, VIP Passes, and Raffle Tickets need to be individually numbered for security and accounting purposes. This all goes without saying.

Consider those extra touches, things that can help your planning, promoting, and actual event go that much more smoothly:

  • Booklet stapling helps your sales team stay organized and track ticket sales.
  • Perforated stubs keep the event organized at the gate.
  • Free designs and ticket templates are always welcome and encouraging.
  • Image upload is a brilliant way to customise your event without paying for custom work.
  • Event Kits let you look sharp; all your promotional materials and event collateral can match.

These are just a few of the special offerings that are free for every customer, every time.

Don’t forget the one thing that is all too frequently missing from your interaction with web-based businesses: the personal touch. When a company offers friendly customer service, available by email or phone, you know that they are willing to fix your problems. If you have a question, comment, or concern, there is someone waiting to hear what you have to say and make it better! Ticket River offers 100% satisfaction; if it’s not right, they’ll make it right, or refund your money. What more could you ask for?

When the details are right, the big picture comes into sharp focus!

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Tiers of a Promoter

by admin on July 29, 2010

Event Ticket sales are complicated, and no two events are the same. In many cases, no two Event Tickets are the same. If you offer reserved seating, for instance, it may matter very much to your customers which seat number they receive. The difference between the dead center of the arena and a spot behind a post can really add up. Your customers may be willing to pay more to get more.

Conversely, you may be losing sales if you are not offering tiered levels of entry. Students, artists, and other cash-strapped fans probably can’t afford full-price, but, if you offer them a scaled experience, they may happily pay a reduced fee to enter, even if that means reduced access.

Consider offering:

  • 1, 2, or 3-day passes to a long event
  • Different prices for floor, mezzanine, and balcony seats
  • Extra privileges for VIP ticket holders
  • Discount seats for students, military, children, or the elderly

Consider also creating special Event Tickets for special groups:

  • Media passes that provide special access for reporters who can provide publicity
  • Promotion passes for contest winners who will have backstage access and other privileges
  • Color-coded passes for vendors, volunteers, staff, security, and others behind the scenes

While this latter group may not affect ticket sales (although it may, if you get good press from a blogger or someone who has won your contest), it will help you keep the event organised and secure. Issuing multiple levels of Event Tickets for multiple levels access allows you to determine at a glance who belongs where, or who does not belong at all.

So don’t cry over spilled event sales. Create a method to tier your ticket sales and open the event up to new levels of success.

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A League of Your Own

by admin on July 20, 2010

Whether you live in a sparsely populated area or are an aficionado of an unpopular sport, you may find yourself craving your favorite physical activity without any outlet for your physical prowess. Have you considered starting your own league? It can be as formal or informal as you like. Done properly, you can make your matches into entertaining exhibitions and perhaps even sell (or simply give away) Event Tickets.

If your nearest neighbor is twenty miles down the road, granted, it may be difficult finding enough people in your area to start a weekly game of fistball, underwater hockey, or chess boxing, but if you can field a couple teams, imagine the response from the community! Who amongst your region wouldn’t come out for such an event? If you’re the only game in town, selling Event Tickets becomes a given. Your neighbors would rather watch your roller derby than watch their grass die, and they’ll willingly pay a few dollars to do so. Even if they don’t like you, they might be willing to pay to see you fall down, or get hit.

In more populated areas, putting together your own league may be easier, even if you want to play some very silly sport, like American football. Use the Internet to reach out to like-minded parties. Gather an informal group to practice, scrimmage, and play pick-up games. Once this becomes a regular habit, you can split off to form teams. From there, the next natural step is to find a dedicated playing space and set up a regular schedule of matches. With a little success, you can find a business to sponsor your team, grown your league, attract the interest of the viewing public, and cover your expenses with Event Ticket sales.

If selling Event Tickets seems like an arduous sport to you, don’t worry. You can always pressure your spouse and offspring into attending. In fact, if you have children, you can make them go out and try to sell tickets. The main thing is that you’ve finally found someone to play with.

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Grassroots Organisation

by admin on June 23, 2010

Whether your group has millions of supporters around the world or consists solely of you and your amazing html skills, your events, your ticket sales, and your success can benefit from the help of local activists who share your concern. Mobilisation of a grassroots surge can help you create events of greater interest to the public, sell more event tickets, and continue doing your work around the clock, even when you can’t personally stick around to supervise.

Step 1: Find your base.

Call a meeting. Advertise your intention in every place you imagine your supporters may be waiting for you. That will include local media outlets such as television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. You will also want to hang flyers and posters in relevant shops and public places, such as the library. And of course, you need a strong web presence: a website, along with a blog. Leave messages on others’ forums, and send email blasts if you can obtain useful mailing lists. Invitations sent via snail mail can also be effective, if you have a good list of addresses.

Step 2: Hear them out.

Once you’ve gathered local activists to your meeting, state your intentions and open the floor for discussion and suggestions. This is the heart of grassroots organisation. Your goal is to raise money for and awareness of your cause. Allow interested participants to take charge. If, for instance, you wish to raise $1000 for cancer research, introduce yourself, explain why you are interested, and ask people what sort of fundraiser they would like to support.

Step 3: Activate.

Having settled upon an event, you can begin planning. Let your grassroots army do the heavy lifting, and support them as much as you can. Be sure to involve local businesses and personalities as much as possible. This would include hiring caterers from your town, using local venues, asking local bands to play or local celebrities to speak. Your grassroots movement is much more likely to identify with your efforts if they can see its local appeal.

Step 4: Sell that event.

Once planned, everyone can start selling event tickets. If you’ve made an effort to create a truly homegrown event, you’ll sell more tickets. Even those who aren’t invested in your charity will want to participate in a big community event. Print your own event tickets online to save money, then let your volunteers sell tickets to friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. Ask local businesses if they would be willing to sell tickets through their shops. You can also sell tickets online, through your own website, or through a site like TicketRiver.com.

Step 5: Don’t lose your momentum.

If you’ve carried off one big event, keep that grassroots army in motion. Let them keep planning and executing the events they want to see! If your organisation works from the ground up, you can create a vibrant movement, accomplish your goals, and bring people together for a good cause.

Your supporters are out there, waiting for you to engage them. Go find them!

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That’s Funny: Your Comedy Event

by admin on May 18, 2010

It’s no laughing matter. Times are tough and fundraising is not as simple as it once was. What do people crave in difficult economic times? Entertainment! And what’s the best entertainment for helping your supporters forget their troubles? Laughter, of course.

You can organise a comedy event with very little capital, especially if your group already has a space where you can set up chairs. Find young and hungry comics by searching the Internet, asking your friends and neighbors if they know any aspiring comedians, or sticking up Flyers in places like magic shops. Unknown comics will most likely be willing to work for free, their reward being a little exposure, the joy of helping your group, and perhaps a cup of tea.

Once you’ve arranged even a small part of the line-up, you can start selling Event Tickets. The publicity surrounding your sales campaign may even attract more funny people willing to get up on stage and act silly for a ten-minute set. Even if they’re not very good, there will always be another jokester waiting in the wings, trying to wring every last laugh out of your audience.

Laughter engenders goodwill. If selling Event Tickets doesn’t earn you enough money, the end of the show is the perfect time to make one more impassioned plea for charitable donations. People are much more generous when they’re in a good mood. All you have to do is find a few funny people to put them there.

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