A checklist is one of the things I’ve found most helpful in preparing for something. A list of things to tick off, cheers me no end. No matter how formidable the challenge, you can cast your eye down the list, and choose to pick off one to begin with. And slowly and surely, as you tick through the bunch, you get things done.
So, on today’s Daily Q&A challenge we are focusing on creating such a list for the herculean task of event promotion. But why?
As detailed in yesterday’s post, for the rest of the Daily Q&A challenge we are now directing efforts to helping event organisers run the best events, using a nifty question board from Assenty, no less, but I digress.
Event organisers often wear two hats throughout the process of planning, promoting and putting on an event. Successful event promotion requires juggling skills as diverse as marketing, project management and budgeting, yet, as D day approaches, each task can bleed into the next and boundaries begin to blur. If left unchecked (pardon the pun), the end result is a busy, and preoccupied event planner, struggling to keep up with a growing list of things to attend to.
To this end, I thought we would create a question board that is a curated list of questions for successful event promotion.
Think of it as a Todo list full of helpful tips for successfully promoting your event.
To kick it off, I’ve added a few questions that an event organiser would need to consider when planning the process of promoting an event.
The idea is that as the list grows, the question board would also host answers to popular questions, and thus become a resource for the experienced and newbie event organiser alike.
I’d love to get your thoughts on this and invite you to add a question to the question board if you have any experience with event promotion.
But how does it all work?
Seeking Helpful Questions for Event Promoters
We’ve built an interactive platform for asking and answering questions in real-time at assenty.com. It’s free to post and vote for questions, and incredibly easy to use, simply log in with Twitter, visit the relevant question board and post your question in seconds flat. And, because questions can be rewarded, the ‘asker’ could nab Gold, Silver or Bronze question award, something to tweet about!
How to ask your question:
1. Log in with Twitter or sign up for a free account on Assenty.
2. Visit the Helpful Event Promotion question board
3. Post your question. Here’s an example from the question board, embedded below:
Is there something in it for you?
Well, hopefully, some helpful answers! At the very least, you may have discovered an innovative new way to get questions and answers from the audience at your next event 🙂
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