Event Management

25 signs your event SUCKS!

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Here is a checklist for your event. Print it and comply with it. It will help you in making sure you are not boring to death your attendees or throwing them violently in the 20th Century. Enjoy!

You did not set up a twitter account for the event

You haven’t added the event to Upcoming

You did not asked people to participate on Linkedin

You did not set up carpooling on the event website

You did not inform your audience of a flickr tag to use

You don’t display pics tagged with your eventname on flickr

You charge unrealistic amounts of money

Your conference structure is presentation-buffet-presentation-buffet-gala dinner

You don’t allow interaction and networking before the event

You did not add your event to eventful

You do not offer the option to offset the CO2 generated by travelling to the location

You don’t mix speakers with attendees, but prefer to keep barriers to direct interaction

You don’t announce your event on Facebook

You only have a Facebook account for your personal life

You don’t invite bloggers to the event

In fact you don’t suggest live blogging

You did not set up twitter hashtags for the event or did not communicated them to your audience

You do not have a Google Map with directions to the location

You do not offer electronic tickets/barcodes but prefer to waste paper

There are no recycling facilities whatsoever in your location and that does not bother you

You do not meet your potential attendees at Meetups

You do not collect discussion, wasting precious content

You do not source supplies locally

You are not informed on trends and do not network with fellow event people

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