Ticketing Platforms: Ease of Use

Ticketing Platforms: Ease of Use

Ticketing Platforms: Ease of Use   This is  the first in a 3 part  series about online ticket platforms. Over the next few weeks, we will break down the nitty-gritty of each platform, and help you figure out which one is best for you.   If you are an event promoter, you need to sell tickets. Every day the world gets more and more connected to the internet. More people than ever are buying their event tickets online. There are a wealth of services that help you with this, but which one is right for you? If you want to …

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9 ways to save your show from a difficult artist

9 Ways to Save Your Show from a Difficult Artist   You’ve either been there before or dreading the day when it will happen to you. Sometime, somewhere along the line, you’re going to have to deal with a difficult artist. It is important to remember that difficult artists are not (necessarily) horrible people. We all get grumpy and want our way at times. Consider putting yourself in their shoes. Maybe they’ve flown halfway across the world and are jetlagged? Maybe they’ve been doing back to back nights in clubs with 10-person crowds that reeked of urine? Maybe they’ve just broken up with their significant …

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Everything I Learned About Event Management from House of Cards

Everything I Learned About Event Management from House of Cards   The Underwoods. Teaching you clever business tactics one Netflix binge at a time.   We’ve now had three seasons of the Golden Globe winning drama, House of Cards. If you haven’t watched it yet it’s probably time to sit down in front of the TV for a few days. Season four is just on the horizon, so we thought it would be a good time to reflect on just what Frank and Claire Underwood have taught us about business practices in the cutthroat world of White House politics. Warning: spoilers ahead!     Understand …

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Asana – How to Organize Your Team Like a Pro

How to Organize Your Team Like a Pro   Who would like to do their work more efficiently? Everyone. What sort of communications platforms do you use to stay in contact with your staff? Email? Skype? Text messaging? Although these methods all have their place, using them on a regular basis to discuss and build projects with your team can hurt your workflow. If you want to work with speed, you need all the relevant information at your fingertips when you need it. Event promoters need to keep their teams highly organized at all times. It can be hard to …

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How to Prevent Disasters at Events

How to Prevent Disasters at Events It’s all well and good to be able to see what went wrong after something happened, but that doesn’t change the fact that it happened. We all learn from our mistakes and having that knowledge can hold you in good stead for future business decisions. With a bit of planning and a pinch of luck, you can avoid failures in the future by using foresight instead. Companies that manage their risk survive the longest. So just what is risk management? Well, it is defined as a set of processes that a business undertakes to …

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Study Up – 10 Online Courses for Event Planners

Study Up – 10 Online Courses for Event Planners Ever heard of MOOCs before? No, these aren’t video games. That’s an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game), like World of Warcraft. MOOCs are definitely not that. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. These are online courses available to anyone in the world. They involve all the lectures, reading materials, and tests you would expect from a university course. The assignments are either handed out automatically, by a lecturer, or through peer review. Most of them use forums and noticeboards to post the same questions you get in a classroom setting. Sometimes these courses …

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