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Choosing the Appropriate Art and Craft Events

When it comes to event producers and promoters, they cover the spread from people that are concerned, honest, wonderful, truly interested in your success. There are also individuals out there that will happily take your dollars and not care about you if you lose money or make money at the end of the event. They don’t bluff you directly; they really don’t care about you to come back to their show. They understand there will be another artist, crafter, musician, commercial vendor, food vendor… ready to give their show a try next year.

How do you choose perfect events? The answer is you can’t one hundred percent of the time. It is the beast’s nature because of the momentary nature of the event business, including music festivals, art and craft shows, home & garden show and art shows. There is truly another exhibitor and vendor to fill your space next year, but it matters both ways, there is always another festival event to go to! I am not advising you simply play the game each time you try a new festival event, but don’t let a poor show or even a few poor events shut you down. And yes, know some tips to protect yourself-

One of the primary things I tell you to get into this festive business is to give it three years. If you are still contending, still not locating your method after three years, perhaps this festive business is not really for you. However, don’t give up after 1 year or 2 years, it takes at least two and usually three to four years to figure out the event and locate a handful of events that business for you and your item. Each year you will see some events that you will keep and some you will let go. If you simply keep five of the twenty or thirty (as I did 1 year) events you do, after three years you ought to have twenty to twenty five perfect festive shows to build on. OK, how to minimize the venture and not lose dollars when trying a new event.

Avoid first time shows and try to do events other suggests.

One of the first methods I created after a few years of doing events was to never do a 1st year event unless I knew the organization or promoter producing the show. This is an easy method to weed out hazardous shows. First time shows, no matter how perfect the promoter is, are high venture. A good organization will explain you it. If it is being organized by an organization or a promoter that you aware to be honest and they have organized other successful shows, you could give it a try. But do your homework and know everything! The other thing I developed to get a recommendation of a perfect event from a relative you meet on the way; that is a good method to go. Some individuals out there will be able to share information and some will not, this never hurts you to ask. Ask around about events you are really considering. Another method I learned to browse some popular and reputed events promoting websites like fairsandfestivals.net, festivalnet.com, craftmasternews.com and more. These are very popular event sites that are promoting almost every art and craft, food, business events.

 

Four Event Planning Hacks You Need to Know

From weddings to corporate parties, event planning can be stressful but immensely satisfying. It can be easy to get swept up in all the details and worry about every little decision. In order not to get carried away, employ some life-hacks that’ll cut down on time and energy for some of your decisions.

Get an Early Start

Though this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s crucial to get started as early as you can. Letting things come down to the last minute is a world of stress that you don’t want to live in. Sign off on as many important things as soon as you possibly can to get them out of the way. Choosing a venue is perhaps the first big decision you’ll need to make, so prioritize to complete that quickly in order to move on to smaller details.

Hire Good Help and Delegate Tasks

You can’t do it all yourself. No matter how hard you try, you’ll likely end up in a sea of undecided details feeling like you’re sinking fast. To avoid this, surround yourself with independent hard workers who can anticipate your needs before you communicate them. It’s important to have a staff that can make small decisions on their own, which will take some of the burden off your shoulders. A helper who needs you to do everything for them isn’t a helper.

Decide What’s Important and Learn to Compromise

Related to getting an early start, making sure you place important decisions at the forefront of your attention is paramount. What good would a bunch of party favors do if there’s no venue? It’s important to always consider the bigger picture and how the entire event will come together in the end. Event planning is also about compromise. If you’re working for a client, this can be trickier than if you’re planning your own party or one for a friend. Making sure you have a good open line of communication between you and your client will help you if you run against a problem. Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned, so staying calm during last minute cancellations or any other hiccup will help immensely.

Utilize Social Media

We’re living in the age of technology, so don’t forget to use it to your advantage. If you need to get the word out, the Internet is the perfect place to do so. Facebook gives you the opportunity to create a business or event page where guests can express interest or opinions about the upcoming party. Some social media sites also feature polling features and contest platforms where people can either vote on a theme or compete to win a prize. Whether the party is personal or corporate, these devices are sure to increase the buzz.

Event planning is hard work, but with the right tools, state of mind, and helpers, you can help reduce the stress. Remembering what decisions are important, hiring the right help and, letting the Internet spread the word are all useful tools that’ll help you pull off the best party possible.

 
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