7. PlansThe basis of your event is established. Well done! Now it’s time to review if your current plan is a good one and not one that is all over the place. So, What have you determine to do so far? Did you think any backup plans? A few reminders:
- Is your event idea a good one?
- Is the team of people enough?
- Is the pricing good for the attendees and organizers?
- Is the place booked and ready?
- Do you need more promotion or change some of the promotional plans?
- Is the sponsor secured? Is it included in the promotions or event banner?
8. PerformanceCongratulations! Your event was completed not long ago. It has gone either unexpectedly well, not too bad or terribly wrong. Well, this final P requires you to take a few steps back and retrace your event planning process. How well did you do? What was good about the event? What was bad about it? How would you improve? Were there any challenges that you faced? Evaluate and reflect! Think about all the mistakes that could have been done differently. Make sure you write everything down, keeping notes to look back on will be good resources for future event plans. To evaluate the performance thoroughly, having a follow up with the team of organizers and discussing the whole process can bring to the table good criticism. Furthermore, it’s always good to get feedback from the participants as they were the ones that experienced your event first hand.
- Create a satisfaction survey
- Send out to attendees “Thank you” emails
- Simply talk to attendees after the event