Event Planning

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7 Simple Strategies that Will Make You a Travel Planning Pro

7 Simple Strategies that Will Make You a Travel Planning Pro

Travel planning is a part of the job for most administrative professionals today. So it’s important to stay up to date on the latest best practices and resources available for coordinating travel. But with a wealth of technology, tools, and online travel planning...

Note From Julie: Inclusive Fun for Everyone!

Note From Julie: Inclusive Fun for Everyone!

It’s that time of year again. Now is when a lot of admins start thinking about and actively planning their company’s holiday party. As someone who doesn’t celebrate a lot of the traditional calendar holidays, it’s always been a tricky subject for me at offices I’ve...

5 Alternatives to Traditional Holiday Celebrations in the Workplace

5 Alternatives to Traditional Holiday Celebrations in the Workplace

Holiday celebrations at the office becomes a topic of conversation in the fall more than other times of the year – mainly because there are several major holidays in October, November, and December. Yet a lot of these holidays have religious connections, so it can...

Free Event Planning Template for Admins [Sponsored]

Free Event Planning Template for Admins [Sponsored]

Planning an important client meeting? Get all of the details right with this free template from All Things Admin! Download the Word document and customize the planning form details for the most common meetings you plan. Then use this form to track the planning details...

Get Your Time Zone Abbreviations Right! [Infographic]

Get Your Time Zone Abbreviations Right! [Infographic]

Daylight Saving Time started this weekend for most of the U.S. and Canada. Several other countries will also switch before the end of March. Use this infographic to brush up on your time zone knowledge and ensure your meeting times are communicated correctly with the...

Note From Julie: The Event Speaker Didn’t Show – Now What?

Note From Julie: The Event Speaker Didn’t Show – Now What?

You never forget that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach when something goes wrong with a big event you’re planning. It was the Sunday morning keynote of a two-day association conference with people attending from two states. I was on the planning committee for...

Note From Julie: How Do You Add Creativity to Your Events?

Note From Julie: How Do You Add Creativity to Your Events?

There's a good reason why event planning can be a career path all its own: It requires a lot of creativity, effort, and attention to the details. Events can take on a life of their own very quickly depending on the scope and size of the meeting, conference, or offsite...

Become an Event COP

Become an Event COP

Love it or hate it, event planning is a task nearly every admin will have to tackle at some point in their career. It may be something simple, like putting together a luncheon for a retiring colleague, or something larger, such as organizing a multi-day conference....

Note From Julie: Working Successfully with Guest Speakers

Note From Julie: Working Successfully with Guest Speakers

Planning events – from conferences to board meetings – is a big part of an admin’s job. Yet even the most experienced admins can struggle with coordinating all the moving parts of an event. One important aspect that can easily get overlooked is working successfully...

Working Effectively with Guest Speakers

Working Effectively with Guest Speakers

I’ve planned a lot of events throughout my career. And now I speak at a lot of them, too – both in person and virtually. I’ve realized one thing that can make you stand out when it comes to event planning is working effectively with guest speakers. Guest speakers may...

Note From Julie: Event Planner: My Favorite Admin Role

Note From Julie: Event Planner: My Favorite Admin Role

Event planning has always been one of my favorite parts of being an administrative professional. There is so much opportunity for creativity, planning, and organizing. There are some types of meetings and events, such as board or staff meetings, that are very similar...