How To Turn Your Passion For Event Planning Into A Career

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Event planning is something that almost anyone is capable of doing. From meeting vendors, to figuring out the what the clients need, right up to the actual planning, picking out the venue and organizing everything to a T, there are lots of people out there that have a knack for it. Even if you’ve only had experience planning family gatherings or birthday parties, that itself is part of event planning.

But, many are in the dark about how to turn their passion for event management and planning into a full-fledged career. Although it’s not a bed of roses to be a great event planner, with a little bit of hard work and additional skills, you can make your passion a full-time career option. Here are some tips on how to follow your dreams and make a career out of your love for event planning.

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Event Planning Tips : 5 Reasons Why You Should Use An Event Management Software

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Event planning and execution can be a handful, especially if you do event management on a large scale and have to juggle working on two or three different events at the same time. And trust me, no one wants to be dealing with a ton of different spreadsheets, documents and any tasks that may fall through the cracks and cause your event to be incomplete.

Which is why event planners turned to technology for help and came up with an event management software. With an event management software, you’ll have all the things you need for your event planning and management rolled-into one i.e. no more hassle or missing details. Let’s go deeper into the reasons why you need to be using an event management software right now.

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How Women can Find Success & Thrive in the Event Management Industry?

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While most industries today have largely evolved to level playing fields for both men and women, there still exists a certain bias against women and the larger need for them to prove their capabilities as successful professionals. What with event manager & coordinator profiles clocking in as the fifth most stressful job in the world, it certainly takes a lot for both genders to carve a niche for themselves in event industry.

Having said that, your professional success eventually does zero down on your experience, dexterity & skill set – both inborn and acquired. Albeit there exists no specific rulebook to success in the event management playground, here are some useful and pro-active measures that can help women conquer the highest pedestal in event management & planning.

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How Event Management Software are Phasing Out Humans on Various Parameters?

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While events are a great way to connect with your audience and push brand awareness, organizing and executing one can be an extremely tedious exercise. The event management domain has experienced a huge paradigm shift from an administrative perspective – what was largely a human-controlled ecosystem is now increasingly realizing and leveraging the benefits of software and AI in event management.

According to Forrester Research, CMOs admit to a colossal 24 % of their budgets going into live events. Imagine the tremendous cost efficiencies that can be brought into the frame by AI to pull down event spends. Let’s explore what event management software can do on this front and also in enhancing the overall value chain of event management.

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National LGBTQ Health Conference 2019 by Emory University – A Case Study

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National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for presentation and discussion of current health research and programs for LGBTQ adults and adolescents with the overall goal of addressing health inequities for this highly impacted group.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Program schedule building & management, and Engaging attendees on Dryfta event apps.

Here’s a quick interview with April Winningham, Conference Coordinator, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for National LGBTQ Health Conference
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference by University of Missouri, St. Louis – A Case Study

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The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest, is rated a Top Marketing Conference to Check Out in 2019 by Forbes and has set attendance records with nearly 2,000 marketers.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Program schedule building & management, and Engaging attendees on Dryfta event apps.

Here’s a quick interview with Brianna Smith, Adjunct Professor, UMSL Digital, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for Midwest Digital Marketing Conference
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