In the world of event planning very much has changed in ten years. Back in the roaring eighties and 90s, when the overall economy seemed to be whistling along quite nicely, companies planned events with regularity and the event planner’s job was a whole lot less complicated. There was a certain amount of predictability and it was not usually required to behave like a cat and think outside of the box so much, simply to be able to supply a spark of interest. Today, while event planning business is still significant, it’s not as spontaneous as it used to be.
You have to be in the position to grasp the requirements of the audience whenever you’re planning an event, or trying to fill up an event space frequently. To begin with, you have to recognise that a large group may be composed of many different generations at the same time. We’ve got the Baby Boomers who are really experienced and might be rather set in their ways, we have Generation X, who even now feel as if they’re in the prime of their lives and inspirational and at the other end of the scale we have Generation Y. Each one has a distinct perception but each might be involved with your specific event or even be attending your functions frequently.
The way you manage and promote your event in this cross-generational fashion will dictate your ability to succeed. You will probably find that a certain group mainly favours some kind of layout or arrangement. For instance, you might want to configure banquet tables and stacking chairs in a particular fashion based on the very composition of the group concerned. You might need to make modifications to your A/V setup and display and be careful to make certain that you do not upset one specific group over another while you do this. There is lots to take into account, whenever you need to make an event really successful and rewarding for all concerned. It’s no longer simply acceptable to open the doors and present your wares to the delegates, when levels of competition are so intense in the market.
Today you have to micromanage your arrangements when you’re involved with putting together an event space, or are an event planner. You should know precisely how specific groups in your group have a preference for particular items and often stay away from others. For instance, will this specific subgroup have a preference for a folding chair or like something a little more substantial?