Why are event planning guides so useless?
Too many are filled with empty theories, fabricated frameworks and lots and lots (and lots) of useless fluff. What if you could get the advice you need from a real expert in an easy to access format you can really use? The Non-Obvious Guide To Event Planning (For Kick-Ass Gatherings That Inspire People) is the guidebook you've been Googling for.
Within these pages you'll get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how to plan a memorable and non-boring event.
- Where should you hold your event?
- Should you bring in a speaker or not?
- What are the best and worst venues for gatherings?
- What does it take to get people truly engaged and participating?
These are just a few of the common questions that you will get answers to in this book. Inspired by years of research and conversations with both event planners and attendees, this is the rare guide that is at least as useful as a great YouTube video or an epic blog post … and the only way you can get this useful advice in one place.
About the Author
Andrea views events as critical, under-used opportunities to build engagement, and inspire people to perform at levels they may have thought impossible. Audiences are then fully awake and able to learn what they need to be more effective and productive.
For 25 years, Andrea has been linking speakers with captive audiences. Raised in a family in which learning was strongly encouraged, by parents who valued self-directed education and discovery, Andrea thrives on connecting experts with audiences. A Professional Convention Management Assn. “Best in Class” speaker, Andrea delivers interactive workshops including 5 Actionable Conference Design Insights from TED Events and From Bore to ROAR TMHow to Design Radically Engaging Events.
A member of the Int’l Assn. of Speakers Bureaus and a member of its Ethics Committee, Andrea was given their Pacesetters’ Award in recognition of her efforts to move the Association and the industry forward. She also helps organize TEDxSeattle and is a TEDSummit and TEDActive attendee.
Andrea is a member of Meeting Professionals International and a columnist on meeting engagement and gamification for its Meeting Professional Magazine, giving meeting professionals tools for staging more productive events.
Her “Unborify Your Life” writing appears in The Huffington Post and The Business Journals. In 2015, she founded the online community, 50 Ways of Defying Grey.
Believing that we’re all entitled to feeling engaged in the world up til the end, Andrea is a hospice volunteer in Seattle. And when not putting an end to boring meetings, Andrea stays un-bored with visits to spas, happy hours, gyms, and other time zones. Eventually she would like to become a trapeze artist with Cirque du Soleil.