25 signs your event SUCKS


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Here is a checklist for your event. Print it and comply with it. It will help you in making sure you are not boring to death your attendees or throwing them violently in the 20th Century. Enjoy!

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25 signs your event SUCKS

  1. 1. 25 signs your event SUCKS ! Julius Solaris www.eventmanagerblog.com Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehappyrobot/
  2. 2. 1. You did not set up a twitter account for the event http://twitter.com Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfilej/
  3. 3. 2. You haven’t added the event to Upcoming http://upcoming.yahoo.com Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/zappowbang/
  4. 4. 3. You did not asked people to participate on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/answers
  5. 5. 4. You did not set up carpooling on the event website http://mashable.com/2008/09/30/carpooling/ Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/bryak/
  6. 6. 5. You did not inform your audience of a flickr tag to use http://www.flickr.com Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomwatson/
  7. 7. 6. You don’t display pics tagged with your eventname on flickr http://www.flickr.com/badge.gne Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/hi-phi/
  8. 8. 7. You charge unrealistic amounts of money http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/2008/10/free-events.html Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/suzanneandsimon/
  9. 9. 8. Your conference structure is presentation-buffet-presentation-buffet-gala dinner http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/2008/05/disruption.html Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicenwondrlnd/
  10. 10. 9. You don’t allow interaction and networking before the event Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/eekim/
  11. 11. 10. You did not add your event to eventful http://eventful.com/
  12. 12. 11. You do not offer the option to offset the CO2 generated by travelling to the location Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/freefoto/
  13. 13. 12. You don’t mix speakers with attendees, but prefer to keep barriers to direct interaction Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/
  14. 14. 13. You don’t announce your event on Facebook http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/2008/10/successful-events-promotion.html Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/pshab/
  15. 15. 14. You only have a Facebook account for your personal life http://www.facebook.com Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/pipot83/
  16. 16. 15. You don’t invite bloggers to the event Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/
  17. 17. 16. In fact you don’t suggest live blogging http://www.blogher.com/node/8166 Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/tillwe/
  18. 18. 17. You did not set up twitter hashtags for the event or did not communicate them to your audience http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/2008/09/twittercamp.html Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/gretchensfrage/
  19. 19. 18. You do not have a Google Map with directions to the location http://maps.google.com/ Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/laihiu/
  20. 20. 19. You do not offer electronic tickets/barcodes but prefer to waste paper Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/thorinside/
  21. 21. 20. There are no recycling facilities whatsoever in your location and that does not bother you Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/nihonbunka/
  22. 22. 21. You do not meet your potential attendees at Meetups http://www.meetup.com/
  23. 23. 22. You do not collect discussion, wasting precious content http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/2008/10/guest-post.html Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/jilbean3/
  24. 24. 23. You do not source supplies locally http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/2008/02/my-local-bakery-rocks.html Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/jswaby/
  25. 25. 24. You are not informed on trends and do not network with fellow event people www.spicynetworking.com Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/selva/
  26. 26. 25. You did not subscribe to www.eventmanagerblog.com
  27. 27. Ciao! Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiki-follettosa/
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