Event Tips: The Mental Walk-through

When I finally get back to Beautiful BC, I’ll be running some social media workshops, bootcamps, and the like at the Fisgard St. Forum. It’s a great little space right downtown with several different configurable rooms, and the price is right! Not to mention the management is awesome.

And no, they didn’t pay me to say that.

Fisgard St. Forum

Sign on wooden fence that says "Who knew?" Sometimes the world asks us good questions.

One of the great practical tips for an event planner is to do a physical walk-through of your event and venue before the doors open…and with enough time to make adjustments, to ensure that you’ve got sightlines, security and signage all in order.

But the most important walk-through is the one that you do in your mind at different stages in the planning process.

At the start, when you’ve got your brainstorming hat on, it’s also helpful to literally close your eyes, and imagine the event from the point of view of the person walking in, and moving about the venue. What are the door and check-in procedures going to look like? What do you want them to see first? Do you want entertainment in that corner, or just the main stage?

Part way through the planning process, do it again (and again!). Close…

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