Unexpected things you need to think about for your events

Running events are for the most part, pretty straight forward. You plan it, show up, do your thang and then pack up and go home. But there are a few things you don't always think about with your events that can catch you by surprise. Here are some to help you prepare!

 

SET UP CAN BE STRESSFUL

Give yourself as much time as possible to do the setup. Even if it means you are sitting there, twiddling your thumbs and refreshing your instagram, it is a much better scenario than getting there later than you thought (thanks traffic!), taking three trips to get all your gift bags up, having to stuff around with the AV that's not working properly with your laptop, rearranging some furniture last minute and then worrying that you look sweaty. 

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The 2015 Event Head Intensives - It's a Wrap!

Aah events. Obviously I have a real love for them but I am such a big fan of the impact they have on people's lives. Most of the time, you go in expecting one thing and end up coming out with so much more than you hoped for. And that is what happened at my Event Head Intensives on the 21st and 22nd February at the gorgeous Olsen Hotel. A beautiful group of women attended my classes expecting to learn about event management, promotion, sponsorship and planning and ended up walking away with all that and more, with budding friendships and amazing support for one another. It was such a great weekend and I couldn’t have been more grateful for the women who came along.

Each session started off with a gentle guided meditation by the amazing Cora from Cora & Bodhi and then we went straight into the detail of creating events for your business, attaining sponsors, promoting your event and getting the most out of your event.  The four classes included: 

Event Planning 101: Creating Thriving Events for Your Business
Event Sponsorship 101: Creating Fulfilling Relationships with Sponsors
Event Promotion 101: Promoting and Selling Your Event
Event Management 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Event   

All classes were all topped off with worksheets, brainstorming sessions and lots of Q&A time which we had no problem filling! 

A huge special thank you goes to my beautiful sponsors The Olsen Hotel, Collective Magazine, Lemon Canary, Design With Style, The Beauty of Life and Twinings for their support of this event and their generosity towards my attendees. They felt very spoilt!

For anyone interested in the content, I will be releasing these classes in an audio format for you to enjoy at your own leisure, sign up to my mailing list for a special pre-sale offer! 

 

Elizabeth Rose Tea Time At The Circus - An Event for Your Little Ones

What could be more fun than running away to the circus?

Hold on to your lollipops because Jaquelyn Muller Books and Event Head will be presenting a fabulously fun story-time workshop with the help of Elizabeth Rose and her rather bendy, high flying, spangling  performing family.

Based on the ‘Elizabeth Rose’ series of children’s picture books about the little girl who lives in a circus, young children and their parents will delight in a glorious morning of stories, activities and a scrumptious tea for all hungry lions and their lion tamers.

The Elizabeth Rose Tea Time at the Circus workshops are 1.5 hours in duration for children aged 3 – 5. Parents and children will enjoy fun, (and possibly messy) art and drama activities washed down with sweet treats and a book signing. Better still, why not dress up as your favourite circus performer?

Date: Wednesday 11 March, 2015
Time: 10am – 11.30am
Venue: Apples and Jam, 217-239 Montague Street, South Melbourne
Cost: $40 for 1 parent and 1 child. Additional children $15 each (price includes art materials,
Let’s Read show bag and morning tea for kids and grown ups). All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

We can't wait to see you there!

Wow, what a weekend!

I have literally just come away from the most wonderful weekends ever! I've spent the last two days facilitating my very first round of Event Head workshops with a bevvy of beautiful women in the fabulous Olsen Hotel in South Yarra. 

With each session being led with a gentle guided meditation by Cora Geroux, we then went over creating events for your business, attaining sponsors, promoting your event and getting the most out of your event. I loved how we had so many lively discussions with lots of questions and lots of sharing. It was such a beautiful way to gain knowledge, get some insider tips and spend time bonding with such incredible women. 

I want to thank my beautiful sponsors The Olsen Hotel, Collective Magazine, Lemon Canary, Design With Style, The Beauty of Life and Twinings for their support of this event and their generosity towards my attendees. 

I am going to do a proper round up post shortly with the gorgeous pics from Kate Di Blasi so keep an eye out!

Pieces of Me Instagram Challenge

I decided at the start of this year that I would like to share more of me with you. Personally, I LOVE anything that peels back the curtains and shows some of the 'behind the scenes' stuff and for as long as I remember, I have been fascinated with other people's lives and experiences. One way that I've gotten to know people really well is through the wonderful medium that is Instagram but I sometimes struggle with my own account and knowing what to post. I also struggle with knowing how to post all of the little pieces that make up me in a way that doesn't feel fragmented and kinda crazy. So I came up with a little challenge for myself called Pieces of Me to help prompt me to post a photo a day, share a little bit more of my world and to push a little further than what I would usually do. Then I decided, well why not see if anyone else wants to come on board and join in - I'd love to see all the pieces that make up you too!

So below are the instructions for the fun and quick 10 day challenge starting on MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY. As a thank you for people taking part, I decided to offer one lucky winner a beautiful Lemon Canary prize pack that is just stunning. So come and join the fun, you will have some beautiful content for your own instagram account and you could walk away the lucky winner!

To join in, all you have to do is:
Follow @theeventhead on Instagram. I will be posting a daily reminder on my Instagram account.

Save the graphic above to your phone or computer so you have a reference whenever you need.

Follow the days listed and post a photo in line with each theme. Don’t forget to tag me @theeventhead and use the hashtag #piecesofme

Support others by searching the #piecesofme hashtag and like their pics or leave some kind words.

Instagram: @theeventhead
Facebook: eventhead
Twitter: @theeventhead

Everyone who posts their 10 photos, tags @theeventhead and uses the hashtag #piecesofme goes into the draw to win a gorgeous Lemon Canary gift pack that includes a beautiful 300gm Votive in your choice of scent, a rose quartz and a deck of Destiny Cards. 

Share on your blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and help spread the word!

Uncomfortable Things You Have To Do To Run Successful Events

There's no doubt about it. Events can bring up stuff. And by 'stuff' I mean every uncomfortable, confronting feeling that you don't want to face. Are you an introvert by nature? Do you lack confidence in some areas of marketing and selling or even public speaking? Do you have insecurities that you've successfully managed to hide deep down inside you? Well be prepared to meet these babies head on. As scary as it can seem, this is not a bad thing (yes seriously!). This is, in fact, a downright amazing opportunity to be completely liberated and finally free of them!

So what things am I talking about specifically? Well let's drill down and have look!

 

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Woman Rising: Trailblazer Q&A

I was truly flattered with Sian from the beautiful Woman Rising asked me to be the first 2015 interviewee in her Trailblazer Q&A feature. I am such a fan of Sian's work and how she has evolved over the years, not to mention the fabulous women she has featured on her blog so far.

I spoke to Sian about my journey with Event Head, how the philosophy and the business has changed since I started, what a typical day for me looks like, how fear can be motivating and what the best piece of advice I ever received for my business was.

I would love for you to check out the interview HERE and let me know what you think!

Networking Tips For Any Event - Australian Content Magazine Feature

Does networking make you nervous? I have to admit, that even as someone who has been to countless events over the years, I can still get butterflies in my tummy when going to something new. To help quell the nerves, I have a check list of the 6 things that keep me confident and prepared. You can read all about them in the latest edition of Australian Content Magazine.

Three good reasons why you need help at your next event

We all kinda feel like we can do everything ourselves right? At home it’s the cleaning, the shopping and the child wrangling. In your business it’s your core client work, the administration, the graphic design and bookkeeping. And when things get busy and the you-know-what hits the good old proverbial fan, my god don’t you feel streeeeetched. 

The same goes for events. It can be completely do-able to organize and run everything yourself, but if one thing falls out of place, you can guarantee the rest will follow suit and you will end up one stressed little chook.

Even if my clients are running a super straightforward event for a small group of 15 people, I always recommend they have someone to help them. It can be a friend, your sister or your husband. It doesn't matter who it is as long as they aren't in an old pair of trakkie daks and they have your back.

And to be honest, this isn't just about you. It’s about who are in the room with you and what they deserve as an attendee. So here are three good reasons why you need help at your next event.

 

 

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