This week, my group had to give a presentation on Chapter 13 in our book, Think Public Relations. Our presentation was about event management and planning big events like banquets, conventions, cocktail receptions, meetings and open houses.
Before reading and putting this presentation together, I had no idea how much work goes into planning an event such as a meeting or banquet. Granted, banquets are big deals and require months of preparation, but meetings require quite a bit of planning as well! One of the biggest things that stuck out to me was the fact that acquiring a speaker for a large event, such as Conan O’Brien or Sarah Palin can cost upwards of $100,000! This was especially surprising to me since most banquets are held in order to raise money for a charitable organization, yet booking the main speaker costs so much money! Surely, that money could be spent better…but to each his own I guess. This was a very informative chapter–be sure to check out the slideshow below to learn more about putting on events, big or small!