Many people have worked long hours on event planning. If you’ve struggled to process registrations and track down attendees, think about using Cannonball Communications strategy.
Professional, high-end event planning software like Cannonball often seems like magic. Most employees involved in a large event spend hours writing individual emails, tracking down lost registrations, processing checks and entering in data from paper surveys. Pulling off a successful conference requires incredible amounts of legwork, so clicking and dragging across a warm green background feels like a dream.
Software tools can make the event planning process easier. Watch the video carefully, however, and you can see how the true value of Cannonball is the rigorous structure of information and workflow. You can do this without fancy software. Note the following:
- Work as a Visual Schematic – The essential components of event marketing are not just talked about or described in written form, but represented as diagram. The circles and arrows are a form of Business Process Modeling Notation that our consultants use. You can instantly tell how each subproject connects and how the entire event is structured.
- Characterizing Information – About 48 seconds into the clip, the presenter explains how the city of the event is an “attribute” of the attendee. He types this text into a grid, along with the first name, last name and email address of the contact. Essential data is mapped, connected, and well-defined.
- Tracking Choices – Interesting work, whether done by an employee or a customer, requires decisions. You cannot plan events completely via checklist. The video outlines how decisions are made based on data, such as whether or not someone has responded to an invitation or what kind of marketing they want to receive.
Systems like Cannonball may be right for your organization, but more important than the software application is the idea of well-defined workflow. If you want to increase productivity, satisfaction and overall organization, try drawing pictures, organizing data and thinking consciously about available choices. Learn more about how to work smarter by contacting our business consultants today.