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3. Event Questions and Research

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When starting a new project, it helps to see how others have completed the same task.

Searching the internet for ideas can help you think of details and brainstorm ideas.

In this video, you’ll gather details for your event by answering questions like: Who?




And how?

Later, you’ll organize your document with headings and a table of contents to make it easier to navigate.

First, decide who your attendees are and how many people you think might attend your event.

Your audience will shape your event as well as the advertisements you create.

The event details would be different for a family reunion, a business conference, or a pep rally.

Type “Attendees” into your event plan and make some notes.

Next, choose a date, time, and location for your event and record them in your event plan.

Next, consider costs for you and for others.

Some venues charge to use their facilities.

If you plan to serve food, there will be a cost for that, too.

To get ideas for your event, as well as the logo and flyer you will design, search the internet for examples.

Lots of people blog and post pictures of their events, and you can learn from their experience.

For this example event, you could search for “community yard sale”; “plan a garage sale”; “yard sale signs”; or “tips on holding a yard sale.”

Use Google search to check out design strategies, or explore directly from the document.

Type “Inspiration” in your event plan.

Then, find at least three examples of a similar event.

Copy and paste or drag these examples into your document.

Once you’ve found some examples, think about what you liked and didn’t like.

How might you organize a similar event?

How would you do things differently?

Add these thoughts to your event plan.

When you finish, you should have recorded ideas about who the event is for, when and where it will be held, and how much the event will cost you and your attendees.

You should have also researched similar events and recorded comments about what you liked and didn’t like.

Now, it’s your turn: Decide the basic details for your event, including the audience, date, time, location, and cost.

Record these details in your event plan.

Conduct an internet search to find at least 3 similar examples of your event.

Include them in your plan and identify one thing you liked and one thing you disliked about the examples.

In the next video, you will organize your event plan and get feedback on these details from a partner.

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  1. Decide the details for your event:
    • Audience
    • Date
    • Time
    • Location
    • Cost
  2. Record these details in your event journal.
  3. Conduct an internet search to include at least 3 examples of events similar to yours.
  4. Add at least one thing you liked and disliked to your Event Plan.