I have had the privilege of attending and working with thousands of auction dinners throughout North America for over 20 years. Some had several thousand attendees, while others only had fifty or so. The articles that follow are meant to give an overview of how successful auction dinners are conceived, planned and managed.
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18. Volunteer Training
In order to avoid confusion during the event, it is wise to put your volunteers through a short training session. Letting each volunteer know what his/her duties for the event are and what to expect during the event will eliminate a lot of problems and frustrations during the event. You can’t just expect that your volunteers will automatically know what is expected of them. Training is the answer.
19. Welcome Gifts
If you really want to impress your attendees, present them with a little gift (especially the lades) as they enter the event. It’s a small gesture that will produce big results. Here a few ideas:
· A flower for the ladies
· A boutonnière for the men
· A free draw ticket for a special raffle
· A Canadian Flag pin
(To be continued)