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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Event Plan Implementation
- Event Tickets
It is important to finalize your basic event information as soon as possible. You will need this information for your tickets. Information such as what, where, when need to be included on your ticket. The other item that needs to be included is a ticket number. This should be on the ticket so that you can control the number of tickets sold verse the number not sold. You will need this for your final reconciliation. You can also use the ticket numbers as a control for your silent and live auctions. As long as you have the ticket holders name, you can use the number as a control rather. This is a much easier method than having the winner write out his/her name during the auction.
(To be continued)