Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Friday, November 18, 2022

Developing An Auction Dinner (Part Three - Continued)

 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.

For anyone who wants a complete "Developing An Auction Dinner" package, complete with working manuals, workbooks, sample forms and PowerPoint presentations, visit my Festival and Event Planning website.

Event Plan Implementation 

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 boutonni√®re for the men

·         A free draw ticket for a special raffle

·         A Canadian Flag pin

(To be continued)

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