A sentiment I live by + can be make or break in the events world. A question we get asked all too often is “What time or what day should I host my event?'“. Timing your event well should be your be one of the first steps in planning a successful event because ain’t nobody want to go to a 2 hour seminar at 8pm on a Tuesday night [am I right?].
So to help you on your way, we have put together some tips to point you in the right direction.
Everything in perfect timing.
Define your event;
Networking = Wednesday or Thursday
Party = Friday or Saturday
Informal Gathering or Creative Event = Sunday
Workshop = Sunday
Panel Event = Wednesday night or Saturday morning
Launch Party = Thursday or Friday night
Nail your timing;
If hosting an event on a Saturday night don’t start things too early - this is party night and people may want to kick on after your event. Aim for somewhere between 7-8pm depending on the style and vibe of your event.
If you’re hosting an event mid-week and after hours, keep things short and sweet because people will likely have work the next day, so it’s important to keep their attention.
If hosting an event on a Friday evening, open doors at 5.30pm and kick things off no later than 6pm. That way people can come straight from work and there’s no awkward time gaps that may perturb people from coming.
And there you have it, get these things right and you are well on your way to a successful event. I hope this helps and if you have any further questions on this topic please do sing out.
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