As someone spent many years being an Events Manager I can’t tell you how many times the people I worked with at events would forget about the little things. At an event it’s the little things that can make or break an event from forgetting to ensure that the washrooms are stocked with extra toilet paper, adjusting lighting and even ensuring that you have table cloths.
I’m not joking, something you might think is minor makes a big difference in the overall look of an event. Think of trade shows and either that table you first see to enter the show where you sign up and get your name tag. What one looked more professional the table all set up with a nice table cloth, proper signs and being organized or the one without the table cloth showing an ugly table and people’s legs and feet beneath it? Some people may not notice, some think they don’t know until they go to an event that does do it properly. Trust me, maybe even unconsciously you’ll think of trade show, conference or event where all the tables, displays etc.. were set up properly, the ones with the fancy table cloths and signs as the better events.
First impressions are important remember and those check in tables are the first thing people see when going to an event and then it’s the hall or room of where the event is held and how it looks. After that it’s how smoothly things run and if you don’t run out of food (one of the horrors I always worried about but fortunately never happened to me) to if the washrooms were kept clean and stocked. After all if you have a successful event and everyone shows up you don’t want them to remember that you ran out of toilet paper.
Yes it’s the little things that make a big difference, trust the type A personality that is me when I say that even having table cloths will indeed contribute to the success or downfall to an event.
I was compensated for this post but as always all opinions are my own.