Thursday, May 17, 2012

What not to forget when you do an event

I learned a few things at the event I went to.  Even though nobody actually came to the event, I was able to check out what others had on their tables and assess what I would need to bring next time - Oh yes, there will be a next time and it will be a success!!

Here's 11 things I will take with me:

1. A business sign - Something nice with your logo that will hang from the front of the table, this is important so people know you are actually a business and not just someone sitting at a table. :0)

2. Products - of course this is a given, but I completely failed on this one.  I waited until the last minute to order them and then they wouldn't make it in time.  I plan on having some prints and at least one accordion book.

3. Digital frame - it really was nice to have, just next time I will definitely find the stand.

4. receipt book - this is if you are selling portraits at the event.

5. List of prices - I just printed off a bunch so that people can take it with them, of course this is not a have to, it's just what I decided to do.

6. Business Cards

7. Your camera and equipment of course.

8.  Something to entertain yourself with  - I like to knit so that was easy.

9. Pens

10.  Order Form - again, if you are selling portraits. 

11.  Calendar - to make appts on the spot.

Hope this helps you in some way.  I can't wait to try it again!

Another thing you should think about is how you will answer certain questions.  If you read my post yesterday you will understand why. ;0)  It is obviously best to be prepared so that you don't feel incompetent and unsure. 

It's so funny because when I was asked to take part in the event I was so nervous because I don't do indoor portraits.  I wondered whether I should even go.  I do not have indoor equipment.  Then it occurred to me, I can always do the portraits outside.  So that is what I had planned to do.  When we got there I just looked around to scope out a nice shaded spot and I was good.  I also had my bff to man the table if I did have to go outside. 

Well, that's all I can think of right now.



  1. You live and learn right? Next time you'll be better prepared. By the way, I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your posts so much and I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award.

  2. Perfect post Beck! I actually typed up a little list from this & emailed it to myself. Thanks mama! Can't wait to hear about your next event. It WILL be great!


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