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Event Management

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you think are the most important aspects of a conference or seminar for staff?

What should we avoid in our conference?

Are there any ways of reducing costs while keeping the quality high?

We are thinking of running customer seminars as a way of attracting new business. Any tips?

In your experience what are the main reasons customer seminars can fail?

I hate speaking in public but have to speak at our annual conference – have you any tips for me?

I am presenting at our annual conference. We are allowing staff to dress in a smart casual style. What should I wear?

Q: What do you think are the most important aspects of a conference or seminar for staff?

A: Firstly you need to establish what you want to achieve from the event. Is it a reward? Is it imparting information? Is it team building? Is it educational? Is it a combination of some or all of these? Once you have decided what the event is for you can look at how best to get the message or messages across. CLIFFORD Solutions are pleased to help with this aspect and can advise on content, presenters, format and any theme to the event.

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Q: What should we avoid in our conference?

A: Long presentations can lead delegates to lose concentration. Make sure presenters are adequately rehearsed and that all presentations are checked for inconsistency, duplication or even worse, contradiction. Try to mix up sessions involving changes of media (presentations, DVDs, music etc) and where possible get some audience participation. Facilitated ‘breakout’ sessions can help to get people involved and keep their interest high. Make sure you have enough breaks.

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Q: Are there any ways of reducing costs while keeping the quality high?

A: CLIFFORD Solutions are experts in showing you how to gain sponsorships and reduce costs. This can also add a new exciting dimension to your conference.

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Q: We are thinking of running customer seminars as a way of attracting new business. Any tips?

A: If you are running seminars as a business generation exercise there are a number of things to think about.


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Q: In your experience what are the main reasons customer seminars can fail?

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Q: I hate speaking in public but have to speak at our annual conference – have you any tips for me?

A: Not an uncommon question!

There are some simple rules that will make it a bit easier for you.


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Q: I am presenting at our annual conference. We are allowing staff to dress in a smart casual style. What should I wear?

A: What are you trying to convey? If you want to convey a team approach it might look wrong to appear very formal and may appear ‘them and us’, so smart casual for you is probably right. However if you have a very serious message to convey such as job cuts or redundancies then a more formal look might be in order.