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There's an App for That!

By Karen

Today, everyone wants to be an "event planner". What could be more fun than planning
events right? If you're an actual event planner, you know there's so much more to event
planning than a great theme and a dynamic speaker. Budgets, schedules, registration,
speakers, marketing, floor plans, presentations, social media....the list goes on. The good
news is, in today's market, no matter what your challenge, "There's an app for that!"
Here's a few of our favorites to help you plan, organize, promote and amaze!

Super Planner provides a variety of planning tools, including calculators for
venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projection and dance floor, as
well as useful tips in several areas. The design is very clean and easy to use
and well worth the $9.99 price tag if it means keeping your entire event on
budget. Super Planner is available in both Apple and Android formats.

So you've created an amazing event, but now you need to get people to
register. Event Registration is one area of your event that can be extremely
time consuming and frustrating, especially if you only see your potential
registrants once a week. This doesn't have to be the case! Let Eventbrite
handle the registration process for you. Not only will you reduce your stress
level, but you have the opportunity to reach more people by allowing your
registrants to share their registration on social media. The wider the net you
cast, the more successful your event will be.

Rethink presentations. There's no possible way to explain what Prezi can
do for your presentations, you just have to see it. Even the Prezi website
uses a video to show you how their free tool can revolutionize how you
communicate with your participants.

Leverage social media during your event. Storify lets you use what your
participants are saying on social networks to build a live feed or "story" for
your event. Share your story online and run the live feed during your event
to encourage participation.

Wish you could have a whole panel of speakers to add depth and insight
to your event, but lack the budget to afford their time, travel, lodging and
meals? Why not try a free Google+ Hangout?! Not only can you have up
to 10 different locations participate on the hangout, you can also livestream
your hangout and open it up for comments!

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