With March comes spring. The season of blooming flowers, regrowth and hopefully warmer weather. As an event organiser, why not choose March as the month when you try something new. Here are our handy hints on how you can get inspired this March.
March's birthstone, Aquamarine, symbolises courage. Why not take the bull by the horns, get out of your comfort zone and try something completely different:
- Embrace new technology. Whether it's kick-starting your social media or making an interactive promotional video, think of ways you can integrate new technology into your event, without breaking the bank.
- Learn how to network. Other events professionals are not your enemies. You can learn from them and even be inspired by their ideas. Look for communities on Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook or attend local networking events.
- Are your venues working for you? Tired of those niggles just not being dealt with? Look elsewhere. There are plenty of unique venues out there. Give them a try.
- Do your skills need a revamp? Would you like to learn something new? You don't have to go back to school to give yourself a career boost. There's plenty of online resources available. Try Hubspot for sales and marketing, or Alison for free, certified online courses.
March is jam-packed with events, here's a selection for your diary:
- 1st - St David's Day
- 4th-World Maths Day.
- 9th - Commonwealth Day.
- 14th - Save A Spider Day.
- 15th - Mothering Sunday.
- 17th - St Patrick's Day.
- 20th - Spring Equinox.
- 21st - World Down Syndrome Day.
- 26th - Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness)
It's St Patrick's Day on the 17th, when traditions dictate that the life of the patron saint of Ireland is celebrated. You might think leprechauns, shamrocks and pints of Guinness are your only options. Here are five tips on how to celebrate it in style:
- Green is the colour of St Patrick's Day. If you're dressing an event, tone it down with creams and gold. Calla lilies are the perfect flower.
- Go for Guinness cocktails. Mix with champagne for a "Black Velvet", or with rum and cola for a " Black Beard".
- Celebrate today's Irish cuisine. Check out Irish chef, Cathal Armstrong's suggestions.
- Embrace the traditional Celtic style, if you're wanting quiet background music. If you're wanting to party, you can't go wrong with the Saw Doctors or of course, The Pogues.
- If you can't resist offering your attendees the chance to find a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow, give out chocolate coins or rainbow-coloured sweets at the end of the event.
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