How to break into stand-up: Tips for aspiring comedians 

How to break into stand-up: Tips for aspiring comedians 

Stand-up comedy has to be one of the most intimate and intricate forms of performance there is. Not only are you putting your own carefully crafted material out there for all to witness, you’re delivering it yourself. Live. On stage. With possible hecklers. Yikes!

Is that enough to put off natural-born comedians, though? No way. Quite the opposite, in fact – it’s actually what they thrive off. And so might you, if you take a deep breath and just give it a go.

Easier said than done, we know. But if you’re reading this article we’re betting you’re seriously thinking about it. Which means you’re passionate about what you do. Which means you should definitely take the plunge and see what happens. What is there to lose?

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From travel trends to the perfect location: tips for running a successful retreat 

From travel trends to the perfect location: tips for running a successful retreat 

Whether you’re a wellness coach, yoga teacher, creative writer, or have another skill you want to share, running a retreat can be a really fulfilling process, and it can help take your business to the next level too.

Whatever your profession or passion, retreats provide the perfect way to cultivate new connections, find inspiration, and widen your current offering. There’s a bit of an art to it though, which requires striking the perfect balance between relaxing travel vibes and wholesome productivity.

Here, we cover all you need to know for running a successful retreat.

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8 Challenges of organising events which can be overcome with software solutions

8 Challenges of organising events which can be overcome with software solutions

Organising events can be tough. From scheduling speakers and meals, to calculating costs and collecting payments, you’ll have to deal with so many tasks that can easily overwhelm you. Luckily, the right software solutions can keep your events running smoothly by keeping track of all those little details you don’t have time for! Here are eight challenges of organising events and how event software platforms can help with each one.

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How to price tickets for an event: The best pricing strategies for event planners

How to price tickets for an event: The best pricing strategies for event planners

Deciding how much to sell your event tickets for can be pretty daunting. What if you set them too high and no one buys them? Or too low and realise you could have made way more profit?

The truth is, setting your ticket price isn’t an exact science. But that’s not to say you just have to take a wild stab in the dark at it. There should definitely be a clear methodology behind your ticket pricing, otherwise you do risk losing out to the competition or, worse, not breaking even.

In this article, we explain all you need to know.

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10 lovely community event ideas for summer

10 lovely community event ideas for summer

Ever wondered what it would be like if your community was a little more… community-like? We’ve got just the thing.

Hosting a community event is a great way to finally get to know the neighbours you’ve been waving at politely for years – and can act as the perfect, good-fun ice breaker. Plus it gives everyone something to look forward to, and can be a fantastic way to practice your event-planning skills if you’re looking for a new hobby or even a career change.

What better time to give it a whirl than when the days are long and the weather is fine?

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Tips for running a networking event people are genuinely excited to attend

Tips for running a networking event people are genuinely excited to attend

Some people thrive off networking. But for others, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers in order to promote their ‘best self’ is, quite literally, the stuff of nightmares. And understandably so. Even extroverts may experience a small stirring of dread at hearing the words ‘networking event’ – why give up an evening to talk shop, when you spend so much time working in the first place?

Of course, there’ll always be those avid professionals who love to sink their teeth into anything work-related. But how do you appeal to the networking novices – the ones who know they probably would benefit from putting themselves out there, but just can’t quite summon up the courage (or energy) to do so?

Let’s take a look.

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The low-down on Earth Day 2022 + a round-up of amazing eco-events

The low-down on Earth Day 2022 + a round-up of amazing eco-events

It’s Earth Day on Friday!

As the annual environmental protection event comes around once more, we’re thrilled to be able to say that Ticket Tailor is now a Carbon Neutral business.

We’re also pledging to double the usual 1p we donate to climate causes per ticket sale to 2p (2.6c) this Earth Day.

Ready to do your bit? Here’s all you need to know about Earth Day 2022 – plus a round-up of some great environmental events we’ve seen popping up on Ticket Tailor.

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Your quick event greening checklist – 6 key things to consider

Your quick event greening checklist – 6 key things to consider

Event greening does what it says on the tin. It’s the process of making an event more environmentally friendly – or ‘greener’ – by taking considered steps to reduce its carbon footprint and other environmental impacts.

On a mission to make your next event less harmful to the planet? Read on for our quick event greening checklist, covering six key areas you’ll need to pay attention to for a more sustainable operation.

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Top tips for a successful U-pick farm event

Top tips for a successful U-pick farm event

U-pick (or ‘pick-your-own’) farms came about as a means for farmers to cut down on costs. But today, pumpkin, fruit, veggie, and flower picking have all proven popular as fun days out in their own right. A great way for families to get out in nature, they help customers connect with their food and – perhaps most importantly – enjoy some seriously lucrative Insta-opps.

Whether you’re looking to start your own you-pick berry farm, or to turn your existing pumpkin patch into a U-pick hotspot, here are our top tips for running a successful pick-your-own event.

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12 super fun & easy Easter fundraising ideas

12 super fun & easy Easter fundraising ideas

There’s no doubt spring-time sees an uplift in spirits. As the days brighten and the once far-off summer starts to feel tantalisingly close, a collective sigh of relief is almost audible. There’s no better time, then, to seize the feel-good vibes by turning them into a truly feel-good deed.

Enter: the Easter fundraiser. AKA – fun, frolics, and fundraising set against a glorious springtime backdrop. Whether you’re a Church looking to celebrate the holiday while raising money for a good cause, or simply love the idea of getting the community together, you’ll love these super fun and easy Easter fundraiser ideas.

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