Beginners guide to organising an event – safely
So, you’re thinking of organising an event, are you?
A fairly small-scale street party for the neighbours, perhaps, a bustling village fete, or a charity fundraiser?
Well how about something slightly larger, like a music or comedy night at the local town hall, an outdoor food and drink festival, or a corporate networking bash, with champagne and canapes. Still not big enough for you?
Push the boat out all the way then, and lay on a massive open-air rock concert, an air display, or a family-friendly activity day drawing people from far and wide.
The point is this; it doesn’t matter whether your event is a low-key get-together for friends and family, or a giant festival drawing in tens of thousands of frenzied fans, the secret to success is the same . . . proper planning.
A well-planned event is a safe and successful event. In this jargon-free book, you’ll learn from the people who have been there and done it, and pick up top tips to avoid the most common problems and pitfalls.
From the earliest planning stages, through budgeting, safety and risk management this is a step-by-step guide to organising the perfect event for maximum impact, with the minimum of stress.
Industry expert Jonathan Smith leads the reader through how to organise an event safely in this step-by-step guide. For many years now, he’s been in the privileged position of travelling the globe providing risk and safety consultancy advice to organisers of some of the biggest sports, business and leisure events around.
Title: The Beginner’s Guide To Organising An Event – Safely
Author: Jonathan Smith
Publication date: Oct 10, 2016
Extent: 176 pages
Size: A5 (portrait)
Publisher: A Way With Media
Top read. It breaks down all the things people need to do if they want to organise an event, festival, street party, concert – or anything else involving members of the public. There’s lots of good advice and it’s written like an informative manual – it’s easy-to-understand and packed with good advice. The book covers everything from small scale events in villages to major, mass participation events like rock festivals and F1 events – so it’s suitable for everyone. And the author has obviously got a lot of skill. He’s been around the world several times working on events and festivals of all sizes and scales. Good value, economically priced, well written and packed with really good insights – very good indeed.