Event production isn’t easy to pull off, but it is thrilling to organise. It is especially fun if the entire event runs as smoothly as you want it. But as these things go, problems are bound to arise. Whether it’s the performers not showing for their soundcheck or equipment arriving at the wrong venue, stressful issues can affect the outcome of your event.
There are ways to mitigate such problems. Here are three strategies to apply.
Have a backup for your equipment
Whether your production company owns its equipment or hires certain pieces, you need to have a backup plan. When you hire lighting and audio equipment to remain on standby should anything occur on event day, you eliminate the headaches that come from technical difficulties.
Plan the entertainment
Choose your entertainers. The performers for your show not only need to match the whole vibe of the event and sell tickets. They also have to meet your need for work ethic. Some entertainers can be difficult to work with because they have a history of showing up late or that they may ask for outrageous demands for backstage items (or the ‘rider’). Depending on your need for a certain performer, choose the ones that are easier to work with so you reduce your anxiety on event night.
Hire the right people
For every successful production, there is a group of experienced, highly skilled people running every aspect of the show. Indeed, your performers ensure that the audience gets their money’s worth, but your crew guarantees that you maintain your profits. The right coordinators, AV technicians, tech designer, lighting technician, electrician and other essential crew member can make your productions run as smoothly as possible.
Event production is not an easy job, but you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else. Fortunately, you’ll have help along the way, from the right equipment to the right people.