Live event days tends can be exhausting, especially if they last all day! Yet you still have to make it through the day with a smile on your face. How can you conserve both your mental and physical energy so that you can exert it when it is required?
Those who have experienced 14 hour event days understand. If you are going to attend or run a day-long event again, here are some tips for next time:
Prior to the event, stay over near the venue. If you are already going to be working all day, don’t start the day earlier than you need by commuting a far distance. Make time to eat breakfast in a non-rushed, non-flustered fashion. Enjoy your morning.
As for preparation, make sure there is no preparation necessary for the day of the event.
It is ideal if the venue can fit all the guests on one level. This helps with the flow of the attendees but also makes a difference for those setting up.
Prior to the event, make sure you’re in shape! Keep your body fit so you don’t experience aches and pains from standing all day at the event.
During the Event, shoes. Shoes are so important. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes that you could happily walk a mile in. Wear comfortable clothes too. Prepare for varying temperature. Lighting can create heat and air conditioning can be kicked into full gear; you never know.
If there are a lot of working parts to your event, you may want to use radios to communicate easily to those also working the event. Save your legs if you can! And spread out the personnel in a way that makes sense.
On event days, use the elevator. Using stairs is always a great way to get in a little extra movement but on the day of an event, you are already moving much more than you realize. If you tire too early, that is much worse than taking the elevator for one day.
I’ll have more tips in the next post!