Monday, April 20, 2009

Two Save the Date Resorces

Here are two more online event planning resources to share.

WhichDateWorks gives you a simple, easy to use way to decide on a date for an event. Basically, you create an invitation to your event, enter the email addresses of the people you need feedback from, and send it out. You can choose a range of dates from the entire year down to limiting it to two days from which to vote on. The recipients don't need to sign up to use the service, they simply follow the link that arrives in their email and select the date that works best for them.

If you need to do the same thing, but want to include more detail than just the date (specific times, locations, activities, etc., for example), you can use Doodle. It gives you more variables and it also integrates with Facebook. Also, with Doodle, you don't necessarily need each person's email address, just a way to get them the link where they can vote on event details.

One of these days I'll have to compile all the various online event planning resources I've written about in my blog so they'll all be in one place... Maybe in my next newsletter? Speaking of which, if you're not already on my email list for my newsletter, The Magic Word, that's filled with news and updates on my activities, a "trick of the month" that you can learn, event planning tips, and lots of other fun stuff, just send me an email with Subscribe to MW! in the subject.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Magic, Music, Art, and Harriet

Just a quick announcement. Here's an opportunity to see me in one of my public performances.

On May 31, as a kickoff event for the One State: Together in the Arts Conference in Peoria, I'm doing a special show at a really cool little theatre, the Apollo Theatre, in downtown Peoria. I'll be performing my one man theatre show, The ART of Magic. Joining me on the program will be Edith Barnard with her one woman portrayal of author Harriet Beecher Stowe. We're calling the show Magic, Music, Art, and Harriet, and you can learn more about it or order tickets HERE.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Online Meeting Planning Resource

Just a quick note to share another event planning resource I just came across. It's, and it's a very comprehensive set of online resources for meeting planners, including a searchable database of vendors and a variety of meeting planning tools, including free enhanced meeting planning software.

The only drawback is that they are targetted mainly to events and services in Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. But if you're planning an event in one of those areas, I think you'll find this very useful. And even if you're planning your event somewhere else, there's certainly enough helpful information and resources that it's at least worth taking a look!