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Propared Blog

Tips and Advice for Managers, Planners, and Event Production Professionals

November 16, 2017

The Right Way to Make Lists: A Guide for Theatrical Managers

November 10, 2017

Performing Arts Centers: Managing Part-Time Staff

October 31, 2017

Performing Arts Centers: Working with Outside Organizations

October 27, 2017

Performing Arts Centers: Managing Your Venues

September 5, 2017

Propared in the Classroom: Theatre Management Education

June 16, 2017

How to Not Screw Up Hiring Theatre & Event Managers

May 10, 2017

How to Keep Your Head While Onboarding Seasonal Staff

May 2, 2017

Season Planning: I'd Rather be Sailing

April 20, 2017

The Complicated Love Affair between Business and Theatre

April 6, 2017

Improving your Production Process is Totally Doable

March 22, 2017

When Managers Should Avoid Email

January 23, 2017

5 Life Hacks to Make You a Better Event Manager

January 19, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Labor Management Right: Part 1

January 10, 2017

The Production Manager's Crash Course to Mastering Event Rentals

January 3, 2017

4 Ways Good Planning Enriches the Event Attendee Experience

December 28, 2016

The Event Manager’s Sisyphus: Communication with your Event Team

December 14, 2016

7 Mistakes Event Planners and Managers Must Avoid At All Costs

December 8, 2016

5 Effective Techniques for Event Managers to Resolve Team Conflicts

December 7, 2016

4 Ways to Keep Your Venue Standing Through the Holiday Event Season

November 29, 2016

4 Pro Tips from LDI for Production Managers

November 10, 2016

4 People Operations Mistakes Your Event Company is Making Right Now

October 28, 2016

4 Must-Read Tips to Help You Choose the Right Event Tech

October 17, 2016

12 Inspiring Books Every Event Planner Should Read

October 13, 2016

8 Awesome Websites to Help Find the Perfect Venue for Your Event

October 7, 2016

Want to Run Your Own Event Planning Company? Answer These 9 Questions

October 4, 2016

6 Things I Learned from the First Issue of Event Safety Insights

September 29, 2016

The Development Desk: Building Event Schedules That Don't Suck

September 22, 2016

Debriefing Events: Why It's So Important and 8 Ways To Do It Right

September 21, 2016

3 Quick Tips for Building Event Schedules that Make Sense for Vendors

September 19, 2016

How Event Managers Can Conquer Task Management in 5 Easy Steps

September 14, 2016

5 Things Planners Should Demand of Event Tech Software Providers

September 7, 2016

The Best Event Planning Conferences Still to Come in 2016

August 31, 2016

6 Red Flags to Watch Out for When Doing a Site Survey for Your Event

August 25, 2016

From the Dev. Desk: Building Filters and Dynamic Event Schedules

August 24, 2016

5 Things We Learned About Event Planning From The Rio Olympics

August 17, 2016

How to Build the Ultimate Event Proposal Template

August 9, 2016

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Social Media for Event Planners {Infographic}

August 5, 2016

6 Astonishing Event Planning Stats About 2016 Rio Olympic Games

August 3, 2016

7 Ways Event Planners Can Fight Back Against Malicious Cyber Threats

August 1, 2016

What Event Managers Can Learn From Studying Startup Culture

July 26, 2016

4 Reasons Your Event May Be a Target for Hackers

July 23, 2016

The Week That Was: Stories Affecting the Event Industry - July 23, 2016

July 20, 2016

Why Managers Need to Make Cyber Security a Top Priority at Events

July 14, 2016

How to Build Buyer Personas for Your Event Planning Business

July 11, 2016

From the Dev. Desk: Communication and Integration for Event Managers

July 1, 2016

8 Career Lessons Event Managers Can Learn From "Game of Thrones"

June 28, 2016

8 of the Best Graphic Design Tools for Event Planners on a Budget

June 23, 2016

7 Traits That Turn Good Event Managers Into Great Leaders

June 20, 2016

10 Movies Event Planners and Production Managers Need to Watch

June 15, 2016

{New Series} From the Dev. Desk: The Making of Event Management Software

June 9, 2016

6 Principles of Negotiation Every Event Professional Should Know

June 7, 2016

“Living” Wage: How the Fair Pay Debate Could Impact Your Event Business

June 2, 2016

The Two Best Lessons I Ever Learned About Writing Contracts

May 26, 2016

How to Create Compelling Event Designs in Unusual Venues {Interview}

May 24, 2016

Why Agile Methodology is Perfect for Event Production Companies

May 20, 2016

4 Surefire Ways To Affect Change in Your Event Company

May 19, 2016

5 Expert Tips for Event Managers To Boost Your Creativity

May 17, 2016

How to Beat Jet Lag: 4 Tips for the Event Planner on the Go

May 12, 2016

5 Steps to Improving the Accessibility of Your Events

May 11, 2016

Event Management Technology Isn't Sexy (But it Can Solve Real Problems)

May 9, 2016

4 Ways Event Professionals Can Make Mornings More Productive

May 5, 2016

6 Things You Should Be Doing to Manage Your A/V and Lighting Equipment

May 2, 2016

5 Powerful Storytelling Tips to Make Your Next Event Memorable

April 29, 2016

7 Ways a Production Manager Can Nail the Next Event

April 25, 2016

5 Tips to Help Event Managers Give Feedback That Sticks

April 22, 2016

5 Public Speaking Techniques to Make You a More Efficient Manager

April 21, 2016

8 Questions You Need to Ask When Evaluating a Bid from a Vendor

April 19, 2016

4 Tips for Designing an Engaging Event Management Class

April 15, 2016

4 Quick Tax Tips for Freelance Event Professionals

April 13, 2016

4 Myths About Event Planning We Couldn't Wait to Bust

April 11, 2016

A Complete No-Nonsense Guide To Freelancing In Events

April 6, 2016

5 Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Events

April 4, 2016

6 Things Every Event Production Company Should Be Doing Right Now

April 1, 2016

I Set Out to Define Some Common Event Terms. Here's What I Learned.

March 29, 2016

7 Budgeting Tips for First-Time Event Production Managers

March 22, 2016

Will Technology Define Successful Events in 2016? {Infographic}

March 18, 2016

Why You’re Doing Your Resumé Wrong and Why You May Not Even Need It

March 15, 2016

A Mini-Guide to All Things USITT 2016 (with Events You Can't Miss!)

March 11, 2016

Want to Build a Remote Team? Here's How We Did It

March 9, 2016

6 Tips for Event Managers to Help Combat Stress

March 4, 2016

How to Create a Culture of Safety in Planning Events

March 1, 2016

The First Conversation: An Event Planner's Guide for Nurturing Clients

February 24, 2016

5 Things to Never Say in Front of Your Event Staff

February 18, 2016

5 Keys to Marketing Your Event Production Business

February 15, 2016

Experts Weigh In: The Event Professional's Guide to Surviving Fashion Week

February 10, 2016

8 Tips to Help You Become an Event Logistics Expert

February 8, 2016

7 Questions You Need to Ask Before Building an Event Schedule

February 4, 2016

The Importance of Business Planning for Freelance Event Managers

February 2, 2016

6 Practical Tips for Building Smart Event Budgets

January 28, 2016

Professional Development for Event Managers: Why You Should Be Doing It

January 26, 2016

Chasing Consistency: A Day in the Life of an Event Manager

January 22, 2016

Demystifying Corporate Event Planning: 7 Tips to Help You Succeed

January 20, 2016

The Hard Truth About Event Proposals Every Planner Needs to Know

January 18, 2016

Venue Management 101: 5 Tips for Making Even the Most Complex Job Simple

January 13, 2016

Is Your Client’s Event Budget Unrealistic? Here Are 7 Tips to Make It Work

January 12, 2016

7 Things You Need to Know To Manage Volunteers the Right Way

January 7, 2016

How to Create an Efficient Event Planning Team

January 4, 2016

The December Roundup: The Best Safety Practices for Event Managers

December 21, 2015

Playing With Fire: 3 Considerations for Special Effects in Live Events

December 18, 2015

Grow Your Event Business! Tips from a HR Pro on Onboarding New Managers

December 15, 2015

The Forecast Says Rain: How to Build a Plan for Bad Weather At Events

December 11, 2015

16 Tips for Managing Tent Risk in Live Events

December 10, 2015

Your Team Rules! 5 Tips For Finding the Best Event Production Partners

December 7, 2015

5 Pre-Production Practices of the Best Stage Managers

December 3, 2015

Thank Your Crew! A Guide for Event Managers To Show Their Teams a Little Love

November 25, 2015

Setting the Tone: An Insider's Look at the Life of a Stage Manager

November 24, 2015

Planning an Event? Here's how to Make Venue Managers Love You

November 23, 2015

3 Surefire Ways to Make Your Venue Standout in a Crowd

November 19, 2015

Beyond Price: 5 Factors To Help You Choose the Perfect Event Venue

November 17, 2015

Thinking About a Master's Degree in Stage Management? Read This First

November 5, 2015

3 Steps Successful Event Managers Take to Maximize Their Efficiency

November 1, 2015

The Complete Phases of Event Production: Recapping October

October 29, 2015

3 Responsibilities of a Production Manager You Might Be Missing

October 28, 2015

The Phases of Event Production - Part IV: Wrapping a Project

October 22, 2015

The Phases of Event Production - Part III: The Event

October 20, 2015

The Phases of Event Production - Part II: Planning

October 15, 2015

The Phases of Event Production - Part I: Investigation

October 7, 2015

The Real Truth About Event Logistics and Festival Management

September 23, 2015

9 Things a Production Manager Can't Live Without

August 27, 2015

Want to Conquer Corporate Event Production? Stop Putting up Barriers

August 18, 2015

So You've Decided to be a Stage Manager. Now What?

July 21, 2015

Event Budgeting: 5 Ways to Make Events Exceptional When Money is Tight

July 15, 2015

The Ultimate Event Production Manager's Guide to Contingency Planning

July 7, 2015

4 Ways to Reimagine Working with Freelancers

June 29, 2015

5 Reasons Event Project Management Needs Its Day in the Sun

June 16, 2015

Propared to Exhibit at InfoComm's Inaugural Innovation Showcase

June 10, 2015

5 Tips to Make you a Stronger Stage Manager

May 15, 2015

How Does Propared Work?

April 17, 2015

Work-Life Balance for Freelancers

April 7, 2015

Transitioning into the Professional World

March 26, 2015

Six Lessons from USITT - Kaitlyn Ackerman

March 17, 2015

Propared Interviews the Pros - Niklas Anderson

March 12, 2015

The Future of Live Event Management: Thoughts from SETC 2015

January 30, 2015

Empowering Arts Educators

December 17, 2014

The Propared Value Set, Part 2

November 20, 2014

Propared Interviews the Pros - LDI Edition

November 13, 2014

And Here We Go - A Few Words from the Founders

November 4, 2014

The Propared Value Set, Part 1

October 17, 2014

Propared Interviews the Pros: Frank Luppino of Blizzard Lighting

September 18, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Propared Headed to Chicago!

September 10, 2014

Searching for Creative Inspiration

August 11, 2014

The Beta Interview - Ryan Kirk

July 30, 2014

Bold Leadership in Arts Education

July 18, 2014

Power to the Artists

July 2, 2014

Wearing Our Emotions on Our Social Media Sleeves

June 26, 2014

2wice & Technology – Pushing the Arts Forward

June 24, 2014

Promoting Transparency for Sustainable Growth

May 23, 2014

The Call-board, v2.0 - Communication and Technology

May 18, 2014

Heartbleed, And The Curious Case of Open Source

May 12, 2014

Why live event managers reject traditional project management software

April 25, 2014

Propared Interviews the Pros: Good For You

April 6, 2014

USITT 2014 Conference & Stage Expo Wrap-up

March 31, 2014

Propared Interviews The Pros: Brian Sekinger

March 28, 2014

USITT Day Uno

March 17, 2014

Propared Interviews The Pros: Mandy Berry

March 11, 2014

What I Learned At SETC (Part 1)

February 26, 2014

Why Freelancing Is The Future

February 18, 2014

Spotlight On: Alliance Theatre

February 13, 2014

Flap No More: The Saga of Flappy Bird & The Decline of The Anonymous Developer

February 10, 2014

5 Reasons You Should Attend The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

February 3, 2014

Why Did You Become A Stage Manager?

December 6, 2013

3 reasons why cloud computing is ideal for event managers

November 27, 2013

The Stage Manager's torrid love affair with Time

November 18, 2013

Stage Managers Rule. Do we tell them that enough?

November 9, 2013

Contact List Features in the Hands of Testers

September 29, 2013

The Needs of a Production Manager: Peter Feuchtwanger

September 28, 2013

Talking Logistics and Event Project Management with Travis Walker

September 24, 2013

Job Posting: User Interface Designer

September 16, 2013

The Rehearsal Process of Software Development

September 14, 2013

What Is The true Value of a Contact Sheet?

September 12, 2013

How Do You Address Data Conflicts On Event Management Teams?