Event Planning | 1.5 Hour Crash Course and How to Guide
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Event Planning | 1.5 Hour Crash Course and How to Guide

A no nonsense, step by step guide that gives you all the tools you need to get starting planning and managing events!
4.0 (147 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,837 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Abraham
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use time based planning
  • Budget their resources systematically
  • Communicate with sponsors and raise money
  • Manage a team
  • See problems before they arise and address them proficiently
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  • An internet connection
  • Understanding of English
  • Access to a google drive account or Microsoft Excel
  • Basic spreadsheet (excel) skills

Now I’m not going to guarantee you anything, but with over 8 templates and examples I’m going to be impressed if you are not saving hours of time and headache.

Whether you where asked by your boss, coworkers, or forced into it by your spouse, that big event has become your problem. Now what? Think you can wing it? Answer the questions below and find out if you actually "got this"

  • Do you know how to use a gantt chart?
  • Or the easiest way to make a press release?
  • What about the best way to make a budget?
  • Or how to write a sponsorship packet?

...If you are having trouble answering any of the questions above then you need to buy this course.

Just click the green button that says “Take This Course” and you will be seconds away from the answers.

What You Are Going To Learn

By the end of this, you should have the skills and tools you need to run your event so good your boss might even crack a smile.

We are going to avoid all the B.S and talk strictly about the topics you need to know like:

  • Key things that every event planner must do before they spend their first dollar

  • Wiz kids tricks to master time based planning

  • Writing an email that nobody can say no to

  • And more…

Also, you are going to get plenty of mock emails and excel templates to make your life that much easier.

Based on Real Events

The material in this course was taken from actual events that have had resounding success.

Learn skills that were actually used to run the largest 3 day entrepreneurship training event in the conference series.

From championship bike races to small business skills workshops, this course pulls from a deep wealth of knowledge.

The Best Part

You will get all this knowledge in 1.5 hours.

Just think about it?

In the time you spent reading this description you could have already finished your first lesson and been on your way to launching your first big event.

Click the green button that says “Take This Course” and purchase your copy of Event Planning | The 1.5 Hour Crash Course and How to Guide

See you in class.

- Andrew, Instructor

Who is the target audience?
  • First time event planners
  • Professionals and small business owners who need to plan events
  • Those who need a quick guide to event planning
  • Not for veteran event planners
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:35
Initial Planning
8 Lectures 20:33

Using excel to make a budget can be hard, but this template should make it a bit easier.

Budgeting with Excel

Funding Budget

A berief over view of how to use a funding budget.

Funding Budget Creation

Time Based Planning

In this lecture you will learn how to use the Gantt Chart template and share it with your team

I actually use this chart for the events I plan and I can assure you that I am not endorsed by them in manner. This chart is one of the best free templates that one can use with time based planning while utilizing the shareable aspects of Google Drive.

How To Use a Gantt Chart
4 Lectures 11:08
Most Important Stuff to Schedule First

In this lecture we will take a look at what options are avialable to you when it comes to event marketing and how to incoporate them into your overal event plan.


Learn how to make the document that is your life line to sponsors, media, and all other interested parties. Think of it as your event resume; Be sure to always have a few of these on hand no matter where you go.

Press Release: The Most Important Document

Feel free to emulate this document in a text editor of your choice.

Press Release Template
2 pages
Cash Flow
8 Lectures 18:42

Cash is king, therefore we have to learn to manage it effectivly.

Tracking Your Money

Learn about the various options that you have to get paid for running your event.

Making Money

Learn how to use the provided template for keeping track of you cash

Using Your Expense Sheet

Learn how to pick sponosrs and what steps do you need to craft an effective outreach email.

Getting Connected With Sponsors

This example email follows the structure presented in the slides. It is tailored towards a marketing analytics conference, however you can use the same structure for just about any event.

Sponsorship Email Template
1 page

Learn to secure a sponsor, after getting a response, by crafting effective followup emails.

Follow Up Emails

Learn to create the second most important document of your event. The lecture will show you have to create an irrresitable packet the sponosrs will have a hard time resufing.

Sponsorship Packet

Here is a great view of what a completed press release would look like!

Sponsorship Packet Template
5 pages
During the Event
3 Lectures 06:50

Learn to create a time chart and manage the operations of your event using a play by play guide.

Day of Management

Get a grasp of how to use the provided time chart template.

Time Chart Template

Learn to plan for contiegceies, avoid disaster, and make quick descions to keep your event from failure during its execution.

What Can Go Wrong?
Post Event
3 Lectures 05:08

Here is an example letter I adapted for a student entrepreneurship conference in response to the business owners that came to speak. Feel free to use this example as a basis for your email campaign.

Thank You Email Example
1 page

Learn all the possible loose ends that need to be tied up after the event that could create an issue if left unattened.

Close Everything
There is more?
2 Lectures 03:02

Some final parting wisdom as you move off into your jounrey as an event planner.

Now What?

Bonus Lecture: Turn Your Event Planning Skills Into a Business!
About the Instructor
Andrew Abraham
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Event Planner and Startup Manager

Andrew has always had a passion for education. He has been teaching since he was 14 years old in one way or another. Be it traditional Shotokan karate to jazz guitar, he has always loved seeing his students succeed. By the time he was finishing high school his own personal thirst for education was becoming so ravenous that he dedicated a full summers to teach himself the basics of android app development and investing. He believes that there is never room for a dull moment in today's world, given the immediate access to online education.

Upon, entering college he fell face first into event planning after volunteering to become part of the universities 3 man race directing team. Little did he know that he was about to host a 2 day conference championships in a remote location, with no cell phone service, and treacherous road conditions. Despite the craziness that ensued over the next 3 months, it was the start of a turning point as he realized the fun that comes along with event management. He quickly started to re-evaluate his life goals and eventually switched majors from finance to marketing in order to be better equipped as an event planner and entrepreneur. Flashing forward, Andrew has coordinated many events and gatherings, made lots of mistakes, had a lot of victories, and is currently preparing the launch of his company. He has accumulated a lot of insights and is looking forward to sharing those with you!