Posts by Liz King

Liz is an event planning superhero by day, and closeted tech geek and introvert by night. Distraught by the thought of everyday civilians being conquered by spreadsheets, she resolved to re-channel her organizational and tech savvy superpowers and launched Liz King Events while still running events full time for Columbia University. Liz voraciously shared content on event best practices via social media and quickly became a thought leader/influencer amongst her peers. Her hopes of being an incognito event superhero went down the drain as her cover was blown once she started making cameos on lists like "Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" and "Connect Magazine's list of 40 Under 40 Up-and-Coming Event Planners in 2011." Liz now comfortably wears her cape and employs her superpowers to helps entrepreneurs/brands like Claudia Chan and Ramit Sethi plan smart, tech-savvy events to better engage their attendees.

Outside of client events, Liz uses her prowess to educate and challenge her industry peers on how to better integrate technology into live events to create a more winsome audience experience, through auxiliary outlets and PlannerTech [Founder]. When not saving Gotham from the event-planning woes, Liz can be found unwinding by learning how to code, brushing up on her Korean, or indulging in Korean cuisine ... all in civilian geek attire, of course.

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Cvent or any other organization or individual.

3 Time Management Tips for the Busy Event Professional

You're busy enough already and, with the holidays coming sooner than we want to believe, we have to admit that things are piling up. How do we stay focused when life is so busy and our clients always manage to call us with changes at the last minute? We're balancing several clients at a time, more

3 Tech Mistakes Many #Eventprofs Make

When it comes to technology, there are a lot of places where things can go wrong, but there are also many things that can go right. It's all about understanding what it takes to successfully implement the tech you're using and having the right plan in place to execute. Even so, there are three more

4 New Tools Any Event Planner Will Love

Event planners are some of the busiest (and most stressed) people in the world. We're balancing a million tasks and trying to brand our businesses, earn new clients and connect with future prospects all at the same time. And how do we do it all? With a little help from technology. Planners more

Keeping Up With the Social Media Joneses

If you're an independent event planner or anyone who works with a brand, you probably rely heavily on social media for your business. You make connections, earn new clients, and find resources by using Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. But every now and again, you feel the tide more

4 Places To Find Event Education

Event education is one of the most important things we can pursue as event planners. Being in a very flexible industry, things are always changing and we need to do everything we can to stay on top of the trends. But how do you get access to education? The path in our industry is very winding; it' more

3 New Gadgets You'll Love For Your Events

As a techy event planner, I'm always looking for new gadgets that will help in my event planning or make events a little more fun. I'm always on the scout, so here are 3 new gadgets I've recently found that I love!  Karma GoThis is great for event planners on the go who are looking for more

What You Need to Know About Periscope and Meerkat

Have you heard about the new tech craze sweeping events? It's all about live streaming from the user perspective and apps like Periscope and Meerkat are leading the way. Live streaming is nothing new, but it has been cost-prohibitive and logistically heavy for the average event producer. Apps more

HOW TO: Use Social Media to Plan and Promote an Event

Social media has taken over the world and completely changed the way we communicate. While we used to call up a friend to catch up, now we passively watch their Facebook account to stay in the loop. And if we think that these changes haven't invaded the events industry, we're kidding ourselves. more

The Pillars of Customer Service for Corporate Events

So often we talk about the content and format of events, but I haven't seen much talk about customer service at events. At the end of the day, our attendees are the most vital component of our events, and it's important that we take the time to listen to their concerns, provide them with info more

Spice Up Your Summer BBQ With Tech

Summer barbecue time is fast approaching and, with the nicer weather here in New York, the grills are finally being put to use and the party invites are going out for summer bashes across the city. You've thrown your summer barbecue a thousand times, but today I'm going to help you add that more
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