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How to organise successful events

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What you’ll learn

  • Design events your customers or visitors actually want using objective setting to guide your events planning
  • Create and design an event that excites your audiences
  • Effectively project plan and budget your events
  • Be able to select, contract and work with great contractors and suppliers
  • Search, evaluate, select and site plan your perfect venue
  • Design a great event programme that delivers excitement and behaviour change
  • Increase your event sign up rates by creating effective event promotional plans using on and off line media
  • Construct accurate operational plans to help you set up and run your events
  • Deliver safe, well run and risk assessed events
  • Lead, motivate and brief your event day teams
  • Obtain feedback and evaluate the effect of your event
  • And of cause know…that YOU can design and deliver successful and rewarding events: packed full of great takeaway memories.

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  • Do you already run or are thinking of running events?   

  • Do you want to know the ‘how to’ of confidently creating and producing great events?  

  • Have been given an event to run and don’t know where to start?         

  • Do you already run events and want to get a better return on your time, effort and money investment?

  • Are you or your organisation looking to use events as a great way to build an audience, public awareness and sales

  • Are you serious about becoming a super effective event planner? 


Online event management How to organise successful events course: Introduction  

Events play an ever-increasing and important part of our everyday lives. We love our events! They can encompass anything from festivals and conferences to food and craft fairs to parties and celebrations. Events are also a tried and tested method for businesses and organisations to market themselves and generate sales.    

Here’s the tricky bit:

Events, like many things in life, seem in essence quite simple things but are in fact, a little more difficult to actually deliver. Creating memorable and crucially rewarding events when visitor expectations are so high – is no easy task. Designing, planning and producing events is a bit like directing a live stage show. Unlike a show though: there is usually no dress rehearsal or full run through and once started – no second chances.  

But the truth is:

My experiences have shown me that you can all be great event managers, with a little of the right kind of help and a ‘can do’ attitude.  

So on my on line event management course – ‘How to organise successful events‘ I am going to teach you everything I know about the ‘how to’ of organising great events and so give you the skills and confidence to run events…in just a few hours.
  Course Outcomes: you will learn how to: 

  • design events your customers or visitors actually want using objective setting to guide your events planning   

  • create and design an event that excites


  • effectively project plan and budget your events


  • select, contract and work with great contractors and suppliers


  • search, evaluate, select and site plan your perfect venue   

  • design a great event programme that delivers excitement and change   

  • increase your event sign up rates by creating effective event promotional plans using on and off line media   

  • construct accurate operational plans to help you set up and run your events   

  • deliver safe, well run and risk assessed events   

  • lead, motivate and brief your event day teams


  • obtain feedback and evaluate the effect of your event   

And of cause know that YOU can design and deliver successful and rewarding events: packed full of great takeaway memories.   

The course   

The Event Expert ‘How to organise successful events’ is a high content course designed to give you a good understanding of how to run successful events. You will get clear, logical, easy to follow advice that you can implement straight away.  

You will also get high quality course materials which include:  

  • A 30+ page reference material – jammed packed with additional materials   

  • A course workbook of activities to help you try out your new found learning   

  • Various event planning templates – so you don’t have to create your own   

  • A selection of subject specific articles to help embed the learning   

  • Access to my unique 7-step event planning process. NB: It’s the same one I use to run my own events. I have been      designing, planning and delivering events for the past 20+ years.   

I know events are no soft option. However with the right kind of help and a positive attitude, I believe we can all be great event managers. This course will certainly set you up nicely to enter the wonderful world of events planning!


The truth is: I  Knew nothing about events when I was asked to run my first event.  I learnt quickly and happily survived. I think you will too.  

Who is this ‘How to organise successful events’ course for?  

This on line event management course is specifically for:   

  • New event managers who have no or little actual events experience or formal training.

  • Anyone who has been given an event to organise or been asked to help plan and deliver an event.

  • Anyone who has already tried events before but found they have not quite delivered.

  • Anyone who wants to know how to run a successful event

  • Anyone who is seriously considering a career in events

  • Anyone who is already involved in events but wants to take the next step up to become the event manager    

So, if you are an employee or are doing this voluntarily for a charity, community group, club, association, school, college or interest group this course will give you a full understanding of the ‘how to’ of successful event planning.

It is suitable for all types of public and business events.   

Please note: This course is for those serious about developing their event planning skills. It is a very comprehensive: concept to completion and every step in between ‘how to’ course based on my 20+ events of practical events management experience. It is for those who genuinely think events could be their thing: either professionally or as a volunteer event manager running events for your favourite course or charity.

It is not suitable for experienced professional event planners but, would be a very helpful reminder of the fundamentals of successful event planning or for those who have had no formal event management training.   

Course duration  

I would recommend you set aside about 8-10 hours to review the presentations, watch the videos, read the accompanying blogs and reference manual and complete the quizzes and exercises.   

Or if time is precious: you could try and set aside an hour at a time and complete a module a day? The choice is yours  
 Your tutor, Chris Powell, The Event Expert

Chris Powell is Director of The Event Expert. Chris has been designing, planning and delivering events for 24 years. In that time he has been a local authority events manager and events director of a range of events and festivals, as well as helping a variety of organisations to deliver their events – as a freelance events manager and consultant.

For the past 19 years he has also been helping clients from the world of business, exhibitions, education, sport, the public and charity sector, training, tourism, creative agencies and festivals develop the ideas, skills and confidence to go it alone: run their own events. He specialises in providing in-house and on line events training and consultancy services to accidental, occasional and professional event managers across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. His clients include some very well-known names. He’s an in demand event specialist.

With some 500 events successfully completed and over 4500 events managers trained, it’s safe to say that there is not much Chris doesn’t know about the ‘how to’ of successful events.

He is a regular blogger on all things events, a speaker and author of two event planning books. Work with or listen to Chris and you will get clear, logical and easy to follow advice based on his 20+ years of practical events management experience. He does indeed practice what he preaches.

He is not somebody who once ran an event or never ran an event and thinks they can now write a authoritative course on planning an event.  He has successfully completed over 500 events and taught over 5000 events managers: it’s safe to say that there is not much Chris doesn’t know about the ‘how to’ of successful events. His client list is testimony to that.

Here are some recent testimonials for this on line course

This is exactly what I need!! It was full of details and practical steps. This course is broken down in an order that makes sense and is doable for any type of event.

It contains valuable information, clear explanations, helpful practice activities and delivered by an engaging and very knowledgeable instructor


Detailed, lots of advice from the real world, tons of information. Can’t wait to put it into practice. Thanks for your time and energy to put this together.


I am so glad I came across this course! Great explanations Chris made it very clear by the way he organised the lessons. Thank you, this helped a lot!


I have really enjoyed this course! Filled with useful information, detailed, and extremely helpful.


I’ve been organising events for a few years now, but I haven’t come across any course which was more applicable to my everyday work than this. I loved that it systematically goes through every stage of the event management process with a really practical approach. Whether you are an experienced event manager or just starting it’s a perfect choice. I can definitely recommend it.


An extremely helpful events course.

I found the course extremely helpful. I have learnt things I never knew before. The workbook provided during the course is great for taking notes and the reference manual is full of so much useful information about everything you need to know. I have kept a copy of both for myself to refer back to when I need a bit of guidance. I really liked the fun test at the end of the course to the quiz after module 8. I fully enjoyed the blog posts, I especially liked reading about Chris’s own personal experiences. I particularly liked the blog titled ‘ is finding the perfect venue really such a big deal’. I believe reading about his personal experiences as an event manager really helps understand all aspects in organising an event. I will recommend the course to anyone who is truly interested in the events industry.   

Gemma Rolfe

Jam packed full of information that is really useful, relevant and reliable   

“WOW! What a comprehensive course, I found it jam packed full of information that was really useful, relevant and reliable. The course literally covers everything a new event manager could possibly need to know in a simple and easy-to-understand manner with the course elements covered in a logical and common sense order which helps it flow easily. I like the way the way you have used a combination of narrated presentations, PDF’s and fun aspects like the quiz / survey at the end, this makes it varied and interesting to read. With so much information to take in, the individual slides are simple, easy to digest and absorb. The ‘visual’ of where you are in the course in the left hand side column is helpful and useful to keep track with. If you are thinking of or new to events, this course is a must do!”   

Louisa Brown   

Here are words that have been used to describe me taken from recent in-house course evaluation and testimonials are:

Creative, personable, expert, very keen attention to detail, enthusiast, inspiring, passionate, engaging, funny, relaxed, captivating, incredibly knowledgeable, meticulous, real can do approach, really really…knows events, practical, excellent communicator, approachable, has a wealth of event experience!  

Course completion certificate?   

When you complete 100% of the course, you will be emailed a certificate of completion by Udemy so you can show it as proof of your expertise and that you have completed a certain number of hours of instruction in the course topic.   

Your 100% No-risk Money back guarantee
The course comes with a Udemy-backed, 30-day money-back guarantee. This is not just a guarantee, it’s my personal promise to you that I will go out of my way to help you succeed. I really do believe that you will find the course incredibly helpful as you seek to learn the event planning ropes but should you not: You can have your money back. No questions asked.

Interested? Want to learn to be a great be an events manager? Then don’t delay sign up now…it could be the start of something very special   

PS: Imagine having the confidence to run your own events? To lead or be part of an event planning team organising charity, arts and sports events: exhibitions, shows and fares, parties and celebrations and know you did yourself…with a little help from someone who started…just where you did –…

12 reviews for How to organise successful events

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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