Before and After: It’s the Little Things

As an Event Planner, sometimes you work on something for so long, and you put so much effort into the big things. You also watch that little things don’t fall through the cracks. So much time and energy we spend on our Events. As Event Planners, THAT’s what we do right? We solve problems, and as Event Planners, we won’t give up until it’s perfect. We strive for perfection. We are perfectionists. That’s what makes us great.

For Example. Big Things. AV. F&B. Travel. Speakers. Sponsors. You work on these BIG details for many months. Little things (but equally important). The Chairs being straight. Clean carpet. Directional Signage that is angled just right. Plates and Utensils laid out to avoid bottlenecks. Big things and little things all matter equally, to pull off an amazing event.

Today, we’re releasing a little, tiny, teensy, weensy feature, that makes a BIG deal. This feature didn’t take weeks or months to plan, it took just a few minutes to execute, but it’s going to make all our lives better, saving us just a few seconds here and there. To the average person, they might think this is no big deal, but as an Event Planner, I hope you can share with me, the excitement and satisfaction, and clarification this new feature brings. Wow, that’s some build up! The Feature: “Better Row Highlighting”. Wait? What? Take a look. This is before January 12th, 2014.

EventDay Old Row Highlighting

And this is after (today). We’ve always had row highlighting, but for some reason, over the last four years, the row highlighting has been almost the same color as the alternating row (light gray). Now look below, at how crisp and clear, you can instantly tell what row you’re working on.

EventDay New Row Highlighting

Now when I look at any table/grid in EventDay, I can easily see what actions I’m taking, just because of a better row color highlighting. This makes me feel like I just walked into the Biggest Event of my life, and I see all the chairs are perfectly aligned. I know there is a lot of other details for my Event to be flawless, BUT, the instant satisfaction of seeing those chairs so perfectly aligned makes me so happy and … well … if you’re an Event Planner, you know what I’m talking about. For everyone else, we now have better row highlighting!