Jul 30

Christian Event Publication

Yada Christian Event Promotions

YADAH For people with ministry on their minds!

Promoting any event is difficult. Promoting Christian events requires even greater sensativity.

So imagine how thrilled we were to find Yadah Christian Ministry Promotions  http://www.yadah.tv/

Event Planners/Organizers can post their events and get world-wide promotions by Christians for Christians! If that weren’t enough there are also a number of great resources for Meeting Planners.

EKS is always looking for ways to support our Meeting Planners!

Jul 19

Tip for Meeting–Survey your Group’s Needs and Gifts!

Tip for Meeting Planners–Survey your Group’s Needs and Gifts!

My husband has pastored off and on during our 24 years of marriage and is currently a worship musician. A few years ago, when he was pastoring at a church in Malibu, I had the chance to co-lead our Women’s Ministry. What an eye-opener! I can’t tell you what an invaluable experience it was for me as a speaker! I learned first-hand all that you do for the body of Christ as you plan creative and life-giving opportunities for community, encouragement, and spiritual growth. Trust me, just like you, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the challenging…I have great respect for you ministry leaders and meeting planners!

But I’ve also seen that sometimes leaders think they know their people and what they need but it’s just not growing. With the greatest, most loving intentions they offer events and programs which don’t really match their peoples’ needs or utilitze their gifts or spur them onto serving others.

So I wanted to share with you a valuable tool we created to help us serve our women—and enable and equip them to serve one another. If you haven’t already taken time to survey your women, I invite you to do it. It changed our Women’s Ministry. Hopefully it will help you too.

Here’s the survey we created below—you’re welcome to use it for yourselves.
I pray it will benefit your ministry as it did ours. Please know that all of us speakers respect you tremendously! Blessings to you for all you do!

Women’s Ministry Survey

We want to know more about you!

What do you need? What kinds of studies/events/gatherings would you be interested in? _____________________________________________________

What times are best for you for events and studies—daytime, evenings, weekends? ________________________________________________________

We know there are many of you who want to help….and we want to empower you to use your strengths.

What can you share with others? What are your talents, abilities, career and personal experience? What do you know that others need to learn?
Do you have an area of expertise or experience that you feel comfortable enough leading or sharing with the women of the community as well as our church–at a seminar/ group setting or one-on-one?
Example: finance & budgeting, parenting, marriage, life coaching, fitness, health, fashion/beauty, marketing and publicity, career/marketplace, teacher, lead Bible study, cooking, entertaining, interior design, massage/facials, setting up a business plan, etc
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_____ Yes! I want to Get Involved! I’d like to help with future events for Women’s Ministry

 

Mentoring—If you’d like to take your spiritual and personal growth to the next level, this is for you!

Want to learn from wiser and older women who have already ‘been there/done that’?

Want to deeply impact younger women by sharing the spiritual and life lessons you’ve learned through your own successes and failures and journey with God?

Maybe you’re a young woman launching a career or marriage, or starting a new family. Maybe — whatever your age— you need someone more wise and mature who has walked your similar path as you face the challenges in life, family, and career. Whether you’re 17 or 70, we all need to learn from others who have ‘been there/ done that’. If you want to grow in your spiritual gifting and ministry, and if you want the joy of deeply impacting another’s life just by sharing your time, caring, and experience, consider connecting with a mentor.

__________ Yes! I want to have a mentor

___________Yes! I want to be a mentor

Name: _________________________________________
Email address: __________________________________
Phone: _________________________________________

Contact us for a PDF version of this Survey!

Nancy Stafford 

Jul 15

Event Planners Embracing New Media Options

Retreat AdvantagesIt’s no secret that the overall event industry has taken a significant hit over the past 4-5 years. We spoke to a veteran author and speaker from Florida last week who shared that he knows of several high-powered presenters who have been forced to lower their rates to keep busy. As unfortunate as this is for presenters, it could be a boone for Event Planners. The economy and the internet have impacted business in general, dictating that they be reinvented or become extinct.

CVent is one cutting edge option for Event Planners. They’ve made headline news with their million dollar IPO effort. Another online assist for Event Planners is comong up strong too – Event Brite. Events of all sizes can benefit from the services available through them. Event Planners can find everything they need to sell tickets and manage registration for any kind of event. Utilizing services such as these reduce man-power expense which usually more than offsets any costs.

As you plan your next event, consider the convenience of online services including everything that we offer through our web site.

Jun 03

Economical Event Planning

EKS is ever working to find ways to assist Meeting Planners. One of the major considerations when planning any event is costs.  If you’re merely entertaining the idea of hosting or co-hosting (co-hosting is a great way to save on costs) an event, we want to talk with you!  We can bring together top-notch Christian communicators for a local or regional event that will save you money. And most importantly, offer your members encouragement, hope and spiritual growth.  Who doesn’t want all that?  Don’t delay.  Time is money too.

May 20

Seeking Venue Recommendations

Exceptional Keynote Speakers is always seeking ways to assist Meeting Planners. One way is to provide a resource list of highly recommended venues.

If you know of an excellent venue for corporate or Christian organizations to hold events, let us know all about it. Tell us the name, address and contact detail. Tell us who you are and your affiliation with the recommended site. And by all means, provide us the reasons you are recommending this venue. Don’t forget to include your contact details too. You never know you may be highlighted in our EZine along with the venue in the months ahead!

Apr 30

Tip #1: How to Save Money When Booking an Out of Area Speaker

 

Pamela Christian

So, you want to get a “known-name” Presenter but you’re not sure you can afford him or her. Consider learning when they are already booked to speak in your area and see if you can “piggy-back” your event. Most Presenters will at least pro-rate their air fare between you and their other clients, and very potentially discount their contract fee because they are making optimum use of their time and travel. Want to learn more about this prospect with one of the EKS Presenters?  Contact us!

Apr 02

Welcome

Welcome to the EKS Blog!

We’re delighted that you have found us! This Blog will prove to be a dynamic source for the Meeting Planner. We know there are many dilemmas you face when planning an event — from an intimate retreat to a regional conference — there are always details to be resolved and alternative ways of doing things, not to mention budget constraints. This is the place you can come to post questions, find answers, get inspiration and obtain practical help. This forum is for you to connect with vendors, suppliers, venues, Talent and more. Our policy is to provide new blog content often so, you might want to bookmark this page.

If you haven’t already, be sure to download our Special Offer. That’s just an example of the kind of practical resource information you can get. We’ll change the Special Offer monthly, generally speaking, unless the item is “hot” then we’ll keep it available longer.  And if you’d like to receive our EZine on a monthly basis direct to your inbox, please subscribe! You will have full charge of your subscription options and we never share your contact information with anyone.

Our purpose is to serve you. So let us know about your needs and concerns and we’ll get right on it. Use the comment section below.  We’re waiting to hear from you!

From all of us at Exceptional Keynote Speakers