PART 1: Quick & easy online registration form for your next event

In today’s episode of Event Ninja News I show you simple ways to make sure you’re not boring your guests with endless PowerPoint presentations. Watch this week’s episode for my full description or keep reading for a quick overview.   Probably the quickest and simplest way to create an online registration form, especially for those free events, is to use Google Forms What? You’ve never used Google Forms? Well, what you’re about to learn may change your event planning life! All you need is a google account and you can set up simple online forms that can be customised for your event… you can personalise the look, feel and content in just a few simple steps.  You can also share the form with other team members or other people involved in your event. They can have viewing or editing access, depending on how much control you need over the finished product. But wait, there’s more! The best part of Google Forms is, it will produce a Google spreadsheet and will fill in all of your responses under headings it pulls from your questions. Whenever a guest completes their registration, Google will automatically fill your spreadsheet. Magic! So, there you have it… the quick and effective way to collect guest information, that’s live, available online and easily shared.   Do you have any tips or stories you’d like to share about creating online registration forms? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply. Keep running events, connecting people and changing lives. x Kim   Subscribe to our weekly Event Ninja News here Each week we will send you a short video with a quick tip to help you become an Event Ninja!   Below are some previous episodes you may like to check out: Should I price my event tickets to cover the cost of putting on my event? How do you tap into a wider market to promote your event? Save thousands with this one idea when booking group accommodation   Are you looking for a venue for your next event? Come on over and visit us at www.venues2events.com.au to find the perfect venue for your next event.

4 comments

  1. Hi Kim,

    I attended your session in Melbourne a few months ago and really enjoyed it.

    There are so many tips to learn off everyone with events, so it’s great to go to things like this and get your useful tips.

    I have had a request from my manager to utilise larger name tags with lanyards for our next conference (on Tuesday 28 November!) where she wants large font for the names rather than the pin on name tags.

    I wanted to check with you who you use again as accidentally threw the name lanyards away that you used. Can they be printed onsite or do you use an offsite supplier? Are there any with templates that I can print here e.g. Rexel type convention card paper that allows you to create templates that fit and print in the office.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated!

    Kind Regards,
    Alison

    1. Hi Alison,

      Thanks so much for your comment.

      EziTag http://www.ezitag.com are the company who provided our name badges. We had most of them printed by EziTag then had a bunch of blank name badges printed (with the pattern on there still but no names) so we could print on-site using a Dymo Label Maker and clear labels – easy!

      Wishing you all the best for your future events.
      x Kim

  2. OMG you have created a Google Sheet the speakers fill in. This is gold! Might be a no brainer to some but hey I have learnt something today. I usually have 2-3 committee members sorting some of this info out before i get involved so I miss a lot of this info or they forget what currency they agreed for the honorariums which can mean a lot between USD & AUD. I then email my speakers a `Speaker Packet’ but I can include these items in the s/sheet. ALSO we get most people creating their preso in the wrong format no matter how many times I email them the format specs they still do in 4:3 (or reusing preso already in that format)………So to have a s/sheet where it is listed and they need so say `Yes got it’ or leave blank then I will note who I need to call and make sure they understand the correct format, fingers crossed they will use it. This Google sheet will be my new best friend. Thank you Kim.

    1. Hi Jaz,
      Sorry, your comment got caught up in the spam!
      Thanks for the great feedback… I’m so happy to hear you’ll be able to use this tip.
      It certainly is a simple way to ensure both parties get all the information they need.
      Good luck!
      x Kim

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