AMA Executive Conference Centers is now on Pinterest! As we’ve begun to build our boards it’s easy to see how one can plan their entire life on this platform. We love how Pinterest is a social sharing platform that’s every bit as useful as a life planning tool as it is for event and meeting planning! Not only does it deliver great organizing and resource content, like planner blogs and informative infographics, but it also gives you a glimpse of behind-the-scenes and finished projects which is especially helpful to a planner. Why re-invent the wheel, hop onto Pinterest to learn, be inspired and connect with other like-minded people.
Can you tell that we’ve fallen head over heels for this social media platform? We think you will too! Here’s three great ways that you can best use Pinterest to plan your next meeting:
Follow Event & Meeting Management Boards and Pinners
Having access to tips, tricks and case studies are important for inspiration when planning. Boards and pinners that you can follow for task specific inspirations include:
Create Your Own Boards in Specific Planning Categories
Get busy following multiple boards on Pinterest, then start pulling together every new idea you find in the Pinterest universe onto your own custom board. This can be done on your personal Pinterest account or on the account for your company or organization. And when beginning, don’t forget that you can make viewing of your boards private, public now, or public later. Additionally, when organizing your boards think about specific categories to place pins into. Doing this will make it easier for you to pull ideas from later. Some great meeting planning category ideas are:
Décor – Theme Ideas
Décor – Holiday Ideas
Speakers – People
Speakers – Topic Ideas
Activity Ideas (for before or after your meeting)
Share The Love
Take time to pin from others’ boards and give a little extra ‘love’. By showing love across the platform you’ll get the opportunity to connect with other pinners in your industry, and to grow your network. Any pin will give you the option to message the pinner. A simple message of ‘I love your pins – keep up the good work!’ goes a long way in starting a conversation with another meeting or event professional that you’ve been wanting to connect with. Also, don’t be afraid to connect with pinners that have thousands of followers – a big name pinner might be just as interested in what you are pinning than you are of them!
Happy pinning…happy planning!