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Tips for Posting a Great Event!

In order to post an event, simply go to our page and select "Schedule a New Meetup." Here are some tips for posting a successful event:

1. Include a descriptive event title. The more members can learn about your event without having to read the rest of your description the better.

2. In the event description, tell members everything that they will need to know such as:
- What should they bring (if anything) to the event?
- Where will the group be meeting? (Try to be as specific as possible)
- Directions for finding the event venue if it's not easy to find by just using google maps
- Any other details about the event that members should know about.

3. Don't ask questions If you post an event and then ask for member input you will find that opinions vary widely. As the event host, you're better off just making a decision (for a venue for example) and then sticking with it. Some members might have preferred a different decision, but no matter what you're never going to make all 1000 members of this group happy.

4. Provide contact information. Although this one is definitely not required, I find that a lot of members are a lot more comfortable coming out to events when they know that there is somebody they can call if something goes wrong (like if they are late or cant' find the group). This is of course optional. If you're not comfortable sharing your phone number with people who you haven't met then that is perfectly ok. If you see that another organizer has signed up for your event, then consider asking them if they don't mind giving out their contact information for that event.

5. Account for no show's. Generally for large events, roughly 55% of the people who signed up will show up. So account for that when setting RSVP limits or when making reservations. If you have a reservation for 20 people, consider setting the RSVP limit to 35.

6. When possible, refrain from posting overlapping events. By this I mean, if you see that somebody has posted a dinner event for next Friday night in Vancouver, do not post a similar event at a different venue for the same night. Try and choose a different night if possible. Overlapping events are not a problem if locations are very far apart or the events are drastically different in nature (for example: clubbing in Vancouver and hiking in Coquitlam).

I will continue to add to this list as more things come to mind.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Organizers January 22, 2014 4:31 PM Ian
Board Games We Play September 17, 2016 7:51 PM Marc
About Carpooling September 22, 2014 1:29 PM Jeff W.
Good Meetup Etiquettes June 28, 2013 3:11 PM Marc
Group Policies July 23, 2016 10:00 PM Marc
For Extremely Shy People October 1, 2012 12:41 PM Ian
How to make the most of each Extremely Shy event? November 11, 2012 1:42 PM Ed
Tips for Posting a Great Event! June 22, 2012 12:36 AM Ian
About Extremely Shy - Looking for friends? May 10, 2013 12:52 PM Ian

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