How to Consistently Find Great New Event Ideas

How to Consistently Find Great New Event IdeasDo you ever attend or read about an event and just think, “That’s such a good idea! And so obvious! Why didn’t I think of that?”

Then you probably wonder why is it that some people have such good ideas all the time?

What do they know that the rest of us don’t?

Well there’s one key to consistently finding great new ideas, and it doesn’t involve drinking copious amounts of coffee, burning the midnight oil and desperately trying to scribble down something – anything!– on that blank page in front of you.

In fact, it involves something much simpler.

You need to learn to listen. There are great ideas being discussed all around you, every day. You might have even heard one this morning.

The difference between those who consistently have that ‘light bulb’ moment and those who don’t is the former know how to listen out for ideas, recognise them as potential ideas (not just passing conversion), and connect the dots to form an idea that is both exciting and unique.

But where should you start to listen out for great new event ideas? This cheat sheet reveals 6 simple places to start with.

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Mark Walker

Hi, I’m the Head of Content for Eventbrite UK and Ireland.

I love writing (and reading) about events, marketing, technology and entrepreneurship.

I’m also a recovering #eventprof, having spent the first 7 years of my career running large scale international conferences and exhibitions. (Of course I relapse all the time and enjoy running content-led events for Eventbrite too.)

Thanks for reading and get in touch with any feedback you have at ukeditor@eventbrite.com.