4 Ways to Sponsor the Event

Sponsoring events in your community can help out organizations in your neighborhood or city and provides real benefits for your business. Here are some of the tips on how you can sponsor an event: 1. Cash/financial sponsors As the name suggests, cash or financial sponsors, are sponsors who literally give money to an event organizer in exchange for the benefits outlined in a  sponsorship agreement. This may include logo placement on signage or promotional materials, pre-event content creation, promotions, and keynote speeches. 2. Media sponsors They are, by definition, companies that are able to provide financial aid in securing media coverage for your event. For example, a media sponsor might pay for an advertisement in a local paper or cover the cost of filming a TV commercial. In some cases, they may also publicize your event through their social media channels, write an article in a publication, or even publish a blog post about your event and organization on their blog/website. 3. Food We will all agree, an event isn’t complete without readily available food. Catering an event can be extremely expensive, because of this, it is extremely important to try to find a food sponsor for your next event. There are many different ways to offer brand activation around food at your event -  company-branded drinks, pop-up restaurants, etc. 4. Venue partners Having the right venue partner is a huge advantage when it comes to the overall success of the event. Venue partners will allow organizations to host events at their venue in exchange for either a discounted or completely free rate. Not only does this type of event sponsorship allow for the venue to gain exposure, but it also gives the organization a great location to host their event! If you share the WikiStage mission and want to show this to our audience, then we invite you to become a sponsor of a specific WikiStage event. You can apply here.  
It doesn’t matter how good you are. Fields like design are always changing, shifting, and growing. The only way to stay on the edge is to constantly learn and improve your design skills. These tips will help you make progress and improve your design skills no matter the level you are at.   Seek out opportunities to study with a master who has scaled the graphic design heights you can only dream about today. Deciding on a specialty early in your design career helps you spend more time developing the relevant techniques. Show your work, whether it is on social media, design blogs, or industry forums. If they shred them, that gives you the opportunity to evolve. Master and relish Photoshop, Illustrator, and other design tools. Collaborating with someone more experienced from the design community, teaches you a better design perspective and opens you up to new techniques of the trade. Ask for feedback, either from our mentor or other experienced designers, or both. When it comes to design, experimentation is the key. Trying out new font styles, new color combinations, and experimenting with different tools not only give you more exposure but can also spark inspiration. Join a graphic design community and actively involve yourself in debates and discussions. By surrounding yourself with like minds (online or in-person) you’re giving yourself the opportunity to grow as an artist. Keep informed about the latest developments taking place in the industry. Visit forums to see what people are saying, and get information on the latest software that will improve your work. Always be on good terms with your clients. Resolve any issues amicably - as much as possible - so your client relationships stay in good standing. In order to teach yourself design boost your design skills, you must be persistent and keep reminding yourself why you started in the first place.  WikiStage is looking for volunteers to become WikiStage Designers. If you have great skills in design that you want to share with the world, apply here.
Blogging is one of those jobs that seems easy until you have to do it. Fortunately, it does get easier, and with time and practice, you’ll be blogging like a professional. 1. Generate ideas Coming up with winning ideas is often the most difficult part of blogging, so it’s crucial to carve out time for creative thinking. To get started, consider your goals, niche, your target audience, and what you want to offer readers and customers. Begin by jotting down the types of stories your readers might be interested in. 2. Write a great headline There are two main approaches you can take to writing blog post headlines. You can either decide on your final headline before you write the rest of your post (and use your headline to structure your outline), or you can write your blog post with a working title and see what fits when you’re done. 3. Add Subheadings and Shorter Paragraphs to Break up the Page Formatting is very important for blog posts. Usually, people skim through the content before they actually decide to read it, so it’s recommended to break up your article with subheadings. Another good tip is to use shorter paragraphs to help your readers work their way through your post. 4. Write as you talk Writing like you’re talking to your reader can make them feel like they’re having a conversation with someone, rather than actually reading a post. This way your readers will feel like you’re talking to them one-on-one. 5. Have someone else to read your work This is crucial for inexperienced or casual bloggers. Asking a friend or colleague to check your work isn’t an admission of weakness or a sign of failure – it’s a commitment to making your work as strong as it possibly can be. WikiStage is looking for blog writers for our new website. If you are willing to show your writing skills and share your knowledge about the topics that you can find on our website (science, education, motivation, technology, etc.), apply here and let us know what you want to write about!
For many people, blogging is a hobby, but a lucky few earn money from them. You too can turn your passion into an amazing career, by writing about what you love and know the best. Develop your skills First things first, to become a successful blogger, there are some essential skills that you need to develop. Hard skills: SEO & Research, Writing - Grammar & Spelling, Marketing. Soft skills: Patience, Motivation, Communication, Organisational skills. Both these hard and soft skills are particularly important for those of you who are planning to start making money out of your blogging career. Be a Good Researcher A very important step is to choose your niche. You need to work hard here to be sure that your niche has a long-run future. Choose the niche which has value in the market and one which gives your exploration opportunities. However, it should also match your likability. You can analyze the competition of your niche through its search volume and keyword difficulty. Be a Good Communicator You need to be a good communicator in order to know how to become a blogger and start earning. This quality of yours engages users to your blog and give answers to their issues at the same time. A good communicator makes a technical article to be both witty and knowledgeable. More time on your blog will increase your reach to people and that’s where you started to earn. Network online & face-to-face Networking is an extremely beneficial activity that helps to improve your chances of success. Whether you connect with fellow bloggers on LinkedIn or Facebook groups or you decide to attend face-to-face networking events, the people you meet could significantly boost your career. Complete an Internship Searching for an internship is a great way to advance your blogging career. Whether you decide to find an internship in Content writing alone or a broader sector such as Marketing, the choice is yours. Internships and traineeships provide great opportunities to develop key skills needed to enter a blogging career. An internship will benefit your blogging career in many ways, you will gain practical, creditable experience that you can add to your CV or to your LinkedIn and other professional networks.   WikiStage is looking for blog writers for our new website. If you are willing to show your writing skills and share your experience with WikiStage (weather is about your experience as an organizer or attendee of our events), apply here and let us know what you want to write about!
Thinking about a career in design, but not sure where to start? Here are some tips for you:   1. Passion is key Like in any other job, you must have passion and love what you do to do it well. If you are looking through magazine layouts, playing around with colors, patterns and most importantly you are drawn to art and beauty then the good news is - creativity may already be built in you. Now you need to practice developing it! 2. Practice Makes Perfect If you are serious about developing any skills, you need to put a lot of effort and time into it. Try to organize your time to make learning as part of your daily routine! Spend at least 2 hours in the morning or evening watching tutorials or working on a design project at least three times a week! So that's only 6 hours of design time per week! But try to allocate time in your calendar, treat it like a job and stick to it! 3. Build your Portfolio Start building a portfolio on projects that you want to be doing when you are employed. The best way to learn and build a strong portfolio is through doing actual design tasks. There are so many fantastic crowd-sourcing sites that will help you to work on real client-based projects. 4. Show your Work Don’t be afraid to start sharing your designs, even when you don’t think they’re good enough. Guess what? They might not be! But it’s important to get feedback on them, to have someone tell you about an existing pattern you didn’t know existed, to join a community that will help you grow long down the road, to show and share your work and iterate bit by bit with the help of others. 5. Complete an Internship What is the better way to improve as a designer than to work with real people on real projects that have an impact on the world and for the users we design for? Don’t just apply to one internship.  I applied to many. When you are just starting out, you don’t want to be extremely picky. Even if you don’t entirely fit all the job requirements, it never hurts to apply. One of the great ways to practice and show your work to a wide range of people all around the world is by becoming a WikiStage design volunteer. Designers will be mentioned on the "WikiStage Designer" section on the WikiStage Team page for a year and we will share your work on our social media channels where we are followed by in total more than 100.000 people. WikiStage is looking for volunteers to become WikiStage Designers. If you have great skills in design that you want to share with the world, apply here.
It is a given that when photographing an event, details matter. A lot of hard work goes into producing an event of any size and a photographer's job is in part to capture those details. However, a photographer’s priority should be on capturing defining moments of an event that both tell a story and evoke a feeling. Every image should be about something, whether that be an emotion, reaction, or an interaction, there should be meaning behind the photograph. These are the images that offer a window into what it was like to be there. Prior to the day of your event, it is a good idea to brief your photographer on the series of events if any, and provide them with a written timeline. One of the ways to find a good photographer is by talking to your network. This is often the best way to ensure you get someone who’s reliable. Talk to your colleagues and friends for positive recommendations. The next good place to start your search is on one of the many freelance job sites around the web. Also, photography associations have large databases where you can find a range of photographers in your area. Talk with the venue or vendors who have worked in the venue about photographers they’ve seen in action before. Is there someone who stands out to them for their impressive work? You might just find a hidden gem this way. Look at the communication channels you can reach the photographers on. Do they have a website? Email? Phone? Social media? The more options you have to reach them, the better. Check their portfolio to see the quality of their work. Focus on the examples that are relevant to your event. Also, look out for how many events they have done in the past. Online reviews and personal references are perhaps the best way to evaluate an event photographer. Before hiring the best photographer you should ask the photographer different questions so that you learn their abilities, and determine how you can take advantage of their abilities.   Remember, trying to find an event photographer requires just as much research and attention to detail as finding any other member of your event team. Good luck!
We want to make a blog page an important part of WikiStage and help people find out more about what we do. If writing is your cup of tea, we will be more than happy to welcome you as a blog editor! Tell us everything about your experience with WikiStage, what WikiStage means for you, or any other topic you would like to share. For WikiStage organizers – you can write about your motivation to become a WikiStage organizer, what was your role in the team, and what did you learn from this experience. Many of our organizers are sharing their experience and give meaningful advice on how to organize a WikiStage event for our future organizers. This way they are contributing to our Community which is all about sharing knowledge. What is the best way to lead and manage the team? How to find sponsors?  How to grow your social media accounts?  How to find speakers?  How to design the stage? How to attract attendees? – These are just some of the questions that our new organizers are asking about when starting to prepare for the event.  You can read blogs that are addressing some of these questions here. For WikiStage attendees – tell us what did you learn? What is your favorite WikiTalk and speaker? Did you meet like-minded people and made new friendships? There are many people for which attending a WikiStage event was a life-changing experience. We would like to hear more of these stories because this is our biggest motivation to keep doing what we are doing and to know that we are on the right way. For WikiStage speakers – what are your tips for a great WikiTalk? What is your expertise and what is the topic you were talking about? How do you prepare for the speech in front of the numerous audience and how do you inspire others? There are more interesting roles in WikiStage: International Ambassador, Mentor, Designer, Blog Editor, Photographer/Video Editor, Sponsor.  If you took a part in any of these roles we invite you to tell us more about your motivation and achievements. Also,  you can write about what you learned on our online video platform, what WikiStage means for you, or any other topic you would like to share. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to write about your experience with WikiStage! You can apply here.  
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