Usually when we finish an event, we breathe one big sigh of relief and grab a cocktail or a well-deserved nap (or both). But my tip this week involves one key step before the event is officially in the rear view mirror—a post-event summary report.

Now is the time to remember the two or three best things you did, and the two or three biggest mistakes. Did you write down the cell number and email address of that great vendor? Do you remember now which job needed more help and which less?

This can definitely be quick and even informal, but it's such a valuable step. We have a helpful event and planning evaluation form. And if you have another system for recapping and reporting on events, please share it with our Facebook community.