Whether you're hosting your first event or your 100th, Priya Parker shares simple advice for making your next event successful—beginning with the invitation. As the author of "The Art of Gathering," Priya is an expert on bringing people together to have more meaningful, memorable experiences.
Priya Parker, author of "The Art of Gathering"
Setting the tone
Crafting an invitation is the first step to hosting a successful event. When you write the event description, don't stop at the basic logistical details. Add some personality to help guests understand who you are, what your intentions are for the event, and what you hope they can take away from it. It can be scary to show up to an event where you don't know anyone, so ensuring your guests that this will be a friendly, welcoming event will help them feel more comfortable showing up.