Jen: So Brendon, as a member of the Professional Services team, you build complex event registrations for our clients. Would it be appropriate to call you an Event Registration Guru?
Brendon: Wow, that’s a strong image and reputation to uphold but I humbly accept the title. The events module by far has to be my favorite tool to use and I thoroughly enjoy the challenging questions clients bring to me. Some people do crossword puzzles to keep their mind sharp, I unravel event registrations.
Jen: What do you consider to be the most valuable feature in the Events module?
Brendon: I have two. I think one of the most underutilized features within the Events module is the activity functionality. Adding an activity to a form instead of a category adds so much more functionality and can go a long way when looking at reports. The second is the ability to add HTML and custom graphics to various parts of your event form including field display names. Just a little bit of coding can turn a normal event into something outstanding.
Jen: What advice would you give our clients when they sit down to build an event registration?
Brendon: This may sound backwards, but start backwards. Think about what information you need (specific counts, break down of counts, pictures, etc.) Make a wish list. Let your mind go, erase any preconceived limitations of the software, and write down what your ideal registration form would look like. This tool is extremely powerful and the only limitation by your imagination.
Jen: Do you prefer pie or cake? Please be specific about flavors, colors, etc…
Brendon: Pie! That was an easy question. I don’t discriminate on flavor, any kind is delicious. Although if I had to choose I think any red pie would be up on my list as a favorite, not just any red but somewhere in the Pantone 485 family.
Jen: What are you looking forward to at Sizzler this year?
Brendon: Not many people know this but I work from home in Upstate NY. I absolutely love working from home but I miss out on seeing people on a daily basis. At Sizzler I am really looking forward to hanging out and meeting some of the clients that I have worked so closely with.
Jen: Any closing words of wisdom for our readers?
Brendon: Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.