Rus Slater has been organising events since the mid 1980s. These stretch from parts of the Royal Tournament to Charity Balls, from company conferences to Summer Fairs, from village street parties to major demonstrations and exhibitions. These events have been run for a vareity of purposes from fundraising to PR events, from "thank yous" to team builds. They have been run for, by and with employees and volunteers. Here he distills the lessons he has learned over the years as both a stand alone organiser and an event committee member and chair. Rus is also a successful author of several management books sold worldwide.