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Is Goal Setting Getting In The Way Of Your Success?

This past weekend I completed my first triathlon in a gorgeous area 3 hours north of Toronto. It was an amazing day filled with sunshine and warmth but at times the actual race felt gruelling and I wondered how I’d ever get through it. Throughout parts of the race I often thought about you and how I can use my experience to help you improve
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Improve Your Communication Skills In One Conversation

Today’s question for EventPlanning BlueprintTV comes from a long time viewer, Sarah, who has been struggling to sell her event services and develop the communication skills she knows she needs to run her event planning business. Here’s Sarah’s scenario… She started her business a year ago and has a few regular event clients, but she’s lost her mojo and is struggling to communicate effectively with her
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How To Measure Event ROI (Return on Investment)

On an almost daily basis I hear this concern or see it in one of the many online forums I’m involved in, “My clients told me they loved the event but I’m not sure how to show them it was a success.” The main challenge with measuring your event ROI is documenting comments and feedback from event attendees and not just focusing on money. Measuring your overall
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How To Choose A Speaker For Your Event

Is it time to choose a speaker for your event? There are a lot of benefits to hiring a speaker ranging from motivational, to educational, to inspirational. I had a very demanding client who insisted we hire a high profile speaker for their team building event, but the problem was ‘Mr. Hard-to-Handle’ had champagne tastes and a beer budget, and guess who had to break
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How To Increase Your Event Fees and Win Clients

There will come a point in your career when it’s time to increase your event fees. But, if you’re anything like me you go back and forth about how much to charge for your event services and how to break the news to your existing clients. “How much should I charge” is one of the questions I get asked most both by newbie and established event planners alike. Aside
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Goal Setting Strategies You Can Use Immediately

This past week I spent time at a friend’s cottage three hours north of Toronto. It’s a beautiful area full of large trees, wide-open, fresh water lakes and weekend warriors. As much as I love living in the heart of the city, I need time to escape the busyness to enjoy nature, clear my head and use the extra time to train for a triathlon
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3 Tips To Improve Your Time Management

Admittedly, this last week has been quite stressful. I helped a friend launch a new product which included an eight day event and unfortunately not everything went as planned. You see, I like to have everything in place before it’s needed, but one of our vendors didn’t have the same sense of urgency so we were left waiting for him, and to be honest this didn’t
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How To Effectively Leverage Your Events With Facebook Ads

Full disclosure – this training video was originally done for the good folks at etouches, so I hope they don’t mind that I’m sharing the love here too. If you don’t know about etouches event management software, make sure you check them out!  Have you noticed your competition promoting their events with Facebook ads? Facebook isn’t just for showing off the latest picture of your cutie kids
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How To Sell Your Event Planning Services

Be honest… When you hear the word ‘sales’ do you panic? Are you tired of being asked to discount your event planning services? Or worse yet, do you feel deflated when you get that dreaded email that starts out, “We loved you BUT…”? If any of this sounds familiar, you’re going to love today’s episode of EventPlanning BlueprintTV. Listen in as Maria Bayer and I
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Building Your Reputation as an Event Manager

For the last month I’ve been putting my event manager skills to good use by working with a friend on his business. Kyle and I met at a conference nearly two years ago in the Dominican Republic – not a bad place to go for a conference, right? Kyle has built an amazing business that helps many other entrepreneurs and his reputation precedes him. He’s
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