10 Event Planning Software Options To Consider

Not all event planning software fits all events and it’s often about your event needs and what works best for your team. How do you know which event software is right for you? The real answer: it depends. (Thankfully) gone are the days of having to plan your event on paper or with a word.doc or excel spreadsheet (OMG all those tabs in the binders!), unless
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6 Tips To Run Your Event Planning Career From Anywhere

A large part of my life is traveling (for business and pleasure) and I travel as much as I can, but as a business owner it can be difficult to manage the business while on the road, and I don’t have the option of closing my business while I’m away. Over the last four months I have spent two weeks in Costa Rica, a week
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How To Plan a Launch Party

Over the years I’ve planned many launch parties and have learned that unless they’re exciting (in some way) and news worthy, then they appear as just another party. A launch party is the perfect way to highlight your client’s new product or introduce your event planning business (or products or event services) to clients and your supporters, so how do you make it memorable? When
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How To Plan a Tradeshow and Find Vendors

You’ve probably attended a lot of tradeshows but, as an event producer, it’s important to plan a tradeshow properly from the beginning and focus on best practices and three types of clients: your attendees, your vendors and your event sponsors. Tradeshows offer a chance to boost business but don’t guarantee success, so it’s critical to find a market that you can promote positively and where
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How To Use Storytelling To Sell Your Event Services

How do event planners merge their likes and passions to sell their event services and get the clients they’re looking for? Last week I had a strategy call with Norma, an exceptional florist who wants to turn her knack for attention to detail into an event planning business. Norma’s floral arrangements are stunning, but she’s struggling to market herself and is afraid to approach potential
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Basic Audio Visual Training For Event Planning

Event planners don’t often consider the technical knowledge they require to run an event, and let’s be honest, it can be overwhelming when we think about audio visual (aka A/V) for our event planning needs. You want your event to be professional, no matter how big or small it is, and some basic audio visual training will help you navigate the world of technology so even
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6 Mistakes I Made This Year That You Can Avoid

It’s been such a productive and fun year that I’m very excited for 2016. Before I get into the 6 mistakes I made this year, I want to send out a huge thank you to…YOU! Whether you read my posts each week or you’re joining me for the first time, I’m so glad you’re here. As I reflect on this past year and write out my
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Free Event Planning Training

Are you the organized one? Do your family and friends look to you to plan their events? It’s probably fair to say that if something needs to be planned you’re the one people look to, right? Planning and organizing events may come naturally to you, but do you have the event planning training you need? The knowledge to (comfortably) negotiate with vendors, suppliers, or hotels;
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How To Stand Out From The Event Competition

In a world of lookalike event services, it’s tough for event managers to make their mark and build brand awareness. If you want to be an event manager who stands out from the event competition in your area, it’ll take more than planning and managing your event well. Trying to reinvent the wheel because you believe it’ll set you a part from the event competition or slashing
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How They Started a Career in Event and Wedding Planning

Michelle has been considering a career in event and wedding planning. It’s a question she’s been struggling with for over a year. She’s talked to her friend, Susan, about how she started a career in event and wedding planning, but Michelle feels she lacks experience and isn’t sure she can make up for it with her passion and motivation. She’s faced with the difficult decision to stay in a
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