How To Get Started In Event Planning By Volunteering

Are you ready to plan events but do you stop yourself because you’re struggling to figure out how to get started and get the experience you need? In today’s brand new episode of EventPlanning BlueprintTV, serial entrepreneur and one of the most generous people I’ve ever met, Tuan Nguyen, sits down with me to discuss how to get started in event planning by volunteering. The tips
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How To Take Command of Your Next 90 Days

Do you have trouble with procrastination or following through on tasks until they’re done? Do you wonder how your big vision or dream actually comes to fruition? While some people seem to focus on one dream and accomplish it, so many struggle with procrastination or fear of success, which gets in their way of attaining their dreams. How To Take Command of Your Next 90
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7 Online Event Planning Courses to Choose From

Are you scared this will happen to you? You see someone that you’d love to work with, someone whose event you’d love to plan. You strike up a conversation, but it’s ‘normal’ boring, small talk. You want to change the tone of the conversation and tell them all about your event planning services and the skills you have so they hire you to plan their
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Our Most Popular Event Planning Blog Posts

Summer is upon us and I’m back to wearing sundresses and flip flops, which is my favorite outfit EVER! This week I’m flying home for a family reunion and the Event Planning Blueprint team is taking time off to enjoy the summer, catch up on rest and plan the launch of our program How To Be An Event Planner. I love hearing how people spend
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6 Steps To Qualifying Your Event Clients

A few years ago I had an event client that, simply put, sucked all the energy out of me. He was argumentative, combative and always had to have things his way. Honestly, he was a real A-hole and I hated every minute of working with him and planning his event. It was a (real) shock to work with someone who drained my energy because, up
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Choosing Event Planning Courses: 3 Common Mistakes To Avoid

The other day I was speaking to an Event Planning Blueprint reader about her desire to switch careers and be an event planner full-time. She told me about her current career and how unhappy it makes her and how she loves planning events, and is often asked by family and friends to plan their events. But, she was scared to leave a secure position at
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What To Include In Your Event Legal Contracts

Question: Have you ever run up against a client who suddenly stopped paying for your event services, which left you wondering what to include in your event legal contracts to protect you and your event business? I hope this hasn’t happened to you and it’s something you only hear or read about, but the reality is… Nearly all planners run into a problem client or two
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Why You Don’t Need An Event Planning Certificate

Have you ever wondered whether or not it’s important to have an event planning certificate for people to take you seriously or to get started in the events industry – especially when you have no real experience? For example, let’s say you’re deeply passionate about event planning and all things related to events, you read everything you can get your hands on and spend countless
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What To Do When Your Event Planning Clients Don’t Pay

More than 10 years later I still think about the client that didn’t pay me $5000 for an event I planned. At first it appeared as though I had dotted all i’s and crossed all t’s; I met with the client to discuss the event scope, had them sign an event contract that clearly outlined the terms and payment schedule, and provided reminders about payment
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Free Event Planning Checklist For Event Managers

Ever struggle with creating the perfect event planning checklist? It’s one of the most important pieces of planning any event yet most event planners worry they’re not getting it right – especially when getting started in the industry. While there’s no ‘one size fits all’ to follow, there are some basic guidelines to use when putting together your event planning checklist. Here are 4 simple
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