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10 Steps To Becoming An Event Planner

Is becoming an event planner all you dream about? Do you want to be an event planner (or maybe you want to start your own event business), yet you can’t seem to figure out how to get started? Fear often holds people back from planning the event of their dreams, asking to get paid for the time you spend planning the event, fear of losing…

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Planning A Stress-Free Holiday Party

With the holidays just around the corner and decorations already on display in stores, it won’t be long before 2012’s holiday season is upon us and bringing with it the much awaited holiday parties. I, for one, always love a good party! For me, the best part about planning is the actual planning itself and I like to get a head start on the preparations….

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Plan An Outrageously Successful Holiday Party

Holiday parties are already starting so if you haven’t planned yours yet…get on it! 5 Tips To Plan a Holiday Party Here are 5 tips to plan your own outrageously successful holiday party: 1. Create an invitation with high-energy words, creative design and excitement for your guests to come to your party. High-energy words are the key! 2. Greet your guests at the entrance. Seems…

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Holiday Party Planning Tips for Event Planners

The wizard of blizzard hasn’t nipped any noses yet, but event planners are already putting their holiday plans in place. To top it up, 2012 is at its end with December barely a month away. I’d suggest you start your planning too if you haven’t already! Insider Tip: Start planning your holiday party by setting goals and choosing the date, time and location first. This…

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5 Things To Avoid In Event Planning

All event planners make mistakes, but with the proper knowledge, planning, and execution you could save your next function by avoiding these 5 things: Avoid These Mistakes When Event Planning Failure to identify your event objective. This is the number one piece to planning any event and the reason why events fail. Don’t plan any event without creating your event objective first. Failure to budget…

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Technology Trends in Event Planning

Technology has the ability to advance and change the face of your event. Do you use any of these for planning events? Technology Trends in Event Planning 1. Google spreadsheets: tracks your event details in a visible document that is usable by dispersed event planning teams – including your suppliers. We’re currently using this system to plan and organize TedxToronto (an independent Ted.com event). 2….

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6 Things Every Event Planner Should Know

Event planning is all about the details. Have you ever thought about enhancing the details you bring to the project? You don’t need to become an expert on everything, but some basic knowledge will speak volumes on the value your services add to any event. There are 6 things every event planner should know. From booking vendors, negotiating contracts, and creating a budget; are you…

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Discover Event Planning Trends for 2013

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2012? It’s time to start thinking about what’s new and what’s not for 2013… The most obvious (and important) trend to look for is color. This past year Pantone predicted lots of tangerine, and it was seen on runways, at weddings, and splashed around other events. For 2013, Pantone’s color predictions can be seen here: http://media.dexigner.com/article/22815/Pantone_Fashion_Color_Report_Spring_2013.jpg For…

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Tips To Staying Healthy When On-Site At Your Event

The Insider Secrets nobody talks about, but you’ll need to know… Whether you are putting on a small event or a large conference, it’s easy to get so caught up in taking care of your attendees that you forget to take care of yourself. Maintaining a sense of normalcy when you are away on a program can be extremely difficult. You are typically working longer…

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How Do You Eat When On-Site For Your Event?

…McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway? While these are all fast and inexpensive options for an on-the-go event planner, are they your best options for your to eat when on-site at your event? We all know how it works: the menu for the attendees is packed with rich sauces and decadent desserts. From the cookies at break time to the sweet table at dinner time, tempting morsels…

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