Turn Your Event Passion Into
Your Profession
(Get step-by-step training and learn how to plan successful events from start to finish and get your first paid clients)
"Is this actually happening?"
Imagine your phone ringing one day and on the other end is a woman's voice that you don't recognize who asks you if you'd be interested in planning an event for some HGTV celebrities who are coming to town to promote their new TV shows...

while you did a little happy dance on the other end because you can't believe this is actually happening.

That's what happened to me.
Me with Mike Holmes of 'Holmes on Homes'
Event flops? Been there. Not sure how to manage an event budget and don't know all the names of those chairs. Been there, too.

I planned my first paid event in 2004, and I've been helping others become event planners ever since. Today, my event courses have hundreds of people enrolled from around the world.

Today I know what it really takes to be an event planner. 
Planning events is about more than just organizational skills. It's about how you create meaningful experiences using your event skills.

It's about building strong relationships with clients and vendors.

It's about planning events that you love and are passionate about...
Getting started doesn't have to be slow or tough
(and you don't have to spend a lot of money either)
You can have all the skills in the world, but if you don't have the right event skills or know how to plan events properly and speak the lingo with vendors and clients, then all your effort is for nothing.

So, if you're struggling to be an event planner, chances are doing MORE research online isn't going to help you. It's time you took action!

"Thank you so much for all the materials in Event Academy. In January, I had no events and no direction. Four months later, I have 3 concerts for 200-400 attendees , 3 large community events and a 2-day children's festival! I gave my job notice yesterday!!!! Had to tell them that I'm too busy to punch a clock! YAY!!!!"
Amanda  / Canada
Silver Fox Events
“I received so much useful
information that I can use to plan
my events. I don’t regret spending
the money at all!”
Nina / Slovenia
Nakina Events
"After registering for Event Academy, I received my first PAID wedding contract. Thank you so much! I seriously would never have had the confidence or skills to do this without your course!"
Dayna / USA
For Such A Time Productions
So many amazing, event planners struggle to get started. Why?

Because they don’t have the confidence, knowledge, skills or know-how to plan events professionally. So they waste TONS of time day-dreaming about becoming an event planner (or doing MORE online research), instead of just taking the RIGHT steps to actually get there.

Is this you?

It doesn't have to be.

There is a better way.

Just like Amanda, Nina and Dayna...you can start a new (and exciting) event career too.

"...since registering, I have created a business plan, registered my business, worked with a graphic designer on branding and a logo, figured out my pricing structure, and created a marketing plan. In just 3 months, I am further ahead in my business than I would have been without the program."
Tyese  / USA
Marigold Events
"I had a plan on where I wanted to take my business, but I didn’t know how to get there. This was my guide and gave me the steps I needed to get the clients I wanted. I know I chose the right program!"
Monica / Australia

"The marketing training was a highlight for me. I loved that we could share real-life experiences and had accountability."
Marie-Christine / Lebanon
Hi, I'm Melanie Woodward


In Event Academy, I'll walk you step-by-step through the entire process to get started as an event planner. With quality videos (that aren't too long!) and examples along the way,  you'll have the skills in no-time, so you can start getting hired to plan events.

Your clients are waiting for you!

Hi! I’m Melanie Woodward--CEO and head planner extraordinaire at Event Planning Blueprint, and I’ve built my business around helping up-and-coming event planners just like you achieve the success they’ve been wanting in your career.
I've been planning events since 2004 (well, since my 12th birthday really!), I've planned events around the world and have worked with:
Hollywood Celebrities
Professional Athletes
International Brands
But, I didn't stop there! I'm the owner and creator of Event Planning Blueprint and I've been featured on Eventbrite, International Business Times, The Boston Globe, CBS MoneyWatch, and more.

Throughout the course of planning events, working with clients and vendors, I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't, and how to get higher paying clients.  

Over the past few years, I've applied a lot of what I know and I've taught hundreds of event planners to get started, plan their first events and get paid for their events -- some even quit their day-jobs to plan events full-time!

That's why I created Event Academy.. to help aspiring event planners learn from my successes - and failures - getting my own event career started. 
I've helped hundreds of executive assistants, child care workers, marketers, nurses, police offers, small business owners, florists, dance professionals, project managers, corporate event planners, hospitality managers, educators, stay-at-home-moms, and many more from around the world learn how to do the same.

Real People. Planning Real Events.
"Melanie and her incredible expertise encouraged me to follow my dreams, being pleasantly persistent and daring me to be different. Her support is unlike any other and to be honest, she is one of the most talented in the event industry!"
Addie  / USA
The Event Company
"I never imagined having someone walk me through every step of the way! When she said step-by-step, she meant it."
Aliya / USA
Fast Dance Events
"If you’re going to be successful then you have to take action and this program helped me do that..."
Bennie / USA
What Lessons Are Students Excited About?
Event Fundamentals
     Understanding the importance of your event objective 
         and developing it like a PRO so you have direction throughout your entire event
     Preparing and managing your event budget and
           clearly understand your workback schedule (and how it works with   your budget)
     Identifying your perfect client. Who do you want to work with?
           Why, and how is that important to your success? (Hint: IT IS!)
     Gain the confidence to talk to your client about their
           event budget
Vendors & Venues
     Choose the perfect venue for your event, and become expertly
           versed on venue capacity and client needs

     Feel capable working with vendors, coordinating
           food and beverage, booking speakers, and organizing transportation

     Learn how to prioritize venue size, food & beverage 
           purchases, and room set up (includes a site-inspection checklist)

     Understand how to maintain a safe event, from start to finish

     Manage any issue thrown your way, from handling cultural
           sensitivities to diffusing potentially disruptive situations
The Profit Plan
     Avoid “scope creep” by setting concrete boundaries, so you
           can stick to the exact amount of time you agreed on

     Clearly explain your value so clients understand why they
          should hire you 

     Create other revenue streams, so you can increase your income

     Identify whether or not your events will (or won't!) make money

     Set your hourly rate so you're making money on every event you plan
The Marketing Plan
     Decide which niche to focus on so you can get specific about marketing your event services - the right way
     Promote your events in a way that attracts clients and makes your clients hire you again and again...AND refer you, too
     Understand the difference between in-house and 
            out-of-house event management (and why that's important when getting started)
     Sell your event services in a way that is confident, clear, and effective (NOT pushy or robotic)
     Handle client objections that have stopped you from getting hired in the past
PLUS...Get all the Forms, Checklists & Worksheets
     To book events with ease and set proper client expectations
     Vendor negotiation checklists and Food & Beverage Calculators
     Email and phone scripts so you have easy, personable 
           conversations with clients and vendors.
Once you complete the course, you'll receive a certificate of completion that you can share with your clients, partners and vendors to demonstrate your accomplishments.

Your certificate shows your event skills, credibility and marketability as a professional event planner and is an invaluable asset to your career.
The Event Toolkit ($50 Value)
Each file is editable so you can use them for every event you plan

Get a proven system full of industry know-how and resources that helps you plan all your events without confusion, overwhelm, or last-minute panic
Member's Only Facebook Community (Invaluable)

     Make connections with a group of like-minded event planners who are pursuing the same path as you.
     Share ideas, insights, and inspirations. 
     Get expert advice from the Event Planning Blueprint team, and troubleshoot with your fellow peers.
     Ask questions, so you have complete clarity about the entire course.
Attract Media & Meet
Influential People (3-Part Video Training) ($197 Value)
     Build credibility and buzz around your events - WITHOUT spending money
     Gain influence, expand your network, and be seen as an EXPERT in your niche
     Never stress about promoting your events
     Build relationships with people who support you and your events  
     Build a  reputation as a capable, professional event planner

“Forbes and Huffington Post recently named event
 planning as one of the 5th most stressful jobs in the
 world. Event Planning Blueprint is working to take it
 down to the bottom of the list. Event Planning
 Blueprint is an awesome resource for anyone who
 wants to get into event planning.”
 Will Curran / USA
Endless Events 
Event Academy is the ultimate
event planning course that takes you by the hand
(as in step 1, 2, 3) to start planning events today

ZERO RISK. 30-Day 100% Guarantee!
We believe so strongly in the course content that for the first 30-days from registration we’re offering a full-refund if you decide it’s not for you.
"This program is full of valuable information and
offered me the information and mentorship I'd been looking for."
Michaela / USA
Elegance by Michaela

"Melanie has taken all the guesswork out of creating these practical, easy to use event training tools!"
Tanya / Canada
People Centered Leadership

Event Academy gives you everything you need to successfully get started as an event planner. Including industry knowledge and necessary skills to plan any type of event, market your events (& price your services properly)

30-Day Money Back Guarantee
"Very clear, easy to follow and specific tips."

"I like how each module builds on the previous module. I also like the pre-planning - finding your perfect client, building a budget, etc."

"Your quick responses, the workbooks, the files, the worksheets, and the presentation are easy to understand. I am glad I invested in this one!"
"I like the work back schedule and all the content in the bonuses section. I like how easy it is to follow the content."

"I love the level of interaction."

“I’m more professional with my clients and I'm confident with my planning skills.”
Koren / USA

"I was on the verge of giving up my dream, but as a result of Event Academy I’m more self-confident and know it’s OK not to know everything as you get started.”
Sharon / USA
Fusion Events & Expos
"Thanks for sharing your knowledge, thoughts, wisdom, and for being so real and fun!”
Marichelle / Canada

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  • Member's Only Facebook Community
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  • DAILY COFFEE    $4/DAY = $1460/YR
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"I loved the materials provided, the instruction and the community interaction. If you’re going to be successful then you have to take action..."
Bennie / USA
"I'm now working on more events with more clients, and I have more confidence..."
Ruthina / England
"Thanks to Melanie my business is more profitable, I spend more time with my family and I am energized about the future... "
Julien / Canada

Still have questions about the program? Send us an email.

We’d love to hear from you and help you get started
as an event planner -- the right way!
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