Your Story Blog Series: Brandi Carson

From a career in project management to interning at the White House, Brandi Carson has had her fair share of dynamic and challenging experiences. Today, Brandi is a successful business owner with a thriving wedding planning company.

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Effective Time Management Tips

As event planners, we handle it all—what time the tables are being delivered, what time the entertainment goes on stage, what meals are being served—don’t forget the lady at table 10 who requested a vegetarian meal. She’s already emailed three times about it! Our minds are constantly moving from one thing to the next—no wonder it’s easy to get distracted by shiny things.

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Your Story Blog Series: Will Curran

When Will Curran began to DJ in high school, he had no idea his fun gig would end up transforming into a wildly successful production business, Endless Events. Today, Endless boasts an impressive roster of clients, from Uber and Emerald City Comicon to Bud Light and Amazon.com.

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Event Jobs | January 2018

One of the main reasons event professionals learn with us is to hone the skills needed to advance their event planning careers, and many of them ask us about job openings. Likewise, many industry employers reach out to us looking for good candidates to fill a variety of job positions, knowing that we strive to help event pros raise the caliber of their work to the best possible industry standards. Here, then, is our effort to help bring these two parties together.

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Your Story Blog Series: Mia Monroe

While going into the field of events is a dream career for many, some top-notch event professionals just happen to fall into the role. That’s the case with Mia Monroe, CSEP, CGMP, CMP, Conference and Event Manager at All Points Logistics/ NASA-Johnson Space Center.

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The Unique Value of Wedding Designers

If you’re planning to become a wedding designer, it’s important that you know how to communicate your value to potential clients. You should easily be able to convey the key differences between a wedding planner and wedding designer, the dynamic skills wedding designers have, and how you will help take their wedding to the next level.

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The Multi-Sensory Event Experience

Gone are the days of the stuffy black-tie fundraising gala: an event built on a five-course meal and lengthy live program featuring speakers touting organizational accomplishments. Today’s eventgoers demand a more interactive experience. They want to engage with the...

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10 Tips for Limiting Event Attrition

One of the greatest challenges event planners face is how to minimize attrition while maximizing attendance and engagement. Making sure guests attend the event and have an amazing time is vital—but how do you ensure that everyone who RSVPs will actually show?

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Event Jobs List | December 2017

One of the main reasons event professionals learn with us is to hone the skills needed to advance their event planning careers, and many of them ask us about job openings. Likewise, many industry employers reach out to us looking for good candidates to fill a variety...

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How Event Planners Can Overcome the Dreaded Creative Block

As a result, a creative block can be a blow to an event planner’s productivity and ability to do their job. While creative blocks are at times unavoidable, they can be overcome. We’ve put together some sound strategies for overcoming your next creative block when it strikes.

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An Event Producer’s Guide to Putting Out Fires (Literally)

Event planners are notorious for their attention to detail, perfected timelines, relationships with vendors, venues and clients, and overall not-messing-around standards of excellence. They’re also known for their ability to adapt and flawlessly execute their Plan B, C or even D as naturally as if it were Plan A.

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Event Jobs | November 2017

One of the main reasons event professionals learn with us is to hone the skills needed to advance their event planning careers, and many of them ask us about job openings. Likewise, many industry employers reach out to us looking for good candidates to fill a variety...

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Your Story Blog Series: Brandi Carson

From a career in project management to interning at the White House, Brandi Carson has had her fair share of dynamic and challenging experiences. Today, Brandi is a successful business owner with a thriving wedding planning company.

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Effective Time Management Tips

As event planners, we handle it all—what time the tables are being delivered, what time the entertainment goes on stage, what meals are being served—don’t forget the lady at table 10 who requested a vegetarian meal. She’s already emailed three times about it! Our minds are constantly moving from one thing to the next—no wonder it’s easy to get distracted by shiny things.

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