As I celebrate my 20th anniversary as an event planner, it's a perfect time to take a retrospective journey and assess the changes, transformations, and improvements that have occurred over the past two decades in the industry. Certain elements that were once commonplace in events have gradually faded away in recent times.
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Event planning is an exhilarating and dynamic profession that requires a unique blend of creativity, organization, and interpersonal skills. It's hard to believe that I started my first agency job in July of 2003! After dedicating two decades of my life to this industry, I am humbled and honored to share the valuable lessons and insights I've gained along the way. As I reflect on my twenty-year tenure as an event planner, let’s look at
Asking an event planner for a proposal can seem simple enough when someone has never hired a professional event planner or event coordinator. However, in the last few months, I have had some odd requests for proposals (RFP). Event planning can be a complex and time-consuming process, requiring careful planning and execution. The RFP is a key tool used to help organizations find the right vendor or service provider for their event.
Organizing an event, whether it’s a meeting / conference, stampede event or a corporate holiday celebration, can be a daunting task. From managing vendors and coordinating logistics to ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day of the event, there are numerous details that require careful attention. This is where a certified professional event planner comes in. A certified professional event planner is a trained and experienced
I have been very fortunate to have been an event planner for the past 18 years. Even saying 18 years makes me wonder where all that time has gone! Before becoming an event planner, I had many other jobs and experiences that I now know helped get me ready for this business. Here are some examples. I went to broadcasting school, so I was great at researching and working in groups. I worked as a server, so I have an affinity for what it
A large portion of my early career as an event planner was spent producing large scale trade shows. The work that goes into exhibiting at a trade show can be immense but they can also be incredibly effective initiatives for many businesses. One of the biggest advantages to trade shows is their exceptional targeting power. They’re almost always industry specific which means your ideal customers are not only in the room but they’ve