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Recently, I shared that I signed up and completed the Digital Event Strategist course through PCMA. It was truly an unexpected and valuable experience that I would highly recommend to my event colleagues. Before diving into my course experience, I have to be completely honest. I do not consider myself tech-savvy. I have a team helping me along with technology and would consider myself a late adopter of the idea of digital events.
For years, I've had the great fortune of being an event planner with no shortage of projects, clients and things to keep me busy. But, like so many businesses, this past year has basically brought my career in events to a grinding halt. While I'm fortunate to continue working with some clients that have successfully adapted their events strategy, there's still no real replacement for the large scale experiences that have become my
What's your word? Setting Intentions in 2021...   I'm not one for making dramatic new years resolutions. If I want to eat healthier or get active, I've found it's much more effective to set realistic intentions immediately. In my 20's I committed to eating healthy, a few years ago I decided to focus my efforts on balance and active living and so far all these decisions have, not only, stuck but have helped shaped my entire
Normally this time of year our calendars are jam packed with festive events and holiday lunches but, as we’ve all discussed time and time again – this year is like no other. While last week we discussed corporate gift ideas as an event substitute in how to spread Corporate Holiday Cheer During a
Well, here we are 8 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the only thing that seems to be clear is this holiday season will be far from normal. Since March we’ve all watched companies adapt and readapt to the ever changing requirements these crazy times continue to thrust upon us – and now, the holiday season has brought more new challenges. As an
In the age of self-isolation and six person circles, in-person events have been quickly been replaced by their online counterparts virtually overnight. Event planners have had to shift gears and find ways to meet event goals without the tried and true experiences we have come to rely on – a daunting undertaking to say the least. While there is no replacement for the personal connections and in person networking that live events
For the past 4 years I have consistently updated this blog with (hopefully) interesting event related topics to encourage and engage all those looking for event related inspiration. BUT as the world continues to grapple with a seemingly never ending pandemic, I find myself in an industry full of empty calendars and not that much on the horizon that feels particularly inspiring. Event professionals, like myself, thrive on hustle,
Welcome to the next installment of “Lessons Learned”, a new blog series all about what REALLY happens behind the scenes of event planning. This week it’s all about our clients, the whole reason we get up in the morning. The folks that offer us the incredible opportunities to create memorable experiences….usually. As with most service providers, event professionals are in the business of people pleasing. The goals, objectives and
In the event world, we're trained to adapt and expect the unexpected. No amount of planning can ever predict last minute cancellations or delivery issues or freak weather….or even a global pandemic. Our entire industry is defined by our ability to solve problems and create amazing experiences, no matter what may happen. This leads us to our new reality of a complete event shut down. No parties. No conferences. No gatherings of any

When the unimaginable occurs within a week of your event

Ever wonder what REALLY happens when things go wrong at your favourite events? Lessons Learned is a series that I wanted to share about the behind the scenes life of an event planner. Everyone always gets to see the amazing food and Instagram worthy pictures but the reality is, the behind the scenes planning doesn’t always feel quite as flawless. There are inevitably
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