5 Essential Items to Have for Successful Conferences

Corporate conferences and events are rapidly gaining popularity and are becoming mainstream in the professional world. In a study by the Labor Board of Statistics, it was discovered that the presence of conventions and events will show a forty-four percent increase between the years 2010 and 2020. This far exceeds the estimated growth in other…

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7 Elements that Make for a Great Corporate Party

Creating a fabulous corporate party that will keep your guests raving requires planning and resourceful use of vendors and products. Many companies are turning towards corporate parties to network and build customer relationships. According to this study the meeting industry contributes an astounding $106 billion to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product). With the influx of…

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Improve Your Event Planning Skills with These 10 Tools

Leading events with other event planners offers great networking and learning opportunities. You’re probably wondering what the best ways to become a successful event planner are. Luckily there are a few tools that dramatically help many of the top planners out there. In fact at a recent live event we held with hundreds of planners,…

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Event Planning Job Description and Responsibilities

(Reading time: 6 minutes) As an event planner, there are specific activities you are generally responsible for when planning high-end events. According to this study, by the United States Department of Labor, event planners coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events. They choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details. The Houston Chronicle…

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Components of a Successful Business Plan

Write out your business goals, reasons they are attainable and your plan for reaching them! This is what a business plan is. As someone who is about to start a business (you), I recommend you do this even if it is on one page. By formulating a step-by-step process to follow, your new venture will…

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Why Event Planning Internships are so Important

Internships are a nice bridge between the world of education and the working world.  By participating in an internship, you are able to experience what it is like working in a specific industry.  This experience can be very beneficial to your career further down the road for a variety of a reasons. Gain Real World…

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How to Find an Event Planning Job (5 Tips)

While finding a job can be difficult at times, it is important that you stay persistent and keep submitting resumes.  If you start to get discouraged with your search, take extra time to analyze your resume and make sure you are submitting the best possible applications.  Sometimes employers require very specific application procedures so be…

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How to Plan the Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party

Updated: December 2016 You’ve sent out your holiday cards, you’ve put up your decorations, the snow is falling… it’s nearly time for a new year! This year, instead of hitting the town for a major New Year’s celebration, why not have a spectacular bash right in your own home? Planning a New Year’s Eve party…

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5 Rules to Planning the Ultimate Office Holiday Party

Every good company should make room for an end of year holiday party, but unfortunately the “fun” part often gets left out. So we put together a list to help some of you burgeoning party planners out. Take the initiative for the greater good of the staff and infuse your own flavor to this year’s…

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Interview: A Los Angeles Event Planner with an Eye for Quality

We recently interviewed a top event planner from Los Angeles who was kind enough to share some of the secrets to her success. Teri Kinne of Teri Kinne Events consistently puts on top quality events and has over 15 years of experience. Here is the interview with Teri. Please note the importance she places on…

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