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Melanie Woodward

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By Melanie Woodward

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Step-by-Step Conference Planning Guide Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Planning a conference is a big task, so you want to get organized from the start. Here is our complete guide to organizing a conference from start to finish." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Affordable Event Entertainment Ideas Created: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Don't have the event budget to book a big entertainer? Here are several ideas that will impress your audience without breaking the bank." itemprop="description" Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Use these strategies to build an effective marketing plan for your event planning business." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      There are infinite ways to add creativity and personalization to your event. Here are 15 areas you can get started on right away." itemprop="description"><...
    • Sustainable Trade Show Exhibits Should Minimize Environmental Impact Created: Monday, July 12, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Sustainable trade show exhibit booths should be designed to make building the stand easy while minimizing the environmental impact of the trade show. Learn more.
    • More Father and Daughter Songs Created: Sunday, January 23, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Use this list to find the perfect song for a father and daughter dance, mother and son dance, or other special wedding dance for unique family situations. If you need wedding songs for your father/...
    • Trade Shows for Event Planners Created: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    • Interactive Conference Ideas to Engage Your Audience Created: Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Today's conference attendee expects more than just speakers. They want unique engagement opportunities that are not available in other formats." itemprop="description" Friday, February 08, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      It takes more than just experience to lead a group of event planners. The most effective directors understand the importance of process and personnel." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • 5 Key Ways to Interview your Event Planning Clients Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      How to interview your event planning clients to get the best results. Here are 5 key tips to make sure it's a good fit.
    • How to Land your First Big Event Planning Client with Little Experience Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A common worry for budding event planning professionals is how to land your first big event planning client when you have little or no experience to draw on.
    • Include a Welcome Letter for Your Incentive trip or Meeting Attendees Created: Sunday, March 08, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Planning an incentive trip or other meeting that will require writing a formal welcome letter for guests? It's easier than you think. Use this sample welcome letter as you develop your own template!
    • Tips for Event Planners When Creating Community Food Festivals Created: Saturday, August 04, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Advice from the event planners behind Taste of Chicago '07 on planning, operations management, sponsorships, talent management & marketing/public relations.
    • 9 Ways to Reduce Event Catering Costs Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Ways to Reduce Event Catering Costs Without Reducing Client Satisfaction: Smart ways to Stretch Your Catering Budget
    • An Outline of Event Planning Expenses Created: Friday, January 11, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      It's hard to plan an event budget unless you have a good idea of what expenses you will incur. Here's an outline to keep in mind while creating your budget." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Banquet Manager and Catering Manager Salary Surveys Created: Monday, July 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Catering and banquets provide a significant number of job opportunities for those interested in working in the events industry.
    • Three Tips On How To Successfully Debrief After Your Event Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Not all of your events are going to go as planned, but the most important thing to take away from disappointments is to use what happened and learn...
    • Are You Selling Yourself Short with your Event Planning Fees? Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Many event planners struggle with establishing a fair rate for their services. Are You Selling Yourself Short with your Event Planning Fees?
    • 5 Essential Ways to Handle Your Event Going Wrong Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Be fully aware of ways to handle your event going wrong. You’ll be the first person that everyone will look to if disaster strikes.
    • Money Matters: Finance and Accounting Tips for Event Planners Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Following these finance and accounting tips for event planners is the smart way to take control of your business.
    • 5 Ways That Event Planners Can Maximize ROI Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      How Event Planners Can Maximize ROI: Your creative side might think about the theme and concept, but your business side...
    • 7 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Your Events Created: Sunday, March 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Are you tapped into all of the creative ways to use social media for your events? Your strategy should go beyond simply creating an event on Facebook.
    • 7 Simple Negotiating Tips for Event Planners Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      As an event planner, negotiation is a critical factor in increasing ROI and making the most of your client’s budget.
    • The 6 Most Common Event Planning Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Avoid these common event planning mistakes to make the most of your event:
    • Event Planning Essentials for Managing Trade Show Booths Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Managing trade show booths is an essential skill for event planners. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as ‘if you show it, they will come’.
    • Managing and Planning International Events: How to Plan With Ease Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Don't assume the same techniques and tactics that make your local events a success will work when managing and planning International events.
    • Wedding Invitation Wording Made Easy: How to Find the Best Invitation Wording Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
      The best websites for finding wedding invitation wording for all wedding situations. See the Royal Wedding Invitation used for the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.
    • Invitation Wording Ideas for Special Events Created: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
      Here we offer you some invitation wording ideas and a sample invitation letter.
    • Event Planner Job Boards Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
      If you're searching for event planner jobs, check out this listing of job boards on industry web sites.
    • Event Planning Jobs in Corporate Organizations Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
      There are many different types of event planning jobs. Learn which one is best for you.
    • What is an Event Planner? Created: Sunday, March 11, 2007 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
      Event planners identify venues for potential programs, review proposals, determine food and beverage, and make overall recommendations for events.
    • Wedding Planning Jobs Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
      Many people use wedding planning jobs as a path to establish their own wedding planning business. Learn more about the duties of a wedding planner.

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