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By Melanie Woodward

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    • How to Fast Track Becoming an Event Coordinator Created: Monday, September 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, September 29, 2014
      Here’s your chance to learn what’s essential to fast track becoming an event coordinator.
    • What Do You Need to Become an Event Planner? Created: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014
      What do you need to become an event planner? There are technical essentials and personal traits that can increase your chances of success.
    • Four Things Corporate Event Planners Need to Know Created: Monday, September 22, 2014 Updated: Monday, September 22, 2014
      Did you know there are four things corporate event planners need to know before they plan any event?
    • The Secret To Passion and Success in Event Planning Created: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014
      Award winning event planner, Hala Bissada, shares the secret to passion and success in event planning.
    • The Secret To Passion and Success in Event Planning (part two) Created: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014
      Award winning event planner, Hala Bissada, and I discuss the secret to passion and success in event planning.
    • Are You Ready to Start an Event Planning Business – Five Ways to Know Created: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
      A career in event planning can be highly rewarding, but are you ready to start an event planning business? Here are five ways to know for sure.
    • How Event Planning Programs Help Grow Your Business Created: Friday, September 05, 2014 Updated: Friday, September 05, 2014
      A good event planning program can help guide you to success as a professional event planner
    • Three Ways to Become a Certified Event Planner Created: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
      Are you wondering how to become a certified event planner? Here are three ways to make that happen.
    • How to Run an Event Planning Business from Home Created: Thursday, August 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      If you’re ready to open an event planning business but can’t afford an office, don’t panic. Here’s how to run an event planning business from home.
    • How to Become an Event Planner Step by Step Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
      If you’re searching for tips on starting an event planning business, here’s how to become an event planner, step by step.
    • How Celebrity Event Planners Do What They Do Created: Thursday, August 21, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      You may already have the skills and know-how to do what celebrity event planners do. Here’s how to get started.
    • 7 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Your Events Created: Sunday, March 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 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.
    • 5 Ways That Event Planners Can Maximize ROI Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      How Event Planners Can Maximize ROI: Your creative side might think about the theme and concept, but your business side...
    • 5 Essential Ways to Handle Your Event Going Wrong Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 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.
    • 5 Unique Ideas for Planning World Cup Events Created: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      With the FIFA World Cup Brazil fast approaching in a few weeks, have you thought about planning your own World Cup events? Even for the non-soccer fans among
    • 6 Event Tips for Planning a Fashion Show Created: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Planning a fashion show can seem daunting if it's your first time, but as long as you keep in mind these essential planning tips, it'll be a total success.
    • Gaining Referrals for your Special Event Planning Business Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      The easiest way to grow your special event planning business is to have a network of happy clients who will refer you to people they know. Here’s how.
    • Why Competition Builds a Better Events Management Business Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      When a new event management business opens in your area, do you panic? If you’re smart, you’ll see the competition as a way to grow a stronger business.
    • The 3 Ideas for Choosing Unusual Event Venues Created: Sunday, May 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      If you’re looking for ideas for choosing unusual event venues, then check out these 3 ideas for choosing unusual event venues.
    • 8 of the Top Event Publications for Event Planners Created: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      As an event planner, it’s important to stay on top of industry news, which is why I’ve put together a list of the top event publications for event planners.
    • 7 Essential Accounts Receivables Tips for Event Planners Created: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      If you want to make sure your bank balance stays in the black, these accounts receivable tips for event planners are a must read.
    • 5 Unique Ideas for Planning World Cup Events Created: Monday, May 26, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      With the FIFA World Cup Brazil fast approaching in a few weeks, have you thought about planning your own World Cup events?
    • Use Your Creativity to Make the Runway a Reality Created: Thursday, May 01, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Planning a fashion show can seem daunting if it’s your first time, but as long as you keep in mind these essential planning tips...
    • How to Boost the Public Face of Your Event Business with PR Created: Thursday, June 05, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      It’s natural that you want to get good publicity for your event planning business, but do you know the best ways to get great event planning PR?
    • Catering Careers Job Search Created: Sunday, October 10, 2010 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Interested in serving the event planning industry through a career in catering? Perhaps the greatest number of event-related job opportunities are found in the food service sector. Whether you're s...
    • Father and Daughter Songs Created: Sunday, January 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      This list offers 10 songs for your father and daughter dance at your wedding. The father daughter dance is a great opportunity for a sweet and sentimental wedding song. Use this list to find a fath...
    • Seminar Planning Checklist Created: Friday, August 08, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Seminars are the most popular meeting organized by meeting and event planners. Learn how to put a seminar together in a few easy steps.
    • How to Start an Event Planning or Meeting Planning Business Created: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Some people are interested in taking their event and meeting planning experience to the next level by starting their own event planning business. This is an exciting idea, but it takes more than th...
    • How to Help Your Customers See the Value of Event Planning Services Created: Friday, August 08, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      If your value proposition is weak, you’re losing business to your competition. Here’s how to help your customers see the value of your event planning services.
    • Include a Welcome Letter for Your Incentive trip or Meeting Attendees Created: Sunday, March 08, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Planning an incentive trip or other meeting that will require writing a formal welcome letter for guests? Here's what to include. Sample welcome letter.
    • Online Event Registration Solutions Reviewed Created: Monday, April 18, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Many online event registration software options have been created and are now available to help event planners. We have reviewed some of the popular online event registration systems out there."
    • Take Some Advice Prior to Becoming a Wedding Planner Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      “Before considering a career in wedding planning, one should understand that there are only a handful of event companies that can hire a wedding planner,” says Marsha Ballard, past pres...

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