Interviews with Planners - Jamie Jones

Interviews with Planners - Jamie Jones

The key to a great event is customer service. You have to answer calls quickly, be efficient, courteous and warm. Customers like being able to have a person they can call again and again, and depend on. Relationships are key.

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Interviews with Planners - Jenna Worrell

Interviews with Planners - Jenna Worrell

Experience is everything. I think getting your hands dirty in the industry is the best way to prepare yourself for this business. Relationships are everything, so making meaningful connections in the early onset of your career will pave the road to success.

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Interviews with Planners – PS Ives

Interviews with Planners – PS Ives

Know what you are selling as its very easy to talk up the dream but can you deliver what you promise? You get one shot with your clients to create a first impression. Make it a good one so that you can grow in a business that is based on reputation and your ability to execute.

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Interviews with Planners - Jake Clements

Interviews with Planners - Jake Clements

I think we are going to see more and more technology integrated into events – everything from virtual reality and augmented reality, to social sharing technology. The purpose will be to take the offline experience online, and an online experience to a real-world setting.

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Interviews with Planners – Betty Owens

Interviews with Planners – Betty Owens

My ability to approach a hiccup with urgency and humor is what makes me successful. I am able to think very quickly on my feet, and I stay on task.

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Interviews with Planners - Terrica Skaggs

Interviews with Planners - Terrica Skaggs

Technology will increasingly take over events, from live streaming, interactive stations and more, tech is going to play a huge role in not only how people experience events but also how people plan them. It will be imperative for event planners to stay ahead of the curve and learn to keep up for their business sake.

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Interviews with Planners - La'Bonnae Kea

Interviews with Planners - La'Bonnae Kea

I never take it for granted that I have the best job on the planet. I never forget the economic impact we have on the cities we bring meetings to, or how much our industry contributes to the Gross Domestic Product. I never forget how our skill set has the power to put so many people to work in so many industries. When people meet, they change the world, and I march forward with that responsibility gracefully resting on my shoulder each day!

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Interviews with Planners – Michael Marquez

Interviews with Planners – Michael Marquez

Learn to manage expectations. Always under-promise and over-deliver. You need to be super detail-oriented, nothing can get past you the day of the event. You need to be able to instantly recognize if someone else isn't doing their job and react accordingly. There are no second chances!

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Interviews with Planners – Richard O’Malley

Interviews with Planners – Richard O’Malley

Avoid being repetitive in design without just doing something to be different. Quality and creativity need to be combined.

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Interviews with Planners - Maxine Viktor

Interviews with Planners - Maxine Viktor

Take time to develop your network and remember that this is a small industry.

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