Interviews with Planners – Susan Sexton

Interviews with Planners – Susan Sexton

I think the industry will continue to become more creative and festivalized in approach. In other words, many aspects of an event will come together to complete the whole story.

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Interviews with Planners – Erik Fabian

Interviews with Planners – Erik Fabian

Study design, storytelling, and technology. Learn to make your events unique experiences rather than larger versions of a corporate meeting.

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Interviews with Planners - Alecia May

Interviews with Planners - Alecia May

I think digital event strategists are going to be even more in demand. I am a huge supporter of live events because you can’t emulate that kind of vibe and experience through a screen, but I think there is going to be a huge shift into either turning them into hybrid events with plenty of live streaming and other forms of virtual participation or going completely digital.

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Interviews with Planners – Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP

Interviews with Planners – Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP

Make sure you are entering the business for the right reason - meaning you love serving people, being creative, and love the adrenaline from planning different events. If you are in it because you enjoy to attend parties, then you are in it for the wrong reason.

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Interviews with Planners – Claus Raasted

Interviews with Planners – Claus Raasted

It is easy to get caught up in production values and details. It's not what makes or breaks a great event. It's just easier to spot.

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Interviews with Planners - Maureen Sojka

Interviews with Planners - Maureen Sojka

To someone entering the event planning business today I would say: Try to learn and absorb as much as possible from your upline or find a mentor and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Chances are they have been doing it long enough that they have come across almost any scenario you can imagine and probably have a solution.

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Interviews with Planners – Meghan Lee

Interviews with Planners – Meghan Lee

As a meeting planner, always present yourself in a calm state, no matter the given situation. Anxious behavior has a way of rubbing off onto others and escalating difficult situations.

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Interviews with Planners – Ruby Benoit

Interviews with Planners – Ruby Benoit

When planning an event, there are so many different people to work with – your client and their guests, vendors, staff, and volunteers. Each one has their own personality so it is key that you handpick your team of vendors, staff, and volunteers wisely.

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Interviews with Planners – Sharon Fisher

Interviews with Planners – Sharon Fisher

The best trend in meetings are the conversations happening everywhere about the purpose of meetings and new engagement techniques. While the world likes to bash Millennials, I credit them with driving educational change in a much-needed direction.

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Interviews with Planners - Chivonne Hyppolite

Interviews with Planners - Chivonne Hyppolite

No matter what, be cooler than a cucumber on ice. Problems will always arise, but you are the solutions expert. Take a moment, breathe, re-strategize and solve. All of the answers are already inside of you...you just need to quiet your mind enough to hear them speak.

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