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How to Monetise Your Speaking Engagement

Stephanie Fiteni | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Stephanie Fiteni

Your speech is ready and a lot of effort has gone into it; and then your business partner asks "but how is this going to win us new clients?"

How Authors Can Promote a Book Event

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Once an author's book is on the way to publication, it's time to think about book promotion. Inevitably, the first question that comes up for authors...

10 Little Wedding Planning Lies

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are millions of articles out there, and plenty of conflicting pieces of information. Truthfully though, if planning a wedding was just as easy as surfing the web, then planners, including yours truly, would be out of a job.

How to Infuse Social Media into a Conference of Tech-Naive Attendees

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Conferences have long been opportunities to connect, share information, develop new working relationships and uncover new ways to approach solutions to vexing problems. Before the widespread use of technology and social media, that information was limited to those in attendance. Even then, connecting with other attendees could be difficult. Anyone unable to attend the conference missed out all together!

Pinterest and the Peanut Gallery

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.19.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting moments is a person's life. The ring goes on, someone says "yes" and fingers crossed the other someone thought to hire a photographer to catch it all. Bubbly gets popped, phone calls are made, it becomes Facebook official, ring bling on Instagram, hashtags galore, and then before you can see the view from Cloud 9, "it" begins.

How to Create an Introvert Friendly Event: A Case Study of WDS

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

For five years, I've had the privilege to be behind, in front of, on top of, underneath and around the scene of The World Domination Summit. Our small team of founding members have watched the event blossom from just a seed of imagination to an event for over 3,000 people.

White Only? How Meetings Promote Divisiveness and Poor Decision Making

Lisa Nirell | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Lisa Nirell

Last Saturday, a doe-eyed workshop volunteer stopped me at the entrance to the crowded meditation room. "Has anyone talked to you about our dress ...

The Top 10 (I Guarantee It) Complaints on "Four Weddings"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 09.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

First of all, I miss the show "Four Weddings" with a passion. If you never watched this on TLC, you were missing out! Here you are, reading a wedding blog, and yet you've never seen the wedding competition show to end all wedding shows. Shame!

The Reality Show Party Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 09.16.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a wedding planner, I tend to gravitate toward reality shows that focus on wedding planning and social events in general. I'm addicted to bridal gown shows, and love when reality stars have "events" on episodes of their show. What I don't love seeing is the planner getting destroyed for the sake of ratings.

The Story That Will Boost Your Confidence and Resilience

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Clementine Bihiga

Sometimes as humans, we are so quick to give up. How many times have we been turned down and decided to stop? How often do we take rejection as a sign...

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Below is a list of the types of planners that are out there, and it's up to you to decide which one is a match for you! Kind of like picking out a pair or shoes, or your favorite vodka. Whatever.

The Right and Wrong Way to Become a Professional Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.22.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Misleading clients about your level of wedding planning experience is a ridiculous thing to do. You'll get busted fast. And trying to get an experienced professional to plan it for you so you can take the credit is shady, at best.

Vendor Shopping: More Than "What Do You Charge?"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Never send an email that says "What do you charge?" or any other form of that question. Sure, you need to know the costs to see if you can even afford the vendor -- I get it. But you aren't picking up a pair of shoes here.

It All Started With a Feather; a Networking Success Story

Michele Lawson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Michele Lawson

Networking doesn't have to be filled with horror stories. Sure, not everyone is open and welcoming. You will be met with resistance from time to time and that is just the nature of the beast.

Preston Bailey With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 09.30.2015 | Home

What a treat it was to have event designer Preston Bailey as my guest on Mondays with Marlo, just in time for all of your spring and summer parties! P...

How to Hire a Planner, Not a "Planner"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.31.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

With the wedding market being super saturated, sometimes it is difficult to tell the good vendors from the not so good ones. Take your time and follow these tips to make sure that you hire the best Planner for your needs.

The Best Way To Use Flowers At Your Wedding, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

Using flowers to completely decorate your wedding venue can get expensive. Event planner Preston Bailey says that one way to use flowers to transform ...

How To Set A Dining Room Table With Limited Space, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

Event planner Preston Bailey gave his expert advice on setting a dining room table when you have limited space to work with. Preston says that it's be...

How Far In Advance Should You Book Your Wedding Space? From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

If you're looking to book a space for your wedding, event planner Preston Bailey says that the best time to book your venue is at least a year in adva...

The Importance Of Having A Mentor, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

When it comes to your career, having a mentor in your life is very important, and no one knows that better than event planner Preston Bailey! Preston ...

The Most Overlooked Event Detail, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

When it comes to planning a celebration, there are lots of details that demand attention. Event planner Preston Bailey says that many people forget ab...

How To Make A Space Look Bigger, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

If you're working with a small space, event planner Preston Bailey has a smart trick for making the room you're working with appear more spacious than...

A Smart Trick For Serving Food Buffet Style, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

If you're planning to serve food buffet style at your next dinner party, event planner Preston Bailey says that you absolutely have to avoid having yo...

Fun Themes For Summer Parties, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2015 | Home

If you're looking to throw a fun summer party, event designer Preston Bailey has some excellent suggestions! One idea Preston shared was to throw a ni...

2 Thumbs Up! But Does It Really Matter?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The best way to handle reviews is to take them with a grain of salt. While you can't always consider the source since most reviews are anonymous, just take the good with the bad (or the good with the better) and interview vendors on your own.