Monthly Archives: April 2016

Let go and delegate: 8 tips for control freaks

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People pay us to be control freaks.

It’s true.

As an event planner, our clients want to rest assured that we have got it all under control.  Every “I” dotted, every “T” crossed.  And being a control freak isn’t all bad, it means you pay attention to the details and have high standards.

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But what happens when your need to be in control stops you from delegating?

Red flag, red flag, warning, warning!  It leads to inefficiency, low morale in your team and worst case scenario – total burnout.

And your clients don’t want that.

Woosh, your undercover superheroes to the rescue!  We’ve got 8 tips to take you from control freak to expert delegator…

 

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music for creating planning timelines #productivityplaylist

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Creating planning timelines can be super stressful…keeping in mind all the little details, trying to map out all the major milestones of the planning process, attempting to minimize any surprises or risks.

You’ve got a lot riding on them (after all, they help you keep the client and YOU on track and on time) – one slip up and all hell could break loose!

So, what happens when it’s the eleventh hour and you find yourself losing focus and concentration?

The answer is… tune into The Simplifiers’ #productivityplaylist and this music will help you focus and blast thru creating this planning document.

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how to create a great company culture

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On average, people spend at least 1/3 of their lives at the office and on the job.  In the event industry, you’re probably spending more.

And with new technology and social media blurring the lines between “home” and “work”, quality of life wherever you are is the end goal.

Because let’s face it…why would you want to work somewhere you dread going to?

Your interns and employees are thinking this, too.

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So, it’s vital to cultivate a great company culture, no matter if you’re a 2-person event planning firm or a team of 200 at an event rental warehouse.

How do you do that?

Focus on your company’s mission and vision statement, core values and overall vibe in the workplace.

Having a great culture will help your company achieve more; employees will be more willing to put in extra hours, the working environment will be more positive and most importantly, job satisfaction will go up.

Want your firm to reap these benefits? We’ve broken down 5 great ways to create a great company culture…

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3 tips for managing event interns + volunteers

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What do you do when you need to produce a large-scale event and know you really need to work with event volunteers to make it all happen?

A) do you give up and turn down a lucrative client?  (uhhh, no!)

B) do you try to do it all yourself?  (who, ME?!!)

OR…

C) do you take on event interns and volunteers to help fill out your team?

You might think it’s more risk and stress than it’s worth but trust me – I’ve been there!

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To make sure your event is a success, follow my 3 top tips about bringing on volunteers and interns and what I’ve learned over time of what they need from you as their manager and mentor.

 

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7 ways to become a super connector

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Do you know one of those people who seems to be connected to everyone?

That person with an address book stuffed full of valuable contacts who always has someone they can count on to help them in any situation? People love and value connectors not only because they’re friendly and popular but because they help others find opportunities and introduce individuals who otherwise may never have met. They’re also the types of people that just seem to find it easy to meet and book new clients and get contracts.

want to be more like them?

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You might think that these people were just born with the skills to make friends and influence people but trust me, it takes practice – follow our tips and you can learn how to be a super connector, too…

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