30x30x30 – let’s connect in July!

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HOORAY, we are thrilled to finally announce 30x30x30!

What is it?

Well, I’m glad you asked…in the month of July, I have set myself a challenge to connect with 30 people, one per day from July 1-31 (ahem, taking July 4th off!), for 30 minutes to chat about anything your heart desires.

That could include:

  • your biggest challenge as an event professional and/or business owner
  • how to book more clients
  • Q/A interview – learning more about YOU and how you do awesome things
  • how to be a better mentor + build a stronger internship program

…and for emerging event professionals + event students, JUMP ON THIS:

  • how to land your first BIG opportunity in the events industry
  • how to write a killer resume + cover letter
  • how to nail the interview
  • what to expect on your first day on the job

This is my gift to you guys, as a way to pay it forward this summer.

This 30-minute coaching session is completely FREE (valued at $125 USD), plus a great opportunity for you and your firm to be featured on The Apprentice Program in the near, near future.


Sign up below and we’ll schedule our call soon!*

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*note: the first 30 people to sign up will receive this FREE special offer…first come, first served!

If you’re feeling stuck and need someone who’s been in your shoes before, sign up for 30x30x30.  Sometimes an outside perspective is EXACTLY what you need to unblock whatever is stopping you from taking your business and your career to the next level.  

As your undercover superhero, I can help you get there.

Sign up for a 30-minute call and let’s do this…I look forward to hearing from you! 


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your undercover superhero,

Mary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP

Top 25 Young Event Pros to Watch – Special Events Magazine

superhero webinar series – 10 very BEST questions to ask when interviewing interns

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hello #eventprofs and friends!

It’s that time of year to start sorting things out for your company’s Fall 2016 internship program.

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TODAY – WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016

11:30a-12noon CST


FREE webinar!

This time, we’ll cover:
->the 10 very BEST questions to ask when interviewing interns

These are SURE-FIRE questions that will:
-help them to open up and reveal their personality (and quirks)
-uncover if they can think fast on their feet (or not)
-show you what they REALLY mean by what they said on their resume (and cover letter)

…and most importantly, help you determine if they are teachable (or not) and whether or not you should hire them.

So tune in here, next Wednesday, June 29th at 11:30am central time and I will share all the very best tips in nailing this crucial part of your internship program!

(Tuning in overseas? Here’s a handy dandy time converstion tool: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/)

Simply CLICK HERE to visit The Simplifiers business page at the time of the event to tune in. Also bring any questions or challenges you might have when it comes to mentoring or working with interns and I’ll answer them on the spot!

I’ve been getting lots of questions on the topic, so, I’m commited to delivering two more 30min webinars this summer on Facebook Live to share everything I know when it comes to working with interns, to set you guys up for success.

Hope you join us!

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3 tips to upgrade your interview process

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As the old adage goes…

HIRE slow, fire fast.

There’s nothing worse than hiring the wrong people to your team, regardless if they are interns or employees.  They look great on paper, you take a gamble, only to find a few weeks in to the job, they just aren’t the right fit.

You’ve wasted time, resources and mental energy as a mentor, trying to turn the situation around.

But alas, it’s no good.  That ship has sailed.

Want to avoid this tricky situation from the get-go?

Time to upgrade your interview process.

Here are 3 easy tips that’ll help you identify the very best superheroes to hire.  First step, optimize your interviewing process.  That means you’ve got to be a better interviewer.  When you do that, you’ll improve your efficiency and effectiveness to spot a diamond in the rough faster than ever before.  3 TIPS TO UPGRADE YOUR INTERVIEW PROCESS

Trust us…this is one of the very first undercover superhero powers you’ll need to cultivate for success…here’s how:

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thought of the day: whatever you practice more of, you get more of

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This week, we’ve been listening to Preston Smiles on The School of Greatness podcast and thinking about the relationships we’re building with the people around us.

Of course The Apprentice Program and The Simplifiers believe in mentoring and empowering others but we also strongly believe that it’s a two-way street. Actually, when you’re doing it right, we KNOW it is.

If you want to be in a tribe that is supportive and empowering – practice being supportive and empowering! Your tribe benefits but you will too.

Whatever you practice more of, you get more of. (2)

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