Category Archives: mentoring

set your interns up for success…in two words.

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Worried about hiring interns and having to babysit them?

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Ever had to keep correcting an intern’s work because they just didn’t know how you do things in your firm?

We have the solution.

Two words. SET EXPECTATIONS.

Either on an intern’s first day or an introductory visit before they officially start, you need to sit down with them and explain what you expect from them.  There’s a few key questions you need to ask and answer in the beginning…

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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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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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