We spoke to another superhero who has backed The Apprentice Program thru our Kickstarter campaign – Stacey Hoyt CMP, CSEP – Special Event Manager at Blanton Museum of Art.
Stacey supported The Apprentice Program because she believes in our mission to revolutionize the events industry:
we want to STOP horrible internships
With two decades of experience, Stacey is both a Certified Meeting Professional and a Certified Special Events Professional. She has a long-standing involvement with the International Special Events Society, including holding the position of President at the Austin chapter 2010-2011. As well as working with Blanton Museum of Art, Stacey owns her own event management firm, Stacey Hoyt Events.
Learn how Stacey got to where she is today, as well as the biggest reason that inspired her to support The Apprentice Program…
Hi Stacey! What first led you to a career in the events industry?
I wanted to do something creative that would utilize my theater production background and my stage manager skill set.
What do you think are the most important skills you need as a mentor for event interns?
Creativity and generosity…Those are more qualities than skills, I guess.
Typically, what tasks do you delegate to your interns? This could be either during the week or on-site at events…
My interns do everything, from administrative tasks like mailings or spreadsheets, to putting centerpieces together and doing room set ups. I like to give them big projects they can work on for long periods and short assignments to keep things lively. I like to encourage them to do research and bring their ideas to the planning process.
What is the best life hack that you’ve learned along the way as a venue manager/event planner/small business owner?
Be nice to people and smile. I’m not sure if that’s a life hack. I’m not sure if I know what a life hack is! (Mary: why yes, it certainly is, in my books!)
Tell us, what is the biggest reason you became a backer for The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers?
I have worked with Mary and have COMPLETE faith in her vision.
We’re in the home stretch of our Kickstarter and need more backers like Stacey who believe in what we are building with The Apprentice Program.
We only have 5 more days to reach the $10k target for our Kickstarter campaign, so we need your help! There’s a range of reward levels you can back us at, including exclusive Kickstarter deals like LIFETIME access to the program for just $100 (savings of $3300, wow!).
Help us revolutionize the events industry.
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