Information on How to Become an Event Planner

The number one question that I get asked is always about how to become an event planner. There really is no one answer that is applicable to that question. Yes there are the standard answers such as go to college, get an internship or start working at an established event planning company. I am a huge proponent of post secondary education. I really do feel that if someone is interested in becoming an event planner, meeting planner or party … [Read more...]

How Many Vacation Days do You Take? Depends on Where You Live.

This is the time of year when many of us are thinking about taking some much needed rest. A vacation. In the meeting and events industry the summer months tend to slow down for meetings. While many meeting planners are busy planning their fall meetings, July, August (and January) are what's called "down time" and many planners will take advantage and squeeze in a little R&R. You may be surprised to know that in the US, there are zero … [Read more...]

Event Planning NYC – 3 Upscale and Unique Venues

To say that there's no other place like New York City would be an understatement. Living up to its reputation of a city that doesn't sleep, there is no shortage of unique and exciting venues in New York City. Whether it's a corporate meeting, an incentive trip or a wedding there is something for everyone in NYC. Event Planning NYC Edition For meeting planners, New York's CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) offers a full array of services for … [Read more...]

How Event Planners Can Break Bad News to Their Clients

As the saying goes, nobody wants to be the bearer of bad news. That statement holds true for event planners. I'll admit, it can be difficult to deliver bad news. Especially when the person you're delivering it to is your client or customer. There's the fear that the customer will blame you. There's no doubt that a meeting planner's job is demanding and therefore many meeting planners need to make decisions quickly. Therefore they're relying on … [Read more...]

World Meeting Planner-Top 5 Cities

There is no doubt that the US is the top country for meetings and events. A lot of that has to do with the sheer volume of the US economy as well as the large number of industry associations that reside in the US. However you may be surprised to learn that not one US city (or North American city for that matter) ranked in the top 10 city destinations. Certainly an opportunity, and some say challenge, for many Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVB) … [Read more...]