Distinguishing Between “Urgent” and “Important”

“What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower A powerful statement that is all too true. The clearer the line is between urgent and important, the smoother your event planning will be. For example, if you’re planning a bride’s wedding, everything is considered important, and with good…

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Stay Flexible & Adaptable

“The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.”–Kakuzo Okakaura No matter how organized and prepared you are, sometimes you just can’t avoid the fact that event planning is an unpredictable business. There will always be tasks and obstacles that pop up along the way; the best way to handle these unforeseeable moments…

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Close The Day!

By: Event Planners Association | Date: 04/03/2017 Event planning can easily feel like a 24/7 job, especially if you aren’t stern and diligent about placing a hard stop to your work day. Doing so not only gives you time to decompress, but it also allows you to reflect on the day’s work. This may sound like…

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Prioritize Your Deadlines

By: The Event Planners Association | Date 03/29/2017   Whether you are a self-employed event planner or an employee of an event planning company, you have a TO-DO LIST full of all kinds of different tasks that are fighting for attention. It may include finalizing a project for one client, working on an estimate for…

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Outline Your Day

By: Event Planners Association | Date: 03/28/2017 It’s our M.O. as event planners to be overly organized, but why leave room for error when you can outline your job every step of the way. Outlines are needed for a variety of things. They help make things easier, organized and lessen the chance for error. Need…

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Establish Your Goals & Vision

By: Event Planners Association | Date: 03/27/2017 When you’re a successful event planner, attending to all the small details of an event is part of your magic sauce. That is exactly why event professionals suggest that before planning anything, the planner should clearly articulate the purpose of the event, who it’s for, their vision for…

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