Well It’s About Time!

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In 2007 the bottom began to noticeably fall out of the real estate market and in 2008 the stock market crumbled taking the futures of hardworking American families. From that to 2009 the country has slid into a full blown recession and some of the highest unemployment numbers in 30 years. As we all know, recession is a word everyone refuses to say and hates to hear it even more.

With the recession thousands of jobs were lost, millions of hard working families have gone into foreclosure, retirees lost their entire life’s savings and across the country we saw more and more “Going out of business” signs hanging on businesses that have faithfully supported many communities for years. We, as a country have been left wondering what was going to happen next. We watched the news day after day to hear that the government was giving “TARP” and “bail out” money to “big banks”.

But where is the bail out for those that have sacrificed and poured their sweat, blood and tears into building a comfortable future?

Here we are in 2014 and things are not much better! Where is the bail out for those that are working double time to keep up with the rising pain at the pump, 50% utility hikes, ever shrinking funds for ever increasing grocery costs and un-affordable healthcare expenses?

Here is the opportunity to bail ourselves out! It’s time for OUR change!

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This is a great opportunity to become content in this important event. Please share.

I look forward to hearing from you soon,

Pharice
Word of Mouth Events & Planning
866-905-9002 x 102

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Is There a Place For You as an Event Planner?

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By: Pharice Brown

There are two markets for events, corporate and social.  Corporate can also include charities and nonprofit organizations.  Because these entities seek to increase their visibility they utilize special events to increase their consumers and contributors.

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~ Here’s to happy clients and a growing business.



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DIY More than Weddings

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Article By: Mandee

Yes, DIY Wedding and Event Decor is full of ideas for weddings but, remember, most of these ideas can also transfer to other events likes rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, birthdays, showers, anniversary parties, fundraising gala, proms, school dances and the like.

Centerpieces, themes, table layouts, buffets, decor ideas can apply to all kinds of events. Just because an idea is written with a wedding reception in mind, doesn’t mean you can’t adapt it for your own event.

Becoming inspired for your event, whatever it is, the one of the main goals here. You may not be able to use all the ideas included for your particular theme or scheme, but you might also be inspired by one of the ideas so you can build it and make it your own.

Look through the category drop down box on the sidebar for the element or theme you are planning to use. Click through to the articles that deal with this/these and prepare to get lots of ideas. You’ll sift through them later and decide if they are something you can use, adapt or chuck.

The point is, in the beginning you need a lot of information to stimulate and get your planning muscles working. The internet has made a world of difference in research. There are billions of pages out there and lots will deal with your main goal.  Find them and use them! Your event will be better off for having done this.

 

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

 

Toll Free Phone and Fax: (866) 905-9002 ext. 102#

 

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Planning Made Easy-er

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Think about the motivation you have for planning your meetings/events.  Now create your goals and objectives, these will be the emphasis of the production of your meeting or event.

Here are some items to keep in mind:

* Economic Climate

* Staffing

* Budget

* Vendors

* Timeline

* Target Audience

* Contracts

Plan your event keeping the stakeholders advised of the details, you want to keep them engaged in the planning process, since they are interested in the success of the event also.  Take control of the process select a skilled team, delegate and set deadlines for assignments and tasks.  Your goal is to keep people on track in a professional manner; you will express your leadership and earn their respect.  This will also help when encouraging them to strictly adhere to the set deadlines.

Keep in mind you are responsible to the stakeholders/managers so you should be the master communicator while implementing and monitoring the planning process.

… Now that was easy

 

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

 

Toll Free Phone and Fax: (866) 905-9002 ext. 102#

 

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Others are getting married, but you are getting DIVORCED!

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Yep YOU are SINGLE AGAIN!

NO MORE …

Late nights waiting up
Cell phone checking
Answering a million questions!

Yes you are FREE so why not celebrate with a “I’m Single Again Party”!

The Divorce is given

How about …

A makeover
gym membership
Culinary classes!

Let’s get your friends together for some food, beverage and entertainment – time to find YOU again!

Call us today and begin your celebration.

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Toll Free Phone and Fax: (866) 905-9002 ext. 102#

Join Word of Mouth Events & Planning on Facebook for all your event and meeting planning needs and post your events here too.  We have given you our best information to make any event or meeting a success; follow our blog.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Get your Attendees to the Meeting Site

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles:  Get your Attendees to the Meeting Site

Thinking about all the different forms of domestic and international travel options: air private or chartered jets, helicopters, public or private cars, trains, yachts, ocean liner, limo, horseback, bus – chartered and public, taxi and even by foot.

The truth of ht matter for a majority of your meetings will use commercial air to get your attendees local.  Once they arrive to the host city they will use a variety of ground transportation services to move around the city.

Think about what is most economical for your attendee in most cases they will be covering their own travel expenses.  There are some cases when you will need to cover travel for celebrity, special VIP guests.  Since air travel is the norm in most cases.  Contact the major airlines for rates and regulations, make sure to ask for the current fees and promotion for checked baggage and carry ons.  Consider how far they are from your meeting place.  Don’t forget the smaller air ports, some are able to provide more efficiency and cost less.  For assistance don’t forget to check with the local Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) they are a very knowledgeable resource.

When considering airlines contact them and ask about their meeting programs.  A program could include: Free tickets based on volume and group fares and discounts.  Beware there are some times when no group discounts are available.

Be prepared to answer the following questions when booking with the airline:

* Starting location for passengers

* Meeting destination

* Date and time of event

* Number of passengers

Check with each airline, some airlines require a different passenger number to be considered a group, but the Sales Office will be able to help you secure seats and save money when possible.  You can also offer a testimonial via social media for future possible discounts.  Then you sign the contract will be given a group number.  Take this number and publish it on your meeting materials.  Make sure they know to use this number to associate themselves with this group and qualify for the special rate when booking their flight.  The savvy trailer may opt to use frequent flyer points or miles, travel discount sites, travel club like AAA.

… Organized travels

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Toll Free Phone and Fax: (866) 905-9002 ext. 102

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Hello … I’m Having an Event!

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Ok so now you have your target audience and you need to let them know you have some place for them to be and why.  Here are a few ways to reach out to them:

* Website                                       * Past Attendees                      * Poster/Flyer

* Email Blast                                 * Text Message                         * Referral

* Blogs                                             * Fax                                            * Networking

* Email                                            * Press Release                         * Newspaper

* Radio/Internet                        * Commercial                            * Word of Mouth

* Signage                                       * Feature Article                       * Other Events

Here’s where you show your marketing plan to the world.  You can use as many of these outlets as you like that will “touch” your target audience.  You will also need to consider you marketing budget and the cost of each and which will provide the best ROI (return on investment).  Also be thinking ahead to your next event.  On you r attendee registration form create a line for them to tell you where they heard about your event.  Keep this information on hand for planning similar events to create a list of the best places to advertise based on the number of people reached, this will tell you where to advertise more.  It’s up to you to market in best places for maximum results.

… Be heard.

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Toll Free Phone and Fax: (866) 905-9002 ext. 102#

Join Word of Mouth Events & Planning on Facebook for all your event and meeting planning needs and post your events here too.  We have given you our best information to make any event or meeting a success; follow our blog.

Come and see all Word of Mouth Events & Planning has to offer to make your next event or meeting a success.