It’s time for OUR change!

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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?

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 overpriced healthcare expenses? 

PASS IT ON!

Enjoy Your Day…

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On your Big Day, your Wedding Day, (or other special occasion) you should not have any disruptions that take you away from enjoying yourself, your future spouse, your family and friends. With this thought in mind I have a few suggestions to help make your Day a much more enjoyable experience.

First Suggestion – Put Someone Else In Charge (The Step-In)

I realize this can be a difficult suggestion to follow for some people but please trust that it will make a world of difference to have someone else in charge for a short amount of time.  Now, to insure that this is a positive difference, this person is not just someone attending the wedding or your second cousin twice removed who really wants to help, this person is someone you trust to make decisions, they know you, your likes and dislikes and they understand when you would say yes or no.  Remember they are there to help so try to pick someone you get along with and can effectively deal with other people and possible difficult situations.  Their job is to take care of any situations that may arise on your Wedding day, situations that the Wedding Planner, Caterer, or Hotel Manager might ask you about are now handled by your Step-In. It has to be understood that the Step-In now speaks for you and what they say goes.  You should not hear about any problems till after the wedding, preferably after the honeymoon or longer if you can take not knowing.  Here’s the bottom line, things happen, people bring an extra guest, did not tell you they are now vegetarian for some unexplained reason or the they can’t sit next to Aunt Anne because it “may start something”.  Remember whatever the problem the Step-In can take care of it and you can hear about it later – Enjoy Your Day (and remember to give a big Thank You to your Step-In)…

”We look forward to earning your business.”

Deidra D. Thompson, Professional-In-Training (P.I.T.)
Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

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What Does an Event Planner Really Do?

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If you read our post ‘What is Event Planning?’ you now have an idea of what an event is and a short list of the types of functions that are considered events.  It is important to say that, being an event planner is no easy job and can require evenings, late nights, weekends, and holidays.  Because you will be contacting other businesses there are going to be a lot of work to be done during what are considered core business hours.  The amount of time, and when, you have to commit will be based on your specialty and type of event.  Social events generally will require more nights, weekends, holidays, and even seasonal functions depend on their area of expertise.
Event planners are the go-to professionals when there is a lack of time or knowledge of how to successful organize and plan a particular event.  Individual planners can step right in and give the event the attention it deserves.  Large businesses and corporations call on even planners to produce a variety of events – fundraisers, black tie galas, golf tournaments to trade shows with thousands of attendees – that are organized each year.  Depending on the event like, conventions can run over a period of days and require close attention to detail, organization and coordination of the convention logistics.

While many event planners specialize in one or two events styles, especially those who are self-employed. Regular tasks event planners perform depend on a couple of factors, including the type, size and location of event. The level of experience also determines event planners’ duties.  For example entry-level planners may focus solely on logistics, while more senior planners may coordinate all the resources needed to carry out an event. The duties are usually broken up into the following steps:

  • Research: Planners must conduct required research, establish expected outcomes and produce outline of the event (including attendees, participants and/or contributors). This is when the logistics and organizational needs are identified along with the necessary resources required to successfully produce the final event.
  • Design: Coordinators visualize and make evaluations of the scale needed to meet the goals and determine the elements that will supply the characteristics of the desired event.
  • Organization: This phase may include locating a site or venue, catering, decorations, entertainment, travel arrangements and other accommodations.
  • Supervision: Vendors and others will need to be coordinated and supervised by the planner.  The event planner will be the point-of-contact.
  • Evaluation: This involves answering the questions regarding the delivery of the final production.  The planner will evaluate the good aspects and items that may need a little fine tuning to ensure the smooth run of future events.   Don’t forget this is also where client feedback will be presented.

    In short an even planner coordinates the logistical and operational aspects of events and meetings. When working with a public celebrations and private affairs, professional event planners manage each phase of the experience.

    ~ Here’s to a solid foundation for your new business.

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Hello my name is Pharice Brown, President of Word of Mouth Events & Planning based in Bladensburg, Maryland.  Word of Mouth is a full service event and meeting management firm, with many exciting events planned for 2014 and 2015.  We would like to extend an invitation to partner with Word of Mouth Events & Planning in making our 1st Annual Etiquette Academy an enriching and successful experience.  The Academy will be held on September 13, 20 and 27th, 2014; this is our principle youth outreach event of the year.  The curriculum is designed to provide 45 students over a 3 week period, a competitive edge in life by teaching them the art of social and business etiquette, fine dining, modeling techniques, grooming, attire and other progressive social skills; such as environmental responsibility and giving back to the community.  Our mission is to enhance the personal and professional lives of each student through self-esteem building and social graces.

Preteens and teens are at a stage in their lives where key elements needed for proper social and professional development can be valued and used on a daily basis to make an immediate impact on their environment.  This academy will begin by exposing our youth to the rules of the corporate and social structures, exploring why these rules are needed and how they are properly utilized with practical application to successful incorporation into their daily lives.  Our self-esteem building utilizes modeling skills, proper make up application, grooming, and hygiene instruction will give them confidence to show their individuality in a constructive and positive way.

We will finalize the Academy by hosting a formal dinner for our Academy graduates; to include a presentation to our honored sponsors with photo opportunities and media coverage.  This opportunity will allow the students an opportunity to show off the formal skills they have learned with parents, family, sponsors and press.

This event will allow you the opportunity to be a positive community contributor and will offer excellent exposure for your company. It will also start the beginning of long term mutually beneficial working relationships and a better overall society.  We appreciate your consideration for this proposal. You may contact me email at pbrown@pharicebrownandassociates.com for the sponsorship information.

Thank you in advance for your time and support.

Sincerely,

Pharice Brown, President / CEO
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Superbowl Is February 2!

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By: Kristina Poloncarz and Sandy Nichols Nye

Take the strawberries and dip 3/4 way into chocolate sauce. Take your piping bag or a zip lock with the corner tip cut and pipe white thick frosting for the football design… love these.

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Whether your guests are competitive and want to see who can achieve the longest drive on our virtual golf simulator, or want to relax and shoot a game of pool, sports bars and game rooms are ideal for accomplishing both. Our vast inventory of immaculate games varies from old school favorites to virtual simulators. We have games to fit any theme and budget! Add games to your next hospitality suite or reception to take your event to the next level.

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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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Whether your guests are competitive and want to see who can achieve the longest drive on our virtual golf simulator, or want to relax and shoot a game of pool, sports bars and game rooms are ideal for accomplishing both. Our vast inventory of immaculate games varies from old school favorites to virtual simulators. We have games to fit any theme and budget! Add games to your next hospitality suite or reception to take your event to the next level.

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What Does an Event Planner ‘Really” Do?

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By: Pharice Brown

If you read our post ‘What is Event Planning?’ you now have an idea of what an event is and a short list of the types of functions that are considered events.  It is important to say that, being an event planner is no easy job and can require evenings, late nights, weekends, and holidays.  Because you will be contacting other businesses there are going to be a lot of work to be done during what are considered core business hours.  The amount of time, and when, you have to commit will be based on your specialty and type of event. 

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Whether your guests are competitive and want to see who can achieve the longest drive on our virtual golf simulator, or want to relax and shoot a game of pool, sports bars and game rooms are ideal for accomplishing both. Our vast inventory of immaculate games varies from old school favorites to virtual simulators. We have games to fit any theme and budget! Add games to your next hospitality suite or reception to take your event to the next level.

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DIY More than Weddings

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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

 

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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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