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

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

 

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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

 

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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

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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

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Tips for Using a Rented Helium Tank Safely

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Rented helium tanks allow you to fill balloons with helium for hours of enjoyment. Since helium stored in tanks is under high pressure, make sure that you exercise caution when transporting, storing or using a rented helium tank to avoid injury. Note the following tips to help you use your rented helium cylinder safely.
Safety tips

  • Read all warnings and instructions on the rented helium tank or provided by the rental store before use.
  • Remove the regulator and tightly secure the cap on the rented helium tank to prepare it for transporting.
  • Use care when handling the rented helium tank and always keep it in the upright position.
  • To move the rented helium tank, strap it to a wheeled dolly.
  • Follow safe lifting practices when loading and unloading a rented helium tank.
  • Secure rented helium tank when transporting it in a vehicle.
  • Only transport and use a rented helium tank in a well-ventilated area.
  • Do not allow helium-filled balloons to contact overhead power lines. Electricity can flow through a balloon’s string and cause electric shock or electrocution to the one holding it. In addition, foil balloons reportedly have caused power outages by hitting power lines. Some states, such as California, require each foil balloon be weighted and have attached to it a statement warning of the dangers associated with the balloon contacting an electrical line.
  • Do not breathe helium from balloons. Helium is a non-flammable, colorless, odorless, tasteless, inert, non-toxic gas, but inhalation of it can deprive the lungs of oxygen and lead to asphyxiation.
  • Keep unauthorized individuals away from the rented helium tank.
  • Always keep watch over the rented helium tank.

Setup

  • Set rented helium tank in the upright position on a flat, level surface.
  • Either place the rented helium tank in a stand or secure it to a post, tree or wall to prevent it from tipping over.
  • Check all of the parts of the rented helium tank for wear, damage and leaks before use. Contact your rental store immediately if you find the tank or any of its parts to be faulty.

Instructions

  • Use the rented helium tank only for filling balloons.
  • Attach balloon regulator to rented helium tank.
  • Point the rented helium tank’s valve away from you and then open it slowly.
  • Inflate balloons with the rented helium tank to a round — rather than pear — shape to allow for expansion. Over filling can cause balloons to break, which may lead to a shortage of helium.
  • Tightly secure the valve(s) on the rented helium tank after each use to prevent helium from escaping.
  • Dismantle rented helium tank and reattach its cap when not in use.

…. Safe ballooning

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

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Marketing Your Event

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Marketing and promoting your event is vital to the success of your meeting or event and should be taken seriously.  Your marketing should show the potential attendees why they need to attend and WIIM (What’s In It For Me), what they will get from your meeting or event.

Your marketing and promotions should be in line with your goals and objectives.  If done right promoting will be easy.  Here you need to demonstrate to the vendors, sponsors, donors, decision makers, and attendees that you have an event/meeting people want to attend.

Get attention with your marketing, pull from your goals/objectives and spark the interest of your target audience and guide them to how they can attend – make it easy.  Define your marketing message.

* What are your goals/objectives?

* What is the financial goal?

* Who should attend?  Why?

* What will the attendees get out of attending?

There’s nothing like attending a boring meeting and finding out it is boring when you get there; so you should pay careful attention making sure the attendees know what they are going to get out of this meeting.  Even if it’s a mandatory meeting you should still focus on goals and objectives, get them to buy-in and build excitement.  This can only lead to a more successful meeting or event.

… Marvelous Marketing

Pharice Brown

Word of Mouth Events & Planning
Bladensburg, MD 20710

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