My Philosophy on Successful Events

Events are the most wonderful things to plan, as usually they are all about celebrating happiness. When I begin to plan an event- big or small- I like to do a few key things to make sure everyone has the ultimate joy.

1. Identify the event objectives and intentions.
2. Create a budget (even for home events this is helpful).
3. Make a timeline and share with everyone participating. Outline each person's role in the steps to ensure the best communication.
4. Communication, Communication, Communication. At every step make sure everyone is aware of your activities, goals and outcomes. 
5. Add in your (the event planner or host) thoughtfulness and creativity.

For examples of above and more information:
I will be guest speaking at UCLA in Mark Stern's Professional Selling: A Practical Approach- in Los Angeles February 26th -

And, teaching a four hour "How to become an Event Planner" course at SUNY Ulster in Kingston, NY  March 29th -
Look under the heading NEW CAREERS