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Best Event Planning Blogs

17 Kick-Ass Event Planning Blogs (That You Should Be Reading)

We love providing great, useful content for event professionals here at the Convene @ Planning Pod (as well as creating useful event management applications and tools), but we also love reading what other insightful industry gurus have to say. A great thing about our industry is how open people are and how willing they are ...

Event Client Feedback and Input

When your event clients give you tough love … listen

It’s hard starting your own business from scratch, building it from nothing, generating stable revenues, getting an office, bringing on employees. And even if you love it, even if you have an undying passion for it, you can always feel the pressure to keep up with the competition, to keep growing, to keep learning, to ...

11 clever tricks for dealing with difficult event clients and customers

If you have worked in any service-based business, you have encountered difficult customers, and event planners, event venues, caterers, florists and other event professionals certainly have their fair share of them. When it comes to difficult event clients, there are several types: The Know-It-Alls – They could do your job as well as or better ...

5 Irreverent Words That May Save Your Event Business

5 Irreverent Words That May Save Your Event Business

Note: This post contains copious amounts of F-bombs, so if you are easily offended, STOP READING NOW and maybe grow a thicker skin; it will also help you in running an event business … or any other business, for that matter. Say this with me … “I don’t give a fuck.” Repeat … “I don’t ...

Event Planning as We Know It Is Over (Welcome to a Brave New Era)

Event planning spans back thousands of years to the earliest royal pageants, pagan festivals and village gatherings, with hands-on coordination and personal relationships being the core skill sets for those very early “planners”. Event planning and management as a profession has its roots in the early 20th century when wealthy families starting hiring other people ...

Seven Do’s and Don’ts of Discounting Event Services

Most of the marketing books I have read over the years have discouraged discounting because of two reasons: 1. You train your customers to always buy your product/service at the discounted price so that they will wait to buy until they can take advantage of the next discount. 2. You are tacitly saying to your ...

How to gear up for event season / wedding season in 6 steps

Here in the USA, we are deep in the November doldrums, which means that event season is nearly upon us. Caterers are prepping for banquet season, which starts here in a few short weeks, while wedding season officially starts during the holidays when newly engaged couples start to search for event planners. And convention season ...