The following are tools, templates, books, conferences and tech programs that I've found useful as an event planner and/or currently use to improve my daily processes.
FREE GUIDES & WORKBOOKS
Determining your pricing structure, particularly when you are just starting out, can be quite difficult. This free workbook will take you step by step through the process of calculating and determining the best rate for your event and wedding planning service.
In this worksheet you will learn how to identify your ideal customers, create a client avatar for your brand, focus your business for high-end luxury clients and ultimately increase your event planning business growth by learning more about your clients.
Finding clients for your event planning business can be difficult. In this list I share over 140 event and wedding planning websites and blogs where you can list your event planning services to increase your client list dramatically.
A client avatar is essential for understanding who your ideal clients are, their challenges and how your business and your services can help to solve them. This free workbook walks you through the process of creating your unique client avatar.
EVENT PLANNING CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
RECOMMENDED EVENT PLANNING TOOLS & APPS
Eventbrite: If you are looking for a reasonably priced registration management system Eventbrite is the one. The program is extremely user-friendly and setting up an event is a breeze for event organizers.
Use Event Temple to automate all your follow ups and prospecting so you can sell more deals and book more event planning clients with ease.
Aisle Planner is a cloud-based solution for wedding planners, enabling them to more efficiently organize events and collaborate with clients, vendors and venues in a streamlined, time saving program.
Canva makes design simple for everyone. If you do not have the money to hire a graphic designer and no access to a design program such as photoshop, Canva is for you. Create branding graphics, invitations, posters & more.
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