Friday, December 30, 2005

Press + Accolades

Expert Insight on the Business of Weddings

Liene is frequently sought out for her insight on the impact of weddings on business, as well as trends related to the consumer behavior of millennials and engaged couples. Her expertise has been featured in more than 100 media outlets and Special Events Magazine named her one of "12 Young Event Professionals to Watch." Here is a partial list of her media features:
wedding business expert

Accolades

A partial list of accolades from clients and colleagues:

"In an industry that is largely a constellation of small to mid-sized businesses, the work of Liene Stevens can be the difference between "working in weddings" and operating a profitable business. The wedding industry is undergoing a major generational shift and when it comes to understanding the millennial bride, Liene is the expert, hands down." -- Xochitl Gonzalez, Co-Founder, AaB Creates

"I didn't come here to learn about parenting, but your talk just helped me understand my 21 year old twins." -- engage!14 attendee

"I've completely underestimated you all these years. You are a rockstar and know your stuff." -- Simon T. Bailey

"Liene has the business sense of someone at least twice her age, the wisdom of a seasoned professional, the intelligence that would make Mensa proud, the quiet humor and sass of the best stand-up comic, and a heart of pure gold. If you haven't had an opportunity to hear Liene speak, make it a priority." -- Jody Taylor-Smith

"I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! I've been telling everyone about you." -- Colin Cowie

"You were worth every single penny. I would have paid double." -- Marcy Blum

"We are loving the market research from Liene Stevens!" -- Men's Wearhouse

"Liene Stevens is one of the most thought-provoking and intelligent women I know." -- Angela Desveaux, Publisher, WedLuxe Media

"We didn't realize until proposal writing how much Liene Stevens impacted our thinking with her brilliant presentation." -- Heather Arak-Kanofsky and Susan Turnock, Gifts for the Good Life

"Truly, Liene is the most intelligent woman in the wedding business!" -- Maria Baer, Ritzy Bee Events

"You were a success! Every single person raved about your presentation, your witty delivery and the content." -- Donna Von Bruening, President, Savannah Wedding Professionals

"Liene's insight is exceptional and her wisdom unparalleled." -- Paige Chenault, Founder, The Birthday Party Project

"I have known Liene for several years and really enjoy her passion for people and her ability to communicate clear, definitive ways to increase and improve your business. Liene is not only a sharp business woman but one of the most talented speakers you will come across." -- Stuart Thurlkill, Eyes2See Photography 

"You ROCKED that stage...ROCKED IT!!!!" -- Rebecca Grinnals, Co-Founder, engage! Luxury Wedding Summits

"22 minutes and you singlehandedly changed how I communicate and relate to my assistant. Jump ahead four days -- we are launching a new project together this Spring. We have reworked the sales process for my company and how we bring her on board. We are working together in a way that is already knocking my socks off. All this because you gave 22 minutes of insight that was beyond measurable to a few hundred industry people. Thank you." -- Kara, Love This Day Events


"Liene Stevens has such an amazing mind! She got me thinking about market niches I never once considered." -- Amanda Allen, CEO, Newlywish

"Liene Stevens had the best ideals for starting a company -- and she lives and breathes them." -- Andrea Wasserman, CEO, Sole Society

"Brain and spirit buzzing after the presentation by Liene Stevens. Creative, brilliant, honest." -- Susan Moynihan

"Love your information on millennials! Very helpful." -- Midori Ribbon

"Truly one of the industry's brightest minds and just a lovely person all around." -- Siri Eklund, CEO, Two Bright Lights

"I think Liene has a secret crystal ball hiding somewhere." -- Nancy Liu Chin, Nancy Liu Chin Designs

"Liene Stevens was one of my favorite speakers at Engage . . . I was completely fascinated by her talk. One of my goals is to read as much of her research as I possibly can get my hands on." -- Nancy Ray, Nancy Ray Photography

"I want to thank you for helping me in my business. Being 41 years old, I knew that I was getting out of touch, and you've helped me understand the psychology behind how my customers think, which is definitely different from how I think, and I believe is helping me give my couples better service and an overall experience. I am booking more weddings now, and am commonly hearing that they had gone to a competitor initially, and they feel so much better, or more comfortable with me. I am making an extra effort to use the skills you have taught me. Thank you." -- Maggie May

"Not only is Liene smart, fabulous and an industry leader, she is GENUINE." -- Joy Nudd, Cobblestone Rue

"You are worth every penny and then some." -- Kelly McWilliams

"Liene, you are always 10,000 steps ahead." -- Kathy Romero, Preston Bailey Designs

"Liene's words are great mental detox when there's a lot of white noise buzzing everywhere." -- Carly McCray

"Liene Stevens rocked it on stage! Loved her presentation and fascinating stats." -- Ceci Johnson, Ceci New York

"That must be Liene's secret superpower: making others feel smarter. It's a good one." -- Melissa Jill, Melissa Jill Photography

"Liene Stevens has single-handedly taught me more about leveraging and protecting my business than any other source, conference, workshop or media outlet I’ve come in contact with. Her vast knowledge and continuous education on the subject is what makes her an expert I trust every time. That, paired with her experience and understanding of the wedding industry, makes her a brilliant combination of strategy and smarts. Liene has the ability to leverage brands in stratospheres most barely scratch the surface of. With her, it’s long term growth, not fly by night or flashes in the pan, and I’m fortunate to continue to watch and learn from her every day." -- Harmony Walton, Founder, The Bridal Bar 

"The speakers were inspiring and fascinating – I could listen to Liene Stevens for hours." -- Trisha Dean, Trisha Dean Events 

"Liene is a stupid genius. And by stupid, I mean brilliant." -- Kate Parker

"Liene is the go-to source for understanding demographics." -- Christine March

"After just a week of implementing your tips, our numbers in analytics have doubled." -- Becka Robinson, Studio 222 Photography 

"Your San Francisco workshop was AMAZING! It was incredibly comprehensive, approachable and great fun. I can't imagine a better investment for my business presence." -- Kate Harrison, Kate Harrison Photography

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