The Smart Planner News + UpdatesSunday, January 11, 2009
I'm so excited to share that the Winter 2009 Blogging Bootcamp is sold out! If you'd like to sign up to be on the waiting list, you may do so here.
There will be wedding professionals from five states attending, and I am excited to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones. I will be doing more of these workshops in the future, so be sure that you are subscribed to The Smart Planner (in your fave reader or via email) so you don't miss any updates.
Speaking of social media, here are some other places you can connect with The Smart Planner on the web:
You can follow me on Twitter. Each week I do a different Twitter-only series (see the right side of The Smart Planner for previous series) that offer short thoughts on different topics. This coming week's is entitled 'Teamwork' and will focus on groups working together, whether it is with your own staff, with other vendors on a wedding, or in a mastermind/accountability group. The week following will feature a series called 'Go Big or Go Home' with thoughts on being authentic in business, playing for keeps and having the long-term in mind.
You can join The Smart Planner groups both on Facebook and/or LinkedIn. Building genuine relationships is one of the keys to long-term sustainability in business and both of these groups allow you to meet other like-minded professionals in the wedding industry.
On the right side of The Smart Planner, you will notice a new feature called On The Calendar, which lists which industry events coming up that I'll be attending and/or speaking at. Here is some more information on what's on tap so far:
I will be in Indianapolis in April, speaking on the topic of marketing at Eventology 2009, a business conference for wedding planners. The official website is launching soon, and you can stay tuned for updates on the Eventology blog, as well as follow along with their official Twitter updates and be an Eventology groupie on Facebook. Early bird registration is now open and you can sign up here.
In June, I will be speaking at Engage!09 :: Something Blue in the Cayman Islands. This wedding business symposium is for professionals working in the luxury weddings market and is produced by Rebecca Grinnals of Engaging Concepts. You may remember that Rebecca is one of the two must-follow wedding professionals on Twitter. The Engage!09 website and blog launch on January 15th and you can also join the Facebook fan page for Engage!09 to receive sneak peek updates and meet other wedding pros as well. Registration for Engage!09 opens on February 2nd and is expected to sell out fast, so be sure to mark it on your calendars so you don't miss out!
I receive several requests per week inquiring as to whether or not I offer individual mentoring sessions to wedding planners. The answer is yes, personal mentoring sessions are now a branch of The Smart Planner, and more information can be found here.