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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Florida Festivals and Events Association

The Florida Festivals and Events Association promotes and strengthens the festival, event and fair industry in Florida. They offer an Annual Convention and Trade Show Program that targets event planners. The program includes seminars, educational sessions, and networking events. They highlight on different ways event planners can manage and grow their events. Their social networking boot camp informs the attendees the importance of having social media accounts. They explain what it means, how it works, and if it’s beneficial. It’s a very interactive session that encourages the event planners to start operating on the networks that are useful to them. The program offers a “First Timer’s Event” that allows the attendees to have a networking experience. They have different techniques established that encourages the attendees to mingle with one another. Lastly, they have a “Planning & Operating An Outdoor Festival” workshop. It covers the strategies of creating, planning, and operating an outdoor festival. Some things that they highlight on are budgeting, sponsorship, marketing, volunteers, entertainment, logistics, and promotions. The Annual Convention and Trade Show Program is beneficial to the Florida Festivals and Events Association. The workshops that they provide are fundamental not only to event coordinators, but also producers, suppliers, and sponsors. It is important as an event planner to always remain innovative with ideas. All event planners must have outstanding communication skills. That’s how the networking sessions are useful. An event planner’s career is based on building experience. The Annual Convention and Trade Show Program could affect the event planning industry in a positive way. They are enlightening people by offering beneficial techniques that encourages you to stay alert of what’s new in the society. An event planner is to remain aware of the strategies that make a successful event. By attending these workshops, it extends the opportunity for the attendees to broaden their work ethics.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

J. Cole: Coming to Orlando!

The phenomenal artist J. Cole has just released his new album.  J. Cole's shares his version on his highly anticipated debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. After three critcally acclaimed mixtapes, the rapper's first official offering is cementing his place within the fickle yet constantly growing rap industry. With that being said, I have great news for the Central Florida residents. *drum roll please* J. Cole is coming to Orlando this Friday September 30, 2011. He is scheduled to perform at The Beacham located downtown Orlando. This will be an outstanding show that you don't want to miss! With his album just releasing J. Cole will have the opportunity to showcase his new songs at this event. Click here for more information about tickets. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Qualities of A Successful Event Planner (Mindy Weiss)

What qualities make a successful event planner? An event planner consists of leadership, passion, creativity, patience, and maintaining a positive attitude. A popular and inspirational event planner in this business sector is Mindy Weiss. She has proven that there’s no limit to coordinating events. Not only is she an event planner but she’s also a lifestyle expert. She has a book, sponsorship deals, product line, and stationary line. Over the years she’s used her creative ability to expand her brand. Her career began as a party planner and later added wedding planning to the list. One thing that is admirable about Mindy is that she has a great personality and pertains a positive attitude with her clients. Coordinating an event is not the easiest thing to do if there’s no passion in your work. Mindy was able to build a great reputation throughout the years and was granted the opportunity to create weddings and parties for many celebrities. A recent Celebrity couple in the Entertainment Industry that has allowed Mindy Weiss to plan their special day is Tamera Mowry and Adam Housely. “I’ve always wanted an outdoor wedding with lots of flowers,” Mowry tells PEOPLE of the day planned by event planner Mindy Weiss. “I feel so lucky to have this beautiful day marrying my best friend”. Other celebrity clients include: Hillary Duff and Mike Comer; Lala Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony; Nicole Richie and Joel Madden; Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. An event planner should maintain a great reputation and always build a positive relationship with each event opportunity. Most event planners are recognized by word of mouth and past experiences from recent clients. Mindy is a great example of a successful event planner. She hasn’t limited her ability to be a typical planner. Instead, she’s allowed her work ethics to speak for itself. Her mindset is inspirational to those that are seeking a career in this business.