How to Market Yourself as a Contracted Event Planner

If you’re a contracted event planner, whether it's for colleges, weddings, or a corporate setting, you know that marketing yourself is half the job. Your clients won’t just come to you; you have to put in marketing efforts to attract your ideal clients.

Now...it’s time to ask yourself: are you utilizing all marketing outlets to ensure your success as an event planner? We put together three go-to strategies for driving interest, establishing relationships, and ultimately securing dream event contracts.

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Does Your Speaker Agreement Include These 3 Things?

Without a doubt, booking a speaker can take your event to the next level. However, it can often become overwhelming when you start to look at the fine details within the legal agreement. This is the agreement that is securing both you and the speaker throughout the process, after all. It’s important! 

The real question is, where do you even start? We’ve put together three musts when it comes to developing your Speaker Agreement so that you and your speaker are legally secure while working together.

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[Template] How to Write a Professional Event Planner Bio

Event planners represent their event and their organization — to vendors, their audience, sponsors, etc. — so whether you’re a beginner or seasoned, in-house or agency, professional development should still be top of mind.

One thing that all event planners should have on hand is a quick bio. You never know when it’ll be needed! If you’re trying to figure out where to start, we’ve got you covered: check out this basic template to follow so you can knock out a professional biography in ten minutes or less. 

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7 Often Overlooked Event Planning Details

When it comes down to it, event planning is a game of details. That’s because there are SO many to keep track of. Between your multiple audiences (attendees, vendors, volunteers, sponsors, staff) and their various needs, plus all of the typical logistics...it’s enough to make any event planner’s head spin!

So, what details in particular tend to trip event planners up the most when onsite prepping for an event or the day-of? Here are seven to keep in mind, whether you are a veteran or are planning your very first event:

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Straight from the Pros: 5 Event Planning Tips

There’s a lot to juggle with event planning and sometimes, you just need a refresher. So we have asked a few fellow event planners — what are some of your MUST-KNOW tips and hacks for planning events?

Check them out:

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