Learn how to create and coordinate successful special events. Develop skills, find resources and gain confidence to plan and produce any size or type of event. This course reveals proven tips, tools, techniques, and procedures used by experts and master event planners to help you avoid embarrassing and costly planning errors or production mistakes.
You'll discover how to select the right suppliers for food, decorations, entertainment, and you'll learn how to effectively employ them within your own budgetary constraints. You'll get easy access to event industry information compiled by and for professional event planners. We'll even point you in the right direction to meet other event and meeting planners and to join a professional association or industry group. You'll be so excited with your newly gained confidence and expertise that you'll want to start planning your next event even before this course is over.
As an independent public relations and marketing consultant, Cynthia Grzelak has created and coordinated hundreds of events ranging from small meetings to large and highly public corporate and charity galas. Her clients include commercial businesses, nonprofit organizations and industry associations. Prior to starting her consulting business in 1986, Cynthia began creating special events while she was a marketing executive for several financial institutions and a fundraising director for a major health care system. She has published her own newsletter, Event Ideas, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of event planning. People want to hear what she has to say about events because she lends creative insight, devises comprehensive plans, invents innovative strategies, communicates with excitement, effectively channels resources of time, money and talent, and reliably produces results.