How we Create Value as Event Planners

Video Review by Megan Steele

As I was perusing the magical world of the Internet the other day, I came across an interesting video about "How to Create Value For your Event Clients." What I specifically found interesting about it was that it was just a simple conversation between two Event Professionals. Now, this video is more targeted towards newer planners, but I think it is a great reminder of where some of our seasoned EPM members may have started.  

The video features Alex Cheung, who actually started the Toronto Special Events Network while he was in school. Alex discusses how he started out, where he is today, and the pathway he carved to get there. The host of this video is Melanie Woodward of Event Planning Blueprint. The video is a little lengthy but is worth the watch. 

My favourite part of the video was the bit about the four pieces of the puzzle which relate to obtaining referrals: Show up on time, Do what you say, Finish what you start, and Say PLEASE & THANK YOU. It sound so incredibly simple, but goes such a long way. As I navigate through my own Event Planning career and grow, I think it's important to talk, learn, and connect. And that's exactly what I feel I get from my membership with EPM and chatting with all of you!