WeddingIQ is Everywhere!

WeddingIQ is Everywhere!

Hey, wedding pros! I'm excited to share that my monthly article for WeddingWire's Education Center and ProBlog is live today. I've written about the negative impact that a common personality trait, that of being a people pleaser, can have on your wedding business.

WeddingIQ is also going to be represented at two separate wedding industry conferences in the next couple of weeks. This coming Monday, February 1, Kyle and I are featured speakers at The Planners Suite event at Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia. We'll be speaking on the topic of copyright: both as it pertains to protecting your own website from plagiarism and properly requesting and utilizing professional photographers' image in your marketing.

 

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WeddingIQ Speaking at AWP June Meeting!

WeddingIQ Speaking at AWP June Meeting!

Kyle and I are very excited to announce that we'll be speaking together at the June meeting of the Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC! Our presentation, titled "Sailing Through Crisis: Steering Your Business Through Personal Disaster," will offer attendees tangible advice on preparing their business in advance for times they may need to step away to handle personal issues. From streamlining and systematizing your operations, to having emergency backup plans in place, to developing a support network that actually supports you, there are ways you can ensure your business continues to thrive even when it's not your main focus. (This is something we know plenty about, and we'll be sharing our stories as well!)

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Join Us for WeddingIQ on Wheels!

Join Us for WeddingIQ on Wheels!

Wedding pros in the Maryland/DC/Northern Virginia area, we hope you'll join us tomorrow night (Wednesday, April 29th) from 6:30-9pm for our first WeddingIQ shindig! We'll be at SkateZone in Crofton, MD - right on Route 3, close to Route 50 and I-97. Admission is just $2 and skate rental is just $2!

No nametags, no business cards, no guest speakers - just a ridiculous evening of skating, video games, bad snack bar food and hilarity. Whether you plan to be on wheels or just laugh from the sidelines, it'll be the most low-key, fun "networking" event you've attended in ages. Who knows, there may even be an afterparty at one of the nearby bars (something that shouldn't surprise anyone who knows us!)

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Join Us for Our Presentation at The Planners Suite Conference!

Join Us for Our Presentation at The Planners Suite Conference!

We're so excited to have been invited to speak at The Planners Suite, a comprehensive full-day conference for wedding planners on January 25, 2016 at Top of the Town in Arlington. Hosted by Completely Yours Events, this educational event will offer seminars and breakout sessions on all aspects of planning, including sales and marketing, finances, technology and design.

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Planning for Success: Sage Wedding Pros

 Planning for Success: Sage Wedding Pros

I've been a big fan of Sage Wedding Pros for a long time - I've followed their blog forever, and spent three years as a local host for their awesome Thursday Therapy networking concept. Michelle Loretta and Kelly Simants are two of the warmest, most genuine leaders in the wedding industry, and I'm proud to consider them friends as well as colleagues.

With that said, I was delighted to hear they're bringing The Simple Plan, their business planning workshop, to the Washington, DC market this summer. Having a business plan is so important, and even if you didn't have one in place when you started (raises hand) it's never too late to get your business on track.

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