The Art of Finding a Mentor

The Art of Finding a Mentor

(Editor's Note: Our guest post today comes from a true professional who's generously blogged for us before - welcome Kevin Dennis of Fantasy Sound Event Services! Learn more about Kevin at the end of the post!)

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to start the hunt for a mentor. The wedding industry is chockfull of experienced professionals, so there’s no need to ever feel like you’re in this alone. Once you have even an inkling of the direction you’d like to take, it’s time to find someone that inspires you and can answer questions.

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Why Wedding Vendors Need to Work Together Like a Well-Oiled Machine - and Exactly How to Do It

Why Wedding Vendors Need to Work Together Like a Well-Oiled Machine - and Exactly How to Do It

(Editor's Note: Today's post was submitted by a repeat contributor to WeddingIQ: the wonderful Kevin Dennis of Fantasy Sound Event Services! Read more about Kevin at the end of the post!)

Communication is the key to the success of any event, not only between the couple and the vendors but among the wedding pros themselves. A team that operates like a well-oiled machine is the key to a couple’s dream wedding and can also prepare everyone for any risks related to the special day.

So how does one ensure proper vendor coordination as you head into the Big Day?

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Work/Life Balance? What's That?! And Can It Exist in the Wedding Industry?

Work/Life Balance? What's That?! And Can It Exist in the Wedding Industry?

(Editor's Note: Today we welcome our friend and colleague Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting, with a fantastic piece on whether work/life balance is actually an achievable thing in the wedding biz. Read more about Meghan at the end of the post!)

Ah, the ever-coveted work/life balance. From my experience, most people tend to lean towards one side or the other – rarely is it a 50/50 split. In the event industry, it can be especially difficult to prioritize your time as we’re often dealing with weddings and events on the weekends and weeknights.

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Meeting Techniques for Making the Sale

Meeting Techniques for Making the Sale

(Editor's Note: We're closing out the week with this great guest post from Kevin Dennis of Fantasy Sound Event Services. Read more about Kevin at the end of the post, and be sure to check back Monday for a special announcement regarding WeddingIQ!)

These days, the bottom line isn’t solely about having great products or services and making sure people know about them. Sales play an incredibly important role in the conversion of “I like you guys!” to “I want to book you!”
 
In fact, selling starts as soon as a potential client shows interest- from the ease of contacting you to the look of your office when they first walk in the door (that’s right- time to find a new home for all those mason jars peeking out from around the corner!).  It should be your top priority to make sure prospects look forward to your meeting.

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