You should mindfully list people that provide a full-spectrum, in-depth assessment in broad brush strokes of who you are, how you operate, what you do and how you do it.
Failure is not something we are taught to embrace. It’s something that we have to deal with because this is life, and life is full of failures. But what smart careerists do to handle failure is something akin to taking hay and spinning it into gold.
Did you realize there are 33 essential skills you must master to be an efficient and effective event organizer? Here’s a preview of PYM’s newest educational series.
Never pretend a connection exists. Rely on your network to provide solid introductions and authentic referrals, and then always pay the kindness forward.
I like to do some reflection during the final week in December. Here’s my process; maybe it will work for you, too.
A few months ago I decided to meet 100 people in 100 days. I hit a few bumps, but overall I’m better for the effort.
Decide in advance what your goals are in attending an event, and how you can best achieve them.
Do your homework before clicking the “register now” button. Your time is money. Invest it wisely.
The slower pace of summer makes networking significantly more rewarding.
The steps to a good, achievable goal include realistic dreaming, specific actions, a time frame and self-discipline.
A SMART goal is: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely. A SMART goal has a built-in plan associated with it, so you can get to work and map your progress from Day 1.
Preparation and following a plan can take the sting out of meeting colleagues for the first time.
Our job is to be committed to providing the best experience we can no matter what the budget.
“Glamorous.” “Exciting.” A great job for the “young and the restless.” “A paid vacation.” If this sounds like the event planning industry to you, you must have been reading the rash of articles appearing in Glamour, Yahoo! and CNN/Money.com lately. But, those on the inside beg to differ: Event planning can be exciting, but it’s not always glamorous, and it’s certainly no paid vacation…