Listen Girl Mentoring + Mastermind Spotlight : Getting to Know Brandi Robinson Peart of B Posh Events
You all know I always talk about the importance of blogging as it is such a vital role in building SEO. Most recently I have been doing my own blog planning and I got really excited as I started to plan. There is so much great content that I will be able to share with you, my Inspired Wedding Planner BFF's ,in the coming month. The first series you will see is my Listen Girl Mentoring +Mastermind Spotlight where I will showcase one of my very own Mentee Listen Girls as they have so much great knowledge to share so first up is Mrs. Brandi Robinson -Peart of B Posh Events.
Tell us about B Posh Event Planning and How it all got started ?
B Posh Events - we are a Metro Detroit based Event Planning Company. We specialize in weddings, however we help plan all types of events rather its social, non social or corporate, you name it and we can help plan it. There is really is no limit when it comes to my ability to plan. How it all started? Well, I recently was having a conversation with one of my good girlfriends and we reminisced about high school days. She reminded me of how I was the "planner" in our group of 12 very close friends. I was in charge of planning all our events, get togethers and I also organized the very first senior trip at our high school. That was a huge accomplishment for me as a 16 year old and further reminds me that I am exactly where I am supposed to be... a planner. I'm walking in my destiny and it feels so good.
What is your Jam?
So my jam is logistics and providing the perfect wedding team. I'm obsessed with connecting all the dots! And I am equally obsessed with providing awesome wedding vendors to create a awesome wedding experience for our couples. I believe in allowing professionals to do their thing. I let the linens company handle the linens, the floral company handle florals, the DJ with music and being the MC, the photographers and videographers capturing all the details. I just prefer to hire professionals and trust them to do their job and help bring my couples vision to life. I run each event like a production. I'm also obsessed with timelines. I believe in keeping everyone on schedule. It keeps things organized and on time.Out of all the weddings I have done,only one wedding ran beyond 10 minutes late and that was because the officiant showed up 30 minutes after ceremony time! I was furious and now that my lead associate planner is licensed to officiate weddings, we won't have that issue again! :-)
What made you apply to be apart of Listen Girl Mastermind and mentoring ?
I came upon Shaun (The Shaun Cox - LOL) on Periscope, my friend Tunisha (owner of Blessed With Crafts), shared a scope where Shaun was officiating a pop up wedding and I was immediately intrigued, so I started following her. Her scopes spoke to my soul! I promise you, I felt like I was looking in the mirror! She reminds me of a seasoned me! LOL She was just on point, her ways of explaining things just completely made sense. I loved that she was so willing to share, educate and just be herself. When she announced the Listen Girl Mentorship program, I jumped on that opportunity so fast! Like, I almost fell running to grab my laptop so I could apply! I knew that with her guidance, she would give me that push I needed to get my "ish" together. And oh boy, has she given me that push! She is genuinely invested in making sure her fellow wedding BFF's are winning!
You recently did a company rebrand , please share more about the process and those things you learned during the process?
Gosh, let me tell you. Rebranding is no joke. Its like giving birth to a baby, minus the stretch marks. I had to be sure that whomever I was going to involve in this process, that they were passionate about my B Posh Events brand. I needed them to believe in me and understand my vision. I needed them to understand my needs and take my brand to a completely different level. I needed them to be patient with me and provide me with like 10 examples to select from regarding logos, templates, etc because I wanted my website to be attractive, untraditionally captivating, and a representation of my personality.
Lots of research needs to be done. Research your market regarding pricing. Really take time to list out the kind of client you want to attract. The content is very important. Be as informative as possible regarding the services you offer, but do not over inform (does that make sense?) Let me tell you what I learned during this process. I needed to be sure to collect every single professional photo that I can from every single photographer I work with for each event. As I was going through all the events I have planned, I have at least 10 events I failed to collect professional photos for. That is very unfortunate and I consider this a loss. Also, reviews. Shaun advised me to get my street cred up (Wedding Wire, FB reviews, Google Reviews) and I did. I reached out to former clients and begged them to complete a review on Wedding Wire for me. You may be great at this wedding planning thing, but how are people going to know that if you don't have reviews from "real clients"?
What types of things has Listen Girl been able to assist you with thus far in your business?
Two words, and that is to, LEVEL UP! Listen, these two words have been a common usage in my household by my husband and son for years. I guess its used and referenced in a game they play called ' Call of Duty", so it never really meant much to me until joining Listen Girl. So, Shaun is straight up, straight shooter no chaser and this is how she mentors you. She gives you the REAL. She guides you in the direction that you say you are wanting to head in.She has provided so much knowledge and samples of tools (The 90/10 Consultation, is amazing, yall need to go on her site and get that ASAP) that has worked best for her. And it is proven that her ways of doing things have indeed been successful ... check her receipts via google and Wedding Wire. Another perk is getting to connect with other wedding planners that are equally invested in being successful business women. Shaun along with the other ladies motivate me and push me to be AMAZING.
If you could give any one piece of advice to aspiring or seasoned wedding planners that are looking to be inspired in their journey what would it be?
To be YOU! One attribute my clients, family and friends compliment me on is that I am not afraid to be myself regardless of any situation I am in. Be confident in what you do and what you stand for. Its perfectly ok to grow and change, but at the heart of it, continue to be YOU, and be a confident YOU. And if there is someone that does not want to work with you, because of your personality or your way of doing things, then I personally believe that maybe that particular business relationship isn't meant to be.
How can other wedding planners in the community connect with you ?
I absolutely love connecting! My goal is to meet as many wedding professionals from around the globe and learn from them all, and if you come to my city (Metro Detroit), hit me up so we can connect and chat!
My IG: bposhevents
My Personal Facebook page: Brandi Robinson Peart
Again Special Thanks Photographers :
Akeem Casey Photography
Teighlor Styles of the Art Institue of Michigan
My Touch Weddings
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Thanks for jumping on the blog and checking everything out ! You know this blogging stuff is important, I share that with you all the time so be sure that after you are finished up here you hop on over to your own blog and get things going over there to boost your own seo! Now enough lecture , let's get to the good stuff, carry out and enjoy your stay. XOXO- Shaun