Mid-week Motivation: Networking For Wedding Planners
Hi Lovies + Fellow Dope LUP Members
So this week over in Level Up + Plan we have been talking about the N Word, that's right Networking,discussing the abundant benefits and the oh so challenging challenges. Am I the only one that just loves cuddling up and opening up to a group of strangers, putting yourself on a soapbox to chat about your business? Well , foremost if that is your idea, well you are doing it wrong,So I thought I would share some tips and news you can use.
It's okay to Graze
It's totally awesome if you find an amazing group of people that you can network with off the bat , but keep in mind the sole purpose of networking, it is to connect with other people to grow your network and ultimately generate new business so if you attend one networking event and its not your cup of tea, cool, make the most of it and then on to the next but don't just say I tried that networking thing it didn't work and be done.
Mix it Up
You do realize that all the networking events you attend don't have to be with other wedding professional don't you ? There are so many local networking groups that have great ongoing events, educational workshops and networking opportunities that have nothing to do with weddings. Be sure you aren't missing out on great networking opportunities by thinking to narrow. The beauty of what we do as planner is that people have all kinds of special events in the lives to celebrate so if you can simply connect with people you win. Check out some of these networks to see if there is one in your area:
Association of Bridal Consultants
National Association of Profesional Women
National Association of Catering and Events
International Live Events Association
Search networking events on Eventbrite and Meetup.com
Search Facebook online for local networking groups unique to your area.
Create Your Own
If the type of networking event that you aspire to be apart of does not exist , then create it. There are people just like you that are craving a rodckstar network to be a part of and thrive in. Networking doesn't have to be this big super organized overly thought event but if done right it is how solid and strong that network is that matters. Reserve a table at a restaurant or favorite bistro post your event on www.meetup.com or www.eventbrite.com and sale free tickets and everyone be responsible for their own food and beverage. It can be that simple. Taking the initiative to start your own networking event also positions you as a leader among your peers.
Shaun Cox of www.TheShaunCox.com. Shaun Cox is a Wedding Planner , Wedding Industry Mentor based in
offering training, consulting and education of Wedding Planners and wedding creatives nationwide. Shaun Cox is the owner of Cue the Champagne Event Planning + Design Chattanooga and Cleveland Tennessee Premier
Wedding Planning and Event Studio Owned by Coordinator and Senior Wedding and Event Planner Shaun Cox.
Cue the Champagne Event Planning + Design offers Wedding Day Event Management Services formerly known as Day of Wedding Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, Elopement Planning and Event Design Services for all your Social and Corporate Events.
Cue The Champagne Event Planning + Design caters to Weddings and Events
in Cleveland Tennessee, Chattanooga Tennessee, and surrounding Tennessee, North Georgia Wedding locations and Worldwide.
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