Trying out Postable – online mailing list organizer

Social media is so great. If you follow me on any of the services I use, you know that I’m a lover. I also love the ease of use that goes with connecting over email, FaceTime, and texting…all the wonderful technologies we have.

However. HOWEVER. I miss the fun of getting letters, of finding a gorgeous envelope peeking out from amid the magazines and business mail. I know – we have to conserve resources. And postal mail should be saved for special occasions. Still, I’ve resolved in 2013 to be more personal in my communications, because I realize that is what speaks to me as a user of social media, as a consumer, and as a person. Part of that will be to send more letters.

Strangely enough, it’s hard to keep track of everyone’s address. I remember having a black leather address book, with tiny alphabet tabs down the side, edged in gold. Those days are gone. Excel isn’t really cutting it for me, not with the multiple groups and interests I have as an event planner. So I’m trying out Postable, and I would love for you to connect with me there. Who knows – perhaps you’ll get something fun in the mail from me soon.

Oh, a bonus – Postable is also great for your bride and groom clients to collect addresses in order to send wedding invitations. I imagine it could also be opened on a tablet like iPad and used at an event to facilitate signups or registrations. Enjoy!

{ Be a Better Event Planner } Handling client email

Wrapping up a recent corporate event, I noticed that there were 258 emails in the folder I had set aside for this client. I’m sure there will be a few more when you take into account post-event recaps and invoices. Even with the low, conservative estimate of five minutes spent working on each emailed request or action item, that’s almost 21 hours of event planning work based on emails alone. In reality it’s probably far more.

As an event planner, are you accounting for the work you do over email when you are estimating the job for the client and planning out your workflow? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks to Ramberg Media Images for the graphic.