Event planner podcasts to motivate and inspire

EJP Events has recently been featured on a few event planner podcasts, so we’d like to share them with you! I hope you give these worthy programs a listen and let me know what you think.

Image ID: a banner with the text "Events:Demystified", and an image of a woman in business attire with her hand on her chin, leaning on a sound mixing board. This is one of the popular event planner podcasts available.
Tree-Fan Events produces the event planner podcast, “Events: Demystified”.

Events: Demystified

Here’s the first one, from March 2021: The show is called (in-person, virtual & hybrid) Events: Demystified. We’re on Episode 31: The Importance of Time Management and Friendors When Planning a Virtual Event . Anca Trifan of Tree-fan Events has been leading this podcast for over 2 years, and it was so great to work with her on a large virtual event, then to go on her show and talk about it.

Image ID: a black banner with the words "Miracle Workers: A Podcast for planners, by planners." (This is one of the popular event planner podcasts available.)

Miracle Workers: A Podcast for Meeting Planners by Meeting Planners

And the other, from July 2020. This show is called Miracle Workers: A Podcast for Meeting Planners by Meeting Planners. Episode 14, Using Events To Change The World. Amanda and Darryl have been producing Miracle Workers since 2019 as well, and their topics range from “Wi-Fi pricing to last-minute requests for kosher, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-salt meals.” The episode we are on dealt with diversity, and why it’s important to change the world through inclusive events – right up EJP Events’s alley!

In addition to these two podcasts that EJP Events has been featured on, here is a list of some other event planner podcasts that you might be interested in, whether you are in the profession of event planning, wedding planning or production; or thinking about it as a career.

  • She Doesn’t Even Go Here: Unsolicited Musings on Life and Business. By Terrica Skaggs. Terrica is so informative and entertaining, the minutes just fly by and suddenly you’re doing more laps or miles on your treadmill just to have an excuse to listen to another ep. Highly recommended!
  • The Savvy Event Planner Podcast. We haven’t tried this one out yet, but it has been going since 2015, and covers such interesting and timely topics as Active Shooter Protocol and Event Safety; as well as International Event Planning.
  • Talk With Renee Dalo. Renee Dalo is a respected industry veteran, and invites high-level guests such as Liene Stevens, Kirsten Palladino, and Kawania Wooten to talk about everything from entrepreneurship to combating burnout.

Do you have a favorite event planning podcast you want to share? Or helpful tips on how to stay up on the latest event planning news? Leave us a comment, please!

I’m always humbled to receive emails like this.

I’m always humbled to receive emails like this. It’s a big deal to trust someone you haven’t yet met in person to work with you through all the details and issues that come with planning your wedding day. Thank you S&D, and I’m so excited to be working with you in the coming year ❤❤

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Excited to join the content team at New York Institute of Art and Design!

Fun news! Through a partnership with Movable Media and the New York Institute of Art and Design, I will be regularly writing for NYIAD’s design blog on various topics related to event planning.

The first post went live this week and is called, “How to find out what your event planning client really wants.” Like the content here, our NYIAD content is written for and about the event industry professional and corporate event consumer. (For the bridal style blog, please visit The Portland Wedding Coordinator!)

How to Find Out What Your Event Planning Client Really Wants

I am very excited about this partnership and hope you enjoy the articles too. Feel free to share and comment both here and over at NYIAD. Also, if you have an event planning, event design, or event industry topic you’d like me to cover, please feel free to email me directly at info@ejpevents.com.

–Emee

Welcome to our new blog location!

The Portland Event Planner blog has moved here (old URL was weddingcoordinator.blogspot.com). To better reflect the type of content featured here (non-wedding galas, corporate and marketing events, fundraising events, and general business information directed at the event professional), our new URL is:

Please update your bookmarks and RSS and join us here for the same great event planning, corporate event planning, experiential marketing, and to-the-trade coverage that the Portland Event Planner blog has brought to you since 2007. Thank you!

Get published in Oregon Bride magazine!

*** Just wanted to pass on some great info in the industry regarding submissions to Oregon Bride magazine, as received in this email from their editorial staff.  This is a wonderful publication and I’m sure many of you have weddings that meet the criteria. Good Luck! ***

CURRENT DEADLINE:
September 1, 2013 for our Spring/Summer 2014 issue.

WEDDING DATES IN THIS ISSUE:
We are looking for Oregon weddings that occurred between March 15, 2013  and September 1, 2013.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Every issue showcases fabulous, creative, and quintessentially Northwest weddings that celebrate the beauty of Oregon and those who call it home.

We’re interested in couples who a have a great story about their engagement, courtship, wedding, reception and/or honeymoon; have a distinct style, everything from DIY to glamorous gala affairs; and we’re always looking for and inspired by diversity.

Your submission must be exclusive to Oregon Bride.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
Email a link to a small photo gallery of the wedding. (No more than 50 photos, please!) We’ll also need the following information:

First & last names of the bride and groom with their contact information
Date of the wedding
Ceremony and reception location
Vendor list (does not need to be complete)
Short description of the wedding, the couple, or any details you want to share

For more information on how to submit, see Oregon Bride’s website or email … at alisa.welch (at) tigeroak (dot) com.

Here’s to new beginnings!

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I hope that all of you are having a wonderful day, enjoying the promise that the future holds for us. Whatever your political leaning, I hope you'll be reminded that we all have much more in common than we have that is different.  Here' s to an inspiring year! And if you are engaged, may you be just as blissed-out and happy at the end of your wedding as these two looked at theirs. Thanks to Gangsta Bride for the pic!