OK, so you have decided event planning is your life calling. What area? Do you want to help brides make their wedding dreams come true? Have a soft spot for non-profits? The cooperate life made for you? Maybe you cannot live without sports? Or is it all in the family that makes you complete? Can’t decide? Volunteer.
It’s great advice, and it’s clear that event planning is not for everyone.
It used to be for me.
Before making a political move to Richmond in 1994, I spent almost eight years as Director of Meetings and Conventions for a national association in Washington, DC. Meeting planning seemed to be the perfect career path for me. I was one of the first to earn the coveted Certified Meeting Professionals certification in 1990.
But things change and my career took a different path. Still, I didn’t want to let all of that training and experience to waste. So I wrote a book. It was published in 2001 by Dream Jobs to Go. That outfit is no longer in business as a publisher, but they were kind enough to send me the original file of my book.
And, I’m being kind enough to offer you a free copy. You can download it here.
Or, if you’d rather have a bound copy, you can order it here.
Some of the contact info in the book may be outdated, but the advice is sound. And if you want to be an event planner, it’s a good place to start.
Let me know what you think.