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7 traits of successful event planners & business owners

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There are certain event professionals we look up to.

Not necessarily the ones making millions, but the ones who are growing their business year after year, seem to have everything under control and have a constant stream of BIG clients.

Have you ever wondered what they all have in common? Yes, each one is hardworking, organized and probably presents themselves pretty well. But, what is it that takes these people to the next level as #eventprofs and business owners?

And most importantly, have you got it too?

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5 tips to set yourself up for a successful Monday morning

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The life of an #eventprof might involve a lot of late nights but there’s no way to escape those early starts… Want to become a morning person who starts the week ahead of the game? Try these 5 tips!

I am not a morning person. But…I am slowly training myself to be one. Reluctantly, I accepted that I like being a grown up and realized that if I improve my mornings, the rest of life starts to fall into place.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a 5am, yoga and meditation type. I’m the kind of person who hits snooze at least 8 times and then runs around hating my life trying to get to where I’m meant to be on time.

That’s how you know this advice works – if it can help me, it can help anyone.

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5 tips to achieve laser focus and maximum productivity

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The is a snapshot of my brain right now:

Social media, WhatsApp messages, clients wanting immediate responses, a list of 100 vendors I need to email, that colleague talking about the latest donut place that has just opened up… ooh something shiny!

It’s SO hard to focus and get things done with all of the noise that surrounds us. Especially for those of us who have minds that like to wander anyway. We end up becoming reactive instead of proactive and productive.

So, how do we become more focused and efficient?

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3 ways to go from basic networking to super connecting

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Whether you want to build relationships with vendors or book more clients, networking is going to play a crucial role.

If you’re someone who stands at a networking event feeling envious of those other people who look super popular and glide around the room effortlessly starting conversations, this advice is for you.

I can guarantee that the most popular and well connected people in the room are following the 3 tips below. And with a bit of practice, you can be one of them! Read More

What’s on in Nottingham? 5 events to try out this week

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Looking for interesting events in Nottingham? There’s lots going on in this city – you just need to know where to look!

We’re still recovering after eating our body weight in Easter chocolate but we think we’ll be ready in time for the cake based event later this week! Other events in Nottingham include an art exhibition preview, a play, live music in a coffee shop, and 3 academics in pub trying to explain their PhDs over a pint…
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Why #EventParents Make Better #EventProfs.

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It’s the Easter holiday break here in UK. For our US readers, that basically means that all UK schools are off for about two weeks (and universities are off for one whole month!!?!) 

Right smack dab in the middle of busy spring season.

The first year living abroad here, this teeny tiny detail absolutely blindsided me. I had no clue it was coming and found myself scrambling to cobble together childcare and cashing in favors with the grandparents so we could stay business as usual.

This year, my husband and I devised a clever plan to break it up into chunks…We spent a few days off all together basking in the (unusually warm) sunshine in the National Forest last week. Then, he and the kids go off for a few days on an adventure (while I worked) and later, we flip flop as I take the kids to the seaside tomorrow.

No expensive holiday clubs (i.e. daycare camps) that the kids loathe. No FOMO. No problem, right?


You see, it dawned on me this morning as I was leisurely sipping my coffee, not being pulled in eighty billion directions and not having someone ask me to brush the gum out of their hair.

#EventParents make better #EventProfs.

In my daily routine as a parent, these 5 things drive me absolutely bonkers, but also make me more productive, faster and more on top of my game…

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What’s on in Nottingham? 6 events to try this week

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Looking for something different to do in Nottingham? Try one of these! We always try to include a few options and venues that you might not have heard about before… 

This week there’s a chance to learn more about big data thanks to Nottingham Skeptics in the Pub, have a proper Persian night, watch an amateur theatre production,  go to a pop up party in a spa, try a ceramic making workshop, or learn how to sew.

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