Full Special Events Blog

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    This is America
    July 30, 2018
    The world of planning started to change on Sept. 11 and has continued to change through an uptick in mass shootings and the curren ...
  • Glass window
    Prayer, Invocation and Events: Thoughtful Insights to Consider
    July 10, 2018
    Since moving to Mobile, AL from Washington, DC in 2015 I have been struck by the humidity, warmth of the people and yes, I took pi ...
  • Shine & Plan On
    Shine & Plan On
    February 9, 2018
    After all this time, I find myself still in love with event planning. Frankly, this work has been one of my most rewarding relatio ...
  • New Year, New Work Identity
    New Year, New Work Identity
    January 17, 2017
    For many, the New Year is a time to reboot, rejuvenate, and reset from all of those delicious high calorie holiday indulgences. Br ...
  • acrostic for everyone matters containing words to represent important traits
    Everyone Matters
    July 6, 2016
    Years ago when I was working for another employer, I was attending an event where I saw and heard a planner screaming at a wait st ...
  • Advanced Planning
    Advance Planning For Successful Events
    July 5, 2016
    Currently, I am planning an event that is two months away. So pre-planning and scheduling are on my mind. Since joining the Unive ...
  • typewriter keyboard with keys spelling the phrase -- Thank You
    The Power of Two Simple Words
    June 27, 2016
    Recently, I came off a great event in partnership with one of the University's colleges. During the event, I asked a team member t ...
  • Events Can Encourage Diversity
    Events can encourage diversity
    May 9, 2016
    Let's be honest, "diversity and inclusion" have been buzz words in many professional environments for some time. Yet, despite this ...
  • Burnout No More
    Burnout No More
    May 9, 2016
    Recently, I was in a conversation where someone said that they chose joy as a way of living. This simple statement really stuck wi ...