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During this hour with Marnie and guest, Lori DeWitt, you'll discover:
1. How to start with the end in mind and set exciting yet reasonable goals for your event.
2. How to budget including important factors you may otherwise forget, and how to prioritize budget line items.
3. Easy-to-miss questions you must ask in advance.
4. How to set ticket prices to cover expenses while attracting the largest audience.
5. Why communication will make or break the experience for your attendees, volunteers, leadership team, and guest presenters, and how to be sure you nail it.
6. How to market for major impact.
7. The critical step many planners miss.
8. The power of the written word and why you must get everything in writing.
9. How to develop a schedule that will bring peace to the event while maximizing opportunities for all involved.
10. Why it ain’t over when it’s over and how to gain the greatest value from post event activities.
Dr. Lori DeWitt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Salisbury University and the founding Executive Director of Faith Filled Women, an interdenominational women's ministry. She is involved in organizing several events each year including an annual regional conference, community service projects, leadership summits, and networking events. Learn more at www.FaithFilledWomen.com
This week on The Shift With Ana & Skip, we have Randy Fuhrman joining us, celebrity caterer and event planner. Randy Fuhrman Events has won numerous industry awards including three for Outstanding Event presented by Special Events Magazine, and the Beverly Hills Golden Palm Award for Innovation in Small Business. The holiday season is here, and what better way to get your parties poppin' than with hot tips from Randy Fuhrman.
Got a party coming up and don't know what to do to wow your guests? Listen in on these amazing tips.
If it is Monday Night....Sweet Tea With A Chaser is on - 9:00 p.m. est. This Monday night we welcome Literary Event Planner and Author Sharon Lucas at 9:15 p.m. Her newly released book is a blue print for planning events. Her more of her story at 9:15 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2015 call in number is 646-478-3527.
On Monday night at 10:00 p.m. "Black Money Matters", open discussion about how we can collaboratively make a difference in our neighborhoods, towns, cities, if we... pool our resources and use them.
10:30 - Open Mic - Would You Marry Again...and How Would It Be Different the Second Time Around.
Sweet Tea With A Chaser - Bryan Mac, Sweet Pea and Gemini... join us...646-478-3527.
Featuring Music by George Benson
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INTERVIEW GUEST: Marsha Reeves Jews, CEO of the Bissell Street Group, noted Speaker, Talk Show Host and the Director of Events for the Herbert Bearman Community Art Gallery.
This Week’s Message: An event planner is, quite simply, someone who organizes an event. When we think of an event we may think of something spectacular, such as the Super Bowl, the Presidential Inauguration, New Year’s festivities in Times Square, or any of the other major events we hear about or see on television. Of course, event planners are needed for all these events. However, event planners also work on thousands of smaller events. Any time people gather together for a purpose, whether it is for a wedding, a conference, a festival, a formal dinner, or the grand opening of a new store, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the event happens and that it is a success. Can you juggle many things at once without missing the details? Are you results oriented but always cautious of the bottom line? If this describes you, then you might have what it takes to become an event planner.
For over 20 years, Marsha Reeves Jews has successfully led her consulting firm, the Bissell Street Group, to international prominence in Business Development, Marketing, Trade Show Management, Awards Ceremonies Production and Events/Meetings/Conference Planning. She has worked with a myriad of companies and in diverse leadership capacities. Her leadership roles have included: Owner of ZZAJ Art Gallery in Harlem; Vice President of Operations for the Modern Day Marine Force in Readiness Exposition; Executive Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Foundation of Maryland; President/COO/Associate Publisher of the Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology Magazine and the Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine; and Producer of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference.
EVENT PLANNER TRAINING - New Ways to Network: The Key to Maximizing Any Event with Marnie and Mary Beth Dunn, The Strategic Connector.
During this program, you’ll discover…
a. How to set goals for incorporating networking as part of any event.
b. How an in-the-event networking opportunity differs from a full-networking event.
c. Multiple Networking Formats, Strategies & Facilitation Tips.
d. How to help guests follow-up with contacts they’ve made.
And more with Marnie & Mary Beth Dunn!
Cynika Drake, of Lavish Lifestyles Concierge will be on today's show chatting up, "What exactly is a Travel Concierge Services and Who is it for and how does it tie into events planning?"
Here's a few deets on our guest today: Cynika Drake, is based in NYC, but provides event planning/travel services all over the country. She has over 14 years of event planning and hospitality experience.
Despite graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and briefly attending Harvard Law School, she ultimately decided becoming a lawyer was not for her. She packed her bags shortly after tragedy struck NYC, and in 2003 moved to Los Angeles. While in LA she tried her hand at acting, and also worked in sales and marketing for two four-star hotels. Over the years she was the go-to person among colleagues, family, and friends for everything from where to take clients to dinner to the newest boutique hotel to open in Capri, to tips on throwing fabulous dinner parties.
In 2007 after much positive feedback and encouragement from others she decided to turn her hobby of travel and event planning into a business. Cynika and her team have had the pleasure to provide services for: Time Warner Inc.,FreshDirect Online Grocery and Delivery, Good Day LA News Anchor Jillian Barberie, Danny Devito, Billy Bob Thornton, Actor Alimi Ballard, Victory Education Partners,The Make A Film Foundation, Dr. Clarence Coleman/Starlight Children's Foundation, The Lisa Raye Show, and many others.
Cynika is also a lifestyle contributor for the Harlem Times newspaper.
Also on today's broadcast, we'll bring you the latest events and fashion industry news and events and of course our Designer Feature of the day.
DESIGNER FEATURE: KC's everyday wear: The Taber Cuff by Brave Leather. It is made of soft Italian tanned leather with solid metal accents.
Shelly Rice is an award winning event planner who has been in business for 26 years. She has produced a wide variety of events including festivals, trade shows, business expos, conferences, workshops, antique shows, health expos, networking events, and community fund raisers.
Shelly is a relationship expert, master connector and a serial entrepreneur. She credits collaboration, risk taking and hard work as her three keys to success. She has collaborated with dozens of business leaders, on events and projects that have benefited small businesses and she has raised both awareness and money for 50+ charitable organizations.
The Life Changing Conference for Women Who Mean Business is Shelly's most current event. The conference features round table business-growth workshops lead by business experts, a content-rich presentation and open networking.
Shelly’s book, ‘I Talk to Strangers’ is being released on November 28th, 2014.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes event planner and small business consultant to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss the building of STACEY J. ENTERPRISE and what it's been like to help others build their dreams.
On Wednesday October 14th, President of Marcy Clark PR & Events and Founder of The Women's Mafia, Marcy Clark will be in our studios, taking us through a beginners intensive on PR HOW TO's. This show will be filled with PR essentials geared to the entrepreneur, small business, and/or beginner PR professional.
Marcy Clark is a New York City based Publicist and Event Planner. Her areas of expertise include publicizing fashion designers, artists, jewelry and accessory brands, interior designers, furniture studios and luxury lifestyle products and services. She has secured placements in top media outlets such as The New York Times, Glamour, Vogue, Perez Hilton, NBC, ABC and much more.
Marcy serves as chair on various non-profit event councils and committees, including serving as a co-chair for GLAAD's prestigious Annual Art Auction. Her connections give her great pull and influence to use for client and Women's Mafia events. Marcy is also hired by renowned PR Firms to assist on tech, fashion and lifestyle projects.
And if that isn't already an information-packed show, we will bring you the usual weeks "In-The-News" and "Must-Attend-Events," as well as, our designer feature of the day.
Designer Feature: Chains & Crystals Necklace by Adia Kibur
The Chains & Crystals Necklace is a glamorous necklace with variations of multi-chains tightly woven together and embellished with crystals for added shine and shimmer. It comes with a silver links extension for size adjustment and an easy to use lobster enclosure to easily put on or take off.
Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist Shatonia Amee, has styled celebrities like Naturi Naughton, gospel duo Mary Mary, Faith Evans, Karuche Tran, to name a few and has worked with major designers such as Christian Dior, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, and so much more. You've seen her work on the big screen and she's worked many fashion shows including Victoria's Secret and BET's Rip the Runway.
She'll be in our studio chatting up her most recent projects, including this years Vicotria's Secret Show and she will transform our fashion and style with tips for fall and winter.
Shatonia will be taking caller questions so be sure to tune in and call in to speak directly to one of 'THE' Go-To and top Celebrity Stylists known.
We'll also cover event and fashion news as well as chat up our designer feature of the day!
Designer Feature: Le Icon Pochette CrossBody by Dareen Hakim
The Le Icon Pochette CrossBody Handbag is made of Fine Italian cowhide and includes a hidden magnet closure and interior pocket for a seamless and polished look. Its face has a hand-hammered embossment and it comes with a stunning gold chain for an added feel of luxury.
Available in: Black and Citrus
The Strap is a 2 Inch drop.
Dimensions: 8"W x 5 1/2"H x 1/4"D.
And like most of Y-Clad’s collections The Le Icon Pochette CrossBody Handbag is handcrafted and detailed. It's available at www.y-clad.com
Tonight I will discuss whether to shelter in place or get out. Also I will be talking about the next step, rebuilding. Sometimes we, as Preppers, spend too much time discussing what to do before the critical event and not enough time discussing after the event.
Come vibe and have a drink with us as we discuss varies topics from religion, relationships, politics and culture. Join us on facebook in the event page to leave comments or questions. Also we would love for you to call in and speak your piece as well. Good people, deep conversation and drinks every Monday.
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