Top 3 Reasons You Should Read Blogs

Rindi Zavodsky, SMG’s event coordinator extraordinaire, shares why blogging is important to event management.

As an event planner, your busy everyday life includes tasks like handling client and partner calls, making (long!) lists and organizing site visits. With such little time available, it’s imperative that you make a little time to keep up with the latest trends and news in our industry. The best way to do this? Blogs!

Below are the top 3 reasons you should read blogs as an event planner and how to manage all of that great info:

There is nothing more inspiring for your event than taking a peep at other coordinators color schemes, decor and venues. After all, this isn’t math class, looking at your neighbors work is allowed and encouraged!

My favorite: http://www.100layercake.com/blog/

 

Want to know the newest ways to make your job easier? Don’t spend hours learning about useless apps, take it from an industry professional. Event coordinators will often blog about the top programs/technologies they use.

My favorite: http://www.ready2spark.com/

Blogs are the easiest way to see what is trending now. Don’t wait for your yearly magazine subscription to see what is is hitting the scene.

My favorite: http://www.purplecarpeteventblog.com/

Uh oh. Are you getting an electronic fever? Feeling RSS feed flu-like symptoms? You might have blog overload! No worries – Carole Riley has a number of great suggestions on how she stays in control and manages her feeds in sensible, bite-sized snacks : http://socialmediagen.com/blog-overload/

So grab your computer, sit down and start reading! I promise it will save you time in the long run.

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  2. it’s a tough area to get a job in. i just graduated with a mniketrag degree and i took a few classes online i learned nothing from them if anything, very little. I grad. may ’07 and I just got a job like a month ago and it has nothing to do with mniketrag lol. also if you want to be successful in this area your best bet would be to live in or around a major city if you don’t already.

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