As promised I’ve been doing lots of reading on-line and struggling to put down my Think Big book (by Donald Trump). Donald’s book is keeping me motivated and feeling like I’m on the right track. Reading on-line on the other hand is scaring me. I’m feeling old.
There is all kinds of talk about social media and which ones I should be using, all kinds of funky software that will make my job easier, etc. I am feeling so out of the loop. I’m 36 and feeling like I’m a grandparent having my grandchildren telling me I need to buy an iPhone.
What happened to the days where I could just be good at what I do? That isn’t enough anymore. Now you need to be up on all the social media, latest cool websites and have a selection of software to choose from for your different events. I’m so confused. 🙁
But, I’m not going to let it get me down. I have Rachel coming on board, she is young and up on all the latest things and is eager to teach me what I need to know to keep up with the big guys…oh wait a minute…we’re not going to keep up with them, we’re going to surpass them! heehee
Well, my plan tells me that if Rachel and I can do the very best we can over the next 6 months to a year, we should be in a position to bring on employee number 2 and perhaps instead of an event planner or decorator maybe we’ll need to look at someone who can look after all of our Facebook posts, get us running steady on Linkedln and all those other websites that will get us noticed.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.
It takes a long time to build something from scratch. LGBTQ + Wedding Show - Love is Proud started four years ago. The first year was good, attendance, interest in the event from area services and business, media. The second year was challenging, weather and show location impacted attendance at the event. This year was amazing! In order to make things work like you dreamed they would you have to be willing to listen, learn and make changes until you get the chemistry just right. We did it this year! All the pieces came together just like we have always dreamed it would. www.itmevents.ca/?portfolio=love-is-proud-2018... See MoreSee Less