Thursday, January 20, 2011

Planes, Trains & Automobiles.....

I readily admit to have racked up some serious airline miles and hotel loyalty points over the years and 2011 will only add to my cache!!  I love speaking, I love sharing what I know and I LOVE "vibing" off of an audience - there's nothing like feeling that energy in the air and running with it!!

January 30th
"Dessert With The DIVA @ The Maryland Bridal Show
Historic Savage Mill Manor/Savage, MD.
I'll be dishing out pure DIVA-style advice for brides/grooms and anyone planning a special event!

February 19th 
"Make That Money" Intensive Workshop
Towson Marriott Conference Center Hotel/Towson, MD.
Back by popular demand, this one day class breaks open the "mystery" behind determining and setting your fees.  Hey....let' face it - unless you are charging properly, you've only got an "expensive hobby" on your hands!!  This fast-paced, information-packed class is for EVERYONE in the wedding industry - not just planners!!

February 20th
"Sign On The Dotted Line" Intensive Workshop
Towson Marriott Conference Center Hotel/Towson, MD.
Have you ever ended up doing too much work because your contract DIDN'T clearly articulate your duties?  Ever had a client whose behavior was so bad you wanted to fire them - but couldn't because you didn't have an "out clause"?  What about client's who bounce checks or are habitually late for appointments? All of these situations can be handled effectively AND in your FAVOR with a well-drafted contract.  Come with an open mind and your old contracts...then leave with a new purpose and new clauses for your legal professional to draft!

February 27th - March 2nd 
The Cosmopolitan Hotel/Las Vegas, NV.
As the official Celebrity Spokesperson for NACE, one of my duties is to go out and meet folks in the event industry, all the while extolling the virtues and benefits of this fine organization!  I'll be with my fellow NACE comrades on the Showroom floor on Tuesday & Wednesday, so if you're planning to attend - please stop by, say "hi" and learn more about how you can be a part of NACE!

April 11-12th
Eventology:  The Science Of A Wedding Business
The Omni Severin Hotel/Indianapolis, IN.
I am so honored to have been asked to return and deliver a workshop for the attendees of Eventology!  Last year, I had the chance to co-host the conference's Opening Session with my planning colleague, Ali Phillips..and was deeply moved by the response my presentation evoked.  This year - I'm gonna take it the the Nth Power and focus on the issue of "Confidence - How To Get What You Want AND Need In The Wedding Industry"!!  I don't pull punches - my plan is to make attendees dig deep and come out empowered and inspired!!!

April 30th
The 3rd Annual "I DO Brunch" For Wedding Planners
Baltimore, MD.
This is my signature event and I can't wait to network with all of my fellow planning colleagues for a day of amazing food, jaw-dropping decor, excellent entertainment, relevant discourse & discussion, SWAG for days and a few surprise thrown in.  On this day - it's all about the's your chance to be fawned over, pampered and celebrated for all of the hard work you do!!

May 26th
New York City
I'm back to the Big Apple - with one of the best destination programs ever!!  Mexico is an AMAZING location to host weddings, vow renewals, anniversaries or any milestone event - this one day conference will give insight and incredible information on how you can introduce your clients to the wonder that is Mexico!

July 24th -27th
NACE Experience 2011:  Beyond Expectations
The Silver Legacy Resort & Casino/Reno-Lake Tahoe, NV.
NACE Experience! 2011 Reno Tahoe will take you beyond the expected. More than an industry conference, the NACE Experience! conference is four days in which every minute  is a lesson, networking session or professionally prepared meal that you will want to reproduce with clients.

The education program, nationally renowned speakers and hands-on lessons in culinary and design skills will make you better at what you do. The professional networking, our growing tradeshow, Marketplace, and the people you will meet will give you more opportunities to do it!  Experience! attendees are masters of their crafts in every facet of the catering and events world. They are either new to the profession looking for business contacts or veterans will to provide seasoned advice.

The most unexpected feature of the NACE Experience! is the price. It includes ALL of your meals, education and social and networking function.

December 5th - 7th
Riviera Maya/Mexico
This is the BIG ONE!!  I'm headed back for a 3rd year to this absolutely fantastic event which brings destination and romance wedding professionals from all over the world to the sunny beaches of Riviera Maya!  With days full of relevant education and information...and nights dedicated to the fine cuisine and entertainment of Mexico, this is a conference you don't want to miss!!!

There's more to come - but I think this is a great start...don't you????

1 comment:

Danielle [A Special Occasion, LLC] said...

Wow, Linnyette! You have alot going on and I love it. I pray for wisdom to be able for us to make an impact on our area.