Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. If you've ever been to a conference, a wedding, a large fundraiser, a political rally, or a memorial service, chances are an event planner was involved. All event planners have one thing in common: No matter how complicated or difficult the planning and organization, they make the event appear seamless. As speakers, there's a lot we can learn from event planners.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. If you've ever been to a conference, a wedding, a large fundraiser, a political rally, or a memorial service, chances are an event planner was involved. All event planners have one thing in common: No matter how complicated or difficult the planning and organization, they make the event appear seamless. As speakers, there's a lot we can learn from event planners.

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