Month: May 2016

The Wedding Business Magazine Issue 3

It doesn’t seem possible that we are nearly in June and almost at the halfway point in the year. I can hardly believe that we are on our 3rd issue of the Wedding Business Magazine, our free bi-monthly digital magazine published by the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning for those running a business… Read more »

The Secret to Successful Consultations

The art of conducting a consultation is one that takes some practice and we have talked about how to prepare for a consultation recently, but in last night’s #WedBizHour we tackled the subject of how to have successful consultations with you wedding clients. For me consultations have always been more about listening than talking and… Read more »

Why every successful Wedding Pro has a Mentor

I don’t know if you’ve seen the film ‘The Intern’ with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, but I learnt so much from that movie. One of the things that struck me with this film was the generation gap between the two main characters and how it proves that your mentor could be anyone of… Read more »

Wedding Planning Academy Student of the Month

Earlier this month we introduced you to Ushvinie, our Australian Academy of Wedding & Event Planning Student of the Month.  This month, we head to the UK to meet Wedding Planning Styling and Design Graduate, Dovile. Dovile, like Ushvinie has also launched her business since Graduating from the UK Campus.  Barefoot Bride Tenerife is a… Read more »

Using Social Media Effectively

In this month’s Business of Weddings Podcast I talk to Anne Chertoff about the power of social media and how it is so easy to get it all wrong. From pinning to tweeting we need to understand the difference between the channels available and how to use them to our advantage. Anne is one of… Read more »

Succeeding At Your Online Course Tip No. 3

Over the last month I have been sharing some tips to help you succeed at your online course.  In the final instalment of our study tips series we have some tips you may not have considered before, to help you be successful, when it comes to study. Talk About It Have you told your friends… Read more »

Should You Discount in the Wedding Industry

Should you discount your products or services in the wedding industry? This is an age old debate and whilst we don’t agree with discounting as a way to run your business there is definitely a time and a place to try this strategy. Last night on #WedBizHour this was the topic up for discussion and… Read more »

Nailing a Job Interview in the Event Industry

In the last couple of videos we have looked at how to Write A Killer CV and How to Land an Internship in the wedding industry. This week we are moving on to the job interview. The key to nailing a job interview is preparation. You need to do your homework and practice, practice, practice…. Read more »

A Wedding Planning Styling & Design Student Success Story

One of my favourite things to do each month is catch up with a student or graduate for our Student of the Month feature.  This month we are meeting a Ushvinie, who is now a Graduate.  I had the pleasure of tutoring Ushvinie whilst she completed our Wedding Planning Styling and Design course, with the… Read more »