Dierdre Crowl is an executive assistant for the president of a mid-size engineering firm. Part of her job involves planning company functions. She is also my wife, so I thought she'd be the perfect first guest for my new podcast!
Her background in events began as a performer, then shifted to waitress, bartender, catering manager and now, planner. She understands how events work from several perspectives. That allows Dierdre to design and plan her events for success.
By the end of this interview you will learn:
How life experiences play a role in event planning
An event planner's biggest fear
Risk planning and risk tolerance
Tips for selecting your event service providers
Methods to handle negative guests
An awesome contest idea to engage co-workers & promote an event
The benefits of involving families
How to get your vendors involved
Concepts for dealing with a cut budget
The value of the team
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Once again, a huge thank you to Dierdre for helping me launch this podcast!
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