HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
Each week you will dial up a special number to
listen in and participate in a 55-minute teleseminar. We will lead you through
all the steps you need to take to start your career as an event/party planner.
Whether you are interested in starting your own business, working for another
planner, or becoming an in-house event planner, this course will give you the
foundation for success.
The first 45 minutes of each seminar we will hold a lecture on that day's topics (see SEMINAR SCHEDULE below). This will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A period where we will answer questions you have previously e-mailed to us about that week's topics. We will answer as many questions as possible within the 55 minute time frame. Those questions not answered during the session will be answered via e-mail to seminar participants in the day or two following the session. If there is time at the end of the sessions, additional questions may be asked. Only those students participating will be able to send e-mail questions and receive copies of their answers.
The classes will run one session per week (on average) given from 9 PM to 9:55 PM EST. The time schedule will be strictly adhered to as a special telephone trunk line is being rented for each session and we regret seminars cannot exceed the 55-minute time slot.
Before each day's session, you will be given a special telephone number to access the seminar. This number will change each session. DO NOT share this number with anyone else. People attempting to enter into the conversation without pre-registering will be denied access.
The seminars will be similar to a classroom setting with a lecture and Q&A at the end of each class. So that you can benefit the most from the program, we encourage you to simply listen. Extensive notes will be e-mailed to you in the days following each session. You will not, however, be allowed to record any of these sessions. The sessions are protected by the same copyright as the notes are.
Class size for each session will be limited to
20 participants to ensure the greatest benefit to those enrolled. At the end of
the 16-week program, the seminars will repeat.
Participation will be on a first come, first served basis. You may enroll in one class or the series. See ENROLLMENT FEE SCHEDULE below.
If you are enrolled to participate in a
session and are unable to make your scheduled session, we will supply you with
the given notes and allow you to make up the class when it is repeated at a
later date. There will be NO refunds.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
The semester has been broken down into 16
parts to give you an overall beginner's education in becoming a professional
planner. We have divided the program into manageable steps you need to take to
be considered an event professional.
While some sessions may appear to be directed to business owners (as opposed to those who are working for a company as a planner), there will be components that will immediately (or will later) apply to every planner.
These sessions, while complete, should not be considered all-inclusive to your education. A professional event/party planner knows that education is ongoing and should be obtained from multiple sources. There are very few industries which require skills as multi-dimensional and which run the gamut of multiple disciplines as is required under the event/party planning umbrella. This 16-week course will, however, jumpstart or advance your beginning party/event business.
Once you have completed the entire series, you will receive a certificate of completion.
The following is an overview of the course. An
outline of each session will be sent to participants before each session to
enable you to send in your questions. Each participant will further be allowed
to submit questions to be answered by Phyllis and/or Patty. These questions and
answers will be sent to all seminar participants so that everyone might benefit
from this additional knowledge.
Thursday, Sept. 11th, 2003
(9 PM to 9:55 PM EST)
2. Developing a Niche
3. Business Basics ( Starting Up - Part 1)
4. Business Basics (Necessities - Part 2)
5. Setting Up Pricing
6. Contract Dos and Don'ts
7. Finding Vendors
8. Basic Marketing for all businesses (Part 1)
9. Basic Marketing for all business (Part 2)
10. Basic Marketing (Part 3)
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003
(9 PM to 9:55 PM EST)
11. Meeting with the Client
12. Doing A Site Inspection
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003
(9 PM to 9:55 PM EST)
13. Running the Event (Part 1)
14. Running the Event (Part 2)
15. Entering the Corporate Market
16. Marketing to a Corporate Client
To accommodate the budgets and needs of everyone, we have broken down the fee schedule as follows:
ONE SINGLE SESSION PRICE: $25.00
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Per session fee: $20* each for two or more ( 16 sessions paid separately = $320*)
Two payment schedule: $137.50* per 8-weeks sessions (a $45 savings) You may split your 16 week payment or reserve any 8 weeks.
One pay schedule $250* for 16-week program (a $70 savings) SPECIAL BONUS FOR FULL PROGRAM REGISTRATION!! Patty Sachs and Dawn Hogan's Disk Deal (Value $50.00) 52 reports, forms and instructions for party/event planning. (Disk Deal list is here.)
Payments need to be credited to your account by the start of each session (if you are on a weekly payment schedule) or the beginning of the 8-week cycle or complete 16-week program.
To register, you may:
Use our secure PayPal™ system. There is no fee for this service, in fact, you get $5.00 for signing on, and you can pay from your checking account or charge card. If you are not a member of paypal.com click in below and learn all about it. Once you have registered you will be paying into e-mail address [email protected]
Send a check or money order payable to:
2250 Seagrape Circle
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
E-mail or call in your charge card information to:
[email protected] or 904-272-0959
Those signing up for either the 8-week sessions or the 16-week sessions will be given priority over those who wish to sign up on a per class basis.
Important: Please e-mail us to reserve a space, pending payment. This will guarantee you a spot. Indicate the number of and which seminars you will be paying for.
**There is an additional charge per call which will appear on your long distance telephone bill. Depending on the service you have, telephone charges should range from approximately $2.75 to $5.50. (If you dial 10+10+220+1+area code+number, your telephone charge will be approximately $3.44 per session.) You must use a land line. Complete call-in instructions will come upon receipt of payment with registration agreement.
If you have any questions that were not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact Phyllis Cambria or Patty Sachs at [email protected]prodigy.net
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