How been yourself help you succeed

How been yourself help you succeed

How been yourself helps you succeed. In my over twenty years in business, I’ve met so many great professionals that inspire me to be better every day by “How been yourself help you succeed “. It is great to be inspired and work in creating that special and powerful brand that will make you a great inspiration to others. Creating a brand doesn’t mean copying a successful or well-known person, but rather that will be the wrong way to do it because instead of been yourself and selling your brand, you will be selling somebody else. Remember, you want to be a leader among your peers, not a follower.

I remember specifically this business owner from overseas in which all she did online was talking about a very well-known designer and every time I saw her posts all I could think was about the other designer. I was confused as to why she was doing something like that until one day I read a post that made me change the way I look at her. She started gaining experience and learned how to wear her brand so people think of her brand, not somebody else’s. by: BISLI

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 10 Steps to Be a Leader Among Your Peers & Be successful being yourself

1- Be successful in being yourself! There is nothing better in life than being recognized for who you truly are.

2- Create your own brand and stick to it. Changing your brand just because somebody is doing something similar can ruin it all, so just own it!

3- Stop trying to be somebody you are not. It’s good to be inspired, but imitating or copying is not the answer.

4- Never lie about how many years you have been in business to get credibility. The moment will come that everybody will discover the truth and it will be damaging.

5- Get away from Pinterest if you want to create your signature look. See step number three.

6- Be creative! There’s nothing better than coming up with something different and unique.

7- Educate yourself before you become an educator. There is nothing worse than reading a book and thinking you can teach what takes years to master.

8- Build a great reputation because it will open so many doors and increase the credibility of your brand.

9- Pursue your own dreams. It is hard sometimes but when you reach it the satisfaction is indescribable

10- Leave your mark by helping others, sharing your knowledge, starting a trend, inventing a best seller item, writing a book, or do something positive that can’t be forgotten.

11- Gain respect by knowing when to say no because there are occasions that saying no increases your profit and respect

12- Be humble! Be your best, but don’t let it go to your head.

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How been yourself help you succeed
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Wedding Planners

Wedding Planners

Listening & selling an experience

by: Bisli for planners & brides

Wedding Planner
Wedding Planner

In order to sell the Wedding Planner Experience, wedding planners must listen first before you deliver it.

I can’t sell anything! If my client has not told me their vision or some key details of what they expect to have the day of their event. Listening is an art and a very powerful tool to sell the experience. I know what we are capable of doing, but how can I tell my client what they need if I don’t even know what their budget is or what they have dreamed all their life to have? This is their moment to shine and for you to get all that information in their brain that they have accumulated for so long. Let’s continue with The Wedding Planner Experience.

Listening

Listening helps you to start the conversation of what is possible for their event and as professionals. We should not interrupt our clients while they are concentrated on painting the picture of their vision. They will get confused and end up getting what they never planned or wanted to get, which makes for a very unhappy customer.

After we listen that 80% of usual listening, then we have 20% to talk.

Wedding planners must show the prospective client that we respect their time.  And that we were paying attention while they were communicating their ideas. At this moment, we should also be taking notes on the most important remarks they make and when it is our turn to speak, we will review all the notes with them to make sure we all are on the same dream-page. Your prospective customer will be so appreciative of you paying attention to them because it shows respect. You used their time in a positive and productive way. Also, doing so will showcase your professionalism and it is also a great opportunity to talk about a realistic budget. Then you can start working with in order to carry on to the next meeting. Let’s continue with The Wedding Planner Experience.

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Wedding Planner

A wedding planner’s first consultation is not always to close the sale because it takes time and effort to put an amazing experience together. Therefore the second consultation is not a dream anymore because you already know what they want and what budget to work with. This will be the opportunity to close the sale because you already opened it and at this stage of the consultation the client is enthusiastic and looking forward to hearing what you have worked on and why you are the perfect company for their budget.

Budget

If for any reason they want more than their budget and it does not match their expectation and they insist on wanting everything for a minimum, you cannot concede because it will damage your business and brand. Be sincere and tell them in good terms that you will be happy to work with their budget and explain to them why their exaggerations are not doable. By doing this you will gain their trust because you did not promise something that you will not be able to deliver 100% within an unrealistic budget.

I have talked to some business owners and I am horrified by what some of them have said. They will do anything to be busy and others have said money is their priority, brand or not, which harms their profit in the long run. Some get trapped by clients promising that they will get referrals from this event because their event is going to have so many people that are going to have events and they will see your work and will hire you, among other empty promises.

Don’t believe in such fantasies and instead be realistic.

If you help one customer then the word will spread throughout their friends and/or community and everybody will come for that discount. Remember that wedding planners are just not selling services or products, they are selling themselves, their brand, and amazing experiences.

You must also be mindful of different cultural experiences. Wherein negotiation is a crucial part of business dealings within different societies. Without being insensitive to their concerns, do not give in to professional negotiators.  Those are sometimes brought in from within different cultural communities to discuss business on the customer’s behalf. Assure them that it is better to discuss these matters. Without any interference in order to achieve their dreams and dismiss any negotiators with civility and courtesy. This way, you do not cause any offense to your client. And assure them that you are truly a professional and will not cheat them out of their perfect day. Let’s continue with The Wedding Planner Experience.

Wedding Planner Experience

I believe that when we are selling our services or products, we view it as very easy.  The thing to do and we do not care about delivering an experience that they will always remember as the best day of their life. I believe that anybody can put flowers, decor, and other things together for an event. But when the guests arrive they will make it very clear how tacky and/or unenjoyable the experience actually is. It all becomes just a collection of stuff and not an experience delivered by qualified professionals (Wedding Planner). They really care about their brand and reputation.

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No two events are the same and the same thinking goes for the budgets.

Therefore, the price will change when we customize what they want. I have heard people say that they want to get married on weekdays because the price is less. I never understood why. If they are having the same labor, same service same product, then they will have the same experience according to their budget. Remember, we get wherever their budget takes us. For example, if your clients have a birthday party. And they want the same experience as a $100,000 wedding then they must pay the same price. But if you will not charge, and provide that level of quality because you did not hear the word wedding. You are insulting them and yourself by giving them not only needless discounts but definitely a discounted experience.

If a wedding client wants one hundred orchids and the birthday client wants one hundred balloons. Then the price should be the difference. The only thing that will increase the price is if they will want to be delivered and setup tore down. In that case, then you must charge for this service separately.

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What Comes Before the Dress, and the Call-A-Thon!

By: Bisli Vazquez, Luxurious Event Planning and Design

Congratulations on your engagement!

Wedding Budget Tips
Wedding Budget Tips

Now is the time to call all of your girlfriends to go and try on wedding dresses until you drop! Wedding Budget Tips! Well, wait actually, not too fast. The first thing you will need to do is to take your time and work on the actual wedding budget. This includes everything you will want for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, wedding dress, and honeymoon. If you don’t have any idea where to start as a majority of couples don’t, it will be smart to call a qualified wedding planner. Either one of them will help you to put together a realistic wedding budget.

Wedding planners are not designers, caterers, bartenders, or anything else as such. They are definitely the only ones that are qualified to help you save time while getting all of this information for you from the right professionals.

The first consultation with the wedding planner or consultant is to gather the information needed. At the same time to give you an accurate wedding budget and at this moment you can also request a professional vendor list. This list should have at least three referrals for each vendor category and it will definitely help you to plan this part of your wedding. Some consultants or planners may have a list of their preferred vendors and sometimes that limits the couple in regards to choosing what they really want and whoever they are comfortable working with. These professionals vendors must be legit with a business license or permit, liability insurance, knowledge of their services, and great customer service amongst other things.

Once the planner or consultant has all of the details of the budget ready, they will need to meet once again to give you a detailed wedding budget spreadsheet.

This service has a cost that will start from $150 and up per hour depending on the amount of time needed, due to the knowledge combined with years of experience that sets them apart from the amateurs or novices. The fee is well worth it because it will give you the knowledge of how to communicate when meeting with these professionals. Also, eliminate the embarrassment of the ignorance of prices at the time of talking costs.

To reiterate, wedding planners or consultants are not the ones that deliver all the services needed for a successful event.  Eventually, they are for sure the bridge that takes you from point A to point B in this regard. They will put all of the team together and, with them, the magic happens. You must also be aware that some professionals don’t have a set price for their services.  The floral designers, event designers, caterers, cake artists, stationery providers, bartenders, and others because this industry is constantly changing. Also the price. You can choose the ones that save you a good amount of money and still don’t deliver to your expectations. Why sacrifice on bringing your vision to reality? Whatever you choose, remember that real champagne will always taste better than the knock-off.  The same is true about every aspect of your special day.

Wedding Budget Tips
Wedding Budget Tips

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Now you’re ready to call your girlfriends and have fun choosing the right wedding dress! You know that one that will speak to you and you feel comfortable in it, knowing you’ll look like the treasure you are. If you don’t have the time to do the planning, budget, and vendors list, then it will be a very smart decision to hire a planner.  That will take care of the full planning, partial planning, or only the month of, saving you all of that unnecessary hassle.

If you have any questions about where to find a qualified wedding planner or bridal consultant, please contact Bisli.