As part of our series of complimentary support for special event and hospitality professionals this week, Attorney Ms. Annette Stepanian agreed to answer some of the most pressing questions for the Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA industry.
Today’s first session at 2pm PST was what I call a “Band Aid” session. Priorities. It’s the first of a series of complimentary virtual sessions I’m offering this week on my Instagram and Facebook “live” feeds addressing the hospitality industry and COVID19.
Motivation is not something you do to others. Whether or not a person chooses to feel motivated is up to them. That said, unless a leader creates the environment that team members can be motivated, it’s not likely they will choose to be motivated.
We need to talk. Thank you notes are not only not dead, they are more essential than ever. If you think it’s just “not necessary”, or that they are “outdated”, “too formal”, are a form of snobbery or worse: “take too much time”, then you are contributing directly to the world’s increasing lack of grace, malaise, misunderstandings and cry for connection. Plus it is ultimately a statement about you to all around you. Sound a bit too dramatic? Think again and wake up.
In case you missed it, it’s all over the news: economists are stating that a serious recession is about to hit us towards the latter part of this year, predicting people will be losing jobs, homes and more. Even wedding economists have been forewarning wedding businesses of this potential shift.
Whether or not it actually comes to pass, statistics have proven that with these kind of predictions, people tend to panic and pull back significantly on their spending, even if out of fear alone. Wedding businesses are likely to experience some collateral damage of this economic prediction whether it comes true or not. So practicing value-aware marketing and advertising never goes out of vogue, and is a sage way to invest your hard-earned income for your creative business marketing plan. After all, late 2019 is when we traditionally start marketing hard to get those 2020 event bookings. Continue reading “Top Economical Ways To Maximize New & Repeat Business During the Predicted Wedding Downspend Late 2019 | New Series: Part 1”→