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Event Terminology 101 - Understanding the Basics

Brian Green  (CEO, By BrianGreen)

Location: 257

Date: Wednesday, May 4

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Events, CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: CMP

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Foundation

The Wedding and Event Industry often has a low barrier to entry and attracts people who are highly creative and super talented but do not necessarily have the basics in hand in order to truly service their clients effectively. Even industry peers who have been around for a long time sometimes do not know some of the terminology they should be aware of. We often speak in acronyms and use technical terms that confuse the clients and sadly sometimes the planners involved. This fun, fast-paced 45 minute session takes all attendees back to basics with key terminology phrases they must know in order to service clients professionally:

Attendees will learn:
1) Audio/Visual Terminology
2) Contract Terminology
3) Food & Beverage / Venue Terminology
4) General Event Terminology

As a Bonus: Attendees will also learn how to calculate a venue's actual room occupancy depending on the type of event their client is hosting. Oftentimes clients ask how many people can hold in a space - as a professional planner you should be able to calculate that on the spot - not all venues are accurate in what they publish and it is your job to know how to do it so you can guide your client effectively to the right venue for their needs.

Attendees will get a FREE terminology guide.