A thoughtfully planned series of in-person and online workshops designed to bring together wedding industry professionals and grow a collaborative community. The topics have been designed to help you ENVISION your potential, ENHANCE your skills, and EXPAND your knowledge. There will be 3 main categories:
1) BUSINESS COACHING (envision your potential)
2) TECH TOOLS (enhance your skills)
3) PLANNING TIPS (expand your knowledge)
VANCOUVER: 2020 Date TBD • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM • Location will be announced 1 week prior to session - Downtown Vancouver
Stay tuned for other in-person Canadian Workshops, Webinars, and Workation Retreats!
Hosted by Hasti Maloufi, owner of La Vista Events - a self-trained wedding planner with over 5 years of professional wedding industry experience and 100+ successfully and thoughtfully planned events and weddings. Passionate about the power of productivity, Hasti has combined her love of psychology and positivity to help you transform your business. Since 2014, Hasti has grown La Vista Events almost purely thanks to word-of-mouth & referrals using an authentic approach with the help of efficient e-tools. With a diverse background in corporate HR, business operations, service hospitality, and athletic coaching, Hasti will share her tips & tricks that have helped her expand her passion towards a respected & successful business.
1) WELCOME, NETWORKING, AND INTRODUCTIONS (1 HOUR)
2) TECH TIPS (GMAIL TRICKS, CALENDAR TOOLS, SHORTCUTS) (3 HOURS)
I am a HUGE fan of technology and I am always searching for the most efficient tips & tricks to help me save time so I can do more of what I love. During this hour, I will share the must-know insider tricks for managing your GMAIL + ONLINE CALENDAR.
Managing the inbox: when & where
Labels + Labs
The “SAD” method (snooze, act, dump)
OOO and auto-responders
Canned responses - saving you HOURS per month
Email Etiquette (how to be concise without sounding like an A$$!)
Color-coding and maintaining your calendar
How to title + program your calendar time blocks and reminders
Keyboard shortcuts and commands (90 minutes)
Bonus: You will receive a printed detailed worksheet with “fill in the blank” sections to keep you engaged while you learn and allow for better note taking and knowledge retention
3) ULTRA DETAILED + EFFECTIVE TIMELINES (2 HOURS)
The wedding day timeline is the required method of communication within industry professionals. The format, presentation, and details of data must flow in a logistically smooth and visually enticing manner. We have been complimented time after time for our beautiful, effective timelines. During this training, I will share examples of the exact timelines we use and explain, LINE BY LINE, how and why we add the details that make our timelines stand out.
The timelines the La Vista Event team prepares and distributes includes the most crucial details, including:
Guest Count and Allergies
Hair + Make-up schedule
List of addresses, buzzer numbers, parking details, etc.
Summary of songs and “do not play list”
Family Photo List / must have photos
Audio/Visual cues and testing reminders
Seating Chart (A-Z order and by Table)
Place Card Locations
And much more!
4) SECRET TO SALES + ATTRACTING THE IDEAL CLIENT (2 HOURS)
Since 2014, I have strategically grown a successful business model that has attracted our ideal clients (kind, genuine, and appreciative). I will share with you how I have built a referral system purely through word-of-mouth (hint: FREE!) that generated over 83% of our bookings in 2018, and over 90% of our current bookings in 2019. I will also show you my confidential quoting and pricing examples that demonstrate how I encourage clients to book upgraded packages that add value to their planning experience while ultimately adding profit for the business.
In addition to word-of-mouth, I am a huge fan of Instagram! The reason you likely are here on this page is because you have connected with me via IG over the years… so let me teach you how I have remained authentic and informative by engaging with my audience. I have intentionally grown an audience of over 3,800+ Instagram followers without buying a single follower. Through IG, I have showcased my work, grown my team, and attracted eager clients who know they want to book us before they are even engaged (and yes, they DO book once they are engaged! #fact). During this session, I will share my methods for what makes my profile and PERSONALITY shine in a sea of hashtags and saturated accounts.
5) Q+A SESSION (throughout the session and during the lunch break!)
This will be your opportunity to ask me ANYTHING. I will candidly share answers to your questions - so be sure to come prepared with a list of specific business or wedding planning questions that you’ve been wanting to ask me!
STEP 1 —> Complete the below form to reserve your spot. First come, first served. // STEP 2 —> Within 12 hours, you will receive an email confirmation with invoice + payment request link (EFT payments or PayPal). Please note: payment must be received within 24 hours in order to guarantee your spot.