Holidays are upon us. If you are planning a holiday wedding allow me to share 3 quick tips that will help you have the wedding of your dreams, and not catch you off guard during the planning process.
1. Be prepared for higher prices
2. Keep your guest list small
3. Book your venue and vendors early
Remember, You're not just competing against other brides and grooms, but also vying for a space or vendor for corporate holiday parties or New Year's Eve Galas.
In addition, be prepared to pay more for a wedding on an actual holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, or New Year's Eve) no matter the day of the week.
Hotels book up months in advance, and airline prices skyrocket this time of year, so the financial impact could affect your guests, too.
That look when you hang up the phone from speaking to a Luxury Marketing & PR rep and they tell you to get ready because you are about to be world renown. 😮
Who wants to guess how I responded?
C. To God Be The Glory?
When I worked as a Human Resources Director, at All Medical Personnel, I trained my staff to never use the phrase “ no problem.” Then I came across this in Forbes Magazine...👇🏽
When someone asks you to do something or thanks you for doing something, and you tell them no problem, you’re implying that their request should have been a problem. This makes people feel as though they’ve imposed upon you.
What you want to do instead is to show people that you’re happy to do it. Say something like “It was my pleasure” or “I’ll be happy to take care of that.” It’s a subtle difference in language, but one that has a huge impact on people. Do you agree? Tag a friend
Thoughtful Tip Tuesday:
I was raised to always say “please” and “thank you,” and I’m sure most people got that lesson at some point in their life. But for whatever reason, people forget it when they get older.
Sure, sometimes you get rushed or distracted and you don’t have the time or mental capacity to utter out those words, but most of the time you do. It takes, at most, about two seconds to say both “please” and “thank you,” and it literally costs you nothing. All you need is the air to expel those simple niceties from your mouth, so just say it! Always.
And by always, I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME anything involves another person helping you out.🌟 It doesn’t matter if you’re having the, like, worst day ever.
It doesn’t matter if what they’re doing is the job they get paid to do.
It doesn’t matter if what they’re doing is easy.
Case and point:💥
To say "thank you" or "please" is to empower the other individual for choosing to take action vs. being told to take action (and having no power)
If someone has helped you along the way and you forgot to say THANK YOU!
You still have time.. 🙏🏾
Do you agree? Type yes below👇🏽 and tag a friend!!
BROKEN AND FIXED!! But at 57 I see it's time for growth
I was in Party City last night and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG line. One was a big kid, one was a toddler. The bigger one had a pack of glow sticks and the baby was screaming for them so the mom opened the pack and gave him one, which stopped his tears. He walked around with it smiling, but then the bigger boy took it and the baby started screaming again. Just as the mom was about to fuss at the older child, he bent the glow sticks and handed it back to the baby. As we walked outside at the same time, the baby noticed that the stick was now glowing and his brother said "I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it." I almost ran because l could hear God saying to me, "I had to break you too, to show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose." That little baby was happy just swinging that "unbroken" glow stick around in the air because he didn't understand what it was created to do which was "glow". There are some people who will be content just "being" but some of us that God has chosen, we have to be "broken". We have to get sick. We go through divorce. We have to bury our spouse, parents, best friend, or our child because, in those moments of desperation, God is breaking us but when the breaking is done, then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created.
Copy & share this on your time line if you have experienced being broken. Don't forget to post your picture.
#TuesdayTipOfTheDay Giving Up should never be an option. This journey called life is not easy, there will come a point in time when you’ll need to be able to honestly evaluate yourself without pity or bias if you want to become the better version of yourself. Below are four reasons why you should never, ever give up: 💎 You only get one Shot. 💎 You are not perfect.
💎 It’s what you love doing. 💎 Regret costs more than time. We have to understand that success does not happen over night. Stay focused, remain consistent, and always compete with the best version of yourself. Just like Coca Cola, 25 bottles the first year, billions of bottles today! You are the “REAL THING” Can you taste the feeling? Double tap below if this was helpful..💕
What does your image say about your personal brand? How and why is it important to stand out in style?
💎 It allows you to reinforce and communicate your brand as a professional. 💎Have a signature style. Mine is a suit and a beat face. When I’m on my #elitebeat you will always see me rocking a suit and face beat by @ja_delle .
💎 Get inspired. So, instead of reaching for the same old, bland shoes or blouses, try something different. Define yourself and reinforce your brand!
When professional women look good, they feel good, when they feel good, they’re unstoppable. #DoU in style!
Random Question from a colleague:
Do you ever beat yourself up when a prospect says no to your services, when you know they should have said yes?
Me: No! I do self evaluation and answer the following questions:
1. Was I on time?... Did I show up 10
minutes early or 5 minutes late?
2. Was I prepared?... Did I walk into my appointment with everything I needed to close the sale?
Was I organized?... Did I have everything at my fingertips or was I fumbling?
3. Could I answer all pertinent questions?... Do I really have industry knowledge, or am I constantly "having to get back to you on that one"? And one more...Did I make excuses or blame others about anything?... Was I apologizing?... Sorry I'm late, unprepared, don't know the answer, didn't bring the correct information.
These questions are designed for us to evaluate our sales performance, and reveal our ability (or inability) to create buyer confidence from a customer who said no.
When I was in corporate America, I was trained by one of the industry’s top sales strategist, Gregory Bleu from
Adecco University. These questions derived from my sales training.
I will be going live to discuss this topic as I feel it would help us level up.
I hope they are helpful. #EliteSpeaks#DoU