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WII 062: Shane McMurray Reveals 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Competitive Strategy

Would you like to take your company’s competitive strategy to the next level — without having to go get an MBA?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

Shane McMurray, BS, MBA, is the Founder of The Wedding Report, a research company that collects data to forecast wedding statistics. Notably, Shane has developed systems and provided insight for businesses all over the world. His work has even appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes.  Through his background and lifelong love of numbers, Shane has helped The Wedding Report become the #1 source for unbiased wedding statistics.

In this interview, Shane tells you how to use data to make your business stand out from the crowd.

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WII 061: Amber Anderson Empowers You to Know and Act on Your Worth

As a wedding planner, have you ever felt undervalued professionally or personally? Would you like to discover strategies to combat this and to maintain a confident, empowered mindset?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

Amber Anderson is the owner of Refine for Wedding Planners, which provides educational resources and community support for wedding planners. She is also the Founder and Co-Owner of Heavenly Day Events, as well as the Co-Founder and Former Board Member of Associated Wedding Planners of Austin. As a coach, speaker, and writer, Amber teaches wedding planners how to refine their businesses so that they can be successful and enjoy what they do!

In this episode, Amber talks about the value of self-investment through professional coaching and the power of mentorship. She also uniquely empowers wedding planners to communicate their needs and to stand up for their profession.

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WII 060: Morgan Childs Encourages Wedding Planners to Seize the Opportunity in Small Weddings

Today, we’re excited to present the 60th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast!  For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with expert wedding planner Morgan Childs.  A highly-regarded industry speaker and educator, she also runs two successful businesses in her home state of Hawaii.

Morgan is the Partner and Creative Director of Moana Belle Events, a wedding planning and event design firm.  She is also the founder of Modern Elopement, which specializes in elopements and small weddings.

While she’s produced designs for large weddings, celebrity affairs, and corporate events, her recent attention has been on intimate weddings and elopements. Recognizing an industry shift toward small weddings, Morgan is leading the way in creating exceptional alternative wedding options.

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WII 059: Emily Sullivan Shares the Optimal Software Setup for Wedding Planners

Wanna discover the optimal set of software to power your wedding planning business? Wanna hear an industry expert reveal her secrets and systems for working at peak efficiency?

If so, then this podcast is for you!

Emily Sullivan is the owner of Emily Sullivan Events (ESE), a boutique wedding and event-planning firm based in New Orleans, and Intimate Weddings by Emily, a division of ESE that specializes in intimate weddings and elopements. Recently included on the Biz Bash List of 500 most influential event professionals in the United States, she is a sought-after national speaker as well as the inaugural chapter president for WIPA New Orleans.

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WII 058: Laurie Hartwell Reveals 5 Secrets to a Wedding Planner’s Success

When it comes to the success of your business, your mindset matters as much as your strategy. That’s why we’re sitting down in Episode 58 with Laurie Hartwell to talk about the values and outlook that will make you a successful and fulfilled wedding planner!

Laurie Hartwell is the founder and CEO of The Bridal Society, the world’s largest membership of certified wedding planners and venue professionals. Having nearly 30 years of experience in the wedding industry as an award-winning planner, educator, and mentor, Laurie now shares the principles that have meaningfully guided her success.

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WII 057: Renee Dalo Helps You Earn Thousands of Dollars with New Lines of Revenue

What if you could earn thousands of extra dollars by creating new lines of revenue?

Wouldn’t it be great to have other sources of income during times when wedding planning is slow?

If you answered “yes,” then this podcast episode is for you!

Renee Dalo is an educator, national speaker, and the founder of Moxie Bright Events, a boutique wedding planning company based in Los Angeles. She hosts two successful podcasts: Rock Your Wedding Biz and Talk with Renee Dalo. And she’s a nationally recognized Wedding Biz Educator who teaches online courses, provides coaching, and leads mastermind groups for wedding industry pros.

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WII 056: David Beahm & Christina Matteucci Reveal the Top 3 Factors for Their Success

 

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the 56th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with world-renowned event and floral designer David Beahm and his incredibly talented right hand, Christina Matteucci.

David is the founder of David Beahm Experiences, an iconic NYC event design firm responsible for producing elevated events around the world—including acclaimed weddings for Hollywood’s elite (like Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas) and coveted corporate affairs for brands like Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Perrier-Jouet (to name a few). David often takes to the stage as a motivational speaker—and he also earns praise as a part-time flower farmer at Thistle Dew Farm in PA, where his home-grown blooms go from farm to tablescape.

As the 18-year executive director of destination weddings for David Beahm experiences, Christina is a special event guru responsible for executing some of the world’s most acclaimed overseas events. She has also shared her unparalleled industry insight as a TEDx speaker.

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WII 055: Danit Zamir Shares an Insider’s Perspective of the Wed-Tech World

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the 55th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with the insightful Danit Zamir, a successful wedding technology business owner and entrepreneur.

Danit is the founder and CEO of Bloomerent, a floral design discovery and market share platform that allows couples to find a florist and share their wedding flowers with another local event — helping couples save money and reduce floral waste. Danit founded Bloomerent in 2014 as a result of the frustration she had with the high cost and wastefulness of her own wedding flowers. She has since grown the company into a well-recognized wedding tech brand that operates in 29 states with boots on the ground in each location.

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WII 054: Grit & Grace Owners Share Actionable Steps to Shift to a Quality-Over-Quantity Business Model

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the 54th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with two incredibly experienced wedding industry pros: Laura Ritchie and Christie Yerks.

Laura is the owner and principal event designer at Grit & Grace, a Washington D.C. based full-service event design and styling firm. As a speaker at Planner Suite Conference, she’s no stranger to taking to the stage to share her incredible industry experience with fellow pros. With a stellar background in project management and consulting, Christie Yerks works side-by-side with Laura as a co-owner of Grit & Grace. Together, they’ve produced stunning work that’s been featured in Bazaar, Modern Luxury Weddings, and Martha Stewart Weddings (to name a few).

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