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If you're here today let me guess that you are in one of these situations...

You're tired of working your day job and you want more creativity and freedom in your life. Or...

You're on-boarding an assistant or junior event planner who wants to learn the ropes before jumping in. Or...

You're working for a company and they want you to plan all the company-wide events, but you're not exactly sure where to start. Or... 

You're nearing retirement and you're thinking, "what next?" You've ready to create some post-retirement security for yourself. Or...

You're a parent who needs to increase your household income and you crave more freedom so you can spend more time with your family. Or...

You've tried event planning before but it didn't go so well (or you want to do it even better!) and you're looking to develop your knowledge (and get it right!). 

with Mike Holmes from HGTV
So this actually happened to me...
One day I was working at home in my garden when the phone rang and on the other end was a woman's voice that I didn't recognize. She confirms she's looking for me, tells me a local PR rep gave her my name, then asks if I'd be interested in planning an event for some HGTV celebrities who are coming to town to promote their new TV shows...

That's what happened to me.

(while I silently did a little happy dance on the other end because I couldn't believe it was real)

That became my first paid event as an event planner.
Getting clients wasn't always easy. I mean, my phone certainly wasn't ringing off-the-hook at the beginning because I really didn't know how to market myself or how to get clients!

Initially, I had no direction and no plan; It often felt hopeless.

Can you relate?

Wondering how to get clients, how to plan and manage events that you're getting paid for, wondering all the proper event industry terms so when you show up at a venue for a site-visit or speak to a vendor -- you sound like you know what you're doing (chiavari what?!). 

I get it because I was excited and scared too.

I planned my first paid event in 2004, and I've been helping others become event planners ever since. Today, my event courses have helped thousands of people - just like you - become an event planner.

I know what it really takes to be an event planner and what it takes to not just attract clients, but get them to hire and pay you too.

And I can help you focus on the key elements you need to know to boost your chances of getting your first client(s).
"Thank you so much for all the materials in How to Be an Event Planner. I had no events and no direction. Four months later, I have 3 concerts for 200-400 attendees, 3 large community events and a 2-day children's festival! I gave my job notice yesterday!"
Amanda  / Canada
“I received so much useful
information that I can use to plan
my events. I don’t regret spending
the money at all!”
Nina / Slovenia
"After registering for How to Be an Event Planner, I received my first PAID wedding contract. I seriously would never have had the confidence or skills to do this without your course!"
Dayna / USA
Planning events is about more than just organizational skills. It's about how you create meaningful experiences using your event skills.

It's about building strong relationships with clients and vendors.

It's about planning events that you love and are passionate about...

with a process for planning each event that will give you confidence when talking to clients, help you identify good vendors and make a profit!
Getting started doesn't have to be slow or tough
(and you don't have to spend a lot of money either)
You can have all the skills in the world, but if you don't have the right event skills or know how to plan events properly and speak the lingo with vendors and clients, then all your effort is for nothing.

So, if you're struggling to be an event planner, chances are doing MORE research online isn't going to help you. It's time you take action!

"...since registering, I have created a business plan, registered my business, worked with a graphic designer on branding and a logo, figured out my pricing structure, and created a marketing plan. In just 3 months, I am further ahead in my business than I would have been without the program."
Tyese / USA
"I had a plan on where I wanted to take my business, but I didn’t know how to get there. This was my guide and gave me the steps I needed to get the clients I wanted. I know I chose the right program!"
Monica / Australia

"The marketing training was a highlight for me. I loved that we could share real-life experiences and had accountability."
Marie-Christine / Lebanon
So many amazing, event planners struggle to get started. Why?

Because they don’t have the confidence, knowledge, skills or know-how to get clients. So they waste TONS of time day-dreaming about becoming an event planner (or doing MORE online research), instead of just taking the RIGHT steps to actually get there.

Is this you?

It doesn't have to be.

There is a better way.

Just like Tysese, Monica and can start a new and exciting event career too.
Hi there, I'm Melanie Woodward


In How to Be an Event Planner, I'll walk you step-by-step through the entire process to become an event planner. With quality videos (that aren't too long!), growth exercises and real-life examples along the way,  you'll have the skills in no-time, so you can start getting hired.

Your clients are waiting for you!
I've been planning events since 2004 (well, since my 12th birthday really!) and I've planned events around the world and have worked with:
Hollywood Celebrities
Professional Athletes
International Brands
But, I didn't stop there! I'm the owner and creator of Event Planning Blueprint and I've been featured on Eventbrite, International Business Times, The Boston Globe, CBS MoneyWatch, and more.

Throughout the course of planning events, working with clients and vendors, I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't, and how to get clients to hire you.

Since starting Event Planning Blueprint in 2013, I've applied a lot of what I know and I've taught thousands of event planners -- helping them get started, plan their first events and get paid for their events -- some even quit their day-jobs to plan events full-time!

That's why I created How to Be an Event Planner... to help you learn from my successes (and a few failures) getting my own event career started. 
I've helped thousands of executive assistants, child care workers, ex-military, marketers, nurses, police offers, small business owners, florists, dance professionals, project managers, corporate event planners, hospitality managers, educators, stay-at-home-moms, and many more from around the world become event planners.
Real People. Planning Real Events.
"Melanie and her incredible expertise encouraged me to follow my dreams, being pleasantly persistent and daring me to be different. Her support is unlike any other and to be honest, she is one of the most talented in the event industry!"
Addie  / USA
"I never imagined having someone walk me through every step of the way! When she said step-by-step, she meant it."
Aliya / USA
"If you’re going to be successful then you have to take action and this program helped me do that..."
Bennie / USA
How to Be an Event Planner is the most popular
event planning course that takes you by the hand
(as in step 1, 2, 3) to start planning events today
Here's What You'll Learn:
How to Be an Event Planner is broken down into 4 core modules (19 lessons), so you get the most from the course.
Each module comes with training videos, growth exercises, checklists, calculators or worksheets all inside our online member's area. These downloadable exercises give you the freedom to learn on the go!
Event Fundamentals
In this module, you'll build a roadmap to guide everything you do so it supports your vision, goals and events. Discover how to avoid the common mistakes that will derail your results right from the start.
By the end of this module, you'll have a clear plan in place for all your events so you can clearly show clients how you help them and what value you bring to their events.
     Understanding the importance of your event objective 
         so you're providing value and know what's really important to your client
     Preparing and managing your event budget and clearly understand your workback schedule so your clients can rely on you
     Identifying your perfect client and who you want to work with so you're not wasting time (or money)
     Gain the confidence to talk to your client about their
           event budget
Vendors & Venues
In this module, you'll discover industry expertise and unlock the secret to creating value for your clients, vendor relationships and your events.
By the end of this module, you'll understand how to work with vendors and venues so you feel confident answering client and vendor questions and have confidence in your skills.
     Choose the perfect venue for your event, and become expertly
           versed on venue capacity and client needs

     Feel capable working with vendors, coordinating
           food and beverage, booking speakers, and organizing transportation

     Learn how to prioritize venue size, food & beverage 
           purchases, and room set up (includes a site-inspection checklist)

     Understand how to maintain a safe event, from start to finish so you don't have unexpected accidents or injuries to manage

     Manage any issue thrown your way, from handling cultural
           sensitivities to diffusing potentially disruptive situations
The Profit Plan
In this module, you'll learn to deliver great customer experiences by properly managing client expectations. With some simple and easy to use tools, you'll manage your events (and money) like a pro!
By the end of this module, you'll be planning profitable events so you never feel like you failed or lost money.
     Avoid “scope creep” by setting concrete boundaries, so you
           can stick to the exact amount of time you agreed on

     Clearly explain your value so clients understand why they
          should hire you 

     Create other revenue streams, so you can increase your income and you're not stressed about money

     Identify whether or not your events will (or won't!) make money

     Set your hourly rate so you're making money on every event you plan
The Marketing Plan
In this crucial module, find your marketing sweet spot and make your marketing effortless. Hone your message so it really connects with your perfect clients.
By the end of this module, and no matter what your budget, you'll create a marketing plan that attracts the right kind of clients and allows for continued growth.
     Decide which niche to focus on so you get specific about marketing your event services - the right way
     Promote your events in a way that attracts clients and makes your clients hire you again and again...AND refer you, too
     Understand the difference between in-house and 
            out-of-house event management (and why that's important when getting started)
     Sell your event services in a way that is confident, clear, and effective (NOT pushy or robotic)
     Handle client objections that have stopped you from getting hired in the past
Get the following when you enroll today...
Sales Training ($250)
Book more events by learning how to handle common client objections and learn why (and how to be) proactive when it comes to client concerns.

You'll have the key to creating long-term raving fans and know how to connect with prospects and clients in a way that's natural to you.

Business Start-Up Training ($97)
Want to start an event business but struggling to know what to do first?

 This 1-hour lesson gives you clarity and identifies the 5 key areas to focus on first in your event business so you're Starting Strong. 

Lifetime Access
With lifetime access to the entire course, retake it anytime, from anywhere 24/7.

Member's Community ($600)
Ask questions and get help right away, so you don't have to waste hours researching or spend weeks doing the wrong thing. You'll have your problem solved right away and a community that understands you.

How to Be an Event Planner is the only course that gives you everything you need to successfully start your event career. Including industry knowledge and necessary skills to plan any type of event, market your events (& price your services properly)

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 planning as one of the 5th most stressful jobs in the
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"This program is full of valuable information and offered me the information and mentorship I'd been looking for."
Michaela / USA

"Melanie has taken all the guesswork out of creating these practical, easy to use event training tools!"
Tanya / Canada

“Within 3 months of joining, I got 4 new event clients with contracts signed. Having a trainer and mentor that is an expert in the industry really, really helps. It’s a very good investment and you will get ROI.“
Eliza / USA
What Students Say About How to Be an Event Planner
"Very clear, easy to follow and specific tips."

"I like how each module builds on the previous module. I also like the pre-planning - finding your perfect client, building a budget, etc."
"Your quick responses, the workbooks, the files, the worksheets, and the presentation are easy to understand. I am glad I invested in this one!"
"I like the work back schedule and all the content in the bonuses section. I like how easy it is to follow the content."

"I love the level of interaction."

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“I’m more professional with my clients and I'm confident with my planning skills.”
Koren / USA

"I was on the verge of giving up my dream, but as a result of How to Be an Event Planner I’m more self-confident and know it’s OK not to know everything as you get started.”
Sharon / USA
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"Thanks for sharing your knowledge, thoughts, wisdom, and for being so real and fun!”
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"I'm now working on more events with more clients, and I have more confidence..."
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"Thanks to Melanie my business is more profitable, I spend more time with my family and I am energized about the future... "
Julien / Canada
How to Be an Event Planner is the most popular
event planning course that takes you by the hand
(as in step 1, 2, 3) to start planning events today!
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