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5 KEYS OF EVENT PLANNING Dear Busy Event Planner, If you are anything like many of the Event Planners I know, you have amazing passion, great ideas, and the determination to see those ideas through! But we all know the reality of bringing those ideas to life with a busy schedule, limited resources, and a lack of support can be an all-consuming, exhausting task. There can be days when you don't even have time to catch your breath let alone catch a few minutes for lunch! Since I started Candy Event Consulting in 2008, I have been inviting Event Planners to create, connect, and collaborate! It has been my goal and joy to inspire ANYONE planning or promoting events to implement strong plans - and just the right new ideas - to make their events positively irresistible and unforgettable. Or, as I say, SWEET! :D My 5 Keys of Event Planning have become a way to capture five key areas critical to successful event planning. The 5 Keys have sparked discussion in on and offline workshops and training and have become the basis of our "Planning Departments" in our fresh and fun resource, Moments Magazine - Event Planning Ideas + Inspiration. Now, in The Event Planners Keep Calm Coloring Book you are holding, we invite you to have some fun with the 5 Keys. When you feel you're at the end of your planning rope it might be time to add YOURSELF and YOUR WELLBEING to your critical path. I'm excited to see Event Planners around the world grab their colored pencils, choose a favorite page from this book, settle into their comfy chairs, calm their minds, and create something colorful. It's time to set your inner artist free! Just remember to Keep Calm and Color On!

Lisa Gareau Event Coach + Community Collaborator

Candy Event Consulting TF: 1-800-560-8180 E: Lisa@CandyConsulting.ca W: CandyConsulting.ca


You will gain confidence as you learn to clarify the purpose of your event, communicate a clear vision, and develop a workable plan to keep your whole planning team, vendors, and partners on track.

Whatever your purpose, plan, or budget, it's important to develop cohesive promotional materials, eye catching invitations, and creative onsite dĂŠcor elements that will resonate with your guests.

Choosing a great venue helps to create an engaging atmosphere for guests and sets the tone for effective meetings or events. Managing your time will help you make the most of the space!

Getting the atmosphere right will go a long way to engaging your guests in a memorable event. Using the magic of music, video, sound, and lights will set the stage and awaken the senses!

Food and drink can make your event the talk of the town - for better or worse. Entertain your crowd well, small or large, with fresh food choices, delish delicacies, or funky and fun dishes and drinks. The Event Planners Keep Calm Coloring Book is Published by Candy Event Consulting, Inc. Š2018 Order Copies at CandyConsulting.ca/Candy-Store or Contact Us by calling 1-800-560-8180


It's not always easy to take time out to be creative. Congratulations for taking a step by setting YOUR inner artist free to roam through these pages. As serial creators we have both found ways to create for fun ... and create to make our communities better places to live. The world needs your creativity too! We hope you've enjoyed your experience of co-creating this coloring book with us. Without YOU the pages would be colorless and downright boring. Now it's time to set your inner artist free into the world, and when you do, know we'll be here cheering you on. Keep Calm and Color On!

Lisa & Dean


LISA GAREAU

CandyConsulting.ca As someone who has spent over 25 years planning and promoting events, Lisa understands the challenges that in-house and do-it-yourself planners face every day. Planners work hard behind the scenes to produce meaningful events and gatherings but want to know how to plan and promote them in more effective, creative, and affordable ways. Candy Event Consulting was born from a keen sense that many businesses, organizations, and groups simply needed an understanding, knowledgeable “friend” to offer insight, connections, and resources along the way. Now, based in Calgary, Lisa has created an international, inspirational place for anyone planning or promoting events to get the practical help they need. Her inclusive approach – along with her warmth, wisdom, and sense of humour – has now become her distinguishing factor in a very busy and competitive event industry.

DEAN STANTON

iLOVEstanton.com Dean Stanton, a native Calgarian, graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 1990, and began a career as an illustrator, painter, graphic designer, and astrophysicist. Okay, not the last one, but he has done just about anything you can think of. Dean works in traditional and digital media, in 2 or 3 dimensions, and has been pleasing the eyeballs of Calgarians and humans abroad for over 20 years. Working with and engaging the public is a specialty and has resulted in some great projects in Calgary and the US. Unfortunately, Dean’s plans for world domination cannot be stopped. Sorry. Happy collectors can be found across Canada, the US, Germany, Australia, England and Japan. Dean also offers oneof-a-kind event experiences - super awesome interactive works of art as envisioned by event organizers, and then created onsite by the guests!


THE EVENT PLANNERS

KEEP CALM COLORING BOOK

If you are anything like many of the Event Planners we know, you have amazing passion, great ideas, and the determination to see those ideas through! But we all know the reality of bringing those ideas to life with a busy schedule, limited resources, and a lack of support can be an allconsuming, exhausting task. There can be days when you don't even have time to catch your breath let alone catch a few minutes for lunch! As busy Event Planners it's hard to find time to add YOURSELF and YOUR WELLBEING to your critical path. Here's your chance to grab your colored pencils, find a comfy chair, choose a favorite page or two from this book, and color your busy event planning self from chaos to calm. It might be a little scary to set your inner artist free but don't worry - we'll be here cheering you on! KEEP CALM AND COLOR ON!

The Event Planners Keep Calm Coloring Book Published by Candy Event Consulting, Inc. Š2018 Order Additional Copies at CandyConsulting.ca/Candy-Store Contact Us at 1-800-560-8180 or at Info@CandyConsulting.ca

The Event Planners Keep Calm Coloring Book by Candy Event Consulting  

Purchase your copy at www.CandyConsulting.ca/Candy-Store • In The Event Planners Keep Calm Coloring Book, we invite you to have some fun wit...

The Event Planners Keep Calm Coloring Book by Candy Event Consulting  

Purchase your copy at www.CandyConsulting.ca/Candy-Store • In The Event Planners Keep Calm Coloring Book, we invite you to have some fun wit...