136 episodes

Real wedding vendors share their tips and tricks for surviving and thriving in this one of a kind industry. Hosted by Megan Gillikin of A Southern Soiree Wedding Planning, you'll hear guests share their secrets on marketing, the client experience, networking, community, sales, and more - and you might even hear some crazy wedding stories along the way!

Weddings for Real Megan Gillikin

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Real wedding vendors share their tips and tricks for surviving and thriving in this one of a kind industry. Hosted by Megan Gillikin of A Southern Soiree Wedding Planning, you'll hear guests share their secrets on marketing, the client experience, networking, community, sales, and more - and you might even hear some crazy wedding stories along the way!

    Words Matter: Inclusive Language in the Wedding Industry, with Taylor Griffith from Lemon Tree Editorial

    Words Matter: Inclusive Language in the Wedding Industry, with Taylor Griffith from Lemon Tree Editorial

    Today we’re talking all about inclusive language - what to say and what not to say in what has historically been a very bride centric, straight, thin, pretty, white, and rich industry. As Taylor Griffith from Lemon Tree Editorial points out, that’s not what the world looks like, so it’s time to make some changes - on our websites, on our social media, in our contracts, and even in our speech.

    • 41 min
    Tips for Improving Your Wedding Consultations, with Sam Jacobson

    Tips for Improving Your Wedding Consultations, with Sam Jacobson

    Today we’re talking to Sam Jacobson from Ideaction Consulting about the sales process, how to empathize with your clients right now and what you should NOT be doing when it comes to the initial consultation….and Sam’s going to be sharing some easy actionable shifts you can make ASAP.  If you remember, Sam was on the podcast back in 2019 for one of the fan favorites, Episode 73, The Four Buying Types.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Is Work/Life Balance Possible in the Wedding Industry?

    Is Work/Life Balance Possible in the Wedding Industry?

    Join me on this solo episode where I give you 7 tips for balancing it all - life, business, family, personal pursuits. We're all works in progress, and no one has figured it out, but I have some ideas that can help.

    • 21 min
    What is Entrepreneurship Costing You? (She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts)

    What is Entrepreneurship Costing You? (She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts)

    Today we're sharing an episode previously published on the She Creates Business Podcast with Kinsey Roberts.

    From SCB:

    I'm honored to welcome back to the podcast, my friend and fellow podcaster, Megan Gillikin.

    Megan and I have recently had many, hard, and truthful conversations about what owning a business and being entrepreneurs have cost us.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    How are You Diversifying to Survive 2020 and Thrive in 2021?

    How are You Diversifying to Survive 2020 and Thrive in 2021?

    It’s August 2020, five months removed from our two-week pause that we were supposed to have in March.  That’s about half of your year that has probably gone up in flames, and let’s be honest, you’re probably not going to meet your goals for 2020. 

    So what are you doing about it?

    Dixie Bagley from Rome Georgia has 8 businesses, all in the hospitality industry, and we’re going to talk about what you can do to diversify through this pandemic.

    • 34 min
    Come Join The Planner's Vault - Free Survival Guide Training August 5th

    Come Join The Planner's Vault - Free Survival Guide Training August 5th

    Have your wedding planning goals gone up in flames in 2020? Come join me Wednesday, Aug 5th at 8:30 pm EST for a free training on How to Stay Alive & Thrive During The Most Important Engagement Season of Your Career Despite Pandemics, Cancellations, & Reschedules - YIKES!

    Come join our webinar training (sign up at https://www.theplannersvault.com/survive2020) and sign up to be in the amazing Planner's Vault community!

    • 5 min

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