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The Planners on Purpose Podcast is created for dedicated and passionate event planners facing burnout yet seeking to elevate their event leadership skills within the dynamic meeting and event industry. Join Naomi for a transformative exploration, she will be your guide to rediscovering your passion and purpose. 
 
Learn to navigate the challenges of event planning with renewed focus, reclaim lost time, and align with your personal goals. If you're yearning to reduce stress, enhance your well-being, and prevent burnout, Naomi will empower you to unveil your leadership potential, boost productivity, and strike a harmonious balance in both your professional and personal life.

Planners on Purpose Podcast Naomi Tucker, CMP

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

The Planners on Purpose Podcast is created for dedicated and passionate event planners facing burnout yet seeking to elevate their event leadership skills within the dynamic meeting and event industry. Join Naomi for a transformative exploration, she will be your guide to rediscovering your passion and purpose. 
 
Learn to navigate the challenges of event planning with renewed focus, reclaim lost time, and align with your personal goals. If you're yearning to reduce stress, enhance your well-being, and prevent burnout, Naomi will empower you to unveil your leadership potential, boost productivity, and strike a harmonious balance in both your professional and personal life.

    Event Planners, Give Yourself Permission to Do Something Different

    Event Planners, Give Yourself Permission to Do Something Different

    This episode invites you to do something different in your life, especially if you can sense an imbalance happening that is affecting you.

    Event planners have no problem understanding burnout and its implications, however, many times when it comes down to making the decisions that are needed to make necessary changes we doubt ourselves. 

    Doing something different gives you the permission to make those key changes. And it doesn't have to be big changes in your life. You can make very small changes that make a big impact on you. 

    Naomi discusses how you can give yourself permission so that you can come to work filled with joy, and passion, and ready to do your best work.

     Thank you so much for listening, stay on purpose!
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    • 5 min
    Event Planner Burnout Is Not Inevitable

    Event Planner Burnout Is Not Inevitable

    Burnout is not inevitable? However, many event industry professionals think that it is. With so much pressure in the industry, combined with unreasonable expectations, lack of boundaries, and high volumes, burnout is a very common result.
     
    Burnout shouldn't be inevitable in the industry, because it is preventable. If burnout is preventable, then finding ways to proactively address burnout in our lives and in our organizations is a solution worth pursuing.

    However, it's not just about learning how to prevent burnout and overwhelm, it's about taking the direction and doing the actions necessary to prevent burnout. Many event professionals struggle with this.

    This episode will give some insights into how we can understand burnout better to have the necessary conversations that we need to have to be the change we want to see,     

    Links and Resources
    Purpose Call with Naomi
    Banish Burnout Challenge (fall waitlist)
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    • 12 min
    5 Reasons Why Getting Your CMP Is Important to Your Career

    5 Reasons Why Getting Your CMP Is Important to Your Career

    If you're an event professional that's looking to level up your career, then getting your Certified Meeting Professional Designation, may be the boost that you need.

    In this episode, Naomi shares 5 reasons why getting your CMP is important to your career. If you're struggling with deciding what your next step should be in your career, then the reasons given in this podcast may help you make this decision.

    One of the main reasons that getting your CMP is so beneficial is that it gives you additional knowledge about the event industry that you can find applicable to your role. Also, no one has to mention the potential salary benefits and leadership opportunities that will come your way.

    Jump into this episode, and leave us a message on what makes you most excited on getting your CMP.     

    Links and Resources
    Planners on Purpose CMP Study Group

    Thank you for listening, please stay on purpose!
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    • 8 min
    Why Word-of-Mouth Marketing Is Still Crucial + How to Employ It with Ashley Stanford

    Why Word-of-Mouth Marketing Is Still Crucial + How to Employ It with Ashley Stanford

    In this episode, we delve into the dynamic world of event marketing strategies with the accomplished Ashley Stanford, a seasoned Digital Marketing Consultant and Freelancing Expert. With over 15 years of expertise in the digital marketing realm, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights that are sure to resonate with professionals in the Events & Entertainment sector.

    About Ashley Stanford
    Our guest, Ashley Stanford, is not just a digital marketing maven but also the EVP of Client Strategy at TicketSocket and the Vice President and Co-Founder of Ice Cream Social. Her extensive experience spans across various industries, including Events & Entertainment, Medical Device/Healthcare, and Finance Technology sectors. Ashley's passion lies in crafting strategic marketing plans and optimizing tactics to drive tangible results for her clients.

    Episode Highlights
    In this engaging discussion, Ashley sheds light on the intricacies of effective event marketing strategies. She shares her journey of conceptualizing TicketSocket—a unique solution born out of the need to revolutionize traditional marketing channels in the ticketing industry. Ashley emphasizes the importance of word-of-mouth marketing in today's digital landscape and unveils how Ice Cream Social's innovative referral widget gamifies the online referral process, driving substantial results for businesses.

    Ashley advocates for a holistic approach to marketing, where word-of-mouth initiatives complement existing channels such as SMS, email, and social media ads. She underscores the significance of incentivizing partners and understanding demographic nuances to maximize the impact of word-of-mouth campaigns.

    Furthermore, Ashley offers invaluable insights into effective communication strategies, emphasizing the need for transparency and proactive engagement, especially during challenging situations such as event cancellations or setbacks.

    Delving into a personal anecdote, Ashley candidly shares her experiences of overcoming burnout, highlighting the importance of self-care and resilience in navigating professional challenges.

    Links and Resources
    The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte
    Ice Cream Social and TicketSocket
    Ashley Stanford on LinkedIn

    Thank you so much for listening, come back soon, and stay on purpose!
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    • 36 min
    How to Be an Effective Advocate for the Meeting & Event Industry

    How to Be an Effective Advocate for the Meeting & Event Industry

    This episode will showcase how to be an effective advocate in the event industry. Advocacy in the meeting and event planning industry plays a very important role, one that everyone can actively participate in. 

    Showing public support for your industry to family, friends, and your community can garner support in times when the industry needs it most. 

    This episode shows that you can be an advocate in several different ways. Here are some of the areas that are explained:
    Aligning with partner organizationsGet involved in advocacy, educate, and shareTeach or speak in a meeting and event management or hospitality program Recruit for the industry, provide direction to connections and educationGuide others to the appropriate certification within the industryGet involved politicallyParticipate in Global Meetings Industry Day It doesn't take a big effort to be an advocate in the meetings industry. All it takes is for each of us to do our parts so that we can see our industry continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

    Links and Resources   
    Global Meetings Industry Day Event Registration
    Global Meetings Industry Day Toolkit
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    • 19 min
    Takeaways from CMP Advance 2024

    Takeaways from CMP Advance 2024

    In this episode, let's dive into the highlights from CMP Advance 2024, the go-to conference for Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs).
    Conference Rundown: CMP Advance, hosted by the Event Industry Council in Toronto, offers a packed agenda spanning two to three days, tailored to align with CMP domains. It's a prime opportunity for CMPs to level up their skills and connect with peers.
    Key Insights:
    AI Integration: Sean Kanungo's keynote urges CMPs to embrace AI's role in the industry and prepare future professionals for its impact.Global Certification Impact: Panels emphasize CMP's global reach, setting industry standards and fostering connections worldwide.Focus on Mental Health: Discussions spotlight holistic wellness for both planners and attendees, recognizing the importance of self-care.Strategic Planning vs. Project Management: Breakout sessions provide practical guidance on maximizing productivity and effective delegation.Human Connection in Events: Sessions highlight the significance of building genuine connections and memorable experiences for attendees.Networking and Community: CMP Advance offers a professional yet relaxed environment for CMPs to network, exchange insights, and build lasting relationships within the industry.Continuing Education: Naomi encourages CMPs to consider CMP Advance as a valuable resource for ongoing professional development and staying ahead in the ever-evolving world of event planning.As you navigate your journey in event planning, remember to keep CMP Advance on your radar for invaluable learning opportunities and industry connections. Stay tuned for more episodes, and until next time, keep planning with purpose!

    Links and Resources
    Wellness Wheel – Simple Tool for Well-Being
    Planners on Purpose CMP Study Group
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    • 20 min

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Awesome content

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Relatable advice!

Plan it on a Post-it Naomi brings such a relatable voice. She brings advice and her own experience to this podcast, her knowledge in leadership, planning, and being a healthy individuals and human being! Thank you!

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