Monday, December 29, 2014

The Perfect New Years Resolution for Every Event Professional

It’s no surprise that New Years Resolutions are hard to come by and often, even harder to keep. Coming up with a resolution that actually means something to you can be difficult - no one likes the ol’ fall back, “get in the gym” - so for 2015, Inspherio is giving you a New Years Resolution. (You’re welcome!)

Ready? It’s simple: Get your event business right. Don’t choose between organization and success - have them BOTH, with Inspherio. 

From makeup artists and entertainment to planner extraordinaire, if you are a professional in the Event or Wedding business, you probably find that you have less hours in the day than everybody else. You are way too busy preparing for all of your events and clients to worry about all the meticulous details necessary to run your business properly. PS: Don’t worry, you’re not alone; literally thousands of event professionals are not taking advantage of the full potential of their business.

The common trade-off occurs when you either decide to go after more work and make more money or instead, devote less time to new jobs and more time organizing your business.

Thanks to Inspherio, 2015 is finally the year you’re going to get your business on track and running more efficient than ever. You no longer have to choose between staying organized and staying busy with new jobs. Inspherio allows you to manage your leads from start to finish as well as manage your finances, receive online payments, send electronic contracts, schedule employees, and so much more!

With a web-based event management software program for any type of Event Professional, you can stay busy doing what you love, because Inspherio is designed to help you take care of all those tedious behind the scenes details. Just think of how beneficial it would be to manage your entire business from one program.

Holy Hectic! I believe that’s how most of you Event Industry Professionals describe your days. But take a second here...It’s 2015; stop pushing the paper and get in control with Inspherio’s new event technology. I have a sneaky suspicion you’ll be keeping this resolution.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays, From Inspherio!

Merry Christmas!

From the Team at Inspherio, we would like to wish each of our users a very Merry Christmas! We hope that your holiday season is merry and bright, and that you are able to spend some quality time with your loved ones during this special time of year!
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Monday, December 22, 2014

How To Stay Productive During The Holidays

It’s almost 2015, and that’s all I can think of! The Holidays are finally among us with presents to buy, parties, hosting, traveling, and those far off New Year’s resolutions - it’s all too exciting. But, but, but, but, there are still work days in the week and the day-to-day tasks that have to happen, especially in the Inspherio office! Instead of letting your work day results suffer or that of your teams, refocus and concentrate on getting everything, from business to the holidays, done in time. If you are anything like me, these tips will help you through the next few weeks!

  1. 1. Create Lists: I am a list-o-manic; it exists, I swear. Gather all the information and write down EVERYTHING you need to buy and do. Food to get, presents, wrapping paper, butter, everything, it will help. (Pro Tip: It would also help if you made separate lists of individual stores and list only everything you have to buy from there). 

  2. 2. Beat the Rush. Plan Ahead: At work, focus on work. When you are home, make your plans and schedules so you aren’t doing everything at the last minute. From Christmas to after New Years, schedule out shopping trips, holiday parties, etc, so that your business hours are devoted to actual business. 

  3. 3. Ask for Help: Yes! It’s the Holidays, it’s the time to lend a hand and ask for a hand. If you are finding yourself stressed and spending your work day thinking of everything that still needs to get done for that holiday soiree in 5 days, ask family or friends for help. 

  4. 4. Organize Your Work Day: Seriously, truly organize your work day. What HAS to happen by lunch or by the time you go home. Forget about what is a few days away in your social calendar and focus on your tasks and get to work! Morning is your most productive time, so get what’s most important done when you get in - maybe you’ll even find some time to make another Holiday list! (I’m telling you, they get addicting.) 

  5. 5. Avoid Distractions and Multitasking: As I say, “put on the blinders.” Don’t juggle personal and work-related tasks at the same time. Definitely don’t check your personal email for holiday cards or your social media to see how Tiffany from Yoga is already off and on vacation. Stay focused and in the zone. 

  6. 6. Speaking of Vacation, You’re Not on Yours Yet: I know that I get ahead of myself and start listing and packing for my New Years trip a week before Christmas, but I try to keep myself in check. Follow suit! You won’t have a vacation next year if you don’t do your work this year. 

  7. 7. Most Important, Remember What the Holidays are All About: It’s a time for family and love and a season of celebration. This should be the most joyful time of the year, so if you have to, take a deep breath, regroup, and realize what all of this is for. This time does not have to be chaotic - remember that. 

It can be tough to find that balance between work and life, and it only gets harder during the Holidays. Presents for the loved ones, cookies for the kiddos, it gets overwhelming but your job and your work tasks should be at the top of your list. Everyone shares a similar vacation schedule at the end of the year and it should be clear what needs to be accomplished before you go. So instead of working over vacation or spending Christmas Eve stuck in the office because you have projects to finish, finish the year strong! Give a gift to yourself of staying organized, focused, and you will get to enjoy your holiday season even more!

Any more tips on how you stay focused? Let me know!
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