Looking For #eventprofs Guest Bloggers!

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Dear #Eventprofs industry leaders!

I am looking for industry leaders that would be interested in writing a guest post on my blog, specifically under one or both of the following categories;

  1. Event Horror Stories – AKA Learning Experiences
  2. How I Got Started In The Events Industry – Inspirational Stories & Tips For Students

My hope is that we can begin collecting a variety of stories that can be used by event management students as case studies or for discussion within the classroom. This way they can learn from our mistakes and use our stories as learning opportunities. Each post should contain a body and should end with the following bullets or sections;

Horror Stories

  • What I Learned From This Experience

How I Got Started

  • What Helped Me Succeed
  • Tips For Event Management Students Entering The Industry

Other topics are more than welcome, so don’t hesitate to send me any ideas you have about stories that can be shared with students.

If you are interested in guest blogging, kindly comment on this post below or send me a DM via Twitter.

I really appreciate you taking time to read this invitation and considering writing a post for my blog. Your contribution will help students not only in my program, but also from programs throughout the world.

Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Mike Granek, CSEP

Author: Mike Granek, MBA, CSEP

Michael Granek, MBA,CSEP,PID is a successful entrepreneur and an award winning event producer with two decades of experience in the special events and entertainment industry as well as in business. Michael brings a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree with Management Consulting specialization, a Diploma in Adult Instruction (PID), and is an internationally Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP). For a complete bio, please visit: www.granek.com

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  1. Absolutely!! It would be a great contribution! I will send you an email with my contact details shortly.

  2. If you’re interested in perspectives on sustainable events let me know. Would be honoured to contribute 🙂

  3. Hi Mike – would be happy to help you out, either submitting some writing myself, or by getting a colleague from our office to write for you.
    Are you still looking for submissions?
    you can email me directly if easier.


  4. I’d be happy to guest blog – thanks for the ask Mike. Let me know what the deadline is and any other relevant details.
    Best, Karran

  5. Thank Liz!

    Here is the program description:

    The Event Management Diploma Program is a one-year, four-quarter intensive program designed to prepare students to enter the professional and corporate world of special events. Reaching a number of industry sectors including the tourism, entertainment, and meetings industries, graduates have a wide range of opportunities and career paths presented to them. With industry professionals as instructors and relevant coursework, students receive the most relevant and industry-specific education available. Working hard to promote professionalism, ethics, and growth in the special events industry, as well as to develop opportunities for students, The Art Institute of Vancouver is a proud member of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Canadian Special Events Society (CSES), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

    Teaching a Higher Standard
    Students enrolled in the program are being taught to a higher standard to prepare them for entry-level coordinator positions within the industry. The Event Management Diploma Program has worked with the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council to provide curriculum that teaches to Event Management International Occupational Standards. These standards have been developed in a collaborative effort from a large group of authors and event management professionals from around the world, and have been endorsed by our local employer based Professional Advisory Committee (PAC).

    List Of Courses
    EVM100 – Food & Beverage Services
    EVM101 – Essential Software
    EVM102 – Project Management & Strategic Planning
    EVM103 – Business Communications
    EVM104 – Stakeholder Management & Measuring Return
    EVM200 – Financial Management & Administration
    EVM201 – Human Resources Management
    EVM202 – Site Management & On-Site Operations
    EVM203 – Event Marketing
    EVM204 – Customer Service, Sales & Relationship Building
    EVM300 – Risk Management & Law
    EVM301 – Technical Production
    EVM302 – Event Design
    EVM303 – Sponsorship & Program Funding
    EVM304 – Proposals & Presentations
    EVM400 – Destination Management, Meetings, Conferences & Trade Shows
    EVM401 – Practical Application
    EVM402 – Ethics & Professionalism
    EVM403 – Public Relations
    EVM404 – Professional Development

    Students are being prepared for entry level positions within the industry. Most have little experience other than volunteer work that they do during the program. You can speak to attitude, professionalism, or those kind of things if you’d like.

    As for timeline – whenever you can! There is no specific deadline.

    Thanks again for your help!! I really appreciate it.

  6. Mike – I appreciate the offer and am more than happy to blog for your site. Would you mind sharing a bit more about your program? I’d love to make sure the article is targeted. Also – what kind of timeline are you working with? Thanks again for this opportunity!

  7. I’d be happy to guest blog for you. Thanks for asking. Let me know what to do next.

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