You can tell a lot about a company (whether good or bad) by looking at the people who run it. Wedding Market Expo founders Bev Egidi and Linda Smith showed their true colors during the final 2013 regional conference tour in Atlanta, GA., on October 22-24, 2013. Personal, authentic, humorous, generous and professional (no shades of gray with these gals!) are words that describe this dynamic duo, whose first year of bringing wedding experts from around the country to teach wedding professional how to sharpen their skills and execute fabulous weddings, was a smashing hit.
Among the top industry leaders speaking at the conference were Alan Berg, Andy Ebon, BB Webb, Mike Walter, and so many others whose knowledge and expertise left all the attendees hungering for more. Our first day of sessions covered the importance of living a balanced life and replenishing our creative energy through eating right, exercising, and setting boundaries for ourselves, family and clients. Andy Ebon used the phrase FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), which many professional suffer from by constantly checking cell phones, emails, Facebook updates and Twitter messages. His advice: Slow down, be more aware, and say thank you!
Day two was as spectacular as day one. Alan Berg covered the importance of printed materials, branding and convey your company’s message in a clear, consistent and concise manner. Alan spent time critiquing attendee’s business cards (those who were brave enough), giving invaluable advice on standing out and making a lasting impression on potential clients. On day three attendees were wowed by the vivacious BB Webb, whose energy, presence and personal triumph exploded on the stage during her presentation on how to plan your success. Her thought provoking questions made us reevaluate our purpose and find our twirl!
From the moment the conference started until the end, there was non-stop wisdom and positive energy flowing from each person. The networking opportunities were plentiful and many took advantage of the onsite one-on-one website reviews. Some of the favorite vendors were Made You Look Photography, Crave Pie Studios, and TabletToppers Inc.
Words don’t begin to convey the experience of attending the Wedding Market Expo 2013. Bev and Linda’s thoughtfulness in developing this conference was evident in the session topics, presenters, sponsors and vendors. If you want to be inspired, renewed and motivated to be the best, join us at Wedding Market Expo 2014 and expect to be changed!