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How To Become An Event Planner Successfully
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1h 23m

Become an Event Planner: Learn the essential skills, gain certification, and excel in the events industry. Start your journey today!

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Aspiring event planners looking to enter the events industry
  • Individuals planning a career transition into event planning
  • Managers seeking to enhance their skills in event management

What you’ll learn:

  • Essential event planning skills and techniques
  • A thorough understanding of the event planning process from start to finish
  • Strategies for gaining experience and advancing in the event planning industry
  • Insights into continuing education and certification programs


  • No prior knowledge or experience is required to enroll in this course.

If you aspire to become an event planner and gain expertise in event management, our comprehensive course is perfect for you. Discover the steps to becoming an event planning professional and learn how to plan successful events in the dynamic event planning industry. This course will also equip you with the necessary knowledge to obtain event planning certification, making you a valuable asset in the field.

Are you interested in becoming a successful event planner and building a thriving event planning business? This beginner course, led by industry expert Jody-Ann Rowe, will provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to navigate the world of event planning and design unforgettable experiences.

Throughout this course, you will acquire the essential skills for conducting event research, performing needs assessments, and effectively planning various types of events. From corporate functions to social gatherings, you will learn how to bring people together and create memorable experiences through meticulous event design and execution.

In addition to the practical skills, you will also gain insights into the business side of event planning. Explore the various career paths within the event planning industry, including entry-level positions and advancement opportunities. Discover the importance of continuing education and specialized certifications, such as hospitality management and meeting management, to further enhance your credibility and expertise.

Here is an overview of the topics covered in this comprehensive event planning course:

  • Event Planning Basics: Introduction to event management and the events industry
  • Different Types of Events: Understanding the unique requirements of each event type
  • The 5 Phase Approach to Event Planning: Step-by-step guide for planning successful events
  • Event Goals and Objectives: Setting clear objectives to achieve desired outcomes
  • Event Stakeholders: Managing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Conducting a Needs Assessment: Identifying client requirements and preferences
  • Setting Measurable Objectives for Event Success: Establishing measurable benchmarks for evaluating event success
  • Defining Your Target Market and Demographics: Understanding your audience and tailoring events accordingly
  • S.W.O.T. Analysis: Analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in event planning
  • Selecting the Right Venue: Factors to consider when choosing the perfect event venue
  • Event Budgeting: Effective budget planning and financial management for events
  • Event Timeline and Critical Path Method: Creating comprehensive timelines for seamless event execution
  • Identifying and Mitigating Risks: Strategies for risk assessment and risk management in event planning
  • Event Design: Transforming event concepts into captivating designs and experiences
  • Event Marketing Strategies: Promoting events and reaching target audiences effectively
  • Obtaining Event Sponsors: Attracting sponsors to support and enhance your events
  • Evaluating an Event: Measuring event success and gathering feedback for improvement
  • Post-mortem Reporting: Analyzing event outcomes and identifying areas for future growth

Our Promise to You

Upon completing this course, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to embark on a successful career as an event planner. You will also be equipped with insights into obtaining event planning certifications and continuing your education to stay ahead in the ever-evolving events industry.

10-Day Money Back Guarantee. 10-Day Money Back Guarantee. If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with the course, simply contact us, and we will issue a full refund without any questions asked.

Enroll today and take the first step towards becoming a skilled event professional, starting your event planning business, and creating extraordinary experiences that leave a lasting impact.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - What Is Event Planning?
Lecture 1 – Course Overview 00:00:00
Lecture 2 – What Is Event Planning? 00:00:00
Lecture 3 – Different Types Of Events 00:00:00
Lecture 4 – The 5 Phase Approach To Event Planning 00:00:00
Section 2 - Where Do We Start?
Lecture 5 – Event Goals And Objectives 00:00:00
Lecture 6 – Event Stakeholders 00:00:00
Lecture 7 – Conducting A Needs Assessment 00:00:00
Lecture 8 – Setting Measurable Objectives For Event Success 00:00:00
Lecture 9 – Defining Your Target Market 00:00:00
Lecture 10 – Identifying Attendee Demographics 00:00:00
Section 3 - Planning For Success
Lecture 11 – S.W.O.T. Analysis 00:00:00
Lecture 12 – Sourcing And Evaluating Suppliers 00:00:00
Lecture 13 – Venue Selection 00:00:00
Lecture 14 – Creating An Event Budget 00:00:00
Lecture 15 – Developing An Event Timeline/Critical Path 00:00:00
Lecture 16 – Identifying And Mitigating Risk 00:00:00
Section 4 - Good Design Is the Silent Seller
Lecture 17 – Theme And Appearance 00:00:00
Lecture 18 – Creating A Storyboard 00:00:00
Lecture 19 – WOW Factor 00:00:00
Lecture 20 – Relevant Software And Tools 00:00:00
Section 5 - Show Me The Sponsors
Lecture 21 – Marketing Strategies 00:00:00
Lecture 22 – Social Media Marketing 00:00:00
Lecture 23 – Coordinating Media And PR 00:00:00
Lecture 24 – Sponsorship 00:00:00
Lecture 25 – Industry Trends And Marketing Tools 00:00:00
Section 6 - How Did We Do?
Lecture 26 – How To Evaluate An Event 00:00:00
Lecture 27 – Tips On Surveying Attendees 00:00:00
Lecture 28 – Obtaining Client Feedback 00:00:00
Lecture 29 – Post-Mortem Reporting 00:00:00
Section 7 - Practice Is The Best Of All Instructors
Lecture 30 – Careers In Event Planning And Management 00:00:00
Lecture 31 – CASE STUDY: Apply Your Knowledge 00:00:00

Course Review


400 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    My Personal review for the How to become a Successful Event Planner


    Hello- I am grateful this course was a avaiable on Skill Success. I found this course offering on Groupon and went from there. I learned alot took notes and screenshots. Downloaded every attachment. I got alot out of this course. So thank you for making it available.

  2. Anonymous

    Such a great, direct way to learn!


    I love this course! I learned so much, and excited about utilizing what I learned in the real world, and will work well with my new business! Thank you for having this for me!!

  3. Anonymous
    Deatrise Irving March 8, 2018 at 17:03 PM



    Loved this course and how detailed it was. Offered a wealth of information that I never knew about. This is great for someone just starting in Event Planning or someone with 10 years experience.

  4. Anonymous

    Fantastic course


    This is a very informative course. It is easy to follow with a lot of great information and leads.

  5. Anonymous
    Christina Tsionas January 8, 2018 at 11:39 AM

    Great course for the price


    Was a wonderful course. Easy to follow along to.


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