2019 is coming to a close.

People are slowing down.

But, your event planning schedule is only getting ramped up.

In fact:

You’ve got a full schedule over the next 6 months to get into order.

Calls, schedules, plans, and so much more await you on the other side of New Year’s Eve.

And a single question looms over your thoughts:

“How Can I Get Better in 2020?”

Well, Platinum Speakers Agency has you covered.

Here are the 5 Ways You Can Start of 2020 With Confidence:

Start 2020 With Confidence

#1. Review 2019

Before you move forward into 2020, take a few hours to look back on 2019.

What are your biggest successes?

What are your biggest lessons learned?

How will you adjust in 2020 to apply the lessons learned to better yourself and your event planning?

Make your notes action items to improve on for 2020 so that they don’t end up swept under the rug as soon as Jan 1, 2020 knocks on your door.

#2. Set Goals For 2020

You know how to do this, setting goals comes natural to you. You’re an event planner. Goals inform your ability to organize, plan, and schedule events.

What are your goals as a person and as a professional?

Make sure to set specific goals and attach timelines/deadlines to them.

For example:

“I will plan, organize, schedule, and execute 3 events by the end of each quarter in 2020, totaling 12 events for the year.”

Do the same thing for personal goals:

“I will spend at least 5 hours per week on self care to recharge and regenerate my energy as an event planner, parent, and spouse.”

Remember, specific goals with a deadline attached to them increase your chances of achieving the milestone much higher.

#3. Set Specific Goals For Your Events

Let’s dig in deeper to your actual events.

What could you have done better with specific events?

What did you do great at with specific events?

Take the lessons learned and set milestone or notes to better deliver on your promises as an event planner.

For most, identifying a portion of their events they are lacking on is a great way to get specific and be able to set a deadline on it.

For example:

“I’m going to increase pre-event check-in satisfaction scores 3% by the end of each quarter, totaling 12% by 2020 year’s end.”

Set your event specific goals.

What’s more, you can turn these lessons into branded content online.

This way you’re not the only one learning from your lessons of 2019.

#4. Set Specific Networking Goals

Event planning, speaking, and everything in between leverages a close-knit network.

While there are only so many stages speakers can present from, we’re all in this together to advance and assist humanity.

Set specific networking goals to achieve so that you can continue to grow your net worth.

#5. Practice Saying “No”

2020 might be a big year for you, if you learn how to say “no” and practice it.

“No” is a powerful word. It helps you set boundaries. It helps you communicate what you will or won’t do. And it gives you the ability to choose which events and who you work with.

Keep “no” in mind when a partnership, event venue, or speaking deal ventures outside of what your expectations and boundaries are. You do not have to say “yes” to every opportunity to be a successful event planner.

Instead, saying “no” more often will help you focus in on what you want and create exclusivity around yourself in the industry.

Say “no” on purpose and with intent throughout 2020.


Your 2020 is up to you. Your decision to get better starts with you. And your ability to evolve and advance as a human, well, it’s on your shoulders. Own it and make 2020 your best year yet.

Here are the 5 takeaways from the article today:

  1. Review 2019
  2. Set Goals For 2020
  3. Set Specific Goals For Your Events
  4. Set Specific Networking Goals
  5. Practice Saying No

As an event planner, you’re probably in high demand right now. A new year is on the horizon. And you probably need speakers for your events. Before you dive into your research, network, or social media pages, give the roster of speakers at Platinum Speakers Agency a look.

We’ve got some of the best keynote speakers out there ready to take your event to the next level.

Contact us today to schedule a pre-discovery call to learn more about our speakers as potential presenters at your event.

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